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Alumni Reunion Weekend
Fireworks over the tents at ReunionJune 2–5, 2016

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 2016
The Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
July 15–17

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 21–22

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 2016 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 OaksJuly 22–23, 2016

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 22 and 23.

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


Dance Jam '16
June 10-12, 2016

DDI’s Dance Jam 2016 is a weekend celebration of dance art expression, wellness, teaching and learning. Instructors hail from Memphis, Vermont, New York University and Syracuse University. Dance classes include Modern, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Hip-Hop, Afro-Jazz, West Coast Swing, Afro-Step, Middle Eastern Dance and more!

Registration: $10/class; $25/5 classes on June 11. Lodging option: $180

Flier: Dance Jam 2016
E-mail: Dance Dimension Institute
Website: Dance Dimension Institute
Moves for Health Retreat
July 29-31, 2016

Dance Dimension Institute presents: Moves for Health Retreat, July 29-July 31st

DDI will be conducting a Health Retreat at Colgate University in order to provide a chance for respite and renewal while engaging dance, art, meditation and movement as valuable healing practices. The retreat includes creative dance classes along with activities and workshops designed to nurture mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.

Registration Instructions:
1) Visit
2) Follow the instructions for payment and check your e-mail for your receipt.
3) Please provide contact information and keep your receipt. Your e-mailed receipt from ‘justgive’ will serve as your ticket for entry. Check in on 7/29 at 3:30.

Flier: Moves for Health Retreat
E-mail: Dance Dimension Institute
Website: Dance Dimension Institute
Robert Flaherty Film Seminar*
June 18–24, 2016

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 turns Colgate "Inside Out"

Phone: 212-448-0457
Website: The Flaherty  
June 13–19, 2016

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 12-18, 2016

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.