What's Happening at Wabash in February
by Karen Handley
January 27, 2009
This monthly calendar is for the purpose of letting you know What’s Happening on the campus of Wabash College. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
Ongoing—Art Exhibit of Brad Bernard's "Blues Routes" continues through February 20. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 4
7:30 p.m., Basketball vs. Ohio Wesleyan, Chadwick Court, Allen Athletics & Recreation Center
7:30 p.m., Experience Indiana: King Henry: "The Happy Few at Agincourt: Who Fought, Why, and How?" talk by Stephen Morillo, Baxter Hall, room 114.
A discussion about the life of King Henry V
Friday, February 6
12:10 p.m., Experience Indiana: Performing Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth: Detchon Center 100 (International Hall).
A discussion about the play and performing in this play.
Saturday, February 7
4 p.m., Tennis vs. Augustana, Collett Tennis Center
Sunday, February 8
3 p.m., Roger Ide Organ Recital by David Schrader, Pioneer Chapel.
Equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, piano, or fortepiano, David Schrader is "a dashing, effusive performer, brimming with technique, and capable of electrifying energy."—Houston Chronicle
Thursday, February 12
11:10 a.m., Chapel Talk by Roger Billings, Wabash Class of 1959, on the Lincoln Bicenntenial, Pioneer Chapel.
Billings, Wabash Class of '59 will make the Thursday Chapel talk on Abraham Lincoln. This marks the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. Following the Chapel Talk there will be a birthday celebration in the Lilly Library and Billings will be on hand to answer questions. Cake will be served.
All day, Exhibit—Lincoln in the Library. The exhibit will feature a number of items from the collections of the Wabash College Library and Archives. Also a small exhibit with Civil War artifacts, which belonged to Caleb Mills’ son, Benjamin.
Monday, February 16
8 p.m., Baldwin Oratorical Contest, Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center
Wednesday, February 18
7:30 p.m., Basketball vs. Wittenberg, Chadwick Court, Allen Athletics & Recreation Center
8 p.m., Visiting Artists Series presents Takacs String Quartet, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
One of the world's premiere string ensembles, The Takacs Quartet is known for gripping musical interpretations and innovative programming. Performing in 80 concerts a year worldwide, the quartet presents both familiar master-works and newly commissioned compositions. "The Takacs have the ability to make you believe that there's no other possible way the music should go, and the strength to overturn preconceptions that comes only with the greatest performers."—Gramophone magazine.
Thursday, February 19
7 p.m., MXIBS Lecture by Dr. Eddie Glande, Korb Classroom, Fine Arts Center.
Glaude, Professor of Religion/Chair of African American Studies Program at Princeton, will give a talk.
Saturday, February 21
9 a.m., Tennis vs. Grace, Collett Tennis Center
12 p.m., Indoor Track & Field- CANCELED
4 p.m., Tennis vs. Earlham, Collett Tennis Center
Sunday, February 22
3 p.m., Visiting Artists Series presents inaugural performance of Hypermnestra Baroque Opera, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center
Based on an ancient Greek myth, the opera Hypermnestra by Mozart’s older friend Ignaz Holzbauer premiered in Vienna in 1741. Rediscovered and edited by Wabash Professor Lawrence Bennett, the opera spins the tale of a young woman compelled to choose between loyalty to her father and love for her future husband. Performing on period instruments (instruments restored to their original specifications, or copies of original 17th- and 18th-century instruments) the Baroque Orchestra and star singers from Indiana University will given an authentic performance of this once-lost masterspiece.
Monday, February 23
8 p.m., Financial Crisis Talk by Tyler Cowen, Baxter Hall, room 101 (Lovell Lecture Hall)
Cowen will give a talk on "The Financial Crisis: What Really Happened." His talk is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, February 24
7:30 p.m., Basketball NCAC First Round Game vs. Hiram, Hiram, Ohio
The Little Giants will travel to third-seeded Hiram for the opening round game Tuesday evening. (Tickets: $5 Adults; $4 for faculty/staff with college ID; $2 for children and students with college ID)
Wednesday, February 25
8 p.m., Wabash Theater presents The Pillowman, Experimental Theater, Fine Arts Center (Other performances on Feb. 26, 27, and 28)
With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art." The Pillowman [is] thoroughly starting and genuinely intimidating."—Chicago Tribune
Thursday, February 26
4:15 p.m., Brigance Colloquy: Dr. Denise Bostdorff, Baxter Hall, room 101 (Lovell Lecture Hall)
Bostdorff from The College of Wooster will deliver a keynote address for the Brigance Colloquy: Public Speaking as a Liberal Art. Her presentation is entitled, "Citizens Speaking: Rhetorical Education and Civic Engagement."
7 p.m., Experience Indiana Speakers & Artists Series: Former NASA Astronauts Joe Allen and Janice Voss. Voss and Allen will give a talk in the Pioneer Chapel.
8 p.m., MXI Black History Program: Tasha Jones, Detchon International Hall.
Tasha Jones, singer, poet, inspirational speaker will present a program.
8 p.m., Lecture by James Gee, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
Gee will discuss the ways new media affect how we think about writing/literacy. Title of his talk is "Video Games and 21st Century Learning."
This monthly calendar is for the purpose of letting you know What’s Happening on the campus of Wabash College. In celebration of the arts at Wabash, admission to all events on this year’s Visiting Artists Series and Theater productions are FREE. However, you must reserve your FREE tickets at the Fine Arts Box Office before attending Visiting Artists Series and Theater productions.
Tickets are available from the Fine Arts Box Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Box Office will open 90 minutes before curtain time for theater and VAS events. For phone reservations, call 765-361-6411.
Wabash College is a private liberal arts college for men located in Crawfordsville, Indiana and was founded in 1832. Long known as one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, Wabash is home to the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts. Wabash also is included in Loren Pope's book, Colleges That Change Lives, and is ranked 12th on the Forbes.com list of "America's Best Colleges. Visit www.wabash.edu/calendar for more information.