The Week in Review : February 25-March 3

Posted: March 4, 2013

Garden Party

While gorgeous temperatures Friday brought Scripps students outside to soak up the sunshine, many also soaked up information about sustainability at the Garden Party in the Scripps Organic Garden behind Browning Hall.

Hosted by the Scripps Environmental Club, the Garden Party provided visitors with organic treats and valuable information about recycling and composting. Attendees also created personal compost containers made from recycled yogurt containers donated by Mallott Commons Dining Services.

“We thought composting would be a good focus for the club’s first major event,” said club president Yvonna Leung ‘15. “It isn’t discussed as an option as readily as it should be, and now more students know they can bring their compost to be used in the garden.”

Motley Music

As part of an ongoing effort to conserve resources, the Motley Coffeehouse went energy-free Saturday night. Performers such as 5C a capella group Midnight Echo and Olivia Buntaine ’15 serenaded the crowd by candlelight and refrained from using any forms of sound amplification.

The concert was the Spring Semester kickoff event for CALPIRG Energy Service Corps, a 5C club promoting energy efficiency through service and education. “The Motley was full, and I was really glad so many people enjoyed the event,” says CALPIRG intern Alana Pokorny ’15. “I hope people will apply energy saving strategies to their daily routine!”

The acoustic concert was only a fraction of the musical acts during the weekend; 5C folk band SugarPine (above) and folk-pop duo Lipstick Lumberjack also took the stage Friday night to a packed house.

A Scouser in Oxford

Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities Tony Crowley returned to his alma mater to address the Oxford English Faculty at the historic St. Cross Building in Oxford. Crowley’s lecture – ‘Scouse: Language, Culture, History’ was attended by 120 members of the faculty and postgraduate students and was adapted from Crowley’s Scouse: A Social and Cultural History (Liverpool University Press 2012).

The lecture, introduced and hosted by Professor Deborah Cameron (Chair of Language and Communication at Oxford), was extremely well received and was followed by an extended question and answer session which stretched until late in the evening.

Noon Academy: Mark Golub

Assistant Professor of Politics & International Relations Mark Golub spoke February 26 about “Human Cartoons: White Supremacist Visual Strategies in Mississippi Citizens Council Propaganda, 1955-1989.” His lecture was part of the weekly Tuesday Noon Academy Lecture series.

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