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May 2021

Piano Recital – HMC Seniors ’21

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Professor Gayle Blankenburg Piano Studio Recital – HMC Seniors: Kewei Zhou, Kathryn Chan, and Matthew LeMay perform solo piano works recorded at home during their senior year studies for Harvey Mudd College. Read the digital recital program. Watch the performances on-demand.

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SHIKI: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art – Lecture with Curator Meher McArthur

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The power of nature and its many beauties, emerging one by one as the year unfolds, are revered in Japan—so much so that, over centuries, the Japanese have created a poetic vocabulary of seasonal motifs that feature prominently in literature, art and daily life. Cherry blossoms, irises, red maple leaves and snow: each communicates the moods of its given season. Enhancing Japanese paintings and prints, these motifs decorate clothing and homes as well. They even inspire many of the country’s…

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Capstone Day

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Capstone Day the entire Scripps community comes together in celebration of the senior class’ accomplishments. Capstone Day is intended to showcase academic collaborations among students and faculty across the disciplines. This year’s event will be held virtually, with recorded presentations followed by live Q&A. Links for our zoom meeting will be coming soon.  

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Scripps Senior Piano Recital: Melody Chang

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Melody Chang, Scripps College Engineering & Music Double Major and Math Minor, is proud to present her senior piano performance recital this spring. This recital has been rescheduled from the original date of April 30 and video will be available to view on-demand beginning Friday, May 7. Program: “Tempest” Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Pastoral” Etude No. 6 by Nikolai Kapustin, Sonata in A Major by Domenico Scarlatti, and Polonaise No. 2 by Franz…

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Rise: Vocal Music and Poetry Created by Women from Iran and from the Iranian Diaspora

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  A concert of recently composed works of vocal chamber music in Farsi and English, in the classical tradition, by rising female composers and poets from the Iranian diaspora, featuring a world premiere by Aida Shirazi, songs by Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Niloufar Iravani, Parisa Sabet, and Bahar Taheri, and poetry recitation to Shirazi’s music, by female poet and playwright Sholeh Wolpé. Program to be performed by leading contemporary classical musicians and recorded for Zoomcast. Live introduction of the recorded performances by…

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Graffiti Wall Mural Artist Rendering

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online CA

LIVESTREAM LINK Designing and signing an original mural on Graffiti Wall is a longstanding Scripps tradition.  This event has been deemed a rite of passage for graduating seniors and an opportunity to leave their mark and collectively share their voice and artful expression. This year, the collaborative student design will be captured virtually in time-lapse video, showing the evolution of the artists' process through animation. The artwork will later be reproduced on Graffiti Wall for the Class of 2021 to…

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The Secret to Superhuman Strength: Alison Bechdel in Conversation

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Alison Bechdel is the godmother of the graphic memoir. The Secret to Superhuman Strength is the latest from the author of Fun Home, which became a five-time Tony Award-winning musical, and Are You My Mother? Tackling topics from identity to transcendentalism to fitness of both the mental and physical varieties, Bechdel explores it all with her signature self-deprecating humor. Join this MacArthur "genius" for a conversation with Call Your Girlfriend co-host Ann Friedman. PLEASE NOTE: The Scripps Class of 2021can…

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Maps for the Modern World: Valerie June in Conversation

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The songstress on her new book of poetry Valerie June‘s voice has variously been described as versatile, radiant, elastic, and spirited. Whatever the adjective, it’s unanimous that she’s in possession of a singular sound. Her latest album The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers was released in March to rave reviews. Now, she turns her lyrical prowess to poetry. Her debut collection is imbued with a kind of magic that only June can deliver. Join her and Well Read Black…

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Class of 2021 Senior Concert

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online CA

LIVESTREAM LINK Get ready to celebrate the Class of 2021 with an exciting musical concert featuring The Classics! The concert will be streamed live on Friday, May 21st at 5 pm! For more information, go to Celebrating the Class of 2021 

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Scripps College’s 91st Annual Commencement

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online CA

Congratulations, Class of 2021!  The hard work, dedication, and perseverance through an incomparable historical moment have brought the Class of 2021 to this momentous occasion—graduation from Scripps College! The experiences they’ve had, the education they’ve gleaned, and the friendships they’ve made at Scripps will last a lifetime. Scripps College will honor their accomplishments at the Commencement virtual ceremony on May 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The link to view the ceremony will be shared, prior to the event.

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