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Sunday, October 27, 2019
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Boot Camp Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: McKenzie Summers
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Insanity Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: AJ Miller
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Halloween Glow in the Dark Skate Party, Sk8erz Family Fun Center 415 Sha Lane (Student Life)
Description: Free FUN for EVERYONE (while supplies last)
Location: Sk8erz Family Fun Center 415 Sha Lane
Contact: Destiny Shippy
Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Abbey Heldreth
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
(All Day)
2019 International Programs Photo Contest (Academic)
Description: Students that participated in a Wofford-approved study abroad program during Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019 are invited to submit their best photos from abroad in the 2019 International Programs Photo Contest. First prize: $250! Submissions are due by 5 pm on Monday, November 11th. For further information and to access the photo release form, visit: https://www.wofford.edu/academics/international-programs/student-resources/welcome-home/international-programs-photo-contest
Location: Office of International Programs
Contact: International Programs
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tae Kwon Do Club, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Dr. Jeremy Henkel
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Sophia Moss
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Campus Union Meeting, Olin 101 (Student Life)
Location: Olin Building, Olin Rm. 101
Contact: Beth Clardy
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Liesel Rutland
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cardio Dance Blast Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Turner Bryant
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of The Báb, Leonard Auditorium (multiple cals)
Description: Please join us for the 200th year celebration of the birth of The Báb, the forerunner of the The Bahá’í Faith. As a faith tradition that values diversity in all of its forms, the Spartanburg Bahá’is welcome all members of the Wofford community to one of its most important celebrations – regardless of the religious affiliation (or non-affiliation) of the attendees. This event, featuring Dr. Hoda Mahmoudi (Research Professor and Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland, College Park), is co-sponsored by the Bahá’is of Spartanburg City and the offices of religious and spiritual life at Wofford, Converse, and Southern Methodist colleges. 
Location: Leonard Auditorium
Contact: Ron Robinson
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Curriculum Committee, RMSC 221 (Academic)
Location: RMSC 221
Contact: Stefanie Baker
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty/Staff Only Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio (Other)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Lisa Lefebvre
Noon - 1:00 PM
Lunch Faculty Talk Series, Gray-Jones Room (Other)
Description:

Presenter: Dr. Jeremy Henkel (Department of Philosophy)

Title: What did Kant really say about lying?

Abstract: Immanuel Kant has long been criticized for arguing that you may not lie even to save your innocent friend from a murderer. Kant scholars have recently argued that Kant has been unfairly maligned, that a careful reading of the text reveals his actual view to be much more subtle and defensible. In this talk he will argue that these scholars are correct that Kant’s view is more subtle than the traditional reading admits but that they are too sanguine about the defensibility of this recovered view. 


Lunch provided for faculty attendees. Sponsored by the Provost Office.


Location: Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Bldg.
Contact: Nancy Williams
1:00 PM - 5:00 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 - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Siendo mujer: a short study of the female experience in South America, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

As the 35th Presidential International Scholar, Lydia Estes attempted to uncover the visual representation of la mujer, or the woman, in the South American countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru. Siendo mujer means "being a woman", and this exhibition represents the conversations she shared with resilient, creative women for whom art plays a significant role in their female experiences and vice versa--for whom the female experience plays a significant role in their art. 

 

It is further a collection of their artwork, also including her own photographs of them, their spaces, and moments which contribute to the story each is trying to tell through their work.  Her research revealed more questions like, how are women stereotypically portrayed in their societies? How are female artists confronting these images through their own artwork, and how are the mediums they work in an aspect of their protest? And lastly, how will art change the female experience in future South American societies?

October 17 – December 20, 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 - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Literary Intersections w/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.

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursday - 1 - 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday
 
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 - 7:00 PM
Work and Teach Abroad, Office of Int'l Programs (Academic)
Description: Students interested in interning, teaching, and/or volunteering abroad after graduation should attend this panel. Presenters from English for Life TESOL certificate program, the Office of International Programs, and recent graduates who are or have worked abroad will present on opportunities for working abroad and their own experiences.
Location: Office of International Programs Mezzanine (Michael S. Brown Village Center)
Contact: International Programs
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Men's Soccer vs Furman (Athletics)
Description: Senior Night!
Location: Snyder Field
Contact: Jake Farkas
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Insanity Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: AJ Miller
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Abbey Heldreth
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Pumpkin Carving, Seal of Main Bldg. (Student Life)
Location: Old Main
Contact: Carter Gilmore
1:00 PM - 5:00 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 - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Siendo mujer: a short study of the female experience in South America, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

As the 35th Presidential International Scholar, Lydia Estes attempted to uncover the visual representation of la mujer, or the woman, in the South American countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru. Siendo mujer means "being a woman", and this exhibition represents the conversations she shared with resilient, creative women for whom art plays a significant role in their female experiences and vice versa--for whom the female experience plays a significant role in their art. 

