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Colgate Inn Concerts and Events
Throughout the summer, the Colgate Inn will host weekly Tuesday concerts featuring All About Eve, Mark Sherwood, Midnight Mike, the John Murphy Trio, and more. Additionally, the Inn hosts trivia nights every Wednesday and concerts with Ed Volmer every Friday. To see the Inn's full calendar of events, click here.

Hamilton Movie Theater
The Hamilton Movie Theater will host a number of series and events throughout the summer. The film series include an Indie Film Series and a Summer Family Film Festival, while the special events include the Fourth Annual Hamilton International Film Festival, a Movie Under the Stars, Pay What You Want Tuesday, and An Evening of Silent Film. See for more details.

Professional Development

Choices for Sustainable Living Discussion Group
This summer, the Shaw Wellness Institute, in collaboration with the Sustainability Office, will offer an interactive book club-style discussion course on sustainability. The program is an interactive discussion group that helps participants explore the meaning of sustainability, consider the ties between lifestyle choices and their impact on our environment, and learn about steps that can be taken to move toward ecologically sustainable organizations, lifestyles, and communities. Participants are expected to complete short readings between sessions and be prepared to share their thoughts with the group. Weekly topics will include ecological principles, water and energy efficiency, sustainable communities, and sustainable food. This program will use the Northwest Earth Institute’s workbook: “Choices for Sustainable Living.” The seven-week course will be co-facilitated by John Pumilio, Colgate’s Sustainability Coordinator, and Thad Mantaro, Director of the Shaw Wellness Institute. For more information, please contact Thad Mantaro or John Pumilio. To register, click here.

Summer Technology Webinars
Attend technology awareness and training sessions from the comfort of your office or home via the web. Most Wednesdays this summer, ITS will present a technology topic that is relevant to both faculty and staff. All webinars will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end by 11:50 a.m. You can view a tutorial on connecting to a Colgate webinar here.

Recreation and Fitness

Focus on Fitness
All Focus on Fitness classes are FREE to Colgate employees and their spouses/domestic partners and will be given registration preference. Non-Colgate participants should contact Christina Amato (315-228-7649 or for information. Sponsored by the Human Resources Department's Wellness Initiative and the Trudy Fitness Center. See the brochure here.

Small Group Personal Training
Small Group Training can be a great option when you want to enjoy more personalized attention but spend less money than working one-on-one with a personal trainer. You and up to 10 other people will be going through a weekly training program and working to reach a common fitness goal! Enjoy the benefits of personal training combined with the motivation that comes from being part of a group. Each program is instructed by a Certified Personal Trainer that will be devoted to you and the rest of the group over the course of your program. READ MORE

Bewkes Center
The Bewkes Center opened in May 2012 and resumed normal hours throughout the summer until mid-August for the enjoyment of Colgate employees and their families. Inquiries about the Bewkes Center and requests for maps may be addressed to the Huntington Cage at 315-228-7620.

Summer Intramurals
The Office of Summer Programs hosted three intramural competitions in 2012: soccer, racquetball, and tennis. The program allowed students, staff, and community members to enjoy Colgate's resources during the summer in healthy, fun ways.