Interrobang - April 11th, 2011

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The April 11th, 2011 issue of the Interrobang features farewell comments from FSU President Joe Scalia, a look at Mother Mother, and a review of Sucker Punch.

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Volume 43Issue No. 29April 11, 2011www.fsu.ca/interrobang/Art in paradise 3School is out for Prez 10London is Shore in for a good time 14Dan Rodo is in his second year oftelevisionbroadcasting.Hesaid,Iamoutgoingandlovetojokearound.Idontliketakinglifetoo seriously. In my spare time ImakevideosforYouTubeandplayhockey.MyfamilylivesinTexas and I tend to travel there alot.Ilovemakingpeoplelaughbecause laughter is the best med-icineforanythingandevery-thing!1. Why are you here?Togeteducatedinthetelevisionfield.2.Whatwasyourlife-changingmoment?WhenmyfamilymovedawaytoTexas.3. What music are you currentlylistening to?Blink-182andFriday byRebeccaBlack. 4.Whatisthebestpieceofadvice youve ever received?Judgingsomebodynevergetsyouanywhere.Beyourselfandfollowyour dreams always. 5. Who is your role model?JimmyFallonandRebeccaBlack(because she knows all the days ofthe week).6.Whereintheworldhaveyoutravelled?Ihavebeentoalotofcountriesbecause as a kid my dad would goon business trips all the time.7. What was your first job?Cutting grass for an old couple onmy street.8.Whatwouldyourlastmealbe?Sushi!9. What makes you uneasy?People who are uneasy.10. What is your passion?Creatingvideosthatmakepeoplehappy.Do you want Fanshawe to know 10ThingsAboutYou?Justheadonovertofsu.caandclickonthe10ThingsIKnowAboutYoulinkatthe top.INTERACTIVE 2Volume 43Issue No. 29 April 11, 2011 www.fsu.ca/interrobang/10 Things I Know About You...CREDIT: SUBMITTEDDan Rodo likes making people laugh.CREDIT: ANTHONY CHANGVaughan Scriver, left, and Elliott Corston Pine were the inaugural winners of the FSU Leadership Award to pro-mote leadership among the student body. The two award recipients demonstrated leadership qualities in manyways on and off campus. Each award recipient received a plaque and $1,000. Now that theend of the yearis approachingfast, what areyour plans forsummer?JuliaEdelmannJust relax,maybework, hangout withfriends and do a lot ofart, because we Ill havetime.StefanAlbury My plan isto go backhome forsummer,meet girls, meet moregirls and enjoy theherb.StevenVieiraIm actuallycomingback inMay to fasttrack and study hard.FasalHussainGet a joband startworking.AdamCourtsWork andskydive ona drum set.Question ofthe WeekQuestion ofthe WeekTICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BIZ BOOTH FOR ALL EVENTSaprilEVENTSwednesday13First Run FilmRainbow Cinemas$3.50 students $5.00 guestsYour Hi ghnessFSUPok er Ni ght Forwell - 6:30pmSEXtoyBi ngo OBS - 9pmthursday14Year End Bash Forwell Hall - 9:30pmNooner - Forwell HallLive MusicLast Day of ClassesPaper Rock Sci ssors FORCASH Forwell Hall - Noontuesday12FSU Free Movie Series Narni a:The Voyage of the Dawn Treader D1060 - 8pmRodo is into BlackCREDIT: SUBMITTEDElyse Stewarts Pop-Tabular Bowl was the first place winner in theRecycled Art Contest on Wednesday, April 6 in Forwell Hall. Stewartreceived $100 for her win.NEWS 3Volume 43Issue No. 29 April 11, 2011 www.fsu.ca/interrobang/CREDIT: KOMUNITAS HOUSE PROJECTCalli Mitchell builds her post-disaster housing model.by April 15, 2011A brand-new arts residency pro-gramsawthreeFanshawefineartgradstravelingtoBarbadosforfour weeks