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The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Muslim Journeys: Pathways of Faith

Muhammad, A Very Short Introduction

  • Jeffrey Halverston
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m.
  • Lackey Chapel

Central to Islam are the life and teachings of the prophet Muhammad. This presentation discusses the life of Muhammad, his importance in medieval and modern Islam, as well as some of the controversial issues that have arisen related to him. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Kimbel Library, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values. For more details about this event, please visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter.

Premium Cultural Arts Performance

Dave Douglas Quintet

  • Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Jazz and trumpet pioneer Dave Douglas joins with his new band in celebrating their most recent album Time Travel. Hailed as the “unassuming king of independent jazz,” Douglas has performed with artists from The Band to John Zorn.

Department of Music

Fall Choral Concert

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Concert and Chamber Choirs, directed by Frances T. Sinclair, share this concert with the Loris Lion Singers and Blue Pride Voices from Loris High School, directed by Scarlet Whittington. It will feature two extended contemporary works. Missa Kenya by Paul Basler is modeled after the Latin Mass but with African influence. French horn accompaniment is provided by Tonya Propst and percussion accompaniment by Jesse Willis. Five Hebrew Love Songs uses Eric Whitacre's quasi-impressionistic style to set the poems' evocative words. It will be accompanied by string quartet.

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Java Jabber

  • Moderated by David Killoren
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Courtyard

The Jackson Center will host an open discussion on ethical issues in current events. Look for more details about this event, including the particular topic and any associated materials, as the date nears. Visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter for more information.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Young Blood: Michigan's Urban Youth

  • Daniel Farnum
  • Oct. 10- Nov. 22
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m.
  • Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Dan Farnum was born in the blue-collar town of Saginaw, Mich. This series of portrait photographs shows urban landscapes and subjects in Saginaw, Detroit, Flint, Ypsi, and Grand Rapids. His photographs address the American experience, landscape and culture, and have been showcased nationally in several exhibitions and galleries in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York.

He is the recipient of many notable awards such as the Aperture Award from The Print Center in Philadelphia, two prizes from the Paul Sack Architectural Photography Contest, Grand Prize Winner of the Missouri Top 50 contest and the Juror’s Selection Award given by Christopher Rauschenberg at the Center for Fine Art Photography. Farnum recently received an award in a show titled Landscape Interrupted by William Jenkins, who was responsible for the New Topographics exhibition while curator of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House.

The Jackson Family Center of Ethics & Values
Muslim Journeys: Pathways of Faith

Koran by Heart

  • Moderated by Anna Oldfield
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 5 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Koran by Heart goes behind the scenes of the International Holy Koran Competition, a prestigious Koran-recitation contest for children from around the world. The film focuses on the inspiring lives of three of the children who participate in this unusual event. Along the way, religious themes of moderation, tolerance, and fundamentalism are explored. Join us for a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion moderated by Anna Oldfield of the Department of English.

Department of Theatre

The Shape of Things

  • Play by Neil LaBute
  • Thursday, Oct. 10 - Saturday, Oct. 19
    • Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Oct. 19, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Theatre

This modern adaptation of Adam and Eve, The Shape of Things, traces Adam Sorenson’s transformation at the hands of Evelyn Ann Thompson, a graduate student in art. Adam, shy and overweight, is coached by Evelyn to take increasingly dramatic lengths to improve his physical appearance – from regularly exercising to cosmetic surgery. But why is Evelyn so insistent that he abandon his friends and strong convictions? LaBute’s intense and disturbing tale dissects the ethics and power in human relationships and the space between art and life, creation and manipulation.

Office of Multicultural Student Services

Gospel Choir Fall Concert

  • Sunday, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Muslim Journeys: Pathways of Faith

The Story of the Qur'an

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m.
  • Lackey Chapel

The influence of the Qur’an on Muslim life is wide and varied, including law, art, politics, science and personal relationships. This discussion explores the doctrines of the text as well as key themes, interpretations and teachers of the book that defines what it means to be a Muslim. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Kimbel Library, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values. For more details about this event, visit: coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter.

Office of Internatioanl Programs and Services

International Culture Series

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 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.

Music Performance

The U.S. WAF (Women of the Air Force) Band

  • Sunday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

The original U.S. WAF (Women of the Air Force) Band was in existence from 1951 to 1961 and, during that time, about 235 women served their country by playing their instruments. They met troop ships, played for VA hospitals and helped with recruiting throughout our great country. They marched in President Eisenhower's Inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., (twice) and in the Seattle Seafare Parade three or four times, as well as many other parades and fairs including Anchorage, Alaska and St Louis, Mo. During reunions, they rehearse for several days and then go out and play two or three concerts for the local area. In addition to performing at Coastal Carolina University this year, they will travel to the American Legion Post #186 in Little River, S.C. to perform on Wednesday evening, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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Philosopher's Corner

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

This event will feature a contemporary philosopher discussing current topics in philosophy. For more details about this event, please visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter.

Premium Cultural Arts Performance

PUSH Physical Theatre

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

PUSH Physical Theatre features a talented group of performers who inspire awe with their physical illusions and gravity-defying, dance-infused, acrobatic high-jinx.

The group was founded in Rochester, N.Y., in 2000 by husband-and-wife team Darren and Heather Stevenson out of a desire to “push” the boundaries of traditional dance and theatre. The company has performed for festivals and events in the U.S., England and Malta.

PUSH Physical Theatre has been profiled on PBS and NPR. It received the Anton Germano Dance Award from the “Community of Color” and the Artist of the Year Award from the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester. PUSH’s repeated sold-out performances at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester have established the group’s performers as masters of physical storytelling.

Film Screening

Bloody Homecoming

  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. with Producer Q+A
  • Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Three years after a tragic accident leaves a student dead at the annual Homecoming dance, a group of seniors who are anxious about the return of Homecoming night to their sleepy Southern town find themselves visited by a deadly presence from their past in the dark and desolate halls of their high school.

Producer Introduction and Q+A on Oct. 30. The cast features Steve Earnest, professor of theatre.

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Tea & Ethics

Consent and Date Rape

  • Panel discussion led by Nils Rauhut
  • Thursday, Oct. 31, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

This Tea & Ethics event will explore questions about sex and consent. What constitutes clear evidence that one has given consent? Is a person who is very intoxicated able to give consent? How can one avoid misunderstandings in these situations? Tea, snacks and conversation will begin at 4 p.m., and the presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. For more details about this event, visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter.

Department of Theatre

A Chorus Line

  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Lyrics by Edward Kleban
  • Based on a book by James Kirkwood, Jr and Nicholas Dante
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 - Saturday, Nov. 16
    • Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • 79th Avenue Theatre, Myrtle Beach

Seventeen Broadway dancers audition for coveted spots on a chorus line in this musical set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre. A Chorus Line profiles the dancers and choreographers, their life events and decisions that have led them to this moment – waiting for the next break. Winner of nine Tony Awards, this musical deconstructs the anonymous ensemble to reveal the individual struggles, hopes and passions of 17 performers fighting for one thing --- a chance to dance.