November 7, 2019
ART EXHIBITION – SEPTEMBER 23-NOVEMBER 15
Dawn Ertl, Gisela Insuaste, and Coe Lapossy
William Blizard Gallery
Through materials, we make ideas tangible. Themes such as memory, inheritance, trauma, myth, romantic love, queer narrative, and cultural history are embodied in the material explorations by the artists in this exhibit.
Gallery closing reception for artists and the public: Thursday, November 7
Workshop: Exploration, Observation, & Inspiration: Mapping the Urban Landscape
Nov. 7, 2-3:15 p.m. – Second Floor of Blake Hall – Insuaste will lead a walking tour and art-making workshop that will explore and respond to the campus environment.
The Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics invite you to join us for an informal wine tasting, all for a good cause. Come sample a variety of wines and enjoy some after-work socializing with colleagues and friends to raise scholarship dollars for our students. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Friends in Humanics Scholarship. Cheers to your generosity! A minimum donation of $25 is requested.
Since 1999, employees of Springfield College have had the opportunity to support this scholarship, and Springfield College undergraduates have been awarded this scholarship each year. Since fall 2011, present and past Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics have helped Professor Polito sponsor fundraisers, through which current and retired faculty and staff have contributed. Annual distributions from the Peter and Claire Polito Friends In Humanics Scholarship Endowed Fund are added to this scholarship.
Sponsored by the Springfield College Office of YMCA Relations and the YMCA club, Loizza Aquino, a social activist and motivational speaker, will be coming to talk about the issues surrounding mental health on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Memorial Chapel.
Aquino lost her best friend, Miguel, to suicide and realized the need for conversation. His death was one of four high school student suicides to occur in her hometown within a month. In response, she founded Peace of Mind Canada which is a nonprofit organization designed to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health.
In this presentation, she will share her story, experiences, and have a conversation about how we can all tackle the stigma together.
Aquino has been an advocate in the areas of mental health, technology, and media literacy within the classroom, youth empowerment, human rights, and child rights.
For more information, contact Kyla Boyns at email@example.com or (774) 329-9313.
If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Tamara Biggins at (413) 748-3407 to discuss your accessibility needs. Springfield College is a smoke-and-tobacco-free environment.