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Alumni Reunion Weekend
Fireworks over the tents at ReunionMay 28–31

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 2015

The Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
July 10–12

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 23–24

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 2015 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 17–18

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: 201-861-5936
E-mail: Ben Bryce '02
Website: 2015 Terry Slater Memorial Golf Tournament


The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar: The Scent of Places*
June 13–19

Poster for the 2015 Flaherty Film SeminarThe title “The Scent of Places” suggests the ways cinema makes the subtlest of presences perceptible. It brings lost or forgotten events into present awareness. It gives form to unbidden feelings. It invents stories more truthful than fact. It detects patterns—emotional, social, and political. It sharpens perception so that we can see and hear, smell and feel more clearly.

Filmmakers from the Arab world are some of the most adept at these creative strategies. Living in the Arab world in recent decades, with its barrage of external and internal pressures, demands filmmakers and artists to come up with smart and subtle ways to express forces, histories, and experiences that lie under the radar. The goal of the program is to focus not on the works’ geographic, social, and political context, but on their aesthetic qualities: the scents of places that they make present. So the program brings Arab artists together with other international filmmakers who share creative strategies with them. The program also diminishes large-scale politics to focus on more intimate and playful gestures. The richest and strangest scents—those of ordinary life—float through these works. They discover patterns in the chaos of the world. They fabulate, or invent fictions that become true. They engage in psychodynamics, teasing people into expressive acts. They crackle like Geiger counters in the presence of invisible forces. With rhythm and performance they shake up the world and squeeze it for its juice.

2015 Seminar Programmer - Laura U. Marks

Colgate News: Flaherty Film Seminar turns Colgate "Inside Out"

Phone: 212-448-0457
Website: The Flaherty


Autumn Yoga Fest 2015*
September 12

Yoga FestSeptember is Yoga Month!!

What better way to celebrate Yoga Month than coming together with a huge group of yogis? On Saturday, September 12, 2015 you will have the opportunity to do just that! The Zen Den is hosting Autumn Yoga Fest 2015 from 9am-3pm at Hall of Presidents, Colgate University.

Our theme is Mind Body & Soul. This event features 8 amazing instructors working together to create 3 incredible segments for 1 unforgettable event!

Each segment will last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and have a short break with refreshments provided before heading into next segment. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you want. It is your practice, your experience and you have the freedom to choose!

Instructors are: Armani Aburto, Becky Gough, Emily Khazaee, Kayla Brouillette, Lisa Baker, Meagan Klebanoff, Samantha Valashinas and Jimbo Talbot of Drum Quest.

In Segment One, Lisa And Kayla, will lead you thru pranayama (breath practice), grounding, setting intention and a Gentle Flow to warm the body and start facilitating the mind/body connection.

Segment Two will build on the gentle flow, taking practice into a more vigorous Vinyasa Flow with Becky & Meagan, who will provide modifications and options. Then Armani & Samantha will challenge you with balance practice and Yin Yoga (a meditative, yet challenging practice where poses are held for longer periods of time).

Segment Three will be restorative to the body and invigorate the soul. Jimbo Talbot of Drum Quest is going to lead a Drumming Circle and Kirtan (a chanting practice which does not have a religious meaning, but fills the body with energy) and then Emily will lead us thru Yoga Nidra ( a wakeful rest, guided meditation) and Savasana.

Tickets will be available at the door (open at 8:45am) for $75 or in advance for $65 (at The Zen Den or online at

We hope that you will join us on the mat, Namaste!

Website: Yoga Fest Autumn 2015


June 15–21

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 2016


Colgate Writers' Conference
A workshop in Persson Hall at the Colgate Writers' ConferenceJune 14-20

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.

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.