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  Events for February 22, 2017

SAVE Training

- Location: Myers Hall room 346
(11:20 AM - 12:35 PM)
SAVE (Schools Against Violence in Education) Training is required for all students pursuing certification as teachers in New York. It is offered every semester through the Education Division. This semester it will be offered on Feb. 22 and 27 from 11:20 - 12:35 in Myers 346. Attendance at both sessions is required for the training to meet the New York State Education Department (NYSED) certification requirements. Please contact Dr. Burdick ( if you need more details.

Jeff Whetstone Visiting Artist Lecture

- Location: Nevins Theater
(4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Sponsored by: The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present visiting artist Jeff Whetstone.

Jeff Whetstone’s photographs and films imagine rural America through lenses of anthropology and mythology. Whetstone’s Post-Pleistocene photographs illuminate the depths of wild caves in Alabama and Tennessee, where layers of human markings reveal millennia of cultural evolution. His ongoing New Wilderness project portrays a human-centric American wilderness and questions how our cultural connection to the mythology of the wild is revealed in contemporary times. Whetstone’s work interrogates the stereotypes of rural people--ignorance, poverty, and self-destruction--and explores the complicated bond between people and the landscape.

Whetstone’s work has been exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions, including the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Karyn Lovegrove in Los Angeles and Higher Pictures and Wallspace in New York. In 2007 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship his work New Wilderness and his work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Art News, among others. Whetstone is represented by Julie Saul in New York and is currently a Professor of Visual Arts at Princeton University.

Information Session: Fulbright US Student Program

- Location: Binns Merrill, Room 106C
(5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
- Link: Fulbright Information for AU Students

Each year, nearly 2,000 students across the U.S. are awarded Fulbright grants to study, pursue independent research, or teach English in more than 140 countries.

Fulbright awards are given to students from nearly all fields of study, including creative and performing arts.

The Fulbright program is looking for applicants who are academically strong, ambitious, engaging, flexible, culturally sensitive, caring, and diverse. There is no age limit.

You are invited to attend an informational session to learn more. Students at all levels, graduate and undergraduate, are encouraged to attend. It’s never too early to begin planning!

Yoga Classes

- Location: Multipurpose Room, McLane Extension
(5:15 PM - 6:45 PM)
Yoga classes taught by a Kripalu-certified Yoga Intructor. All levels welcome. Please contact Cecilia for more information:

The Trump Presidency: A Roundtable Discussion

- Location: Herrick Library
(5:15 PM - 6:15 PM)
Is the new administration a threat to constitutional government? A roundtable discussion.

The Trump Presidency: The First 30 Days

- Location: Herrick Library Lounge
(5:15 PM - 6:15 PM)
"The Trump Presidency: The First 30 Days" will be the topic of a roundtable discussion at 5:15 Wednesday in Herrick Library Lounge.

Laughing "yoga" event on Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Powell

- Location: Second Floor Powell by Info Desk
(5:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
- Attachment 1: Laughing Event Poster
As part of the Wellness Center’s Winter Meltdown, we are leading a recreational laughing event this Wednesday (2/22) at 5:30PM near the info desk on the second floor of Powell. One way to describe this type of thing is as “laughter yoga,” but this bears little resemblance to actual yoga. I’ve planned out a sequence of laughing “exercises” that do not require there to be any joke – the laughter begins voluntarily (like a forced laugh) but then feeds on itself and becomes real as people let themselves be amused by the situation. It's nice 30 minute break on your way to dinner.

There will be silliness, absurdity, comraderie, and the opportunity to be playful in the middle of the week. We will be impossible to ignore in the middle of Powell, and anyone walking by is welcome to join in the fun. I am confident hilarity will ensue.

This is a great way to let loose some stress, get a little endorphin rush, and even burn some extra calories. If you think you could use a little pick-me-up, it would be great to have faculty, staff, and students all share a laugh - bring a friend with you to share the experience!

IEA Visiting Artist: Laura Splan

- Location: New York State College of Ceramics

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

Laura Splan of Brooklyn, NY, will be joining the Institute for Electronic Arts for an artist residency the week of February 20th. Laura, who received her MFA at Mills College in Oakland, California, explores intersections of art, science, technology, and craft in her work. In recent work, she has been using her own body to generate bio-data to be used in the production of sculptures and images, a project that has manifested itself in a variety of materials and formats including computerized jacquard woven tapestries and 3D printed sculptures.

Throughout her residency, Laura intends to create computer generated animated weavings from bio-data collected via Arduino microcontrollers. The waveforms generated from this data will be used in AfterEffects and other software with animation, sound, parenting, and expressions to create animated weavings that visualize and embody the experiences from which they were derived.

The Institute for Electronic Art’s Visiting Artist Program is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.