in January.JoscelynGardner,professoroffineartatFanshawe,isoneofthefoundersofArtConnections,aninternationalnon-profitresidencyprogram.GardnerisaBarbadianandformerprofessorattheBarbados Community College, andthisprogramwasawaytointro-duceyoungBarbadianartiststoother emerging artists from aroundthe world, she explained.BecauseI(now)teachinCanada,wethoughtwewouldwork with Canadian artists to startwith. Fanshawes fine art programis one of the well-recognized onesinCanada,shesaid.BecauseIhavealinkhere,becauseImteaching here, we started here.She worked with two colleaguesto select top graduates from the lastfiveyearsofthefineartprogram.TheyultimatelychosethreegradstosendtoBarbados:JoshPeressotti, a 2008 graduate; JessicaMassard,a2007graduate;andDaniel Glassford, also a 2007 grad.ItwasmyfirsttimeoutofNorthAmerica,soitwasinterest-ing (to) go to a whole differentcountry,saidGlassman.Thecul-tureshockhithimassoonashesteppedoutoftheairplane.Theairportwastotallydifferent.Youland on the strip and you walk outof the plane. The whole airport wasopen and there were people every-where. It was just unusual.The difference in culture extend-ed far beyond the airport. I think Ilearnedalotculturallyabouthowartoperatesinotherpartsoftheworld,hesaid.JusthowharditistogetartssuppliesinBarbadosversushowitisinCanada,howtheyruntheirgallerysystemseverything is completely different.Justunderstandinghowallofthatoperates was a real eye-opener.Glassman said he brought manyofhisartsupplieswithhimafterdoingsomeresearchaboutthematerialsthatwouldbeavailableto him in Barbados. (I found that)itwasmuchcheaperformetobringitfromCanadathanpickitup there. They get charged duty oneverything,soitsliketwicethe(price)andtheyhaveverylittlesupplies.Youcanunderstandwhytheyoperatedifferentlythanwedo,intheirprocessesandstuff,becauseofsuppliesandwhattheyhaveavailable to them, he said.Besides Barbados residents anduniqueprocesses,theislandsenvironment also had an impact onGlassmansworkinJanuary.Mycurrentworktakesitsinspirationfromhowgeologicalthingsform,likerocks,andhowtheywearawayanderode.Barbadosisanentireislandmadeofcoral,soIreallytriedtofocusonthatandpickuponthenaturalcoralpat-terns.ThethreeFanshawegradsresidedwiththreeyoungBarbadian artists Alicia Alleyne,Tonya Wiles and Nicholas Grimes in an old plantation home on theisland from January 3 to 31.Wewereallworkinginthesame space, so we were interactingandtalkingwitheachother,andwatchingeachotherwork,saidGlassman.Wedpickuphowthey operated, what their processesare,howtheygoaboutstartingtheirwork.Itwasveryinterestingnotnecessarilytechnicallybutmoreconceptuallyofhowtheyapproach things.At the end of the four weeks, theartists gave a presentation and heldanartshowontheisland.According to Gardner, every piececreated by the Fanshawe grads wassold.I think it was a good experienceforthem,andforthepeopleinBarbados, because it exposed themon both sides to a different cultureandwayofworking,shesaid.Theydidalotwhiletheywerethere. They visited with quite a fewdifferentestablishedartistsontheisland,andpeoplevisitedthemwhentheywereworkingontheirwork.TheyalsohadacriticfromFinland write about them.Glassman echoed this statement,addingthathedefinitelyfoundthis to be a valuable experience. Imadelotsofconnectionswithartiststhere.Ithelpedwithnet-working and future endeavours.Gardner said she is looking intocontinuingthisprogramindiffer-ent countries around the world, andaddedthatsheishopingtobringthe Barbadian artists to Canada.This was an experimental proj-ectthatjustgotofftheground.Weredeterminingwhethertogoaheadwiththeseresidenciesornot.