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Monday July 18 - Thursday August 25

4:30 p.m. | Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Multimedia artist Amelia Toelke employs a range of materials in this exhibit - from steel and brass to acrylic, auto paint and glitter - and blends the use of conventional processes, such as hand sawing, with modern industrial techniques such as laser cutting. Influenced by traditional and contemporary Thai aesthetics and handcrafts, Toelke's work engages the evolving technical toolbox of the modern craftsperson, fosters cross-cultural dialogue and illustrates that tradition is not a static concept.
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Closing reception: Thursday, Aug. 25, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Presented by: Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Free and open to the public.

A Hushed Thrill: Brookgreen Gardens

A Hushed Thrill: Brookgreen Gardens

Friday August 26

6:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter and Gullah preservationist Ron Daise, along with CCU Jazz Band alumni and other special guests, present a concert celebrating the newly produced CD Brookgreen Gardens: A Hushed Thrill. In a yearlong collaboration between Brookgreen Gardens and CCU's Athenaeum Press, Daise composed lyrics and melodies of the seven tracks on the CD while CCU students composed the arrangements. A corresponding kick-off event takes place at Brookgreen the previous morning, Thursday, Aug. 25 (free with admission to the gardens).

Presented by: The Athenaeum Press and Brookgreen Gardens

Free and open to the public.

The Presidency: A Historical Evolution

American Studies Lecture Series: US Presidential Election

The Presidency: A Historical Evolution

Saturday August 27

10 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater

Holley Tankersley, politics professor and associate dean of the Edwards College, discusses the presidency in general: contours of the office as defined by the Constitution, expansion of power over time and the policymaking capacity of the office. What types of individuals are most/least successful in the office? How will a President Hillary Clinton or a President Donald Trump expand or modify the office? (An online course, AMST 301, is available as a complement to the four-part lecture series.)

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

Free and open to the public.

Ethics of Freshman Year

Java Jabber

Ethics of Freshman Year

Thursday September 01

4:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

In a panel discussion format, experienced CCU students and faculty discuss questions that typically occur during freshman year and consider various responses. The first year of college brings new friends, excitement and opportunities, but it often leads to unforeseen challenges: What do you do with the friend who will not leave you alone? How should you deal with a difficult roommate or a tough professor? How do you balance academics, work and social events? Panelists reflect on these and other questions pertinent to the freshman year experience.

Presented by: Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Virginia Derryberry

Virginia Derryberry

Costume Construction/Artifactual Series

Thursday September 01 - Friday October 14

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Virginia Derryberry creates large-scale, oil-on-canvas figure paintings and fabric/costume constructions that blend narrative elements from mythology and alchemy. Some works in this exhibit are "found" costumes, but others have been designed and sewn from scratch. The figures are portraits of specific individuals who are well known to Derryberry, and her work blends real space with constructed formal compositions.
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Gallery reception: Thursday, Sept. 8, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Presented by: Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

War & Society Film Series

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Tuesday September 06

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits around South America in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel in this 2003 film. After the screening, Daniel Ennis, dean of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, provides a historical context for the film and leads a discussion on imperialism and early 18th-century naval warfare and exploration.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Department of History

Free and open to the public.

Rules Matter: Election Day Revealed

American Studies Lecture Series: US Presidential Election

Rules Matter: Election Day Revealed

Saturday September 10

10 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater

Drew Kurlowski, assistant professor of politics, presents a lecture on the presidential election process with special emphasis on electoral rules and procedures that shape both the primary and the general elections. A discussion of the electoral system itself leads into an examination of campaign strategy and the positioning of both parties in the political system. (An online course, AMST 301, is available as a complement to the four-part lecture series.)

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

Free and open to the public.

Between the Waters: SCETV Project Launch

Between the Waters: SCETV Project Launch

Monday September 12

5 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

Betsy Newman, documentary and web content producer for South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV), presents the launch of Between the Waters, a new interactive website. Experience an immersive journey through Hobcaw Barony, a South Carolina coastal estate, via self-directed virtual tour: explore the Baruch mansions, a rice canal, slave dwellings, the King's Highway, an archaeological dig, African-American homes and cemeteries, and much more. The website, produced by SCETV, is funded by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Humanities Council of South Carolina. Reception to follow the presentation.

