The World Goes 'Round

The World Goes 'Round

Wednesday, November 9 – Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 - Friday, November 18, 7:40 p.m.

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)

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 Student 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. | First United Methodist Church of Conway

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)

Portfolios: Senior Exhibition

Portfolios: Senior Exhibition

Monday December 05 - Sunday December 17

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Featuring works by graduating seniors with degrees in studio art and graphic design, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study and features projects completed during their theses. This work from the next generation of artists showcases exploration in techniques, forms and media.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gallery reception: Thursday, Dec. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

Playing for Hope: A Musical Fundraiser to Assist Our Neighbors in Need

Playing for Hope: A Musical Fundraiser to Assist Our Neighbors in Need

Monday December 05

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

This benefit concert fuels recovery efforts for local and international groups facing adversity resulting from Hurricane Matthew. All proceeds and donated goods will aid those in South Carolina, North Carolina and Haiti who continue to confront hurricane-related hardship.

The concert will feature CCU music students and faculty in solo, chamber and ensemble performances.

Co-sponsored by CCU's collegiate chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the concert offers both an evening of music and an opportunity to contribute to relief efforts for neighbors on a regional and global scale.

Presented by: Department of Music

Free and open to the public. (ticket required)

Acoustic Songbook

Guitar Series I

Acoustic Songbook

Tuesday December 06

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

This concert features the new student ensemble Acoustic Songbook, directed by David Bankston. The group performs "unplugged" versions of popular songs from a variety of genres, including folk, Americana, jazz, musical theater, musical film and the British Invasion.

Bankston is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and professor of music at CCU. He has performed extensively in opera and music theater, singing leading roles with the Houston Grand Opera, Washington Opera and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Matt White and Tim Fischer Jazz Quintet, featuring the Michael Feinberg Trio

Matt White and Tim Fischer Jazz Quintet, featuring the Michael Feinberg Trio

Tuesday January 10

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

CCU assistant professors of music Matthew White and Timothy Fischer present an evening of original music and jazz standards, accompanied by the New York City-based Michael Feinberg Trio, coinciding with the trio's January tour of the Southeast. The Michael Feinberg Trio features Feinberg on bass, saxophonist Noah Preminger and percussionist Ian Froman. The three have all appeared on numerous critically acclaimed albums and are first-call musicians in New York.

Presented by: Department of Music

$17(discounts available)

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Thursday January 12

7 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

The University community partakes in a celebration commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of unity and inclusion. This inspirational program includes a lecture and a performance by Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors, CCU's gospel choir.

Presented by: Multicultural Student Services

Free and open to the public. (ticket required)

ChangYong Shin

Piano Series I

ChangYong Shin

Saturday January 14

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Internationally acclaimed pianist ChangYong Shin, 21, performs a concert of standard literature as the first event in the CCU Guest Artist Piano Series for the spring 2017 season. Shin has won multiple international competitions over the past decade, including the prestigious 2016 Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the Kookmin Ilbo & Hansei University Music Competition (2005). He earned his bachelor of music from the esteemed Curtis Institute of Music in May 2016 and will continue to The Juilliard School in New York for a master's program, for which he was awarded a full scholarship. His 2016-17 season includes performances in Paris, Prague, Seoul and London.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Dez Cordas

Dez Cordas

Tuesday January 17

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Dez Cordas features double bassist Craig Butterfield and guitarist Matthew Slotkin performing an eclectic mix of musical styles from tango to jazz to baroque. Both musicians are classically trained yet display diverse musical roots in arrangements by composers including Astor Piazzolla, Chick Corea and B??la Bart?_k, as well as new compositions written for the duo by leading contemporary composers. As a chamber duo, Dez Cordas shares melodic material without relegating one member to a specific role, resulting in an orchestral sound produced from just two instruments.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Pan's Labyrinth/El laberinto del fauno

International Film Series: Crossing Borders

Pan's Labyrinth/El laberinto del fauno

Tuesday January 17

5 p.m. | The Coastal Student Theatre
Lib Jackson Student

Guillermo Del Toro's 2006 film crosses the border between fantasy and reality as it tells a story of Spain after the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of a young girl. The film screening allows the audience to understand the history and culture of Spain in the 1940s postwar period for those on both sides of the battle. Alejandro Munoz-Garces, CCU assistant professor of languages and intercultural studies, and Jorge Perez, CCU associate professor of languages and intercultural studies, present a panel discussion to provide historical context for the film following the screening. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Presented by: Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies

Free and open to the public.

