Hamilton students are heading back to campus after spring break with tales about volunteering with Alternative Spring Break, touring Italy with the choir and mountain climbing in Nepal. But there’s no time for a post spring break letdown because the college calendar is loaded with lectures, performances and events from now until the end of the semester.
Here’s just a sampling of upcoming events:
Lecture: Are Books Obsolete?
Werner Pfeiffer, a book artist, printmaker and sculptor will discuss the history and practice of the book. March 29, 7 p.m., All-Night Reading Room, Burke Library.
Women of Color Exercising Leadership; One topic, 4 Discussions, Many Perspectives
A discussion to explore the role models, challenges, advice and commonalities using the Women of Color experience as a method for leadership development. March 29, 4:30 p.m., Days-Massolo Living Room.
Recyclemania Trashion Show
The Trashion Show will feature student designed outfits made entirely of trash and recyclables. The show is part of Recyclemania, an eight-week program that encourages student to reevaluate their waste and improve recycling. March 30, 7 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.
Director’s Tour of Wellin Museum of Art Exhibit
Join Tracey Adler for a curatorial tour of Julia Jacquette’s Unrequited and Acts of Play exhibit. March 30, 4:15 p.m., Wellin Museum of Art.
Choir Home Tour Performance
The Hamilton College Choir presents the program from its just completed Italian tour including works by Marenzio, Palestrina, Carissimi, Brahms, Bruckner, Verdi, Poulenc, and Lauridsen. March 31, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.
Late Nite: Hogsmeade Fair
A night of vaguely-Hogwarts themed fare in Hogsmeade. There will be dancing and plenty of non-alcoholic butterbeer. For Harry Potter fans and muggles alike. March 31, 9 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.
X- A New Play by Marcus Gardley
The assassination of Malcolm X – both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared – is brought to lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley’s new play. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides the framework. April 1, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.
Annual HAVOC Kickball Tournament
Athletic teams, student organizations and residence halls team up for this popular event. All funds raised will go to charity of the victor's choosing. April 2, 9 a.m., Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.
Julius Caesar: Performance by The Acting Company
Tackling essential questions about the balance of ambition, personal loyalty, and love of country, Shakespeare’s timeless political masterpiece has never been more relevant. Through the story of Julius Caesar, a rising political star torn down by his most trusted allies, audiences witness the art of persuasion, the ugliness of backroom politics, and the historical patterns we can’t stop repeating. April 2, 2 p.m., Wellin Hall.
FILM Series: Yance Ford ’94 Presents Strong Island (2016) POSTPONED UNTIL FALL
In 1992, Yance Ford was a sophomore at Hamilton when her brother William was murdered. “My brother’s death picked up my life and put it down somewhere else,” Ford told Scott Macaulay of Filmmaker Magazine. “I had an image of myself…as a working artist, and when he died, all of that changed.” By her senior year, Ford decided she wanted to make a film about her brother’s death; 25 years later, Strong Island is that film. April 2, 2 p.m., Barrett Theatre. This event has been postponed until Fall.
Panel: Envisioning the Future of Food
The Levitt Center presents "Envisioning the Future of Food," a panel discussion with Claire Hinrichs (Penn State University), Margaret Gray (Adelphi University) and Evan Weissman (Syracuse University). April 3, 4:10 p.m., Bristol Center, Dwight Lounge.
Terri Cook: Co-Author of Allies & Angels Lecture
Terri Cook, the mother of a transgender son, co-wrote Allies & Angels, a book about her family's experience supporting their son through his difficult journey to becoming the person he was meant to be. April 4, 7 p.m., Chapel.
The Visiting Artist Series: Janet Biggs
American artist Janet Biggs is known primarily for her work in video, photography and performance. Biggs’ work often includes images of individuals in extreme landscapes or situations. April 5, 4:30 p.m., Bradford Auditorium, KJ.
Book Reading by Sarah Maas ’08
Sarah Maas is the New York Times bestselling author of the fantasy Throne of Glass series. She will be reading from recent work, taking questions and signing books. April 6, 7 p.m., Fillius Events Barn lobby.
This Entrepreneurship Workshop and Pitch Competition for students and Graduates of the Last Decade is aimed at fostering networking, mentorship and competitive presentation skills. Experienced entrepreneurs and financiers show how to create a compelling pitch presentation. April 7 through 9, Red Pit, KJ.
Matt Zeller ’04 and Janis Shinwari A Bond Forged in Combat Lecture
Afghan combat veteran Matt Zeller ’04 and Janis Shinwari, a former Afghan interpreter, are co-founders of No One Left behind, an organization that helps endangered interpreters and their families immigrate to the United States and establish the service and support they need when they arrive. April 10, 6:30 p.m., Bradford Auditorium, KJ.
Artists in Conversation: Julia Jacquette
Artist Julia Jacquette will lead a gallery walk-through of her solo exhibition "Unrequited and Acts of Play." A discussion will follow in the Dietrich Exhibition Gallery. April 11, 4:15 p.m., Wellin Museum.
Spring Theatre Production, Antigonick
Antigonick is a modern retelling of this Greek tragedy set in the Oval Office 2017. The play explores Kakocracy: Rule or Government by the worst of the people, authoritarianism, misogyny, hubris and resistance. April 13, 7:30 p.m., Romano Flexible Theater, Kennedy Center.
Autism Awareness Walk
Saturday, April 15, 8 a.m., Sadove Terrace.
#fakenewstrainwreck: A Social Media Post Mortem and Plan
Jennifer Grygiel (assistant professor, Syracuse Newhouse School of Public Communications) will present on social media, fake news, and the implications of the changing news media landscape. April 18, 4:15 p.m., Bradford Auditorium, KJ.
Jazz Appreciation Concert
“Doc” Woods premieres a set of new tunes featuring local jazz artists with special guests Javon Jackson, saxophone, and Jakubu Griffin, drums. April 19, 7:30 p.m., Café Opus.
CAB Acoustic Coffeehouse: Joe Driscoll
Opener is Hamilton’s own Collin Purcell. Come enjoy coffee from Opus and great acoustic music! Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; opener at 8 p.m. and headliner at 9 p.m. April 20, 8 p.m., Fillius Events Barn.
19th Annual AIDS Hike For Life
Join us for the 19th Annual AIDS Hike for Life 5K Walk/Run sponsored by Rainbow Alliance and ACR Health to support our local peer support groups! April 23, Registration starts at 10 a.m. Campus/
Hamilton College Orchestra Spring Concert
Heather Buchman conducts the Hamilton College Orchestra in Antonin Dvorák Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World.' April 28, 7:30 p.m., Wellin Hall.