Stetson Cultural Calendar, Spring 2014

January 22, 2014

Theatre auditions

Spring semester at any university is full of events that are sure to keep everyone busy. And, Stetson is no exception. Check out Stetson University’s Cultural Calendar below for a working, chronological listing of calendar happenings on Stetson’s DeLand campus. Be sure to also stay up-to-date with the university’s online calendar, posted on Stetson Today, for any additions posted to the calendar. (Pictured, left, Theatre Professor Julie Schmitt meets with the students who have shown up to audition for Vinegar Tom, Stetson’s upcoming production, Feb. 20-23.)

For Stetson’s Music Concert schedule, visit the School of Music website, or the Jan. 15 story posted on Stetson Today about the Music Concert schedule.

Schedule for Stetson lectures, theater productions, art exhibitions:

Jan. 22 – Lecture – The Business of Merging Sport and Music: A night with Kevin Wilson, ESPN’s Director of Music. 7-8:30 p.m., Rinker Auditorium, Lynn Business Center 108. 345 N. Woodland Blvd. Contact: Professor Matt Wilson, 386-822-8105, mjwilson@stetson.edu

Jan. 23 – Open House, Lifelong Learning Program, 2 p.m., Wilson Athletic Center, 141 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Lifelong Learning at Stetson University offers programs and learning opportunities to mature adults who want to continue to expand their horizons, who seek knowledge for its own sake and who have zest for exploring all the adventures that life has to offer. Registration closes Feb. 11. Contact: lifelong@stetson.edu; www.stetson.edu/lifelong-learning  Please consult the Lifelong Learning Program course catalog for prices.

Jan. 23 – Speaker Series – 2nd Annual Civil Rights Speaker Series: 1963 Children’s Crusade: Janice Kelsey, 7-8:30 p.m., Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. Sponsored by Stetson’s Cross-Cultural Center and Stetson Education Department. Moderated by College of Law Professor Bob Bickel. Kelsey was a child foot soldier during the American Civil Rights Movement’s Birmingham Children’s Crusade. Open to the public, free of charge. Not a recordable event by outside agencies.

Jan. 24 – Art Reception opening two art exhibitions at Hand Art Center: Oscar Bluemner: The Language of Trees (Jan. 24-May 5); Modern Movements: Selections from the Brenau University Art Collection (Jan. 24-Feb. 27). Reception: 6-8 p.m. Hand Art Center is located in Stetson’s Palm Court, 139 E. Michigan Ave. Free, open to the public. Contact: Tonya Curran, director, Hand Art Center, tcurran@stetson.edu; (386) 822-7271.

Feb. 4 – Lecture – Playing the God-Game: A tale of two Christian Athletes, part of Stetson’s George H. Shriver Lecture Series: Religion in American History of Gods and Games: Religious Faiths and Modern Sports. 7-8 p.m., Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. Contact: Professor Mitchell Reddish, 386-822-8930, mreddish@stetson.edu  Open to the public, free of charge.

Feb. 12 – Lecture – Chinese Migration, part of Stetson’s 2013-14 History Colloquia. Presented by Leander Seah, assistant professor of History at Stetson. 6-7 p.m., TC Lane Room, Elizabeth Hall 316, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Contact: Chelsea Santoro, 386-822-7535; csantoro@stetson.edu. Open to the public, free of charge.

Feb. 12 – Lecture – Stetson’s Social Justice Lecture Series presents Dr. Susan Rankin, to speak on “Out of the Shadows: Building Inclusive Communities.” Rankin, former senior research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at The Pennsylvania State University, is the founding member of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. 7 p.m., Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. Open to the public, free of charge.

Feb. 13 – Lecture – Created Equal America’s Civil Rights Struggle, based on the theme of “Inequality Under the Law.” Featuring Stetson professors Susan Peppers-Bates, Joshua Rust, T. Wayne Bailey, leading discussion. 7-8:30 p.m., Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. Contact: Jason Martin, 386-822-7178; jmartin2@stetson.edu. Open to the public, free of charge.

Feb. 19 – Art Curator’s Talk – Dr. Roberta Favis, Curator of the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection and Professor Emerita of Art History at Stetson, will discuss the Bluemner exhibition currently on display at the Hand Art Center, The Language of Trees, 7 p.m., Room 25 of the Instructional Media Center, duPont-Ball Library, 134 E. Minnesota Ave. Contact: Tonya Curran, director, Hand Art Center, tcurran@stetson.edu; (386) 822-7271. Open to the public, free of charge.

Feb. 20-23 – Theatre – Vinegar Tom. This play is set in 17th century England and reveals the darker side of human nature when a man, recently spurned by a woman, seeks retaliation by accusing her of being a witch. Women in this small town must ban together as witch hysteria takes hold. 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Sunday at 3 p.m. Located at Stetson’s 2nd Stage Theatre in the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., across from campus. Open to the public/for mature audiences. For all shows, general admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors, children and non-Stetson students; free to Stetson faculty, staff, students with current ID. Box Office: 386-822-8700.

March 19 – Lecture – Soviet Ukranian Tango? The Problem of Popular Culture in the Soviet Borderlands, part of Stetson’s 2013-14 History Colloquia. Presented by Mayhill Fowler, assistant professor of History at Stetson. 6-7 p.m., TC Lane Room, Elizabeth Hall 316, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Contact: Chelsea Santoro, 386-822-7535; csantoro@stetson.edu. Open to the public, free of charge.

March 28 – TEDx event returns to Stetson for second year: Significance in Action: Creating Learning, Innovation and Happiness. 2:30-7:30 p.m., Allen Hall, 508 N. Woodland Blvd. Tickets are $10/each and will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28, to both the Stetson community and the public. Only 100 tickets will be available for purchase due to space. Contact: TEDxStetsonU Organizing Team: Matthew Gerken, Susan Scagg, Dr. Emily Richardson and Ana Maia at amaia@stetson.edu

March 28 – Music Presentation – Jacareˊ Brazil, a music ensemble from University of Florida School of Music, devoted to Brazil’s rich musical heritage. Founded by 1990 by Larry Crook, and with the addition of Welson Tremura as co-director in 2002, the group has become the premiere ensemble of its kind in the U.S. 7-8:30 p.m., Lee Chapel, inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Contact: Professor Robert Sitler, rsitler@stetson.edu  Open to the public, free of charge.

April 5 – Relay for Life – A family-friendly environment for the entire community, this is an overnight fundraising walk for the American Cancer Society. All day long. Contact: Heather Hamilton, Community Organizer Coordinator, Stetson’s Center for Community Engagement, 386-822-8709; hhamilto@stetson.edu. Open to the public, free of charge.

April 10-13 – Theater – Student Directed One-Act Play Festival, April 10-13, Stetson’s 2nd Stage Theatre in the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Contact: Dr. Julie Schmitt, jschmitt@stetson.edu; 386-822-8700. Open to the public. For all shows, general admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors, children and non-Stetson students; free to Stetson faculty, staff, students with current ID. Box Office: 386-822-8700.

April 16 – Lecture – A Sociopolitical History of Peasant Credit and Debit in Mexico, final presentation in Stetson’s 2013-14 History Colloquia. Presented by Nicole Mottier, assistant professor of History at Stetson. 6-7 p.m., TC Lane Room, Elizabeth Hall 316, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Contact: Chelsea Santoro, 386-822-7535; csantoro@stetson.edu. Open to the public, free of charge.




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