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Campus Events 2005/2006

We add new events frequently. Call (801) 832-2457, or go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents for more information. 

October 20, 2005
Weeks Poetry Series
Kamau Brathwaite. Born in Barbados and educated in England, Kamau Brathwaite writes about the impact of the English language on the Caribbean and Jamaican Creole identity. Go to www.westminsterco llege.edu/culturalarts, or contact Natasha Saje at nsaje@westminster college.edu or 832-2375.

October 23, 2005
Westminster Concert Series
Utah Symphony member and Westminster College violin instructor Yuki MacQueen and Salt Lake City pianist Jed Moss perform three duos: Robert Schumann’s Sonata in A Minor, Leos Janácek’s Sonata, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s great Sonata #10 in G. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

October 31–November 22, 2005
Faculty Art Exhibit
The Faculty Art Exhibit features a group of selected works by current faculty. The opening reception is October 31, 2005, at 12:00 p.m., and the exhibit is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Go to www.west minstercollege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

November 3–5, 10–12, 2005
Theatrical Performance
The Abdication
Ruth Wolff’s historical drama tells the story of Sweden’s Queen Christina, who abdicates the throne for Catholicism and loses her heart to the future pope in the process. Go to www.westminster college.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

November 8, 2005
Key Bank Diversity Series
Ableism and Other Isms Noemi Sohn encourages us to view disability issues as human rights issues and to explore how views about ability construct and reinforce borders and fences. Go to ww.wes tminstercollege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2822.

November 13, 2005
Westminster Concert Series
Post-World-War-II Modernism. The second annual Westminster Faculty Collage provides a rare opportunity to experience a full program of the widely varying sounds of twentieth-century American modernism. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

November 19, 2005
Musical Performance
Fall Choral Concert

Under the direction of Dr. Christopher Quinn, the Westminster Chamber Singers perform favorite choruses by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn. This all-sacred concert also features contemporary gospel arrangements by Moses Hogan. Go to www.westminstercollege. edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457. Jill Rosser Mark Halliday

December 1, 2005
Weeks Poetry Series
Mark Halliday & Jill Rosser Mark Halliday is the author of several critical studies and four books of poems, including Jab (2002). Jill Allyn Rosser’s two books are Bright Moves (1990) and Misery Prefigured (2001). Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalarts, or contact Natasha Saje at nsaje@westminstercollege.edu or 832-2375.

December 1– December 3 and December 8–December 10, 2005
Theatrical Performance
Extremities written in 1981 by playwright William Mastrosimone, won the Outer Critics Circle Award. This powerful and emotionally provocative drama starts off as a simple day in Margarie's 20-year-old life.While home alone, a would-be rapist attacks. Margarie manages to overpower her attacker and tie him up. When her roommates return home, Margarie is on the defense again as she tries to convince her roommates that an attempted rape had indeed taken place. Tommie St. Cyr,Westminster adjunct professor in speech, will direct Extremities. The play contains mature themes. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

December 6, 2005
Westminster Chamber Orchestra
Brant Bayless directs the Westminster Chamber Orchestra in a program of classical orchestral works, featuring Westminster musicians—music minors and non-minors alike—and members of the community. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/cultur alevents, or call 832-2457.

December 10, 2005
Musical Performance
Holiday Concert
Usher in the holiday season with the Griffin Chorus, under the direction of Bonnie Ashby; the Westminster Chamber Singers, under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Quinn; and student instrumentalists, in an evening of holiday music. Soloists also perform some of their favorite songs of the season. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

December 11, 2005
Musical Performance
Student Recital
Westminster music students perform a variety of works under the direction of Westminster music faculty. Go to www.westminstercol lege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

December 13, 2005
Musical Performance
Westminster Jazz Ensemble
Local saxophone wizard, Greg Floor, leads Westminster students in a program of jazz standards and adventurous improvisation. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

Spring Semester 2006

January 18, 2006
Key Bank Diversity Series
Living in Limbo
Author, journalist, and National Public Radio commentator Alfred Lubrano explores the experiences of firstgeneration college students and encourages us to consider the possibilities and implications of class mobility in America. Go to www.wes tminster college.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2822.

January 29, 2006
Westminster Concert Series
Utah Symphony member Gerald Elias and Westminster College piano instructor Marjorie Janove perform several solos and duos, including seldom-heard works by Edward Elgar and the important 20th century Japanese composer, Toru Takemitsu. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

February 1, 2006
The Associated Students of Westminster College
present Paul Rusesabagina, the hero depicted in Hotel Rwanda who provided refuge for more than 1,200 people during the genocide that consumed Rwanda in 1994.

