Hampden-Sydney is a residential college; 96% of students live in a variety of college housing.
College Events Calendar
|3,000 Strong Gets Boost with Challenge|
A group of anonymous donors has issued a challenge gift for the College as part of the new 3,000 Strong campaign. If 3,000 alumni make a gift during fiscal year 2013, which ends June 30th, and we meet our goal of the 3,000 Strong campaign, this group will contribute a total of $200,000 in support of the College.
|Men's Chorus & the Richmond Symphony|
At the invitation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Commission and the Commonwealth of Virginia, over twenty colleges and universities sent choral singers to Richmond, joining with the Richmond Symphony and Chorus, for an April 13th concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Hampden-Sydney sent seven members of the Men's Chorus.
|Students Present at National Conference|
Yonathan T. Ararso '13
Three Hampden-Sydney students recently traveled to the northern tip of the Midwest to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The meeting, held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, welcomed presenters from all disciplines and institutions across the nation. Jahangir Iqbal '15, Edward Park '15, and Yonathan Ararso '13 represented the mathematics, physics, and biology departments, respectively.
Connor J. Crowley '14
From March 26 to 30, a group of nine students and two faculty members from Hampden-Sydney College travelled to Washington D.C to participate in the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS). The contingent was assigned to represent El Salvador. This five day event was attended by several hundred students from 30 different colleges from throughout the Western Hemisphere. The intended goals of the WMOAS are to give students the opportunity to learn about the structure and processes of the OAS, learn about current events and issues that are affecting the hemisphere, and gain first-hand experience practicing diplomacy.
|5 Students Selected for Sorensen Institute|
Five Hampden-Sydney students were among the twenty-four Virginia college students recently selected by the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership for the College Leaders Program for 2013 which offers an advanced program on public service and leadership for college students. The program is based on a firm belief that young people not only can make a positive difference in their communities, they should be strongly encouraged to do so.
|Salvador Viñas Brings His Philosophy to H-SC|
Luke A. Schroeder '13
People often view certain objects of cultural heritage as having special value and want to conserve and endorse them. But what is the origin of such value? Where should a conservator look? In mid-April, Salvador Muñoz Viñas, a professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain, travelled to Hampden-Sydney to spend several days engaging philosophy majors with problems in the ethics of heritage conservation.On April 15, as a key part of this visit, Muñoz Viñas delivered a lecture in Crawley Forum titled "Is It True that Truth Matters? The Problem of Authenticity in Heritage Conservation." Muñoz Viñas' talk focused on the concept of authenticity as it is used in the field and philosophy of art conservation. Should conservators pay heed to the authenticity of a work of art? In other words, does authenticity matter? Muñoz Viñas attempted to answer these questions by analyzing how conservators and audiences regard and have regarded the concept.
|Understanding the Arab Awakening|
D. Hunter DiPaolo '13
On the evening of Tuesday, April 9, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Dr. Richard Norton, professor of both International Relations and Anthropology at Boston University, presented his lecture on "Understanding the Arab Awakening." Dr. Norton spoke about the uprisings in the Middle East since 2011, focusing primarily on Egypt and Bahrain. His lecture began with a caveat: what he was about to say about the complexities of the Middle East were generalities, since each case is different, and must be taken with a grain of salt.
|H-SC 20/20 - An Update|
Dr. Dale Jones, V-P Strategy, Administration and Board Affairs
Hampden-Sydney has developed a strategic plan guided by the vision statement "to become a model liberal arts college recognized for excellence in educating men for the 21st Century." The eight-year Strategic Plan: H-SC 20/20 was adopted by the Board of Trustees in November 2011 and provides direction for the College from 2012 to the anniversary of its 245th year. H-SC 20/20 is the latest in a series of long-range plans, usually five-years in length. H-SC 20/20 is not just longer in duration but far more ambitious in its scope.