A Weekend to Remember at Trinity College

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Trinity’s campus was abuzz with excitement this past weekend, which included the announcement of a new student-created mentoring system, “Bantam Networks,” four huge playoff wins for the Bantams, the fall student musical presentation of “Carrie,” and an exclusive screening and talk by an Academy Award-nominated producer at Cinestudio on Trinity’s campus. Click the above photo for a quick visual tour of the noteworthy weekend at Trinity College.

Alums Gather at Trinity for UTC Networking Event

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President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and attendees at a United Technologies Corporation alumni-networking event held on March 9, 2015, on the Trinity campus.

Photo Finish for Trinity’s Indoor Relay Team

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It was a photo finish for the indoor women’s track and field 4×200 meter relay team at the New Balance Armory ECAC Championships in New York City this weekend.  Click the photo to watch the finish (shaky video). The win was one of several highlight moments for both the women’s and men’s teams, which also saw Jenna Wilborne ’15 win the ECAC long jump crown and qualify for nationals in the both the long jump and triple jump events, and Patrick Hoagland ’16 qualify in the 3,000-meter run for the NCAA Division III Championship Meet for the men. For more, visit www.BantamSports.com.​

Trinity Squash Teams Continue Surge with Wins over Yale

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Last week, No. 2-ranked Trinity men’s squash handed top-ranked St. Lawrence a 7-2 loss while the defending National Champion and No. 3-ranked Trinity women’s squash team knocked off No. 1-ranked University of Pennsylvania, 5-4.  The Bantams kept the momentum alive with a men’s 8-1 win last night vs. No. 5 Yale, and a women’s 7-2 win over No. 4 Yale as well.  Both the men and the women improve to 11-0 on the season. The men play at Rochester this Saturday, January 24, and the women play at Cornell this Sunday, January 25.  For more, visit athletics.trincoll.edu.  (Update: The Trinity women are now the top ranked team in the nation)

Trinity Canoes the Everglades

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As part of the new Outdoor Experiential Education program at Trinity College, students canoed their way through Everglades National Park in southern Florida this winter, camping on beaches and on the famous Everglades Chickee.  On the trip, students learned about the unique ecosystem and how tides effect travel and route planning.

“All participants practiced different approaches to our shared leadership model, preparing meals, navigating, keeping each other safe, minimizing our impact on the environment, and taking turns leading the group,” Kevin Johnson, Director of Quest and Assistant Director of Experiential Education, said. “Through our challenges we all learned a little about ourselves and after our triumphs we learned a lot about one another.” Click here for more on the Outdoor Experiential Education program at Trinity.

Music Composed by Trinity Students Performed Professionally

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Trinity College composition students of professor Dan Román share a moment with members of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra (HICO).  The professional orchestra performed the students experimental compositions last Thursday, December 4 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford. This event and collaboration were made possible thanks to a generous grant by the Center for Urban and Global Studies Arts Committee. In this photo, from left to right: Michael Munzer ’16, Matthew Russo (trombone – HICO), Davis Kim ’15, Malcom Moon ’15, Janet Jacobson (violin – HICO), Malibongwe Thwala ’17, Ebban Maeda ’16, Matthew Angelo (flute – HICO), Steve Syz ’17.

ChemisTree Party at Trinity

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Today, the chemistry department at Trinity College hosted a ”ChemisTree Party” for their majors.  Students crafted  ornaments that now adorn two artificial trees in the lobby of Clement Hall.  Click here for more photos of the event.

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Dance Workshop with Jonathan Gonzalez ’12

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Jonathan Gonzalez ’12, an award-winning, New York-based choreographer whose work has appeared on stages in the United States and Europe, returned to Trinity as a guest choreographer and performer in Fall Dance (November 20-22), in which he presented a solo. He also took time out to lead a dance workshop for students.

“Jonathan is very generous. It was his suggestion to stay after his solo performance and personally work with students,” Professor Leslie Farlow of the Theater and Dance Department, with whom Gonzalez studied at Trinity, said. ”He is a wonderful role model and everything you want an artist to be.”

Above: Oludare Bernard ’15 watches Gonzalez (right) instruct a group of students.  Gonzalez is currently pursuing his MFA in dance at Sarah Lawrence College.  Click here for a full gallery of his visit to Trinity.
Written by Dayana Alexandrova ’15
Photos by Diana Guay photography

Celebrating Veterans in the Trinity Community

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On Tuesday, November 11—Veteran’s Day—Trinity College held a ceremony to honor and celebrate America’s veterans, including those who are College employees and Trinity alumni. “Trinity College honors American veterans this day, and especially thanks our staff and alumni who have served our country,” said President Joanne Berger-Sweeney in her remarks during the ceremony.

Trinity College employees and alumni participated in the ceremony through song, poems and prayers, and offering their perspectives and experiences as American veterans.

Ceremony participants:
Allison Read, college chaplain; Luther “Luke” Terry ’67, member of the Board of Trustees; Elizabeth Wilde, associate director of alumni relations; Megan O’Brien ’14, program coordinator for the Office of Spiritual Life; Brian Killian, campus safety officer; Lanteben Williams (“English”), facilities monitor for Ferris Athletic Center; and Michael Petitpren, director of facilities.

Trinity Hosts Northeast Deans

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Trinity hosted the Northeast Deans meeting in early November. The gathering is held annually at one of the varying member institutions, bringing the deans together over two days to discuss salient issues in higher education and providing an opportunity to share best practices and offer advice within the group.

Tom Mitzel, Trinity’s dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs, said, “I know I treasure this meeting every year, to be able to learn from the wisdom of my colleagues, and to engage in high level conversations about how best to continue offering the highest level of education for our students.”

Attendees pose for a group photo in Hamlin Hall (left to right): Neil Weissman, provost and dean of the college, Dickinson College; Christopher Zappe, provost, Gettysburg College; Robin Rinehart, dean of the faculty, Lafayette College; Joel Martin, provost and dean of the faculty, Franklin and Marshall College; Denise Buell, dean of the faculty, Williams College; Tom Stephenson, provost, Swarthmore College; Abby Van Styck, dean of the faculty, Connecticut College; Jon Chenette, dean of the faculty, Vassar College; Michele Dominy, vice president and dean of the college, Bard College; Cristie Collins Judd, dean for academic affairs, Bowdoin College; Catherine Epstein, dean of the faculty, Amherst College; Beau Breslin, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs, Skidmore College; Lori Kletzer, provost and dean of the faculty, Colby College; Patrick Reynolds, dean of the faculty, Hamilton College; Therese McCarty, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs, Union College; and Tom Mitzel, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs, Trinity College.

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