Tuesday, March 1
To Kill a Mockingbird:
Living Literature Readers' Theater Production Living Literature, a Rhode Island-based collec- tive of artists and educators who teach litera- ture through live performances under the direction of artistic director, Barry Press, will present an excerpt from To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee. Living Literature performances are parially funded by the Community Coaliion for Children.
College partners with ‘One Book One Region’ initiative
Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” will be the Distinguished Lecture Series inaugural speaker April 4, 2016.
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Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” will be the Distinguished Lecture Series inaugural speaker April 4, 2016. Connecticut College has entered into a new partnership with One Book One Region of eastern Connecticut, and will join local communities in reading “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson. As part of OBOR’s reading program, Stevenson will visit the College on April 4, 2016.
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CCC Member Kathleen O'Beirne forwarded this article from the NY Times about teaching ourselves (and our kids) to cultivate serendipity.
By PAGAN KENNEDY
"DO some people have a special talent for serendipity? And if so, why?
In 2008, an inventor named Steve Hollinger lobbed a digital camera across his studio toward a pile of pillows. “I wasn’t trying to make an invention,” he said. “I was just playing.” As his camera flew, it recorded what most of us would call a bad photo. But when Mr. Hollinger peered at that blurry image, he saw new possibilities. Soon, he was building a throwable videocamera in the shape of a baseball, equipped with gyroscopes and sensors. The Squito (as he named it) could be rolled into a crawlspace or thrown across a river — providing a record of the world from all kinds of “nonhuman” perspectives. Today, Mr. Hollinger holds six patents related to throwable cameras." Read the full article.
I have to thank Backus Hospital, a long-time supporter of CCC, for sharing this holiday diet detox recipe from PBS on their Facebook page. Not only does it provide a delicious and healthy recipe, but there are great tips for parents on how to deal with lunchbox challenges.
Visit www.pbs.org for the recipe and tips posted by Alice Currah, publisher of SavorySweetLife.com
"Never let a 140 character tweet cost you a $140,000 scholarship," Brandon Chambers, an assistant men's basketball coach at Marymount (Virginia) University, tweeted on Aug. 25.
Great blog post by Jeff DiVeronica, @RocDevo, at the Democrat and Chronicle
"Three years ago, Scott Fitch couldn't believe what he was hearing. A college coach recruiting two of his Fairport High School boys basketball players called to say how much he liked what he saw after watching them play an AAU game, and that he thought both were good enough to see court time on his team as freshmen.'But we're going to stop recruiting one of them,' the college coach said.
Stunned, Fitch asked why.
'We found his Twitter account, looked through it and some of what we saw isn't representative of what our university is about,' the recruiter explained.
...After that phone call, what Fitch found later that night after scrolling through his players' Twitter feeds wasn't anything criminal or drug-related.
'Classic kid stuff, just not thinking,' Fitch said." Read the full article at www.democratandchronicle.com.
Have pent up creative energy? Join us for a relaxing evening of painting and refreshments on Monday, January 4, at 7 p.m. We will supply art supplies and scrumptious cupcakes to stoke your creativity. All art supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring some of your own to share. Open to teens and adults; space is limited so please reserve your spot. Registration is available online athttp://tinyurl.com/ptvowea, in person, or by calling the library at 860-441-6750.
INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES
...Get to know our students, faculty, and our campus! Prospective Student Information Session
Our Information Sessions provide an opportunity for families to enjoy a campus tour by a Student Ambassador, hear from a panel of current students and faculty, and experience mini lessons taught by faculty in their classrooms. These sessions are one of many ways to learn about Williams' academic, athletic, arts, and community opportunities that await you.
2015-2016 Prospective Student Information Sessions
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 1-3 PM register online
Last Information Session before our first round application deadline of February 1st.
For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 860.443.5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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