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NEH Summer Seminar: Will, Commandment, and Human Perfection in Medieval Jewish Philosophy
July 9 - August 4, 2017

Jonathan Jacobs, professor and chair of John Jay College's Department of Philosophy, will lead a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on "Will, Commandment, and Human Perfection in Medieval Jewish Philosophy" at Colgate University. Professor Jacobs taught at Colgate University for 23 years before moving to John Jay College in 2011. In addition to chairing their Department of Philosophy, he is also the director of John Jay's Institute of Criminal Justice Ethics and editor of Criminal Justice Ethics.

News: Professor Jonathan Jacobs awarded NEH grant to direct a summer seminar for college and university faculty on medieval Jewish philosophy


Fireworks over the tents at ReunionJune 1–4, 2017

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!

Colgate News: Colgate faithful celebrate Reunion 2016

Phone: 315-228-7433
Website: Reunion 2016
The Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
July 14–16, 2017

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
Explore: A College Admission Workshop
July 20-21, 2017

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 2017 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: Vicky Stone
Website: Explore
Terry Slater Memorial Golf Tournament
Golfer at Seven OaksJuly 21-22, 2017

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 21 and 22.

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: 201-861-5936
E-mail: Ben Bryce '02
Website: 2015 Terry Slater Memorial Golf Tournament
Robert Flaherty Film Seminar*
June 17–23, 2017

Robert Flaherty Film SeminarA cinema at play is a cinema that breathes—a cinema open to the shifting rhythms of the world. Play implies looseness, experimentation, chance, a suspension of judgment in favor of a child’s open-ended curiosity. Play allows cinema to be a vital, living thing, one that faces the world with innocence, hoping to experience rather than persuade.

If spectacle demands a taut cinema, with no time for digression, the 2016 Flaherty Seminar is dedicated to a cinema of wandering, of curiosity and wonder. The filmmakers featured use the camera to encounter the world in all of its unpredictable glory and horror. The forms taken by these encounters are equally unexpected in their poetic depth and political range: visual sonnets, alternative histories, and diary films. As these films show, cinema at play is not aimless or fanciful but open—the kind of open-endedness that exists in any system with room for variation, like an image whose meaning is not fixed, a country caught between colonial past and capitalist present, or simply an individual who feels the tug of history.

2016 Seminar Programmer - David Pendleton

Colgate News: Flaherty Film Seminar shapes Colgate classroom experience
Colgate News: Flaherty Film Seminar turns Colgate "Inside Out"

Phone: 212-448-0457
Website: The Flaherty  
KentMusic String Quartet Conference*
June 12–18, 2017

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 2017
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Colgate Writers' Conference
A workshop in Persson Hall at the Colgate Writers' ConferenceJune 11-17, 2017

Our senior staff is here to talk with you about writing and the writing life, and to work with you on your creative nonfiction, poetry, novel, or short fiction. 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.

Colgate News: Colgate Writers' Conference fosters inspiration and camaraderie

Phone: 315-228-7771
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*This program is neither sponsored by Colgate University nor run by Colgate employees.