Happy Colgate Day from the Presidents’ Club! Every Friday the 13th, the worldwide Colgate community dons its maroon and pays tribute to alma mater. Be sure to post pictures of your own celebration on the university’s Facebook page or tweet your best wishes on Colgate’s Twitter feed (#ColgateDay). While you’re online, visit colgatebookstore.com for special Colgate Day discounts.
Presidents’ Club members will have another opportunity to trumpet their Colgate spirit during our annual dinner at the Mandarin Hotel in New York City on May 1. We hope to see you there — watch your mailbox for an official invitation, coming soon.
In the meantime, ensure that your membership is up-to-date by making a gift at colgateconnect.org/makeagift. Matching gifts from your employer, family membership plans, and installment giving provide ideal opportunities for you to invest in talented undergraduates while helping the club reach its goal of 3,400 members before the close of Passion for the Climb on June 30.
Thanks for your support, and happy Colgate Day!
Kim Avison Huffard '87
Kevin Danehy '83
European debt crisis becomes real lesson for students
Paula Meltser ’13 spent last fall with the London Economics Study Group, analyzing the European debt crisis firsthand and enjoying the educational benefits of various Colgate connections. Presidents’ Club members Arnoldas Pranckevicius ’02, Duncan Niederauer ’81, and Bill Winters '83 were just a few of the alumni who helped coordinate activities for students. When Meltser returned stateside last month, she recorded her observations, and we’ve posted the story on the Colgate news blog.
Exploring the art of aging
Professor Meika Loe recently published 13 suggestions for aging in place — lessons she learned while writing her new book, Aging Our Way: Lessons for Living from 85 and Beyond. The list appeared on aipathome.com and follows on the heels of a feature article, penned by Loe in the latest issue of the Colgate Scene. The Scene also highlighted the efforts of Presidents’ Club member Barbara Hessekiel Waxman ’84, a life coach who helps her clients answer the fundamental question, “What’s next?”
Professor, student team up to help village business
Presidents' Club support through the Hamilton Initiative helped to renovate the Colgate Inn. Now, general manager Ben Eberhardt is using a new technique for assessing the aptitude of current and future employees. To develop his method, he turned to Spencer Kelly, associate professor of psychology. Kelly in turn called up Zachary Lin Zhao ’12, a double major in mathematical economics and psychology, who transformed the businessman’s quest into an independent study project. Marilyn Hernandez-Stopp ’14 tells the story on our news blog.
Reflections from India
Twenty-seven Colgate faculty members have spent the last two weeks touring India, absorbing cultural and academic lessons that they will apply as they teach Colgate's legendary core courses. Today, they return home, but you can continue to engage them in conversation about their experiences through the Reflections from India blog.
Real World in real time
Next week, hundreds of Colgate seniors will meet with scores of alumni during our 16th annual Real World weekend. Be sure to tune in for the webcast of our keynote address, delivered by Brendan Tuohey ’96, co-founder of PeacePlayers International, at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20. Watch colgateconnect.org for more information on additional Livestream events, airing January 21.
Colgate faculty discuss their interests
Colgate faculty have plenty to say about a surprising array of topics, from the Occupy movement to Russian politics to ancient Egyptian art. You’ll find many of them on a special faculty playlist at our YouTube channel, cuatchannel13. Visit regularly for new videos — and be sure to share the knowledge by reposting clips to your favorite social media sites.
McNamara scores national recognition
Before hockey defenseman Kevin McNamara ’12 took to the ice this season, he launched Goals for Good, a venture that pairs ECAC hockey teams with their local nonprofits. Each team in the league has received pledges from fans who are trading philanthropic dollars for goals. To date, Colgate leads the competition, with more than $2,000 going to the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund in memory of Vic Krivitski ’12. Read more from the Boston Globe.
Coach Murphy stresses importance of relationships
During a recent presentation at the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association conference in Baltimore, Colgate’s own Coach Mike Murphy encouraged his colleagues to use the power of their personal and professional connections for the benefit of their players. The details of the speech were picked up by Inside Lacrosse and posted in an article on its website.
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Reception with the Resolutions
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