2013 Schedule of Events

 

 

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Friday, October 4

Throughout the Day

Explore Campus and Hartford Event Highlights

 

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Information Desk

Visit the Information Desk to find answers to questions and pick up "Proud Trinity Parent" buttons, campus map, class schedule, and final schedule of events with event locations.

Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, second floor

 

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Student Services Resources

Explore the many student services resources available on campus to your son or daughter.  Student services representatives will answer your questions about services and programming, ranging from student activities, housing, international programs to the First-Year program.

For individual appointments on Friday, please call respective offices prior to arrival on campus:

Campus Safety: Cisco Ortiz, Jr., (860) 297-2054

Career Development: J. Violet Gannon, (860) 297-2080

College Chaplain: Allison Read, (860) 297-2013

Community Service and Civic Engagement: Joe Barber, (860) 297-4256

Dean of Students: Fred Alford, (860) 297-2156

Financial Aid: Kelly O'Brien, (860) 297-2046

Health Center: Martha Burke O'Brien, (860) 297-2018

International Programs: Eleanor Emerson, (860) 297-2005

Recreation Programs: Kathleen Kilcoyne, (860) 297-2104

Registrar: Linda Gilbert or Terry Hosig, (860) 297-2118

Residential Life: Susan Salisbury, (860) 297-2305

Student Accounts: Dina Jorge, (860) 297-2027

Student Activities: Nora Huth, (860) 297-2171

Women and Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC): Laura Lockwood, (860) 297-2408

 

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Classes Open to Parents

Experience life as a Trinity student by sitting in on classes either with your son or daughter or on your own.  Please be aware that if you wish to join your son or daughter in class you must ask them to provide you with their schedules in advance.  Pick up a campus map and class schedule at the Information Desk in Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, second floor.

Various Classrooms

 

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Interfaith Adventure and Community Service in Trinidad: A Photo Exhibit

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 remains 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.  The group also attended the Muslim Friday prayer on the day of weekly congregational prayer and reflection.  This was truly the best of experiential learning, and all involved were grateful to have participated in this very special journey.  Photos by Lisa Kassow.

Mather Art Space, Mather Hall, second floor

 

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pre-Arranged Admission Interview Appointments

Please call (860) 297-2180 to reserve an appointment.

Admissions and Career Development Center

 

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jump & Jive: Music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s in the Watkinson Library

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 home 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.

Watkinson Library, Raether Library and Information Technology Center

 

10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Admissions Group Information Sessions

Grand Room, Admissions and Career Development Center

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Campus Safety and Community Responsibility Update

Francisco Ortiz, Jr., Director of Campus Safety

Alumni Lounge, Mather Hall, second floor

 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Trinity College Official Class Ring Available for Purchase

Mather Lobby

 

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Campus Walking Tours

Leave from the Admissions and Career Development Center, rain or shine

 

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Study-Away Opportunities: Trinity's International Programs and Center for Urban and Global Studies

Xiangming Chen, Dean and Director for the Center for Urban and Global Studies and Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Sociology and International Studies and Brandon Lussier, Assistant Director, Office of International Programs

Approximately 50% of Trinity students study away for a summer, semester, or academic year.  Programs are available in more than 30 countries, and students study away on Trinity administered and approved programs in places such as Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Trinidad, and Vienna.  You may be wondering whether your son or daughter should study away, how and when he/she should apply, how the experience will be integrated into his/her academic program, or whether financial aid will transfer.  In this session, you can learn about the opportunities and challenges of international study.

A light lunch will be served.

Wean Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall, second floor

Pre-registration required.

 

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

A Sampling of Academic Projects: Science and Economics Poster Presentations on Display

Washington Room, Mather Hall, second floor

Economics

  • "Think before you sit: Does where you sit in Econ 101 affect your first test score?"

  • "Does it pay-off to pay for performance: An analysis of salary determination and success in four NFL teams"

  • "Who is more likely to take a few liberties with the truth?: An analysis of Trinity students' self-reported test scores"

  • "How does first-year academic performance affect the probability that a Trinity student will study abroad?"

  • "Which comic books are a good investment?"

