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APRIL 2014

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.  

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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