Presented by: Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies and The Athenaeum Press

Free and open to the public.

Agamemnon

Agamemnon

Tuesday September 13

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

Recounted in Homer's Odyssey, this classic tale of Greek mythology depicts the story of Agamemnon, who is assassinated by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus. Agamemnon is returning from his victory at Troy, which had been besieged for 10 years by Greek armies attempting to recover Helen, Agamemnon's brother's wife, who was stolen by the Trojan prince Paris. Following the presentation of the film, Steve Earnest, professor of theatre, will lead a discussion of the film's cinematic style and historical accuracy.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Department of Theatre

Free and open to the public.

Pushing the Limits: Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten

Pushing the Limits: Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten

with special guests Matthew White and Tim Fischer

Thursday September 15

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

Steve Bailey, CCU artist-in-residence and chair of the bass department at Berklee College of Music, joins bassist Victor Wooten, multiple Grammy winner and founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, for a bass-driven jam session. Bailey has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, the Rippingtons, Jethro Tull and Willie Nelson, to name a few, while Wooten has been called the most influential bassist of the last two decades. Together, Bailey and Wooten formed Bass Extremes in 1992, and for more than 15 years they have been offering Victor Wooten's Bass/Nature Camp and Bass at the Beach; both are bass-intensive camps that attract students from all over the world. This performance also features CCU music faculty members Matt White (trumpet) and Tim Fischer (guitar).

Presented by: Department of Music

$17(discounts available)

Constitution Day Lecture

Constitution Day Lecture

Great Migration and the Making of Modern America

Friday September 16

5 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Marvin Overby, professor of political science at the University of Missouri, presents the keynote lecture on the U.S. Constitution as part of the celebration of Constitution Day 2016. Constitution Day is celebrated nationwide annually to commemorate the signing of the Constitution in September 1787.

Presented by: Department of Politics

Free and open to the public.

The Role of News Media

American Studies Lecture Series: US Presidential Election

The Role of News Media

Saturday September 17

10 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater

Kyle J. Holody, associate professor of communication, discusses how political communication occurs via three media effects: agenda-setting - what news media regularly cover tends to become what the audience thinks is important; framing how news media cover an issue tends to become how we think about the issue; priming how issues high on the news agenda tend to become the issues on which people base their voting decisions. (An online course, AMST 301, is available as a complement to the four-part lecture series.)

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

Free and open to the public.

Sholay

Sholay

Tuesday September 20

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

Regarded as one of Bollywood's epic films, Sholay (1975) is an action-adventure story that follows two criminals, Jai and Veeru, hired by the village head, Thakur, to capture a merciless bandit named Gabbar Singh. Following the presentation of the film, Tripthi Pillai, associate professor of English, will lead a discussion of the film's cinematic style and cultural significance.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Department of English

Free and open to the public.

Cultural Celebration Day

Cultural Celebration Day

Wednesday September 21

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Prince Lawn

The annual CCU Cultural Celebration is an event designed to involve all areas of campus in celebrating cultural diversity by highlighting the history, music, dance, art and food of other countries and cultures.

Presented by: Multicultural Student Services and Multicultural Student Services

Free and open to the public.

Really, Really

Really, Really

Wednesday September 21 - Tuesday September 27

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Theatre

An intense comic tragedy that dives into the reality of Generation Me, Really, Really is set after the events of a massive university party gone awry. The post-party gossip is enough to end one's bright and privileged futures, and everyone is convinced everyone else is to blame. At this school, it's Gossip Girl versus The Lord of the Flies.
There are no Saturday night performances.

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$17(discounts available)

Honesty: What Is It? Is Anyone Really Honest?

Tea & Ethics

Honesty: What Is It? Is Anyone Really Honest?

