William Smith Soccer with Charlotte Carrau ’21 and Eileen Rath ’20

The William Smith Soccer team led an excellent streak this semester setting the team on the right foot so to speak for another marvelous season! Listen to Charlotte Carrau ’21 and Eileen Rath ’20 discuss the team and the year ahead! Listen to the full episode below and be sure to subscribe to The Seneca Scene on iTunes and on Spotify to stay updated on all events … Continue reading William Smith Soccer with Charlotte Carrau ’21 and Eileen Rath ’20

State of The Colleges with President Joyce P. Jacobsen

To start the 2019-2020 Academic Year, The Seneca Scene welcomed President Joyce P. Jacobsen to introduce them and discuss Hobart and William Smith Colleges as we begin the academic year. It is the first episode in this years’ series on the State of the Colleges. In the next few weeks we will also speak with William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig and Interim Hobart Dean Khuram Hussain. Wren … Continue reading State of The Colleges with President Joyce P. Jacobsen

Geoscience, Theatre, and More with David Kendrick

This week on the Seneca Scene we have an in-depth conversation with David Kendrick an Associate Professor of Geoscience. Professor Kendrick passionately talks about how he fell in love with geoscience and their journey to become a part of the HWS Community. We also delve into his research with geology of the fingerlakes and how that impacts our world today. Professor Kendrick discusses his role in John Cariani’s … Continue reading Geoscience, Theatre, and More with David Kendrick

Ecology, Politics, and More with Meghan Brown

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes Professor of Biology Meghan Brown. Professor Brown is an aquatic ecologist that has done research in the finger lakes and all around the world including Italy, Guatemala, Australia, and Siberia. We have an interesting discussion about their work with invasive species in the finger lakes, the relationship with politics and science in the world, and climate change. Professor Brown also … Continue reading Ecology, Politics, and More with Meghan Brown

Money, Mindset, and Meaning with Craig Talmage

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage. Professor Talmage has a PhD in Community Resources and Development from Arizona State University and has a strong background in entrepreneurship. We discuss many topics including his journey to HWS, key skills that every entrepreneur need in order to succeed, and how the entrepreneurial studies minor can help you develop a mindset that will benefit … Continue reading Money, Mindset, and Meaning with Craig Talmage

Mummies, History, and More with Tricia McEldowney

This week on The Seneca Scene we have an interesting discussion with  Tricia McEldowney who is the Colleges’ Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Trisha discusses how her love of history, combined with her passion for learning, lead to her joining the HWS Archives. We also hear the story of how HWS came to be the home of a mummy and how the Archives records the history of … Continue reading Mummies, History, and More with Tricia McEldowney

Abbe Center, Hillel, and Community with Julianne Miller

This week on The Seneca Scene we have an informative and passionate discussion with Julianne Miller, Director of the Abbe Center for Jewish Life and Hillel Advisor. Julianne discusses how she became a part of the HWS community and involved in Jewish Life on campus. She goes on to tell the amazing story of how Abbe Center has grown to be the place it is today. … Continue reading Abbe Center, Hillel, and Community with Julianne Miller

Orientation with Sophie Ritter ’20 and Steven D’Alterio ’21

This week on The Seneca Scene the Orientation Coordinators Sophie Ritter and Steven D’Alterio are giving insight into orientation including details on all the fun events planned, registration, and tips to be successful in college. Sophie is an English major with a double minor in child advocacy and public policy and is also pursuing a teaching certification in early childhood and special education. Steven is majoring in … Continue reading Orientation with Sophie Ritter ’20 and Steven D’Alterio ’21

Reair-Year in Review with Alex Kerai ’19

The Seneca Scene is off this week and, in preparation for the upcoming school year, we are revisiting the second-annual “Year in Review” episode with our guest Alex Kerai ’19. Alex will be discussing topics including the presidential search, the coordinate system, diversity and inclusion, student activism, and graduation. A member of the class of 2019, Alex graduated with honors in English. He is a … Continue reading Reair-Year in Review with Alex Kerai ’19

Reair: Zahra Arabzada ’19 on Activism and Triumph from Geneva to Afghanistan

The Seneca Scene is off for the next two week to prepare episodes for the fall. This week we are revisiting Zahra’s story which we first shared back in February.  For this episode we welcomed  Zahra Arabzada ’19 to tell her story of her life as a runner, starting in her home country of Afghanistan, and how her advocacy has impacted women in the United States … Continue reading Reair: Zahra Arabzada ’19 on Activism and Triumph from Geneva to Afghanistan

Pre-Orientation Adventure Program with Anna Moreau ’20 and Zane Piedmonte-Lang ’21

