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Deborah Rockman is an artist, professor, and author of Drawing Essentials and the Art of Teaching Art. Her award-winning work in drawing, photomontage, mixed-media, and digital drawing has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues throughout the United States. Rockman’s socially conscience work explores relationships between the individual and contemporary culture.
Opening Reception: September 3, 4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Ronald Green, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Anthony, CCU alumnus
What does brain imaging and psychological testing tell us about the practice of mindfulness meditation. What is the technique for making positive brain changes? This forum focuses on the science supporting mindfulness practice and its benefits.Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Paul Peterson, Professor, Department of Politics & Geography at CCU
CCU Politics professor, Paul Peterson will examine what he argues is a long-lost, but important aspect of the American Constitution: the document’s hostility to the institution of slavery. This was something that was well known through most of the 19th and early 20th centuries. But it has now become part of the Constitution’s lost history.Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Frederick Wood, Associate Professor, Department of Politics & Geography at CCU
In this discussion, Frederick Wood, academic integrity officer of CCU will reflect on the challenges the faces in promoting academic integrity across campus. Many students come to college without a clear understanding of what constitutes plagiarism and cheating. Wood will discuss ways in which we can promote academic integrity more effectively. Reception to follow in anteroom.Admission: Free and Open to the Public
John Gibson, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy at The University of Louisville
There is a striking analogy between the terms we use to explain the nature of empathy and those we use to explain basic features of how we emotionally engage with art. In this talk we’ll explore the extent to which we can turn this analogy into a proper theory: can our experience of art, at least on occasion, be literally and non-trivially described as empathic? What must a work of art be if it can be a proper object of empathy? Reception to follow in rotunda.Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Dr. Julinna Oxley, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Does practicing yoga make you a better, more moral person? It seems that it does not. People who practice yoga are sometimes egotistical, vain, impatient, and competitive, even in the yoga classroom. In this discussion, Oxley will outline the virtues and morals that are especially important for yoga practitioners to take from their practice on the mat into their lives off the mat, using the idea of ‘yogic virtue.’ Just as the physical practice of yoga can accommodate a wide variety of personalities, aptitudes, and abilities, so can yogic ethics or morality.Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Michaela Pilar Brown’s work explores the body in a variety of contexts: age, gender, race and sexuality. Her captivating work exists in the strange space between reality, memory, and fantasy. She uses photography, performance art, painting and more to explore everything from cultural hierarchies related to beauty to the challenges of race and gender.
Opening Reception: Oct. 22, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Poetry Reading by Jim R. Rogers Oct. 19 – Oct. 23 Lackey Chapel Kimbel Library is celebrating National Friends of the Library Week with a poetry reading by Coastal Carolina University alumnus Jim R. Rogers. He will read from his collection of poetry Looking Around, which celebrates the unique messages in ordinary objects and events. Rogers captures the joy and sorrow in the everyday by simply “looking around.” Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Current Ethical Issues in the Middle East Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5 PM Johnson Auditorium Join Samih Baalbaki, an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CCU, to discuss contemporary political and ethical developments in a rapidly changing Middle East. The discussions are designed to help students and community members think about contemporary political and ethics issues in the Middle East in a larger historical and religious context. Participants will receive a “Java Buck” good for $1 off any Starbucks purchase in Kimbel Library. Reception to follow in anteroom. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
What are the Ontological Commitments of Evolutionary Biology? Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5 PM Lackey Chapel The topic for this session is whether evolutionary theory implies that there is a basic hierarchy in the way that things exist. Questions to be addressed in the session include: What are the ontological commitments of evolutionary biology? Do evolutionary theories imply ontological hierarchy? What difference does it make whether or not evolutionary theory is committed to a hierarchical ontology? The talk will include some history of ontologically hierarchical positions in philosophy and how the options for current interpretations of evolutionary theory fit with them...or not. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Music as Contemplative Practice Wednesday, Nov. 4, 5 PM Lackey Chapel
Patti Edwards, Department of Music
Many different types of music are used in contemplative practice such as yoga, massage, meditation and other religious services. Worship services use music to help congregants experience a receptive atmosphere or an atmosphere of praise and worship. A wide range of musical styles are used in local worship services ranging from traditional liturgical organ preludes to gospel singing, hymn singing and contemporary praise choruses led by a praise team. A panel of local church worship leaders will share their views on the value of music in contemplative practice.Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The Legacy of Malcolm X Wednesday, Nov. 4, 5 PM Johnson Auditorium
Jeffry Halverson, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
The man we know as Malcolm X was constantly reinventing himself. During the last year of his life (1964-1965), he entered into Sunni Islam, traveled the Middle East and Africa, debated at Oxford University, and shifted his view of the civil rights struggle in America to an international struggle for human rights. From his famous pilgrimage (Hajj) to the holy city of Mecca, the little known last year of Malcolm X's life was perhaps the most transformative of all. For more information, please visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter. Reception to follow in anteroom.Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Are All CCU Students Equal? Thursday, Nov. 12, 5 PM Johnson Auditorium A recent climate survey of Coastal Carolina University students indicates that some students experience socioeconomic discrimination. But what exactly is socioeconomic discrimination and how does it differ from other forms of discrimination? What role does it play in students’ day to day lives on campus? What can be done to eliminate it? These and other questions will be discussed by a panel of students and faculty members. Participants will receive a “Java Buck” good for $1 off any Starbucks purchase in Kimbel Library. For more information, please visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter. Reception to follow in anteroom. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
A Reading by Author Ron Rash Wednesday, Nov. 18, 5 PM Johnson Auditorium Ron Rash is one of the preeminent writers of the contemporary American South. A South Carolina native who was raised in the western North Carolina mountains, Rash, the author of The New York Times bestselling novel The Cove. He is also twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize and 2010 South Carolina Academy of Authors inductee, Rash is Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Studies at Western Carolina University. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Marisol Nov. 18 – Nov. 19, 7:30 PM Edwards Theatre There’s a war in heaven, God is dying, and He’s taking the universe with him. José Rivera’s 1993 Obie-Award-winning play, The story of a young woman from the Bronx Marisol is rich with the promise and the disappointments not only of life in New York, but of life itself — a life that seems to be mysteriously marked by the transcendent. Admission: $7Buy Tickets
Understanding Causation Fully Employed in Contemporary Philosophy? Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5 PM Lackey Chapel "The session will focus on exploring ways in which models of causation suggested by some chemical processes such as sublimation and neurotransmitic inhibition might be applied in the course of generating possible solutions to some philosophical puzzles. It will offer a description of the options for thinking about causation as well as the philosophical puzzles. The discussion will be framed by some history of connections between chemical models of causation and philosophical thought." Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Mindfulness for Coping with Stress and Preventing Depression Wednesday, Dec. 2, 5 PM Lackey Chapel With exam week upon us, CCU students, faculty, staff, and community may benefit from mindfulness for coping with stress and preventing depression prevention. Learn how to do so through this talk. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
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. Please join us to see the work of the next generation of artists from Coastal Carolina University!
Closing Reception: December 11, 4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - FridayAdmission: Free and Open to the Public