Evening Events – Pro Vita 2012
A capella Palooza – Sunday, Feb. 26: Allen Theater at 7 PM
Featuring Yale’s Spizziwinks and RPI’s Rensselyrics alongside Berkshire’s own Greensleeves and Ursa Minor, the Berkshire community will be treated to a fun-filled evening of song and humor in Allen Theater. Keep an eye out for the newly-minted Berkshire Pro Vita Hymn.
Jazz Cafe – Monday, Feb. 27: Allen Theater at 7 PM
Featuring Berkshire’s very own bebop artists, Jazz Café highlights students rehearsed and improvisational jam sessions from Dr. Davis’s Jazz Band. In addition, the group is complemented by a variety of independent student acts showcasing the breadth of musical talent on campus.
Guest Lecture Series – Tuesday, Feb. 28: Allen Theater at 7 PM
Work of 1000
Described as a one-woman warrior, Marion Stoddart is a recipient of a United Nations award and was a driving force behind the Massachusetts Clean Air and Water Act. Stoddart’s Work of 1000 documentary examines her campaign to clean up one of the most polluted rivers in America and the impact one individual’s efforts can have on a community. After screening the film, Stoddart will reflect on how an ordinary person can do extraordinary things despite incredible impediments.
International Night – Wednesday, Feb. 29: Allen Theater at 8 PM
International Night is an opportunity for Berkshire’s over 80 international students to showcase the culture, food and traditions of their homeland. After a special dinner followed by an all-school assembly, groups of students representing over 20 different countries will share their backgrounds and customs with our domestic students and increase awareness of the many different cultures that make up our community.
Guest Lecture Series – Thursday, Mar. 1: Allen Theater at 7 PM
Eat Well Cafe
Oscar-nominated actor Chris Sarandon, known for his roles in The Princess Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Dog Day Afternoon, and Fright Night, will speak about his experience growing up in a small town in rural West Virginia. He will share his life’s path, from learning to cook in his dad’s restaurant and performing as a drummer for the Teen Tones to life as a father, grandfather, and professional actor.