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October 2006

Monday, October 2
Bryant Holsenbeck, River, opening reception
Elon West Gallery, 5 - 7 p.m.

Durham artist Bryant Holsenbeck will lead Elon students in the installation of 20,000 recycled bottle caps to create a brilliantly colorful space that is evocative of rivers and shorelines. Installation on view through October 29.

Sponsored by the Elon University Art Department and the Elon University Center for Environmental Studies Program

Monday, October 2
“Medical Anthropology in the Age of Paul Farmer,” panel discussion
Whitley Auditorium, 7 p.m.

A panel of five medical anthropologists will discuss their scholarship and the work of Paul Farmer. Panelists will be Joan Paluzzi (UNC Greensboro), who worked for three years for Farmer’s organization, Partners for Health; Patricia Whelehan (SUNY-Potsdam, whose scholarship
focuses on human sexuality and HIV+/AIDS); Kaja Finkler (UNC Chapel Hill), who has investigated narratives of women in pain in Mexico and biotechnology and kinship in North Carolina; Samantha Solimeo (Duke University), a feminist medical anthropologist who studies aging as a
cultural process; and Cassandra White (Georgia State University), whose scholarship explores medical discourses in Brazil.

Sponsored by the General Studies Program, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies (PERCS), the Women's/Gender Studies Program, and Project Pericles

Wednesday, October 4 – Tuesday, October 10
Department of Performing Arts presents
Blues For An AlabamaSky by Pearl Cleage

Black Box Theatre
Wednesday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and
Sunday 2 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

This historic production set in 1930 promises scintillating dialogue rich in African American culture, great fun and tense drama as the lives of struggling musicians, artists and social activists unfold during the era of the Harlem Renaissance and America’s Great Depression. Note: There
will be a gunshot fired during the course of this performance.

Reservations highly recommended: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations will be taken beginning September 27 by calling (336) 278-5650.

Thursday, October 5
“In the Midst of a Movement: The South, the Press and Civil Rights,” panel discussion
Whitley Auditorium, 4 p.m.

Journalists who covered the civil rights movement and a journalist whose recent investigative work has garnered convictions for four key civil rights era crimes will gather to discuss the press and civil rights. The panel ends a one-day conference on the intersection of the South, the press, and Civil Rights. Karl Fleming, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Norman Lumpkin, Jerry Mitchell and Moses Newson are panel members.

Sponsored by the School of Communications, the Elon Fund for Excellence, the Department of History and Geography, and the North Carolina Humanities Council

Friday, October 6
Hallie Hogan, mezzo-soprano and Charles Hogan, piano,
faculty recital
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The Hogans will present an eclectic international program of artsong, including works by Henry Purcell, Aaron Copland, Xavier Montenegro, and Hugo Wolf.

Sunday, October 8
Karen Godt, “Three Hundred Children, One Grandfather andOne Blind Boy”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

As Director of the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation, Godt empowers children struggling against extreme poverty in Honduras. The Foundation’s projects include a farming community for teenage boys, a city orphanage for street children, a home for children with HIV/AIDS, a safe
village for abandoned or neglected children, and a
training center for teenage girls.

Sponsored by the Periclean Scholars Class of 2007 and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Monday, October 9
Barbara Campbell, Paintings and Drawings,
opening reception
Isabella Cannon Room, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
James H. McEwen, Jr. Visual Arts Series

Barbara Campbell’s paintings and drawings investigate how the inherent physicality of paint or collage can be, in and of themselves, image generating. Ms. Campbell has described her studio practice as “managed chance,” a method which insures that all open possibilities remain in her work. Exhibition continues through January 4.

Monday, October 9
Asma Hasan, “Why I Am a Muslim”

(rescheduled to Wednesday, October 25
Please see listing under new date for information)

Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 10
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Crasdant is the popular Welsh folk ensemble that mixes the triple harp, the traditional harp of Wales, with flutes, fiddle, accordion, guitar and the Welsh reed instrument - the pibgorn. These four gifted instrumentalists, all with impeccable solo musical credentials, are considered Wales’
foremost instrumental band.

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets on sale Wednesday, October 20.

Elon University Lyceum Series

Tuesday, October 10
John Balaban, guest reading
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

John Balaban is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose. His books have won The Academy of American Poets’ Lamont prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, a National Poetry Series Selection, and two nominations for the National Book Award. In addition to writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, he is a translator of Vietnamese
poetry. He currently teaches in the creative writing
program at North Carolina State University.

Sponsored by the Department of English

Wednesday, October 11
Jeri Board, “Historical Consciousness: Giving Voice to
Social and Political Activism in Modern American Fiction”
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Using her recently published novel, THE BED SHE WAS BORN IN as text,  Jeri Fitzgerald Board will discuss activism as narrative in modern fiction. Topics will include the multi-cultural roadbed that comprised the foundation of the Underground Railroad; the plight of formerly enslaved African-Americans following the Civil War; and, the socio-economic circumstances that forced families apart during the Great Depression.

