The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day ConvocationMonday, Jan. 21, 4:15 p.m., Eaton Chapel
Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes will speak at the annual Beloit-area community celebration to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Annual Wanda Hollensteiner Conservation Endowment LectureThursday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., reception; 7 p.m., lecture, Courtyard, Wright Museum of Art
Each year, the Hollensteiner lecture series showcases one work from the Wright Museum of Art’s permanent collection. This year, Bonnie Noble, associate professor of art history at the University of North Carolina- Charlotte, will discuss the painting by the School of Cranach (Germany, 16th century) Adoration of the Magi. Noble recently published Lucas Cranach the Elder: Art & Devotion of the German Reformation.
Chelonia Dance Concert 2019Thursday- Saturday, Feb. 7-9
7:30 p.m., Neese Theatre. Neese Performing Arts Complex
This year’s Chelonia dance concert will have an entertaining and energetic new work choreographed by guest artist and Beloit College alumnus Marcus Hayes’99 and danced by students. The concert will also include a premiere of a dance created for students to perform by Jess Pretty, who makes work that explores identity and hopeful possibilities for the marginalized. Additionally, the list of dances in Chelonia 2019 includes new pieces by faculty choreographers Gina T’ai and Sarah Wolf and encore performances of our nest student-choreographed work. Admission: $10 (Seniors, faculty, and staff $7, students $5).
Suzanne Thorpe on Sound EcologiesFebruary, 2019
- “Towards an Eco-logical Mode of Musicking”, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 12:30 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
- Performance - “Sounding Beloit”, Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Wright Museum of Art Courtyard
This year’s Ferrall Artist-in-Residence Suzanne Thorpe is a composer, performer, scholar, and educator. She creates site-oriented sound compositions that use a variety of media and technology, and performs on the electroacoustic flute, expanded with digital and analog tools. She is also a deep listening instructor, having studied in depth with American composer and deep listening founder Pauline Oliveros. Thorpe’s compositions draw upon traditions of acoustic ecology, soundscape, land art, and improvisation, and her research intersects with new materialism, systems theory, and environmental ethics.
Festival of One Act PlaysThursday- Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
7:30 p.m., Kresge Theatre, Neese Performing Arts Complex
Student directors, designers, and performers are at the center of a process that brings fresh and vibrant voices to the stage. Admission: $10 (Senior, faculty, and sta $7, students $5).
Mackey Chair Keynote ReadingFriday, March 1, 8 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
This year’s Mackey Chair is Anne Elizabeth Moore, editor in chief of the Chicago Reader. She is the author of Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes (Best Book, Chicago Public Library); Unmarketable (Best Book, Mother Jones), Cambodian Grrrl (Best Book, Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award), and the comics collection Threadbare (Best Investigative Journalism, Tits & Sass), among other titles.
Joel Simon, Freedom of the PressFriday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., Eaton Chapel
This year’s Weissberg Chair is Joel Simon, executive director of The Committee to Protect Journalists. Simon has written widely on press freedom issues for publications including Slate, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, World Policy Journal, Asahi Shimbun, and The Times of India. His analysis of press freedom issues is featured regularly in major media. He is a regular columnist for Columbia Journalism Review. Simon’s residency will focus on threats to journalism.
Faisal Abdu’Allah, Ginsberg Family Visiting Artist-in-ResidenceWednesday, March 27, 8 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
This year’s Ginsberg Family Visiting Artist-in-Residence Faisal Abdu’Allah’s installation and photography work focuses on Afro-British social consciousness, Muslim identity, and working-class life. He is a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Duffy Colloquium: Moral Revival and the Poor People’s CampaignThursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis has spent the past two decades organizing among the poor and dispossessed in the United States, working with and advising grassroots organizations around the country. She has led hundreds of trainings and bible studies, and recently published “Always With Us: What Jesus Really Said About the Poor.”
The MoorsThursday-Saturday, April 25-27 & May 2-4
7:30 p.m., Neese Theatre, Neese Performing Arts Complex
Directed by Visiting Professor Marina Bergenstock.
The Moors invites audiences into a mysteriously twisted world of Victorian novels. Playwright Jen Silverman plays with genre, gender, and class in this darkly comic visit to a secluded manor full of salacious secrets. Admission: $10 (Senior, faculty, and sta $7, students $5).