Adrian Rhodes:

Adrian Rhodes: "Swarm"

Tuesday January 17 - Friday February 17

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Adrian Rhodes' work explores the idea of generational memory and reflects a sense of nostalgia and yearning. Printmaking forms the core of her mixed media process, and by incorporating her printed material into larger pieces, Rhodes examines recurring imagery that becomes a personal iconography. Bees, hexagons, sky charts, navigational imagery, DNA, moths and strings all hold specific meaning within her work.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Gallery reception: Thursday, Jan. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Presented by: Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Free and open to the public.

Spectrum II

Spectrum II

Thursday January 19

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

As an inclusive part of the three-day Honor Band and Scholarship Festival, Spectrum II showcases the department's student ensembles, including the CCU Jazz Ensemble, CCU World Percussion Ensemble, the CCU Symphonic Band and the Chanticleer Basketball Pep Band. Chamber ensembles include the CCU Saxophone Ensemble, the CCU Low Brass Ensemble and CCU Jazz Combos.

Music selections for the Spectrum II concert are taken from a wide variety of repertoire and showcase the talent and artistry of the CCU performance programs.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

CCU Honor Band and Scholarship Festival Concert

CCU Honor Band and Scholarship Festival Concert

Friday January 20

7:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Honor Band and Scholarship Festival attracts the most talented student musicians from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, who come together for intensive three-day clinics/rehearsals with CCU faculty and students that culminate in a final concert on Friday evening. T. Andre Feagin, assistant professor of music, will serve as the conductor of the festival's honor band, and master teacher and conductor Don T. Haynes Jr. of Austin, Texas, will serve as the conductor for the Coastal Honor Band.

Feagin is assistant professor of music at CCU, where he serves as director of Athletic Bands and oversees the musical direction, administration and presentations of the Chanticleer Regiment and Chanticleer Basketball Pep Band. He also teaches applied clarinet and courses in commercial music.

Haynes served as director of bands at LBJ High School of Austin, Texas, for 39 years, where he was awarded the prestigious statewide Denius Award in 1994, presented to Texas'

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Gospel Sing Out

Pat Singleton-Young Scholarship

Gospel Sing Out

Sunday January 22

4:30 p.m. | Wheelwright Auditorium

This annual event has been recently renamed to honor Pat Singleton-Young, director of CCU Multicultural Student Services, whose energy and vision within the University has spanned decades. The concert has also been recast as a scholarship fundraising opportunity for Multicultural Student Services. Featuring the University's premier gospel choir, CCU Inspirational Ambassadors, joined by other university choirs from around the state as well as local church choirs, the Gospel Sing Out offers an inspirational and meaningful musical experience.

Presented by: Multicultural Student Services

Free and open to the public. (ticket required)

The Lost Battalion

War & Society Film Series

The Lost Battalion

Tuesday January 24

5 p.m. | The Coastal Student Theatre
Lib Jackson Student

This fact-based war drama begins on Oct. 2, 1918, when an American battalion of more than 500 men becomes trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest during the closing weeks of World War I. Surrounded by German troops and without water, food or reserve ammunition, they endure constant assaults and bombardment as they struggle to survive. This film will educate viewers on the U.S. involvement in World War I and its impact on U.S. society. Eldred "Wink" Prince, CCU professor of history, leads a discussion after the screening to provide an historical context for the film.

Presented by: Department of History

Free and open to the public.

Race in the Classroom

Tea & Ethics

Race in the Classroom

Thursday January 26

4:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium
Wall 116

This panel discussion features faculty members Christian Smith and Emma Howes, assistant professors of English, exploring how CCU students and faculty members experience and handle questions about race in their day-to-day classroom interactions. Questions to be covered include the following: Is today's classroom a post-racial realm in which students are treated equally no matter who they are? Do students and faculty members feel comfortable sharing their experiences of race in the classroom? What pedagogical strategies can help create a learning environment in which students and faculty members can explore questions or race and identity freely?

