Celebrating Scholarship and Engagement: Imagination and Innovation

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Imagination and Innovation
Celebrating Scholarship and
Wednesday, April 4, 2012


"Swells": an interactive art installation     Day-Long
Innovation Lab, Main Building
What happens when a tidal wave hits the Innovation Lab? Swells! An enormous interactive art installation that is the result of the collaboration of 6 Syracuse artists and 8 Wells students. Come look for the hidden treasures!


Nature of Democracy Project     Day-Long
Political Science students are gathering community responses to thought-provoking questions in order to engage a wide audience on the nature of democracy. Contribute at any or all of the 5 locations in Main, Stratton, and Macmillan.


Introduction to Argentine Tango     10:00 a.m.
Sommer Center
Learn the basics of the Argentine Tango with Lecturer in Dance Heather Roffe: style fundamentals, partnering skills, and floor etiquette.


Internship Poster Session     10:00 a.m.
Stratton lobby
Students who took internships in the communications field will be on hand to display posters, answer questions and share their experiences. Hear from Ken Boddie ’13, Tim Lambert ’13, Alex Schloop ’12 and Jessica Ward ’12.


Art History Student thesis presentations     10:30 a.m.
Morgan Hall, Room 21
"Face of Mohammed": MacKenzie Greschak
"The Botticelli Code": Jenna Grunvald


Guatemalan textile and jewelry sale     11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dining Hall, Main Building
This opportunity to purchase authentic Guatemalan goods will be sponsored by the Syracuse University SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise). 100% of the proceeds will be returned to the Maya artisans.


Gallery talk     11:30 a.m.
String Room Gallery, Main Building
Associate Professor of Art History William Ganis will give a presentation on the abstract paintings by Christopher McEvoy that are currently hosted in the String Room Gallery.


Live music/Open Mic session     12:30–1:30 p.m.
Dining Hall, Main Building
"Take Back The Mic at the Express Cafe": Come show us your hidden talents! Anyone is welcome to participate and perform.


Washoku Shock Japanese Food Project     1:15–4:45 p.m.      
Upper Gym, Schwartz Center
A student proposal for growing, cooking and eating organic Japanese food at Wells College. Presented by the Wells Japanese students, Wells dance students and the Doshisha Women's College Japanese exchange students.


Cat-Women of the Moon Screening     1:00–2:15 p.m.
Stratton Hall, Room 209
Wells Filmmentary, a new student organization, will provide a live commentary on this 1953 B-movie in the style of the classic show, "Mystery Science Theater 3000." This process will demonstrate the fun and creativity that can be had with nothing more than a public domain film and a good sense of humor!


History Student Thesis Presentations     2:30 p.m.
Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall
"Buds and Suds: American Beer from Colonial Brewing until the Repeal of Prohibition": Chris Burger will give a history of the brewing industry and serve his own homebrew as part of the presentation.
"Hollywood War Stories: A Look at Similarities Between World War Two and Vietnam and How We Remember Them through Film": Doug Whaley will analyze and draw comparisons between film portrayals of both.


Neo-Futurist Theater workshop     2:30 p.m.
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall
The Neofuturists theatre company from Chicago is coming to Wells on April 4th as part of the Arts & Lecture Series. They will hold an improv workshop for interested community members.


“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”     7:30 p.m.
Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall
The Neo-Futurists will perform their signature play, which consists of 30 short pieces written and performed "from a perspective of absolute honesty" by the members of the group. Note: This. Will. Rock.


For information, contact Lecturer in Business Tracy Brandenburg, 315.364.3270, tbrandenburg@wells.edu, or Professor of Art Theodore Lossowski, 315.364.3344, tlossowski@wells.edu.