Thursday September 22

4:30 p.m. | Wall Boardroom (222)

Christian Miller, professor of philosophy at Wake Forest University and author of Character and Moral Psychology and Moral Character: An Empirical Theory, will reflect on empirical methods that allow us to assess our character. Honesty is one of the important virtues in our society -- we care about it in our families, in our friends, and in our employees and colleagues. But what does being honest mean? Are the people we know really honest, or should we assume that most are not? We will turn to philosophy for help with the first question and to psychology for help with the second.

Presented by: Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

A reading by Michael Martone

Words to Say It

A reading by Michael Martone

Thursday September 22

5:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

The Words to Say It Visiting Writers Series presents a fiction reading by award-winning author Michael Martone, professor of English at the University of Alabama. His most recent books are Winesburg, Indiana, Four for a Quarter, Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover and Double-wide, his collected early stories. Martone has won two fellowships from the National Education Association and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. His stories have won awards in the Italian Americana fiction contest, the Florida Review Short Story Contest and the Story magazine Short Story Contest.

Presented by: Department of English

Free and open to the public.

The Tully Hull Flute and Guitar Duo

The Tully Hull Flute and Guitar Duo

Thursday September 22

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

CCU music faculty Amy Hardison Tully (flute) and Daniel Hull (guitar) present a recital featuring eclectic works from the flute and guitar repertoire, including popular Brazilian folk songs by Celso Machado, Variations on a Theme by Rossini by Frederic Chopin and the Native American-inspired masterpiece Canyon Echos by Katherine Hoover.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Spectrum Concert

Spectrum Concert

Friday September 23

7 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

The Spectrum Concert, the highlight of Family Weekend at CCU, features an hour and a half of uninterrupted music performed by CCU music ensembles such as the Coastal Low Brass Choir, the Guitar Ensemble, World Music Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, the Spirit of the Chanticleer Drum Line and the Jazz Ensembles. The grand finale features the CCU Symphonic Band under the direction of conductor Richard L. Johnson.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

The Rhetoric of the 2016 Presidential Election

American Studies Lecture Series: US Presidential Election

The Rhetoric of the 2016 Presidential Election

Saturday September 24

10 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater

Christian Smith, assistant professor of English, employs Aristotle's three genres of rhetoric -- forensic, epideictic and deliberative -- to analyze the current presidential election in the United States through the rhetorical tradition. (An online course, AMST 301, is available as a complement to the four-part lecture series.)

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

Free and open to the public.

Miracle at St. Anna

War & Society Film Series

Miracle at St. Anna

Tuesday September 27

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

Set in 1944 Italy, this film tells the story of four black American soldiers who become trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. Miracle at St. Anna is adapted from the 2003 book by James McBride and is directed by Spike Lee. At the conclusion of the film, Maggi Morehouse, professor of history at CCU, provides the historical context for the film and leads a discussion on race, identity, nationalism and citizenship in war and the military.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Department of History

Free and open to the public.

Shaping Self-esteem and Happiness: The Effects of Body Image

Tea & Ethics

Shaping Self-esteem and Happiness: The Effects of Body Image

Thursday September 29

4:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

In this panel discussion, students, faculty and staff from counseling and multicultural student services gather to explore ethical questions related to body image. Body image has become increasingly central in the self-conception of both women and men. What is a healthy attitude toward our bodies? Why do we seemingly place so much importance on how our bodies are perceived? Does the way the media exploits and manipulates body images make it impossible to develop a healthy attitude about our bodies?

Presented by: Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Guest Artist Recital: Shane Reeves, Percussion

Guest Artist Recital: Shane Reeves, Percussion

Tuesday October 04

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Principal percussionist of the Florence Symphony Orchestra and faculty member at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C., Shane Reeves presents an evening of percussion. He has earned degrees from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and the University of Florida and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina. In addition to performing with many symphony orchestras as well as rock and pop groups, Reeves has contributed to a recording of Leonard Bernstein's music for the Naxos label.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

What is the Role of an Effective Student Government?

Tea & Ethics

What is the Role of an Effective Student Government?

