UWOpera’s La Boheme

On Saturday, February 7th,  SASAH students had the opportunity to see UWOpera’s production of Puccini’s opera, La Boheme. As someone who comes from a theatre background, I can honestly say that opera is one of the most impressive art forms out there. You need the perfect mixture of talented singers, actors, musicians, designers, directors, conductors…

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Classroom Commentary: Nov 11, 2014

November 11, 2014: Cemetery Project Wrap-Up, Marie Antoinette, and William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell SASAH Students were invited to share their thoughts, questions, and inspirations during class. Here is what they had to say… In some ways, even if dichotomy, in terms of our though processes, has been indoctrinated in us, I…

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SASAH Advisory Council Meeting

  November 10th 2014 Students had the opportunity to participate in an engaged discussion with members of the SASAH Advisory Council. Discussion ranged, touching on a number of topics: how to apply the skills gained through an arts degree to a number of different careers, how to balance family and personal life with a high-profile academic…

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Beethoven Rehearsal

October 27th 2014 A quartet from Western’s Faculty of Music treated the SASAH students to a live rehearsal of Beethoven’s first string quartet (Op. 18). Students had the opportunity to ask the musicians about their artistic choices, and learn how quartet members unify their playing and thought processes to create a cohesive performance.

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Rare Book Library

October 20th  2014 Professor Laurence de Looze took the SASAH cohort to Weldon Library’s Rare Book Library and Reading Room to tour the facilities and look at medieval manuscripts. During this 4th hour, students learned how to conduct archival research for their upcoming Cemetery Projects, in which they will need to access archived information and delve…

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Forest City Culture Crawl

September 27th, 2014 SASAH students spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon touring the cultural hubs of London, Ontario. Stops on our tour included DNA Artspace, a newly opened art gallery featuring interesting exhibitions, Heritage Walking Tour guided by the Architectural Conversancy of Ontario, on which we learned about the designs and history of London’s downtown core,…

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Weldon Library Session

September 15th 2014 SASAH Librarian Christy Sich gave a presentation to students about how to effectively locate and utilize the resources that Western Libraries offer. This included access to thousands of print publications and journals, as well as large online research databases for every area of study.

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