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Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant

Phoenix Reading Series: Metta Sáma and Amy Catanzano

Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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 Writing at Wake Forest University.  Her most recent book is the fiction and poetry hybrid Starlight in Two Million: A Neo-Scientific Novella. Her second book, Multiversal, received the PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry.  Catanzano has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

 

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Hayworth Fine Art Center

Voice Division Recital

Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 pm

Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

Join us for an evening of incredible voice division, under the direction of Dr. Candace Burrows.

 

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Phil Johnston

Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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 of learning from the past to help us become better leaders.

 

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Faculty Cultural Enrichment Grant

Phoenix Reading Series: Alan Michael Parker

Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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 Times Book Review, and The New Yorker.

 

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Dr. Alixandra Yanus

Tuesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm

Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium

Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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.

 

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