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Arts, Lectures, & Athletics Brochure

Spring 2018

See what major events are happening this semester at Beloit College.

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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation

Monday, Jan. 224:15 p.m., Eaton Chapel

Join us for the annual Beloit-area community celebration to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Annual Wanda Hollensteiner Conservation Endowment Lecture

Friday, Feb. 912 p.m. coffee and desserts, 12:30 p.m. lecture, Logan Room, Wright Museum of Art

Tanya Paul gives the 2018 Hollensteiner Conservation Lecture on a painting by Isaac van Oosten (Antwerp, 1613-1661) Rest on the Flight into Egypt from the Wright Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Paul is the Isabel and Alfred Bader curator of European Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum.


Chelonia Dance Concert

Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 8- Feb. 107:30 p.m., Neese Theatre, Neese Performing Arts Complex
Matinee on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.

New dance works choreographed by guest artists, Beloit College dance faculty, and encore presentations of Beloit’s finest student work.

General admission tickets: $14, senior tickets: $10, students: $7.

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Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3, 8-107:30 p.m., Kresge Theatre, Neese Performing Arts Complex

An author and composer/lyricist have three weeks to create a groundbreaking musical, but they don’t yet have a title, a plot, or a plan. They decide to make a musical … about making a musical! This Obie award-winning meta-theatrical musical comedy chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

General admission tickets: $14, senior tickets: $10, students: $7.

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Roy Chapman Andrews Distinguished Explorer Award

Friday, March 24:30 p.m., Wilson Theatre, Mayer Hall

Richard Alley receives the 2018 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award and shares stories about his polar expeditions and discoveries in an acceptance speech, “Ice is Nice: Through Deep Time to Our Future.” Alley is an internationally renowned geologist, glaciologist, and science communicator, whose discoveries have led to groundbreaking advances in the understanding of rapid climate change and the stability of polar climates. As a lead author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Alley and his team shared the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore.

Photo by Geoff Haines-Stiles, for Earth: The Operator's Guide.


Steven Hawkins Weissberg Chair Keynote

Wednesday, March 237 p.m., Eaton Chapel

Steven Hawkins is a social justice leader and litigator who has dedicated his career to improving the criminal justice system. He is actively working to abolish the death penalty and successfully led a campaign to abolish the death penalty for juvenile crimes. Hawkins formerly served as the president of the Coalition for Public Safety and executive director for Amnesty International USA.

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Andy Clark, Crom Visiting Philosopher

Wednesday, April 47:30 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Natural-Born Cyborgs? Reflections on Bodies, Minds, and Human Enhancement

As we enter an age of widespread human enhancement with technologies ranging from wearable to implantable, Andy Clark, professor of logic and metaphysics at University of Edinburgh, asks “Where does the human mind stop, and the rest of the world begin?”

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Rebecca Makkai, Mackey Chair Reading

Friday, April 138 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Fiction writer Rebecca Makkai, author of Music for Wartime and The Hundred-Year House, will deliver the 2018 Lois and Willard Mackey Chair keynote reading.

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Creative Strings Collective

Thursday, April 267:30 p.m., Wright Museum of Art

The Creative Strings Collective is directed by Amber Dolphin.


Clybourne Park

Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28, Thursday-Saturday May 3-57:30 p.m., Neese Theatre, Neese Performing Arts Complex

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park comically and unflinchingly explores race, segregation, and gentrification in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. The play begins in 1959 as a black family prepares to move into an exclusively white part of town. Act Two returns to the same house 50 years later, as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed. An ensemble of actors play completely different characters in each act of this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy/drama.

General admission tickets: $14, senior tickets: $10, students: $7.

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