What's Happening at Wabash College in April
by Karen Handley
March 26, 2009
This monthly calendar is for the purpose of letting you know What's Happening on campus of Wabash College. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
Art Exhibit — The Paintings of Samuel Bak, Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center. 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. The exhibit continues through April 10.
Born in the midst of World War II, Samuel Bak was sent, along with his family, to a ghetto in his hometown of Vilna, Poland after the German occupation. The ghetto was transformed into a labor camp, and only Bak and his mother survived to see the end of the war. The paintings of Samuel Bak express his experience of destruction and dehumanization during the War. The Pucker Gallery in Boston, MA brings the collection of Bak’s paintings to Wabash College.
12:15 p.m., Rogge Lunchtime Presentation by Charles Calomiris, room 101, Baxter Hall.
He will give a talk on "Financial Transition in China."
4:30 p.m., Baseball vs. DePauw, Mud Hollow Field
8 p.m., Rogge Lecture by Charles Calomiris, room 101, Baxter Hall.
Calomiris will give a talk on "The Subprime Turmoil: What’s Old, What’s New, and What’s Next"
8 p.m., Visiting Artists Series presents Fabrik: The Legend of M. Rabinowitz, Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center
Explores the real life of Moritz Rabinowitz in the 1930s and 40s using hand-and-rod puppets, masks, and music. (Production has mature theme)
9 a.m., Tennis vs. Wittenberg, Collett Tennis Center
1 p.m., Baseball vs. Robert Morris-Springfield, Mud Hollow Field
4 p.m., Tennis vs. Calvin, Collett Tennis Center
1 p.m., Baseball vs. St. Xavier, Mud Hollow Field
4 p.m., Piano Recital by senior David Herr, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
5 p.m., Senior Peck Award Recipient Lecture, Baxter Hall, room 101.
Morris Dees, Co-Founder and Chief Trial Counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center will give a talk. The title of Dees' lecture is: "With Justice For All."
8 p.m., Wamidan Concert, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
Wabash College’s Music Department invites you to a concert given by Wamidan World Music Ensemble as they present their last concert of the season at 8 p.m. in Salter Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
Tennis—GLCA Tournament at Collett Tennis Center (continues on Sat., April 11)
12 p.m., Baseball vs. Earlham, Mud Hollow Field
12 p.m., Baseball vs. Earlham, Mud Hollow Field
Wabash Swimming and Diving Lessons will take place April 13- 24 (Mon-Thur) at 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. or 5:30 – 6 p.m. Space Is Limited! If interested, contact Michael Kerr (765-361-6320)
8 p.m., Lecture by Helaman Ferguson, room 104, Hays Hall.
Helaman Ferguson, sculptor and mathematician, will give a talk.
5 p.m., Tennis vs. DePauw, Collett Tennis Center
8 p.m., Jazz Band Concert, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
The Wabash College Jazz Band will present a spring concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in Salter Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center. The Jazz Band, under the direction of Steve Robinett, will showcase the Wabash College Jazz Band and the Jazz Combo.
4 p.m., Glee Club Seniors’ Concert, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center
Come join the Wabash College Glee Club's seniors for a very special program. The concert will depart from their normal perormances to present a program of small group numbers, duos, and solos woven together to narrate the seniors four years singing with the Glee Club. Free and open to the public.
8-9:30 p.m., Art Exhibit Opening of Senior Art Majors, Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center (thru May 17)
Graduating senior art majors display their work, including painters, Jake Hutson, Stephen Mosier, Joel Patterson, and Mark Turpin; photographer Dan Sutton; and ceramics sculptor Nick Roudebush. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Art Exhibit — The Wanamaker Collection, Images of Native Americans, Eric Dean Gallery, thru May 19.
In 1908, Rodman Wanamaker, the son of a wealthy store-owner, supported a series of photographic expeditions to record the Native American population. Joseph K. Dixon led the journey with the intent of recording the "vanishing race" before they completely disappeared, but he soon realized that Native Americans were not vanishing, but evolving. After witnessing the treatment of Native Americans and the poor condition of the reservations, Dixon became an advocate for the rights. Images of Native Americans is a traveling exhibition of the Wanamaker Collection of Native American Photographs from the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8 p.m., Wabash Theater presentation of The Importance of Being Earnest, Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center (Other performances will be given on April 23, 24, & 25)
Set in the airless drawing rooms of turn-of-the century England, Earnest is a comedic assault upon a moralizing, prudish Victorian society. Jack and Algernon, both young gentlemen of quality, have created alternate identities for themselves in order to escape social constraints. In doing so, they set in motion a sequence of misunderstandings that illuminate the hierarchies and hypocrisies of modern life, then and now. A bouquet of cleverness, irony, and absurdity, this "trivial comedy for serious people" is as Wilde’s contemporary Max Beerbohm had it, "beautiful nonsense."
8 p.m., Brass Ensemble & Woodwind Ensemble Concert, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center
8 p.m., Senior Recital by Kyle Prifogle, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
4 p.m., Senior Recital by Jay Brouwer, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
7 p.m., Chamber Orchestra Concert, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
12:10 p.m., Economics Department Speaker: Maria Stanfors, room 114, Baxter Hall.
12:15 p.m., Bach's Lunch Student Organ Recital, College Chapel.
The Bach's Lunch Student Organ Recital will feature juniors, Forrest Craig and Scott Pond, and freshman, Zachary Rohrbach.
8 p.m., Student Recital, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
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. If you have any further questions, call Karen Handley at 765-361-6396 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For a more complete description of each event go to the Wabash College Calendar Web site at: www.wabash.edu/calendar
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 and also is included in Loren Pope’s book, Colleges That Change Lives. Visit www.wabash.edu for more information.