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes POAP Coordinators Anna Moreau ’20 and Zane Piedmonte-Lang ’21 to talk about this year’s trips. Join us to learn more about the POAP application process, how to pack and prepare for your trip as well as Anna’s and Zane’s tips and tricks to make the most of your expedition before Orientation. The Pre-Orientation Adventure program is a unique part of … Continue reading Pre-Orientation Adventure Program with Anna Moreau ’20 and Zane Piedmonte-Lang ’21

Reair: Sarah Walters ’19 on HWS and Beyond

The Seneca Scene is off this week, so instead we’re airing an episode from our first season, way back in October, that we think encapsulates our mission of finding great people and stories at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. For this episode we welcomed  Sarah Walters ’19, a major in Genocide, Human Rights, and Peace Action, for a discussion on taking action and how to remain committed … Continue reading Reair: Sarah Walters ’19 on HWS and Beyond

Tommy the Traveler 10: The End

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 10: The End

Tommy the Traveler 9: The Trial

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 9: The Trial

Tommy the Traveler 8: Tommy’s Aftermath

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 8: Tommy’s Aftermath

Tommy the Traveler 7: The Raid at Superdorm (Part 3)

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 7: The Raid at Superdorm (Part 3)

Tommy the Traveler 6: The Raid at Superdorm (Part 2)

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 6: The Raid at Superdorm (Part 2)

Tommy the Traveler 5: The Raid at Superdorm (Part 1)

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 5: The Raid at Superdorm (Part 1)

Tommy the Traveler 4: The Night that Sherrill Burned

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 4: The Night that Sherrill Burned

Tommy the Traveler 3: The New Kid

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 3: The New Kid

Tommy the Traveler 2: A Rodeo Clown’s Tale

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 2: A Rodeo Clown’s Tale

Tommy the Traveler 1: Setting the Scene

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler 1: Setting the Scene

Tommy the Traveler: Trailer

Join the Herald and Seneca Scene, beginning May 29th, as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that … Continue reading Tommy the Traveler: Trailer

Year in Review with Alex Kerai

For the final episode of in the first season of The Seneca Scene, our guest is Alex Kerai who will be covering the Year in Review and discussing topics including the presidential search, the coordinate system, diversity and inclusion, student activism, and graduation. Alex is a member of the class of 2019 and will be graduating with honors in English. He is a double major … Continue reading Year in Review with Alex Kerai

State of the Colleges with President McGuire, Dean Kaenzig, and Dean Hussain

For our closing State of the Colleges for the 2018-2019 academic year, we welcome Interim President Patrick A. McGuire, William Smith College Dean Lisa Kaenzig, and Hobart College Dean Khuram Hussain to the studio for a wide-ranging conversation on the year and their plans for the future. This is a fascinating continuation of our three-part State of the Colleges from the beginning of the academic … Continue reading State of the Colleges with President McGuire, Dean Kaenzig, and Dean Hussain

Professor Justin Rose on his new book, activism, and campus

On this episode of The Seneca Scene, we welcome Professor Justin Rose, from the political science department and Africana Studies. Professor Rose talks with us about the inspiration for his new book – The Drum Major Instinct: Martin Luther King, Jr’s Theory of Political Service – and discusses his work on the Presidential Search Committee, along with many others, and diversity on campus. This is a … Continue reading Professor Justin Rose on his new book, activism, and campus

Michael Amadori on HWS Sustainability Initiatives

On this episode of The Seneca Scene, we welcome Michael Amadori, the Sustainability Manager at HWS. Michael is on the Climate Task force and is the advisor and coordinator for the EcoReps program on campus. Michael has created and led many programs and events involving sustainability and is coordinating the earth week events. Listen to the full episode below and be sure to subscribe to The … Continue reading Michael Amadori on HWS Sustainability Initiatives

Mark Gearan on Politics, the Media, and Getting Involved

On this episode of The Seneca Scene, we welcome another special guest back to campus…over the phone.​ President Emeritus Mark D. Gearan currently the Director of the Harvard Institute of Politics and was formerly the President of Hobart and William Smith for 18 years. With the release of Robert Mueller’s impending, we chatted last week, on Friday, about the role of media in this changing … Continue reading Mark Gearan on Politics, the Media, and Getting Involved

Professor Tom Drennen on Entrepreneurship and Climate Change

On this episode of The Seneca Scene, we welcome Professor Tom Drennen. Professor Drennen is a member of the Economics department and serves as the chair of Environmental Studies as well as Entrepreneurial Studies. He has helped launch and fosters several sustainability initiatives here at the colleges. Professor Drennen gives insight into sustainability as well as his views on climate change and entrepreneurship.​ Listen to … Continue reading Professor Tom Drennen on Entrepreneurship and Climate Change

