"Home Away from Home"

Upcoming Events

In need a study break? The IC is heading to the Memorial Art Gallery and Rochester Asian Markets to celebrate Asian Pacific american Heritage Family Day on Sunday, May 7 from noon- 5pm. RSVP if you’re interested!

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The IC is introducing extended house hours for reading days and finals. We welcome all students to use our rooms and recourses for studying and working during these busy next few weeks. Quiet hours will be enforced, drinks and refreshments will be served, and the building will be open 8am – 5am. Stop by for a perfect study spot!

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Monday, May 1 and Monday, May 8 stop into the IC to seek professional assistance from Professor Geoffrey Babbit of the Writing and Rhetoric department. He is willing to help students at any stage of the writing process, from prewriting to drafting and editing. *No appointment necessary*

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Thursday, April 27 from 4:00-5:30 join students of SPAN 460 sharing thoughts on their favorite poets from Mexico.

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Join us for a conversation with Sarah García WS’17 on Wednesday, April 26 in the Fireplace Lounge at 5pm. Sarah will lead a discussion on Mexico’s Indigenous Peoples, their culture and history and how they contribute to environmental justice. Please stop by for an interesting and informative conversation!

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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Family Day! The IC is taking a day trip to the Memorial Art Gallery and Rochester Asian Markets on Sunday, May 6 from noon – 5pm. RSVP by emailing IC@hws.edu by Wednesday, April 26. We really hope you can make it and enjoy the Asian culture!

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Rape Culture is Popular Culture! Join us on Tuesday, April 25 at 5pm at the IC for a discussion about everyday examples of rape culture in popular songs, television shows and advertising led by Tremayne Robertson and Katie Stiffler. Hope to see you there!

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Thursday, April 20 at 5pm, Friederike Jandewerth will be hosting at talk at the IC to discuss School Sports vs. Sports Clubs. Please stop by if you’re interested in learning the differences!

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On April 12 from 4:30-6:30pm we welcome Juan Manuel Portillo as he hosts a Poetry Workshop at the IC. Professor Portillo is a poet, scholar and translator and as published multiple collections of poetry. His work is part of the Mystery Theater Poetry Archives of Machine Project and featured in multiple publications. Stop by to write some poetry and meet this amazing poet!

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Hungry for German food? Curious about German traditions? Come visit the German Club’s gemeinsames Abendbrot! Monday, April 3 at 7pm the IC and the German club invite the HWS community to experience a German tradition. See you there! 🙂

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Thursday, March 30 from 4-5pm the IC welcomes Brandi Ferrara, Director of Career Services. Please stop by to seek internship, graduate school or work advice! Hope you can make it CareerChatFerraraMarch2017

Wednesday, March 29 at 4:30pm join us at the IC for Tango & Capoeira: Glimpses into South America’s Dance Traditions. Joshua Martin, H’18, will be leading the event.

We hope to see you there!

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Curious about the difference in school sports versus sports clubs? Join us for a talk at the IC with Friederike Jandewerth on Thursday, March 9 at 5pm. After the presentation, there will be time for an open discussion to speak with other students and ask questions.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with us!

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 5pm in the Faculty Common Room Marzia Ahmadi, Nagina Ahmadi WS’20, Celia Pérez and Marilú Segura WS’07 will be presenting a talk entitled “Mothers and Daughters Across Borders.”

Stop by to hear these wonderful women discuss their lives and learn something new! Hope to see you there 

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Thursday, February 28 the IC will be hosting a Fireside Chat! Professor Elana Jefferson-Tatum of Africana Studies will lead a conversation “Between Two Worlds: Navigating Vodun as a Scholar-Practitioner.” This chat begins at 4:45 and is a wonderful opportunity to learn and share your ideas.

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In collaboration with the Religious Studies Department, the Intercultural Affairs Center will be sponsoring a trip to the Auburn Public Theatre to see “I Am Not Your Negro,” a film written by James Baldwin and directed by Radul Peck. Transportation and admission fee will be covered. Email the ic@hws.edu by Thursday, February 23 if interested in attending!

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Finally, to wrap up Black History Month, on Tuesday, February 26, Professor Jefferson-Tatum will be speaking about the West African religion of Vodun. We hope you are able to join us for these programs this week!