The Bed She Was Born In has received noteworthy reviews in such publications as Country Mountain Living, The Hendersonville Times, The Charlotte Observer, BOLD Life Magazine, The Greensboro News & Record, and The Wilmington Star. It was recently selected as a feature in the September issue of OUR STATE magazine.

Jeri is a retired administrator with the University of North Carolina, and a former professor of Women’s Studies, Creative Writing, and African-American Studies at Duke University and St. Andrews Presbyterian College. She completed a doctorate in Women’s Leadership Studies and American Women Writers at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. For more information, please visit www.thebedshewasbornin.com

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and the Office of Cultural and Special Programs

Friday, October 13
Robert McDonald, pianist
Whitley Auditorium, 8:15 p.m.

American pianist Robert McDonald has performed throughout the world as soloist and recital partner to Midori, Isaac Stern, and many others. He is on the piano faculty of the Juilliard School, and his discography includes recordings for Sony Classical, Vox Bridge, Musical Heritage Society, and Cri. While visiting Elon for the 2006 North Carolina Music Teachers State Conference, McDonald will
perform a program of masterworks for solo piano.

Saturday, October 14
Elon University Faculty Recital
Whitley Auditorium, 8:15 p.m.

A recital of vocal and instrumental solo and chamber music by Elon’s faculty artists held in conjunction with the 2006 North Carolina Music Teachers State Conference.

Thursday, October 19
Ursula Oppens, piano
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
The Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series sponsored by
the Times-News and Elon University

Oppens has performed with many of the world’s most important orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and the Chicago, Boston, and Cleveland Symphonies. Her program will include works by Mozart, Schubert and Chopin as well as a work written for her by the American composer Frederic Rzewski.

Admission by ticket only: $15 or Elon ID (RS). Tickets on sale Thursday, September 28.

Sunday, October 22
Amadeus Trio
Whitley Auditorium, 3 p.m.

Critical praise is customary for the Amadeus Trio, one of the most dynamic chamber music groups touring today. Celebrating fifteen seasons of performances, the group is generally acknowledged among the foremost piano trios in the United States. The three artists, pianist Marian Hahn,
violinist Timothy Baker, and cellist Jeffrey Solow, also enjoy award-winning solo careers.

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets on sale Friday, September 29.

Elon University Lyceum Series

Monday, October 23
Norman Bryson, “Limited Freedoms: Art in Shanghai
in the 1990s”
Yeager Recital Hall, 6 p.m.

Norman Bryson, Professor of Art History at UC San Diego and formerly of the Slade School in London and Harvard University, will speak on his current research. Bryson has written, edited, and co-edited more than a dozen books on art history, art criticism, and visual culture. His attentions have focused on such diverse topics as 19th-century French painting, 20th-century photography, Japanese art from the 19th century to the present, queer theory, psychoanalysis, and semiotics.

Art History Speaker Series

Monday, October 23
The Annual Sigma Tau Delta
Lecture: Derick Moyo, Deputy Chief of Mission,

Embassy of South Africa
McKinnon Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Derick Moyo, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of South Africa, will deliver the Sigma Tau Delta lecture. Born in Soweto, Johannesburg, Mr. Moyo holds a degree in International Relations and Social, Anthropology, and Industrial Sociology from the University of Cape Town and completed specialized courses in Diplomacy at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Howard University, and the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi, India.  He has been a mathematics and biology teacher, held various positions in national organizations and councils, and served in major diplomatic positions in Brazil, Canada, and the United States on behalf of South Africa.

Sponsored by the Department of English & Sigma Tau Delta

Wednesday, October 25 (rescheduled from Oct. 9)
Asma Hasan, “Why I Am a Muslim”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Asma Gull Hasan is the author of Why I Am a Muslim and

American Muslims: The New Generation. She calls herself a
“Muslim Feminist Cowgirl,” reflecting her upbringing in
Colorado. The daughter of Pakistani immigrants and born
in Chicago, she considers herself an all-American

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Thursday, October 26 – Saturday, October 28
& Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5
Department of Performing Arts presents Carousel
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Catherine McNeela; Choreographed by Lynne
Kurdziel Formato; Musical Direction by Kenneth Lee
McCrary Theatre
7:30 p.m. , Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

This giant of the musical stage remains timeless and starbright. The poignant story of the faithful Julie and her brutish husband Billy is one of the most powerful books of the musical theatre and perfectly matches its extraordinary score. Songs include “Mister Snow,” “If I Loved You,” “June
Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “When The Children Are Asleep.”

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets on sale Thursday, October 5.