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Monday, September 29, 2014

 

Stewart Nestor & Hon. Paul Findley
"Paul Findley: Courage to Speak Out"
 

Monday, September 29, 2014
7 to 8 p.m. | Kirby 6
 
Paul Findley, IC '43, represented Jacksonville and the surrounding areas in the US House of Representatives from 1961-83. While in Congress, he helped to write the War Powers Resolution, led trade missions to the USSR and China, crafted legislation to protect worker's rights, and encouraged recognition of Palestinian rights. This film will examine his time in Congress and his legacy afterwards.
 


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 
Matthew Pitt
 
A Reading from Everywhere Stories:
Short Fiction from a Small Planet
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
8 p.m. | Kirby 2
 
Matthew Pitt, the author of Attention Please Now, a short-story collection that won the Autumn House Fiction Prize and the Late Night Library’s Debut-litzer Prize, will read a new story forthcoming in Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. He is an assistant professor of English at TCU, where he received the 2013–14 Teaching Award.
 

Monday, October 6, 2014

 
Math Speaker Series:
Patrick Bahls
 
"Math and poetry: A Match Made in France"
 

Monday, October 6, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Oulipo is a French acronym meaning "Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle," "Workshop for Potential Literature." The name refers to a group of mostly French writers and mathematicians who in 1960 founded a literary "movement" whose aim was not so much to craft new pieces of literature as it was to craft new constraints under which new literature could be written. In this interactive presentation we will explore Oulipian philosophy and look not only at some of the classical constraints members of Oulipo have used for years but also new constraints of a pure mathematical nature. No knowledge of either math or poetry will be assumed!
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Phi Alpha Lecture
Former President Jimmy Carter
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
1:30-2:30 p.m. | Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center
 
 More details to come.
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fine Art Series
St. Louis Riverman
 
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 For over 30 years, St. Louis Rivermen has delighted audiences everywhere with their unique blend of virtuosity and unbridled energy and enthusiasm. Relying on instincts, inspirations of the moment, perfect pitch, inevitable humor and camaraderie, the St. Louis Rivermen create joyous jazz and heart-breaking blues extemporaneously out of challenging ideas flowing forth from each member of the band. They are a high energy, tightly unified, traditional jazz ensemble.
 
Monday, October 20, 2014

 
Deb Houghtaling
IC Connections Convocation
 
"Being Entrepreneurial: Advice for Employees, Volunteers, and Business Owners"
 

Monday, October 20, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 Debra Houghtaling has led a fulfilling life of leadership and service. For over twenty years she has promoted affordable housing and economic development in the cities of Chicago, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. More recently, she has brought these skills to rural Iowa, promoting over $18 million in investment and the creation of more than 1,300 jobs. She will be discussing how entrepreneurs -- whether volunteers, business owners, or employees -- can change their communities for the better. Have you identified a problem that you want to solve? Deb will give tell us how we can all become agents of change, whether you live in the city or the country or somewhere in-between.
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 
Deb Houghtaling
Woodrow Wilson Fellow
 
"Rural and Urban Economic Development: Similarities, Differences & Best Practices."
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 Debra Houghtaling has led a fulfilling life of leadership and service. For over twenty years she has promoted affordable housing and economic development in the cities of Chicago, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. More recently, she has brought these skills to rural Iowa, promoting over $18 million in investment and the creation of more than 1,300 jobs. She will be discussing how entrepreneurs -- whether volunteers, business owners, or employees -- can change their communities for the better. Have you identified a problem that you want to solve? Deb will give tell us how we can all become agents of change, whether you live in the city or the country or somewhere in-between.
 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Theatre Works: Mud, River, Stone
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. | Sibert Theatre- McGaw 
 
 
 
Sunday, November 2, 2014

Theatre Works: Mud, River, Stone
 

Sunday, November 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. | Sibert Theatre- McGaw Fine Arts Building
 
 
 
Monday, November 3, 2014

Ryan Tanner
"Go Nowhere without Ulysses: Leading a Life That Matters"

IC Connections Convocation
 

Monday, November 3, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 
 
Saturday, November 8, 2014

FAS: Echoing Air (and Chamber Singers)
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 
 
Monday, December 8, 2014

Randall Kennedy
"Optimism & Pessimism in American Racial Thought"

IC Connections Convocation
 

Monday, December 8, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 
 

    
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