2013 Explore Campus

Interfaith Adventure and Community Service in Trinidad, A Photo Exhibit, Mather Art Space, Mather Hall, second floor
Twenty Trinity students, along with College Chaplain Allison Read, Hillel Director Lisa Kassow and Muslim Chaplain Adeel Zeb, travelled to Trinidad on an interfaith/community service trip during Winter Break, 2013.  They encountered a diverse breadth of religious traditions, met with individual leaders of faith communities, and participated in and observed many services and ceremonies.  They were fortunate to share a Shabbat dinner with Hans Stecher, a Holocaust refugee who arrived in Trinidad in 1938 and leads the very small Jewish community that reamins in Trinidad.  The final days of the trip were spent painting the first floor of a senior residential facility, the St. Vincent de Paul Home for the Aged.  this was truly the best of experiential learrning, and all involved were grateful to have participated in this very special journey. Friday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.  

Jump & Jive: Music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, Watkinson Library, Raether Library and Information Technology Center
Curated by Richard Ring, Head Curator & Librarian of the Watkinson Library
Bennett Rubenstein (1917-2000) was a jazz/swing/pop enthusiast who began collecting music as a teenager, and often performed as a dee-jay at dance parties.  He was also a jazz pianist who went to Juilliard for a year, but dropped out because he was more interested in improvising than in theory or disciplined study.  World War II drew him overseas, where he saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.  He returned hom with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, and joined the family woolen mills business in Connecticut, abandoning his hopes for a big band career.  He remained a passionate collector and a great piano improviser, and his pristine collection doubles the Watkinson's holdings of sound recordings.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Faculty Exhibition, Studio Arts Program, Widener Gallery, Austin Arts Center

The Faculty Exhibition will feature work by Joseph Byrne, professor of fine arts; Pablo Delano, professor of fine arts; Devin Dougherty, visiting assistant professor of fine arts; Susan Finnegan, visiting assistant professor of InterArts, studio arts; Steffani Jemison; visiting assistant professor of fine arts; Nathan Margalit, visiting associate professor of fine arts; Scott Reeds, visiting associate professor of fine arts; and Patricia Tillman, associate professor of fine arts. Friday and Saturday: 1:00-7:30 p.m.
Mather Hall, lower level
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The Trinity College Chapel is one of the most distinctive buildings on campus. This landmark structure embodies the history of the College and the best of Trinity's architectural heritage. Built in the English Gothic style in 1933 and visible from miles around, the Chapel is one of the most impressive buildings of its kind in the United States. Philip Hubert Frohman of the firm Frohman, Robb and Little, who also served as the architect for the National Cathedral in Washington, designed the Trinity College Chapel. 

Cinestudio, Clement Chemistry Building
Founded by students in 1970, Cinestudio is an on-campus, single-screen theater that blends old-fashioned movie palace ambience with state-of-the-art equipment.  Offering both first-run and classic films, as well as foreign films and festivals, Cinestudio is a cultural gem that gives student volunteers an opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience in theater operation and management. Film Screening: The Conjuring with showing on Friday: 7:30 p.m. and Saturday: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The Coop: Trinity College Thrift Shop, Jackson Hall, facing Jacobs Lifes Sciences Center
With the help of Green Campus, The TREEhouse, the Community Service Office, the Office of Campus Life, the Information Technology Services, and E&R Cleaners, Trinity College has its very own Thrift Shop! We will be doing our part to teach students about sustainability! And how one can make a difference by buying used items instead of new ones. 
Ferris Athletic Center
Athletic facilities include a swimming pool, squash courts, and weight and cardiovascular machines in the Hazelton Fitness Center. Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue 
Koeppel Community Sports Center opened its doors in November 2006, and is a multi-use athletic facility on the southern edge of campus. It features the Albert Creighton Williams ‘64 Rink, a state of the art 200’ x 90’ ice arena that serves as home-ice for Trinity Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey teams, and provides opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to collaborate with the community through academic and athletic mentoring programs.  
Raether Library and Information Technology Center
The Raether Library and Information Technology Center, located at the center of the campus, houses one of New England’s largest collegiate libraries, with over one million books and online access to more than two million titles through a library consortium, as well as digital media labs, video-conferencing facilities, and computer network support. Booklets for a self-guided tour will be available in the Scheuch Atrium. Friday: 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.
Smith House, 123 Vernon Street
The Smith House is a Victorian style guest house located on the campus of Trinity College. It offers a pleasant atmosphere for meetings, overnight guests, and receptions in a splendidly restored home in a beautifully landscaped setting. The facility has a 64 seat dining room, conference rooms accommodating 4-10 people, sitting rooms, and 4 guest rooms - 2 twin bed rooms, and 2 queen bed rooms. All guest rooms have a private bath, cable TV, wireless internet, phone, and air conditioning. Nearby to restaurants, cinemas, shopping malls, museums, parks, and historical sites.  A self-serve light continental breakfast is included for all overnight guests.  Beverages and snacks will be served. Saturday: Open House, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
If after reading this Web site, you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Special Events and Calendar at (860) 297-2336 or kathleen.mcglew@trincoll.edu.