The Edge of Heaven

International Film Series: Crossing Borders

The Edge of Heaven

Tuesday April 04

5:00 PM | The Coastal Theater(Lib Jackson Student Union A-110)

Fatih Akin’s critically acclaimed 2007 film follows the lives of several characters as they travel back and forth between Germany and Turkey in search of parents, children and lovers. A central theme involves generational conflict in relation to social change and cultural assimilation. The film is in German, Turkish and English with English subtitles. Following the screening, CCU German faculty members including Gary Schmidt, Alex Hogue, Anastasiya Shchebet and Simone Boissonneault hold a panel discussion that addresses how the film represents intercultural communication and hybrid identity in the context of contemporary German and Turkish society.

Presented by: Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies

Free and open to the public.

The Tim Fischer and Brad Myrick Duo

Guitar Series II

The Tim Fischer and Brad Myrick Duo

Wednesday April 05

7:30 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

Tim Fischer, CCU assistant professor of music, and guitarist Brad Myrick have built a tradition of improvisation and dynamic interplay through more than a decade of shared performances across the United States and Europe. With Fischer on electric and Myrick on acoustic, the guitar duo explores a vast range of sonic possibilities through their original, instrumental compositions. They will be joined by David Bankston, professor of music at CCU. This performance is rescheduled from the fall semester, previously canceled due to Hurricane Matthew.

Presented by: Department of Music

$17 (discounts available)

The Ethical Challenges of Refugees and Refugee Resettlement

Tea & Ethics

The Ethical Challenges of Refugees and Refugee Resettlement

Thursday April 06

4:30 PM | Johnson Auditorium

Wars and persecution have driven more than 65 million people from their homes and countries. What kind of obligations does the U.S. have toward these refugees? Rochelle Heimann, who has been working with refugees in the United States for more than four years, discusses her experiences with the refugee resettlement process. She argues that faith communities, businesses and community volunteers need to work together to help refugees achieve success in their new home.

Presented by: The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Percy Aldridge Grainger Celebration

Percy Aldridge Grainger Celebration

Friday April 07

7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

This collaborative concert showcasing the CCU choirs, CCU Symphonic Band and Carolina Master Chorale celebrates the choral and band music of the world-renowned Australian composer Percy Aldridge Grainger. Terri Sinclair, CCU associate professor of music and director of choral activities; Richard Johnson, CCU professor of music; and Tim Koch, CCU Department of Music faculty member, will co-direct the performance. In addition to work as a solo pianist, Grainger is remembered for his arrangements of British folk tunes transcribed for various combinations of voices, ensembles and instruments. Performances involving a vocal and instrumental synthesis of Grainger’s work are rare, making this a unique celebration.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7 (discounts available)

Ain't that America; Rock 'n' Roll Icons

American Studies Lecture Series: Images and Icons of America

Ain't that America; Rock 'n' Roll Icons

Saturday April 08

10:00 AM | Myrtle Beach Education Center (79th Avenue) Room 108

Dan Ennis, dean and vice president for academic outreach of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, discusses how iconic images, performances and incidents from American rock ‘n’ roll have redefined patriotism and contributed to American culture. From Chuck Berry’s recording of “Back in the USA,” to Jimi Hendrix’s take on “The Star-Spangled Banner,” to Patti Smith’s choice to wear an American flag as a skirt in concert, to the red, white, and blue cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” to the controversy over the Black Crowes album “Amorica,” this talk explores how American rock and rollers of the 20th century used, re-used and perhaps misused distinctly American iconography.

Coffee Social at 9:30 a.m.

Presented by: Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts and American Studies

Free and open to the public.

Portfolios I: Senior Exhibition Graphic Design

Portfolios I: Senior Exhibition Graphic Design

Monday April 10 - Friday April 21

9 AM - 5 PM | Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Featuring works by graduating seniors with majors in graphic design, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study, displaying projects completed as the students’ theses. At the gallery reception, meet the next generation of CCU artists.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

Zero Dark Thirty

War & Society Film Series

Zero Dark Thirty

Tuesday April 11

5:00 PM | The Coastal Theater(Lib Jackson Student Union A-110)

This 2012 American political action thriller depicts the international manhunt for the terrorist behind the events of Sept. 11, 2001. For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama Bin Laden. Following the screening, Joseph Fitsanakis, assistant professor of politics and geography, provides the historical and political context for the film and leads a discussion on intelligence, torture and the war on terror.

Presented by: Department of History

Free and open to the public.

Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

Tuesday April 11

7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Percussion Ensemble performs a wide variety of music composed for percussion instruments under the direction of Jesse Willis, CCU assistant professor of music. Repertoire includes historic 20th century pieces by composers such as John Cage, Carlos Chavez and Steve Reich; recent works by composers including David Gillingham, Bob Becker, John Psathas and Michael Burritt; and pieces by CCU students, faculty and local composers. The CCU Percussion Ensemble has performed at the South Carolina Music Educators Conference and the South Carolina Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7 (discounts available)

American Icons from Advertising, Politics, and Pop Culture

American Studies Lecture Series: Images and Icons of America

American Icons from Advertising, Politics, and Pop Culture

Saturday April 15

10:00 AM | Myrtle Beach Education Center (79th Avenue) Room 108

Carol Osborne, director of the CCU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and Community Outreach, discusses the history and evolution of some of the most familiar icons of American culture, from Uncle Sam to Rosie the Riveter to Mickey Mouse and Superman. How did apple pie, baseball and the golden arches become symbols of our national identity?

