Connecticut College News
LINCC: Getting Students Off Campus - Jamison Hermann ´1202/23/2009
You may have seen posters around campus these past few weeks advertising farmer´s markets and art gallery openings in downtown New London. A dedicated group of students have been working to decrease the opacity of the bubble encircling our campus, and to raise awareness of the happenings off the Connecticut College campus. So, what is LINCC? In short, it´s a club composed of Conn students, faculty, and staff, as well as representatives from businesses and artists/venues in New London. The series of capital letters looks like it stands for something, and it nearly does:
New London and
College. Up until the beginning of this semester, LINCC was an SGA committee, with specific membership requirements and limitations on funding requests. This semester the leaders of LINCC decided to break that bond and reform as a club. This introduced flexibility in the rules for membership and operations, as well as made the club eligible for funding. This change was passed at the SGA Assembly meeting on February 5. LINCC is currently working on gathering support from local businesses in preparation for a photo contest and exhibition downtown, "The New London Experience," to take place April 25. The exhibition will be hosted at the Golden Street Gallery and the Muse Gallery in New London, with live music at the Muse location. Prizes for the winners of the contest will include gift certificates and merchandise from shops downtown. The deadline for submissions is April 18, a week before the opening. The judges include Vinnie Scarano, a local professional photographer who has done work for the college, and Thomas Mezzanote, a photography professor at Connecticut College. Look for posters around campus with contest details this week. LINCC meetings are open for all students to attend - Monday nights at 9:15, upstairs in Cro. For more information visit http://lincc.conncoll.edu or contact email@example.com.