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H-SC Places 1st in Statewide Collegiate Ethics Bowl
H-SC Places 1st in Statewide Collegiate Ethics Bowl
Hampden-Sydney College won the 2016 Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl competition held January 31 and February 1 on the campus of Hollins University. A program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC), this year's event featured 16 student teams from independent colleges and universities deliberating case studies with ethical dilemmas related to Ethics and Civic Responsibility. The teams presented their analyses, positions, and recommendations to panels of judges comprised of business, professional, and educational leaders from across Virginia.

 


Creator of "Shorty" to Discuss Future of Media & Entertainment
Creator of "Shorty" to Discuss Future of Media & Entertainment
On Monday, February 8, Hampden-Sydney College will host Michael A. Furno for a discussion entitled "Content Creation 3.0: The Future of Media and Entertainment".Furno is also the writer, editor, director, and producer of "Shorty", a film that covers the 2002 Hampden-Sydney Football Team. The documentary tells a compelling story of a beloved fan, Walter Simms, and the team's hard fought search for the playoffs.

 


Mitzi Miller to Keynote Black History Month
Mitzi Miller to Keynote Black History Month
On Thursday, February 11, Mitzi Miller will give the keynote address for Black History Month. Miller will speak on "Black Imagery in the Media." Before joining Rainforest Entertainment production company as the of Head of Development in March 2015, best-selling author and award-winning journalist Miller served as the editor-in-chief of EBONY magazine.. She is the youngest individual to ever helm the flagship publication.

 


H-S Music Series Continues with Lise Keiter
H-S Music Series Continues with Lise Keiter
On Wednesday, February 10, Hampden-Sydney College will host Lise Keiter to perform as a part of the Hampden-Sydney College Music Series. The solo pianist will perform the music of Chopin, Greig, Lili Boulanger, and others.

 


Beyond The Hill 2016 -La Lechosa, Dominican Republic
Beyond The Hill 2016 -La Lechosa, Dominican Republic
Jake Edmonds '18
Hampden-Sydney College changed forever after the summer of 2002. Alumni David Klein '78, Michael Pace '79, and George "Trip" Howe '92 took their families to Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, for a weekend of rock climbing and fly fishing. As the three concluded their busy day by gathering around a campfire, Klein, Pace, and Howe discussed the possibility of putting Hampden-Sydney College on the map forever. At the end of the trip, the three, along with alumni Carlyle Chandler '93 and Lee Rice '01 created the service and adventure organization Beyond The Hill.For the past thirteen years, Hampden-Sydney students, alumni, family, and friends have traveled to Central America at least once a year to help the less fortunate. However, for the past four years Beyond The Hill has traveled to the Dominican Republic to work in the village of La Lechosa. Throughout the 13 years the organization has contributed to the construction of schools, maternity wards, churches, and homes.

 


Discussion on Holocaust Perpetrators - Feb. 1
Discussion on Holocaust Perpetrators - Feb. 1
On Monday, February 1, Hampden-Sydney College will host Dr. Christopher Browning as he delivers a talk entitled "Revisiting the Holocaust Perpetrators." He is the Frank Porter Graham Professor Emeritus, UNC-Chapel Hill.

 


MLK Commemoration Week
MLK Commemoration Week
MLK Commemoration Week is a campus-wide program aimed at honoring the ideals, legacy, and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and furthering the commitment to inclusion, social justice, action and leadership beyond the dream of Dr. King.

 


Neurobiology Class to Publish in Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Neurobiology Class to Publish in Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
The neurobiology class of Dr. Erin Clabough, Assistant Professor of Biology, wrote a review article entitled "Modifier genes in Huntington disease" that has been accepted for final publication in the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences - eLS - published by Wiley-Blackwell, the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business

 


Travis Goodloe '16 Awarded 1st in ASM Poster Competition
Travis Goodloe '16 Awarded 1st in ASM Poster Competition
Senior biology major Travis Goodloe was recently awarded 1st Place in the poster competition for research he presented at the 2015 Virginia Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

 


Taylor Meinhardt '16 Presents at Society for Cell Biology
Taylor Meinhardt '16 Presents at Society for Cell Biology
Two Hampden-Sydney biology students, Taylor Meinhardt '16 and Will Echols '17, and Associate Professor of Biology Mike Wolyniak recently returned from the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in San Diego, California. The ASCB is the world's preeminent society for cell biologists and attracts thousands of scientists from around the world each December to the annual meeting.