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Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Annual Employee Wellness Screenings, 2nd Floor of RMSC (Student Life)
Description: Please sign up for the Annual Employee Wellness Screenings.  These will take place Wednesday through Friday on August 7-9 and September 11-13 from 7-10:15 on the Second Floor of the Milliken Science Building near the Psychology Suites. 
Here is the link to sign up
 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48A5A92CA0F58-2019
Location: 2nd Floor Milliken
Contact: Lisa Lefebvre
10:50 AM - Noon
Interim 2020 Travel/Study Fair, Main Bldg. (Academic)
Description: The Interim 2020 Travel/Study Fair will take place on Thursday, September 12 from 10:50am - noon on the top steps of Main Building. Faculty sponsors will be giving information sessions about their travel projects at 11:00am and 11:30am. This is a great way to learn more about Interim 2020 travel/study projects. We'll see you there!
Location: Main Building
Contact: International Programs
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty/Staff Only Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio (Other)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Lisa Lefebvre
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Teachers Talking Teaching, Gray-Jones Room (Academic)
Description: An informal discussion of topics related to teaching, sponsored by the CIL.  This month's topic of discussion is Growth Mindset.  
Location: Gray-Jones Room
Contact: Anne Catlla
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Otherness²: Hiding in Plain Sight by Lee Ann Harrison-Houser, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

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

Location: Richardson Family Art Gallery
Contact: Youmi Efurd
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) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

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

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Literary Intersection with Art from the Johnson Collection, Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

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.

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (Upper Level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Pilates Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Eleni Ouzts
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Liesel Rutland
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Boot Camp Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: McKenzie Summers
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Abbey Heldreth
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Black and Abroad, Office of International Programs (Student Life)
Description: Join the Office of International Programs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to learn about the experience of African-American students and faculty while studying abroad. Participants will be sharing their experiences and discuss how to be successful in unfamiliar places and thrive while experiencing other cultures.
Location: Office of International Programs
Contact: Nadia Glover
9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Sliding and Shagging, Seal of Main Bldg. (Student Life)
Description: Backup location: Tony White Theater
Location: Seal of Main
Contact: Alexa Riley
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