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Class of 2016 Participates in the Common Moment

The Center for the Arts hosted the annual Common Moment for first-year students on Aug. 31. The event is part of Wesleyan's Feet to the Fire initiative, which examines critical environmental issues from science to art. As part of the Common Moment showcase, the Class of 2016 divided into groups to learn traditional folk dances from around the world. One group of students performed a folk dance from North India, which was taught by visiting artist Rachna Agrawal.

The Center for the Arts hosted the annual Common Moment for first-year students on Aug. 31. The event is part of Wesleyan’s Feet to the Fire initiative, which examines critical environmental issues from science to art. As part of the Common Moment showcase, the Class of 2016 divided into groups to learn traditional folk dances from around the world. One group of students performed a folk dance from North India, which was taught by visiting artist Rachna Agrawal.

CCCT Supports Feet to the Fire, Dance Series

On Dec. 12, the Center for the Arts received a grant worth $136,585 from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCCT) to support the Feet to the Fire initiative in 2011-12. The CCCT also awarded the CFA with an $11,000 award to support the Breaking Ground Dance Series in 2011-12.

Class of 2013 Participates in Common Moment

The Center for the Arts sponsored the 2009 Feet to the Fire Common Moment Sept. 4 on Andrus Field.

The Class of 2013 showcased drumming and dance movements from six different cultures—Korean, Cuban, West African, Japanese, Irish and South Indian—where water is an important component of their cultural traditions.

The event included drumming, rhythmic movement and fire spinners. The evening culminated with the Class of 2013 forming a human histogram about its own water footprint. (Photos by Nick Lacy)

Climate Change Topic of Photography Exhibit

NAME speaks about her photograph titled "NAME" during the opening reception for the exhibit <i>Photographic Window on Causes of Climate Change</i> Nov. 5 in Van Vleck Observatory.

Erin Arai, a graduate student in astronomy, speaks about her photograph of a commuter rail station during the opening reception for the exhibit Photographic Window on Causes of Climate Change Nov. 5 in Van Vleck Observatory. All photographs in the show were taken by students enrolled in Astronomical Pedagogy Seminar, and exhibited waste and carbon use excesses.