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Spring, 2015

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Now through
Friday, February 13

APETURE ARTSAperture Arts – Photographers of Southeast Ohio
Louis O. Palmer Gallery

Exhibition hours: Monday through Friday until 4:00 p.m. by appointment only.

For gallery reservations, call the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122.  For more information on the gallery or its exhibitions, call 740-826-8122 or Gallery Director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105.

Saturday,
January 31

Scholarship Day
All day

Scholarship Days are for high school seniors who have applied for regular undergraduate admission and who qualify for academic scholarships based on their academic performance in high school.  Sponsored by the Office of Admission.

Men’s basketball vs. Otterbein University
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center

Tuesday,
February 3
Wrestling vs. Heidelberg University
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Wednesday,
February 4
Women's basketball vs. University of Mount Union
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Thursday,
February 5

RED CROSSAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive
10:00 to 4:00 p.m., Recreation Center
To make an appointment, click here.

Saturday,
February 7

Scholarship Day
All day

Scholarship Days are for high school seniors who have applied for regular undergraduate admission and who qualify for academic scholarships based on their academic performance in high school.  Sponsored by the Office of Admission.

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

Wednesday,
February 11
Women's basketball vs. Capital University
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Thursday, February 12 through
Sunday, February 15

WORDS WORDS WORDSWords, Words, Words, a play by David Ives
Directed by Instructor in Theatre John Kuhn
Thursday, February 12 through Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre, Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall

TICKETS:  $5 each, available at the door prior to each performance or by calling the theatre box office at 740-826-8376.  Muskingum University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their Muskingum University identification card. This play is recommended for mature audiences.

A one-act play written by David Ives for his collection of six one-act plays, All in the Timing, the play tells the story of Kafka, Milton and Swift, three intelligent chimpanzees who are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of the never-seen Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Hamlet.  The show's title is a reference to a line from Shakespeare's play. The performance comprises the ape characters humorously confronting and conversing with each other in order to understand the purpose of the exercise put upon them.

Friday,
February 13

STEPHEN JAMESGuest artist Stephen James, trumpet
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

James is an orchestral musician, wind band enthusiast, chamber music specialist, music educator and an active guest soloist.  He has performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the College Band Directors National Association conferences, the International Brass Chamber Music Festival,  the American Bandmasters Association and at the International Trumpet Guild conference. He earned his doctor of musical arts degreefrom Michigan State University and his master of music degree from Western Michigan University.  Currently, he serves as adjunct faculty at Spring Arbor University, where he conducts the brass ensemble, teaches brass methods and gives applied lessons on all brass instruments.

Saturday,
February 14

Scholarship Day
All day

Scholarship Days are for high school seniors who have applied for regular undergraduate admission and who qualify for academic scholarships based on their academic performance in high school.  Sponsored by the Office of Admission.

Elyssa Hurley, student vocal recital
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

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

Sunday,
February 15
Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds
The Winds of Change
3:00 p.m.  Brown Chapel
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for youths, are available at the door prior to the performance or by calling 740-826-8182.  Children under age 5 are admitted free.
Wednesday,
February 18
Men’s basketball vs. Wilmington College (OH)
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Thursday,
February 19

FIRST CIRCLELibrary Author Talk
Writers from First Circle
3:30 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336

First Circle, Muskingum University’s annual literary magazine, is dedicated to literature and the arts. Since its founding in 1968, First Circle has collected the poetry, short stories and artwork of students, alumni and faculty.  This Author Talk will feature readings and a discussion of the authors’ work. 

Saturday,
February 21

Men’s basketball vs. John Carroll University
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center

Muskingum Jazz Group
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

Sunday, February 22 through
Monday, March 16

CONCERT CHOIR AND CHAMBER SINGERS



Muskingum University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Spring Tour

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers are the premier choral ensembles at Muskingum University and are under the direction of Dr. Zebulon Highben, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities.  The concerts will feature a wide variety of sacred and secular selections, including works by Palestrina, Nystedt, Betinis and Paulus; music from Russia, Ireland and Argentina; plus a selection of American folk songs and spirituals.  The concerts are free and open to the public.  A free-will offering will be collected to help offset the choirs’ expenses.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 740-826-8095.

