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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 28, 2016

The 5C Experience: The Hive Fostering Collaboration and Creativity Across the 5Cs

With a new director and a larger space, the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity—better known as the Hive—is strengthened in its mission to inspire students to create, collaborate, and innovate. The Hive, established in 2015 by Rick Sontag (HM ’64) and Susan Sontag (PO ’64), provides 5C students with a space to […]

November 22, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Thomas J. Watson Fellowships: Scripps Nominates Three Finalists

By Anyi Wong-Lifton ’18 Scripps College has nominated three graduates from the Class of 2017—Laura Casaregola, Hannah Sands, and Julia Thomas—as finalists for Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. This selection puts them in the running for the prestigious grant, awarded annually to 50 students out of hundreds of graduating seniors from 40 colleges across the United […]

November 21, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Findley Finseth, Assistant Professor of Genomics

Findley Finseth's research program investigates the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity. By complementing modern genomics studies of natural populations with classic genetics experiments, her work offers novel insight into the maintenance of genetic variation, the processes of adaptation and speciation, and the evolution of the genome itself.

November 4, 2016

Scripps In Residence Opens Paths to Professional Success

Scripps in Residence is a two-day event that gives Scripps students the opportunity to meet accomplished alumnae and parents in diverse professional fields. On October 26 and 27, Caroline Gibney ’85, Linda Randlett Kollar ’66, Bruce Felt, father of Scripps student Kimberly Felt ’17, and Cheryl Holland, mother of Hannah Quackenbush ’18, shared stories from their unique and successful career journeys in through talks, one-on-one meetings with students, and in the group panel, “Dreams, Ambition, Reality.”

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.

October 25, 2016

Noh Festival Brings Japanese Theater to Scripps

Five years ago, Scripps Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley met Koji Nakano, a professor of music composition at Burapha University in Thailand. Now, they have come together in celebration of one of the oldest theatrical forms in the world still being performed today. This week, Scripps and Pomona Colleges are hosting an interdisciplinary festival […]

October 20, 2016

Visiting Faculty: Koji Nakano Award-Winning Composer Visits Scripps for the Noh Theater Festival

This October, award-winning composer and educator Koji Nakano will be a visiting faculty member at Scripps College. Recipient of the Erma Taylor O’Brien Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Nakano will present lectures and workshops during his two-week stay as well as attend the premiere of his latest work, Imagined Sceneries, composed for Scripps and Pomona faculty and students. Imagined Sceneries was co-commissioned as part of the Japanese Noh theater festival by Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley and Isabella Ramos ’17.

October 14, 2016

Spotlight on Students: SAS President Sneha Deo

Scripps Associated Student’s (SAS) president Sneha Deo ’17 still loves Scripps for the same reason that initially attracted her to the College four years ago. “I feel like Scripps sets students up to be able to do all the things that make them happy and not have to choose between them,” she said.