 

It is further a collection of their artwork, also including her own photographs of them, their spaces, and moments which contribute to the story each is trying to tell through their work.  Her research revealed more questions like, how are women stereotypically portrayed in their societies? How are female artists confronting these images through their own artwork, and how are the mediums they work in an aspect of their protest? And lastly, how will art change the female experience in future South American societies?

October 17 – December 20, 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 - 5:00 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.

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 - 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday 
 
Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (Upper Level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MENA Lecture Series: Situating the Arabian Gulf: An Anthropologist’s Perspective, McMillan Theater (Academic)
Description:

Situating the Arabian Gulf: An Anthropologist’s Perspective

The Arabian Gulf (sometimes called the Persian Gulf) sits between Arabia and Persia and in easy reach of Africa and India.  What has this meant for the states along its shores?  Sharon Nagy, an ethnographer with over a decade of experience in the Arabian Gulf States, reflects on how the unique location and flows through the Gulf have shaped the society and cultures, and influenced her work.

Location: McMillan Theater
Contact: Courtney Dorroll
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tae Kwon Do Club, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Dr. Jeremy Henkel
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Women's Soccer vs VMI (Athletics)
Description: Come support the Terriers as they take on VMI in the first round of the SoCon tournament at Snyder Field. As always, admission is free!
Location: Snyder Field
Contact: Jake Farkas
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
a simple meal, Mickel Chapel (Campus Ministry / Service Learning)
Description: a simple meal is a brief time of student-led music, prayer, scripture and reflections. Communion and blessings are offered by Rev. Ron. Conversation and a meal of soup and bread follows. Whatever your tradition, all are welcome.
 
Location: Mickel Chapel, Main Building
Contact: Elizabeth Fields
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Sophia Moss
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Liesel Rutland
6:30 PM
Hipp Lecture Series: Major Garrett, Leonard Auditorium (Academic)
Description:

CBS News chief Washington, D.C., correspondent Major Garrett will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Leonard Auditorium on “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A book signing and reception will be held following his talk in the lobby of Main Building; books will be available for purchase at the event.

Location: Leonard Auditorium
Contact: Melissa Petoskey
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cardio Dance Blast Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Turner Bryant
Thursday, October 31, 2019
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
11:00 AM - Noon
How can teaching for equity serve all Wofford students? Olin 101 (Academic)
Description: In this talk, Tema Okun and Krista Robinson-Lyles of Teach.Equity.Now will take a closer look at what teaching for equity looks like and invite an exploration of how equity benefits all students.  Teach.Equity.Now offers programming to support faculty, staff, and students who take teaching and learning seriously. The program supports participants to grow their skills in navigating issues of race and equity in the classroom, through the curriculum, and on campus while building a strong and diverse learning community.  This talk is open to all faculty, staff, and students.
Location: Olin 101
Contact: Anne Catllá and Begoña Caballero
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Interim 2020 Travel/Study Sponsor Pre-Departure Information Session, Olin 207A (Academic)
Description: All Interim 2020 travel/study sponsors should attend one of the pre-departure information sessions (offered on October 31 and November 19). Important health and safety information will be shared. We'll see you there!
Location: Olin 207A
Contact: Laura Braun
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty/Staff Only Yoga, Richardson Dance Studio (Other)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Lisa Lefebvre
12:10 PM - 1:45 PM
Faculty and staff conversation with Tema Okun and Krista Robinson-Lyles of Teach.Equity.Now, Holcombe Room (Academic)
Description: Faculty and staff members are welcome to join a conversation with complimentary lunch with the speakers Tema Okun and Krista Robinson-Lyles of Teach.Equity.Now.  This lunch will start immediately after the speaker's talk.   
Location: Holcombe room In Burwell
Contact: Begona Caballero and Anne Catlla
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: Siendo mujer: a short study of the female experience in South America, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

As the 35th Presidential International Scholar, Lydia Estes attempted to uncover the visual representation of la mujer, or the woman, in the South American countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru. Siendo mujer means "being a woman", and this exhibition represents the conversations she shared with resilient, creative women for whom art plays a significant role in their female experiences and vice versa--for whom the female experience plays a significant role in their art. 

 

It is further a collection of their artwork, also including her own photographs of them, their spaces, and moments which contribute to the story each is trying to tell through their work.  Her research revealed more questions like, how are women stereotypically portrayed in their societies? How are female artists confronting these images through their own artwork, and how are the mediums they work in an aspect of their protest? And lastly, how will art change the female experience in future South American societies?

