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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Interim 2020 Travel/Study application deadline
The deadline to apply for an Interim 2020 Travel/Study program is today (September 19) at midnight. Applications can be found online by clicking on the specific program, then "Apply Now": https://wofford.studioabroad.com/?go=Interim2020
11:00 AM - Noon
Pell Grant Recipients: Gilman Scholarship Information Session, MSBVC, OIP/CCBL Lounge
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity available to students who receive a Federal Pell grant. Eligible students may receive up to $8,000 in funding for a study abroad or intern abroad experience. During this information session, staff from the Office of International Programs will review the scholarship goals, eligibility requirements, and application components with interested students.Free catered lunch will be provided for all attendees. 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty Forum, Olin 101
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty/Staff Only Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight by Lee Ann Harrison-Houser, Richardson Family Art Gallery

Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight explores the outsider’s perspectives and the impact of “Othering.” During the creative process, Harrison-Houser pursues authenticity and begins to reveal untold stories in her work. However, she instinctively hides within the mark-making with her use of symbolism, sgraffito, and abstraction. Layer after layer of gesso and paint erase her disclosures. Subsequently, the art installation shares these stories only in a type of Hide-and-Seek game for the viewer. For deeper connections, the viewer physically moves to a separate space to match the conceptual titles back to the abstract squares. Through this physical movement and mindfulness, the storyteller role shifts away from the artist and moves to the viewer to create awareness, conversation, and the momentum for change.  

September 10- October 12, 2019

Richardson Family Art Gallery
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Props: Personal Identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts, Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)

Props: Personal identities in the Portrait Photography of Richard Samuel Roberts

 

The term “props” brings to mind the objects used in the theater that help establish the meaning of a scene. In this theater context, the word is shortened from “properties,” things collectively owned by a theater group. But could the term also reflect the notion that props show “properties” of a character, offering layers of information and meaning to a viewer.? “Props” is also a slang term, meaning “proper respect.” In this show, we analyze the props in photographic portraits taken by RSR between 1920-1936 to see the way that the “props”—most often objects chosen by the sitters themselves—tell us something about the self-identity of the sitters. The objects chosen often underscore the proper respect due the sitters based on their attainments, but also can give insights—in an otherwise very formulaic genre—into the inner desires and predilections of the sitters. Props thus can help us see beyond the surface, or, perhaps conversely, can reify socially-agreed upon tropes.  

 

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Literary Intersection with Art from the Johnson Collection, Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level)

From the haunting novels of William Faulkner to the gritty short stories of Flannery O'Connor, the Southern Gothic literary tradition has exhumed and examined the American South’s unique mystery, contradictions, and dark humor. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, American writers, epitomized by Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, sought to reinterpret the Gothic imagination of their European counterparts, dramatizing the cultures and characters of a region in the midst of civil war and its tumultuous aftermath. Decades later, a new generation of authors—including Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, and Toni Morrison—wove Gothic elements into their own narratives, exploring the complexities of a changing social terrain and the ancient spirits that linger in its corners. 

With works drawn exclusively from the Johnson Collection, Southern Gothic illuminates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists employed a potent visual language to transcribe the tensions between the South’s idyllic aura and its historical realities. Often described as a mood or sensibility rather than a strict set of thematic or technical conventions, features of the Southern Gothic can include horror, romance, and the supernatural. While academic painters such as Charles Fraser and Thomas Noble conveyed the genre’s gloomy tonalities in their canvases, Aaron Douglas and Harry Hoffman grappled with the injustices of a modern world. Other artists, including Alexander Brook and Eugene Thomason, investigated prevailing stereotypes of rural Southerners—a trope often accentuated in Southern Gothic literature. Collectively, these images demonstrate that definitions of the Gothic are neither monolithic nor momentary, inviting us, instead to contemplate how the Southern Gothic legacy continues to inform our understanding of the American South.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Equity, Justice, and Participatory Inclusion: Addressing Disparities and Barriers in Education, Olin 101
Dr. David G. Martínez, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policies in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina, will facilitate an interactive forum about structures which create educational opportunity barriers for marginalized, LatinX, and Indigenous students. The forum will focus on the valued types of equity and social justice within fiscal policy and law, and the alternative forms of equity and social justice that with participatory inclusion could mitigate some of the continued disparity we see in education.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Pilates Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
90s Throwback Event, Benjamin Johnson Arena
Join ODI and WAC for a stroll down memory lane with nostalgic music, great food and fun with Fly Matrix.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Throwback Thursday, Benjamin Johnson Arena

Join ODI and WAC for a stroll down memory lane with nostalgic music, your favorite childhood snacks and fun with Fly Matrix.



5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Boot Camp Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio
7:00 PM
Artist Talk: Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight, Richardson Family Art Gallery
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Imagine Science Films: The Wofford Tour III, McMillan Theater

The Imagine Science Films Festival is held every fall in New York City.  For the event, film makers from all over the world submit works that humanize science through the lens of personal reflection and cultural metaphor.  The result is a collection of interdisciplinary art films tangentially focused on science and society.  This year, the Imagine Science organization has created a custom-made mini-film, just for Wofford College.  This mini-film is a collection of short features, all centered on the theme of trans-humanism, the use of future technology to enhance our lives and potentially alter our physical form.  Please join us for this unique event; the popcorn and candy concessions are free.



8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Insanity Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio