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The HWS Update

Honoring both the President’s Climate Commitment and Geneva Partnership initiatives, Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently held their third annual Barn Sale on May 22. The Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning organized the sale to raise money for the United Way of Ontario County, and as an added bonus, the Barn Sale provided an

Kate Ustach ’07 can now add “AmeriCorps Alumni” to her long list of accolades accumulated over the past five years at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. A veteran of various service programs and a stint as the student office manager, Ustach has been an active and valued member of the Center for Community Engagement and

Everyone in the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York region knows that ABC’s “Extreme Edition: Home Makeover” is in Geneva. Soon the entire nation will know as well. But what few know is the role Hobart and William Smith played in the process. Before the barricades went up around William Street and hundreds of Geneva

At HWS, service has become more than bagging litter and raking leaves. On Saturday, Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. until noon, the entire first-year Classes of 2012 will go out into the Geneva and surrounding community to more than 25 sites with a broad, engaging range of activities. The new students may find themselves along

“I’m really excited about being here and working with different groups and students on campus,” says Angelica Johnson, the new Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) worker at the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning. As the newest VISTA worker, Johnson has a variety of responsibilities, including coordinating programs on campus to promote community

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and Geneva community members gathered on Stern Lawn for Convocation 2008 featuring public intellectual and author Eric Liu. “This year, I want to start a conversation about civic engagement,” said President Mark D. Gearan, introducing Liu, the founder of The True Patriot Network. “In my judgment, there’s no better person

HWS students wasted no time getting involved in the Geneva Reads initiative founded just last year. Allison May ’11 developed the program’s logo as part of the “What Do You Stand For?” program and has created the Geneva Reads insignia that is being used on stamps and labels. The Hobart soccer team painted five bookshelves

Every year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America holds Day for Kids to celebrate the importance of creating strong relationships between adults and young people and encourage them to spend meaningful, quality time together. On Saturday, Sept. 13, partners from Intercultural Affairs at HWS and the Geneva community are helping to sponsor the Day

To kick off the Civic Leadership Lecture Series, Rusty Pedersen P’12, interim director of Bridges to Community, will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the Geneva Room. Bridges to Community, a non-profit cultural exchange organization, aims to create a world where basic needs are treated as human rights: shelter, nutrition, education, healthcare and employment. In

At HWS, when students row, they row not only for championship titles, they row for the community. During the fall semester, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges rowing teams are preparing to host their 7th annual Row for Community (RFC) fundraiser and are now accepting grant proposals from local community organizations who wish to receive