About the Scene
Volume XLVII Number 3
The Colgate Scene is published by Colgate University four times a year (autumn, winter, spring, and summer) without charge to alumni, parents, friends, and students.
From the editor
Outside my Merrill House window, signs of spring have made their debut and construction crews are buttoning up the exterior of Benton Hall. Inside our communications shop, exciting changes are happening as well.
First, the Colgate Scene magazine is undergoing a redesign with the help of renowned design firm Pentagram. There will be no summer issue because we will be working to unveil the reimagined magazine this autumn — when Colgate’s bicentennial year is in full swing.
The new bicentennial website, 200.colgate.edu, is also in the works. It currently serves as an electronic “save the date” but will evolve starting Aug. 13. The site will feature articles on the university’s history, bicentennial courses, and archival materials. In addition to honoring the past, the website will look toward Colgate’s future.
How will Colgate University celebrate its 200th birthday? Mark your calendars for the kick-off celebrations Sept. 21–28: concerts, lectures, fireworks, homecoming athletics events, receptions, and more. The bicentennial website will feature a calendar of events; if you’re unable to make it to campus, the site will also offer opportunities for you to participate in the celebration from any location, at any time.
In the autumn magazine, we will highlight several bicentennial projects, including a new history of Colgate, written by James A. Smith ’70; Professor Alice Nakhimovsky’s book on the history of Jewish life at Colgate; and a documentary on students of color, produced by Diane Ciccone ’74, P’10. We will also update you on President Brian W. Casey’s campus beautification efforts.
Your mailbox has never been so excited.
We welcome your thoughts about the Colgate Scene. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-228-7415
Vice President of Communications – Laura Jack
Managing Editor – Aleta Mayne
Assistant Editor – Rebecca Docter
Editorial Director – Mark Walden
Creative Director – Tim Horn
Art Director & Visual Brand Manager – Karen Luciani
Senior Designer – Katherine Laube
Junior Designer – Katriel Pritts
University Photographer – Mark DiOrio
Production Assistant – Kathy Owen
Contributors: Gordon Brillon, Web Content Specialist; Daniel DeVries, Media Relations Director; Matt Hames, Communications Strategist; David Herringshaw, Digital Production Specialist; Jason Kammerdiener ’10, Web Manager; Brian Ness, Video Journalism Coordinator; John Painter, Director of Athletic Communications
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The Fine Print
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