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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Weekly Writing Group

Trying to carve out time to write, away from distractions and in a comfortable space? The Center for Humanistic Inquiry invites faculty and staff to participate in an informal writing group every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the CHI during the fall semester. The Dean of the Faculty is sponsoring all drinks for writers gathered at CHI on Wednesday mornings, available from Frost Café. Just mention that you are part of the faculty/staff writing group.

Black-and-white photograph of Emily Dickinson

CHI Salon: Emily Dickinson's Birthday Party

We are celebrating Emily Dickinson's 189th birthday! Please join us for poetry readings, period music, tapas, wine and birthday cake! Childcare is available.

Black-and-white photograph of a cook standing at a window, below which is a sign reading, "PEACE Homecooked Meals 10 & 15 [cents]"

"Embodied Taste" Opening Reception

Embodied Taste explores art that takes food, in all its complexities, as a starting point, and sees how collaborations, connections, sensual experiences and stories are consumed every time you take a bite. This exhibition was organized by students enrolled in “Eat! An Exhibition Seminar at the Mead,” a course led by Amy C. Hall, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, and Emily Potter-Ndiaye, the Dwight and Kirsten Poler & Andrew W. Mellon Head of Education and Curator of Academic Programs.

Join us for the opening reception of Embodied Taste to learn more about this exciting exhibition directly from student curators.

Free and open to all!

Beading Night with INCA (Indigenous Native Citizens Association)

Join INCA (Indigenous Native Citizens Association) in celebrating the last day of classes by making beaded hoop earrings! An Indigenous foods dinner from Sly Fox Den will be served. Everyone is welcome! We ask nicely that the (Indigenous) knowledge learned at the workshop will not be used for profit. Supplies is limited. First come, first served.

Photo of an ornate crucifix behind a row of lit candles of varying heights

Evensong: An Ancient Christian Service Including Gregorian Chants and Scripture Readings

Evensong is an ancient tradition of Christian worship consisting of music presented in psalms, canticles and hymns along with reading from Scripture and prayers. This is the service as it was presented in Western Christendom at the close of each day with the sounds of Gregorian Chant, the smell of African Frankincense and the sacredness of community coming together in Jesus Christ, giving thanks and asking for the blessing of God's love, healing and wisdom. Members of St. Stephen Orthodox Church of Springfield, including music director Matthonwy Bostock, Ph.D., and Fr. Michael Heningham, will be leading the community service. All are welcome to attend and participate.

Gingerbread Science Center mock-up

Build a Gingerbread Science Center

Join us in the Science Center Living Room on Wednesday evening for building a Gingerbread Science Center (at a slightly reduced scale). Bring your gingerbread creative vision to the team to construct our new Science Center in structurally sound candy form. Gingerbread Building Guides from Prof. Pat O’Hara’s First-Year Seminar course will lead the effort.
And yep, there’ll be holiday cookies, hot cocoa and cider to consume as per gingerbread union guidelines.
The Gingerbread Science Center will be on display through the end of the semester in the Living Room. Call it meta-edible art.

ASA x CSA x ACH Screening: <i>The Farewell</i>

Join CSA, ACH and ASA for a screening of Lulu Wang’s The Farewell. Kick off your reading period with with this humorous and poignant film, boba, Insomnia cookies and an intellectually stimulating discussion afterwards.