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Monday, August 29, 2011

Opening Celebration
 

Monday, August 29, 2011
4 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Faculty, staff, and students gather together to celebrate the opening of the one hundred and eighty-third academic year at Illinois College.
 
Sunday, September 4, 2011

 
 
Staged Reading of Seven : A Docudrama of Women's Lives Across the Globe
 

Sunday, September 4, 2011
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Sibert Theatre 
 
Illinois College kicks off the 2011-2012 theatre season with two free showings of the play, Seven.
 
Come hear the stories of women from across the globe who have changed their worlds. Some of them were illiterate. Some knew nothing about what the people around them suffered or celebrated. All of them were changed by their experiences and decided to make a difference. Faculty, staff, and students give voice to women from Russia, Nigeria, Guatemala, Ireland, Pakistan (Mukhtar Mai from Half the Sky), Afghanistan, and Cambodia. Come to be enlightened and inspired.
Monday, September 5, 2011
 
 
The Race Line in American Life
 
Randall Kennedy
 
 IC Connections
Betty Jane Jost Lecture 

Monday, September 5, 2011
11 a.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Randall Kennedy, one of America’s preeminent voices on race in America, will be giving this year’s Betty Jane Jost Lecture. Known for his fearlessness in tackling sensitive racial issues, Kennedy brings the divisive issues that plague black America to the forefront of mass culture. Kennedy canvasses the many ways in which racial lines have been drawn overtly and covertly, self- consciously and unconsciously. Many people claim that, with certain exceptions, relatively little invidious discrimination impedes the forward progress of racial minorities. Kennedy examines that claim, considering the results of audits on various subjects.
Monday, September 12, 2011
 
 
 
Cultural Fluency: Creating Dialogues That Lead to Change 
 
Phoebe Eng
 
IC Connections

Monday, September 12, 2011
11 a.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
As our nation and our institutions become more diverse, how do we ensure that all voices are heard and valued? Join award-winning author and strategist Phoebe Eng as she describes the phenomenon of "cultural fluency," the ability to understand and be understood across perceived boundaries and among many communities.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 
 
 
The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement 
 
Bob Zellner
 
Constitution Day Lecture

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
7 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Prominent Civil Rights Activist and Author of The Wrong Side of Murder Creek, Bob Zellner, son and grandson of Klansmen, recounts his involvement in the civil rights movement as field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Friday, September 16, 2011
 
 
"Be the Change" 
 
Jessica Pettitt 
 
Friday, September 16, 2011
7 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Jessica Pettitt, keynote speaker, will challenge audiences through humor, politics, current events, and personal stories to become more self reflective and cognizant of what is going on in our world.
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2011
 

 
 
"An Evening with Groucho"
 
Frank Ferrante 
 
Illinois College Fine Arts Series
 
 
Friday, September 16, 2011
7:30 p.m. | Sibert Theatre
 
The Illinois College Fine Arts Series’ new season will begin Friday, September 16, with the madness and music of Groucho Marx. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante will recreate his acclaimed portrayal of the legendary comedian in “An Evening with Groucho.” The two-act, fast-paced comedy will include some of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.”

 
 
Monday, September 26, 2011
 
 
 
 
"Globalization and Cultural Change in a Japanese Community" 
 
Dr. L. Keith Brown
 
 
Japanese Lecture Series
 
Monday, September 26, 2011
11 a.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 
 
Dr. L. Keith Brown, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been studying Mizusawa in Northeastern Japan to compare the farmer, merchant, and former samurai communities in the area since 1961.
 
Globalization has resulted in extensive change in the rural city of Mizusawa, Japan, in the past fifty years. However, globalization does not mean the demise of local Mizusawa/Japanese culture because of the hegemonic power of the multinational corporations such as McDonalds and the military strength of the Western powers. Rather it has given the people of Mizusawa more resources to express their creativity in ways that improve their lives. Dr. Brown will talk about what he has heard, seen and learned from visiting the same city every year for the past fifty years. 
Monday, October 10, 2011
 
 
 
 
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide 
 
Nicholas Kristof
 
IC Connections
Joe Patterson Smith Lecture
Al Habtoor Lecture

Monday, October 10, 2011
7 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
An old Chinese proverb states that "women hold up half the sky." In Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn chronicle the brutality women face across the globe. Half the Sky lays out an agenda for the world’s women and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence, including honor killings and mass rape; and maternal mortality.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
 
 

 
 
"Healthy Relationships: The Gentlemen's Club" 
 
  Peer Health Educators


 
Thursday, October 20, 2011
8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
The Gentlemen's Club: Your opportunity to talk to a group of male IC community members about anything-dating, relationships, life, etc. This program will feature a faculty and staff panel of Garrett Campbell, Jeremy Turner, Bill Tennill, Kevin Klein, and Benjamin Montgomery.
 
This program is designed to allow male students a chance to ask questions of respected male faculty and staff on campus. These questions are intended to be centered around healthy relations in the work place, at school and on a personal level. Students may also ask how success was achieved and other topics that would help them succeed in life.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
 
 

 
 
"Healthy Relationships: This One's for the Girls"
 
  Peer Health Educators


 
Thursday, October 20, 2011
7 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
This One's for the Girls: Your opportunity to talk to a group of female IC community members about anything-dating, relationships, life, etc. This program will feature a faculty and staff panel of Mallory Bejster, Judy Tonry, Jennifer Barker-Devine, Kelly Dagan and Caryn Riswold.
 
