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Fall, 2014

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Reminder TURN CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR
Saturday,
November 1

Admission Open House
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Boyd Science Center 343
Learn more about the people, places, and programs that make Muskingum special. Morning refreshments are followed by a welcome address and introduction to the university, a presentation on academic programs by faculty, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from the Admission and Student Financial Services offices, group campus tours and lunch.

Football vs. John Carroll University
1:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Breast Cancer Awareness Game

Women’s soccer vs. John Carroll University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Senior Night

 

MUSICAL THEATREMusical Theatre Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

Selections for the performance include Ain't It Awful, The Heat? from Street Scene, Ohio from Wonderful Town, Raise Your Voice from Sister Act, Abbondanza from Most Happy Fella, Anything Goes from Anything Goes, Turn It Off from The Book of Mormon and Champagne's Delicious Bubbles from Die Fledermaus. Directed by Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Olga Perez-Flora, the cast includes the following Muskingum students: Claudia Coffey, Aaron Jacob Vance, Stacy Russell, Jess Perry, Nick Alesandrini, John Webb, James Martin, Kaylee Piatt, Mallory Fischer, Maddeline Lobaugh, Olivia Brown, Elizabeth Files, Kayla Shreve, Lucy Falls and Adam Livingston.

Sunday,
November 2

CONCERT CHOIR AND CHAMBER SINGERSFall Choral Concert
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Featuring the Department of Music’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers with the 2014 YouthFest Honors Chorus

Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Dr. Zebulon Highben, the concert will feature a variety of sacred and secular selections, including music from Russia, Germany, Argentina, England and Scotland, plus spirituals, gospel music and other genres.

The Department of Music’s YouthFest program is an annual event attended by high school music students who are nominated to attend by their music teachers.  During the course of the program, students attend a variety of seminars taught by Muskingum’s music faculty and then appear in a public performance.  This year’s YouthFest Honor Chorus is comprised of 70 high school students representing 17 school districts in central, southeastern and eastern Ohio.

Friday,
November 7

BAROQUE MUSICThe Elegant Baroque
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
A premiere performance format, featuring the Department of Music’s Chamber Singers, faculty and guest artists.

Saturday,
November 8

Muskie Whopper “XTRA-VAGANZA" speech tournament
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall
An intercollegiate speech and performance contest with cash prizes for finalists in 10 events: Stand Up Comedy, TED Talks, Audition Monologues, Improvisational Duo, Poetry Slam, Current Events Speaking, Editorial Impromptu, Radio News Broadcasting, Story Slam and a "Muskie" original, "The Whopper." For more information, contact Director of Forensics Rachel Pollock at 740-826-8458.

 

Football vs. Marietta College
1:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Senior Day

Sunday,
November 9

MOZARTMuskingum Valley Symphonic Winds Mozart and Magic
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
TICKETS:  At the door prior to the performance or by calling 7740-826-8182.

Tuesday,
November 11

Admission Open House
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Learn more about the people, places, and programs that make Muskingum special. Morning refreshments are followed by a welcome address and introduction to the university, a presentation on academic programs by faculty, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from the Admission and Student Financial Services offices, group campus tours and lunch.

Thursday, November 13 through Sunday, November 16

TWO POINT OHTwo Point Oh, a play by Jeffrey Jackson
Directed by Professor of Theatre Dr. Diana Rao
November 13, 14, 15 at 8:00 p.m., November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre, Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall

TICKETS:  At the door, $5 each, prior to each performance, or by calling the box office at 740-826-8376, also at $5 each. Muskingum University faculty, staff and students admitted free with Muskingum identification card.

A pioneering software mogul, Elliot Leeds, makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Months later, his grief-paralyzed widow Melanie discovers Elliot's greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself.   “Elliot 2.0” is a talking, thinking, virtual soul on a video screen that can answer questions, hold conversations, share memories and perhaps even grow in intelligence and capacity. The question:  Is he alive? The cast features Blake Nesselroad ’16 as Elliot Leeds, Meghan Murray ’15 as Melaine Leeds, Dylan Parker ’17 as Ben Robbins, Olivia Brown ’17 as Catherine Powell and Adam Livingston’17 as Jerry Gold. 

