This past week, the Colgate Ballet Company put on two nights of everyone’s favorite, annual performance of The Nutcracker! This holiday special is completely student-directed, student-choreographed, and student-performed, featuring guest appearances by children from the surrounding community of Hamilton.
It was a fantastic way to get into the holiday spirit, and was truly a community event. Students were out to support students; professors, community members, and others came out to support their students, children, and join in on the holiday spirit fun!
Though it was admittedly quite snowy and chilly out on the nights of the performances, there was a full house both nights!
Don’t feel bad if you missed out this year though — look forward to next year’s performances!
This week, Colgate competed in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN). A program designed to reduce the amount of water or energy used by students on college campuses, CCN competitions have gained traction across college campuses as institutions push harder towards sustainable practices. Students signed pledges, declaring active participation in using less water and electricity daily. This CCN initiative culminated in Ditch The Switch, an open social gathering that paired education on sustainability and fun. Students were able to dance the night away, while also making further pledges of sustainable practices. After a week of watching students proudly show off their own “I pledged” stickers, Ditch the Switch was an awesome way to celebrate the week. While Ditch the Switch may have closed the week, it sparked the sustainability conversation further amongst students, and was an exciting addition to Colgate’s already active series of sustainable events. Carbon neutrality here we come!
It’s hard to believe that fall is already transitioning to winter. This past Friday, the first snowstorm of the season hit Hamilton, NY, to the excitement of many. As someone who has come to appreciate the seasonal changes of Central New York, I loved waking up to an inch and a half of snowfall on Saturday morning, right before attending the final home football game of the season against Lafayette. Despite the colder temperatures, several fans stopped by Andy Kerr Stadium, enjoying a cappella performances by the Colgate 13 and Swinging ‘Gates before the game.
The campus has been really busy in the week leading up to Halloween. During the Family Weekend (October 25), more than 4,000 students, parents, alumni, and community members attended the on-stage discussion between former president and prime minister of Israel Shimon Peres and ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff ’83, P’13. For those who didn’t make it, watch the video at http://new.livestream.com/colgateuniversity/Shimon-Peres-Colgate-University.
By the way, the Haunted House will be held in LA CASA from 6pm-8pm on October 31. Join if you dare!
On that note, Happy Halloween from Hamilton, NY!
By Contributing Writer on October 30, 2014
Long, who has 28 years of experience in higher education admission, will join colleagues from four other colleges during the live Twitter chat to offer advice about essay writing, avoiding typical application mistakes, and what parents can do to help support their children during this exciting time in their lives.
Applications for early decision at Colgate are due November 15, and the regular decision deadline is January 15.
This past week Colgate students could be found wearing “Hello My Name Is” name tags all over campus. While this could be mistaken for the latest fashion trend, the nametags were actually a way to reintroduce the famous Colgate Hello. Colgate’s small and friendly community prides itself on the tradition of saying hello to everyone we see on campus. Konosioni, Colgate’s senior honor society, distributed nametags to students, faculty, and staff to reinforce this tradition. Above is a picture of admission staff participating in the Colgate Hello! Stop by the admission office anytime for a quick hello and a delicious Chipwich!