Thursday October 06

4:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

In this panel discussion, students, including the Student Government Association president and representatives, join faculty and administrators to discuss ideas and principles that should guide student government at CCU. A successful university requires robust and confident student participation in all facets of university life. How can student government effectively gather and represent the interests of all students? What can be done to encourage greater student participation in student and university organizations? How can student government make sure that the interests of students shape the future direction of the university? The panel will address these questions and more.

Presented by: Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Fall Choral Concert: Of Words and Music

Fall Choral Concert: Of Words and Music

Monday October 10

7:30 p.m. | St. Paul's Anglican Church of Conway

The CCU Chamber Choir, in conjunction with Waccamaw High School, presents a concert featuring choral music with poetic texts. Sections on the program include "Let Their Celestial Concerts Unite" by G. F. Handel, "Musick's Empire" by Lloyd Pfautsch, "I'm Gonna Sing 'till the Spirit Moves in My Heart" arranged by Moses Hogan and "How Can I Keep from Singing" arranged by James Mulholland. The program invites the audience to be still and listen, to wrestle with what they hear, to become the music, to dance with joy, and to sing, one and all.

Presented by:

$7(discounts available)

The English Patient

War & Society Film Series

The English Patient

Tuesday October 11

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly burned plane crash victim in this 1996 film. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. After the screening, Tripthi Pillai, associate professor of English at CCU, provides the historical context for the film and leads a discussion on postcolonial identity and nationalism.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Department of History

Free and open to the public.

The Tim Fischer & Brad Myrick Guitar Duo

The Tim Fischer & Brad Myrick Guitar Duo

with musical guest David Bankston

Wednesday October 12

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Tim Fischer, assistant professor of music, and Brad Myrick have performed together for more than 10 years, and their shared respect for improvisation and musical conversation is present in every performance. With Myrick on steel string and nylon string acoustics and Fischer on hollow-body and solid-body electrics, the sonic possibilities are much more varied than the typical guitar duo. Fischer and Myrick have performed their multi-genre compositions in Los Angeles, St. Louis, New England and Northern Italy. They will be joined by David Bankston, professor of music at CCU.

Presented by: Department of Music

$17(discounts available)

Al-Shabaab in Somalia: Domestic and International Implications

Tea & Ethics

Al-Shabaab in Somalia: Domestic and International Implications

Thursday October 13

4:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

Stig Jarle Hansen, associate professor at the University of Life Sciences in Norway, will explore the domestic and international implications of Al-Shabaab. The Islamic terror group Al-Shabaab has gained international notoriety through attacks in malls and schools in Kenya and in the Horn of Africa. Hansen, world-renowned expert on the Al-Shabaab Group, is the author of Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group. Reception to follow.

Presented by: Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Fall Gospel Choir Concer

Fall Gospel Choir Concer

Sunday October 16

4:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors, directed by David Manigo, will perform positive and inspiring gospel music. The group hopes to perpetuate the tradition of gospel music and recognize the importance of gospel in the preservation of African-American culture.

Presented by: Multicultural Student Services

Free and open to the public. (ticket required)

Finding Their Voices: The Songs of Charles Ives and Percy Grainger

Finding Their Voices: The Songs of Charles Ives and Percy Grainger

Monday October 17

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Jeffrey Jones (baritone), associate professor of music, and Kevin Hanrahan (tenor), associate professor of voice and vocal pedagogy at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, present works by Charles Ives and Percy Grainger, accompanied by Daniel Francis. Ives and Grainger both had composition careers that spanned the early 20th century and influenced modern nationalistic music. With the late Romantic era as their foundation, these composers infused their music with modern techniques and sought to find their unique compositional voices.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

On the Razzle

On the Razzle

Wednesday October 19 - Friday October 28

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Theatre

A hilarious chase through 19th-century Vienna bursts with verbal wit and sexual innuendo in this naughty, modern adaption of the play that inspired Hello, Dolly. Oscar-winning playwright Tom Stoppard delivers a brilliant adaptation of the classic story of two sly, young grocer assistants and their escape from their everyday lives. On the Razzle promises an uproarious evening in the theatre!