Thursday,
November 13

Chamber Ensembles concert
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

Friday,
November 14

Admission Open House
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Learn more about the people, places, and programs that make Muskingum special. Morning refreshments are followed by a welcome address and introduction to the university, a presentation on academic programs by faculty, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from the Admission and Student Financial Services offices, group campus tours and lunch.

Sunday, November 16 through
Thursday, December 4

STUDENT ARTAnnual Student Competition Exhibition
Artworks by Muskingum University students
November 16 through December 4
Louis O. Palmer Gallery

Reception:  November 16, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the gallery

For information on gallery hours, click here or contact gallery director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105 or the Office of Vice President Academic Affairs at 740-826-8121.

Sunday,
November 16

Fall Bands Concert
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Featuring the Department of Music’s Wind Ensemble and the 2014 YouthFest Honors Band

Tuesday,
November 18

WOMEN BASKETBALLWomen’s basketball vs. Bethany College
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

Wednesday,
November 19

MEN BASKETBALLMen’s basketball vs. Oberlin College
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

Thursday,
November 20

ADAMS BOOKLibrary Author Talk
Assistant Professor of English Dr. Amanda Adams
3:30 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336

Dr. Adams’ newest book is Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour. Expanding our understanding of what it meant to be a 19th-century author,  Dr. Adams takes up the concept of performative, embodied authorship in relationship to the transatlantic lecture tour. She argues that these tours were a central aspect of 19th-century authorship at a time when authors were becoming international celebrities. Spanning the years 1834 to 1904, her book examines the British lecture tours of American authors including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain, and the American lecture tours of British writers including Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Matthew Arnold. In highlighting the wide range of authors who participated in this phenomenon, Dr. Adams makes a case for the lecture tour as a microcosm for 19th-century authorship in all its contradictions and complexity. Dr. Adams joined the faculty at Muskingum in 2010, after teaching at Miami University and Temple University. She has a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Her specialty is 19th-century literature, with a focus on transatlantic culture and gender.

Friday,
November 21

JAZZAn Evening of Jazz
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Featuring the Department of Music’s Jazz Ensemble and the Muskingum Jazz Group

Sunday,
November 23

BASKETBALLMen’s basketball vs. Kenyon College
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center

 

 

 





HANDELSoutheastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah with The Muskingum University Choirs and Choral Society
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
TICKETS:  $12 for adults, available at the door or by calling 740-826-8197.  Children and students admitted free.

Tuesday,
November 25

Men’s basketball vs. Bethany College
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

Wednesday, November 26 through Friday, November 28 THANKSGIVINGUndergraduate Thanksgiving break
Wednesday,
November 26

Women’s basketball vs. College of Mount Saint Joseph
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

Wednesday,
December 3

Men’s basketball vs. Marietta College
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

Thursday,
December 4

HOLIDAY POPSSoutheastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra
Free Holiday Pops Concert
7:00 p.m., Secrest Auditorium, 334 Shinnick Street, Zanesville.

Friday,
December 5
Undergraduate classes end
Saturday,
December 6

Women’s basketball vs. Heidelberg University
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center

Sunday,
December 7

VESPERSAdvent-Christmas Vespers
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Featuring the Department of Music’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers with the Muskingum Valley Brass.  Prelude music begins at 6:45 p.m.

Monday, December 8 through Friday, December 12 FINAL EXAMSUndergraduate final examinations
Saturday,
December 13

Men’s basketball vs. Baldwin-Wallace College
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center

Wednesday,
December 17

WOMENS BASKETBALLWomen’s basketball vs. Otterbein University
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

Saturday,
December 20

MENS BASKETBALLMen’s basketball vs. Ohio Northern University
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center