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The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Ethics & Religion

Ethical Dilemmas and the Life Stance of Humanism

  • Michael Werner, former president of the American Humanist Association
  • Monday, Feb. 3, 4:30 p.m.
  • Lackey Chapel

Micheal Werner, former president of the American Humanist Association, will discuss issues pertaining to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and humanism. He will address questions such as: What does is it mean to be a humanist today? What is the future of the UUA?

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Tea & Ethics

Sun Tzu's Art of War

  • Wednesday, Feb. 5, 4:30 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Military experts from Machiavelli to Mao Zedong and from Norman Schwarzkopf to Colin Powell use Sun Tzu’s principles in developing military strategy. Outside of the military context, Sun Tzu’s principles have been applied to office politics and corporate strategy and even to the world of sports. But what does Sun Tzu have to say to us? A panel of experts will explore the question.

Department of Theatre

Into the Woods

  • Musical by Steven Sondheim
  • Feb. 6-8, 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 12-14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 15, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Into the Woods is a Tony-award winning musical mashup of Brothers Grimm fairytales. Characters from Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk all make appearances in this fractured fairy tale.

The plot follows a baker and his wife who want to start a family but learn they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse. In their journey to break the curse, they get help from some familiar friends. Hailed as a “non-stop pleasure” by Time Magazine, Stephen Sondheim’s musically sophisticated and beloved masterpiece will certainly put a spell on you in this tale of what happens after “happily ever after.”

Department of Music

Food, Fun & Frivolity! A Jones Voice Studio Recital

  • Monday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

The voice studio of Jeffrey Jones will present its annual recital. This year’s theme: Food, Fun & Frivolity! The imagery of food and drink is prevalent throughout poetry and music, across many genres. Feed your musical soul with appetizing songs.

Department of Music
America's Music

Session 2: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley

  • Monday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Film: Syncopated City (1919-1933) is narrated by Julie Andrews. This film focuses on the 1920s, Broadway's most prolific era. It features on-camera commentary by historians as well as performers, writers and critics.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Brown Bag Lunch Series

Ethics & Animals in Modern Philosophy: Descartes

  • Eva Kort
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m.
  • Edwards 101

Join us for this brown bag lunch series to discuss the ethical issues relating to animals in modern philosophy. This session will focus on the views of Rene? Descartes, the 17th century French philosopher.

Office of Multicultural Student Services

History of Salsa: African Roots

  • Jose Obando
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Salsa expert Jose Obando presents “The 350+ Year Evolution of Salsa,” tracing the development of salsa beginning with the manufacture and use of percussion by the Africans. Salsa contains African continuity in its singing, dancing and percussion. Salsa is an American musical genre that incorporates the Afro-percussion style and the variations of Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Dominican folkloric percussion.

Office of International Programs and Services

International Culture Series

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

This series sponsors various programming focused on international cultures and travel. Programming will accompany each film to offer critical and cultural perspectives on the featured region.

Department of English
Words to Say It

Fiction Reading: Kyle Minor

  • Thursday, Feb. 20, 4:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

A fiction reading by Kyle Minor, author of In the Devil's Territory and Praying Drunk.

Office of Multicultural Student Services

Essence of Struggle

  • Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

The CCU student chapter of the NAACP will portray well-known and lesser known individuals who made contributions to the struggle for civil rights.

HTC Speaker

How Washington Works - Or Doesn't

  • Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

President Obama likes to say that Washington is broken, and he’s right. But the causes of that dysfunction go back well before his presidency and are rooted in trends that will be hard to reverse. Steve Roberts has been a journalist for close to 50 years and in his talk he will analyze some of those trends: from where Americans live and how they vote, to the rising role played by outside pressure groups and media outlets that emphasize conflict over conciliation and reward the loudest, shrillest voices with money and attention. As a result, compromise has become a dirty word, the center of Congress has been hollowed out, and ideologues and extremists rule the capital.

Women & Gender Studies and SAGE (Students Advocating Gender Equality)

The Vagina Monologues

  • Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
  • Directed by Robin Edwards Russell
  • Edwards Recital Hall

Eve Ensler's award-winning play, based on interviews with over 300 women, celebrates women's strength by sharing their stories and encouraging women to reclaim their bodies and desires.

**All proceeds benefit Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown Counties**

For more information: Women's and Gender Studies 843-349-4051 or www.coastal.edu/wgst/

Tickets: $5
Department of Theatre

Crimes of the Heart

  • Feb. 20-22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 26-28, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 1, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • 79th Ave Theatre, Myrtle Beach

The scene is Hazlehurst, Miss., where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at 30 and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

Sara Sanders Humanitarian Scholarship

Songs of South Carolina: Poets and Guitars

  • Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Theatre

he Musky Dimes, a CCU faculty-staff rock band, plays a selection of songs written in and inspired by the state of South Carolina. All proceeds go to benefit the Sara Sanders Humanitarian Scholarship. Hosted by CCU Poet-in-Residence Dan Albergotti and featuring vocalist Diane Fabiano.

Wall College of Business

Grand Strand Choir Challenge

  • Saturday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

During the Challenge, local choirs compete for $1,000 as voted by the audience. The Challenge will benefit Each 1 Teach 1, a CCU life skills and leadership development program for middle and high school youth. Come and listen to inspiring music to help inspire young minds. See the event website

$8 in advance
$10 at the door
$5 Children (12 or younger)

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Ethics & Religion

The Hindu View of Poverty in Terms of Duty and Reincarnation

  • Ron Green
  • Monday, Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m.
  • Lackey Chapel

Hinduism’s view on wealth and poverty can be understood in relation to its four goals of life: dharma (duty), artha (worldly prosperity), kama (enjoyment or pleasure) and moksha (liberation). While dharma encourages Hindus to work hard and earn money, it is also used to explain why people are born into different castes, each with its own social and economic conditions. Professor Ron Green from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will consider these issues.

Department of Music
America's Music

Session 3: Swing Jazz

  • Monday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Films: Ken Burns’ Jazz: Episode 6: Swing, the Velocity of Celebration and International Sweethearts of Rhythm

As the Depression deepened, Swing Jazz survived. In 1936, Count Basie arrived in New York City, bringing his signature up- tempo, blues-influenced sound he developed playing clubs in Kansas City. That same year Benny Goodman made history when his swing band played Carnegie Hall in New York City. Clips of this landmark performance show Gene Krupa’s pyrotechnic display of drumming, which sets the highbrow audience to dancing in the aisles.

International Sweethearts is an award-winning documentary tells the little known story of a multiracial, all-women swing band that became a sensation in the 1940s. With the outbreak of WWII, the group expanded, riding the swing craze to sold-out performances in theaters across the country.

Office of Multicultural Student Services

African American Music Through the Years

  • Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Several Coastal Carolina student organizations team up for this collaborative effort to celebrate the history and music of African Americans through a musical timeline.

Department of Music
CCU Symphonic Band and Jazz After Hours Band

From Sousa to Swing

  • Friday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Join the CCU Symphonic and Jazz Bands as they trace the development of early 20th century American band music from John Philip Sousa through Glenn Miller.