 

 

Sunday, February 22. 3:00 p.m.
First Community Church – South Campus
1320 Cambridge Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, March 1, 10:30 a.m. worship service
College Drive Presbyterian Church
2 West High Street
New Concord, Ohio

Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
The Presbyterian Church
142 North Fourth Street
Coshocton, Ohio

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Ragersville Zion United Church of Christ
8831 Crooked Run Road, Southwest
Sugarcreek, Ohio

Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church
1400 Horsepen Road
Richmond, Virginia

Sunday, March 8, 11:00 a.m. worship service
First Presbyterian Church
305 E Main Street
Durham, North Carolina

Sunday, March 8, 4:00 p.m.
A joint performance with the Vox Vivorum men’s chorus, as a part of the Strobilus Arts Series.
Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church
314 Great Ridge Parkway
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Asheville
40 Church Street
Asheville, North Carolina

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
401 Scammel Street
Marietta, Ohio

Monday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Home Concert
Muskingum University Brown Chapel
163 Stormont Street
New Concord, Ohio
Sunday, February 22 through
Thursday, March 19

IMAGES AND EXPRESSIONSImages and Expressions
Artworks by Jim Filkorn, Jon Stucky, Mark Sudduth and others
Sunday, February 22 through Thursday, March 19, Louis O. Palmer Gallery

Reception: Sunday, February 22, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the gallery

Lecture: Art Expressions by Jeannie Kennedy
Tuesday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., at the gallery



Exhibition hours:  Sunday, February 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Monday through Friday until 4:00 p.m. by appointment only.

For gallery reservations, call the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122. For more information on the gallery or its exhibitions, call 740-826-8122 or Gallery Director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105.

Sunday,
February 22

LACROSSEWomen’s lacrosse vs. St. Vincent College
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Wednesday,
February 25

Michael Torres Group, Tower Duo, faculty artist
7:00 p.m., Walter Hall 204

Friday,
February 27

BASEBALLBaseball vs. Denison University
3:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Field

 

 

 

 

 

KATELYN JAHNKEFaculty recital, Katelyn Jahnke, horn
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

Saturday,
February 28

MIRA LILLESDTGuest artist Mira Lillesdt, piano
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

A native of Romania, Lillesdt moved to the United States in 1992. She earned her bachelor of music degree in piano from Bowling Green State University and both her master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff.

Currently an associate professor of music at the University of Mount Union, Liliestedt has been published in Clavier magazine and has served as panelist and presenter for the Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy conference. Her professional experience includes masterclasses and chamber music coaching with James Tocco and Emanuel Ax.

A two-time Presser Award recipient, Liliestedt has been a prizewinner in solo piano and collaborative competitions at the high school, collegiate and graduate levels, and maintains a regular schedule of solo, chamber and concerto performances.  Since 1996, she has been a member of the Appassionata Piano Duo, a musical partnership with pianist Janelle Phinney.

Sunday,
March 1

Baseball vs. Augsburg College
Time to be announced, Mose Morehead Field

 

SEOSOSoutheastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert
3:30 p.m., Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center, Cambridge
TICKETS:  740-826-8197, www.seoso.org or at the door.

Wednesday,
March 4

Women's lacrosse vs. Waynesburg University
4:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Men's lacrosse vs. Franciscan University
7:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Thursday,
March 5

DONNA LONGVisiting writer Donna Long
3:30 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336

Donna J. Long is professor of English at Fairmont State University where she teaches upper-division creative writing classes, 17th-century literature, composition and women’s studies courses. She is editor-in-chief of Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, and her own poems have been published most recently in Kindred, Cooweescoowee, Third Wednesday, Fourth River, and Off the Coast as well as in the anthologies The Southern Poetry Anthology, The Poets Guide to the Birds, and Beloved on the Earth.

