Requisite Beguilement

Requisite Beguilement

Tuesday February 28 - Friday March 31

9am-5pm | Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Liz Miller’s mixed media installations re-contextualize simplified shapes, signs and symbols from disparate historical and contemporary imagery to create abstract fictions. Miller’s use of felt, foam and other tactile materials further complicates questions of source, masking the identity of forms while allowing them to inhabit both sculptural and two-dimensional space.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

A Night of Latin Jazz with the Batuque Trio

A Night of Latin Jazz with the Batuque Trio

Wednesday March 01

7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

Featuring batuquê, the Afro-Brazilian drumming and dance form, the Batuquê Trio -- Jamaal Baptiste, Natalie Boeyink and Andy Smith -- blends many Latin jazz styles, from the folkloric roots of Cuban and Brazilian music to contemporary trends in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Caribbean jazz. Pianist Baptiste grew up on the island of Aruba, a nexus for the music of the Americas and Europe. His instinctive feel and musicianship delight listeners and dancers alike. Boeyink is an accomplished bassist, violinist, pianist, composer and educator who has worked primarily in jazz and Latin idioms. She is currently on the jazz faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Smith’s dynamic drumming style has been honed in Ghana, West Africa, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and nearly every state in the continental United States. Smith is currently the director of percussion studies at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Presented by: Department of Music and Multicutlural Student Services and Women's Gender Studies

$7 (discounts available)

Requisite Beguilement (Public Lecture)

Requisite Beguilement (Public Lecture)

Thursday March 02

2:00 PM | Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Liz Miller’s mixed media installations re-contextualize simplified shapes, signs and symbols from disparate historical and contemporary imagery to create abstract fictions. Miller’s use of felt, foam and other tactile materials further complicates questions of source, masking the identity of forms while allowing them to inhabit both sculptural and two-dimensional space.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

Requisite Beguilement (Reception)

Requisite Beguilement (Reception)

Thursday, March 2

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

Liz Miller’s mixed media installations re-contextualize simplified shapes, signs and symbols from disparate historical and contemporary imagery to create abstract fictions. Miller’s use of felt, foam and other tactile materials further complicates questions of source, masking the identity of forms while allowing them to inhabit both sculptural and two-dimensional space.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Friday March 03

10:30 AM - 1 PM | Prince Lawn

Join Women’s and Gender Studies along with the Office of Multicultural Student Services in a celebration of women in advance of International Women’s Day (March 8) with an assortment of tables, booths, information and offerings.

Presented by: Multicultural Student Services and Women's Gender Studies

Free and open to the public.

Isn't It Romantic?

Isn't It Romantic?

Monday March 13

7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

This ninth annual event features the CCU concert and chamber choirs performing jazz classics, as in years past, but this year’s program also includes a broader spectrum of styles, including musical theatre, popular numbers and art song, under the direction of Terri Sinclair, CCU associate professor of music and director of choral activities. Dan O’Reilly, CCU lecturer of music, will join the choirs on saxophone, and CCU music faculty member Steve Martinez will perform on bass. Mainstream choral selections include “Set Me as a Seal” by Richard Nance, with French horn accompaniment, and works from the Brahms Liebeslieder (Love Song) waltzes; contemporary and jazz selections include “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper and “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds, with arrangement by Kerry Marsh.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7 (discounts available)

Art Auction

Art Auction

Tuesday March 14

4:00 PM | Litchfield Education Center

This event opens with a social hour during which participants may view an array of artwork created by students in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Media include acrylic, oil and watercolor painting in addition to drawing, batik, photography, block printing, quilting, Japanese print rubbing and glass mosaic. Individual pieces will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Proceeds benefit OLLI classes and programming.

Presented by: Academic and Community Outreach

$10 (discounts available)

Prisoner of the Mountains

International Film Series: Crossing Borders

Prisoner of the Mountains

Tuesday March 14

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

Sergei Bodrov’s 1996 film, an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1872 novella “The Prisoner in the Caucasus,” explores the conflict between Russian soldiers and their Chechen captors. The film was shot on location, not far from the ongoing First Chechen War, in which Russian forces sought to assert control over the mountainous regions of Chechnya. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, it received high praise from many critics. Nataliya Alekseyenko, faculty member in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, leads a discussion following the screening of the film, which is in Russian with English subtitles.

Presented by: Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies

Free and open to the public.