Coffee Social at 9:30 a.m.

Presented by: Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts and American Studies

Free and open to the public.

Celebrations

Celebrations

Wednesday April 19 - Friday April 21

7:30 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

Saturday April 22 - Sunday April 23

3 PM & 7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

The Department of Theatre opens its doors in celebration of studio classwork for a series of events highlighting a variety of theatrical genres. On Wednesday, April 19, CCU acting students will demonstrate how actors bring a character to life through monologue and the two-character scene. The performance on Thursday, April 20, includes songs and scenes from the musical theater canon and the work of classic playwrights, and Friday, April 21, is devoted to physical theater, with a devised theater presentation sure to surprise audiences. On, April 22 and 23, CCU dance students will present a performance of original choreography.

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$7 (discounts available)

Portfolios I: Senior Exhibition Graphic Design (Gallery Reception)

Portfolios I: Senior Exhibition Graphic Design (Gallery Reception)

Thursday April 20

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Featuring works by graduating seniors with majors in graphic design, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study, displaying projects completed as the students’ theses. At the gallery reception, meet the next generation of CCU artists.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

Can Art Help Create a Better Society?

Can Art Help Create a Better Society?

Thursday April 20

4:30 PM | Johnson Auditorium(WALL 116)

Writer and speaker Mark Rodgers is principal of the Clapham Group, a company that seeks to influence culture in a political and societal context. His work over the years has included outreach to “culture creators,” and in that role he has worked closely with musical artists Bono and the Fray and actress Patty Heaton. Rodgers served as the third-ranking Republican leadership staffer in the U.S. Senate for six years, overseeing strategic planning and strategic communications, and was noted for his work on issues such as poverty alleviation and the global spread of AIDS.

Presented by: The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Project Launch

Project Launch

Thursday April 20

5:30 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

Each year, a group of students across the fields of humanities, fine arts and sciences take on a regional story and develop an innovative multimedia publication. This year, come celebrate the launch of two projects: “Homeless are ______.” on homelessness along the Grand Strand, and “At Low Tide: Voices of Sandy Island,” on how a small, historically African American community with a rich history looks toward the future.

Presented by: The Athenaeum Press

Free and open to the public.

Take It to the Limit: POP 101 Presents the Songs of the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt

Take It to the Limit: POP 101 Presents the Songs of the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt

Thursday April 20

7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

CCU rock ensemble POP 101 takes a step back in time to the California country rock sounds of the 1970s and ‘80s. This salute to two classic groups includes Eagles’ hits “Hotel California,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Life in the Fast Lane”; Linda Ronstadt’s hits “Blue Bayou,” “Hurt So Bad,” “You’re No Good”; and more than a dozen other favorites.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7 (discounts available)

Chanticleer Intelligence Brief Symposium

Chanticleer Intelligence Brief Symposium

Friday April 21

10:00 AM | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater (79th Avenue)

This community event features timely updates about some of the world’s most critical hotspots by the student analysts of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB). The CIB is a student-run initiative mentored by Joseph Fitsanakis, CCU assistant professor of politics, and supported by CCU’s Intelligence and National Security program; the presentation is a culmination of the group’s research. Past topics have included Russia’s military invention in Syria, the growth of radicalism in central Asia, and the stability of the North Korean state.

Presented by: Academic and Community Outreach

Free and open to the public.

Celebrations

Celebrations

Wednesday April 19 - Friday April 21

7:30 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

Saturday April 22 - Sunday April 23

3 PM & 7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

The Department of Theatre opens its doors in celebration of studio classwork for a series of events highlighting a variety of theatrical genres. On Wednesday, April 19, CCU acting students will demonstrate how actors bring a character to life through monologue and the two-character scene. The performance on Thursday, April 20, includes songs and scenes from the musical theater canon and the work of classic playwrights, and Friday, April 21, is devoted to physical theater, with a devised theater presentation sure to surprise audiences. On, April 22 and 23, CCU dance students will present a performance of original choreography.

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$7 (discounts available)

Witnesses to History: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Images

American Studies Lecture Series: Images and Icons of America

Witnesses to History: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Images

Saturday April 22

10:00 AM | Myrtle Beach Education Center (79th Avenue) Room 108

CCU assistant professor of communication, media and culture Wendy Weinhold discusses Pulitzer Prize-winning photos that capture moments in which the fabric of American life and democratic principles are tested and strengthened. Weinhold explores the stories and the legacy behind Pulitzer photos and considers the legal and social implications of photojournalism in the digital age.

Coffee Social at 9:30 a.m.

Presented by: Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts and American Studies

Free and open to the public.

