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"Poor Old Shine" at Hampden-Sydney - April 29Open in a New Window

On Tuesday, April 29, Hampden-Sydney College will host "An Evening of Americana Music" featuring the band "Poor Old Shine". The Opening Act of this performance will be Dr. Victor Cabas, Adjunct Associate Professor of Rhetoric.

 

Abbott Selected as a Fullbright UK Summer ScholarOpen in a New Window

Abbott Selected as a Fullbright UK Summer ScholarHampden-Sydney College student, Alex Abbott '17 was recently selected to be a recipient of the Fullbright UK Summer Institute grant. Selection requires that the recipients be young American student leaders with a high level of academic achievement. Alex will have the opportunity to study at the University of Bristol in a four-week program on "Slavery and the Atlantic Heritage".

 

Journal of Sciences Publishes Vol. 3Open in a New Window

Journal of Sciences Publishes Vol. 3The Hampden-Sydney College Journal of the Sciences has published its third annual volume. The Journal showcases Hampden-Sydney student research. For the first two year, the Journal was an on-line publication but this year, there is also a printed edition. According to advisor, Assistant Professor of Biology Michael Wolyniak, "Journals are moving from print to online, so we considered this carefully, and I admit that I was a little skeptical although we have always had in the back of our heads that it would be nice to have a printed copy. This year the desire and the means came together. The response has been exciting; the Journal has a much higher profile on and off campus."

 

Physics Adds 3D PrinterOpen in a New Window

Physics Adds 3D PrinterAfter several weeks of meetings with members of the Student Finance Board and the head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Society of Physics Students and the Department of Physics and Astronomy purchased The MakerBot: Replicator 2, a desktop 3D printer. The MakerBot is a, microwave size, 3D printer with the capabilities to make professional-quality models using a low-cost consumable, the MakerBot PLA filament. The MakerBot can create models using the easy to use MakerBot MakerWare software along with many 3D design tools such as the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs. Essentially, a design is uploaded into a SD card. The SD card is then put into the MakerBot. The MakerBot then creates the model by melting the PLA filament in ascending layers.

 

Dr. Blackman Receives Mednick FellowshipOpen in a New Window

Dr. Blackman Receives Mednick Fellowship Dr. Robert H. Blackman, Associate Professor of History at Hampden-Sydney College, has received a 2014 VFIC Mednick Fellowship for his proposal to research and write a new book, "Building a National Assembly".

 

Lee Ayscue '15 Named a Goldwater ScholarOpen in a New Window

Lee Ayscue '15 Named a Goldwater ScholarRussell Lee Ayscue, a junior chemistry major and Patrick Henry Scholar, has been named a 2014 Barry Goldwater Scholar, one of only six Virginians to receive the award. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to students who have displayed outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. This year the Goldwater Foundation has awarded 283 scholarships nationally, from a pool of more than 1200 applicants.

 

20 Inducted into ODKOpen in a New Window

20 Inducted into ODKOn Sunday, March 23, 18 Hampden-Sydney students, one faculty member, and one member of the administration were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the collegiate national leadership honor society for men and women.

 

11 Inducted into Phi Beta KappaOpen in a New Window

11 Inducted into Phi Beta KappaOn March 24, eleven Hampden-Sydney students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society recognizing outstanding academic achievement.

 

7 Inducted into Sigma XiOpen in a New Window

7 Inducted into Sigma XiOn March 18, five Hampden-Sydney students and two H-SC Biology professors were inducted into the Longwood University/Hampden-Sydney College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the international honorary Scientific Research Society. These new members were recognized for their excellence in scientific research and their ongoing commitment to foster collaboration and communication among the scientific community.

 

Kinne Earns Baseball Most Wins in H-SC HistoryOpen in a New Window

Kinne Earns Baseball Most Wins in H-SC HistoryHead baseball coach Jeff Kinne became the Tigers' all-time winningest coach with 226 victories as the Tigers outlasted Frostburg State 14-13 in a back-and-forth battle. With the win, the Tigers improve to 16-5 on the season; the Bobcats fall to 10-3.
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4/24/2014
Greenville/ Spartanburg (Palmetto Club) Commonwealth Alumni Gathering

4/25/2014 » 4/27/2014
2nd Annual Minority Alumni Mentorship Reunion Weekend

4/30/2014
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5/6/2014
Club of DC May 2014 Area Alumni Networking Group Lunch

5/6/2014
H-SC Club of Lynchburg Tap Takeover