Musical Celebration of Women's History Month

Musical Celebration of Women's History Month

Tuesday March 14

7:30 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

Faculty and students of the CCU Department of Music celebrate the musical talents of female composers from around the world. Featured numbers include Patti Edwards, CCU associate professor of music, performing a 1644 aria by Barbara Strozzi, an Italian composer from the Baroque era; Steven Martinez, CCU music faculty member, performing “Pantomime” by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, on solo double bass with piano accompaniment; Amy Tully, CCU associate professor of music and associate dean of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, performing Cecile Chaminade’s “Concertino” on flute; Jill Trinka, CCU professor of music, performing pieces by Jean Ritchie on dulcimer; and Tim Fischer directing the CCU Jazz Combo as they perform a student arrangement of a piece by Grammy-winning jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7 (discounts available)

The Ethics of Buddhism

Tea & Ethics

The Ethics of Buddhism

Thursday March 16

4:30 PM | Wall Boardroom, Room 222

Ron Green, CCU professor of philosophy and religious studies who specializes in socially engaged Buddhism, explores questions related to Buddhism and morality in this public lecture. What does Buddhism tell us about our moral obligations? How should we eat? How should we act? How does a Buddhistic approach to ethics different from that of other world religions?

Presented by: The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Out of Context, In Your Heart: Some Thoughts on Narratology of the Moment

Master of Arts in Writing Visiting Scholar

Out of Context, In Your Heart: Some Thoughts on Narratology of the Moment

Thursday March 16

6:00 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

Narrative theorist Peter Rabinowitz, professor of comparative literature at Hamilton College, examines many readers’ tendencies to return to a favorite passage in a novel again and again. Because a traditional academic approach insists on the priority of the whole and considers passages only in terms of the work’s larger structure, readers treat their delight in smaller excerpts as guilty pleasures to be enjoyed in secret, not as an experience worthy of serious analysis. Rabinowitz attempts to liberate the reader and the beloved passages by explaining why certain narrative moments affect us the way they do, exploring what he calls “narrative flavor.”

Presented by: Department of English

Free and open to the public.

West Beirut

War & Society Film Series

West Beirut

Tuesday March 21

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

This 1998 Lebanese drama is set in 1975 as Beirut is split into two factions in the war between the Christian militia and Lebanese Muslims. Teenager Tarek’s parents fight over whether to stay or go, while he journeys through the ruins of the city on excursions with his friends Omas and May, a young Christian girl. Together they film the scenes of destruction on a Super-8 camera, learning much about life along the way. Following the screening, Samih Baalbaki, a native and former resident of Beirut, provides the historical and political context for the film, along with his own personal experiences, and leads a discussion on Lebanon, Beirut and the Lebanese civil war.

Presented by: Department of History

Free and open to the public.

Second Annual CCU Jazz Festival

Second Annual CCU Jazz Festival

Tuesday March 21 - Wednesday March 22

7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

The second annual CCU Jazz Festival is a two-day event featuring performances by CCU student and faculty ensembles as well as guest artists. The first night includes the CCU Jazz Ensemble, a competitive flagship 17-piece ensemble featuring traditional big band instrumentation and directed by Matthew White, CCU assistant professor of music; the CCU New Jazz Ensemble, a large ensemble ranging from a vocal group to full big band instrumentation and directed by Chris Connolly, CCU lecturer of music; and guest artists Evan Cobb on saxophone, Eric Thompson on drums, Victor Provost on pan drums, and CCU artist-in-residence Steve Bailey on bass guitar. The second evening’s performance features the CCU Jazz Combo and faculty performers as well as Cobb, Thompson, Provost and Bailey. Cobb is a Nashville-based musician who has performed with Steven Tyler, Dr. John and Aretha Franklin. Thompson is an Iowa-based drummer who has performed with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez and Carmen Bradford. Provost is a Washington, D.C.-based drummer who tours with Paquito D’Rivera and the Grammy award-winning Afro Bop Alliance. Bailey, noted for his pioneering work with the six-string fretless bass, is chair of the bass department at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Presented by: Department of Music

$17 (discounts available)

The State of Women in South Carolina: A Presentation of Findings by the Center of Women, Charleston

The State of Women in South Carolina: A Presentation of Findings by the Center of Women, Charleston

Wednesday March 22

4:00 PM | Johnson Auditorium (WALL 116)

The Center for Women in Charleston has collected extensive data on the state of women in South Carolina and presents key findings of its report, which demonstrates that equality for women would result in significant benefits to the state’s economy. The presentation offers a comprehensive examination of four central areas of focus: leadership, health and safety, economic security and education.

Presented by: Multicultural Student Services and Women's and Gender Studies

Free and open to the public.

