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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 22nd and 23rd.

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

Description: Our DDI Dance Jam is a celebration of dance art expression, wellness, teaching, and learning. The program will include a variety of dance classes along with optional meals and lodging.

Registration Fee: $180.00 (This covers classes, meals, and lodging). Please e-mail to register.

Commuter Option: The commuter option is to purchase a $25 dollar class card to cover five classes or pay $10 per class. You may also choose to sponsor a participant for one or multiple classes. Donations are welcome!

For more information about DDI please visit:

Flier: Dance Jam '16
E-mail: Dance Dimension Institute
Website: Dance Dimension Institute
The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar*
June 18–24, 2016

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
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 2016
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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 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.