Musselman ARTS Triathlon Returns to the Smith Opera House

Saturday July 16, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:30pm: Music, Dance, and Art – CREATIVE FUSION! – all to benefit the Smith Opera House…it’s the third annual Musselman Arts Triathlon

The show will feature graduates from the Eastman School of Music and Ithaca Conservatory; contemporary dance companies from Rochester, NY; and performing arts-inspired painting!

Including performances by: Present Tense Dance Company, Biodance, Reina Apraez, Timmothy Baker, Kelly Covert, Donna Davenport, Mark Olivieri, and Greg Wachala.

The performance will begin with dance solos, followed by Present Dance Co. performing with violinist Timmothy Baker.  Finally, the Biodance Co. will perform with Mark Olivieri’s Jazz Ensemble.  HWS’s Reina Apraez will be creating a painting that is influenced by the performances throughout the afternoon.

2011 HWS Commencement – Audio Archives Posted!

Missed any of the 2011 Hobart & William Smith Colleges Commencement ceremonies broadcast?  Want to save it for posterity?  We’re here for you!  Audio archives are available via our sister station’s (WEOS) “Jukebox“.   We have the entire ceremony, plus excerpts of Patrick Corvington’s speech and Jessica Greger (WS Student Speaker) and Caleb Campbell (HOB Student Speaker).

We also have some nice pics of the ceremonies taken by WHWS’s own Greg Cotterill posted on our Facebook page.

HWS Commencement LIVE on WHWS – May 15th

Patrick Corvington

Note: new time (10:30am) & location (Bristol Field House)
With service to others as the Commencement theme, President Barack Obama’s top official overseeing our nation’s domestic community service programs will deliver the Commencement Address to graduating seniors.

Patrick Corvington, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will give the 2011 Commencement Address on Sunday, May 15. The Corporation engages more than five million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama’s United We Serve initiative.

Live coverage begins around 10:30am on Sunday,  the full schedule of HWS Commencement events is available online.


Due to heavy rain in the weather forecast for Sunday, Commencement Ceremonies will be moved to the Bristol Field House (283 Hamilton St, next to Boswell Football Field).   Again, Commencement will not be on the Hobart Quad.

For details, see the HWS Daily Update or calling Commencement Hotline at (315) 781-3150.

HWS / IDEA Round Robin DEBATE Broadcast on WHWS TONIGHT!

Tonight at 7:00pm, WHWS will re-air the final round of the HWS / IDEA Round Robin Debate from the previous weekend. Tune in if you missed the debate the first time around!

The finalist debate teams were from:

  • University of Toronto
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • Oxford University

Debate topics are not released to the teams until 15 minutes before the debate begins, and no electronic research is allowed once the topic is released.   The final debate’s topic was: This house believes that whenever individuals have a choice between spending their money on luxuries or donating it to ameliorating suffering, morality demands donating.

Tune in for an entertaining and intense debate!  Or, you can download audio of the debate from the WEOS Jukebox, too.

The Takeaway continues on WHWS!

Our experiment with airing The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee has been so successful that WHWS will be keeping the show on its airwaves indefinitely!  Yay!

Beginning Friday April 8th, you’ll hear The Takeaway every weekday morning from 8am to 10am.   Radio Bilingue will then be from 1am to 8am weekdays.   And remember that you can hear The Takeaway weekdays from 6am to 8am on WITH 90.1FM in the Ithaca area, too.

Celeste and John

And don’t forget that John Hockenberry will be speaking at the Hobart & William Smith President’s Forum on Thursday April 7th at 7:30pm, in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Student Center.  The Forum is free and open to the public, and it’ll be broadcast live on our sister station, WEOS 89.7FM.


Johan Galtung

Join us at the Fireplace Lounge in Scandling for a special Fridays at the Scandling Cafe.  Starting at 10:00am international Peace Studies scholar Johan Galtung will join us for an interview, broadcast live on WHWS.   Come over to Scandling to ask questions!

This interview is arranged through the HWS International Student Association’s Global Egalitarian Initiative, with special thanks to Martin Michaels.

(Galtung will also deliver a talk on Overcoming Structural Violence through Revolution in Arab Countries at 5 pm on Thursday April 7th in the Geneva Room of the HWS Library.  Structural violence is a term first used in the 1960s commonly ascribed to Galtung; it refers to a form of violence based on the systemic ways in which a given social structure harms people by preventing them from meeting their basic needs.)

EveryBODY is Beautiful – Open Mic Broadcast

Sorry – broadcast is cancelled due to our equipment going “missing”.  The open-mic night will still be happening, though – it just won’t be broadcast.  🙁

Join us on WHWS on Thursday Feb.24th from 8 to 9pm for an open-mic night at the Scandling Cafe for everyBODY is beautiful during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Everyone who participates gets a 20% off coupon to the Bookstore!

Open mic will be in the rear seating area of the Cafe, not the Fireplace Lounge where WHWS broadcasts every Friday.  Make sure to follow the sound to the back of the Cafe!

Other events that entire week include:

  • Monday 21st  Tabling and screenings at Scandling 11am to 1pm.
  • Tuesday 22nd  Tabling and screenings at Scandling 11am to 1pm.  “Contextualizing the Pro Ana/Mia Movement Online” with Prof. Michele Polak (Hillcrest House at 7pm)
  • Wednesday 23rd  Tabling and screenings at Scandling 11am to 1pm.  Pasta Night with with NEDAW (Chaplin’s House 630 S. Main St, at 6pm)
  • Thursday 24th  Tabling with Adios Barbie Display at Scandling 11am to 1pm.  Open Mic 8pm!
  • Friday 25th  Tabling and “DNH8 On Your Body” Photo Shoot, Scandling 11am to 1pm.  Wear a white shirt!

It’s time to talk about it!  For more info call 315.781.3388 or visit

WHWS is YOUR source for HWS SPORTS!

Busy week coming for WHWS in our live coverage of Hobart Statesmen and William Smith Herons sports!  Here’s the rundown…

  • Wednesday 7:00pm HOB Ice Hockey vs Manhattanville (WHWS)
    • ECAC 1st round playoffs!
  • Friday 6:00pm WS Basketball #2 vs Union #3 (WHWS)
    • Liberty League semifinal, at St Lawrence University in Canton, NY – thanks to St Lawrence for providing us with live game coverage!
  • Friday 8:00pm HOB Basketball #1 vs Hamilton #4 (WHWS)
    • Liberty League semifinal, at Hobart!
  • Saturday 12noon HOB Lacrosse (1-0) at Cornell University (0-0) (WEOS)
    • Oldest lacrosse rivalry in the country for Cornell’s home opener!
  • Saturday 3:00pm Liberty League championship broadcast!
    • WS Basketball vs Vassar #4 or St. Lawrence #1 (WHWS) at St Lawrence University in Canton, NY – thanks to St Lawrence for providing us with live game coverage!
  • Saturday 7:00pm HOB Ice Hockey at Elmira (WHWS)
    • ECAC playoffs semifinals!

Note: Due to sportscaster illness, scheduling conflicts, and a nasty winter storm moving into the region, WHWS will not be sending a broadcast team to St Lawrence University in Canton for the Liberty League women’s basketball semifinals and championship games this weekend.  Fortunately, SLU has agreed to allow WHWS to broadcast the audio play-by-play from their video webcast feed.  Many thanks to SLU!!!