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The HWS Update

Geneva Reads, a community literacy group, hosts a Community Read each March. This year, in collaboration with Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne and the Year of Water, the book selected is “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan. The New York Times 2017 Book Club Pick discusses the past

It takes a village — or in this case, it takes connections between faculty, staff and the community. That’s how Hobart and William Smith ended up donating 150 boxes of nitrile gloves to Geneva General Hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak. After learning of the shortage, Professor of Biology Kristy Kenyon raised the question of donating

Geneva 2030, the community partnership to support Geneva’s school children and their families, has new leadership. Karen Fahy, a highly-respected teacher and administrator with a 35-year career in education, including 20 years in the Geneva City School District, will lead the initiative as a consultant, working with the Geneva 2030 Executive Board, which is led

The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) concluded another successful Holiday Gift Project, an annual program that provides support for Geneva families to celebrate the holidays through donations from the HWS community. The project delivers gifts such as educational toys, warm clothing and shoes to families in Geneva who receive assistance through Head

Geneva Scholarship Associates’ (GSA) annual Casino Night, the organization’s largest fundraising event, will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. Current and past recipients of GSA scholarships will be joined by supporters from HWS and the local community for an

At its 23rd annual dinner, the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva honored Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Katie Flowers with the 2019 Friend of Geneva Public Service Award. Presented to a member of the community in appreciation for service to the families of Geneva, the award is given

The annual Festival of Nations returns for its 13th year with activities celebrating the diverse cultures of the Geneva community. Highlighting the creativity of local students, the festival offers area residents and visitors a chance to engage with school clubs, community organizations and resources while enjoying foods, traditions and music from around the world. In

When McKenzie Frazier ’20 took “Introductory Biology” as a first-year student, she didn’t expect to head to downtown Geneva as part of her lab work. But it was that field trip that “kick-started some of the best experiences I’ve had at the Colleges,” says Frazer, who this fall serves as the lab’s teaching assistant. Under

Each fall, HWS staff and officers from the Geneva Police Department visit students and local citizens at home to establish a neighborly relationship in the community. This year, members of the city’s College Area Livability Task Force joined the delegation from the Colleges and the GPD, making the rounds throughout the Founder’s Square area of

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are joining the community to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Smith Opera House, the historic structure built through the generosity of college founder William Smith. Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth has been preparing for the Saturday, Oct. 26 performance of Celebrate the Smith: An Immersive Theatre Event since