November 8th 2013
Nov. 8, 2013 – Alec Chien, professor of music and artist in residence at Allegheny College, will perform an all-Chopin program of the composer’s Ballades and Polonaise at the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts in Foxburg at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Reservations can be made by calling 412-867-1816. (more…)
November 7th 2013
Nov. 7, 2013 — The Allegheny Playshop Theatre continues its 84th season with “Medea,” Euripides’ classic tragedy in a modern translation by Robin Robertson. The production is directed by Dan Crozier and will be performed in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts on November 14-16 at 8 p.m. and November 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Robertson’s translation is a consciously feminist interpretation that uses contemporary language and poetry to tell the story of a betrayed wife who faces exile because of her husband’s new marriage. The play becomes a political battle between the sexes where “history is made by women just as much as men.” (more…)
November 6th 2013
Nov. 6, 2013 – Jeffrey Merrick, emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will give a talk titled “Same-Sex Relations in 18th-century Paris” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center at Allegheny College. The public is invited.
During the century preceding the French Revolution, defenders of tradition and advocates of Enlightenment engaged in abstract debates about human nature, destiny and sexuality. The police of Paris, meanwhile, subjected men involved in same-sex relations to surveillance, entrapment, arrest, interrogation and imprisonment. The hundreds of police reports in Parisian archives allow historians to reconstruct the geography and sociology of the sexual subculture and to analyze changes in patterns of repression over time. (more…)
November 5th 2013
Nov. 5, 2013 – The Allegheny College Board of Trustees has added five new members: Jennifer Daurora of Pittsburgh; Antonio “Tony” Dias of Potomac, Md.; Retired Col. Roger Gurner of Fairfax, Va.; James Wible of Sandusky, Ohio; and Nancy Yovetich of Chapel Hill, N.C. (more…)
November 5th 2013
Nov. 5, 2013 – Jim Spalding served as the 2013 Managerial Economics Executive-in-Residence at Allegheny College on October 28 and 29. Established in 2001, the Executive-in-Residence program was designed to connect Allegheny College students and faculty, as well as Meadville community leaders, with prominent business executives who can speak about their life experiences in business, paths to success and lessons learned.
Spalding graduated from Allegheny College in 1980 with majors in economics and theatre and a minor in German. He received his MBA and JD degrees from Emory University. (more…)
November 5th 2013
Nov. 5, 2013 –Julian Bond, a firsthand witness to and contributor in many of the watershed moments in the history of the Civil Rights Movement, will speak at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 15 in Shafer Auditorium at Allegheny College. The talk is free and open to the public.
His talk is a keynote address in the college’s Year of Civil Rights, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and explores the state of civil rights, broadly defined, in our world today.
Julian Bond has been an activist in the civil rights, economic justice and peace movements since he was a student at Morehouse College. In 1960 he helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and soon became its communications director. Earlier that year, he helped create the Atlanta University student civil rights organization, which led several years of nonviolent protests and ultimately integrated Atlanta’s movie theaters, lunch counters and parks. (more…)
November 4th 2013
Nov. 4, 2013 — AC Jazz, the Allegheny College Jazz Band under the direction of Ronald Stitt, will perform a free concert in the college’s Campus Center lobby on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3:15 p.m.
The band will perform a variety of music representing jazz styles from the Big Band Era to contemporary stylings. The program will include Bill Potts’ “Big Swing Face,” Glenn Miller’s “String of Pearls” and Doc Severinsen’s “Begin the Beguine,” among other selections.
Allegheny College senior Breana Gallagher will be the featured soloist, singing Cole Porter’s “‘S Wonderful” and Manning Sherwin’s “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.”
November 1st 2013
Nov. 1, 2013 — Allegheny College will celebrate pioneering journalist Ida Tarbell’s birthday from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5 in the lobby of the Tippie Alumni Center in Cochran Hall. The public is invited for cake and a short presentation.
Speaking at the event will be Professor of English Ben Slote, who has written a play about Ida Tarbell that will be presented at Allegheny in the spring; Cheryl Hatch, career photojournalist and visiting assistant professor in the college’s new Journalism in the Public Interest program; and Mary Spicer, a journalist with The Meadville Tribune.
Tarbell was born in Erie County in 1857 and grew up in Titusville. The only woman in Allegheny’s Class of 1880, Tarbell set a standard for investigative reporting that journalists today continue to hold high. She is best known for her 1904 book “The History of the Standard Oil Company,” in which she revealed the unethical means used by John D. Rockefeller to monopolize the early oil industry. Eight years later, as a result of Tarbell’s investigative work, the Supreme Court issued a decision to break up the Standard Oil trust. (more…)
October 30th 2013
Oct. 30, 2013 — The art galleries of Allegheny College will present “Art & the Viewer” from November 5-26. A panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Doane Hall A104 will be followed by a reception at 8 p.m. in the galleries. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Curated by Professor of Art George Roland and Assistant Professor of Art and Gallery Director Darren Lee Miller, the exhibition showcases works that use interactive digital tools prominently as part of their inception, process and display. Artists include Pippin Barr, Jeremy Boyle, Molleindustria (Paolo Pedercini), George Roland, Erik Sanner and Jessica Thompson. (more…)
October 28th 2013
Oct. 28, 2013 — The Single Voice Reading Series at Allegheny College will present writer, actor and Iraq War veteran Benjamin Busch at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. All events in the Single Voice Reading Series are free and open to the public.
A U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq, Busch is also an actor, photographer and film director. He played the role of Officer Anthony Colicchio on the HBO series “The Wire” and has appeared on “Homicide,” “The West Wing” and “Generation Kill.”
He is the author of the memoir “Dust to Dust,” for which he received the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in Nonfiction in 2013. (more…)