Celebrations

Celebrations

Wednesday April 19 - Friday April 21

7:30 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

Saturday April 22 - Sunday April 23

3 PM & 7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

The Department of Theatre opens its doors in celebration of studio classwork for a series of events highlighting a variety of theatrical genres. On Wednesday, April 19, CCU acting students will demonstrate how actors bring a character to life through monologue and the two-character scene. The performance on Thursday, April 20, includes songs and scenes from the musical theater canon and the work of classic playwrights, and Friday, April 21, is devoted to physical theater, with a devised theater presentation sure to surprise audiences. On, April 22 and 23, CCU dance students will present a performance of original choreography.

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$7 (discounts available)

When Wooden Crates Become Ballot Boxes: Photography and the Making and Un-making of Citizens in Canada’s Arctic

Gabrielle Moser, Ph.D.

When Wooden Crates Become Ballot Boxes

Photography and the Making and Un-making of Citizens in Canada’s Arctic

Friday April 21

11:00 AM | The Coastal Theater(Lib Jackson Student Union A-110)

Though this year marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s coming into being as a nation, it is only the 70th year in which (most) Canadians have enjoyed the status of citizen in the country. The late adoption of citizenship laws, in 1947, produced an unusual set of historical conditions that allowed citizenship to emerge as a photographic subject in Canada long before it became a legal one. Moser’s discussion examines a series of images taken in Canada’s Arctic between 1926 and 1953, and analyzes how Inuit subjects are made to appear and disappear as citizens. In these photographs, wooden crates function as highly charged symbols of intercultural contact between the South and the Arctic, suturing together colonial infrastructure. Through a close reading of the photographs produced through these exchanges, she traces photography’s role in producing what David Eng describes as the “colonial object relations” that mark settler colonialism in North America.

Presented by: Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Arts and Humanities Global Experience Program

Free and open to the public.

Quiet and Quotidian Images: Family Photography, Race and Violence in African-Canadian Owned Newspapers

Gabrielle Moser, Ph.D.

Quiet and Quotidian Images

Family Photography, Race and Violence in African-Canadian Owned Newspapers

Monday April 24

10:00 AM | Myrtle Beach Education Center (79th Avenue)

In this discussion Moser examines the use of family photography in a series of African-Canadian–owned Atlantic newspapers—including The Clarion (1946-49) and The Negro Citizen (1949)—which regularly reproduced images on their front covers alongside reports on racial discrimination, calls for political activism, and celebrations of the achievements of Black Canadians. By focusing on the reporting around the arrest of Viola Desmond—a local beautician who publicly challenged segregation in a Nova Scotia movie theatre in 1946—she examines the ways that Black Canadian women negotiated their claims as transnational citizens in dialogue with activists and newspapers in the United States.

Free and open to the public.

Concussion

Communication Movie Night

Concussion

Tuesday April 25

5:00 PM | The Coastal Theater(Lib Jackson Student Union A-110)

In this 2015 film, based on the expose “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas, published in GQ magazine in 2009, Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist researching the effects of repeated concussions and head trauma on NFL players, based on actual events. Following the screening, health communication faculty members Christina Anderson, Kyle Holody and Erika Johnson discuss the dynamics of communicating about health issues and how it impacts people’s lives.

Presented by: Department of Communication, Media, and Culture

Free and open to the public.

CCU University Orchestra/Long Bay Youth Symphony Concert

CCU University Orchestra/Long Bay Youth Symphony Concert

Wednesday April 26

7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU University Orchestra and the Long Bay Youth Symphony present a spring concert of classics by composers including Brahms, Wagner and Saint-Saëns under the direction of Charles Jones Evans, faculty member in the CCU Department of Music. The program will also feature solos by the winners of the Long Bay Youth Symphony Student Concerto Competition and the CCU Voice Department Aria Competition.

Presented by: Department of Music

$10 (discounts available)

Portfolios II: Senior Exhibition Studio Art

Portfolios II: Senior Exhibition Studio Art

Wednesday April 26 - Friday May 05

9 AM - 5 PM | Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Featuring works by graduating seniors with majors in studio art and graphic design, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study, displaying projects completed as students’ theses. At the gallery reception, meet the next generation of CCU artists.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

International Jazz Day

Department of Music

International Jazz Day

Sunday April 30

4:00 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

International Jazz Day (IJD) is a worldwide celebration of jazz music that takes place annually on April 30th. Over the six years the world has been observing IJD, more than 190 counties around the globe have created thousands of activities, programs and community service initiatives that celebrate “the virtues of Jazz Music “ as an educational tool, force for peace, instrument for intercultural dialogue and global cooperation. IJD seeks to bring together communities all over the world to celebrate and learn about origin, history and continued development of jazz music. International Jazz Day is under the direction of Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, serving as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue, as well as chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Community members and students are welcome to jam with the house band, the legendary Gold Key Jazz Society.

Presented by: Department of Music

Free and open to the public. (no ticket required)

Portfolios II: Senior Exhibition Studio Art (Gallery Reception)

Portfolios II: Senior Exhibition Studio Art (Gallery Reception)

Thursday May 04

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Featuring works by graduating seniors with majors in studio art and graphic design, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study, displaying projects completed as students’ theses. At the gallery reception, meet the next generation of CCU artists.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

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