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Monday, October 13, 2014

 

Stephen Lucas
Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
"Talking in the Devil's Tongue: The Surprising Case of English Public Speaking and the Rise of China"
 
 

Monday, October 13, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Illinois College welcomes Stephen Lucas to campus for a presentation on “Talking in the Devil's Tongue: The Surprising Case of English Public Speaking and the Rise of China.” Lucas has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1972, and recently he has been working with Chinese universities in the development of English public speaking and rhetorical studies. Lucas is the author of "The Art of Public Speaking," a book that the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at IC has been using for the last 15 years. Another book of his, “Portents of Rebellion: Rhetoric and Revolution in Philadelphia, 1765-1776,” received the Golden Anniversary Award of the National Communication Association in 1977 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his master's and doctorate degrees from Penn State University.
 
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 
Phi Alpha Lecture
Former President Jimmy Carter
 
"Waging Peace"
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
1:15-2:30 p.m. | Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center
 
 Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), 39th president of the United States, counts among his administration’s significant foreign policy accomplishments the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, and the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union. He championed human rights throughout the world. On the domestic side, the administration’s achievements included a comprehensive energy program conducted by a new Department of Energy; deregulation in energy, transportation, communications, and finance; major educational programs under a new Department of Education; and major environmental protection legislation, including the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. On December 10, 2002, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Mr. Carter “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
 
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.
 
Monday, October 27, 2014

 

Leanne Knobloch
 
"Relational Turbulence Among Military Families Reunited Following Deployment"
 

Monday, October 27, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
More details to come.
 

Monday, October 27, 2014

 

Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer

"Politics and Justice"
 

Monday, October 27, 2014
7 p.m.- 8 p.m. | TBA
 
Representative CD Davidsmeyer will be discussing what influenced him to dive into the political realm, and he will discuss how Illinois College’s theme for the year, justice, affects his decisions as a state representative.
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Theatre Works: Mud, River, Stone
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. | Sibert Theatre- McGaw 
 
In this comedic drama, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage gives us the story of an idyllic vacation gone awry. Sarah and David, a high-powered African American couple, get more than they bargained for when they take an “off the beaten path” tour of Africa to rediscover their roots. Heavy rains wash out the main road, leaving them stranded at a once luxurious, now decrepit, colonial hotel. Irritation at the inconvenience of it turns to trepidation when the seemingly mild mannered bellhop snaps and takes hostage the hotel guests. His demands? Grain and a woolen blanket.
 
Sunday, November 2, 2014

 
Theatre Works: Mud, River, Stone
 

Sunday, November 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. | Sibert Theatre- McGaw
 
In this comedic drama, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage gives us the story of an idyllic vacation gone awry. Sarah and David, a high-powered African American couple, get more than they bargained for when they take an “off the beaten path” tour of Africa to rediscover their roots. Heavy rains wash out the main road, leaving them stranded at a once luxurious, now decrepit, colonial hotel. Irritation at the inconvenience of it turns to trepidation when the seemingly mild mannered bellhop snaps and takes hostage the hotel guests. His demands? Grain and a woolen blanket.
 
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

 
Fine Arts Series
Echoing Air (and Chamber Singers)
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
 Echoing Air is a dynamic ensemble specializing in the repertoire of the English Baroque with an emphasis on chamber works featuring countertenor voices. The ensemble is comprised of six talented instrumentalists and vocalists who have worked with leading proponents of early music including the Bach Ensemble, Ensemble Galilei, Musica Antiqua Köln, Ensemble Voltaire and Chanticleer, and have performed in venues such as the Boston Early Music Festival and the Proms in London. They will be joined on stage by the Illinois College Chamber Singers.
 
Monday, November 10, 2014

 
Bill Heitzig '70
Retired United States Air Force Officer

"Get a Grip"
 

Monday, November 10, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Kirby, Room 6
 
Bill Heitzig, a 1970 graduate of Illinois College and an accomplished officer in the U.S. Air Force, returns to campus for a motivational talk on the use of role models, mentors, and character in early career development for soon-to-be college graduates.
 

Monday, November 24, 2014

 

Lynn Harter

 

Monday, November 24, 2014
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
More details to come
 

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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