February 2, 2006
Weeks Poetry Series
Erin Mouré & Alex Caldiero. Montreal-based poet and translator Erin Mouré is the author of twelve books of poems, as well as of translations from Galician, French, Portuguese, and Chilean Spanish. Born in Sicily, Alex Caldiero is part poet, part actor, part musician, and part performance artist. His most recent book of poetry is Body/Dreams/Organs (2005). Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalarts, or contact Natasha Saje at nsaje@westminstercollege.edu or 832-2375.

February 9, 2006
Kim T. Adamson Lecture Series
Hali Jilani, an Afghan-American woman who has no hesitation about expressing her views, will talk about "Cultural Intelligence: What Americans Need to Know About Iraq and the Muslim World." She has recently founded a group that seeks to explain the Iraqi culture to non-natives, so as to smooth over some of the bumps in the transition to a new form of government. Go to www.westmin stercollege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2460. Lun Jiang, Pegsoon Whang, Karlyn Bond, and Roberta Zalkind

February 19, 2006
Westminster Concert Series
An evening of Baroque Chamber Music. Quattro Amici, a locally based piano quartet comprising Utah Symphony string players and Westminster professor Karlyn Bond, performs three masterpieces in the repertoire for this combination of instruments. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu /culturalevents,or call 832-2457.

February 21, 2006
Musical Performance
Winter Choral/Orchestra Concert
The Westminster Chamber Singers and the Westminster Chamber Orchestra perform an all-baroque music concert under the direction of Utah Symphony musician, Brant Bayless, and faculty member, Dr. Christopher Quinn. Music of Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi is featured by our spectacular students. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

March 13–31, 2006
Student Art Exhibit
The Student Art Exhibit displays pottery, paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works by Westminster art students. The opening reception is March 13, 2006, at 12:00 p.m., and the exhibit will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Go to www.westminstercollege. edu/cultur alevents, or call 832-2457.

March 16, 2006
Weeks Poetry Series
Director of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Lucie Brock-Broido has published three acclaimed books of poems, most recently Trouble in Mind (2004). Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalarts, or contact Natasha Saje at nsaje@westminstercollege.edu or 832-2375.

March 23–25, 30–31, April 1, 2006
Theatrical Performance
Lend Me a Tenor
Ken Ludwig’s classical farce is a comedic tale of a three-ring circus of chaos involving celebrity worship, backstage shenanigans, and mistaken identities that propel a simple guy to the top. Go to www.westminsterco llege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457. 

March 26, 2006
Westminster Concert Series
Utah Symphony violinist David Porter and his wife,Westminster College piano instructor Vedrana Subotic, close the season with music rich in spiritual undertones. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

April 3–April 25, 2006
Senior Art Exhibit
The Senior Art Exhibit features a group of selected works by graduating Westminster art students. The opening reception is April 3, 2006, at 12:00 p.m., and the exhibit will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Go to www.westminstercol lege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

April 4, 2006
Key Bank Diversity Series
Religion’s Borders and Fences: Students’ Perspectives
After participating in religious diversity dialogues, a select group of Westminster College students present a creative, interactive program addressing borders and fences associated with religion. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2822.

April 12–15, 2006
Theatrical Performance
One-Act Festival

Attend a theatrical smorgasbord of 6 to 10 one-act plays. All studentdirected, the One-Act Festival represents the capstone class for drama students and is a real audience pleaser. Go to www.westminstercol lege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2457. 

April 13, 2006
Weeks Poetry Series
Lee Ann Roripaugh and Michael Sowder
Lee Ann Roripaugh’s second book, Year of the Snake (2004), was published as part of the Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry. Michael Sowder is a former attorney whose first book of poems is The Empty Boat (2004). Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalarts, or contact Natasha Saje at nsaje@westminstercollege.edu or 832-2375.

April 18, 2006
Musical Performance
Spring Concert The Chamber Orchestra and Griffin Chorus each performs one-half of the spring concert in an evening of delightful folk and light-classical music. Go to www.westminsterco llege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

April 22, 2006
Musical Performance
Westminster Chamber Singers The Chamber Singers will kick off their spring tour with a program of American music. As the Chamber Singers prepare for their first-ever European tour, they perform a wide assortment of folk, Broadway, jazz, classical, and hymn selections. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/cultur alevents, or call 832-2457.

April 23, 2006
Musical Performance
Student Recital
Westminster music students perform a variety of works under the direction of Westminster music faculty. Go to www.westminstercol lege.edu/culturalevents, or call 832-2457. April 25, 2006 Westminster Jazz Ensemble Greg Floor again leads Westminster musicians in a festive evening of jazz. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2457.

April 25, 2006
Westminster Jazz Ensemble
Greg Floor again leads Westminster musicians in a festive evening of jazz. Go to www.westminstercollege.edu/ culturalevents, or call 832-2457.