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CCC Welcomes Performance Artist Len Barron

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

For Immediate Release August 30, 2005

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Clinton Community College’s National Science Teachers Association Student Club presents a series of performances written and performed by Len Barron on September 14, 2005, in the auditorium of the Stafford Center. The performances are in celebration of Albert Einstein and the 100th anniversary of the year Einstein published his fundamental papers about space, time, matter and energy. It is sponsored by New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG). The first performance, titled “Einstein and Bohr…Models of Wonder and Playfulness,” will be from 9:00-10:00am. The second performance, “On the pleasures of Growing Older,” will be from 12:00-1:00pm. The final performance, “Walking Lightly…A Portrait of Einstein,” will be from 7:00-8:00pm. All the performances are
free and open to the public.
In his first performance, Barron explains the relationship between Albert Einstein and Neils Bohr. They have been described as the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of the physics world. In Barron’s performance, “On the Pleasures of Growing Older,” he sings songs out of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s, dances and shares stories to which everyone can relate. In his final performance of the evening, Barron presents Einstein’s humanity, his commitment to friendship, peace, and education, and his grand sense of wonder and playfulness.
Clinton Community College’s National Science Teachers Association Student Club received its charter in July 2003, and has the distinction of being the first community college in the nation to have a chapter affiliated with NSTA. Michele Snyder, Assistant Professor of Biology and Chemistry, made the request for the student chapter and remains Faculty Advisor to the club as well as the NSTA liaison for the College. Snyder says, “The NSTA Student Club continues to provide our community with quality science outreach programming. The event capitalizes on the arts to look into the history of science and provides us a glimpse into the life of a truly remarkable human being.” The Wednesday performance is a prelude to the NSTA activities that will be part of the College’s 4th Annual Clinton Regatta/Homecoming celebration held on September 17, 2005, sponsored by CCC’s Alumni Association and the College Foundation. Steven Frederick, Dean of Development and Alumni Affairs explains, “Teaming up with Michele and the National Science Teachers Association Student Club adds another family event as part of our Regatta and Homecoming celebration. Our goal has always been to provide a community event where everyone is invited to visit our campus.”

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