Mock Disaster – Emergency Preparedness Drill on HWS Campus Today

At an undisclosed time on Thursday, June 12, Hobart & William Smith Colleges will host an emergency preparedness conference involving a “mock disaster” and an emergency response drill. The mock disaster will include sound simulations– yells, screams, sirens, and gun shots. Associate Dean of Campus Safety and Student Conduct Montrose Streeter assures community members that this is only a drill.

Organized by Student Affairs and Campus Security, the event will take place throughout the day. Streeter and Cal Brown, Director of Campus Security, played instrumental roles in planning this conference.

The morning will consist of classroom training, an historical overview of school violence, and sessions directed at law enforcement training. The mock disaster will take place in the afternoon at an undisclosed time and will involve members of Student Affairs. During this drill, the Colleges will test their recently purchased 3-N (National Notification Network) Emergency Notification System among HWS staff on campus.

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HWS Commencement Broadcast

Sunday, May 18th @ 10:15am WHWS and WEOS will begin live coverage of the Hobart & William Smith Colleges’ Commencement ceremonies. Join us on 89.7FM, 90.3FM and 105.7fm or on the web.

This year’s speaker is National News Correspondent Bill Whitaker, who over the course of his career has covered every major news event ranging from the Tiananmen Square uprising to the battlefront in Iraq and the 2008 Presidential Campaign trail for CBS News with Katie Couric.

Whitaker will bring his firsthand experience back to his alma mater on Sunday, May 18 when he offers the Commencement address to the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Classes of 2008. Approximately 375 seniors from the two colleges are expected to receive Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The occasion is Hobart College’s 183rd Commencement and the 97th for William Smith College.

Rain Location: Please be advised that as of Friday afternoon, rain is in the forecast for Sunday. WEOS & WHWS will be making announcements starting at 7am if the location for commencement is moved from the quad (adjacent to Coxe Hall) to the Bristol Field House (adjacent to the Boswell Football Field). You can also call 315-781-3150 or check the HWS Daily Update page.

William Smith – Moving Up Day

Join us on Friday at 4:30pm for William Smith College’s Moving Up Day, one of the oldest and fondest William Smith College traditions. WHWS will broadcast live from the Melly Lawn (adjacent to the Warren Hunting Smith Library on Pulteney Street). Students, alumnae, administrators and faculty are invited to take part in the ceremony, which celebrates William Smith College and the achievements of its women.

Herons : Lacrosse Schedule

Here is the schedule of Herons Lacrosse games that will air live on WHWS:

  • Friday Apr.11 @ 4pm vs. Clarkson
  • Saturday Apr.12 @ 2pm vs. St.Lawrence
  • Tuesday Apr.15 @ 5pm vs. Nazareth
  • Friday Apr.25 @ 4pm vs. Union
  • Saturday Apr.26 @ 2pm vs. Skidmore

Assuming the Herons maintain their tradition of excellence this season (and an 8-0 record goes a long way towards that) then the Liberty League Tournament will be on Friday/Saturday May 2nd/3rd. Game times are TBD.

Heron Draw Tournament Lacrosse!

This weekend HWS hosts the Heron Draw Tournament at McCooey Field in Geneva. After a wild battle against Cortland that wasn’t decided until the final minutes, we’ve got two good games on WHWS for you:

  • Saturday 4/5 at 11am on WHWS 105.7FM it’s round one of the Heron Draw Tournament with undefeated 6-0 William Smith facing a tough 6-3 Lycoming team, live from McCooey Field on the HWS campus.
  • Sunday 4/6 at 1:30pm, the Heron Draw Tournament continues on WHWS 105.7FM, with William Smith taking on Denison’s Big Red…Denison is only 2-4 overall this season, but their last game was a 21-13 pounding of Oberlin, so don’t underestimate them!

Join us for live coverage on 105.7FM and here on the web!

Herons Lacrosse Storms onto WHWS!

The William Smith Herons take an undefeated 5-0 record (2-0 conference) to their first home game of the season, against Cortland. It will be broadcast & streamed live starting at 5pm on Tuesday April 1st (no prank!) here on WHWS.

Herons Basketball Coverage – NCAA Tournament!

Despite a heartbreaking loss in the final round of the Liberty League tournament this weekend…the Herons picked up one of the at-large NCAA tournament bids and will have home court advantage as the first two rounds will be played at Bristol Gym. They’ll be facing Colby-Sawyer Friday March 7th at 8pm (may be delayed slightly if the Brockport State/Emmanuel match, which starts at 6pm, runs long). If they win, they’ll play again at Bristol at 7pm on Saturday March 8th.

In keeping with tradition, coverage of all HWS sports in the NCAA tournament is broadcast on WEOS 89.7fm (90.3 in Geneva, 88.1 in Ithaca). See for the webcast as well.

Webcast is Active for Sports Games

For legal/licensing reasons, we can’t webcast all our programming on WHWS quite yet. However, we do have permission to webcast our sports contests! So for all sports games carried on WHWS, click on one of the icons on the right to launch the webcast in the appropriate player.

During non-sports broadcasting, the webcast will just be silent. If you hear silence during a game, please call 315-781-3809 and ask the engineer if the webcast is set as “active” on the mix board.

Of course, due to the sports schedule, only William Smith Lacrosse (home) games will be heard on WHWS for the remainder of this semester; Hobart basketball is done for the season (drat!) and William Smith basketball is in the NCAA tournament and therefore games are on WEOS. First WS lacrosse home game at McCooey Field is on Tuesday April 1st @ 5pm vs. Cortland…join us then!

William Smith Herons Basketball – the Tournament!

Join us for live coverage of the first round of the Liberty League basketball tournament, as the #1 Herons face off against #4 Rensselaer at 8pm Friday Feb.29th

This game will simulcast on WEOS 89.7/90.3 Geneva and 88.1 Ithaca.

If they advance, we’ll also have coverage of Saturday’s game at 3pm as well.