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Family Weekend 2015 - A Look Back

Students and their families reunited for Hamilton’s annual Family Weekend on Oct. 22-25.  More than 1,100 visitors enjoyed a host of activities from poster sessions on summer research to athletic contests, poetry reading and performances.  More ...

Music and Dance Departments to Present Family Weekend Performances

The Hamilton College Departments of Music and Dance and Movement Studies will offer a full schedule of free performances in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center during the College’s Family Weekend, Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24.  More ...

Levitt Center and science poster sessions will take place on Friday.
Family Weekend is Oct. 22-25

Hamilton’s Family Weekend will take place on campus from Oct. 22-25 with 1,100 family members and friends expected for the annual event. Families can attend Hamilton classes, enjoy music and dance performances or cheer on the Continentals at athletic contests.  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 ...

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