March 04, 2020
All event times are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise specified.
Teaching & Learning Committee Lunch: Center Hall 216 Classroom, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Teaching & Learning Committee Lunch
Silky N. Ganache Lunch Discussion hosted by SH'out: Detchon Center 211 Classroom, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Silky N. Ganache Lunch Discussion hosted by SH'out
Silk N. Ganache Performance: Fine Arts Center T110 Ball Theater, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Silky Ganache is the stage name of Reginald Steele, a drag queen and performer who came to international attention in 2019 when competing on the eleventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race. New York Magazine named Ganache one of the top 100 Most Powerful RuPaul Drag Race Queens in America in June 2019. Reginald Steele graduated from Wabash College in 2012 .
Silky Ganache will perform in Ball Theater at 7pm and the performance will be followed by a Question and Answer session.
Silky is also referred to as "The Reverend Doctor Silky Nutmeg Ganache" due to her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and current pursuit of becoming a Doctor in Philosophy. Education is the single thing in life that no one could ever take away from you. That was the message ingrained in Silky by her 81 year-old educator-grandmother, who is still teaching to date.
Finding inspiration for her name while watching The Food Network, Silky Nutmeg Ganache describes herself as a southern belle who speaks the truth and will always lend a helping hand. As a child, Silky was obsessed with The Food Network. While other children were tuned in to cartoons, Silky was tuned in to Emeril Lagasse instead.
Like many others, Silky sees the importance and responsibility of being a drag entertainer. When asked about her legacy, Silky shared, I want everyone to know that as drag queens, we are greater than entertainers. We are doctors, lawyers, politicians, educators, etc. I hope to be the example through my accomplishments in education and through the many people I’ve enrolled and inspired to pursue higher education.
Time on RuPaul's Drag Race was a truly enlightening experience for Silky. She cam