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The HWS Update

Last Friday, more than 140 students, faculty and staff members braved the frigid December waters of Seneca Lake for HWS’ first “Penguin Plunge.” Organized and planned by Hope House co-managers Caroline Dosky ’12 and Emily Rogowski ’12, the event raised more than $2,000, with participants including the Hope House and the Red Cross House; campus

The Latin American Organization recently hosted students from Geneva High School to experience a day in college. Director of Intercultural Affairs Alejandra Molina worked with Ryan Wagner, a graduate student who works at Geneva High School, to identify students who would most benefit from such an event. Wagner selected a dozen students who were struggling

The North Street School/Hobart and William Smith Storytelling Festival had its inaugural performance this semester, adding another unique component to Colleges’ efforts to work hand-in-hand with the community in the Geneva Partnership. The festival allowed 45 local third, fourth and fifth graders to learn how to create and perform stories with the help of HWS

This year, 11 HWS students volunteered their time and energy to a new program of Trinity Church in Geneva. Working as tutors for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from North and West Street Schools, the HWS students teamed up with another familiar HWS face-former Dean of Hobart College, Clarence Butler, who is now Trinity’s rector. A

This year, the Colleges’ Fourth Annual Community Barn Sale exceeded expectations with a current total of $4,783.40 raised. However,  a few donations are still trickling in from around the community so the final amount raised is expected to be slightly higher.  The day-long event took place on Thursday, May 21, in the Barn on St.Clair

It’s been 31 years since the Geneva Theatre Guild first performed on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. This summer, the Guild returns, albeit to a much different space than the Bartlett Theatre with which they are familiar. From July 9 through 12, the Geneva Players, comprised of community and professional actors, will perform

With more than two dozen sites in the Geneva area, ranging from the local Habitat for Humanity house to the little league field, first-year students, faculty, staff and community members pitched in during the annual Orientation Day of Service. “We’re definitely getting a good workout,” joked Hadley Seniff ’13 of South Glastonbury, Conn., who, with

Earlier this year, members of HWS Habitat for Humanity Club donated their Saturday morning, spreading top soil and grass seed and planting flowers for a newly-constructed house in Geneva sponsored by Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Ontario County. Although they were sticking to landscaping for this house, Amanda Hawley ’11, president of the Habitat for

This fall, the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning (CCESL) recruited five students to serve as honorary executive board members of local community agencies in Geneva.  Martha Beltz ’11 will serve on the Boys and Girls Club board; Amanda Hawley ’11 will join the board for Geneva’s Athletic Booster Club; Success for Geneva’s Children will

Students from Geneva High School and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in collaboration with the Geneva Historical Society, decided to celebrate the 2008 Martin Luther King Week by expanding their understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement. Students from both the high school and the Colleges were invited to collect oral histories from elders from