Saturday,
March 7
Men's lacrosse vs. Calvin College
11:00 a.m., McConagha Satdium
Monday, March 9 through
Friday, March 13
Undergraduate and Graduate and Continuing Studies spring break
Sunday,
March 15
Men’s lacrosse vs. Defiance College
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Wednesday,
March 18

Softball doubleheader vs. Ohio Wesleyan University
3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Donna Newberry Field

 

AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANYMuskingum University Faculty Special Events Committee

The American Shakespeare Center presents Much Ado About Nothing
Featuring 1970s-inspired costumes and sets

7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
This performance is free and open to the public.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., with pre-show music performed by members of the company.

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) in Staunton, Virginia, recovers the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education. The ASC’s Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, is open year‐round for productions of classic plays, which have been hailed by The Washington Post as “shamelessly entertaining” and by The Boston Globe as “phenomenal... bursting with energy.” Founded in 1988 as Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the organization became the American Shakespeare Center in 2005.
Thursday,
March 19

NAVICKY BOOKLibrary Author Talk
Author Scott Navicky
3:30 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336

Born in Cambridge, Scott Navicky returns to the area to share his book, Humboldt: Or, The Power of Positive Thinking.  Humboldt is content to spend his life “outside amongst the oxygen and unhurried hydrocarbons.” But when his father’s farm is threatened with foreclosure, Humboldt is forced to save it by enrolling in college, leading him on an epic absurdist adventure through Washington politics, New York performance art, Boston bluebloods, post-Katrina New Orleans, multiple murders and holy resurrections.

Friday,
March 20
Muskingum Valley Brass
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Friday, March 27 through
Saturday, March 28

GOLFMuskingum Golf Invitational
Eagle Sticks Golf Club, Zanesville

Friday,
March 27

Spring Preview
All day

Learn more about the people, places and programs that make Muskingum special. The program includes an overview of the academic programs and a presentation by a member of the Student Life staff. Guests will then take a campus tour and enjoy lunch in one of our dining halls, and the program ends with a panel discussion with current students.  Sponsored by the Office of Admission.

Wind Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

Saturday,
March 28

Graduate and Continuing Studies Spring I classes end

Baseball doubleheader vs. Heidelberg University
1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Field

Men’s lacrosse vs. Thiel College
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Sunday, March 29

Michael Torres Group, Patchwork, faculty artist
3:00 p.m., Walter Hall 204

Monday,
March 30
Graduate and Continuing Studies Spring II classes begin
Tuesday,
March 31

Softball vs. Capital University
3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Donna Newberry Field


TENNISWomen’s tennis vs. Capital University
3:30 p.m.

Wednesday,
April 1
Baseball vs. Bethany College (WV)
2:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Field
Thursday, April 2 through
Friday, April 3
Undergraduate Easter break
University offices open April 2, closed April 3
Thursday, April 2 through
Friday, May 1

SENIOR ART EXHIBITSenior Students Exhibition
Artworks by Muskingum University senior students
Thursday, April 2 through Friday, May 1, Louis O. Palmer Gallery

Reception: Thursday, April 2, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Exhibition hours:  Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays by appointment only.

For gallery reservations, call the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122. For more information on the gallery or its exhibitions, call 740-826-8122 or Gallery Director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105.

Friday,
April 3
Baseball doubleheader vs. Marietta College
1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Mose Morehead Field
Saturday,
April 4
Softball doubleheader vs. Thomas More College
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Donna Newberry Field
Wednesday,
April 8

LACROSSEWomen’s lacrosse vs. Otterbein University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOFTBALLSoftball doubleheader vs. Wilmington College (OH)
3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Donna Newberry Field

Friday, April 10 through
Sunday, April 12
ODKParents’ Weekend
Sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa.
Friday,
April 10
Scholarship Recognition Day
3:15 p.m., Brown Chapel
Saturday,
April 11

Softball doubleheader vs. Ohio Northern University
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Donna Newberry Field

Men’s lacrosse vs. Capital University
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Student Honors Music Recital
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

