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Saturday, February 21, 2015

 

Fine Arts Series
 
Ho Etsu Taiko
 

Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Ho Etsu Taiko brings its youthful, energizing and powerful sound to the Fine Arts Series stage. Heavily influenced by the Japanese-American tradition of Taiko drumming, but also drawing from the variety of musical influences found in the greater Chicago area, Ho Etsu Taiko pushes the traditional envelope often performing at cultural events and festivals throughout the Midwest.

 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Fellow:
David Greenlee
 
"How the World has Changed: Reflections on Many Years of Foreign Service"
 

Monday, February 23, 2015
11 a.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Woodrow Wilson Fellow David Greenlee reflects on his career in the foreign service, challanges he faced, and what new challanges face the United States today.

 
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Tournées Film Festival
 
"The Missing Picture"

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
7 p.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6
 
The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which brings contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Fellow:
David Greenlee
 
"Latin America: Security & Policy"
 

Wednesday, February 25 2015
7:30 p.m. | Crispin, Room 220
 
Woodrow Wilson Fellow David Greenlee will talk about the politics of poverty in Latin America: Bolivia as paradigm

 
Monday, March 2, 2015

Ethan Fisher
 
"Life CONsequences"

Monday, March 2, 2015
8 p.m. | Sherman Gymnasium
 
On March 2, 2015 Illinois College will welcome Ethan Fisher to the hilltop. Mr. Fisher is an entrepreneur and motivational speaker who developed the program Life CONsequences. After overcoming many of his own obstacles, including drug and alcohol abuse, Ethan has dedicated his life to help prevent high school and college students from going down the same destructive path.

Sunday, March 1, 2015


 

Leonard Brink '66
 
"Precious Mettle" special screening
 

Sunday, March 1, 2015
6:45 & 7:15 p.m. showings | Illinois Theatre -
200 E. Court St, Downtown Jacksonville
 
Illinois College alumnus Leonard Brink will host a special screening of his movie, “Precious Mettle,” starring acclaimed actor Paul Sorvino at the Illinois Theatre in downtown Jacksonville on Sunday, March 1, at 6:45 p.m. Brink, a 1966 IC graduate, is co-writer, producer and executive producer of the film.

“This is going to be a special weekend,” Brink said. “It’s the first large, official nonproduction screening of the film, and it will be under screening conditions. We will have exit polling, we are going to have Q and A sessions afterwards, and it’s an opportunity for us to mobilize and get feedback and input.”

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Tournées Film Festival
 
"GrisGris"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
7 p.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6
 
The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which brings contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Herbert Kasube
 
"Euler- It Does Not Rhyme With Ruler!"

Monday, March 16, 2015
11 a.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6
 
Few mathemeticians in history have had more influence than Leonhard Euler (1701-1783). From geometry to calculus and beyond we sense Euler's touch. His insightful and intuitive approach to mathematics inspires mathematicians three centuries later. Some of his results have been included in lists of the most influential equations or most important numbers of all times. At the same time, one of Euler's most famous innovations helps to plow our streets in the winter. This talk will present some of Euler's most important mathematics while also discussing his fascinating life.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cindy Arnold '07
 
Illinois College Undergraduate Conference of Writers (ICUCOW)

Monday, March 23, 2015
7 p.m. | Lincoln Hall, Rooms 120, 121 and 122
 
The Illinois College Undergraduate Conference of Writers (ICUCOW) is an interdisplinary program sponsored every spring by the Campus Writing Center that accepts submissions from all students. The Writing Center staff selects submissions and works with each of the writers individually to edit and revise their papers before presenting the final project to students, staff, and the public.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Trish McKnight and Dana Pfeiffer
 
"Justice Has a Name"

Monday, March 23, 2015
11 a.m. | Sibert Theatre
 
Trisha Knight invites you to experience her life story as she tells of the abuse, violence and human trafficking which she suffered. Raised in a small town, hidden, neglected and dismissed, her abuse was overlooked by neighbors and school. Today, Trisha personally fights to overcome chronic illnesses with permanent scarring, legacies of her abuse, and professionally challenges laws with lawmakers to amend and change current laws regarding the hardships she has endured in her life. She does this through her foundation Butterfly Dreams.

Dana Pfeiffer, Executive Director of Grounds of Grace (a local anti-trafficking organization), joins and supports Trisha to overcome challenges of abuse, violence, and human trafficking in our area involving men women and children. Grounds of Grace goes beyond the streets meeting each person in their environment, in their home, shelter, jail or prison. Dana will be sharing about the new-found connection which she has found with Trish and Butterfly Dreams with which they offer support to recovering victims of abuse and human trafficking.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

 

Fine Arts Series
 
Organist Gregory Hand
 

Saturday, March 28, 2015
7:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Gregory Hand is assistant professor of organ at The University of Iowa and is increasingly in demand as a performer and pedagogue. He has given recitals and masterclasses in the United States, France, Spain, Germany and Brazil. His debut CD, "The Complete Gospel Preludes of William Bolcom" was released worldwide on the Naxos label in 2012.

 
Monday, May 4, 2015

Marketing Convocation

Monday, May 4, 2015
Time: TBA | Location: TBA
 
More information to come.

 
Saturday, May 9, 2015

 

Fine Arts Series

 
Hubbard Street 2
 

Saturday, May 9, 2015
7:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
Come prepared for an extraordinary evening of dance! Hubbard Street 2, a branch of one of the world's finest dance companies, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, prepares early-career artists for work in contemporary dance and identifies next-generation choreographers. To date, 14 members of HS2 have advanced to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's acclaimed ensemble with numerous others joining top dance companies worldwide.

 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

History Beyond the Page: Civil War Living History as Public History
 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
7 to 9 p.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6
 
Everyone has heard it. History is boring. It’s just facts to memorize and a lot of dead people, right? But what about those who bring history to life? Robert Welch will speak about his experiences recreating the past through active participation in Civil War living history events. Welch’s presentation will discuss the history of reenacting, as well as the importance of material culture studies to creating a deeper understanding and context for historical events.

 
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Illinois College Choirs and various speakers/re-enactors
 
150 Years of Music: The Civil War in Song
 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
3 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
 
150 Years of Music: The Civil War in Song- Illinosi College Choirs will join the community historians and re-enactors to present an afternoon of music and remembrance, marking 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the subsequent assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

 
Thursday, April 30, 2015

TheatreWorks
 
"Bonnie & Clyde"

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m. | Location: Sibert Theatre
 
More information to come.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

TheatreWorks
 
"Bonnie & Clyde"

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: TBA | Location: Sibert Theatre
 
More information to come.


    
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