Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring 2015 Events

Two postings in one day? Impossible you say? Nay, I have delivered. Check out our events for this semester below

Italy Night
In honor of Drs. Pellegrino and Edney’s spring break class trip to Italy, our students will put on a night of presentations and food based on their experiences in Florence
Monday March 23
Morrison House
Please RSVP
The Glory of Columbia
Enjoy a staging of this classic 19th century production about Revolutionary War spies and the West Point controversy. Brought to you by a co-curricular mini-grant won by our very own, Sarah Vedrani
Wednesday April 1
Casey Theatre, Fine Arts Center

What’s In a Name?: A Pop-up Museum Exhibit
A co-curricular grant event brought to you by our wonderful Dr. Edney. Ever seen a flash mob? It’s like that, except with a museum. It’s going to rock
Thursday April 16
Second Floor College Hall Foyer
Poetry Salon Night
Come read your own favorite poem or something by your favorite poet. Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by our friends in the English Department
Wednesday April 22
College Hall 346
Cinco de Mayo
There really isn’t any better way to celebrate the end of the school year than by having our annual Cinco de Mayo celebration!
Friday May 1
College Hall 346
5:00-7:00 pm

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

On Friday December 12 we held our second Feast of the Seven Fishes. For those of you who may not be aware, this is a southern Italian feast that has made its way into becoming a staple of Italian-American Christmas time traditions. The tradition grew out of a need to celebrate Christmas in grand fashion. Because fish is much more plentiful in southern Italy, not to mention how much cheaper it is than red meat, seven fish would be cooked and prepared for the whole family. Like any tradition, however, nothing stays the same forever, and the meal has changed in America to not only reflect the traditional fishes that would most often be eaten, but also the ones that are most available to us here. Due to the big crowds we were expecting (we had 38 people crammed into our lounge at one point, crazy) our meal turned into the Feast of the Nine Fishes. These included Fried Calamari, Bakala
two types of Eel, Baked Haddock, Merluts, Smelts, Linguine and Clams, and even some crab cakes for the less adventurous...not to mention our sides and desserts of course. We had three tables filled with food. Three. Check out some of the pics below

This was our main table, filled with fish and sides...and maybe a little vino

I caused a grease fire at one point. It was almost scary. Also, Dr. Florio and I were chastised for not practicing the old "clean as you cook" method. We ended up not having to do any cleaning ourselves, however, so I think we can confidently say we won that battle.