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Fall 2015 Cultural Arts

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Deborah Rockman Deborah Rockman Gallery Exhibit Aug. 31 - Oct. 10 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

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

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Science and Humanity of Mindfulness Meditation Mindful Conversations The Science and Humanity of Mindfulness Meditation Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5 PM Lackey Chapel

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
Test of Character Philosopher's Corner Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We? Thursday, Sept. 10, 5 PM Johnson Auditorium Christian Miller, associate professor of philosophy at Wake Forest University and author of Character and Moral Psychology as well as Moral Character: An Empirical Theory, will reflect on empirical methods that allow us to assess character. He will address questions such as these: Are we as honest as we would like to think? Do some people have the virtues of compassion and courage? Would it be more correct to say that some people act in certain situations as if they had such virtues, but lack these robust character traits? For more information about this event, please visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter. Reception to follow in the anteroom. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Cultural Celebration Cultural Celebration Wednesday, Sept 16, 11 AM Prince Lawn Coastal Carolina University’s Cultural Celebration is an event designed to involve all areas of campus in celebrating different cultures. The festival highlights the history, music, dance, art, and food of many countries and cultures. In addition to ethnic entertainment, there will be arts and jewelry on display as well as offerings of cuisine from various countries. Tables will be set up for CCU student organizations and clubs to showcase different cultures. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate History Talk The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate Wednesday, Sept 16, 7 PM Lib. Jackson Student Union Theatre Part of Pirate Week at Kimbel Library, Kevin Duffus, author of, The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate, and, 2014-2015 North Carolina Historian of the Year (N.C. Society of Historians), will speak about his book and the historical research that went into writing it. His research challenges the traditional image of the notorious BlackBeard. Come hear why the truth is more interesting than the tale. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
When Race Isn’t Racism – but Still Dangerous Tea & Ethics When Race Isn’t About Racism – but Still Dangerous Thursday, Sept 17, 5 PM Lib. Jackson Student Union Theatre Isaac Bailey, columnist for The Sun News, discusses a growing body of neurological research that explains how our brains are shaped by our environment. Bailey will introduce the concept of “toxic stress” and how it literally reshapes the brains of vulnerable youngsters, and the implicating results. He will try to show that what is often termed racial bias in disparate treatment of black youth by police and teachers often results from an undetected depression. For more information, please visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter. Reception to follow in the anteroom. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Constitution Day Constitution Day: Rediscovering the Anti-Slavery Bias of the Constitution Thursday, Sept 17, 6 PM Edwards Recital Hall

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
Spring Awakening Spring Awakening Sept.17-19, 23-26, & 30-Oct. 3, 7:30 PM 79th Avenue Theatre The winner of eight TONY Awards, including Best Musical. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock ‘n’ roll that has exhilarated audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Songs of Travel Songs of Travel: Vaughan Williams & Andrew Fowler Sunday, Sept. 20, 4 PM Edwards Recital Hall Robert Louis Stevenson’s poetry collection Songs of Travel explores the theme of wanderlust. The work inspired British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams to create a song cycle for baritone and piano, completed in 1904. More than a century later, this performance will premiere South Carolina composer Andrew Fowler’s cycle based on the same source. This unique performance will feature frequent collaborators, baritone Jeffrey Jones and pianist Philip Powell. Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
You Don’t Get Your Degree from Google Tea & Ethics You Don’t Get Your Degree from Google: Academic Integrity and the Internet Thursday, Sept. 24, 5 PM Johnson Auditorium

