Friday, May 2, 2014
UEP Senior Comps Presentations
The college community is invited to this year's UEP senior comps presentations.
9:00 AM—JESSIE HERNANDEZ
Family Child Care Homes and Informal Child Care Services as Unrecognized Early Education Settings
9:45 AM—ANTONINA PAUS-WEILER
Political Activism in Social Justice High Schools
10:30 AM—DANIEL BARRON
Local Control Funding Formula: Year 1 Implementation and a Look at Meaningful Teacher Engagement
11:15 AM—CAROLINE BRINGENBERG
Effective and Unifying School Discipline Policies in an Era of Unprecedented School Violence: A Comparative Analysis of Denver Public Schools and Los Angeles Unified School District
12:45 PM—LILA SINGER-BERK
Campuses of the Future: The Interplay of Fossil Fuel Divestment and Sustainability Efforts at Colleges and Universities
1:30 PM—YASMIN TUNADOR
Factors for Success: Institutionalizing Male Ally Groups Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses
2:15 PM—MARISHA THAKKER
In Search of Greener Theaters
3:00 PM—BIANCA FONSECA CERVANTES
Participation of First Generation Students in High Impact Practices at Liberal Arts Colleges
Friday, May 2, 2014
Book Arts Exhibit + Ronk Publication Party
Be present for the unveiling of the limited fine press edition of Prof. Martha Ronk's poem "The Window," designed and produced by the Advanced Handprinted Book class.
Copies of "The Window" will be available for sale. Books and other printed materials produced by students in the Intro to Letterpress Printing class will also be on display, and students will be present to showcase their works. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Lawrence Clark Powell '28 and Fay Shoemaker Powell '32 Endowment for the Book Arts
Friday, May 2, 2014
National Awards Reception
The college community is invited to join Dean Jorge Gonzales and the Office of National Awards for the National Awards Reception, honoring faculty advisors, faculty mentors, nominees, finalists, and award recipients. RSVP to Sue Pramov by Monday, April 27.
Friday, May 2, 2014 - Saturday, May 3, 2014
CTSJ Senior Comps Presentations & Reception
The CTSJ Department invites the college community to attend the senior comprehensives presentations and a celebration to follow.
3:00 Welcome Donna Meada, Department Chair
3:00-4:00 RACE, GENDER & BODY POLITICS
- Douglas Pentland, "A Guy's Gym: Gender, Status and Masculinity in the Weight Room"
- Myaisha Hayes, IPS, "Striving Towards Equity and Excellence: Contemporary Black Student Organizing at Occidental College"
- Madi Ziomek, "No Escape from Reality: Cisgender Reality's Continuous Normativity and the Foreclosure of Other Gender Possibilities through Rapture and Repair"
Moderator: Professor Heather Lukes
4:15-5:00 SPACE, FREEDOM, CAPACITY
- Hana Kaneshige, "Privacy Lost, Freedom Found: Preserving an American Value in the Digital Panopticon"
- Zach Ehmann, "(Im)possible, Inc.: spatial production of embodiment under capitalism and the unworking power of disability"
Moderator: Professor Elmer Griffin
5:00 CTSJ AWARDS PRESENTER: Professor Mary Christianakis
Reception to Follow
Saturday, May 3, 2014
UEPI End of the Year Celebration and Student Awards Ceremony
The campus community welcomes all to a celebration of UEP seniors and the presentation of the Student Community Action Awards. The award honors graduating seniors who, by action and leadership, have contributed to a more just, livable, and green societyt hrough research, education, community partnerships, organizing, policy analysis, and/or advocacy. Please RSVP to uepiawards.eventbrite.com by April 30 to attend.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Friday, May 30, 2014
Spilt Milk Exhibition
Spilt Milk is an exhibition organized by Oxy's Arts 220 Gallery Practices Seminar featuring work by artists Paul Cherwick, Jon Pylypchuk, Kari Reardon, and Bari Ziperstein. The exhibition will be on view at the Armory Center for the Arts from May 3-May 20, 2014. The public is invited to an opening reception May 3, from 7-9pm.
Spilt Milk is inspired by the Japanese aesthetic tradition of wabi-sabi, which embraces constant change and natural imperfections. Paul Cherwick’s wood sculptures encapsulate the essence of wabi-sabi: asymmetry and asperity, simple yet intimate. Jon Pylypchuk’s work encompasses concepts that relate to the grotesque and the imperfect. Perfection relates to security and protection through self-sufficiency and resilience in Kari Reardon’s Nature/Nurture, Allure/Alarm installation. The Decorative Protection photography of Bari Ziperstein examines how an object as simple as an iron window bar can relate to the role of the female form in society in their design to simultaneously seduce and repel.
Spilt Milk is an exhibition co-organized by the student’s of Occidental College’s Gallery Practices Seminar and is the final course assignment. Installing Spilt Milk in the Armory’s Community Room is the first time the class exhibition has engaged a public audience beyond the bounds of the campus. The Armory’s Community Room supports a number of local projects and partnerships significant to the organization and its audience. Drawing from both organizations’ local history, Spilt Milk is one in a series of collaborations between the Armory Center for the Arts and Occidental College that are occurring both formally and informally.
The Armory Center Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California, 91103. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, noon-5pm.
About the Artists
Paul Cherwick is a wood sculpture artist who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Paul attended University of Manitoba in Winnipeg for his BFA, and first displayed his work with The Royal Art Lodge in 1999. Paul received MFA at UCLA, and has recently shown works with Brennan and Griffin in New York, NY, China Art Objects Galleries, and the Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Jon Pylypchuk is a Canadian painter and sculptor currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. Born in Winnipeg, Jon attended University of Manitoba for his BFA, and in the late 1990s was a key member of The Royal Art Lodge. He received an MFA from UCLA, and has shown his work in galleries nationally and internationally, most recently in Miami, Tokyo, Paris, Montreal, New York, and London.
Kari Reardon is a Los Angeles based artist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and completed her MFA in 2012 from the California Institute of the Arts. Kari has been a recipient of numerous grants, residencies and fellowships throughout the US and internationally.
Bari Ziperstein currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Bari earned her BFA in painting and a Women’s Studies Certificate at Ohio University. In 2004 she received an MFA in Studio Art from the California Institute of the Arts, and recently was awarded the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Project Grant in 2013. She has a dual practice of design and fine art, currently running her own design line BZippy & Company.