Author Archives: Alicia Gomez

About Alicia Gomez

Hi! Come see me if you want to discuss career options in the Arts, Media, and Communications. I encourage students to reflect on their various interests and strengths when starting to explore possible career paths. I am available to chat about industry trends and practical skills while also sharing my own professional experiences, lessons learned, and insights.

Join us when Theatre wardrobe expert Debi Jolly comes to campus on Thursday, October 20!

Let’s talk about what happens behind the curtain! Join us when wardrobe expert Debi Jolly comes to campus and talks about what the wardrobe crew does to support actors backstage during a run of a show.

Co-sponsored by the Theatre Dept and CCI: Center for Careers& Internships

Date: Thursday, October 20

Time: 1:30-4:15pm

Location: Green Room, The Wright Memorial Theater – 96 Chateau Road, Middlebury VT 05753

EMAIL: SLJACK@MIDDLEBURY.EDU FOR MORE INFO

Career Conversation and a Media Industry discussion with Rodney Rothman ’95 – TONIGHT AT 5:30PM

Please join us for a virtual Career Conversation and a Media Industry Discussion with Rodney Rothman ’95. He is a director, writer, and producer.

Previously Rothman co-wrote and co-directed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. He also served as a producer or writer on the films 22 Jump Street, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Popstar, and Get Him to the Greek. In television, Rothman was hired as a staff writer at The Late Show with David Letterman when he was 21 years old. At 24, he was promoted to head writer, making him the youngest head writer in the program’s history.

Rothman is the author of the best-selling nonfiction humor book Early Bird. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney’s Quarterly. His piece “My Fake Job” was included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Dave Eggers.

He recently launched Modern Magic, an entertainment company focused on creating innovative animated and live-action “event entertainment” for the 21st-century audience.

Public Lecture Elyse Nelson, Assistant Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts-The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Thursday, October 6

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s bust Why Born Enslaved! is a famous work in the history of French art. Well-known to Western audiences through the many replicas in museum collections, it depicts a Black woman whose head is tossed over her shoulder while her truncated arms and torso are bound by rope. Beneath her, a socle bears the inscription: “Pourquoi Naître Esclave!” Created in 1868 – exactly twenty years after slavery was finally abolished in the French Atlantic – and presented at the Paris Salon a year later, the bust conveys slavery’s inhumanity while it simultaneously affirms a strict racial hierarchy. Drawing from the interpretive framework proposed in the current exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, entitled Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast, this talk examines how a sculpture long celebrated for its abolitionist message also participated in the culture of racial bias that emanated from discourses of empire and colonialism in the nineteenth century.

Date: Thursday, October 6

Time: 4:30pm-6pm

Location: Mahaney Arts Center 125

Check out these winter term internship opportunities in Arts, Media, and Communication!

Click here to review the complete list of winter term internships posted.

Learn more about creating your online portfolio website – Tuesday, October 18 at 6pm!

Join Wix staff to learn more about creating your online portfolio website. We’ll cover how to plan a website, how to use the Wix platform, and explore professional design features. Have your laptop on hand to discover the basics in creating a Wix website as well as features to take your portfolio to the next level. And… a one-year FREE Wix premium plan to the first 25 attendees! Click here to register for the event!