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December 1, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: The Dance Department’s Fall Concert Is “In the Works…”

Beginning on Thursday, December 1, students from the Scripps and Pomona Dance Departments will take the stage at the Pendleton Dance Center for four performances of student-choreographed contemporary dance. The choreographers—Maile Blume ’17, Rae Fredericks ’17, Willa Hevly (PO ’17), Sharon Keenan ’17, Amy Oden (PO ’18), Madelyn Shaughnessy (PZ ’17), and Maia Welbel (PO ’17)—are dance majors and minors as well as students who are simply passionate about dance.

November 29, 2016

Christina McPhee ’76 Shares Her Art With Students, Community

Scripps alumna Christina McPhee ’76, media artist and painter, received an enthusiastic response from students, faculty, and the community of Norwalk, Calif., for her solo show at Cerritos College Art Gallery. Her exhibition ran from Sept. 8 to Nov. 12 and included works from her Double Blind Studies and Second Sight series of drawings and […]

November 29, 2016

Clever Scripps College Alumnae Make Election Products

Scripps College alumnae are putting their creative talents to good use after the contentious 2016 Presidential Election. Katy Lind ’06 is selling an election-themed soap product for “folks who want to clean off the campaign” via her nastysoap.com website. Although a recent Detroit-area news story about the product claims the soap venture “didn’t pay off” […]

November 14, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Gabriela Bacsan, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Gabriela Bacsan earned her BA in Spanish and Latin American literatures and political science at UC Berkeley. She completed her MA and PhD in literature, with a specialization in Latin American cultural studies, at UC San Diego. Her fields of interest are Caribbean studies, transnational and intersectional representations and conceptualizations of queerness in Latin America, historical memory studies, critical geographies, and tourism studies.

November 11, 2016

Elizabeth Payne LaBau ’03 Featured in Washington Post

Elizabeth Payne LaBau ’03, a dessert blogger, is featured in a Washington Post article about entrepreneurs whose online businesses are considered influencers through the power of social media and are growing a “mini-economy” as a viable marketing model.

November 11, 2016

Professor Ken Gonzales-Day Among Prominent Artists in Vanity Fair Photograph

Ken Gonzales-Day, professor of art at Scripps College, was selected to be among 72 artists featured by Vanity Fair in the magazine’s photographic re-enactment of a celebrated collection of artists from 1968. Vanity Fair assembled prominent artists representing art and architecture for its December issue.

November 10, 2016

Scripps and Pomona Dance present “In The Works…,” a Concert of Student Danceworks

“In The Works…” is the annual fall concert by students of the Scripps and Pomona Colleges dance programs.  The concert will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 1, 2, and 3 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pendleton Dance Center, Pomona College.  General admission is $5 and tickets will […]

November 3, 2016

Alexa Allen ’98 is Noted Designer, Artist, and Craftswoman

Alexa Allen ’98 is a craftswoman who creates eco-friendly furniture for children, designer handbags, and high-end metal art for collectors. The Scripps College alumna and her beautiful designs are featured in alpinemodern.com and tarramade.com. The magazines feature her work crafting pieces for her personal line of leather products, Alexa Allen Designs, and other creative works […]

October 31, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Tessie Prakas, Assistant Professor of English

Tessie Prakas’s research focuses on early modern poetry and poetics, and especially on devotional lyric. Her current book project, Poetic Priesthood: Reformed Ministry and Radical Verse in the Seventeenth Century, argues that early modern poetry often served to provide models for religious devotion that were distinct from, and sometimes antithetical to, the established church. Her teaching focuses largely on Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century poetry, and on the relationship between music and literature.

October 28, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Isabella Ramos ’17

Though students might know her for the matcha green tea Rice Krispies treats she often made as an employee at the Motley Coffeehouse, lately, Scripps senior Isabella Ramos has been up to a lot more than baking. These days, you won’t find her behind the counter at the Motley, but rather on a couch, finalizing plans for the weeklong Noh Theater Festival.