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
Spectrum Concert Spectrum Concert Friday, Sept. 25, 7 PM Wheelwright Auditorium As part of the Family Weekend Experience, join us for the annual Spectrum Concert, featuring student music groups from the CCU Department of Music. An hour of uninterrupted music... the “spectrum” ranges from guitars to drums, and styles from classical to jazz to show tunes. Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Banned Book Week Banned Book Week Sept. 28 – Oct 2 Kimbel Library & Bryan Info. Commons What if someone told you that reading The Hunger Games was forbidden? What if you were not allowed to read the Harry Potter series? Support the freedom to read what you choose during our Banned Books Week celebration. On Monday, Sept. 28, Kimbel Library will present a virtual read-out of banned books by CCU faculty, staff and students. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, stop by the library and take a mugshot photo with your favorite banned book. Photos will be posted on the Kimbel Library Twitter page at twitter.com/kimbellibrary. Marjory Wentworth, poet laureate of South Carolina, will also be on campus to speak about censorship and banned books. Visit coastal.edu/library for updates. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Traveling Nuns in Colonial Mexico Traveling Nuns in Colonial Mexico: Tracing Their Path from Veracruz to Acapulco Monday, Sept. 28, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium Sarah Owens, a professor at College of Charleston, will follow the early 17th-century Mexican adventures of Franciscan nuns during their extraordinary trip from Spain to the Philippines on their way to establish the first convent in the Far East. The talk is based on Owens’ forthcoming book, tentatively titled Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
CCU Faculty Jazz Ensemble CCU Faculty Jazz Ensemble Monday, Sept. 28, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall The CCU Faculty Jazz Ensemble, featuring Dan O’Reilly, Chris Connolly, Kenny Anderson, Bill Hamilton, Marc Chesanow, Jesse Willis and Matt White, will perform a tribute to trumpeters Clark Terry and Kenny Wheeler. Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Philosophy, Physics, and the Problem of Free Will Philosophy, Physics, and the Problem of Free Will Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5 PM Lib Jackson, Meeting Room A215 CCU faculty members Louis Rubbo, Dennis Earl and Clifford Sosis will address questions such as: Are we puppets of the laws that govern the natural world? Are our actions merely the byproduct of factors ultimately beyond our control, where the result is that our future is determined? Or are there many possible futures? This session will review the contemporary physics of both the very large and the very small, as well as the philosophical theories regarding this very old conundrum: the problem of free will. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The Second City The Second City: Fully Loaded Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City brings you satire with all the bells and whistles. Featuring hilarious sketches made famous by Second City stars, this show also features new scenes straight from their sold-out shows in Chicago and Toronto. This revue’s winning combination of improv sketches and songs is irresistible! Named the country’s “Comedy Empire” by the New York Times, the Chicago-based improv group has a reputation for cultivating the next generation of comedic royalty with alumni including Amy Poehler, Mike Myers, Tim Meadows and Steve Carell. The Second City celebrate a half century of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. The show includes scripted and improvisational elements. Audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends. This is a reserved seating event. Admission: 20 - $25 Buy Tickets
Food and Ethics Tea & Ethics Food and Ethics: Does It Matter What We Eat? Thursday, Oct. 1, 3 PM Johnson Auditorium In this Tea & Ethics session, we explore the various ethical issues that are raised by our food choices. Is it ethically problematic to eat certain foods? Is it morally required of us to find out how our food is being produced and prepared? Is it acceptable to genetically modify plants in order to increase food production? What exactly should CCU do in order to offer students “ethical” food choices? These and other questions will be discussed by a group of faculty, administrators and students. For more information about this event, visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Fall Choral Concert Fall Choral Concert: A Song of Peace Sunday, Oct. 4, 4 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The CCU choirs, under the direction of Terri Sinclair, welcome the choirs from Carolina Forest High School, under the direction of Kraig McBroom, as their special guests for the fall choral concert. The theme of the concert will be peace and will feature music by renowned contemporary composers such as René Clausen, Mack Wilberg and Andre Thomas. The women from each choir will combine on an inspiring piece called “Ripple Effect,” while the men of each choir will perofrm “High Flight,” written in honor of our fallen service men and women in the Air Force. The choirs will combine for a beautiful a capella piece. Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Film Hispanic Heritage Celebration Film Monday, Oct. 5, 6 PM Lib. Jackson Student Union Theatre Enjoy a short documentary on Hispanic culture! Participants will be asked to engage in a question and answer portion after the film that raises awareness about the Latino community. Specifically, the dialogue will cover how to support our communities and how to create change here at Coastal Carolina University. Participants will leave this event with a better understanding of the Hispanic culture and action steps to create inclusive environments. All are welcome. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Empathy, Expression, and Art Philosopher’s Corner Empathy, Expression, and Art Thursday, Oct. 6, 5 PM Lib. Jackson Student Union Theatre

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
Yoga Off the Mat Mindful Conversations Yoga Off the Mat: How Should the Yoga Practitioner Live? Wednesday, Oct. 7, 5 PM Lackey Chapel