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$17(discounts available)

A Reading by Sonya Huber

Words to Say It

A Reading by Sonya Huber

Thursday October 20

5:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

Sonya Huber brings her reflections on health care, government, economics and politics to the CCU stage with a reading from her work. Huber is the author of five books, including three works of creative nonfiction: Opa Nobody (2008), Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (2010), and the essay collection Pain Woman Takes Your Keys: Essays on Pain and Imagination (forthcoming in 2017). Her other books include The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2016) and a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers (2011). Huber teaches at Fairfield University and directs Fairfield's Low-Residency MFA Program.

Presented by: Department of English

Free and open to the public.

CCU Saxophone Ensemble

CCU Saxophone Ensemble

Thursday October 20

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Join the CCU Saxophone Ensemble for an evening of classical favorites, jazz standards and popular songs. This student group, directed by Daniel O'Reilly, is the longest-running instrumental chamber music ensemble at CCU. Audiences can expect to enjoy timeless melodies, beautiful harmonies and a few surprises as well, all arranged for saxophones. This event often sells out, so plan on getting your tickets early!

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Becoming American

American Studies Lecture Series: American Identities

Becoming American

Saturday October 22

10 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater

Maggi Morehouse, Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and Cultures, brings a holistic approach to the theme of American identity by exploring the processes of "becoming American." Beginning with the founding of this nation and extending to today's regulations about citizenship, this session explores the changes in immigration laws and investigates the "peopling" of America. (An online course, AMST 306, is available as a complement to the four-part lecture series.)

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

Free and open to the public.

But If the Crime Is Beautiful...

But If the Crime Is Beautiful...

Monday October 24 - Friday November 18

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Artist Lauren Kalman combines functional and craft objects, sculpture, photography, video, installation and performance. Her work brings to light uncomfortable connections in visual culture between body image, media, class and style. Kalman's recent work has utilized a sterile aesthetic borrowed from modernism combined with adornment and the female body. Fabricated objects that reflect sculptural ornamentation and adornment are combined with the body and design objects to produce photographs.
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Gallery reception: Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Presented by: Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Look Who's Back

Look Who's Back

Tuesday October 25

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

Look Who's Back adapts the 2012 German novel Er ist wieder da to the big screen. Part-mockumentary, part-deadpan comedy, the story follows the paranormal reappearance of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in contemporary Germany and his subsequent rise as a modern media star. It raises questions about whether or not it is acceptable to laugh about Hitler and about the appeal of neo-fascism in Germany, and elsewhere, today. Anastasiya Shchebet, lecturer of German, and Amanda Brian, associate professor of history, will provide context and discussion about these topics after the film.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Departments of History and Languages and Intercultural Competence

Free and open to the public.

Accessing Horry County: The Ethics of Transportation

Java Jabber

Accessing Horry County: The Ethics of Transportation

Thursday October 27

4:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

This panel discussion features Joe Kunkel, executive director of the nonprofit organization Neighbor to Neighbor; a representative of the Coast Regional Transportation Authority; CCU administrators; and students to discuss the availability and significance of transportation and its role in the life of our community. The panel focuses specifically on the importance of transportation for the well-being of Horry County residents.

Presented by: Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

CCU World Percussion Ensemble

CCU World Percussion Ensemble

Thursday October 27

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

CalypSamba, the internationally recognized CCU World Percussion Ensemble, presents an evening of diverse musical culture. The concert, featuring the acclaimed CCU Steel Pan Band, showcases many exciting styles of music from all over the world.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

The Hispanic Migration

American Studies Lecture Series: American Identities

The Hispanic Migration

Saturday October 29

10 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater

Yun Sil Jeon, associate professor of Spanish, and Marie Estelle Picouto, an intern at CCU's Edgar Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy, examine the stories of the Hispanic population now residing in this region, sorting out the facts and myths about this community. (An online course, AMST 306, is available as a complement to the four-part lecture series.)

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

Free and open to the public.

