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September 2014

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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Phoenix Reading Series: Etgar Keret

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
R.G. Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema

Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television.  His work has garnered international awards in literature and film. His stories and graphic novels have been printed in English and his films have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and the Canne Film Festival. National Public Radio has aired excerpts from eight of his stories.  He has received the Prime Minister’s award for literature, and the Ministry of Culture’s…

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Barbara Nessim

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Gallery

Barbara Nessim is an American artist, illustrator, and educator.  As a young professional, she broke gender boundaries as one of very few full-time professional female illustrators in the United States during the 1960s.  She entered the highly competitive field of graphic design by illustrating record album covers, and magazine covers for Rolling Stone, Time, Ms, New York Magazine, and The Boston Globe.  She was a pioneer in the practice of digital art and illustration and has since used the computer…

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Thanksgiving Message: Bill Magee

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Dr. William P. Magee Jr., is a leading plastic and craniofacial surgeon who founded Operation Smile in 1982 with his wife, Kathleen S. Magee, and serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.  Dr. Magee’s work on behalf of children around the world has led to numerous awards and honors. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report named Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee one of “America’s Best Leaders.” In 2007, USAID presented them with the President’s Call to Service Award from…

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