(TheFanshawegrads)werethe guinea pigs, she laughed.ToreadtheblogwrittenbythegradsduringtheirresidencyinBarbados, visit artconnections-bar-bados.blogspot.com.ERIKA FAUSTINTERROBANGFanshawe grads create art in paradiseWouldyoupaygoodmoneytosee two English teachers in a fight?Thisweek,thatswhatyoullbeable to do. FromApril11toApril15,theSchoolofLanguageandLiberalStudiesandtheFanshaweStudentUnion will be raising funds for theJapanearthquake/tsunamivictims.Watch for faculty and students col-lectingdonationsinthehallways,inclassroomsandintheSUB.Heres what they will be doing foryour donations: On Monday, April 11 in front ofthe bookstore there will be origamicranes,cardsandmobiles,aswellhomemade cookies for sale. Therewillalsobeasilentauctionwithartwork,hand-carvedhickorywalkingsticks,agenuinekimono,anorigamisetandgiftbagsfromthe bookstore. On Tuesday April 12 from 12 to2 p.m. in B2001 there will be a dis-play of original post-disaster hous-ingdesignscreatedbythethird-yeararchitecturaltechnologystu-dentsaspartoftheKomunitasHouse Project. Pick your favouritedesignordiscussconstructionissues with the students. Therewillbeaspeakerseriesthroughout the week: April11inD1015at11a.m.:Japanese filmsApril12inD2013at11a.m.:Japanese comic booksApril13inA2010at12p.m.:Nuclear energyApril14inB2035at12p.m.:DemoofnewFanshaweOnlineePortfolioApril15inA2036at11a.m.:Japanese musicStartingApril11andrunningthroughuntilthe30,youwillbeabletoadd$1or$2donationtoyourpurchasesatOasis,theOutbackShack,theCollegeVarietyStore,theBookstoreandthe Clothing Store. There will alsobecollectiontinsfordonationsattheFSUPharmacy,Fringehairsalon and Falcons Nest. DuringtheweekofApril11to15 at the Oasis, proceeds from thelunchanddinnerspecialswillgotowards the Red Cross. Last but certainly not least is thebattleoftheteachers.DarrenDavidandBrianDunphywillbeshowingofftheirAkidoskillsinForewell Hall as part of the noonerduring the week.Withplentyofthingsgoingonthroughout the week, it is easy foryoutotakepartandhelpraisemoney for the victims in Japan. KIRSTEN ROSENKRANTZ INTERROBANG &WENDY WILSONSCHOOL OF LANGUAGE Spring for Japan FundraiserCampaigns by Transport Canada,CanadianCouncilofMotorTransportAdministratorsandtheUnitedNationsRoadSafetyCollaborationareremindingmotoriststostopusinghandhelddevicessuchascellphoneswhile driving.May11marksthelaunchoftheDecade of Road Safety, a campaignbytheUnitedNationsRoadSafetyCollaboration.Thecampaignaimstodevelopthesafetyofvehicles,enhance the behaviour of road users,improvepost-crashcareandmore.TheUNhasinvitedgovernments,internationalagencies,civilsocietyorganizations and other stakeholderstoparticipateinthisefforttomakethe worlds roads a little safer.TransportCanadahasdeclared2011 to be the Year of Road Safety,andtheyaimtoraiseawarenessabout road safety, in turn helping tolowerroadcollision,deathandinjuryrates.Todothis,TransportCanada and other road safety organ-izations are taking action to improveroad safety.TheCanadianGlobalRoadSafetyCommitteelaunchedtheLeavethePhoneAlonecampaignon November 17, 2010, to coincidewiththethirdannualNationalDayofRemembranceforRoadCrashVictims. Leave the Phone Alone is apledgesystemwheredriverstakeastandagainstusingdeviceswhiledriving by using social media, stick-ers and pledge forms.Statistics show that in 80 per centof cr