Historical Scholarship and Social Media

Historical Scholarship and Social Media

Monday October 31

5:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Professor Erik Kwakkel of Leiden University in the Netherlands, one of the world's leading scholars of Book and Digital Media Studies, discusses the use of social media (blogs, Twitter, Tumblr) in the popularization of advanced scholarship in the field of medieval manuscripts, modern technology, and the emergence of early European literature.

Presented by: Department of History and Digital Culture and Design

Free and open to the public.

Rashomon

Rashomon

Tuesday November 01

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

Rashomon (1950) has been described as "a riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice." In this film, four people testify with contradictory versions of a man's murder and the assault of his wife. Following the film, Anna Oldfield, associate professor of English, and Christian Smith, assistant professor of English, lead a discussion on the film's cinematic style and historical significance.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Department of English

Free and open to the public.

CCU Jazz Showcase

CCU Jazz Showcase

Tuesday November 01

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Jazz Ensemble, New Jazz Ensemble and the CCU Jazz Combos present an exciting evening of music, including surprise special guests performing contemporary and classic jazz repertoire. These groups will perform genres ranging from classic big band repertoire to bebop, hip-hop and contemporary R&B with various instrumentations, vocalists and soloists.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Wondering about Wonder: how to Empathize with the Universe

Philosopher's Corner

Wondering about Wonder: how to Empathize with the Universe

Thursday November 03

4:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

University of South Carolina associate professor of philosophy Matthew Kisner explores the concept of wonder. Wonder has been a subject of philosophical interest since the ancient Greeks. Although it was neglected for much of the 20th and 21st centuries, there has recently been a return to interest in wonder(ment) and associated emotions such as awe fascination. Kisner contributes to this revival by drawing attention to one of wonder's under-theorized aspects that is illuminated by an account of wonder as empathy with an imaginatively constructed perspective.

Presented by: Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

The World Goes 'Round

The World Goes 'Round

Thursday November 03 - Friday November 11

7:30 p.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater

A musical roller coaster revue of the highly touted Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning songwriting duo of John Kander and Fred Ebb, The World Goes 'Round covers their brilliant Broadway careers and draws from such hit shows as Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Funny Lady, Liza with a Z and Chicago. Featuring songs that live as American standards, the evening promises a dynamic musical journey with classics like "All That Jazz," "Maybe This Time" and "New York New York."

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$17(discounts available)

Food and African-American Identity

American Studies Lecture Series: American Identities

Food and African-American Identity

Saturday November 05

10 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center, Room 108

The way we produce and consume food speaks to our values, history and the complexity of our identities. Gillian Richards-Greaves, assistant professor of anthropology, examines the formation of community and identity within the African-American population, particularly in the South, through the lens of food. (An online course, AMST 306, is available as a complement to the four-part lecture series.)

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

Free and open to the public.

CCU Percussion Ensemble

CCU Percussion Ensemble

Monday November 07

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

The Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble presents a concert of works for percussion. This exciting, high-energy ensemble performs a wide array of literature, including arrangements of classical symphonies, rock music, Latin jazz, electronic music and cutting-edge contemporary works for percussion.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Senn

Senn

Wednesday November 09

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

Senn is a cerebral science-fiction feature written and produced by Josh Feldman and Britton Watkins. The film is about a lowly line worker on Pyom, a world forgotten even by the corporation that owns it. Strange phenomena begin to threaten his job, relationships and existence. Join San Francisco-based movie-makers Feldman and Watkins and learn how they create movies outside the Hollywood mainstream. See excerpts from their feature-length projects Senn and Conlanging, and hear them discuss how they use their background and skills to make movies with blockbuster production values on humble budgets.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

Election Reflection 2016

Election Reflection 2016

Wednesday November 09

5:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Professors from the Department of Politics analyze and discuss the results of November's presidential election in a post-election forum. The audience is invited to participate in a Q&A session following the forum.

Presented by: Department of Politics

Free and open to the public.