Creative Writing and Trias at HWS with Professor Melanie Hamilton

On this episode of The Seneca Scene, we welcome Professor Melanie Conroy-Goldman Hamilton. Professor Hamilton has served as chair to the English department and helped create the Trias program. Talking about creative writing on campus, Professor Hamilton showcases the various outlets and resources for writers. ​ Listen to the full episode below and be sure to subscribe to The Seneca Scene on iTunes and on Spotify to … Continue reading Creative Writing and Trias at HWS with Professor Melanie Hamilton

“The Herald” Welcomes Back Josh Horowitz ’98

On this special episode of The Seneca Scene, we welcome Josh Horowitz ’98, former Editor-in-Chief of the Herald, who is a current MTV News correspondent and host of the TV show After Hours and the podcast Happy Sad Confused. Josh talks with current Herald Editor-in-Chief Alex Kerai ’19 about his time at the Herald and the long-lasting impact of that experience on his career in entertainment. Reflecting on his time at HWS, … Continue reading “The Herald” Welcomes Back Josh Horowitz ’98

Honor Societies at HWS

This week on The Seneca Scene, Leslie Colunga and Sergio Perez talk about William Smith and Hobart Honor Societies. The two of them share their personal tales and passion for campus leadership. Students, be sure to listen for inside tips on how to gain entry to the societies! Make sure to subscribe to stay updated on all events and happenings on HWS campus.​ Listen to … Continue reading Honor Societies at HWS

Inside Look at Student Government

This week on The Seneca Scene, Eva Catanzariti of William Smith Congress (WSC) and Grant Emerson of Hobart Student Government (HSG) talk about their roles as Presidents of the WSC and HSG. Both of them give an exciting look into precisely how the meetings, elections, and budget allocations work for each community. Be sure to listen for the new changes that have been made to … Continue reading Inside Look at Student Government

Inside Look: HWS Judicial Board & Campus Activities Board

This week on The Seneca Scene, we explore two organizations that have a massive impact on student life, yet are relatively unknown. First on is Denzel Degollado ‘19 to talk about the Judiciary Board at HWS. Next is Lorena Robelo Lara ‘21 who was recently elected president of the Campus Activities Board. If you want to get involved, CAB open board meetings take place from 1:30 pm … Continue reading Inside Look: HWS Judicial Board & Campus Activities Board

Zahra Arabzada on Activism and Triumph from Geneva to Afghanistan

This week on the Seneca Scene Zahra Arabzada tells her story of her life as a runner, starting in her home country of Afghanistan, and how her advocacy has impacted women in the United States as well as her home. Recounting her reasons for running in hijab in the U.S. and her work to advocate for female sports in Afghanistan. Zahra shares her incredible tale, … Continue reading Zahra Arabzada on Activism and Triumph from Geneva to Afghanistan

EMS Chief Ryan Klimkewicz: Keeping HWS Safe

Discover the team of college students working around the clock for your safety in this interview with Ryan Klimkewicz. As the chief of EMS here at HWS, Ryan oversees more than twenty students and liaises with various community resources. Taking some time from his sleepless schedule, Ryan gives us some insight into what life is like juggling the responsibilities of college and EMS. He also … Continue reading EMS Chief Ryan Klimkewicz: Keeping HWS Safe

Brett Pasternak on Organizing the Welcome Back Concert

Behind every Welcome Back Concert, Brett Pasternak is working tirelessly to bring the entertainment and excitement to campus. In this interview, Brett discuses the joys and challenges of music management and the unique opportunities that working at HWS has provided him with over the years. There are also some crazy insider stories and advice for aspiring musicians! Listen to the full episode below and be … Continue reading Brett Pasternak on Organizing the Welcome Back Concert

Chaplain Maurice Charles & Cliff Chan Reflect on HWS

Before the beloved duo in the Chaplain’s House – Chaplin Maurice Charles and his partner Cliff Chan – left campus in January to move to Atlanta, The Seneca Scene sat down with both of them to discuss their time at HWS, spiritual life and engagement, fond memories, and what’s in store for them next. In this long and wide-spanning interview, the two of them managed to … Continue reading Chaplain Maurice Charles & Cliff Chan Reflect on HWS