October 17 – December 20, 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: 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
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Student discussion with Tema Okun and Krista Robinson-Lyles of Teach.Equity.Now, Meadors Multicultural House (Academic)
Description: Wofford has partnered with Teach.Equity.Now for two academic years and their first visit to campus is on October 31st. All Wofford students are invited to a discussion with Tema Okun and Krista Robinson-Lyles of Teach.Equity.Now. Their program supports participants to grow their skills in navigating issues of race and equity in the classroom, through the curriculum, and on campus while building a strong and diverse learning community.
Location: Meadors Multicultural House, The Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village
Contact: Begona Caballero and Anne Catlla
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
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Insanity Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: AJ Miller
Friday, November 1, 2019
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
(All Day)
Last Day to Withdraw Pass (WP) (Academic)
Contact: Registrar
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Multicultural women plus allies support group for faculty, staff and coaches, Holcombe Room (Academic)
Description: This is a safe zone group for women with diverse backgrounds and interests to support, collaborate with, and help each other. Allies are very welcome! Free lunch for all attendees. Come to have a good time and to learn about activities we do off campus.  
Location: Holcombe room
Contact: Begona Caballero
12:25 PM - 1:00 PM
All Saints Tolling of the Bell, Seal of Main Bldg. (Campus Ministry / Service Learning)
Description: The college bell will toll for all alumni and friends that have passed in the last year. 
Location: Seal of Main Building
Contact: Elizabeth Fields
1:00 PM - 5:00 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 - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Siendo mujer: a short study of the female experience in South America, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

As the 35th Presidential International Scholar, Lydia Estes attempted to uncover the visual representation of la mujer, or the woman, in the South American countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru. Siendo mujer means "being a woman", and this exhibition represents the conversations she shared with resilient, creative women for whom art plays a significant role in their female experiences and vice versa--for whom the female experience plays a significant role in their art. 

 

It is further a collection of their artwork, also including her own photographs of them, their spaces, and moments which contribute to the story each is trying to tell through their work.  Her research revealed more questions like, how are women stereotypically portrayed in their societies? How are female artists confronting these images through their own artwork, and how are the mediums they work in an aspect of their protest? And lastly, how will art change the female experience in future South American societies?

October 17 – December 20, 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 - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Intersection of Art and Literature in the Johnson Collection, Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level) (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

Southern Gothic: Intersections of Art and Literature in the Johnson Collection

 

From Edgar Allen Poe’s haunting tale of The Gold Bug (1843) to Flannery O'Connor’s biting short story “Good Country People” (1955), the Southern Gothic literary tradition has exhumed the American South’s aberrations, contradictions, and unique sense of dark humor. Drawing exclusively from the Johnson Collection, Southern Gothic examines how nineteenth-and twentieth-century artists borrowed from their literary peers, using a potent visual language to address the tensions between the South’s idyllic visions and its historical realities.This exhibition is guest curated by Elizabeth Driscoll Smith, a Ph.D. candidate from the University California, Santa Barbara, and the Johnson Collection’s 2019 graduate fellow.

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursdays - 1 - 9 p.m.
Exhibit closed on Sunday and Monday
 
Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (Upper Level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tae Kwon Do Club, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Dr. Jeremy Henkel
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
HIIT Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Abbey Heldreth
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Yoga Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Sophia Moss
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ab-Lab Fitness Class, Richardson Dance Studio (Student Life)
Location: Richardson Dance Studio
Contact: Liesel Rutland
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Volleyball vs UNCG (Athletics)
Location: Indoor Stadium
Contact: Jake Farkas
Saturday, November 2, 2019
(All Day)
Art Exhibit: 50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library since 1969 (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Missy Clapp
(All Day)
SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) (Academic)
Description: Fourth Annual SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF). 
Location: Milliken Science Center
Contact: Dr. Ramon Galinanes, Jr.
1:00 PM - 5:00 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 - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Siendo mujer: a short study of the female experience in South America, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description:

As the 35th Presidential International Scholar, Lydia Estes attempted to uncover the visual representation of la mujer, or the woman, in the South American countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru. Siendo mujer means "being a woman", and this exhibition represents the conversations she shared with resilient, creative women for whom art plays a significant role in their female experiences and vice versa--for whom the female experience plays a significant role in their art. 

 

It is further a collection of their artwork, also including her own photographs of them, their spaces, and moments which contribute to the story each is trying to tell through their work.  Her research revealed more questions like, how are women stereotypically portrayed in their societies? How are female artists confronting these images through their own artwork, and how are the mediums they work in an aspect of their protest? And lastly, how will art change the female experience in future South American societies?

October 17 – December 20, 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 - 5:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Southern Gothic: Literary Intersection of 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.

September 3 – December 14, 2019

Richardson Family Art Museum (upper level)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 - 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday
 
Location: Richardson Family Art Museum (Upper Level)
Contact: Youmi Efurd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Volleyball vs Furman (Athletics)
Location: Indoor Stadium
Contact: Jake Farkas
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