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Open House at the Hive!

The official launch of the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity took place Thursday November 5th, and the boisterous, celebratory open house served to inform 5C students, faculty, and staff about the many resources and opportunities available at “the Hive.”  Photo exhibits, art installations, and video loops of student reflections showed the multifaceted ways in which the 5C community is already engaging with the Hive, while colorfully decorated walls showed a mixed-media timeline of how the Hive came to be, including a space where visitors could add their own ideas for the future events and programs.

Hive staff member Estela Sanchez (PO ’17) welcomes visitors and shares more about our mission and how we think about creativity.


DSC_7828 Students cluster around the button making machine — the surprise hit of the afternoon!


DSC_7805 Pomona President David Oxtoby shares his thoughts with Selena Spier, reporter from The Student Life.


DSC_7783 Dwight Whitaker (Physics, PO), Interim Co-Director of the Hive, poses with Rick Sontag (HMC ’64).


DSC_7786 Visitors take in the colorful mixed-media timeline of the Hive’s history and roster of events.


IMG_5004 Vian Zada (PO ’16) works on an astronomy project in the Hive’s low-res maker space.


Honoring the 50-year-long collaboration between Susan (PO ’64) and Rick Sontag (HMC ’64)!


DSC_7817 Betsy Crighton, Pomona Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, examines the output from our “Reimagining the Digital Toolshed” pop-up class, co-sponsored with Honnold Library, while Dwight Whitaker (Physics, PO) and Warren Roberts (GIS Lab) share their students’ work. Whitaker and Roberts received course grants to prototype experiential, collaborative, and/or exploratory learning methods in their Spring ’15 and Fall ’15 classes.


IMG_5018 Pat Little (Engineering, HMC), Interim Co-Director of the Hive, getting interviewed.


For more information about the event, check out the official Pomona writeup!