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Calendar of Events

Written by Barbara Geehan, River Gazette Editor

The following events and lectures at St. Mary’s College of Maryland are open to the public and, unless marked, free. Please check www.smcm.edu/calendar for up-to-date changes.

 

Tuesday, March 1
Dance for the Camera Film Series
The synthesis of dance and cinematography will be explored in a film series. March 1: “The Cost of Living,” Director: Lloyd Newson, England;2004; 34 min. Street performers struggle to find work and romance in a faded seaside town. (Noon, Montgomery Hall 111).

April 5: “Nora,” Directed by Alla Kovgan and David Hinton; USA: 2008; 35 min. Based on the life of Zimbabwean dancer Nora Chipaumire.
(Noon, Montgomery Hall 111).

April 11: Evening of short films (8:15, Cole Cinema in the Campus Center)

Thursday, March 3
Piano Performance with Brian Ganz and Beverly Babcock
Featuring Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, Noon

Thursday, March 3
VOICES Reading Series
Laura-Gray Street (assistant professor of English at Randolph College) is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and co-editor of the forthcoming work
entitled Ecopoetry: A Contemporary American Anthology. Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 8:15 pm

Friday, March 4
Jazz Ensemble Performance: “The Golden Age of Big Band”
Don Stapleson, Director. Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 8 pm

Monday, March 7
Lecture by Senior Nitze Fellow
Nicholas Thompson is the College’s Senior Nitze Fellow for 2011. He is a senior editor at The New Yorker, a contributing editor at Bloomberg Television, and in fact grandson of Ambassador Paul H. Nitze. He is author of The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War. This is the first of three public lectures on campus. Daugherty-Palmer Commons 8 pm.  The other two will be March 28 and April 11 and also in Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 8 pm.

March 23-April 12
Annual Student Art Show
Boyden Gallery in Montgomery Hall M-F 11 am-5 pm

Friday, March 25
Lecture
“Religious Tolerance in Early America”, Prof. Owen Stanwood, Boston University. Cole Cinema, 2 pm

Saturday, March 26
Presidential Inauguration
Join us for the formal installation of President Joseph R. Urgo as president of St. Mary's College of Maryland. Townhouse Green, 3:30 pm

March 30-April 2, April 3
Theater
Mother Hicks, a play by Susan Zeder and directed by Holly A. Blumner, uses poetry and sign language as well as dramatic action to tell its story.
Bruce Davis Theater in Montgomery Hall 8 pm on March 30-April 2  2 pm on April 3 $ Reservations: 240-895-4243 or by email at boxoffice@smcm.edu

Thursday, March 31
Chaney Visiting Scholar Public Lecture
Author David Healey presents “War of 1812: Chesapeake’s Forgotten War” Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 6:30 pm

Thursday, March 31
VOICES Reading Series
Daniel Groves is the author of The Lost Boys. His poems have appeared in Paris Review, Yale Review, and elsewhere. Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 8:15 pm

Friday, April 1
Jazz Combo Concert
Don Stapleson, Director. Montgomery Hall Room 25, 8 pm

Wednesday, April 6
Human Rights Film Series
“Enemies of the People,” with documentary filmmaker Sherry Jones Cole Cinema, 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 7
VOICES Reading Series
Shirlette Ammons is a poet, writer, musician and director of an arts program for children. She has two collections of poetry, Matching Skin and Stumphole Anthology of Backwoods Blood. Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 8:15 pm

Sunday, April 10
St. Mary’s College Orchestra
Jeff Silberschlag, Director. Montgomery Hall Room 25, 4 pm

Thursday, April 14
The Annual Benjamin C. Bradlee
Distinguished Lecture in Journalism­
Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for “The (PBS) NewsHour.” Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 7 pm

Sunday, April 17
St. Mary’s College Choir performs
Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem Larry Vote, Director. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lexington Park, Maryland 5 pm

April 18-23
St. Mary’s Project Art Exhibition
Capstone work by senior art majors. Opening event on Monday, April 18, at 5 pm; presentations Wednesday, April 20 at 6 pm. Boyden Gallery in Montgomery Hall M-F 11 am-5 pm

April 19-20
Patuxent Defense Forum
“Africa Rising” This two-day conference is co-hosted by the Center for the Study of Democracy and The Patuxent Partnership. Cole Cinema in the Campus Center Tuesday: 9 am-4 pm Wednesday: 9 am-12 pm

Thursday, April 21
VOICES Reading Series
Linda Bierds (Univ. of Washington) has numerous books of poetry, including First Hand, The Seconds, and The Profile Makers. Daugherty-Palmer Commons, 8:15 pm

Friday, April 22
Tour of Plant Habitat
Join retired St. Mary’s biology professor Ernie Willoughby on a tour of natural and managed plant habitats on campus. Wear walking shoes. James P. Muldoon River Center, 10 am

Friday, April 22
Jazz Band Concert
Don Stapleson, Director. Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 8 pm

Thursday, April 28
Human Rights Film Series
“Nuremberg,” featuring filmmaker Sherry Jones. Presented by the Center for the Study of Democracy Cole Cinema in the Campus Center 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 28
VOICES Reading Series
Philadelphia poet Kurtis Lamkin, who also plays a 21-String West African
instrument. Daughery-Palmer Commons, 8:15 pm

Tuesday, May 3
Recital by Piano Students of Brian Ganz
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 5 pm

Thursday, May 5
Brian Ganz Piano Recital
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 8 pm

May 2-7
St. Mary’s Project Art Exhibition
Capstone work by senior art majors. Opening event on Monday, May 2 at 5 pm; presentations Tuesday, May 3 at 2 pm. Boyden Gallery in Montgomery Hall M-F 11 am-5 pm

Saturday, May 14
Commencement
Townhouse Green, 10 am