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Thursday, April 25, 2019
(All Day)
Registration for Fall 2019 (Academic)
Contact: Registrar
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Richardson Family Art Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Description: The 9th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features original artworks in a variety of media, created by current students of Wofford College. The exhibition runs through April 27.
Location: Richardson Family Art Gallery
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Graphic Solidarity: The Internationalist Outlook of the Cuban Revolution (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))

Graphic Solidarity: The Internationalist Outlook of the Cuban Revolution features posters produced in Cuba during the period following the revolution through the 1980s. The posters highlighted in this exhibition focus on Cuba’s efforts to spread the messages of their revolution worldwide and to inspire others in the fight against oppression stemming from the legacy of imperialism and colonialism. Primarily published by the OSPAAAL organization based in Havana, these works helped to facilitate the internationalist outlook and message of the Cuban revolution through their inclusion in the Tricontinental Magazine which reached people in more than 60 countries worldwide.  The works in this exhibition are on loan from the collection of Lindsay Webster, Spartanburg, SC.  Curated by Katie McCorkle, this exhibition is a culmination of her year-long Art History and Government honors project.

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum
Contact: Youmi Efurd
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Art Exhibit: Sacred and Secular: Netherlandish Baroque Paintings from Regional Collections, Richardson Family Art Museum (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))

Dynamic and theatrical, but also down-to-earth, moralizing, and sometimes comic.  Triumphant, grandiose, and propagandistic, and yet also intimate and inward.  All of these terms are applicable to the art of the European Baroque, the cultural epoch of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which produced an unprecedented richness and variety in creative expression.  Complex and conflicting forces across the political, religious, economic, and social spheres of life account for this artistic abundance.  The Netherlands, a major center of artistic production during the Baroque period, was home to many of these contrasts and conflicts within its relatively small geographic boundaries along the northern coast of Europe.

These diverse cultural forces are evident, in varying ways and degrees, in a selection of paintings generously lent to Wofford College by the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery in Greenville, SC, the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, and the Robicsek Family Collection in Charlotte, NC. 

Location: Richardson Family Art Museum
Contact: Youmi Efurd
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sociology and Anthropology Capstone Students' Presentations, Day 2, Olin 213 (Academic)

The Sociology and Anthropology Department invites you to come hear our seniors talk about their Capstone research and enjoy some refreshments.  Please join us for one or both days for one or more of the session's presentations.
April 23: 
Helen Seddelmyer, Thad Mangum, Anne Rand, Emma Wason, Jillie Wiseman, Kendall Stanley, Britta Gabrielson
April 25: 
Fletcher Magee, Anna Phillips, Anthony Garcia, Sophie Smith, Kirk Morrow, Katie Parris, Miles Brown
Refreshments will be served.

Location: Olin 213
Contact: Cynthia Fowler
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mathematics Colloquium, Olin 101 (Academic)
Description: Dr. Anne Catlla will give a talk titled, "How Mathematicians Can Detect Gerrymandering". In recent years, mathematicians have found themselves invited into a new room ? the courtroom. As lawyers and judges attempt to answer the question of how much gerrymandering is too much gerrymandering, mathematicians have stepped up with tools based on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, random walks, and statistics. In this talk, we will examine three mathematical tools that have appeared in recent gerrymandering court cases: the efficiency gap and two outlier analyses. For each of these techniques, we will see how the approach works in light of certain democratic values and how each has been received by the courts, and we will delve more deeply into the mathematics of the random walk analysis. There will be a reception from 2:30-3:00 pm in Olin 204, followed by the talk from 3:00-4:00 pm in Olin 101.
Location: Olin 101
Contact: Brian Pigott
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3rd Annual Terrier StartUP Challenge, Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium (Other)
Description: Join us as the top Wofford start-up companies pitch for their share of $10,000 in seed funding! Now in its third year, the Terrier StartUP Challenge is one of the largest new-venture pitch competitions in South Carolina. Here's how it works: Each venture will have 5 minutes to pitch followed by 3 minutes of Q&A with our expert panel of judges. Winners are announced shortly after the final pitch is delivered. Guests enjoy complimentary food, tasty treats and local craft beer while taking in the captivating stories of Wofford's rising innovators and entrepreneurs.
Location: 601 Cummings Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Contact: Tyler Senecal
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Last Firefly, Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))
Wofford Theatre is proud to present The Last Firefly, written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by guest artist and lecturer Sully White. 

Critically acclaimed for her poetic and imaginative storytelling, Iizuka is known for plays which masterfully blend classical and contemporary theatrical traditions from East and West. In The Last Firefly, she seamlessly weaves Japanese folk tales into the story of a young boy on a perilous quest for an elusive truth. A production sure to entrance viewers both young and old, The Last Firefly is recommended for audiences ages 8 and up.

The play runs Apr. 17-19 and 24-27, at 8 PM each night.

Student tickets are $5, faculty tickets are $12, and tickets for the general public are $15. Purchase in advance at or on the Wofford Theatre Facebook page to take advantage of our special online discount!

Same-day online sales close at 5 PM each day, and the box office opens at 6 PM in the lobby of the Arts Center. Seating will be general admission, so be sure to arrive early to get a great seat! Unclaimed tickets will be released to the public five minutes before showtime, and no admission will be permitted once the performance begins.
Location: Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Contact: Miriam Thomas
Jim & Kay Gross Collection: Art of the Carolinas, Sandor Teszler Library Gallery (Arts and Cultural (On Campus))

Sandor Teszler Library Gallery features the recently donated works of Jim and Kay Gross Collection.  Jim and Kay, avid art lovers and supporters, started collecting artworks, since they moved to Spartanburg in 1960s.  Jim immediately connected to a new art organization and gallery on Kennedy Street, which later became the Spartanburg Arts Center on South Spring Street.  He served many terms on the Board of the Arts Council.  In addition, he was twice President of the Spartanburg Gallery Committee as well as President of the Spartanburg Ballet Guild.  Jim and Kay regularly attended openings and exhibitions at the Arts Center and at local colleges and galleries, where they often purchased art works, especially those from artists in South and North Carolina. This exhibition runs through April 27th.  

Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Contact: Youmi Efurd
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