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Colgate launches Entrepreneur Professional Network during Entrepreneur Weekend 2014

April 18, 2014
Katie Finnegan '05

Katie Finnegan ’05, chair of the Entrepreneur Professional Network, at the group’s launch during Entrepreneur Weekend on April 11.

There are finals, and then there are finales.

Colgate launched its Entrepreneur Professional Network on April 11, the grand finale in a series of network launches that have taken place throughout the academic year.

The reception took place backstage after Colgate’s Entrepreneur Weekend all-star panel, and hundreds of alumni and guests were in attendance.

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Clay Club students fire up their creativity on alumni-sponsored alternative spring break

April 16, 2014
Avalon Bunge ’15 and Jake Mahr ’17

Avalon Bunge ’15 (Ithaca, N.Y.) and Jake Mahr ’17 (Manhattan Beach, Calif.,) work during spring break at Van Hollow Pottery in Rogers, Ark.

Jake Mahr ’17, a math and chemistry double major from Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Avalon Bunge ’15, a geology major from Ithaca, N.Y., spun their way through spring break.

The Clay Club members visited the home and pottery studio of Jim ’64 and Sarah Young in Rogers, Ark., at their generous invitation. The Youngs are founders of Van Hollow Pottery, offering classes and selling pottery on the shores of Beaver Lake in the Ozark Mountains. Here’s a report from Mahr and Bunge:

For a week we ate, slept, and breathed pottery. We learned new techniques for wheel throwing and slab building, and we used Jim’s hundreds of tools — most of them handmade and unique — to explore stamping and altering wet clay.

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Colgate community supports beloved Frank Dining Hall cashier as she battles cancer

April 15, 2014
Longtime Frank Dining Hall cashier Jean Brooks and Christian Long '13, a former member of the hockey team

Longtime Frank Dining Hall cashier Jean Brooks and Christian Long ’13, a former member of the hockey team

The Colgate community has shown overwhelming support of Frank Dining Hall cashier Jean Brooks as she battles cancer. In the past month, $35,529 has been raised through a GoFundMe.com campaign set up by Christian Long ’13 in order to help with Brooks’s treatment expenses beyond what insurance covers.  Read more

ALANA Spring Soiree recognizes students doing multicultural work

April 15, 2014
Garfield Smith '85 delivered the keynote address and facilitated the awards ceremony at this year's ALANA Spring Soiree.

Garfield Smith ’85 delivers the keynote address and facilitates the awards ceremony at the ALANA Spring Soiree.

At ALANA’s Spring Soiree, Garfield O. Smith ’85 recognized the contributions of previous Colgate students who have paved the way for current students — including those receiving this year’s multicultural awards.  Read more

Young alumnae in film and media careers talk about life after Colgate

April 10, 2014

“[A] cosmic Colgate connection is how I found myself working [in the film industry after college],” remarked Carolina van der Mensbrugghe ’10 during a Film and Media Studies Brown Bag luncheon last Friday. Read more

Colgate launches professional network for alumni working toward the common good

April 7, 2014
Common Good Network Launch

Alumni gather at the LongView Gallery in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the launch of the Common Good Professional Network on April 1.

Colgate introduced its sixth professional network on April 1 during a reception at the Longview Gallery in Washington, D.C. The Common Good Network, representing alumni across the nonprofit and public service sectors, is the fourth network launched this academic year, following on the heels of finance, digital media and technology, and health and wellness.

The evening’s program included a conversation with an uncommonly good panel, moderated by President Jeffrey Herbst. It featured PeacePlayers International founder Brendan Tuohey ’96, Lakota Children’s Enrichment founder Maggie Dunne ’13, and former Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin ’68.

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Rebecca Murphy ’14 reflects on the Common Good Professional Network launch

April 7, 2014
Rebecca Murphy ’14

Students at the launch of the Common Good Professional Network in Washington, D.C., on April 1.

Editor’s note: This post was written by Rebecca Murphy ’14

On Tuesday, April 1, I had the pleasure of traveling to Washington, D.C., to attend the launch of Colgate’s newest professional network, the Common Good Network. The event, which was held at the LongView Gallery, was a wonderful opportunity to learn about careers in the nonprofit/government sectors and speak to alumni within those fields.

As an intern at Colgate’s Center for Career Services, I had been hearing a lot about the launch. Knowing that I had an interest in the areas within the Common Good Network, my supervisor, Teresa Olsen, invited me to attend the event with members of the Career Services staff. I was thrilled to be given the chance to work at the event.