This program is designed to allow female students a chance to ask questions of respected female faculty and staff on campus. These questions are intended to be centered around healthy relations in the work place, at school and on a personal level. Students may also ask how success was achieved and other topics that would help them succeed in life.
Friday, October 21, 2011
 
 
 
 
 
"SOLI" 
 
Illinois College Fine Arts Series
 
 

 
 
Friday, October 21, 2011
7:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
For over a decade “SOLI’s” core members – Stephanie Key, Ertan Torgul, David Mollenauer and Carolyn True – have gained a reputation for giving voice to 20th Century classics as well as commissioning new works. Their concert will feature Olivier Messiaen’s powerful “Quartet for the End of Time,” along with a performance of a commissioned work written for “SOLI” by Illinois College composer Timothy Kramer.
Monday, October 24, 2011
 
 
 
 
Connecting with "This I Believe" 
 
Dan Gediman
 
IC Connections
 

Monday, October 24, 2011
11 a.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Dan Gediman, executive producer of the enormously popular NPR series, collects and presents the core personal philosophies of Americans — ranging from the famous to the previously unknown. Gediman says, "The goal is not to persuade Americans to agree on the same beliefs. Rather, the hope is to encourage people to begin the much more difficult task of developing respect for beliefs different from their own." This I Believe helps people connect with the values that matter most in their lives.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
 
 
 
 
"Human-Animal Relations in Japan and in the U.S."
 
 
 
Japanese Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
7 p.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 
 
Dr. Niwako Ogata is currently a resident at the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University. She received her D.V.M. from Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University and holds a Ph.D. in Ethology from the University of Tokyo.
 
Using her experience as a vet and animal behavioral consultant in Japan and in the U.S., Dr. Ogata will talk about how socio-cultural differences between the two countries are reflected in how people in the two countries perceive and treat pet animals.
Friday, October 28, 2011
 
 
"Illinois College Bands Fall Concert"
 
 Illinois College Music Department
Friday, October 28, 2011
7:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
On Friday, October 28, at 7:30 pm the Illinois College Bands will present a Fall Fantasy Concert for Halloween Weekend in Rammelkamp Chapel.

The evening will begin at 7:30 pm with IC’s own Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Marty McCandless. The Illinois College Jazz Ensemble will feature different styles of American music including Blues, Ballads, Soul and big band standards. The jazz group will open with a vocal version of Sweet Home Chicago and Soulin' for a down home blues feel followed by a dreamy ballad of Somewhere Out There and the radio hit Haven't Met You Yet. Big Band music will include a great ballad, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and the pulsing sound of drums in Sing, Sing, Sing.

The Illinois College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Ann Marie Stahel, will continue the evening with music that weaves stories of dark nights, barbaric dances, and mythological tales of goddesses and dragons. Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky, Celtic Hymns and Dances by Eric Ewazen, Goddess of Fire by Steven Reineke, Ride by Samuel Hazo and Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons also by Steven Reineke are on the program. Special lighting effects by Steve Tankersley of Rave Revolta.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
 
 
 
 "Snapshot"
 
IC TheatreWorks 

Thursday, November 3, 2011
7:30 p.m. | Sibert Theatre
 
Actors Theatre of Louisville brought together 17 contemporary playwrights and had them each contribute a monologue or scene to a new play based on a single image: photographer Lee Friedlander's "Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, 1969." The result is "Snapshot," a work at once surprising, poignant and funny. From a look at founding fathers to what it means to be a rock in a relationship, this play provides something for everyone to enjoy.
Friday, November 4, 2011
 
 
 
 
"Shakuhachi (Traditional Japanese Flute) Recital" 
 
 
Japanese Lecture Series
 

Friday, November 4, 2011
4 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Dr. Martha Fabrique has been an active performer and scholar of the Japanese shakuhachi for over 20 years. She gave performances at the World Shakuhachi Festival in 2008 in Sydney, Australia, and presented the lecture New Horizons: Japanese Women and the Shakuhachi, which she is preparing to publish. Dr. Fabrique will give a lecture and a shakuhachi recital.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
 
 
 
 "Snapshot"
 
IC TheatreWorks 

Sunday, November 6, 2011
2 p.m. | Sibert Theatre
 
Actors Theatre of Louisville brought together 17 contemporary playwrights and had them each contribute a monologue or scene to a new play based on a single image: photographer Lee Friedlander's "Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, 1969." The result is "Snapshot," a work at once surprising, poignant and funny. From a look at founding fathers to what it means to be a rock in a relationship, this play provides something for everyone to enjoy.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
 
  
 
"Healthy Relationships" 
 
  Peer Health Educators

 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
8 p.m. | Sibert Theatre
 
Want to have a great relationship? Come see the do's and don'ts of healthy relationships through several skits! Some of the topics that will be covered are jealousy, obsession, and abuse. Sponsored by Peer Health Educators.
 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
 
 
"Ceramics in the Japanese Tea Ceremony" 
 
 
Japanese Lecture Series

 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
7 p.m. | Crispin Lecture Hall
 
Dr. John Fritsche, Professor of Education at Illinois College, studied ceramics at the Art Institute of Chicago. He has a private ceramics studio at his home where he throws pots on a potter's wheel, hand builds ceramic work, and experiments with glazes.
 
Dr. Fritsche will give a lecture on Japanese ceramics and traditional apprenticeship in Japan. He will run a workshop using Illinois College's Art Department prior to the lecture. During the lecture he will talk about students' work. There will be a tea bowl exhibit at Schewe Library around the time of this lecture/workshop.

    
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