Presented by: The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Putting It Together: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim

Putting It Together: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim

Monday January 30

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim is known for the remarkable range of music he has created, including "Company" and "Into the Woods." His work has ben transformational, weaving sophisticated lyrics with complex musical structures that are both beautiful and evocative. The voice students of Jeffrey Jones will present a musical review of Sondheim's most memorable songs.

Jones, CCU associate professor of music, has performed with Arizona Opera, Atlanta Opera, Chattanooga Symphony, Durango Choral Society, the Music in the Mountains Festival, the Phoenix Chorale, Piccolo Spoleto Festival and the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. As a member of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, he participated in three recordings for Telarc Records and performed in two concerts at Carnegie Hall with Robert Shaw.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Life is Beautiful/La vita e bella

International Film Series: Crossing Borders

Life is Beautiful/La vita e bella

Tuesday January 31

5 p.m. | The Coastal Student Theatre
Lib Jackson Student

Roberto Benigni's 1997 film pushes the comic genre to its limits as it depicts a father's attempts to protect his son from the reality of the Holocaust. Suspense builds as viewers wonder whether the father can pull off this deception. The film is in Italian with English subtitles and is followed by a discussion with Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies faculty member Cara Pounds and department chair Gary Schmidt.

Presented by: Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies

Free and open to the public.

Great Decisions in Foreign Policy Lecture Series

Great Decisions in Foreign Policy Lecture Series

Saturday February 04 - Saturday February 25

10 a.m. | Myrtle Beach Education Center, 79th Avenue Theatre

The Great Decisions program is designed to offer discussion, debate and information about international affairs, national security and U.S. foreign policy. Great Decisions is the oldest and largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind in the country, and audience members will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges the United States faces in the world today. Lecture topics include "The Future of Europe," "Trade and Policies," "Conflict in the South China Sea" and "Nuclear Proliferation."

An online course in American Studies (AMST 302/502) is available as a complement to the four-part lecture series. A coffee social will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Presented by: Edgar Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Department of Politics

Free and open to the public.

Paolo Andre Gualdi

Piano Series I

Paolo Andre Gualdi

Sunday February 05

4 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

Italian pianist Paolo Andre Gualdi performs the second concert in the CCU Guest Artist Piano Series for the spring 2017 season. Gualdi began studying piano with his father at the age of 5 and continued at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. His prolific career includes recitals in Italy, the United Kingdom, France and Brazil, and his performances have been featured on radio broadcasts with the BBC, NPR and Radio Vaticana. He earned a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a doctorate of musical arts at the University of Georgia.He is currently an associate professor of music at Francis Marion University.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

La Rafle (The Roundup)

War & Society Film Series

La Rafle (The Roundup)

Tuesday February 07

5 p.m. | The Coastal Student Theatre
Lib Jackson Student

In July 1942, French authorities who were Nazi accomplices carried out an extensive raid of Jews in greater Paris, resulting in the arrest of more than 13,000 people, including 4,000 children. "La Rafle" (2010) is based on the true story of a young Jewish boy involved in the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup. This film allows the audience to better understand the impacts of World War II on France and its role in the Holocaust. Philip Whalen, CCU professor of history, leads a discussion following the screening to provide historical context for the film.

Presented by: Department of History

Free and open to the public.

Guitar Studio Recital

Guitar Series I

Guitar Studio Recital

Tuesday February 07

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

This performance, showcasing guitar students from the studio of Daniel Hull, features solo and ensemble performances of music from the Renaissance period through the 21st century. This recital also includes an appearance by the Coastal Carolina Guitar Quartet.

Daniel Hull is a lecturer in music at CCU. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from Illinois State University, where he studied with Douglas Rubio. He earned a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Guitar Performance from the Eastman School of Music while studying with Nicholas Goluses.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7(discounts available)

Ethical Issues in the Middle East

Java Jabber

Ethical Issues in the Middle East

Thursday February 09

4:30 p.m. | Johnson Auditorium
Wall 116

This discussion features reflections from Samih Baalbaki, instructor for the CCU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, about the status of ISIS based on his personal insights on the Middle East. Baalbaki was born and raised in Lebanon and spent 17 years in the Middle East before retiring to America in 2012. During his time in the region, he gained insight into the Middle East through his observations of the social and religious aspects of day-to-day life. Questions covered include: Has ISIS been defeated? Is it realistic to expect a military victory over ISIS? What role will ISIS play in the Middle East if it no longer controls territory?

