Date: Tonight, March 7
Time: 10p, – 2am
Place: Ross Dining Hall
Cost: $5 in advance, $10 at the door
21+ bring two forms of ID
The Mountain Club invites ALL to come out to Brooker House tonight at 7 pm for a homecooked meal, music, and conversation around the fireplace with the Middlebury Mountain Club! Come in from the cold and warm up with real food! Bring friends and your own proctor bowl and we will see you at 7!! All are Welcome!
When: Tonight at 7pm
Cost: Nothing but bring your own bowl
Why: friends, music, fireplace
One of our most talented artists, Levi Westerveld ’13.5, has shared with us another set of magnificent drawings. The Campus interviewed him in this weeks paper, and Middlebury Magazine did a while ago (with a video). Check out some of his other work here. Levi is a nice guy and he’d be glad to talk with about his artwork. Heres what we got emailed:
Celebrating the opening of “New Spaces, Same Identities,” an exhibit of charcoal and soft pastels portraits by Levi Westerveld ’15.5 depicting the faces of Chinese Migrant Workers. Portraits are accompanied by short biographies giving a historical and geographical context. The artist will give a short presentation and will be on hand to discuss his project. Light refreshment served. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Chinese Department, The Chinese Society, and Vitality of the Artistic Community Association.
Where: RAJ Conference room
When: Tonight, 3/7, opening at 8pm.
This Saturday, the Hirschfield International Film Series will be screening the Goro and Hayao Miyazaki‘s father-son collaborative 2011 Studio Ghibli release “From Up on Poppy Hill.” For those of you as bummed as I was that Miyazaki’s purported final movie “The Wind Rises” didn’t get the Academy Award this past Sunday, the screening Saturday will be a great consolation prize and memento of one of the most creative minds in animated film. Raised on Pixar, I didn’t start watching Miyazaki movies until recently, and although I remain impressed by Pixar’s 3D animation style, Miyazaki creates magic in a way untouched by any of his contemporaries, portraying nostalgic wonder like no other animator of our time. There will be a 3 PM matinee for those looking to for a break from Chilifest, and another screening at 8 PM. Both screenings will be in Dana. See here for the full schedule of upcoming screenings in the Hirschfield Series, and after the jump for a short blurb on the film:
This Sunday will be the inaugaral Film Society Sundays screening of Noah Baumbach’s 1995 film Kicking and Screaming. Film Society Sundays will become a weekly installment for those interested in seeing movies on the big screen not shown on Free Friday Films or in the Hirschfield Film Series. A new, unaffiliated group on campus, this Sunday hopes to gauge interest for those interested in screening, discussing, and enjoying films in an intimate, informal community setting. If this concept interests you, please email middbeat[AT]gmail[DOT]com, and join us in Axinn 232 at 7 PM on Sunday. See after the jump for more information about the film.
Date: Sunday, March 9
Time: 7 PM
Where: Axinn 232
hey middlebury. this is going to be a collection of photos and videos of pretty things. maybe you’ll think they’re pretty too. each week i’ll try to put up 3 or 4 photos and an embedded video. in a little while some text stuff will emerge as well. try to figure out what kind of cool relationships words and pictures can have. that sort of thing. thanks.
jars and clouds
office, highway one
snow off roof
This week’s Free Friday Film is Space Jam, and if you’ve never seen this movie, you probably didn’t have a childhood. Responsible for introducing us to R. Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly, and to Michael Jordan’s short-lived (yet stellar) acting career, this film is one that will endure the ages. There are screenings at 6 and 9 tomorrow, so make sure to catch one.
As always, sponsored by MCAB.
Seriously, I dare you to check out this fly scene and tell me you don’t want to watch the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJbOLMvKk1E
Date: Friday, March 6
Time: 6 or 9 pm
Place: Dana Auditorium
Spring sports are starting! If you survive Chili Fest (easier said than done), make sure to catch some Saturday afternoon sports action.
Skiing, NCAA Championships at University of Utah
Track & Field, ECAC Championships at Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA
Women’s Lacrosse at Connecticut College, 12 pm
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Connecticut College, 1 pm, Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium
Men’s Tennis vs. Colby, 9 am, Nelson Arena
Women’s Tennis vs. Colby, 1 pm, Nelson Arena
Men’s Tennis vs. Brandeis, 4 pm, Nelson Arena
Women’s Tennis vs. Brandeis, 8 pm, Nelson Arena
Last Tuesday, James Clifford and Katie Linder ’14.5 helped facilitate a discussion on homophobia and athletics at Middlebury. Over the past few months, this topic has come up on numerous occasions, perhaps spurred on in part by Wade Davis’ talk over J-term. middbeat caught up with the discussion leaders to see how the event went in their eyes. Katie writes in:
Last Tuesday night about 100 athletes came to McCullogh Social Space to talk about homophobia in athletics at Middlebury. All the varsity and club level I sports were represented except one team that had practice at the time of the event. The turnout was astonishing. In the fall, when James Clifford I started planning the event, I was thinking that we might get about 20 people, half of which would be from the women’s rugby team, as a favor to me. The idea for the event came from a meeting between members of the SGA Athletics Committee and the board of Middlebury Queers & Allies came together to find a way to talk about homophobia.
CALLING ALL MEN (and women interested in discussing masculinity). As part of a new initiative to promote the idea of positive masculinity, The College has enlisted students’ help to create some new programming. There has a lot of talk about women’s issues lately, which is fantastic. Tonight is an opportunity to have an often overlooked conversation about what it means to be a man here at Middlebury, a conversation that can surely take many forms. Student organizer Mzwakithi “Prestige” Shongwe ’16 writes in about tonight’s event:
As part of Middlebury College’s initiative to foster a dialogue
about positive masculinity on campus and beyond, we are setting up a
Brother to Brother mentorship program for middle school boys.
Brother-to-Brother college participants will organize a boy’s summit
at the end of the spring semester to explore, acknowledge and
challenge expectations about what it means to be a “man” in today’s
world. We are looking for male-identified students who enjoy
interacting with young boys and engaging them in entertaining and
There will be an information session in Hillcrest 103 (the Orchard) tonight at 5:30 for those interested.
What: Brother to Brother Information session
When: Tonight, 5:30 PM
Where: Hillcrest 103 (The Orchard)