Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 3/12/12

It’s finally here.  Spring, that is.  I haven’t included this below, but priority no. 1 for this week: go outside!  But, there are quite a few intriguing and thought-provoking happenings on campus this week.  Temper your sun-exposure with a few of them.

Things That Are Pale Like the Color Of Stars: A Practical Guide to Popping Your Cherry with Insight from the Ancient Greeks — Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14 @ 7pm, Open Space
Written by Shea Mayo (’13), this workshop production deals with everything crappy about being a teenager.  The trials and tribulations of being in high school are brought to the college stage this week in what will surely be a hysterically funny production.  Directed by Joe Faragher, feature Erin Adams, Jamie Agnello, Daniel Glenn, Sam Henneberry, Charlotte Long, Kittie Walsh and the voice of Mariah Smith, don’t miss this show! Sign up for seats in the PAC lobby.

/altLibrary | a performative textual installation — Wednesday, March 14 @ 8:30am (until 8:30am Thursday, March 15), Esther Raushenbush
The library is going to be transformed for a full twenty-four hours this coming Wednesday.  SLC student Joseph Quintela has organized this participatory installation which will recalibrate how we think about words and spaces.  Don’t forget about the accompanying fancy dinner in Bates — bring your own table dressings to transform our dining hall into a classy establishment. Here is an in depth description of the event and how you can get involved.

KONY2012: What we can and should do? — Wednesday, March 14 @ 1pm, Library Pillow Room
Chances are you’ve seen this video.  It is a compelling and thought provoking approach to activism, but what are the underlying questions behind Jason Russell’s approach?  Join students in a discussion about the KONY2012 campaign.

“It’s Not Science Fiction. It’s What We Do Every Day” Military Performance — Thursday, March 15 @ 12pm, Heimbold 135
Dwight R. Kelly (’14) is giving a lecture this Thursday.  (Last year, he gave a fascinating lecture entitled Strange Territories: Investigating Dyslexia in the Brain and World, which we covered here at SLCSpeaks).  This Thursday, Kelly will examine how the themes of war and militarism appear in culture.  He will look at how these performances of violence (through media like computer games) permeate every aspect of our lives.

SLAC Presents: Live Scrabble — Thursday, March 15 @ 7pm, Black Squirrel
You know you have always wanted to play life-sized Scrabble.  (Disclaimer: I have no idea what this entails, but it sounds excellent).  SLAC is providing you with that very opportunity.  You could even win a gift card to Applebee’s or TGIFriday’s.  No question about where you want to be this Thursday evening…

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Nina Sparling (Editor, “What’s Up”) is a bi-coastal aspiring bread baker frustrated with the current food system. Originally from Berkeley, she moved to New York, complaining most of the way, until she found the Met and figured out the subway (but still has serious envy for Bay Area vegetables). Currently a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence, Nina studies languages, political ecology, and geography and tries to figure out how they all relate.

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