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August 2014

8 Hour Projects Exhibit: Loss

Aug 30

Time: August 30 - September 21
Venue: Art Galleries

Curated by Darren Lee Miller Work in Progress Day: August 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Panel Discussion: September 2, 7 – 8 p.m., Doane Hall A104 Opening Reception: September 2, 8 – 9 p.m., Art Galleries Exhibition Dates: September 2 – September 21, 2014 This annual art event features about a dozen artists making art on site with the public invited to observe (and participate if the artist so desires). This year’s invited artists will consider themes of loss…

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September 2014

“The Big Picture”: Bicentennial Kickoff Event for the College Community

Sep 5

Time: September 5 @ 3:45 pm
Venue: Brooks Circle

The plan is to create a mural-sized commemorative photo of current students, faculty, and staff. The goal is not to produce a huge group photo of tiny blurry people — rather, the key to making this photo powerful and unusual is creating an image in which virtually every person is clearly recognizable, with enough detail to read expressions. It’s an ambitious project — and the technical considerations are daunting (we’re still working them out, in fact) — but if we…

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Community Day Football Game

Sep 6

Time: September 6 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Frank B. Fuhrer Field

The Allegheny Gators open the 2014 home slate against regional rival Thiel College, a night game under the lights at Frank B. Fuhrer Field. Community members are invited to join this first football game of our Bicentennial year free of charge. This is our way of thanking the Meadville community for their long-standing support of Gator athletics — and also acknowledging the central role that Meadville citizens played in the College’s founding.

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Playshop Theatre: “Market Growth”

Sep 13

Time: September 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Meadville Market House

A variety of events during the Harvest Festival Market at the Meadville Market House will include performances by the members of the Playshop Theatre and Student Experimental Theatre, a cooking competition among Meadville chefs, kitchen demonstrations, and regional musical acts. Children from the Meadville community have been participating at each Second Saturday Community Market, helping to grow and decorate the garden-themed stage. Along with the performances, you can explore the Second Saturday Community Market of nearly 20 vendors, including botanical…

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Organist Christian Lane

Sep 13

Time: September 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Winner of four national organ competitions before the age of 21, including the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition, Christian Lane is one of America’s most accomplished and versatile young organists. The American Organist calls him “a true artist whose gratifying musical maturity is demonstrated through playing that is suave, elegant, and exciting.” He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where his mentor and teacher was David Higgs, and subsequently completed graduate work with Thomas Murray as…

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Constitution Day Lecture: Tova Wang

Sep 17

Time: September 17 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Tova Andrea Wang, a nationally known expert on election reform and political participation in the United States and internationally, will give this year’s Constitution Day lecture at Allegheny College. Wang is Senior Democracy Fellow at Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where everyone has an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy, and a Fellow at The Century Foundation, a progressive nonpartisan think tank. She also serves as a consultant to organizations…

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Jeff Smith

Sep 22

Time: September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center

Assistant professor of politics and advocacy at the New School for Public Engagement, Jeff Smith teaches and researches political campaigns, urban political economy, policy advocacy, and the legislative process. He served in the Missouri Senate from 2006 to 2009, representing inner-city St. Louis, where he co-founded a group of charter schools called the Confluence Academies. His youth-powered grass-roots congressional campaign was chronicled in the film Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? He is the author of Trading Places, about…

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Single Voice Reading Series: Joanna Luloff and Leslie Ann Mcilroy

Sep 25

Time: September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center

Joanna Luloff received her M.F.A. from Emerson College and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Before graduate school, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka. Her short story collection The Beach at Galle Road was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and was published by Algonquin Books in 2012. She is an assistant professor of English at University of Colorado, Denver. Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for Gravel…

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Combat Paper Exhibit and Workshops: Words Made Flesh

Sep 29

Time: September 29 - October 4
Venue: Art Galleries

Curated by Steve Prince and Darren Lee Miller Project leaders: Alexis Hart and Steve Prince Workshops: September 29 – October 4 Opening Reception and Lectures: October 4, 5 – 7 p.m., Art Galleries Closing Reception: October 28, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Art Galleries Exhibition Dates: October 4 – 28 Hand paper-making is the language of Combat Paper. By working in communities directly affected by warfare and using the uniforms and artifacts from their experiences, a transformation occurs and our collective…

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Beth McCoy

Sep 29

Time: September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Venue: Campus Center 301/302

Beth McCoy will speak on “Gulf Wars and Warriors at the Post Katrina Crossroads,” an examination of the effects on urban populations in the aftermath of war and natural disaster. Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of English at the State University of New York, McCoy teaches courses on the housing crisis, African American migration narrative, and W.E.B. DuBois, to name just a few. She began her work by studying the literature of the Harlem/New Negro Renaissance and has since…

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