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
Lines of Scrimmage Words to Say It Lines of Scrimmage: The 1989 Conway Football Boycott Revisited Thursday, Oct. 8, 6 PM Johnson Auditorium Joe Oestreich (CCU English professor) and Scott Pleasant (CCU Writing Center director) will read from their new book. Lines of Scrimmage: A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption. The book chronicles the 1989 Conway High School football boycott, in which 31 of the team’s 37 black players walked away in protest, sparking a larger movement in Horry County’s African American community. Afterward, Nelljean Rice, Dean of University College, will moderate discussion. A brief reception and book signing will follow. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Brooklyn Mack Brooklyn Mack Friday, Oct. 9, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium South Carolina native Brooklyn Mack began his ballet training at the age of 12 to improve his football skills. After growing to love ballet, Mack went on to study at multiple dance schools, such as Pavlovich and Kriov Academy, where he graduated. Join us for a night of a solo contemporary dance performance, showcasing this amazing talent. Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Fall Gospel Concert Fall Gospel Concert Sunday, Oct. 11, 4:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors, the CCU student gospel choir, perform positive and inspiring gospel music at this annual event. The group seeks to perpetuate the tradition of gospel music, and to recognize the importance of gospel in the preservation of African American culture. Admission: Free (ticket required)
A Deadly Wandering A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention Tuesday, Oct. 13, 5 PM Wheelwright Auditorium CCU, 2015 Big Read, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention by Matt Richtel, tells the story of Reggie Shaw and his role in a fatal texting-while-driving accident. With great passion, Shaw speaks around the country to groups about the dangers of texting and driving. He shares his story and experience with the hope that others will learn from his past choices. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Joseph McGill Joseph McGill: Slave Dwelling Project Thursday, Oct. 15, 5 PM Edwards Recital Hall As far west as Texas, as far south as Georgia and as far north as Massachusetts, dwellings that were once lived in by the enslaved still dot the American landscape. In an effort to bring much needed attention to these often neglected residence, Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, has spent nights in over 70 of them. McGill is often joined in these sleepovers by descendants of the enslaved and those who enslaved. Join us as McGill chronicles his overnight stays in these dwellings and describes the future of the project. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
CCU Jazz Showcase CCU Jazz Showcase Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium Join the CCU New Jazz Ensemble and Student Jazz Combos as they perform traditional jazz standards, funk, post-bop, and contemporary musical styles in a variety of ensemble configurations with guest faculty performers. Prepare for an exciting night of music covering Billy Holiday and the Brecker Brothers to Bjork and Beyonce! Admission: $7 Buy Tickets
Lee Brice Lee Brice Friday, Oct. 16, Doors open at 6 PM Coastal Carolina University, HTC Center Coastal Carolina University presents South Carolina-born Lee Brice in concert at the HTC Center. Originally a song writer, Brice’s “More Than A Memory” was picked up by Garth Brooks and became the first single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart to debut at #1. With this success, Brice released his debut album in 2009 called Love Like Crazy. The title track hit #3 on the Billboard Country Charts and, making history again, set the record as the longest-charting song in that chart’s history. Ricky Young, another South Carolina native, will open the show. Proceeds of this concert will go to the CCU Endowment Fund for student scholarships. This is a reserved seating event. Admission: $50-$65 coming soon
Michaela Pilar Brown Michaela Pilar Brown: "Liquor and Watermelon Will Kill You" Oct. 19 – Nov. 20 Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

