Trumbull Notes 2-27-17

February 27, 2017

March arrives this week. (How did that happen?)  We’re well into mid-term season now. Get sleep and exercise and eat well as many exams occur over these next two weeks. Keep in mind that spring break (and spring itself) will arrive very soon.  You’ll be able to collapse and relax then.

Today: I’m hosting a Trumbull Tea today at 4 p.m.  The announcement has already has gone out this morning but I want to mention the tea again now both because Monday is an unusual day for us to host a tea and also because one of our tea guests, Sara Mearns, is quite an amazing person and dancer.  She’s a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet about whom much has been written.  If you wish to read a bit about her, I recommend this link:…/sara-mearns-in-her-prime-at-city-ballet-inspires-debate-and-awe.  The other tea guest, Jodi Melnick, is an equally amazing choreographer.

Come to the Trumbull House today to hear Sara and Jodi talk.  After their tea, they will teach a master class here and then, later still, they will  have dinner with some of our undergrad  dancers before they hurry back to New York City. 

Of course, we also have much artistic talent right here in Trumbull.  This week I’d particularly like to congratulate Trumbullians Sarah Siegel (orchestra: trombone), Han Rue (orchestra: violin), Rachel Kaufman (stage: chocholka, owl and fox cub), and Cooper D’Agostino (stage: parson and also secretary of the OTYC board) on the very successful run of the opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

My thanks of the week go to our TCC for hosting an Oscars night in our dining hall, to all of our Trumbull players who continue to show up for IMs, to Sara Seymour, Zachary Wilson and Staphany  Hou for ably representing Trumbull in the Final Cut, to Christina Wethington and Bernadette Janis for supporting our team, and to all those who came out to cheer them on sticking around for the entire event, showing your Trumbull spirit and, by so doing, winning a chicken tenders dinner for the entire college.  We’ll announce that dinner soon.

A bit of a mess in Stone Courtyard:  Those of you who use Stone Courtyard may well have noticed that there has been a plethora of cigarette butts all over the ground.  They have been completely cleaned up today & I hope they do not re-appear. I’ll continue to stay on top of this. I remind all that no smoking is allowed in Stone Court.  If you see smoking going on there, feel completely free to remind people of that rule. 

This week in Trumbull:

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 4 p.m. Trumbull Tea with Sara Mearns (dancer) and Jodi Melnick

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.  Freshman Reception at the Trumbull House until 8:00-9:30 (or until you wish to go support our IM men’s and women’s volley ball games over at the gym starting at 9:00!)   Use this as a study break and a time to chat with friends from the class of 2020.

Saturday, March 4th, at 4 p.m.  Singing Circle in the Trumbull Common Room led by Misha Semenov.  This is a new event for Trumbull.  It’s meant to be fun and causal.  There will be cookies and punch and songbooks.  There’s no sign up.  Just show up.  Bring an instrument along if you wish. Bring your voices. 

Coming up next week in Trumbull:

Drawing in our art studio:  On Monday, March 6th from 7 until 9 pm. Our graduate affiliate, Molly Ryan, will host an Art studio drawing night.  Art supplies and images to work from will be provided.  Come if you are artistically inclined; come if you are not artistically inclined and just want to try your hand at drawing.  Sign up by noon on Monday, March 6th in the main office.