Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Alice Creative Works Contest

Calling all illustrators, painters, writers, sculptors, photographers, crafters, and other creative minds! It’s the 150th anniversary of  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. To celebrate, we are hosting a creative works contest! 

What do we need from you?
Any creative works that are inspired by Lewis Carroll’s  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland series. Feel free to be abstract in your thinking as you incorporate elements from the story into your work. Any creative work (poetry, fiction, photography, paintings, sculptures, etc.) will be accepted. These works will be on display in Armacost Library!

When do we need it by?
Please turn your creative works in to Lua Gregory or Trisha Aurelio on the 2nd floor of the Armacost Library by Friday, December 4th, 5:00 p.m.

What's in it for you?
Fun times and glory, of course!
As well as the possibility of winning 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prizes ($50, $30, $20 gift cards), and a tea party and reception to take place on December 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Please send your queries to or 


Friday, November 13, 2015

Is feminism relevant today? Why/why not? -- What you said

Back in October, I asked people to suggest questions they'd like to see on the Student Engagement Board. Based on these responses I've posted, "What is a life?" and "What meal from home do you miss most?"

This past week, I asked,

Is feminism relevant today? Why/why not?

Responses, were quite varied, representing our different experiences and perspectives. Thank you to everyone who used this space to respond openly and honestly and engaged in brave conversations. It's my hope that we can inform, respectfully challenge, and learn from each other. See for yourself. Click on the images to view a larger version, and look for a related article (forthcoming) by Livvy Fore in the Redlands Bulldog.

Based on your responses, issues facing our nation, university campuses, and our own campus, this week's question is 

What's needed on campus to help all feel included?

Although the question is vague, I ask you to share your vision for what's needed on this campus so that everyone can thrive and experience a sense of belonging, inclusion, safety, and empowerment.

Monday, November 09, 2015

"Ain't I a Woman": Laverne Cox Visits University of Redlands

Transgender Pride Flag

Emmy-nominated actress, transgender advocate, and cultural icon Laverne Cox will give an address titled, “Ain’t I A Woman? My Journey to Womanhood” Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. She will meet with students at a reception following. Student groups, as well as classes across the College of Arts & Sciences – in History, English, Theatre Arts, Race and Ethic Studies, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program – are participating in or discussing Cox’s lecture and related topics.

Tickets available for purchase online.

Interested in learning more about transgender issues, activism, and history?  Check out some books from the Armacost Library.   

Driver, Susan. Queer youth cultures. (2008). 

Feinberg, Leslie. Stone butch blues: A novel. (1993).

Kafer, Alison. Feminist, queer, crip. (2013). 

Stryker, Susan. Transgender history. (2008). 

Some films you might be interested in watching:

Boys Don't Cry. (1999). 
Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink). (1998). 
TransAmerica. (2006). 

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Sculpture and 2-D Art Exhibit

Student sculptures and artwork from Professor Renée Azenaro's Art 132: Two-Dimensional Design and Art 145: Introduction to Sculpture are currently on display in the 2nd floor foyer of the Armacost Library. Come visit the library soon to view these amazing student works, as they are only on display until November 8th!

Two-dimensional design pieces on display feature black and white texture and symmetry balance and color works.

Sculptures shown on display are carved from plaster. The awesome news is that both of these art classes are open to art and non-art majors!