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New soccer facility named Beyer-Small ’76 Field

July 17, 2014
Beyer-Small ’76 Field (Photo by Bob Cornell)

A view of Beyer-Small ’76 Field. (Photo by Bob Cornell)

When Colgate’s championship-winning soccer teams return to competition this fall, they will play on a new field that reflects their skill and commitment to the beautiful game.

The new stadium, located near Andy Kerr Stadium and Tyler’s Field, also pays tribute to the life-changing connections that can develop between student-athletes and coaches. The latest addition to the Raiders facilities roster, Beyer-Small ’76 Field, will be named for two Hall of Honor members: retired Colgate soccer head coach John Beyer and Colgate trustee Barry Small ’76, a former soccer and baseball student-athlete.

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Colgate closes Fiscal Year 2014 with 50 percent alumni giving rate

July 15, 2014
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Colgate alumni are strongly committed to supporting their alma mater. (Photo by Andy Daddio)

 

Fifty percent of Colgate alumni gave to the university in Fiscal Year 2014, even as many colleges and universities around the country see giving rates in stasis or decline.

More than 13,000 graduates were joined by more than 4,500 parents, friends, and current students. Together they provided $66.7 million in total commitments for financial aid, academic programs, and other important initiatives between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.

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Colgate’s Abbott, Eck ’08 named to U.S. National Lacrosse Team

July 2, 2014
Matt Abbott and Chris Eck will represent the United States at the upcoming FIL World Championships.

Matt Abbott and Chris Eck ’08 will represent the United States at the upcoming FIL World Lacrosse Championships.

(This post is by John Painter.)

Colgate congratulations go out to Matt Abbott and Chris Eck ’08 after the two were named to the final 23-man U.S. Men’s National Team roster.

Eck, who starred at midfield for the Raiders, and Abbott, who played collegiately at Syracuse and now serves as Colgate’s volunteer assistant coach, survived the final cut of seven players after having made the 30-man roster in the spring. Now they begin final preparations for the upcoming FIL World Championships, which begin July 10 in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado.

Eck earned one All-Patriot League first-team selection and two second-team nods while helping the Raiders to the 2008 Patriot League championship. Abbott was an All-America performer at Syracuse and key member of the Orange’s 2008 and 2009 national championship squads.

Abbott helps the Raiders alongside his brother, Mike, who just completed his third season as a Colgate assistant men’s lacrosse coach.

Eck, who plays professionally in Major League Lacrosse for the Boston Cannons, was named to the U.S. National Team as a faceoff specialist. Abbott, who plays for the MLL’s Chesapeake Bayhawks, is a defensive midfielder.

The 2014 FIL World Championships take place July 10-19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.


Shoot it: Colgate community celebrates with selfies

June 30, 2014
Vicky Chun '91, MA '94 Colgate Athletic Director takes a selfie at the New York Stock Exchange

Vicky Chun ’91, MA ’94 Colgate Athletic Director takes a selfie at the New York Stock Exchange

Today is #CUselfie day at Colgate University. As the Colgate fiscal year ends on June 30, we want to see your selfies. Use the tag #CUselfie and take a picture, wherever you are.

We’ll collect them all and post them in an update.

The Photo Finish campaign is a celebration of student achievement at Colgate. From Financial Aid to Athletics, joining clubs to professional networks, the Colgate experience is passed from alumni to students in the form of your support.

Today, we want to see your #CUselfie so we can recognize you. Take a picture, share it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tag it #CUselfie.

PhotoFinish_gift-buttonA gift in support of any university initiative has an immediate impact on Colgate undergraduates. Please, visit colgate.edu/makeagift today, and show your support as we bring fiscal year 2014 to a photo finish.

 


Colgate plans its third century from a position of strength

June 27, 2014
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See more photos and stories about the impact of philanthropy on the student experience. Only three days remain in the Photo Finish campaign!

Financial aid, Division I athletics, off-campus study, internships — which aspects of the Colgate experience inspire you? That’s the question the university has posed every day for the past two weeks as Fiscal Year 2014 comes to a Photo Finish.

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Colgate Writers’ Conference fosters inspiration and camaraderie

June 26, 2014
Photo by Andrew Daddio

Faculty and participants engaged in lively discussion during daily workshops. Photo by Andrew Daddio

For Katie Rice ’13, last week’s 19th Annual Colgate Writers’ Conference served as a chance to escape noisy New York City and focus on her writing in the summer serenity of Hamilton.

