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Arts, Lectures, & Athletics Brochure

Spring 2017

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


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

Monday, Jan. 16, 4:15 p.m., Eaton Chapel

Join us for the annual Beloit-area community celebration to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Regina Dunkin, Beloit City Councilor, will serve as keynote speaker. Part of a week-long celebration.

Chelonia Dance Concert 2017

Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 2-57:30 p.m., Feb. 2-4; 2 p.m. matinee, Sunday, Feb. 5, Neese Theater

An evening of new dance works choreographed by guest artists, Beloit College dance faculty, and encore presentations of student work.

Tickets: Students $5, Senior/Faculty $7, General $10.


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By the Falls and the art of George Frederick Bensell

Thursday, Feb. 9, Wright Museum of Art

The 2017 Hollensteiner Conservation lecture will bring Joni Kinsey, professor of American art history at the University of Iowa, to discuss the painting By the Falls, by George Frederick Bensell.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the lecture following.

Poet Robert Wrigley

Friday, Feb. 178 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Robert Wrigley will publish his twelfth book of poems in March 2017. The 2017 holder of the Mackey Chair in Creative Writing has published poems in Best American Poetry; Best of the Best American Poetry Pushcart Prize Anthology; as well as in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, and the Times Literary Supplement. He is a distinguished university professor emeritus at the University of Idaho.

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Observatory Open House

Wednesday, Feb. 1, March 1, and April 57:30 p.m. Roof of the Center for the Sciences

Gain a better understanding of the solar system as you view stars, planets, and galaxies with 10-inch telescopes while the Beloit College physics and astronomy department hosts an Observatory Open House. In the event of cloudy weather, there will be an astronomy Q & A in room 250 in the Center for the Sciences.

Snake Talk: Samuel Hertz and Maryanna Lachman

Friday, Feb. 177:30 p.m., Hendricks Center, Dance Studio 1, room 105

This semester’s Ferrall-Artists-In-Residence are Oakland-based collaborators Samuel Hertz and Maryanna Lachman. Their dance performance Snake Talk looks at the intersection of movement and sound.

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Lecture by artist Laura Davis

Wednesday, Feb. 228 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall

Biennially, the department of art and art history hosts the Stuart Ginsberg Family Artist-in-Residence. This year’s Ginsberg artist, Laura Davis, is a Chicago-based artist working in sculpture, drawing, and installation. She will give a lecture on her art.

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Lecture: Migration and Refugee Policy at the National and Global Levels

Wednesday, April 57 p.m., Eaton Chapel

In this keynote address of the Weissberg Program in Human Rights, Eskinder Negash will discuss the prevailing themes of his work with refugees and refugee policy. A refugee himself from Ethiopia, Eskinder Negash has devoted his career to addressing the needs of refugees and immigrants. He serves as senior vice president for global engagement for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

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Roy Chapman Andrews 2017 Distinguished Explorer Award Ceremony

Friday, April 214:30 p.m., Eaton Chapel

Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis will be the first international recipient of the Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award. He will visit Beloit to deliver his keynote speech on “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.”


Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22; 27-297:30 p.m., Neese Theatre

Director John Kaufmann brings William Shakespeare’s famous play to the stage. A set of witches and a bloody thirst for power inspire the world’s most infamous power couple to act on their darkest political ambitions.

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