Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 10/10/11

No one can quite believe that October Study Days are next weekend.  We’re most likely all torn between using the time to be productive and get ahead on work (dare I mention conferences?) or fleeing Bronxville for the weekend to visit wherever, really.

Week of October 9-15

What is Film Noir? by William Park, SLC Emeritus Faculty — Tuesday, 10/11 @ 1:30pm, Donnelley Theater, Heimbold
You might not have guessed it, but Film Noir is a contentious subject.  It might not even exist (though the number of times I have seen The Maltese Falcon — am I saying something controversial?! — might suggest otherwise).  Emeritus Faculty, William Park, will present and dissect theories surrounding what exactly Film Noir is, or is not.

SLAC Presents the 3rd Annual SLC Spelling Bee — Tuesday, 10/11 @ 5pm, Reisinger
Faculty, staff, and students are going to spell-it-out this Tuesday night.  One letter at a time, the winner will be determined.  It might not be as intense as Spellbound, but the stakes are high.  Sign up outside Student Affairs.

Whither Europe? Reflections on the Current Crisis — Wednesday, 10/12 @ 5:30pm, Pillow Room
SLC Faculty members Marilyn Power (Economics), Roland Dollinger (German), Eduardo Lago (Spanish), and Jefferson Adams (European History) are participating in a panel discussion about the current economic crisis and its manifestation in Europe.  This mix of professors from different disciplines ensures a lively and multifaceted discussion, well worth your Sunday afternoon.

Burlesque Fitness — Thursday, 10/13 @ 7pm, Titsworth Lecture Hal
Chances are you have been to Burlesque in some capacity (probably under the influence of something) at least once.  Maybe you were curious, but not quite curious enough to join the troupe of body-bearing performers.  Here’s your chance.  Mimi Mischief, of SLC’s own burlesque troupe, is teaching a weekly fitness class, fittingly located in Titsworth Lecture Hall.  Dress comfy, come a few minutes early, and prepare yourself.

CALL FOR POEMS!  Deadline: 5pm, 10/14.
“Roads to Equality” is a poetry contests that welcomes submissions from SLC students dealing with the Freedom Rides and the Civil Rights Era.  There will be prizes and an exhibition of the winning poems, along with opportunities to read.

The specifics: 1 page, 12pt Times New Roman.  Email entries to with “Freedom Riders Poetry Contest” by 5pm on Friday.  Include name, class year, and email address in your submission.

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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.

1 Comment

  • Reply October 12, 2011

    Ari Jones

    For once I completely agree with your top 5! super duper awesome job

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