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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
"Jiha Moon: Paintings & Prints," Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano, Montgomery Music Building Courtyard

Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano


A Collaborative Art and Sound Installation

Created by Peter B. Kay and Kris Neely with Lynn Rhodes

Montgomery Music Building Courtyard, Wofford College

May 2014 – October 2014


Opening Reception:  Monday, May 12, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Featured Artist Talk at 6:00pm with Dr. Peter B. Kay in Montgomery 119.


During the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Peter B. Kay served as an Artist-In-Residence at Wofford College. In collaboration with Kris Neely, Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Studio Art, Dr. Kay was asked to develop an installation that would alter the experience of a specific space using sound.  After exploring several sites and many concepts, Dr. Kay has created an original music composition entitled “Circumpliance.” Together with Wofford students and members of the community, Kay and Neely created sculptural elements using pieces of three decommissioned pianos. The pianos had been previously destined for a local landfill as they could no longer be tuned properly.


The sculpted piano parts and the 88 electronic music tracks of “Circumpliance” will shape the experience of the Montgomery Music Building Courtyard until October of 2014. Visiting the installation is free and open to the public. The installation is designed to be different each time a person visits. The music is engineered to evolve as the tracks are played in an interlaced randomized sequence over 6 months. Sometimes the listener may experience harmonies, at other times dissonance. The unprotected sculptural elements will be left exposed to the natural elements, weathering and decomposing as the installation progresses.


For more information, please contact Professor Kris Neely at neelykm@wofford.edu or (864) 597- 4609.

Expressions of Piety and Devotion: Photographs from Buddhist Cave Sites in India, Slide Room Gallery (Daniel 221)
Buddhist caves in India have been the focus of religious devotion for millennia.  Interestingly, the Buddhist presence at these sites has waned, leading to other religious groups, such as Hindus, to reuse and repurpose sacred spaces.  This exhibition of photographs documents the piety of ancient Buddhists through the caves, sculptures, and paintings they created, while also addressing more recent developments of Hindu appropriation and the contemporary resurgence of Buddhist devotion at these fascinating sites.
Iconic: Kristofer Neely, Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery
Kristofer M. Neely combines his affection for found objects, street and outsider art, and altered images in this exploration of the sacred and secular in contemporary culture.

Professor Neely serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Studio Art at Wofford. A Brother in the monastic Order of St. Edward the Confessor, Neely has long considered his art making to be a manual act of contemplative prayer.

Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 4-7 pm, Friday, September 5

Registration for Interim Abroad
11:00 AM - Noon
CIL Event: Keynote presentation by Dr. Jose Bowen, Leonard Auditorium

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning

11:00-12:00 Leonard Auditorium

Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a physical university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. New technology can increase student preparation and engagement between classes and create more time for the in-class dialogue that makes the campus experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver. Students already use online content, but need better ways to interact with material before every class.  By using online quizzes and games, rethinking our assignments and course design, we can create more class time for the activities and interactions that most spark the critical thinking and change of mental models we seek.


José Antonio Bowen is President of Goucher College. Bowen has won teaching awards at Stanford, Georgetown, Miami and Southern Methodist University where he was Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts for 8 years. He was the Founding Director of the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (C.H.A.R.M.) at the University of Southampton, England. He has written over 100 scholarly articles, edited the Cambridge Companion to Conducting (2003), received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship, and contributed to Discover Jazz (Pearson, 2011).  He is an editor of the 6-CD set, Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (2011).  He has appeared in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the United States with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Brubeck, Liberace, and many others.  He has written a symphony (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music), a film score, and music for Hubert Laws, Jerry Garcia and many others. He has served on the Editorial Boards for Jazz Research Journal, the Journal of the Society for American Music (Cambridge University Press), the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, and Per Musi: Revista Acadêmica de Música.  He is also a Founding Board Member of the National Recording Preservation Board for the Library of Congress and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in England. Bowen has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, US News and World Report, and on NPR for his book Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2012, and winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education from the American Association of Colleges and Universities). Stanford honored him as a Distinguished Alumni Scholar in 2010. For more in his teaching, see his blog at teachingnaked.com or follow him on Twitter @josebowen.

11:00 AM - Noon
Life After Study Abroad Workshop, Olin 118
Students interested in better defining skills gained from their study abroad experience for job interviews and graduate school applications should attend this workshop. International Human Resources consultant, Fran Jansen, will discuss ways to better verbalize such experience for both U.S. and international potential employers and help students explore specific skills gained through study abroad. Students will be able to sign up for individual coaching appointments following the workshop.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty/Staff ONLY Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Humanities Instructors Lunch, Holcombe Room
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
José Antonio Bowen Workshop, Converse College
Flipping 101: Designing Assignments and Activities for Massively Better Classes

Workshop for faculty @ Converse: 1:00-4:00

Technology creates many more opportunities to rethink the sequence of learning activities in any unit. Teaching Naked is really about using technology to rethink how, where, when and what. This workshop is a detailed and practical application to a single learning module, with an emphasis on new types of short preparation assignments that can be extended and “disturbed” with new interactive class activities.

This workshop will model the method. Come prepared to rework a unit and consider participating with a group of colleagues from your department to solve a common problem.  In this workshop faculty will

·  write a learning outcome and design a module

·  identify discipline-specific online content or organize a podcast

·  find an appropriate entry point and write conditional instructions

·  formulate sample test questions using Bloom levels

·  create an assignment as class preparation

·  develop class activities as extensions and applications

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cross Training/Plyometrics, Richardson Dance Studio
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Zumba, Richardson Dance Studio
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Ab-Lab, Richardson Dance Studio
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio
7:00 PM
Cross Training/Plyometrics
7:00 PM
Wofford Men's Soccer vs ETSU (Snyder Field)

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