CalypSamba Spring Concert with Victor Provost

CalypSamba Spring Concert with Victor Provost

Thursday March 23

7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU World Percussion Ensemble shares the stage with world-renowned steel pan (steel drum) artist Victor Provost, whom Jazz Times Magazine called “a vigorous and dazzling soloist.” With a strong foundation in bebop, a contemporary sensibility and deep roots in Caribbean music, Provost works in a wide range of genres and musical styles. In addition to leading his own group, Provost is a member of the Grammy award-winning Afro Bop Alliance and tours with NEA Jazz Master and Paquito D’Rivera. He has performed and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masakela, Joe Locke, Nicholas Payton, Terell Stafford and Dave Samuels.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7 (discounts available)

Alfred Hitchcock: Image Maker

American Studies Lecture Series: Images and Icons of America

Alfred Hitchcock: Image Maker

Saturday March 25

10:00 AM | Myrtle Beach Education Center

Matthew Bell, CCU faculty member in visual arts, explores the skill with which Hitchcock balanced the demands of the commercial and the personal in his films. By looking at a variety of examples, from Hitchcock’s early British thrillers of the 1930s, to his days fighting with the Hollywood power structure in the 1940s, and finally his heyday of accomplishment during the late 1950s and early 1960s, Bell explains how Hitchcock became the embodiment of the 20th century “amateur” filmmaker.

A coffee social will be held 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.

Louisiana Outsiders

Louisiana Outsiders

Saturday March 25

7:30 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

Cajun and zydeco music preside over this dynamic performance that includes Louisiana native Steve Conn on guitar and violin, Cajun musician Sam Broussard on guitar and vocals and CCU professor of music David Bankston on vocals. Conn has worked with musical legends Bonnie Rait, Mark Knopfler and the Dixie Chicks and was a founding musical director for National Public Radio’s variety show “eTown.” Broussard plays guitar with the Cajun band Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys and has released two solo albums: “Veins” (2010) and “Geeks” (2000). His latest collaboration with Barry Jean Ancelet on “Broken Promise Land” earned a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Regional Roots Music Album. Bankston, also a Louisiana native, has performed extensively in opera and musical theater and has produced two CDs of original recordings.

Presented by: Department of Music

$17 (discounts available)

Crash

Communication Movie Night

Crash

Tuesday March 28

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

Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle star in this 2004 drama about racial and social tensions that boil over following a carjacking outside a video store in Los Angeles. Following the screening, faculty members from the Department of Communication, Media and Culture Andrea Bergstrom and Deborah Breede lead a discussion about the film’s themes of communication, race and interpersonal relationships.

Presented by: Department of Communication, Media, and Culture

Free and open to the public.

Equality as an Ideal

Visiting Ethics

Equality as an Ideal

Thursday March 30

4:30 PM | Wall Boardroom, Room 222

Mark LeBar, professor of philosophy at Florida State University and author of “Equality and Public Policy” and “The Value of Living Well,” explores how equality, or the lack of it – inequality – has played an outsized role in recent political discourse. Equality is not new as a political ideal, but there are many forms of equality, and the ones of recent interest are comparatively new. Individuals have to choose between ideas of equality; we cannot have them all. Which deserve our allegiance? Are there forms of equality that are perhaps best forgotten?

Presented by: The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values

Free and open to the public.

Creative Nonfiction Reading by Elena Passarello

Words to Say It

Creative Nonfiction Reading by Elena Passarello

Thursday March 30

5:30 PM | Johnson Auditorium

Passarello, recipient of the 2015 Whiting Award in nonfiction, reads from her works. Her essays have recently appeared in the Oxford American, Creative Nonfiction, Virginia Quarterly Review and the Iowa Review. Her first essay collection, “Let Me Clear My Throat,” won the gold medal at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her upcoming collection, “Animals Strike Curious Poses,” will be published this year. Passarello serves on the board of the NonfictionNow conference, co-edits West Virginia University Press’ “In Place” series, is nonfiction editor of Iron Horse Review and teaches at Oregon State University.

Presented by: Department of English

Free and open to the public.

Big Love

Big Love

Thursday March 30 - Saturday April 01

7:30 PM | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater (79th Avenue)

An ancient tragedy reconceived, Charles Mee’s “Big Love” is not about little things. This comedic, gymnastic, sensual, shocking, redemptive story follows one of 50 sisters who takes refuge in a sumptuous Italian villa to escape marriage contracts. More sisters follow, and jilted grooms eventually arrive via helicopter armed for the marriage war. What unfolds is a surprisingly astonishing adventure, part circus and part love story, that bravely traverses the expansive terrain of fable, myth, MGM musical and, yes, Greek tragedy. New York City-based guest artist Matthew Earnest, who has been noted in the New York Times for his “spare eloquent work,” directs the production.