Jeremy Wattles on Community Service & Learning

This week The Seneca Scene visited Associate Director for the Center of Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) at the Colleges: Jeremy Wattles. In one of his final interviews before departing the Colleges for Colgate University, to serve as the Director of their Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education, Wattles discusses the work he has completed at HWS and the influence of Emeritus President Mark D. Gearan … Continue reading Jeremy Wattles on Community Service & Learning

A Discussion with Political Groups on Campus: YAF & YAL

This week The Seneca Scene hosts a conversation with two student leaders who are on the boards of political groups at HWS: Alex Dubin ’20 from Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) and Josh Harper ’19 from Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). This episode was recorded before any of their recent events this semester and focuses on their groups’ missions and ideals. The Herald and Seneca Scene maintain their commitment to … Continue reading A Discussion with Political Groups on Campus: YAF & YAL

Makayla Pydych ’19 on Community Service Involvement and Engagement

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes senior Makayla Pydych who is majoring in English and Education, and pursuing the Masters of Arts in Teaching, for a discussion on her work in the Geneva community throughout her four years at HWS. Join us for this chat where we learn more about Makayla’s work with Geneva 2020 – and Geneva Reads and the newly launched Geneva Writes – … Continue reading Makayla Pydych ’19 on Community Service Involvement and Engagement

Sarah Walters ’19 on Varied Interests at HWS and Beyond

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes senior Sarah Walters who is majoring in Genocide, Human Rights, and Peace Action for a discussion on taking action and how to remain committed and involved through both campus and global life. Join us for this chat where we learn more about Sarah’s work with PLEN and the Genocide and Human Rights Symposium and how they relate to the arc … Continue reading Sarah Walters ’19 on Varied Interests at HWS and Beyond

Mental Health Awareness with Dianna Paige ’19

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes senior Psychology major Dianna Paige for a discussion on mental health and how to help others both on campus and off. Join us for this chat where we learn more about the resources available on campus, the various signs of depression, how to discuss trauma, and the purpose of trigger warnings. You can also watch all of Dianna’s TED talk for … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness with Dianna Paige ’19

Gravitational Waves with Professor Steven Penn

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes Professor of Physics Steven Penn to discuss the discovery of gravitational waves and his work with LIGO on coating design for the interferometer detectors. Join us for this chat where we learn more about Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, the collision of black holes and neutron stars, and what this discovery means for our understanding of the Big Bang. Listen … Continue reading Gravitational Waves with Professor Steven Penn

Fribolin Farm and Food Systems with Sarah Meyer

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes Sarah Meyer from the Finger Lakes Institute to discuss the Fribolin Farm, sustainability, community garden, upcoming events, and beekeeping. Join us for this half-hour chat where we learn more about the HWS campus farm and its mascot, along with ways you can get involved on campus with Campus Greens or the Eco-Reps. Don’t forget to follow the farm on Instagram … Continue reading Fribolin Farm and Food Systems with Sarah Meyer

The State of the Colleges with William Smith Dean Kaenzig

In the final of its State of the Colleges series, The Seneca Scene welcomed William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig to discuss William Smith advancement opportunities, the achievement gap, and plans for the future of the institution. In the last two weeks we have spoken with Interim President Patrick A. McGuire and Interim Hobart Dean Khuram Hussain. In conversation, Kaenzig spoke about the values of Hobart … Continue reading The State of the Colleges with William Smith Dean Kaenzig

The State of the Colleges with Hobart Dean Hussain

In Part 2 of its State of the Colleges series, The Seneca Scene welcomed Interim Hobart Dean Khuram Hussain to discuss Hobart traditions in the changing academic environment. Last week we spoke with Interim President Patrick A. McGuire and next  week we will also speak with William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig. In conversation, Hussain spoke about the values of Hobart and William Smith, traditions of Hobart … Continue reading The State of the Colleges with Hobart Dean Hussain

The State of the Colleges with Interim President McGuire

To start the 2018-2019 Academic Year, The Seneca Scene welcomed Interim President Patrick A. McGuire L.H.D. ’12 to discuss Hobart and William Smith Colleges as we begin the academic year. It is the first in our three-part series on the State of the Colleges. In the next two weeks we will also speak with William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig and Interim Hobart Dean Khuram Hussain. In … Continue reading The State of the Colleges with Interim President McGuire

Year in Review with Quinn Cullum

It’s been quite a year at Hobart and William Smith Colleges! As we look ahead to the Classes of 2018 Commencement, News Editor Quinn Cullum ’18 walks us through the events that have defined this past year in news. In her wide-ranging interview, Cullum discusses the resignation of President Gregory J. Vincent ’83, the instatement of Interim President Patrick A. McGuire L.H.D. ’12, the Herald‘s … Continue reading Year in Review with Quinn Cullum