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
Current Ethical Issues in the Middle East Friends of the Library Week
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 Java Jabber
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
Pushing the Limits “Pushing the Limits” with Howard Levy, Steve Bailey, Matt White and Special Guests Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Wheelwright Auditorium Join CCU Artist-in-Residence Steve Bailey, Grammy Award-winning founding member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Howard Levy along with CCU faculty member Matt White for an evening of eclectic and stylistically diverse improvised music, including jazz standards, original compositions, impromptu musical explorations and ONE Beach Music selection. Collaborating with them will be Grammy Award-winning drummer Quentin Baxter (Rene Marie) and saxophonist Kenny Anderson (Arturo Sandoval), plus a number of special guests and faculty members. Don’t miss this unique and exciting night of music. This is a reserved seating event. Admission: $12-$17 Buy Tickets
Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Oct. 22 – 24 & Oct. 29 - 31, 7:30 PM Edwards Theatre In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a headless Horseman. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but it is ultimately the Horseman who will decide his fate. The whole family will enjoy this spooky Halloween treat. Admission: $17 Buy Tickets
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Friday, Oct. 23, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The quartet is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians who bring a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from bluegrass to bach. They consistently play to sold-out houses world-wide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Programs including Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk and American classics transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience. This is a reserved seating event. Admission: $12 - $17 Buy Tickets
What are the Ontological Commitments of Evolutionary Biology Philosophy and the Sciences
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
Hispanic Hertiage Celebration Musical Performance Hispanic Heritage Celebration Musical Performance Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6 PM Lib. Jackson Student Union Theatre During this performance, participants will be exposed to a band that highlights Hispanic culture through an education/entertainment –type performance. Participants will leave the event exposed to a variety of types of Hispanic music while also learning about the cultures that are associated with each type. Participants should be ready to feel the rhythm of this interactive performance! Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The CCU Jazz Ensemble The CCU Jazz Ensemble Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium Join CCU’s premier jazz and commercial music ensemble for a night of classic and contemporary music written for Big Band under the direction of Matthew White. Featured guest faculty performer will be Steve Bailey, CCU’s artist in residence with special guest, Grammy award winning artist, Kenny Anderson. Admission: $7Buy Tickets
Fill the Air with Horn Fill the Air with Horn Sunday, Nov. 1, 4 PM Edwards Recital Hall The Music Department presents a Faculty Horn Recital featuring Tonya Propst, sharing the stage with pianist Philip Powell. A world premier performance of Dr. Andrew Fowler’s composition for solo horn will be performed as well as master works from the Classical and Romantic era. Admission: $7Buy Tickets
Music as Contemplative Practice Mindful Conversations
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
Tunnel of Oppression Tunnel of Oppression Nov. 4 – Nov. 5, 5 – 7 PM Tradition Hall (Behind HTC Center) The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience that examines contemporary issues of race, class, domestic violence, religion, body image, gender identification, and discriminatory forms and processes. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about these issues. At the end of the tour, there is a brief facilitated discussion, which allows the opportunity to process the experience. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
The 1940s Radio Hour The 1940’s Radio Hour Nov. 4 – 7 & Nov. 10 – 14, 7:30 PM 79th Ave. Theatre Music and mayhem during a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on Dec. 21, 1942. The spirit of a bygone era, when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” (both in this show), is captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. Featuring the CCU Jazz Ensemble. Admission: $17Buy Tickets
Command Performance Command Performance and Reception: The 1940's Radio Hour Nov. 13, 6 PM 79th Ave. Theatre This exclusive performance of 1940’s Radio Hour includes a reception and preshow lecture. Proceeds benefit scholarship opportunities in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. To purchase tickets, contact culturalarts@coastal.edu or call 843-349-6985. Admission: 50
The Legacy of Malcolm X Tea & Ethics
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
CCU World Percussion Ensemble Concert CCU World Percussion Ensemble Concert Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The Coastal Carolina World Percussion Ensemble is one of the most in-demand performing groups in South Carolina. The group always brings a high-energy, educational approach to their performances and has been featured at several music festivals, conferences and schools around the southeastern U.S. The concert will feature the acclaimed CCU Steel Pan Ensemble and much, much more. Don't miss out on this exciting event! Admission: $7Buy Tickets
Guitar Studio Recital Guitar Studio Recital Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall Join one of the largest studios in the Department of Music for an evening of classical guitar. This performance showcases the guitar students from Daniel Hull’s studio and includes solo and ensemble performances of musical selections from the Renaissance period through the 21st century. The recital will also feature an appearance by the Coastal Carolina University Guitar Ensemble. Admission: $7coming soon
Are All CCU Students Equal Java Jabber
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
