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March 2020

***CANCELLED***Readings by the Writer: Jonathan Maniscalco

March 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – May Room Norton, MA 02766

Maniscalco has taught English to ESL learners in Japan, Spain, and New York City. A Massachusetts native, he is a stringer for the New England Review of Books and a graduate of Boston University. Ten Stories to Manhood is his first published book.

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***CANCELLED***Voice of an Artist—Leah Dyjak

March 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Assistant Professor of Visual Art Leah Dyjak, who joined the Wheaton Faculty in 2019, will give a presentation on their creative work and research. Dyjak has a background in photography and uses lens-based media to explore how generations of human use affect the ecology of place. Most recently their work has taken them to New Orleans Louisiana and the surrounding regions to investigate metaphors inspired by infrastructure failure and flood prevention projects that have accelerated environmental collapse. Professor Dyjak will also discuss their creative process and the…

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***CANCELLED***Representation, and How to Get It: A Staged Reading

March 24 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mary Lyon Hall – May Room Norton, MA 02766

In celebration of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, Joyce Van Dyke’s new one-woman show, Representation, and How to Get It, will preview at Wheaton en route to its September 2020 premiere at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (via Sleeping Weazel). Theatre luminary Elaine Vaan Hogue performs the role of Julia Ward Howe on the eve of her visionary speech about women’svoting rights. Van Dyke, Vaan Hogue and director Judy Braha will engage the community in…

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Hexaflexagon Making

March 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Are you fidgety during this pandemic and want to relieve your stress. Come and learn how to make hexaflexagons! What are hexaflexagons? They’re paper folds composed of triangles which you can flip inside out over and over again. Hexaflexafolds are fidget toys that come in 2D AND 3D! All you need to bring is a piece of paper, some scissors, and tape/glue. We’ll start off with the classic 2D hexaflexagon and work our way to the little more challenging 3D…

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***CANCELLED***An Evening of Cabaret with the Chamber Singers & Chorale

March 25 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Norton, 02766

Wheaton’s choirs present an informal evening of jazz standards, folk songs and musical theatre.

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Discussion Series

March 31 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday for a discussion on how 3D printing tech is capable of making a positive impact on the lives of healthcare workers on the front lines. Join in the conversation here Watch the livestream here  

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Electronics with Kevin and Madison

March 31 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Are you interested in electronics?! Have you ever dreamed of building a personal droid? Do you want to work for NASA?! This is not going to get you there because it’s for beginners. BUT, it’s a start. This will be a mixture of information and comedy… technology and philosophy… nature and wisdom… the force and a new hope… for surviving in your parent’s house for the indefinite future. Meet Kevin, a student with little to no qualification to be “teaching”…

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Virtual Community Conversation – Understanding and Preventing Hate Speech & Crime

March 31 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please mark your calendars for this on-line community event! Please join us virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesday, March 31st, 5-7pm for a community conversation on understanding and preventing hate speech and crime. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and DEAL (Diversity, Equity, & Access Leadership). RSVP:  Please complete this form to RSVP by Friday, March 27th During this community conversation faculty, staff, and students will have an opportunity to engage with each other and a panel of…

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April 2020

DIY Cooking with Jacob: Gnocchi!

April 1 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn to make Gnocchi! Tune in with ingredients to make yourself (and your family) some dinner! ** Ingredients needed ** 2½ pounds russet potatoes (about 4 large), scrubbed 1¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more 1 egg, beaten to blend 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, room temperature 2 ounces Parmesan, finely grated, plus more for serving BEFORE WE BEGIN: Before joining the Zoom meeting make sure you scrub…

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Intro to Blender – Navigation and Orientation with Jacob

April 2 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is an introduction to the 3D software Blender. No prior experience is necessary! This introduction will go over the general uses for the software and supply you with the knowledge needed to get you started. Feel free to download Blender beforehand and follow along on Twitch.tv. Please email Jacob at libby_jacob@wheatoncollege.edu if you are interested so that he can get an estimated head count beforehand! Download Blender here Join here at Twitch 

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