October 2014
23 October 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Why Nicaea Matters”

Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Why Nicaea Matters”

23 October 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Venue: 
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
508-767-7127
malepain@assumption.edu
General Admission Fee: 
Free

La Maison

Khaled Anatolios, Professor of Historical Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, will deliver the annual Bishop Bernard J. Flanagan Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “Why Nicaea Matters.”
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public
23 October 2014 - 7:00pm
Documentary Film: Forbidden Voices How do you start a revolution with a laptop?

Documentary Film: Forbidden Voices How do you start a revolution with a laptop?

23 October 2014 - 7:00pm
Contact Person: 
Dona Kercher
dkercher@assumption.edu

Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 112

Documentary Film: Forbidden Voices (USA, 2012)
Directed by Barbara Miller, 95 min.

How do you start a revolution with a laptop? The film profiles three women who use social media to speak out against government oppression and who have been censored in their respective countries. Yoani Sánchez in Cuba, Farnaz Seifi in Iran and Zeng Jinyan in China have all reported on human rights violations and all have suffered violence, persecution, and even exile. Social media has given them, and others like them, new outlets to be heard. The voices of the women are heard in their own languages with English subtitles. The Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez receives a particularly powerful profile. A winner of Human Rights prizes globally.

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Sponsored by the Modern and Classical Languages and Culture Department and the Women’s Studies’ Program. For more information, contact Dona Kercher at dkercher@assumption.edu.

27 October 2014 - 7:30pm
Civil War Era Music

Civil War Era Music

27 October 2014 - 7:30pm

Chapel of the Holy Spirit

This concert is a concert/lecture performance of music from the Civil War era of the United States played by an ensemble comprised of a Brass Quintet, Percussion, Piano and Vocalist. The pianist, Allan Mueller, has researched and arranged all the music for this performance. As well as the performance of these pieces, there will be a description of each piece focusing on its historical relevancy.     The ensemble will also feature two musicians with direct connection to Assumption College. The vocalist will be tenor Ray Bawens, '82 and Bruce Hopkins, the Band Director of the Assumption College Band.

30 October 2014 - 4:00pm
Brian Kelly: “War’s Unintended Consequences: Confederate Mobilization and the Disintegration of Slavery in Civil War South Carolina”

Brian Kelly: “War’s Unintended Consequences: Confederate Mobilization and the Disintegration of Slavery in Civil War South Carolina”

30 October 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Sponsor: 
Contact Person: 
Irina Mukhina
imukhina@assumption.edu

Testa Science Center - Fuller Auditorium

“South Carolina stood at the forefront of agitation for secession in the runup to Civil War. After the initiation of military hostilities in Charleson harbor, its most prominent citizens professed that their slaves were loyal and insisted that they would face no challenge from the state’s black majority. But the war set in motion fundamental changes that whites would find difficult to control, and provided important new openings that the slaves would be quick to take advantage of. This talk will focus on the great paradox of a war which was initiated to safeguard the institution of slavery but which ended up destroying the social order it aimed to defend.” 

Brian Kelly is the author of “Race, Class and Power in the Alabama Coalfields, 1908-1921 and the director of theAfter Slavery Project www.afterslavery.com. He is on the faculty at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland (US History)

For more information, contact Irina Mukhina at imukhina@assumption.eduClick for a printable flyer.

November 2014
1 November 2014 - 7:00pm
Gamelan Galak Tika

Gamelan Galak Tika

1 November 2014 - 7:00pm
Event Venue: 

Hagan Hall

Gamelan Galak Tika will perform a combination of traditional and modern repertoire for gamelan gong kebyar written by both American and Balinese composers. Galak Tika will devote part of the performance to breaking down and analyzing a section of music to help audience members hear the varied musical layers across the ensemble. There will also be time for students to learn a short segment of music and try out the instruments.

4 November 2014 - 6:30pm
Sally Campbell Galman, PhD: When “Brave” is a dress: Preschoolers, power, gender and play.

Sally Campbell Galman, PhD: When “Brave” is a dress: Preschoolers, power, gender and play.

4 November 2014 - 6:30pm
Event Sponsor: 
Contact Person: 
Dona Kercher
dkercher@assumption.edu

Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 112

The children's media enterprise has come a long way since Cinderella, as characters ranging from ice princesses to boy pirates grapple with the slippery contours of gender normativity. But how do children make sense of their newly configured, even empowered, heroes and heroines? How do they work out discordant role models in their pretend play and dress-up adventures?

What is the new gender order among the youngest children? Why should it matter to college students?

Anthropologist of Childhood Sally Campbell Galman will share stories and findings from two years and over 500 hours of observing preschoolers engaging in pretend play and storytelling.

For more information, contact Dona Kercher at dkercher@assumption.edu. Click for printable flyer.

6 November 2014 - 6:00pm
First Annual Brownson Roundtable

First Annual Brownson Roundtable

6 November 2014 - 6:00pm
Event Sponsor: 
Event Venue: 

La Maison

This year’s roundtable, titled  “Perspectives on Religion in Higher Education,” focuses on the place that religion can—and should—occupy in contemporary higher education.  Presented by the Dept. of Theology at Assumption College.

This year’s roundtable participants are:

  • Everett Fox, Allen M. Glick Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies at Clark University.
  • Caner Dagli, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross.
  • J. Brian Benestad, D’Amour Chair in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
  • Daniel P. Maher, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Assumption College.
9 November 2014 - 2:00pm
Voice recital by Julianne Gearhart, Soprano

Voice recital by Julianne Gearhart, Soprano

9 November 2014 - 2:00pm

Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Reception to follow in the Tinsley Community Room.

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16 November 2014 - 1:30pm
NY City Alumni reception and Aladdin show

NY City Alumni reception and Aladdin show

16 November 2014 - 1:30pm
Event Sponsor: 
Event Venue: 
Contact Person: 
Nicki Lazaros
508-767-7205
cn.lazaros@assumption.edu

New Amsterdam Theater

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20 November 2014 - 3:00pm
String Camerata

String Camerata

20 November 2014 - 3:00pm

Chapel of the Holy Spirit

20 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Michelangelo’s Thoughts on the Body”

Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Michelangelo’s Thoughts on the Body”

20 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Venue: 
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
508-767-7127
malepain@assumption.edu
General Admission Fee: 
Free

La Maison

Fr. Richard Lamoureux, A.A. former Superior General of the Augustinians of the Assumption will deliver the annual Emmanuel d’Alzon Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “Michelangelo’s Thoughts on the Body: the Rondanini Pietà.”
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.
23 November 2014 - 2:00pm
Chorale Sounds of the Season

Chorale Sounds of the Season

23 November 2014 - 2:00pm

Chapel of the Holy Spirit

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