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From Scott Cooper (H-SC '92), the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama, "Out of the Furnace." In theatres December 6.
On the heels of last year’s successful "3,000 Strong Challenge," Hampden-Sydney recently announced the Make History for H-SC Challenge, with a goal of achieving an all-time high number of donors to the College.
Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University have reactivated their long-dormant joint chapter of Sigma Xi in an effort to promote scientific research achievements by students and faculty and to foster collaboration between the two institutions. Sigma Xi, the international multidisciplinary scientific research society, was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage collaboration among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. The Society consists of over 500 chapters at academic, industrial, and government research institutions and has nearly 60,000 members in more than 100 countries around the world. The Society endeavors to encourage support of original work across the spectrum of science and technology and to promote an appreciation within society at large for the role research has played in human progress.
Hampden-Sydney College has been awarded a Council of Independent Colleges - NetVUE Program Development Grant of $34,950 for a two-year program to expand and strengthen its current efforts in making vocational reflection a central part of the College’s culture. Vocational reflection is an exploration of what a person should be doing in order to live a meaningful life. Much broader than career planning, it includes decisions about family commitments and community service. Vocational reflection asks students what it will mean for them to be good men and good citizens.
Two Hampden-Sydney College seniors, William David Hudson and Arley James Morelock were accepted into Teach For America (TFA). TFA is a national teacher corps of college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years and raise student achievement in public schools. This elite program accepts only around 11%-12% of their applicants each year.
Eight Hampden-Sydney men have been elected Phi Beta Kappa. Membership recognizes the highest academic achievement, moral character, responsible citizenship, and broad intellectual curiosity.
On Saturday, November 9, the Hampden-Sydney College Athletics Hall of Fame inducted four new members. Included in the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 are former lacrosse, soccer, and football greats, and a staple of the athletics department for the past 44 years. The four man class features lacrosse standout Tom Oast '00, soccer star Josh Dickens ’02, football record holder Chris Scott ’03, and head equipment manager Earl Ross.
In October ten seniors and seven juniors were elected to Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society for college men and women. The Lambda Circle of ODK was established at Hampden-Sydney in 1924, and membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor. Selection of members is based on their influence as campus leaders to better campus life and to encourage high standards in all activities.
The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College is hosting the traveling exhibit, "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War."
On October 12, Ben Mathes of Rivers of the World (ROW), presented to Dr. David Klein, Dean of Students at Hampden-Sydney College and Class of 1978, the first Wilson Award for Leadership Excellence. For ten years, Klein has led H-SC men on humanitarian trips to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Belize. Close to 300 H-SC students have constructed clinics, schools, churches, a camp, and a hospital wing in some very remote locations.