Twenty-five years ago, professor Frederick Busch designed Living Writers as a way to bring students together with famous writers.
The sixth annual Hamilton International Film Festival returns to the village of Hamilton today, bringing with it filmmakers, moviegoers, and a dose of cinematic inspiration.
The festival kicks off tonight with the Slater Brothers Social at Good Nature Brewing, followed by screenings of Possessed, Stavros, and Underdog at the Hamilton Theater. All proceeds from this evening’s screenings will be donated to Hamilton Central School.
An opening reception will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Colgate Bookstore, followed by that day’s film selections beginning at 8:15 p.m.
“This event has become a highlight in central New York, attracting world-class filmmakers and bigger audiences every year,” Chuck Fox, manager of the Hamilton Theater, told the Mid-York Weekly newspaper.
Initially created to give back to the community that the Slater brothers — Todd, Grant ’91, and Wade — grew up in, the festival has become a hit and has been applauded for the charm of its small-town setting and the dedication of participants.
“Hamilton is a great place,” said Todd Slater. “We really encourage the filmmakers to participate in all of our functions and enjoy their time in the village. Because it is so easy to get around, we have found that they have really been supportive of each other and the festival in general.”
In addition to film screenings, Saturday’s schedule features a panel discussion at the Palace Theatre at noon titled “The Business of Hollywood.” The festival formally concludes Saturday with a party at the Colgate Inn beginning at 9:30 p.m. But before heading out of town, festival-goers will be able to view additional films on Sunday afternoon, including The Rivalry, a student film from Hamilton Central School.
For a complete listing of all times and locations, please visit the film festival website.
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.
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.
(This post is by John Painter.)
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.
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.
A 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.
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.
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.
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?”
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
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.