A Poetry Reading by Johnathan Fink

Words to Say It

A Poetry Reading by Johnathan Fink

Thursday November 10

5:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

Johnathan Fink reads from his works, which include The Crossing and a book of sonnets, Barbarossa: The German Invasion of the Soviet Union and the Siege of Leningrad. Fink is associate professor and director of creative writing at the University of West Florida, and his poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, New England Review, The Southern Review and Virginia Quarterly Review. He has received the Editors' Prize in Poetry from The Missouri Review and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Emory University.

Presented by: Department of English

Free and open to the public.

University Orchestra and Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra

University Orchestra and Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra

Thursday November 10

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

Members of the Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra and CCU's University Orchestra combine to present "Music through the Ages," a concert of classic orchestral repertoire that will take listeners on an historical journey in music, from the Renaissance to the 20th century. This performance will feature music of Gabrielli, Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Copland, Ives and more.

Presented by: Department of Music and The Long Bay Symphony

$10(discounts available)

For ticket information, call the Long Bay Symphony at 843-448-8379.

Bringing It All Home

American Studies Lecture Series: American Identities

Bringing It All Home

Saturday November 12

10 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center, Room 108

Eldred "Wink" Prince Jr., professor of history and director of the Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies, delivers the last lecture of this series, giving a historical perspective of migration to this area and the Southern identities that have emerged as a result. (An online course, AMST 306, is available as a complement to the four-part lecture series.)

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

Free and open to the public.

Cabaret

Cabaret

Tuesday November 15

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

In this classic film, it's 1931 in Berlin when the English professor Brian Roberts rents a room at the boarding house where the promiscuous American performer and cabaret singer Sally Bowles lives. They soon become lovers, but when Sally meets the very wealthy Baron Maximilian von Heune, both Sally and Brian are seduced by the baron. Meanwhile, the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Department of Theatre

Free and open to the public.

Symphonic Band and Coastal Winds: Fall Back Concert

Symphonic Band and Coastal Winds: Fall Back Concert

Tuesday November 15

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal Carolina University's Symphonic Band and Coastal Winds Ensemble present their annual fall concert, featuring band works from the turn-of-the-century and early 20th century. Composers include Camille Saint-Sans, Michael Glinka (transcribed for band by Mark Hindsley), Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

Second Stage Series

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

Tuesday November 15 - Wednesday November 16

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Theatre

This contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's masterful classic examines the tragic beauty of provincial life -- full of love, loss and the cracks in between. After the death of their father, spinster schoolteacher Olga, unhappily married Masha and idealistic Irina suffocate in a provincial Russian town, longing for the sparkling city of their childhood. Financial woes, drunken soldiers and a domineering sister-in-law force the household to confront the rift between personal desires and harsh, everyday realities.

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$7(discounts available)

How to Foster a Healthy, Diverse and Inclusive Spiritual Life at CCU

Tea & Ethics

How to Foster a Healthy, Diverse and Inclusive Spiritual Life at CCU

Thursday November 17

4:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium

During this panel discussion, representatives of the CCU Chaplain's Council, together with faculty members and students, discuss the role that interfaith services and spiritual counseling should play in university life. CCU has a long tradition of incorporating nondenominational and interfaith prayers into public ceremonies, and the Edwards College has a new chaplain's council as well as denominational and humanist student groups. This event explores the extent to which such traditions meet the spiritual needs of today's students.

Presented by: Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Indochine

War & Society Film Series

Indochine

Tuesday November 29

5 p.m. | The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

This story is set in 1930 at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. An unmarried French woman, who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was her own daughter. She and her daughter both fall in love with a young French navy officer, which changes both their lives significantly. At the conclusion of the film, CCU Professor of History Philip Whalen provides the historical context and leads a discussion on postcolonial identity, nationalism and decolonization.

Presented by: Edwards College Film Series and Department of History

Free and open to the public.

Fall Choral and Holiday Concert

Fall Choral and Holiday Concert

Tuesday November 29

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Concert and Chamber Choirs, under the direction of Terri Sinclair, and the CCU Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Daniel Hull, present the 17th Annual Holiday Concert. The program will offer a mix of classical and seasonal selections including familiar holiday songs, Christmas carols and even an audience sing-a-long.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

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