Clues and the Abstract Truth The Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra Presents Blues and the Abstract Truth Sunday, Nov. 15, 4 PM Wheelwright Auditorium “The Blues and the Abstract Truth” was a landmark jazz album of the early 1960s featuring top notch musicians (Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard and more) playing the compositions of Oliver Nelson, who would later be known for his contributions to film and television music. Join the Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra, an organization dedicated to preserving the art of Big Band Jazz, for a recreation of this historic music, featuring many of the finest jazz musicians in the area including faculty and alumni of Coastal Carolina University. Admission: $7Buy Tickets
Karma Chavez International Education Week Speaker Queer Migrations, Borders and Power Monday, Nov. 16, 4 PM Johnson Auditorium Karma Chávez, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Politics and Culture at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, will examine coalition building at the many intersections of queer and immigration politics in the contemporary United States and beyond. She is particularly interested in how social movement building, activist rhetoric, and coalitional politics, work to effect marginalized peoples within existing power structures, including how immigration politics and border crossings worldwide effect marginalized communities. Reception to follow. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Symphonic Band Symphonic Band Concert Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium Join the CCU Symphonic Band for an exciting evening of fabulous music as they continue their tradition of musical excellence, featuring a diverse repertoire of classic band literature and outstanding new compositions. Admission: $7Buy Tickets
Ron Rash Words to Say It
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
Native American Heritage Native American Heritage Celebration Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6 PM Lib. Jackson Student Union Theatre A celebration designed to educate and to enhance awareness of Native American culture. Native performers, as well as historians, share their insights into the fascinating origins of Native American tribes, their culture with music. Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Marisol Student Production
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
Saxophone Ensemble Concert Saxophone Ensemble Concert Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 PM Edwards Recital Hall Join us for an elegant evening of saxophones performed by one of Coastal Carolina University's most popular chamber ensembles. This group, under the direction of Daniel O'Reilly, has been an audience favorite since 2002. Listeners can expect to hear beautiful classical melodies, swinging jazz tune and a few surprises as well. The music is always accompanied by amusing and historic anecdotes relating to the songs themselves. Get your tickets early for this entertaining show! Admission: $7coming soon
CCU Percussion Ensemble Concert CCU Percussion Ensemble Concert Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The Coastal Carolina Percussion Ensemble is one of the most exciting performing ensembles at CCU. The group performs classic works for chamber percussion and percussion orchestra as well as groundbreaking new music written by some of the most prominent contemporary composers. The ensemble is known for its eclecticism and high energy musical performances. Come enjoy an action-packed evening of music with the CCU Percussion Ensemble! Admission: $7Buy Ticketsn
CCU Holiday Concert CCU Annual Holiday Concert Monday, Nov. 30, 7:30 PM First United Methodist Church of Conway Join us for the 16th annual CCU Holiday Concert. This year's concert will feature the CCU choirs and low brass ensemble, under the direction of Terri Sinclair and Chris Connolly. A festive mix of Renaissance motets, contemporary seasonal music and traditional holiday favorites will be performed by these ensembles separately and combined. The centerpiece of the concert will be John Rutter's fabulous Gloria. In keeping with tradition, the concert will conclude with the singing of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." Admission: $7Buy Tickets
Contemporary Philosophy Philosophy and the Sciences
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
Stress and Preventing Depression Mindful Conversations
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
Spectrum2 Concert Spectrum2 Concert Wednesday, Dec. 2, 8:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium If you liked the September Spectrum Concert, then you¹ll love Spectrum2! Featuring student instrumental music groups from the Department of Music in a concert of uninterrupted music, everything from guitars to drums, and styles from classical to jazz to show tunes. The grand finale features the CCU Spirit of the Chanticleer Marching Band performing all your favorite music from the fall football games! Admission is free to Coastal Honor Band participants. Admission: $7Buy Tickets
Coastal Honor Band Scholarship Coastal Honor Band Scholarship Faculty Recital Thursday, Dec. 3, 8:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The annual Coastal Honor Band and Scholarship Festival Faculty Recital features the region¹s most talented instrumental recitalists. CCU music faculty will perform a variety of repertoire from the Renaissance period through the 21st century. Admission is free to Coastal Honor Band participants. Admission: $7Buy Tickets
Senior Portfolios Portfolios: Senior Exhibition Dec. 3 – Dec. 12 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. 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 - Friday

Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Coastal Honor Band Concert Coastal Honor Band Scholarship Coastal Honor Band Concert Friday, Dec. 4, 8:30 PM Wheelwright Auditorium The annual Coastal Honor Band and Scholarship Festival concert features student musicians from grades 8-12 selected by audition. These students spend two days immersed in rehearsals and workshops with CCU faculty and guest artists. The Festival Wind Ensemble is conducted by internationally respected movie and television composer Rossano Galante, and the Coastal Honor Band is conducted by Nola Jones, coordinator of music for the Metropolitan Nashville (TN) Public Schools. Scholarship awards will be announced during the concert for the Fall 2016 incoming freshman. Admission: Free and Open to the Public

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