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APRIL 2014

Alumna performance: The Thin Line
Monday, April 14, 8 p.m.
Bunge Theatre, Neese Theatre Complex

Emily Dennis'10 is returning to campus to perform a one-woman show, The Thin Line, which uses lives theatre to break the silence on eating disorders, reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and pave the way to prepare young adults for the intense pressure of high school, college, and beyond. As a Beloit College student, Dennis played leading roles in such performances as Anna Karenina, A Street Car Named Desire, and Angels in America. Today she works for AddVerb Productions in Portland, Maine, an organization that creates theatre pieces intended to discuss an important social issue.   

Keefer and Keefer lecture: "SEX-SPEARE: Shakespeare’s Anthropology of Sex"
Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m.
Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall; live streamed at

This annual Keefer and Keefer lecture by English Professor and Keefer Professor of Humanities Tom McBride will explore the anthropology of sex in classic works by William Shakespeare. This will be McBride’s final Keefer and Keefer lecture before his retirement. The Keefer and Keefer lecture is a campus-wide lecture given once each semester by the Gayle and William Keefer Professor of the Humanities.  

Duffy Colloquium keynote lecture: “Protest and the Search for Social Justice in Beloit, the U.S., and the World”
Wednesday, April 16, 8 p.m.
Wilson Theatre, Mayer Hall; live streamed at

James M. Jasper, a sociology professor from the City University of New York, will present the keynote address at the 10th Annual Duffy Spring Colloquium using Beloit as an exemplar to trace social and moral dimensions of protest from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. This event is sponsored by the Beloit College Duffy Community Partnerships, the sociology department, and the Liberal Arts in Practice Center.  

Student Symposium Day
Thursday, April 17
Various locations on campus; live streamed at

Approximately 50 students were chosen to present their academic research to peers, professors, and administration at the campus’ annual Student Symposium Day. The symposiums take place across campus, and select ones will be live streamed at  

Twisted Fish Fry, the annual senior art exhibition
Friday, April 18-Sunday, May 18
Wright Museum of Art

Featuring work by the graduating senior studio art majors, Twisted Fish Fry will be installed in the North, South, and Neese galleries, as well as the courtyard of the Wright Museum. An opening reception will take place on Friday, April 18 at 4 p.m.  

Screening of De Rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone)
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7 p.m.
Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall

De Rouille et d’os (2012) will be the final screening of the Tournées French Film Festival. This film centers on the explosive chemistry of two damaged souls: Ali, who has traveled south to Antibes with his young son in the hopes of starting a new life, and Stéphanie, a whale trainer who becomes a double amputee after a freak accident. We witness the evolution of their tumultuous relationship that, despite (or because of) their many differences and the obstacles they face, results in nothing less than a great love story.   

The Lunchbox Series: Tom McBride on “The Lost Art of Classroom Wisdom”
Wednesday, April 23, 12:30 p.m.
Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall; live streamed at

In the next installment of the Lunchbox Series, English Professor and Keefer Professor of Humanities Tom McBride will explore the question of what professors should teach, an issue he argues has grown more complicated in recent years due to the information revolution and politics among others. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch and watch the lecture on campus, and those who are not able to make it can watch the lecture live online.  

Student in Performance
Wednesday, April 23, 3 p.m.
Hendricks Center for the Arts

The Beloit College music department is proud to present the first round of recitals by students enrolled in lessons or small ensembles for the semester. The types of performances vary from student soloists to chamber ensembles. Voluntary contributions will be accepted at the door.  

"Queer Sacramentality"
Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
Thursday, April 24, 7:10 p.m.

Scholar Ludger Viefhues-Bailey will give a talk titled “Queer Sacramentality: Can Sacraments Subvert Heterosexist and Neo-liberal Power Structure?” Viefhues-Bailey is a distinguished professor of philosophy, gender, and culture at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y.  

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Beloit College theatre production
Thursday-Saturday, April 24-26, and Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3, 8 p.m.
Neese Theatre

Known as William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be featured as the first Shakespeare production by the Beloit College Theatre Department since 1997. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts John Kaufmann, this play portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors who stumble into an enchanted forest. Once there, they get caught in the crossfire of a quarrel between Oberon, the king of the fairies, and his queen Titania. When the mischievous fairy Puck applies a love potion to the wrong mortal and puts a donkey head on one of the actors, the comical confusion begins. General admission is $8.50, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students. Call the box office at 608-363-2755 for tickets.  

North Atlantic Music Ensemble Concert
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Eaton Chapel

Join the Beloit College music department as it welcomes the North Atlantic Music Ensemble for a concert featuring tunes from Ireland, Britain, the United States, and beyond. The performance will be directed by Tes Slominski, who will join the Beloit College faculty in the fall as an assistant professor of ethnomusicology. Voluntary donations will be accepted at the door.  

Faculty recital with Ian Nie
Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m.
First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell St.

In this concert, Adjunct Associate Music Professor Ian Nie will perform on the piano, along with violist Lewis Rosove and contralto Laurie Mitchell. A freewill offering will be accepted. Nie’s role at Beloit College includes teaching private piano students, accompanying, and teaching classes in music theory and music technology.  

Beloit College Winds and Jazz Concert
Monday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Eaton Chapel

Two Beloit College ensembles will perform in this concert: The Beloit College Winds Ensemble conducted by Glenn Wilfong and the Beloit College Jazz Ensemble directed by John Meyers.    

Beloit College Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Eaton Chapel

Conducted by David Anderson, the Beloit College Orchestra will host their final public concert of the academic year. Voluntary donations will be accepted at the door.  

Selzer Visiting Philosopher keynote lecture: “Perception: Where Mind Begins”
Wednesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall; live streamed at

This year’s Selzer Visiting Philosopher Tyler Burge will give a lecture titled “Perception: Where Mind Begins.” Burge is a philosophy professor at the University of California-Los Angeles whose fields of interest include philosophy of language and logic, philosophy of psychology and mind, epistemology, and history of philosophy. Burge wrote Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege, Foundations of Mind: Philosophical Essays, Volume 2, and Origins of Objectivity. The event is co-sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa and the Selzer Visiting Philosopher Program. Established in 2010 in honor of John Selzer'77, the Selzer Visiting Philosopher Series brings distinguished and influential philosophers to campus for two days of talks, discussions, and classroom visits.
The Wright Museum of Art and the Logan Museum of Anthropology are open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Closed Mondays and college holidays.
For more information: (608) 363-2677

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