Members of the Trinity community took part in an early yoga session on the Long Walk Quad this morning. The outdoor class was offered by the Office of Recreation and the Office of Residential Life at Trinity College. Follow Recreation on Facebook for future events: www.facebook.com/TrinityCollegeRecreation. Yoga classes are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, free of charge with a Trinity ID, at Vernon Social Center.
Will Schreiber-Stainthorp ’15 has been named as the next host for Trinitea, a student-faculty talk show at Trinity College. New episodes will be released in the fall semester. Visit www.trincoll.edu/trinitea for more information, or follow the show on Facebook for updates at www.Facebook.com/TriniteaShow.
Trinity students enrolled in Film 309 at Trinity created a documentary entitled “Coaching Colburn: Finding Love and Laughter in the Face of Autism.” The story centers around a Trinity student’s cousin, who suffers from a developmental disorder called Fragile X. The film was directed by Jeff Bemiss (pictured center), who taught the course, and produced by the 11 students in the class. The film screened at the Trinity Film Festival in May and at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival this past weekend. Click here for more.
Above: Trinity students from Praxis, a residentially based community-service program at Trinity, who volunteered to help with EnvisionFest activities at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Pictured l-r: Lupita Barajas ’17, Lizzy Foley ’17, Bo Etropolski ’17, Natalie Sooksatan ’17, Soham Modnani, Jessie Stowell ’17, and Shanice Hinckson ’15.
Below: Scott Gac, associate professor of history and American studies at Trinity, talks about violence, manliness, and race in early American art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Among the paintings he discussed were George Catlin’s Catlin the Artist Shooting Buffalos in Texas with Colt’s Revolving Pistol (1855) and John Frederick Peto’s Reminiscences of 1865 (1897).
(photos by John Atashian)
Joanne Berger-Sweeney, 22nd President of Trinity College, meets Jim English H’89, President of Trinity from 1981-1989, at a recent alumni event in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Looking on is Jack Fracasso, Vice President for Advancement. Berger-Sweeney assumed the Presidency on Tuesday, July 1, and will be inaugurated on Sunday, October 26, in a ceremony that is open to the public.
In 1975, Dr. James Bradley, Professor of Classics Emeritus at Trinity College, started the Chamber Music Series to complement the Carillon Music Series that Trinity has offered since 1949. The Trinity Summer Music Series has since become a summertime favorite for Hartford residents and the Trinity community, as groups gather on campus for classical music performances in the Chapel before picnicking beneath the bells on the scenic Long Walk Quad after the recitals. Last night, forty years after the first chamber recital, Bradley was back to see the Chamber Series still pleasing so many concert goers. Joining Bradley was Peter Shea (tenor), and Susan Zimmerman Lowenkron (flute), who were each members of the inaugural performance back in 1975. Pictured above, the three stand alongside Robert Edward Smith (right), Composer-in-Residence at Trinity College. Click here for a full set of photos from the special night. Click here for more on the Trinity Summer Music Series.
The Class of 2014 left their mark on Trinity, and this year’s Commencement was one to remember. This video recaps the event, and includes links to Katie Couric’s full commencement speech, as well as student reactions and farewells.
Trinity Professors are some of the brightest scholars in the world. But their knowledge was put to the test in “Trinitea,” a new student/faculty talk show, featuring chats over tea. Click the above photo to watch the professors on the hot seat.
The 2014 Trinity Film Festival made for another memorable evening at Cinestudio and on Trinity’s campus. Click here for a full photo gallery from the event. (Photos by John Atashian)
Baby Brownell was born as part of an arts project at Trinity, created by Mark Yanagisawa ’14. Students studying sculpture with Associate Professor of Fine Arts Patricia Tillman were asked to create a site specific work on campus. Yanagisawa, a mechanical engineering major and architectural studies minor, created this as a juxtaposition to the iconic Bishop Brownell statue on the Long Walk Quad to “free some of the seriousness of the bishop,” and to make it more accessible to students. Next year, Yanagisawa will be in Chester, Penn., working as a mechanical engineer for Kimberly Clark Corporation.