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the Sorensen theatre. He sang 'Seasons of Love' with the Babson a cappella group The Rocket Pitches. We screened the film and ended with a gathering for area alumni." Maler and the Babson community realized they had a winning formula when Rapp's visit became the most popular social media event for Babson that quarter. This year, BabsonARTS hosted Seth Gilliam from Walking Dead for a screening of Starship Troopers, featuring Gilliam. The free presentation was also open to the public and featured a conversation with both Gilliam and Maler. "We know what we are but know not what we may be." – William Shakespeare These innovative programs are not only star-studded public affairs but also serve to expose students to professionals they might not otherwise get a chance to meet. Maler explained that Jeffrey Donovan worked as both an actor and an executive producer on "Burn Notice" and was able to talk with the students about both of his roles. "For me the idea is to really allow the students to engage in a completely different way — engaging with an artist and understanding what his career has been like and how it applies to them. They see the parallels immediately. He's an entrepreneur — every day he has to go out and sell himself." Maler is also an entrepreneur, founding CSC in 1996. Could that be part of what makes him a good fit with Babson? "I think that I do have a unique perspective," says Maler. "I've worked inside institutions but I've also built my own company. So I think I do feel a great sympathy for what the students here are trying to achieve." What Maler is trying to achieve for Babson is greater visibility in the arts. He calls the arts at Babson "Wellesley's best-kept secret: We really want people to understand that there's a whole lot of exciting things happening here on the campus." Healey echoed Maler's enthusiasm: "Babson's extraordinary arts offerings have remained an underutilized community resource. It is our hope that our friends and neighbors – in the Wellesley community as well as in the greater Boston area – will come to recognize us as a valu- able contributor to their cultural experience." In the coming months and years, the CSC has plans to expand the body of work that they perform in Wellesley at Babson and their productions will include non-Shakespearean pieces. BabsonARTS 110 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5

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