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As part of Black History Month, on Friday, February 24, as part of the After Dark Series, we will be screening the film Selma, which follows the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

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Tuesday, February 21 at 5pm at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House Andrew Hellmund H’14 is returning to campus to discuss his work as a sculpture instructor in the department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He is an artist and sculptor at Hellmund Studio. Hellmund is an alumni living and working in Edmonton, Canada where he recently completed a MFA under British Sculptor, Peter Hide. He strives to create sculptures from found and recycled metals that express a sense of hope, fluidity, and power, while fostering and supporting community.

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Join us Tuesday, February 21 at 4:45pm at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House for a conversation with Andrew Hellmund ’14 on the transcendence of metal sculpture work! Reception with artist to follow!

 

 

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As part of Black History Month, on Monday, February 20, Professor Amy Krosch, of the Psychology Department at Cornell University, will be joining us for an informal conversation about her work which looks at how people’s perceptions of race change depending on economic scarcity conditions.

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Join Susan Hess, the Writing, Teaching and Learning Specialist at the Center for Teaching and Learning, as she guides you through the ins and outs of the essay application writing process. This event will take place on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 in the IC House. Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, March 30 at 4pm, Brandi Ferrara, Director of the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experimental Education, will be hosting a Career Chat at the IC. Please bring all questions you have on scholarships, internships, fellowships, career choices and more. No appointments are necessary, but please stop by and your questions will definitely be addressed!

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FEBRUARY 13 AT 7PM join the Women and Men of Color Support Group for a Pre-Valentine’s Day Self-Care Workshop facilitated by the Counseling Center. We’ll be addressing the diverse concerns of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Student of Color Community, and refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Tasha Prosper (prosper@hws.edu). Hope to see you there!

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Saturday, February 4, 2017, the IC center and HWS’ Dance Department welcomes the community to a “Building the Beloved Community: Social Change Through the Performing Arts,” a lecture series remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Artists and activists from Afreesoul Dynamic will share their perspectives.

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Pre Valentine’s Day Self-Care Workshop! Join us for a women and men of color support group facilitated by the Counseling Center to address the diverse concerns oft eh HWS Colleges Student of Color Community. This will be held at the IC House (288 Pulteney Street) on February 13 at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

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The Sister Circle support group will resume its meetings for this semester on January 23rd at 7pm! These group sessions are facilitated by the Counseling Center to address the diverse concerns of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Student of Color Community.

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Friday, December 9 – Friday, December 16, the IC will be open from 8am to 5am as another study space! Free snacks and beverages will be available and quiet hours will be enforced! Good luck on your final examinations, HWS students!

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The Writing Table on Monday, December 12 from 12-2pm! Stop by for assistance from Professor Geoffrey Babbitt of the English and Comparative Literature department with any writing assignments! No appointment necessary!

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Monday, December 5 in the Bartlett Theatre, the Kinghorn International Fellowship presents Immigration: Voices and Identities. Ervin Kosta of the Anthropology and Sociology departments, Nagina Ahmadi ’20, Kely Amejecor ’18, John Camara ’19 and Sergio Perez ’19 will all participate in a panel discussing immigration the United States.

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Join us on Thursday, December 1st in the Fish Screening Room at 7pm for a screening nd discussion to raise awareness on the current social movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline and on issues such as social and environmental justice, human rights violations, freedom of the press and state violence. Elisa Garrote Soto is moderating the discussion, and Whitney Mauer, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Jeffery Anderson, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, and Grace Bulltail, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation of North Dakota, as well as Ph.D. candidate in biological and environmental engineering at Cornell University will all participate in the panel.

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Panel discussion highlighting the current issues with the Dakota Access pipeline, featuring Whitney Mauer, Jeffrey Anderson, and Grace Bulltail.

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In collaboration with the After Dark Series, we will be hosting a Dream Catcher making session, a traditional Native American craft. Corn salsa, chips, and drinks will be served! We hope you will join us! writing%20table%20f2016

November 16 we welcome all students to the IC for the Writing Table! This is a drop-in space for students to get any sort of help with any writing assignments. No appointment is necessary, so please stop by between 830 – 930pm! See you then!

