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NEH Summer Seminar: Will, Commandment, and Human Perfection in Medieval Jewish Philosophy*

July 8 - August 4, 2018

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


ReunionFireworks over the tents at Reunion

May 31 - June 3, 2018

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

36th Annual Colgate Alumni Golf Tournament

July 13-15, 2018

Open to golfers with a valid handicap.

Alumni, family and friends of Colgate and Colgate golf return to campus for a three day tournament. You have a partner, and will play an 18 hole match each day in a better-ball net format in hopes to win your flight.

Phone: 315-228-7114
E-mail: Keith Tyburski

Explore: A College Admission Workshop

July 19-20, 2018

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 2018 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 TournamentGolfer at Seven Oaks

July 20-22, 2018

Silver Puck members and friends of Colgate hockey should mark their calendars for the annual Terry Slater Memorial Golf Tournament/Hockey Alumni Weekend.

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


The 64th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar*Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

June 16-22, 2018

Cinema is gestural. Whether before or behind the camera, panning or traveling, shooting or editing, projecting and looking, cinema shapes a world of gestures, turning filmmakers, actors and spectators into participants in an ongoing experiment. But what happens to this experiment in an era where gestures have become rote? In a world where the rich choreography of life has been reduced to clicks and swipes?

The films presented at the 2017 Flaherty Seminar see complexity and possibility in this dilemma. They show that the smallest human gesture—whether routine or spontaneous, private or public,in ritual, work or play—is the realm of a worldview. Their cinematic gestures expose complex and contradictory alliances between individuals, and pose difficult questions about the meaning of collectivity and the future of memory. The featured filmmakers differ radically in their strategies, ranging from empathy to estrangement, sensorial experience, testimonial performance, austere observation, militant protest, reverse ethnography, archival appropriation, semiotic forensics and subversive humor. What are the prospects of these different cinematic strategies when it comes to creating an archive of gestures for our uncertain future?

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

Email: The Flaherty
Phone: 212-448-0457
Website: The Flaherty  


KentMusic String Quartet Conference*

June 11-17, 2018

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 2018


Colgate Writers' ConferenceA workshop in Persson Hall at the Colgate Writers' Conference

June 17-23, 2018

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

*This program is neither sponsored by Colgate University nor run by Colgate employees.