Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 24 May 2015 11:18:21 GMTSun, 24 May 2015 11:18:21 GMTMcDonald Stars in New Miniseries, Texas Risinghttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18789Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23936.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Christopher McDonald '77, L.H.D. '13 appeared on "The Rich Eisen Show" to promote his work in an upcoming television event, "Texas Rising," premiering on Memorial Day. "Texas Rising" is a five-part, 10-hour miniseries on the History Channel about the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the birth of the Texas Rangers. McDonald stars alongside many distinguishe...Knoll '06 Publishes "Luckiest Girl Alive"http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18784Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23923.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Luckiest Girl Alive," the instant New York Times bestselling debut novel by Jessica Knoll '06, is being hailed by critics as a "dark, twisty" thriller whose "razor-sharp writing" and "propulsive prose" (EW) has drawn comparisons to "Gone Girl" but stands apart with its "humor, cultural insight, and thematic heft" (Alissa Nutting, author of "Tampa"). Named on...Classes of 2015: Identities of Service and Passionhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18745Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23854.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing." It was with these words, first spoken more than 130 years ago by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., that Hobart and William Smith Commencement Speaker David Gergen L.H.D. '15 - Harvard Professor of P...Rich Traditions Welcome Classes of 2015http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18744Sat, 16 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23845.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With Commencement Weekend underway, the Classes of 2015 participated in two of the Colleges' richest traditions: Hobart Launch and the William Smith Senior Welcome. In each of the ceremonies, the students in the senior classes were welcomed into the Alumni and Alumnae Associations, forever connecting each graduate to the Colleges. Both ceremonies followed Com...Students, Alums Join Peace Corpshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18639Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23797.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following a highly competitive admissions process, Amanda Reusch '15, Emily Surprenant '15, Anna Dorman '14 and Nicolas Walker '13 will soon kick off their tenures of service with the Peace Corps, continuing a fruitful connection between the Colleges and the renowned international service organization. The four will begin their stateside training this summer ...Falchuk '93 Judges 'NESN Next Producer'http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18722Sat, 09 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23782.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Emmy-award winning writer, producer and director Brad Falchuk '93, L.H.D. '14 is serving as a mentor and judge alongside fellow Hollywood producer Tom Werner on a new competition-style television series airing on the New England Sports Network (NESN) this spring. The seven-episode series, "NESN Next Producer," features several college students who are interes...Food Trucks Keep Popping Up!http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18737Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23788.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Pizza, ice cream, meatballs and more: this week students have more dining options than ever, all without leaving campus. To keep students well-fed in a fun and entertaining way during reading days and finals week, the Rosensweig family, the Rosensweig Learning Commons and Chegg have sponsored the Food Truck Pit Stop. Ten different food trucks serving a range ...Atmospheric Science Seniors Head to Grad Schoolshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18735Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23793.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Four Hobart and William Smith seniors -- Caitlin Crossett '15, Pamela Eck '15, Raleigh Grysko '15 and Elliott Morrill '15, all Geoscience majors with concentrations in atmospheric science -- have been accepted to competitive graduate programs in specialized areas within the field. In the fall of 2015, Crossett will attend the master's program in mathematical...Lucyshyn '19 of East Aurora Awarded Scholarshiphttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18708Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23728.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Teya Lucyshyn '19, a current senior at East Aurora High School, has been named this year's recipient of the William and Diane Green P'83, P'87 East Aurora Community Scholarship. The scholarship rewards academic excellence and leadership by providing financial assistance to students from East Aurora High School to attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges. An e...Alum Launches a Birthday Apphttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18700Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23688.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Have you ever wanted to send a friend or loved one a birthday message that was more meaningful than a simple Facebook post or text message? Mark Fortunato '08 and his colleagues recently launched a free app that will allow users to send specialized happy birthday messages to friends and family: the HBD app. HBD allows users to wish their friends happy birthda...