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Past students meet current students to talk about the future

June 26, 2014
See more photos and stories that show the impact of your generosity. Only four days remain in the Photo Finish campaign!

See more photos and stories that show the impact of your generosity. Only four days remain in the Photo Finish campaign!

SophoMORE Connections, the signature program that connects Colgate sophomores with alumni, recently won the NACE award for innovation. Last year alone, 400 sophomores joined 100 alumni on campus to explore career opportunities in a variety of fields. This is just one of the ways in which Colgate brings graduates and undergraduates together for career-centered conversations.

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Entrepreneurship Institute encourages students to ask, ‘What if?’

June 25, 2014
See more photos and stories about how students win when you contribute. Only a few days left to take part in the Photo Finish campaign!

See more photos and stories about how students win when you contribute. Only a few days left to take part in the Photo Finish campaign!

The Thought Into Action Entrepreneur Institute is charged with fostering an entrepreneurial spirit at Colgate.

As founder and current mentor Andy Greenfield ’74, P’12 wrote in an oped for Hechinger Report:

“Liberal arts graduates have great basic training for turning an idea into an action. The school from which I graduated, Colgate University, prepared me for the rocky road of entrepreneurship by teaching me to think critically, communicate well, and to ask the question “What if?”

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SophoMORE Connections wins top innovation award at national conference

June 24, 2014
Teresa Olsen, director of operations and strategic planning at the Center for Career Services, and Alumni Engagement Coordinator Jillian Arnault ’10

Teresa Olsen (left), director of operations and strategic planning at the Center for Career Services, and Alumni Engagement Coordinator Jillian Arnault ’10 receive the 2014 NACE excellence award

Colgate’s SophoMORE Connections brings  alumni back to campus to network, teach, and help students demystify career decision-making.

A signature program of the university’s Center for Career Services,  SophoMORE Connections recently won the Career Services Excellence Award at the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Read more


Community-based learning programs are a modern take on longstanding programs

June 24, 2014
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Back in 1833, Jonathan Wade took his Colgate experience on a mission to Burma and started a tradition of community-based learning and engagement. In the past decade alone, the Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE) has sponsored more than 50 trips to more than 16 locations in the United States and abroad. More than 400 students have engaged with issues including public health, youth empowerment, disaster response, low-income housing, and education.

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Off-campus study offers opportunity to learn all over the world

June 23, 2014
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Colgate wrote the book on off-campus study. The storied Washington D.C. study group, a unique semester-long NIH experience, faculty-led trips around the globe, and research abroad — all of these options for off-campus learning add depth to the Colgate experience.

Last winter, Kara Vadman ’14 and Mikhaila Redovian ’15 joined geology professor Amy Leventer aboard the research vessel Palmer for a trip into the Totten Glacier region of Antarctica. There, they worked with other scholars to take core samples and analyze sediments that could provide snapshots of the glacier’s recent and long-term behavior. You can read more about the trip on the Colgate news blog, and you can review posts from Vadman and Redovian themselves on their Totten blog.

PhotoFinish_gift-buttonA gift in support of off-campus study or any other initiative has an immediate impact on Colgate undergraduates. Please, visit colgate.edu/makeagift today, and show your support as we bring fiscal year 2014 to a photo finish.


Students walk the walk during summer internships

June 20, 2014
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Malin Lilley ’15 reported from Dolphins Plus during her internship experience in 2013.

Natalie Sportelli '15 in the Forbes library. (Photo by Zach D Roberts)

Natalie Sportelli ’15 in the Forbes library. (Photo by Zach D Roberts)

Between June and August, students are pursuing internships, research, and service projects around the world and across America. They will investigate, teach, report the news, participate in political campaigns, plan events, save lives, and more.

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The world is a stage and Colgate hosts the players

June 19, 2014
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Zadie Smith, who has been included on Granta’s list of 20 best young authors, came to campus last fall as part of the university’s Living Writers course. She was one of 10 acclaimed authors who held a lively literary discussion with students and later conducted a reading that was available for the public to attend in person or online.

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Colgate strives toward diverse community that promotes communication and teamwork

June 18, 2014

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Each year, the National Model African Union brings together undergraduates from Colgate and from across the country to simulate a meeting of the real African Union.

The event provides students with important lessons about public speaking, diplomacy, and teamwork.

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Learning is a lifestyle at Colgate

June 17, 2014

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Colgate’s Mellon Sophomore Residential Seminars (SRS), funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are turning courses on coffee production, food consumption, existentialism, and Native American culture into transformational academic experiences.

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