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Lisa Yang '17 and Arthur Williams '16 with Alex and the pumpkin
Micro-Finance Club Turns Pumpkin into Business Opportunities

This Fallcoming Weekend, the Micro-Finance Club raised more than $1000 via the first-ever Giant Pumpkin Challenge fundraiser.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards providing small business loans to local entrepreneurs.  More ...

From left, President Joan Hinde Stewart, Professor Sam Pellman, Eugene & Loretta Romano, Linda Johnson, Kevin & Karen Kennedy, Claudia and Jeff Little, and Steve Sadove cut the ribbon of the new Kennedy Center.
What a Weekend!

With the gleaming new Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts as its centerpiece, the combined Fallcoming and Family Weekend celebrated the arts over three days of glorious Central New York autumn weather.  More ...

Mary Schmidt Campbell lectures prior to the dedication of the Kennedy Center.
Art: An Insurgent Institution

Describing the function of art is nearly as difficult as defining it. Both the purpose and objective of art are fluid concepts, changing based on the perspective and context of those viewing it. More than anything, though, art is powerful, holding within itself the capacity for great change. It is effectively an insurgent: a catalyst capable of causing social and cultural advancement from within an institution itself.  More ...

Alex meeting and greeting on Martin's Way
Alex Makes His Debut

Meeting all passerbys on Martin's Way, Alex made his formal debut Friday morning of Fallcoming/Family Weekend. The college's new mascot stepped to the music of a bagpiper and drummer as he made his entrance onto the Sadove Student Center patio.  More ...

Yale's Robert Storr addresses the audience in a lecture launching Fallcoming/Family Weekend.
A Life of Art

Hamilton welcomed Yale Professor and Art School Dean Robert Storr to campus to give the Celebration of the Arts opening address in one of the first events of Fallcoming/Family Weekend on Oct. 9. It was one of many to celebrate the dedication of The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theater and the Studio Arts (KTSA).  More ...

Patiently waiting for the other Alex
Hamilton Introduces a New Mascot

Hamilton's new mascot, Alex, will be introduced to the campus community this Friday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the college’s Fallcoming and Family Weekend. He will emerge from the Sadove Student Center to the music of a bagpiper and drummer.  In an act of self-promotion, Alex will hand out Alexander Hamilton decals, and he also plans to attend other events throughout the weekend as well as throughout the year.  More ...

A view of the front of the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts
Kennedy Center Dedication is Among Fallcoming, Family Weekend Highlights

Hamilton’s combined Fallcoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 9-12, will celebrate the arts with a number of exciting events including the dedication of The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, the opening of the new Alyson Shotz exhibit in the Wellin Museum, and addresses by national leaders in the arts world.  More ...

Students work on the installation.
Wellin Museum of Art Features New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Hamilton College’s Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art presents “Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” opening Saturday, Oct. 11, from 4 – 6 p.m. This eponymous exhibition features new and recent work by Alyson Shotz, an abstract artist who creates monumental sculptures, photo-collages and installations. Preceding the opening reception, Shotz will discuss her work from 3 – 4 p.m. in the museum. The exhibition, opening and artist’s talk are free and open to the public.  More ...

The Fillius family and President Joan Stewart at the Fillius Jazz Archive dedication.
Jazz Archive Named for Milton '44 and Nikki Fillius

Among highlights of Fallcoming 2013 was the naming of the Hamilton College Jazz Archive in honor of Milton F. Fillius ’44 and Nelma “Nikki” Fillius. The dedication took place during a performance of World Class Jazz at the Fillius Events Barn on Sept. 27.  More ...

President Joan Hinde Stewart with Volunteer of the Year George Baker '74 and Alumni Association President John Hadity '83.
A Look Back at Fallcoming

Fallcoming 2013 was one for the record books as sunny skies and perfect autumn temperatures marked the weekend. Among highlights were the dedication of the Milton '44 and Nikki Fillius Jazz Archive, George Baker '74 honored as Volunteer of the Year, and numerous athletic contests.  More ...

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