  • "How should car manufacturers market their cars?: What consumers value in a car"

 Science

  • Generalizations of Hyperbolic Trigonometry
  • The Clogging Cascade Of An Array of Microchannels
  • Cell Division Cycle Counts And Elongation In Red Flour Beetle
  • Relationship Between Resolution Status Of A Parent And Narratives Including Avoidance Of A Child With A Chronic Illness
  • Analysis Of Gender-Related Factors In Analgesic Protocols To Manage Children's Post-Operative Pain After Uncomplicated Laparscopic Appendectomy: Retrospective Chart Review
  • The Effect Of Medications On The Recovery Times Of Pediatric And Adolescent Concussion Patients
  • Urine Sample Contamination Associated With Collection Methods Using Unsterilized Containers
  • Metformin And A Moderate Ketogenic Diet: The Effect On Blood Chemistry And Behavior On A Mouse Model Of Autism


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Starting Out Right: Trinity's First-Year Program and Academic Support Services

Nancy J. Wyshinski, Interim Director of the First-Year Program and Associate Professor of Mathematics and Ann E. Reuman, Associate Dean of Students

Wean Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall, second floor

Pre-registration recommended.


1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A Walk Through the Wadsworth

A guided tour of highlights from the permanent collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

A bus will leave campus at 1:30 p.m.

Gates Quadrangle Driveway

Pre-registration required.


2:00 p.m.

Trinity College Library Tour

A repository of knowledge and informational hub and learning environment for students, the Raether Center is a blend of the latest information technologies and traditional book and media based resources. The heart of the Raether Center is the Trinity College Library, with its collections of nearly one million print volumes and approximately 700,000 non-print materials including slides, microforms, sound recordings, and audiovisual and electronic formats. Complementing the College Library is the Watkinson Library, which with its impressive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and other unique resources, supports a broad range of research interests.

The tour will meet in the Scheuch Atrium.

Raether Library and Information Technology Center


2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Career Development Center Open House and Information Sessions

Meet the Career Development Center staff.  Information sessions will be offered at 2:00 and 3:15 p.m.

Career Development Center, Admissions and Career Development Center

 

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Academic Life Discussion: Teaching Millennial Students in the New Millennium

Dina Anselmi, Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Chris Hager, Associate Professor of English and Co-director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Wean Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall, second floor

Pre-registration recommended.

 

3:00 p.m.

Ferris Athletic Center Tour

Central to all fitness and athletic programs is the Ferris Athletic Center, which houses many of the facilities used by students and athletes. These include the George A. Kellner Squash Center, the Ray Oosting Gymnasium, the Anne G. and Richard J. Hazelton Fitness Center, the Natatorium, and an indoor rowing facility.

The tour will meet in the lobby.

Ferris Athletic Center


4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Growing a Living Culture: Engaging the Community at Double Edge Theatre

Mitchell Polin, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance

Professor Polin will speak about the role of theater in community formation.  His talk will focus on the activities of Double Edge Theatre, based in Ashfield, MA.  Double Edge Theatre are performing The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century), their latest work, at Trinity for Family Weekend.  The goal of the work at Double Edge Theatre is to elevate the creation and understanding of artistic expression and cultivate cultural exchange between artists and their communities.  Professor Polin will discuss artistic tactics of community engagement at Double Edge Theatre and Trinity College.

Seminar Room 231, Austin Arts Center

Pre-registration recommended.

 

4:00 p.m.

Cinestudio Tour

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.

Cinestudio, Clement Chemistry Building

Pre-registration recommended.

 

5:00 p.m.

Blessing of the Bantam and Other Trinity Friends

Tell the folks to bring Fido and Fifi from home.  Bring those pets you're not supposed to have on campus.  Borrow a lab rat or two from your research project!  We will be blessing animals in honor of Francis of Assisi, who delighed in all God's creatures.

Chapel South Cloisters and Garden

Pre-registration recommended.


 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

All Around Asia

Learn fun facts about various parts of Asia.  Enjoy fun games, presentations, music and food

Asian American Student Association, 65 Vernon Street


5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Reception Honoring Members of the Long Walk Societies

Grand Room, Admissions and Career Development Center

 

6:00 p.m.

Tour of the Newly Renovated Vernon Social

Over the course of the past year, what had been a large, underutilized room on Vernon Street was transformed into a multi-use facility with new eateries, large-screen TVs, bleachers, outdoor fire pits, a stage and sound system, Wi-Fi, tables and chairs both inside and out, and a convenience store for students who are bitten by a late-night case of the munchies.

The tour will meet near the stage.

Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street


6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner

Friday Night Shabbat services followed by a traditional, catered kosher Shabbat dinner at the Zachs Hillel House, the Center for Jewish Life on campus.  Services begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner follows at approximately 7:00 p.m.  All are welcome.

Zachs Hillel House, 74 Vernon Street

Pre-registration required.

 

7:00 p.m.

Music at The Mill

Featuring Potty Mouth, LVL UP, Furnsss, Eriston, and The Active Ingredients.

All Ages Show.  Valid ID required.  Free to students with Trinity ID.

The Mill, 79 Vernon Street


7:30 p.m.

Film Screening: The Conjuring

Pick up your complimentary ticket(s) at the Information Desk.