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November 11, 2016 is the Anniversary of the signing of the historic Canandaigua Treaty! We invite you to join us on a March honoring the friendship agreement negotiated.

Email us at ic@hws.edu to reserve a spot by Thursday, November 10 at 4pm.

The van will depart at 12pm and return around 4pm. The trip includes a celebration walk and a treaty commemoration ceremony!

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Stop by the IC this Tuesday, November 15 for another Career Chat with Brandi Ferrara, Director of Career Services! Brandi is willing to answer all questions regarding establishing alum connections, resume help, internships, graduate school and more. She’ll be available 4-5pm!

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Celebrate November as Native American Heritage Month. For more information and events, please visit the HWS calendar!

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Get your game on at Game Night at the Chaplain’s House! Friday, October 28 at 7pm we welcome everyone for some international games, desserts and friends. Find us at 630 S. Main Street! Hope to see you there!

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Join Friederike Jandewerth tomorrow, Wednesday October 26 at 5pm for a conversation on German University life. Learn about the differences and similarities between education in Germany versus the United States. Discussion will be in English!

Need help or advice on searching for jobs, internships and scholarships? Have questions on what goes into a resume? Stop by our Career Chat with Brandi Ferrara! She will be at the IC this Tuesday October 25 from 4pm-5pm and Tuesday November 15 from 4pm-5pm. No appointment necessary! We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity!

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Join us on Wednesday, October 19 from 12pm-1pm for lunch with Tasha Prosper who will be discussing the new program Sister Circle; a weekly meeting for women of color on campus to discuss their concerns.

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Join us for a dinner and conversation with Dr. Atira Charles, assistant professor at Florida A&M University, CEO of Think Actuality LLC, and creator of ‘The Mask Project’. Dinner will be served!

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Join us this Wednesday October 19 at 12pm for a conversation with Tasha Prosper, the new Staff Psychologist at the Counseling Center. She will be speaking with students about her role at the Counseling Center and her newly launched program called ‘Sister Circle.’ Lunch will be served!

 

 

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Staying on campus for Fall Break? Check out all of the fun activities that have been planned!

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The IC is welcoming all students on Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm to stop by for discussion led by Professor Fernando Rodriguez-Mansilla, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and Professor Marcela Romero Rivera, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. During the celebration of Latin & Hispanic Heritage Month, this conversation will be based around the Latin American Perspective. Hope to see you there!

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Need help with your essays or midterms? Need some guidance writing your essay for Study Abroad applications? Stop by the Writing Table this Wednesday October 5th at 8:30pm-9:30pm!

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Join us this Tuesday October 4th at 5pm at the Intercultural Affairs Center for a conversation with students who participated in the Beyond Borders program to South Africa! There will be reflections, refreshments and more!

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Join us October 2 from 12 – 5pm and visit the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery to attend the Hispanic and Latino Heritage Celebration.

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Wednesday, September 28, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor from Princeton University will be on campus to host a lecture, “You Can’t fix a Broken Foundation: Black Women’s Housing in the 1970s.” Please stop by to listen to this powerful discussion.

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The IC welcomes Brandi Ferrara and Susan Hess in their Career Chat series. Stop by the IC either September 22, October 19 or November 15 to meet with Brandi Ferrara, Director of the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education. Ferrara plans to answer all questions about furthering your education during the summer and after graduation. These questions will be answered in a drop-in, casual format. On Monday, September 26, Susan hess, the Writing and Teaching/Learning Specialist at the center for Teaching and Learning, is available to provide assistance with essays needed to internships, study abroad applications and graduate school.

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Come listen to seniors’ stories and the lessons they learned about the ups and downs of life at HWS. Desserts will be served!

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September 15 – October 15 the IC will be celebrating Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month! Please check out all the upcoming events on campus and at the IC!

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Save the date!! This Thursday, September 15 at 5pm we invite you to the Fisher Center to connect with LGBTQ allies. This is an opportunity to find out about the different, supportive resources available to you in the community and on campus. Refreshments will be served! Hope to see you there 🙂

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Come join us on Friday, September 16 at 5pm to spend time with the members of the Strategic Diversity Planning Committee.

 

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