Tuesday,
April 14

Baseball doubleheader vs. University of Mount Union
1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Mose Morehead Field

Wednesday,
April 15

Baseball vs. Ohio Wesleyan University
4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Field

Men’s lacrosse vs. University of Mount Union
7:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Thursday, April 16 through
Sunday, April 19

BYE BYE BIRDIEBye Bye Birdie, Book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse.
Directed by Instructor in Theatre John Kuhn
Musical direction by Assistant Professor of Music Olga Perez-Flora
Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre, Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall

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

Originally titled Let's Go Steady, this satire on American society is set in 1958 and was inspired by the phenomenal popularity of Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957.  The original 1960-61 Broadway production was a Tony Award-winner. It spawned a London production and several major revivals, a sequel, a 1963 film and a 1995 television production.

Thursday,
April 16

Library Author Talk
3:30 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336
Dr. Joy Cowdery, Janet Brown Rothwell Distinguished Professor of Education and Dr. Ky Davis, Associate Professor of Education

This panel discussion will focus on the topic of the importance of research and publishing in the education field.

Softball doubleheader vs. Bethany College (WV)
3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Donna Newberry Field

Saturday,
April 18

Baseball doubleheader vs. Otterbein University
1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Mose Morehead Field

Women’s lacrosse vs. Wilmington College (OH)
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Sunday,
April 19

Softball doubleheader vs. Washington and Jefferson College
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Donna Newberry Field

Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra
Classical Selections
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
TICKETS:  At the door or by calling 740-826-8197.

Monday, April 20 through
Friday, April 24

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP WEEKUndergraduate Research and Scholarship Week

Monday, April 20
James A. Bradford Colloquium
7:00 p.m., Boyd Science Center

Thursday, April 23
Homer Anderson Lecture
6:00 p.m., Boyd Science Center 343

Poster Presentations
7:00 p.m., Boyd Science Center lobby

Tuesday,
April 21
Instrumental Chamber Ensembles
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Wednesday,
April 22
Men’s lacrosse vs. Baldwin-Wallace University
Time to be announced, McConagha Stadium
Friday,
April 24

Spring Bands Concert
Featuring the Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

Saturday,
April 25

Softball doubleheader vs. Baldwin-Wallace University
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Donna Newberry Field

Women’s lacrosse vs. John Carroll University
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Sunday,
April 26

Vocal Chamber Ensembles
Featuring the Chamber Singers, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel


TROMBONEFaculty music recital, Lucas Kaspar, trombone
With guest artist Evan Robinson
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

Tuesday,
April 28
Baseball vs. Wittenberg University
4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Field
Wednesday,
April 29

Undergraduate classes end

Baseball vs. Washington and Jefferson College
4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Field

Friday, May 1 through
Thursday, May 7
Undergraduate final examinations
Saturday,
May 2
Baseball doubleheader vs. John Carroll University
1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Mose Morehead Field
Sunday,
May 3

SPRING BANDS CONCERTMuskingum Valley Symphonic Winds
Celebrations, with the Muskingum University Choirs
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for youths, are available at the door prior to the performance or by calling 740-826-8182.  Children under age 5 are admitted free. 

Thursday,
May 7
Graduate Commencement
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Saturday,
May 9

COMMENCEMENTUndergraduate Commencement
10:00 a.m.,  Baccalaureate, Brown Chapel
1:30 p.m., Commencement, Recreation Center

Attention, Class of 2015, friends and families. Click here to view the Student Life Commencement page to get all the information you need for Commencement.

Monday,
May 11

Graduate and Continuing Studies Summer classes begin

May Term classes begin

Friday,
June 5

May Term classes end

Saturday,
June 6

Graduate and Continuing Studies Spring II classes end

Friday, June 19 through
Sunday, June 21

ALUMNI WEEKENDAlumni Weekend 2015

Reunion celebrations - classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965 (50th anniversary,) 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990 (25th anniversary).

All Muskies are warmly invited, regardless of class year.

Saturday,
August 15

Graduate and Continuing Studies Summer classes end