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Alumni Reunion Weekend
Fireworks over the tents at ReunionMay 29–June 1

Whether it's been 5 years or 50 years since you've returned to the Chenango Valley, when you arrive on campus and are greeted by familiar faces, it will seem as though no time has passed.

When you arrive on campus for Reunion weekend, please stop in Reunion Headquarters located in Donovan's Pub (in the Student Union) to pick up your registration packet and housing assignment. We look forward to seeing you there!

Phone: 315-228-7433
Website: Reunion 2014


The Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
July 11–13

The Annual Alumni Golf Tournament will begin with a 1:00 p.m. shot gun on Friday and on both Saturday and Sunday there will be a 9:00 a.m. shot gun.

Phone: 315-228-7114
E-mail: Keith Tyburski


Common Good Network - Colgate and the Environment
July 11–13

Join the Common Good Network for a weekend of continuing education, professional development, and networking!

This summer, Colgate alumni who work in a variety of environmental fields will return to Colgate for a weekend of continuing education, professional development, and networking. Return to your alma mater — let us advance your knowledge and your career.

Phone: 315-228-6360 (for questions regarding the program or to inquire about speaking)
Phone: 315-228-6794 (for questions regarding registration or housing)

E-mail: Steve Dickinson '13 or Timothy McEvoy '13
Website: Common Good Network - Colgate and the Environment


Explore: A College Admission Workshop
July 24–25

If you find yourself saying things like, "Back in my day, when I applied to college..." you might need a refresher on the college admission process. Whether your child is submitting applications to your alma mater or to other universities across America, sign up for 2014 Explore: A College Admission Workshop, and learn the ins and outs from Colgate's own admission, financial aid, and counseling staffs. The workshop is targeted for rising high school juniors and seniors, who are sons, daughters, and/or grandchildren of Colgate alumni.

Phone: 315-228-7433
E-mail: Laura Masse
Website: Explore


Terry Slater Memorial Golf Tournament
Golfer at Seven Oaks

Silver Puck members and friends of Colgate hockey should mark their calendars for the annual Terry Slater Memorial Golf Tournament/Hockey Alumni Weekend. This growing event will take place on July 19th and 20th.

One hundred golfers including 36 hole-sponsors participated in last year's tournament, and we hope that many Colgate alumni and friends can participate in the fun and excitement that this weekend brings. Please note that we have changed the start time slightly to allow for all to participate in the alumni skate. Return the tournament registration form indicating your group as soon as possible.

Phone: 315-228-7958
E-mail: Brad Dexter

Film

The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar: Turning the Inside Out*
June 14–20

Poster for the 2014 Flaherty Film SeminarThe Flaherty’s 60th Anniversary Seminar probes the essence and frontiers of the form that inspired its beginnings: the documentary. Turning the Inside Out examines the state of documentary as it travels between the art gallery, the cinema, and the interactive screen. In an era of colliding genres and mediums, what holds documentary together from the inside out? What can a radical, Godardian, focus on the form of documentary reveal about the politics, poetics, and ethics of making media today?

To answer these questions, we turn to a unique group of documentary artists—some of whom produce new aesthetic idioms for documentary beyond the black box, and others who move seamlessly between media without changing their vocabulary. Together they ask: which genre (essay film, autobiography, docufiction) and exhibition form (gallery installation, web-based platform) best supports the expression of an idea? That is, how can form optimize documentary’s potential to connect us to unfamiliar places, objects, or situations? In confronting the effectiveness of form, these works amplify new and unexpected tensions: between the need to participate and the desire to withdraw, between aesthetic expression and direct action, between staying inside or going out.

2014 Seminar Programmers - Gabriela Monroy & Caspar Stracke

Phone: 212-448-0457
Website: The Flaherty
 

Music

KentMusic*
June 16–22

KentMusic offers experienced string players the opportunity to spend six days intensively studying major works from the string quartet repertoire. Participants receive high-level coaching from world-class performing musicians, attend lectures and concerts by the faculty artists and have ample time for informal quartet readings and socializing.

Phone: 617-308-4897
Website: KentMusic
 

Writing

Colgate Writers' Conference
A workshop in Persson Hall at the Colgate Writers' ConferenceJune 15-21

Our senior staff is here to talk with you about writing and the writing life, and to work with you on your fiction, poetry, novel, or memoir. Whether you are a veteran writer or a novice, we offer a range of consultations, workshops, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, and informal conversations that will sustain your long-range efforts or help you get started.

Bring a story, a book in progress, some poems, or a novel and work with us on developing narrative strategies, verse techniques, and methods of research. Members of the publishing profession will also be here to discuss marketplace tactics.

Phone: 315-228-7771
E-mail: writersconference@colgate.edu
Website: www.colgate.edu/writersconference
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*This program is neither sponsored by Colgate University nor run by Colgate employees.