Presented by: The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Agrarian Ethics: Perspectives and Prospects

Agrarian Ethics: Perspectives and Prospects

Wednesday February 15

4 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

This event brings together an interdisciplinary panel of professors to discuss how their respective fields address issues in agrarian ethics. The conversation is intended to inspire the audience and the CCU community to inquire into the norms, values and practices associated with land cultivation, animal husbandry and global food distribution. It serves as an initial discussion to stimulate efforts to develop a better agrarian ethic benefiting CCU, surrounding communities and beyond.

Presented by: Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

University Orchestra/Long Bay Youth Symphony Concert

University Orchestra/Long Bay Youth Symphony Concert

Wednesday February 15

7:30 p.m. | Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center

This performance combines the talents of the CCU University Orchestra and the Long Bay Youth Symphony under the direction of Charles Jones Evans. The concert includes great symphonic classics for full orchestra, featuring works by Georges Bizet, Richard Wagner, Antonin Dvorak and more.
Evans is a faculty member in the Department of Music at CCU and is the music director/conductor of the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach. Evans' training has included a fellowship under eminent American composer/conductor Gunther Schuller at the Festival at Sandpoint, as well as a fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival.

Presented by: Department of Music

$10(discounts available)

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

Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

Thursday February 16 - Saturday February 25

Wheelwright Auditorium

As the first musical collaboration of theatrical duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, "Oklahoma!" tells the story of a headstrong pair who refuse to admit their mutual love.

Set against the backdrop of the Western territory at the turn of the century, "Oklahoma!" promises a night of romance, featuring classics like, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin,'" "The Surrey with the Fringe on the Top" and "People Will Say We're in Love.?

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$17(discounts available)

Persepolis

International Film Series: Crossing Borders

Persepolis

Tuesday February 21

5 p.m. | The Coastal Student Theatre
Lib Jackson Student

Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's animated feature narrates a young girl's coming of age after the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Based on Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, the story follows her across borders when she is sent to a French school in Vienna, Austria. The film highlights the universal nature of adolescence and similarities between the human experience in Iran and that of different parts of the world, and it is presented in French, Persian, German and English with English subtitles. Elaine Berard, faculty member in the languages and intercultural studies department, leads a discussion following the screening that provides historical context for the film.

Presented by: Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies

Free and open to the public.

Tom Conlon: Songs and Stories from a Road Less Traveled

Guitar Series I

Tom Conlon: Songs and Stories from a Road Less Traveled

Thursday February 23

7:30 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

A true modern-day troubadour, New York-based guitarist Tom Conlon tours internationally, endearing himself to audiences with mesmerizing songs and spoken word. Since his 1996 debut "Soil Out of Sand," Conlon has been performing his distinct blend of rich poetic lyricism, elegant guitar work and an intensely personal delivery.

Presented by: Department of Music

$17(discounts available)

Can Virtue Be Taught? Is Character Education Possible?

Tea & Ethics

Can Virtue Be Taught? Is Character Education Possible?

Thursday February 23

5 p.m. | Edwards Recital Hall

This panel discussion, involving students, faculty members and guest speaker CCU Trustee Oran Smith, explores the role that character education should play in today's educational institutions. Starting from elementary school through high school to college, educators are attempting through various means and programs to teach honesty, integrity, compassion and conscientiousness. Questions covered include: Are these attempts to teach virtue really effective? Is it realistic to expect that teachers and programs will improve students' moral character?

Presented by: The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

The Counterfeiters

War & Society Film Series

The Counterfeiters

Tuesday February 28

5 p.m. | The Coastal Student Theatre
Lib Jackson Student

Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, "The Counterfeiters" tells the true story of Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics), a swindler who made a name for himself as Berlin's "King of the Counterfeiters." However, his life of women and easy money is cut short when he's arrested and placed in a Nazi concentration camp. With the German army on the verge of bankruptcy, Sorowitsch makes a sobering deal with his captors. Gary Schmidt, CCU professor of German and chair of the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, will lead a discussion following the screening.

Presented by: Department of History

Free and open to the public.

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