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September 2014

Phoenix Reading Series: Metta Sáma and Amy Catanzano

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Metta Sáma, Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Salem College, is the author of Nocturne Trio and South of Here.  Her poems, fiction, creative non-fiction, and book reviews have been published or forthcoming in Blackbird, Drunken Boat, Esque, The Owls, Pebble Lake Review, Reverie and Vinyl, among others. Sáma received her MFA and MA from Western Michigan and her PhD from SUNY-Binghamton. Amy Catanzano is an Assistant Professor of English and serves as Poet-in-Residence and Director of Creative…

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Phil Johnston

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

  Phil Johnston is a specialist on leadership and managerial excellence. To his credit, he is no arm chair strategist; Johnston is currently Chief Legal Officer of ShareMail Inc. with three social media patients. Phil has served on five public company boards, including a NYSE member firm, and has been appointed CEO of two public companies and numerous private organizations as CEO. In his latest book, True South: Leadership Lessons from Polar Extremes, Phil Johnston analyzes an historical event for the purpose…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Alan Michael Parker

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Alan Michael Parker, Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College, has written three novels, Cry Uncle, Whale Man, and The Committee on Town Happiness, along with eight collections of poems. He served as Editor of The Imaginary Poets, and co-editor of two other volumes of scholarship.  His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, and The Yale Review, among others.  His prose has appeared in journals including The Believer, The New York…

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Dr. Alixandra Yanus

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Gender plays a powerful role in determining citizens’ willingness to run for public office. This presentation will explore the source and scope of those barriers as well as begin to explore what can be done to narrow this gender gap for future generations. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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October 2014

Marvin Blickenstaff Workshop 1

October 4 @ 10:00 am
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Honeymoon or Havoc:  The First Week of Practice on New Repertoire For most students, the first week of practice on a piece determines the final outcome, for many impressions and habits are established in those crucial beginning days.  Depending on how we teachers guide those first days of practice, the learning of a new piece can be a “honeymoon” experience, or can be a seemingly endless struggle to overcome faulty first impressions.

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Marvin Blickenstaff Workshop 2

October 4 @ 2:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Doing What Comes Naturally:  Nature’s Clues to Effective Interpretation We know it when we hear it:  the performance sounds “natural” and “right.”  What are the elements that contribute to a “natural” interpretation?  In this presentation we examine the role that gravity, inertia, breath, and heart-beat play in formulating the interpretation of the music we play and teach.

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Sebastian Guerrini

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Sebastian Guerrini is a Designer in Visual Communication, Postgraduate in Communication Technologies and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Image Studies at the University of Kent.  His area of specialty is the analysis and design of Institutional and Corporate Communication.  He has carried out image and identity design in 26 nations. He has developed projects for Amnesty International, Green Building Council, UNICEF, CLASCO and the United Nations.  Author of the graphical version of the Argentina National Emblem, Sebastian also designed…

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Todd Drake

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Human rights photographer and installation artist, Todd Drake, creates art that addresses human rights issues among marginalized communities.  Working collaboratively with community members, Drake creates images that are both specific and universal and reveals his concern for the most basic of human rights – to be considered fully human.  Drake created the exhibition HELP: Hidden Work, Hidden Lives. He has worked collaboratively with communities including Muslim Americans, undocumented immigrants, and Palestinians. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Beka Butts

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Beka Butts is an illustrator currently living in Greensboro, NC since her graduation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009.  She is a co-founder of the 512 Collective, an artist collective and gallery in High Point, NC that hopes to bring the growing art community in High Point together to create a culture of locally supported artists and makers. She has participated in several artistic festivals and showings including but not limited to: The First Friday Indie…

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November 2014

WAGE Roundtable on North Carolina Women Leaders

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

The WAGE Leadership Project is an interdisciplinary initiative that fosters leadership and professional development skills in students across disciplines. This roundtable will include area leaders discussing their experiences, focusing on gender equity and its impact on leadership, civic engagement, and professional achievement. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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