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Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Annual Macricostas Experience Week

2019 Macricostas Experience Week

Higgins Hall Open House took place on Oct. 18th and was a great success. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and our Danbury neighbors tie-dyed free tees, drank fresh hand-cranked cider, toasted s' mores, and toured beautifully renovated Higgins Hall where they participated in hands-on activities and talked with dynamic Higgins faculty and students about what we do in the Macricostas School.  A special thanks to Communication and Media Arts, Computer Science, Mathematics, Writing, and World Languages and Cultures for showcasing everything you do.


Saturday's "Weather Report" symposium by artist-scientists on their weather-inspired art on display at the Aldrich  Contemporary Art Museum connected science, art, and our humanity. Also, more cider: thank you, Tom Philbrick! One attendee stated that she was thrilled to be able to explore her interests in art and weather together. Thank you,  Physics, Astronomy, and Meteorology, and Richard Klein and Namulen Bayarsahihan of the Aldrich, for your partnership.


Dr. Jenifer Neils, Director of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, spoke to about 70 students and visitors on “The Parthenon: Then and Now”.



Dr. Jenifer Neils joined our Greek Scholar, Dr. Chris Paone, at an evening Greek celebration. WCSU History student, Vassilios Vassiliadis, and two bandmates entertained a group of visitors, alumni, students, faculty, and staff with traditional Greek music. Participants enjoyed Greek food and even some dancing.


Macricostas speaker, Reginald Dwayne Betts, spoke to English and Writing classes about his poetry and poetic interpretations. Following his Master class, Dwayne spoke to over 250 students, visitors, faculty, and staff about his life experiences and inspired attendees.



Students came and folded origami single pixels, which were installed in the vestibule off the Higgins Hall lobby. A sense of community arose as students helped each other learn the fold. Students can still contribute by picking up instructions and origami paper from HI 101. The event ended on November 11th.