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Arnoldas Pranckevicius ’02 discusses Ukrainian crisis

April 7, 2014
Pranckevicius at the Cambridge Baltic Conference 2013 last fall

Pranckevicius at the Cambridge Baltic Conference 2013 last fall

“So far, the reaction of [the international community] has been too slow and too timid and too little,” Arnoldas Pranckevicius ’02 asserted in his lecture “Ukrainian Crisis: A Key Challenge to the European Security Order.” Read more

Atomic Bomb class participates in Twitter play

April 2, 2014

advent of the atomic bombFrom building a bomb to acting as historical figures involved in the Manhattan Project through a “Twitter play,” students in the Advent of the Atomic Bomb class have been embracing science and technology — and connecting with alumni along the way. Read more

‘Crown’ing Moment for Andy Kerr Stadium

March 25, 2014
Michael Crown

Michael Crown ’10 was a Raiders captain and All-Patriot League first team selection during his Colgate tenure.

Michael Crown ’10 and his parents, Steve and Nancy, have shown ongoing support for Colgate Athletics and the men’s lacrosse program ever since Michael first took the field as a defender back in 2007. They have attended games across the country and provided resources to bolster the university’s Division I athletics programs.

Saturday in a game against No. 1-ranked Loyola, Colgate is honoring Michael’s tenure on the field and his parents’ longstanding loyalty to the university by placing the Crown family name on the playing surface of Andy Kerr Stadium. Crown Field at Andy Kerr Stadium will continue to be home turf for Raider football and men’s lacrosse.

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Colgate men’s hockey team to play Ferris State in NCAA tournament

March 23, 2014
Colgate's ECAC Ice Hockey Championship run ended with a loss Saturday night.

Colgate played Union on Saturday night at Herbs Brook Arena in Lake Placid. (Photo by Bob Cornell)

Colgate earned its fifth NCAA postseason appearance in program history as the Raiders are headed to Cincinnati for NCAA regionals.

Colgate is a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Regional and takes on second-seeded Ferris State this Friday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (ESPN3). Top-seeded Wisconsin meets fourth-seeded North Dakota in the second game at  Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena.

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Colgate to host Innovation + Disruption symposium on May 5 in New York and via Livestream

March 18, 2014

innovation and disruption symposium
On May 5, Colgate University will host Innovation + Disruption, a symposium about technology, the liberal arts, and preparing graduates for the future.

Clayton Christensen, Kim B. Clark professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School and co-founder of the innovation consulting firm Innosight, will tee up the event with a keynote address titled “The Innovative University.”

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Former Raiders add color to basketball

March 17, 2014

Katie KammerdienerPat C






Two alumni, Katie Garman Kammerdiener ’10 and Pat Campolieta ’02, returned to Cotterell Court this past season. But, instead of dribbling up and down the court, the former basketball players sat in as the color commentators. Read more

Road trip: Colgate advances to next round of ECAC tournament in Lake Placid

March 16, 2014

Perhaps this winter’s deep freeze was the Raiders’ inspiration!

After sweeping St. Lawrence this weekend — with a 2-1 victory on Friday, and a 4-3 win last night — Colgate is headed to Lake Placid for ECAC Hockey Championship weekend.

The Raiders will face Quinnipiac in the semifinals on Friday, with the time to be determined. Tickets will go on sale at the Colgate Ticket Office on Monday at 8 a.m. or by calling 315-228-7600.

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Bates, Chesky, Kutcher, Rosensweig to headline third annual Entrepreneur Weekend

March 10, 2014

Entrepreneur Weekend

Innovators upend traditional routines. Colgate is celebrating and invoking that spirit during its third annual Thought Into Action Entrepreneur Weekend, April 11–12. The result promises to be an exciting and informative experience for the university’s community of entrepreneurial students, parents, alumni, and faculty.

Entrepreneur Weekend begins at 6.p.m. on Friday in Cotterell Court with a panel conversation on founding, funding, building, and scaling the most innovative companies in the world. Not one, but four superstar entrepreneurs will share the stage this year.

The panel includes Tony Bates, former executive vice president of development and strategy for Microsoft, CEO of Skype, and head of enterprise for Cisco Systems, as well as Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, one of the most innovative companies to come out of Silicon Valley in the past 10 years. Chesky, one of Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40, is considered a leader of the new sharing economy, and his company is disrupting the hospitality industry.

Bates and Chesky will be joined by Ashton Kutcher — actor, director, entrepreneur, and investor. Kutcher recently portrayed Apple legend Steve Jobs, in the movie Jobs. Kutcher and his partner, Guy Oseary, founded a leading early-stage investing firm, A-Grade Investments, and have invested in important companies like Airbnb, Spotify, Warby Parker, and Sound Cloud. Daniel Rosensweig P’15’17, former COO of Yahoo, CEO of Guitar Hero, and now CEO of Chegg, rounds out the panel, which will be hosted by David Faber of CNBC Squawk on the Street fame.

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