"Home Away from Home"


Green Tea Connection Film Series

In collaboration with Environmental Studies, Sustainability, and Intercultural Affairs, this Spring semester will see rise to a new film series: “HWS Green Lens.” This is a film series that will start on January 29 and will address social and environmental justice issues. We hope you will join us!

The team which includes Patricia Wallace, Michael Amadori, and Alejandra Molina have been meeting to plan what the series will look like.

“I’ve recently come to see that Environmental Justice and Social Justice have a lot more overlap than I had previously realized, even though it has been that way all along. People with less money and less power are disproportionately hurt by the rich and powerful at the same time as the environment in general and their immediate environment in particular are degraded and destroyed.” Patricia Wallace, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Bio Dept Lab Tech

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Multicultural Networking and Career Conference 2019

Planning for the Multicultural Networking and Career Conference is underway! The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional, and Experiential Education, Institutional Advancement, and the office of Intercultural Affairs have partnered once more to bring to HWS this career and networking oriented conference. The conference started 3 years ago, bringing to campus approximately 30 alumni of color from fields ranging from Medicine to Law, Education, Media, and much more! The conference provides students an opportunity to meet, learn, and network with HWS alumni of color from various stages in their career paths. This year’s conference is set for Saturday March 30th. Save the date and be on the lookout for more details!


The IC Thanks You!

The Office of Intercultural Affairs would like to thank everyone for making our programs possible—whether as a collaborator or attendee, we are grateful for the part you played in the success of our programs this semester. We hope to continue our collaborations with many of you in the New Year. Wishing everyone a restful and refreshing winter break! See you in 2019!

~Your Family at Intercultural Affairs (IC)

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Academic Fellows Support Students at IC during Reading Days and Finals 2018!

The semester is coming to a close and with that come Finals! The IC has been filled with lots of students working on papers, exams, projects– has been very much turned into a study hub this time of the year! Throughout the semester we have partnered with some of our colleagues at the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide students with additional study and academic support opportunities for our students. We are extremely appreciative to the student fellows who help us each and every week– Alex Kerai ‘ 19 (Writing Fellow), Philip Yoo ‘ 19 (Quantitative Fellow), Canieshia Phillips ’19 (Writing Fellow), and Pamela Icyeza ’19 Economics Fellow).

“Being a Writing Fellow gives me the pleasure of interacting and listening to students in ways that are beneficial for them. I love opportunities where knowledge is nurtured.” Canieshia Phillips WS’19

“Working during the Quantitative session has been really fun. I was able to touch up on my old skills while giving myself an opportunity to help others feel more comfortable with their math skills. I think I want to continue doing this because I like being able to personally help and give individual attention to students who ask for help. My time as a quantitative fellow has been both productive for the students who sought help and myself because I can tell the students understood the material more comprehensively and I cherish the moments where I can see the progression of their math skills.” Philip Yoo H’19

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We hope to be able to continue to collaborate with our colleagues and deliver amazing academic support! Happy end of the semester! See you in 2019!

Home Made Breakfast at IC!

Every year our very own Edith Wormley hosts a home-made breakfast at the IC before Reading Days and Finals! It is always great to have a home-made breakfast during the last stretch of the semester! Here are just some students who got to enjoy the delicious breakfast made by Ms. Wormley:

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Student Government Meets with Students at IC!

Hobart and William Smith Colleges student governments organized a meeting at the IC to have a conversation with students on the concerns/issues students have – Student Government will bring these concerns to Interim President Pat McGuire with the hopes that as the Colleges move forward in the search for a new president, these concerns will be addressed. The Intercultural Affairs office hopes to hopes to continue hosting these Chat and Chews in collaboration with Student Government in many academic years to come!

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The German Club Screens The First Lord of the Rings at IC!

On Wednesday, November 28th, the HWS German Club was excited to show the Lord of the Rings in German (with English subtitles) so students could learn about the beautiful German language. Students meet at 5:00 pm in the Intercultural Affairs Game Room to watch the film and analyze how the perception of a film changes, when the language changes as well.

The German Club brings together students to celebrate the culture of German-speaking in Europe and beyond. Club meetings are dynamic, reflecting the interests of its members, so meetings consist of music exchanges of contemporary German-language music, to conversations about German cars, to celebrations of holidays (with yummy food!), to movie screenings, to field trips to local German restaurants and participation in community events such as Geneva’s Festival of Nations. The club also tackles contemporary political issues and invites teaching assistants, exchange students, and professors on campus to help inform our community about the goings-on in Europe.

To be placed on the German Club’s email list which offers updates on club events, please email club president: Daphna Bendull at daphna.bendull@hws.edu

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