Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 9/26/11

Yes, October actually is just around the corner (despite the persistent mid-summer weather).  While we all anxiously await the actual, permanent arrival of fall and departure of nagging thunderstorms, here are a few distractions.

Week of September 25-October 1

Workshop with Award-Winning Filmmaker Jay Craven — Monday, 9/26 @ 5pm, Heimbold 135
For anyone interested in film, this is an evening not to be missed.  Aimed at communicating the dos and don’ts of indie filmmaking to young hopefuls, accomplished filmmaker Jay Craven will be leading a workshop tomorrow evening covering creative production to finance and distribution.  For more info, contact either Craven himself ( or SLC professor Fred Strype (

Anti-social Music and Friends Present some anti-social noises by SLC Music Faculty Member Patrick Muchmore — Wednesday, 9/28 @ 8pm, Reisinger
The compositions of Dr. Patrick Muchmore of Anti-social Music will be on display Wednesday night.  The composer, along with friends, will encompass a broad range of instruments including the cello, electronics and bari saxophone.  For anyone who has taken a class with Pat, this is certainly an opportunity not to be missed…(I, for one, am eager to see how all those  stories measure up).

Hillel @ SLC for Rosh Hashanah — Thursday, 9/29, various times and locations
Celebrate the Jewish New Year with Hillel this Thursday.  There will be morning services starting at 10:30am in Bates Meeting Room, 2:30 Talisch also in Bates Meeting Room, and then free dinner (for Jews and non-Jews alike!) at 6:30pm in Bates Faculty Dining Room.  In case you need convincing, a theme of Rosh Hashanah food is honey with, well, anything.  Think: apples, pomegranate seeds, the best honey cake ever (yes, with honey drizzled on top).  It brings in the new year with a little extra sweetness.

Join the Food Fight!– Friday, 9/30 @ 11am-3pm, outside the Pub
A group of SLC students have been working with US Student PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) on the question of corn syrup.  This Friday, they will be hosting a taste-testing and awareness raising event outside the pub. Here is the official event info.

Iglesia Scholars – the Saturday Enrichment Program at Iglesia San Andres — Saturday, 10/01, meet at Andrews Parking Lot at 9am
SLC students Rui Gui and Sharon Holiner have started a program to take the SLC education philosophy into a new context (full-length article forthcoming).   That context is the Iglesia San Andres in Yonkers, where you can help in the process of reforming education bit by bit and gain hands on experience.  For more information, email either Rui ( or Sharon (

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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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