Cinestudio, Clement Chemistry Building

 

7:30 p.m.

The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) by Double Edge Theatre is a multi-disciplinary performance piece created by one of the leading laboratory theaters in the U.S., and inspired by the dream-like, figurative paintings and the memories of Marc Chagall (1887-1985).  This piece recounts major events and vanished worlds of the last century in a style informed by Chagall's motif of bodies in flight above a colorful landscape.  Evoking Chagall's floating brides, mysterious half men-half beasts, and domestic animals, the color-saturated stage action is juxtaposed with documentary and pop culture projections.  Culled from photography, film, and television, the images range from the sensational escape acts of Harry Houdini to the brutalization of Europe by Adolf Hitler, from the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb to the assassination of President Kennedy, and to the first U.S. moon landing.

The Grand Parade was conceived, directed, and designed by Stacy Klein, founder and artistic director of Double Edge Theatre, in collaboration with Russian composer Alexander Bakshi and her international ensemble.  The work had its premiere at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in February 2013 before traveling to the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow.

Goodwin Theater, Austin Arts Center

Admission is free, but tickets are required. For information call (860) 297-2199.

 

8:00 p.m.

 

Volleyball vs. Hamilton College

 

Ray Oosting Gymnasium, Ferris Athletic Center

 

 

9:00 p.m.

A Cappella Concert

Featuring The Accidentals, The Dischords, The Pipes, The Quirks, and The Trinitones

Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street

 

9:00 p.m.

Casino Night at The Fred

The Fred, Summit East Common Room


10:30 p.m.

Moonlight Movie: Mars Attacks!

Cinestudio, Clement Chemistry building

 

Saturday, October 5

Throughout the Day

Explore Campus and Hartford Event Highlights

 

8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

Information Desk

Visit the Information Desk to find answers to questions and pick up "Proud Trinity Parent" buttons, campus map, class schedule, and final schedule of events with event locations.

Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, second floor

 

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Interfaith Adventure and Community Service in Trinidad: A Photo Exhibit

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 remains 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.  The group also attended the Muslim Friday prayer on the day of weekly congregational prayer and reflection.  This was truly the best of experiential learning, and all involved were grateful to have participated in this very special journey.  Photos by Lisa Kassow.

Mather Art Space, Mather Hall, second floor

 

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pre-Arranged Admission Interview Appointments

Please call (860) 297-2180 to reserve an appointment.

Admissions and Career Development Center

 

9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Admissions Group Information Sessions

Grand Room, Admissions and Career Development Center

 

10:00 a.m.

Tour of the Newly Renovated Vernon Social

Over the course of the past year, what had been a large, underutilized room on Vernon Street was transformed into a multi-use facility with new eateries, large-screen TVs, bleachers, outdoor fire pits, a stage and sound system, Wi-Fi, tables and chairs both inside and out, and a convenience store for students who are bitten by a late-night case of the munchies.

The tour will meet near the stage.

Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street


10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jump & Jive: Music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s in the Watkinson Library

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 home 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.

Watkinson Library, Raether Library and Information Technology Center

 

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Campus Walking Tours

Leave from the Admissions and Career Development Center, rain or shine

 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Trinity College Official Class Ring Available for Purchase

Mather Lobby

 

11:00 a.m.

Field Hockey vs. Bowdoin College

Robin L. Sheppard Field

 

11:00 a.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Bowdoin College

Soccer Fields

 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

A Sampling of Academic Projects: Science and Economics Poster Presentations on Display

Washington Room, Mather Hall, second floor

Economics

  • "Think before you sit: Does where you sit in Econ 101 affect your first test score?"

  • "Does it pay-off to pay for performance: An analysis of salary determination and success in four NFL teams"

  • "Who is more likely to take a few liberties with the truth?: An analysis of Trinity students' self-reported test scores"

  • "How does first-year academic performance affect the probability that a Trinity student will study abroad?"

  • "Which comic books are a good investment?"

  • "How should car manufacturers market their cars?: What consumers value in a car"

Science

  • Generalizations of Hyperbolic Trigonometry
  • The Clogging Cascade Of An Array of Microchannels

  • Cell Division Cycle Counts And Elongation In Red Flour Beetle
  • Relationship Between Resolution Status Of A Parent And Narratives Including Avoidance Of A Child With A Chronic Illness
  • Analysis Of Gender-Related Factors In Analgesic Protocols To Manage Children's Post-Operative Pain After Uncomplicated Laparscopic Appendectomy: Retrospective Chart Review
  • The Effect Of Medications On The Recovery Times Of Pediatric And Adolescent Concussion Patients
  • Urine Sample Contamination Associated With Collection Methods Using Unsterilized Containers
  • Metformin And A Moderate Ketogenic Diet: The Effect On Blood Chemistry


11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Campy Dorm Art Sale

Help the Watkinson Library acquire a first edition (1855) of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Minimum donation: $5.00/poster.

Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

State of the College Address by President James F. Jones, Jr.

Washington Room, Mather Hall, second floor

 

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Applefest

A variety of apples by the pound, apple turnovers, apple fritters, apple pies, candied caramel apples, BBQ pulled pork, and apple cider will be available.

The Bistro Patio, Koeppel Student Center

 

12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Smith House Open House

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.

123 Vernon Street

 

12:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Bowdoin College

Soccer Fields

 

12:00 p.m. - Halftime

Hospitality Tent Honoring Trinity Families

Sponsored by Alumni Relations and Parent Giving

North end of the Jessee/Miller Field

 

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Oneg Shabbat with Double Edge Theatre

This is an opportunity for students and their families to share a delicious dairy kosher brunch and conversation with members of Trinity College Hillel and members of the cast and crew of world renowned Double Edge Theatre.  Double Edge Theatre will be presenting their performance, The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) in the Goodwin Theater at Austin Arts Center for Trinity's Family Weekend.

Zachs Hillel House, 74 Vernon Street

Pre-registration required.

 

1:00 p.m.

Football vs. Hamilton College

Please review Trinity's Tailgating Policy.

Jessee/Miller Field

A limited number of tickets are available from the Office of Calendar and Special Events, pre-registration required.

 

1:00 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Middlebury College

Ray Oosting Gymnasium, Ferris Athletic Center

 

1:00 p.m.

Men's Club Rugby

Intramural/Rugby Field

 

1:00 p.m.

Anime Club Film Screening and Discussion

McCook Auditorium, McCook Academic Building

 

2:20 p.m.

Film Screening: The Conjuring

Pick up your complimentary ticket(s) at the Information Desk.

Cinestudio, Clement Chemistry Building


3:00 p.m.

Tour of the Newly Renovated Vernon Social

Over the course of the past year, what had been a large, underutilized room on Vernon Street was transformed into a multi-use facility with new eateries, large-screen TVs, bleachers, outdoor fire pits, a stage and sound system, Wi-Fi, tables and chairs both inside and out, and a convenience store for students who are bitten by a late-night case of the munchies.

The tour will meet near the stage.

Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street


3:00 p.m.

Volleyball - Middlebury College vs. Keane State College

Ray Oosting Gymnasium, Ferris Athletic Center

 

4:00 p.m.

Vespers Service

Featuring the Trinity College Chapel Singers

The Chapel

 

5:00 p.m.

A Cappella Music Festival

Featuring The Accidentals, The Dischords, The Pipes, The Quirks, and The Trinitones

The Chapel

 

5:00 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Keane State College

Ray Oosting Gymnasium, Ferris Athletic Center

 

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremonies

Join La Voz Latina (LVL) as we close Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 with our annual "Lechon Asado" (Pig Roast).  come by La Eracra for great food and fun.

La Voz Latina, 69 Vernon Street


6:30 p.m.

Roman Catholic Vigil Mass

The Chapel

 

7:30 p.m.

Film Screening: The Conjuring

Pick up your complimentary ticket(s) at the Information Desk.

Cinestudio, Clement Chemistry Building

 

7:30 p.m.

The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)

The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) by Double Edge Theatre is a multi-disciplinary performance piece created by one of the leading laboratory theaters in the U.S., and inspired by the dream-like, figurative paintings and the memories of Marc Chagall (1887-1985).  This piece recounts major events and vanished worlds of the last century in a style informed by Chagall's motif of bodies in flight above a colorful landscape.  Evoking Chagall's floating brides, mysterious half men-half beasts, and domestic animals, the color-saturated stage action is juxtaposed with documentary and pop culture projections.  Culled from photography, film, and television, the images range from the sensational escape acts of Harry Houdini to the brutalization of Europe by Adolf Hitler, from the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb to the assassination of President Kennedy, and to the first U.S. moon landing.

The Grand Parade was conceived, directed, and designed by Stacy Klein, founder and artistic director of Double Edge Theatre, in collaboration with Russian composer Alexander Bakshi and her international ensemble.  The work had its premiere at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in February 2013 before traveling to the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow.

Goodwin Theater, Austin Arts Center

Admission is free, but tickets are required. For information call (860) 297-2199.


9:00 p.m.

Movie night at Vernon Social

Bring the parents to Meet the Parents!

Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street

If after reading this website, you have additional questions, please contact the Office of College Events at (860) 297-2336 or kathleen.mcglew@trincoll.edu.