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$17 (discounts available)

African-American Music Through the Years

African-American Music Through the Years

Friday March 31

6:00 PM | Wheelwright Auditorium

CCU students come together to celebrate the history and music of African-Americans through a musical timeline, directed by Franklin Ellis, CCU assistant director for Multicultural Student Services. The program includes two numbers per decade spanning the 1930s through today including dance, vocal and musical performances. Performers include CCU students Jasmine Cable, Alaetra Corley and Kenneth Jackson on vocals; Bobo Fergusen on saxophone; and the Teal Temptation dance club.

Presented by: Multicultural Student Services

Free and open to the public. (ticket required)

American Pop Art

American Studies Lecture Series: Images and Icons of America

American Pop Art

Saturday April 01

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

Originating in the United Kingdom as a critique of American consumer culture, the best-known pop art in the U.S., in contrast, celebrated popular culture. But other forms of U.S. pop critiqued consumerism as well as American ideologies. Elizabeth Howie, CCU associate professor of visual arts, discusses the emergence of pop in the U.K., considering the work of Richard Hamilton, and then moves to the U.S. to examine the work of New York pop artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist and West Coast pop artists Ed Kienholz and Ed Ruscha.

A coffee social will be held before the event 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.

American Music for Trombone

American Music for Trombone

Sunday April 02

4:00 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

Chris Connolly, CCU lecturer of music, performs a concert of American music on trombone. The program features Eric Ewazen’s “Palmetto Suite,” a musical portrait of the South Carolina Lowcountry written for Boston Symphony principal trombonist Ronald Barron, as well as compositions by Richard Peaslee, Astor Piazzolla and Arthur Pryor, and two new compositions by CCU faculty members Andrew Fowler and Donald Sloan.

Presented by: Department of Music

$7 (discounts available)

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 acoustic and Myrick on electric, 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)

Big Love

Big Love

Wednesday April 05 - Saturday April 08

7:30 PM | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater (79th Avenue)

An ancient tragedy reconceived, Charles Mee’s “Big Love” is not about little things. This comedic, gymnastic, sensual, shocking, redemptive story follows one of 50 sisters who takes refuge in a sumptuous Italian villa to escape marriage contracts. More sisters follow, and jilted grooms eventually arrive via helicopter armed for the marriage war. What unfolds is a surprisingly astonishing adventure, part circus and part love story, that bravely traverses the expansive terrain of fable, myth, MGM musical and, yes, Greek tragedy. New York City-based guest artist Matthew Earnest, who has been noted in the New York Times for his “spare eloquent work,” directs the production.

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$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

Thursday April 06

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)

Big Love

Big Love

Saturday April 08

3:00 PM | Myrtle Beach Education Center Theater (79th Avenue)

An ancient tragedy reconceived, Charles Mee’s “Big Love” is not about little things. This comedic, gymnastic, sensual, shocking, redemptive story follows one of 50 sisters who takes refuge in a sumptuous Italian villa to escape marriage contracts. More sisters follow, and jilted grooms eventually arrive via helicopter armed for the marriage war. What unfolds is a surprisingly astonishing adventure, part circus and part love story, that bravely traverses the expansive terrain of fable, myth, MGM musical and, yes, Greek tragedy. New York City-based guest artist Matthew Earnest, who has been noted in the New York Times for his “spare eloquent work,” directs the production.

Presented by: Department of Theatre

$17 (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

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 | 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

5:00 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 “Counting the Sands: Sandy Island,” on how a small 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

Saturday April 22

7:30 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

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

Sunday April 23

3:00 PM | Edwards Recital Hall

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)

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.

Portfolios II: Senior Exhibition Studio Art (Gallery Reception)

Portfolios II: Senior Exhibition Studio Art (Gallery Reception)

Thursday May 04

4:30 PM - 6:30 | 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.

Rachel K. Garceau Solo Exhibition

Rachel K. Garceau Solo Exhibition

Monday May 22 - Friday June 30

9 AM - 5 PM | Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Garceau is a mold maker who works largely in slip cast porcelain and enjoys harnessing the power of the multiple. By arranging like objects in space, she suggests relationships among absent people – for example, by the height and tilt of umbrellas or the positioning of pairs of shoes scattered on the floor. As a storyteller, Garceau draws inspiration from her environments and her personal history.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

Rachel K. Garceau Solo Exhibition (Gallery Reception)

Rachel K. Garceau Solo Exhibition (Gallery Reception)

Monday May 22

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

Garceau is a mold maker who works largely in slip cast porcelain and enjoys harnessing the power of the multiple. By arranging like objects in space, she suggests relationships among absent people – for example, by the height and tilt of umbrellas or the positioning of pairs of shoes scattered on the floor. As a storyteller, Garceau draws inspiration from her environments and her personal history.

Presented by: Department of Visual Arts

Free and open to the public.

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