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Fall, 2014

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Now through
Saturday, November 22


Remaining events:

Thursday, November 20

Global Coffeehouse
9:00 p.m., Kelley Coffeehouse
Come to Brewed Awakenings for a cross-cultural experience with coffee, snacks and activities. 
Open to Muskingum University students and faculty only.



Friday, November 21

Latin Dance Party
9:00 p.m., Chess Center Social Hall
Salsa Magic will  present a salsa dance workshop and then the Chess Center will become a Latin Dance Club. 
Open to Muskingum University students only.

Saturday, November 22

25th Annual International Dinner and Talent Show
6:00 p.m., John Glenn Gym
TICKETS:  $10, adults; $5, children 12 and under. Tickets must be purchased by November 14 and can be reserved by calling 740-826-8080, weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open to the public.

Enjoy a buffet of international foods and be entertained by dancing, musical performers and other amazing acts of talent.  Tickets are required for the dinner, but visitors may watch the talent show from the upper balcony of the gym. 

International Education Week is sponsored by International Student Services, World Vision, Student Senate, Weekend Funding, Chinese Culture Club, MPB, French Club and Spanish Club.

Now through
Thursday, December 4

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

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.

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

Opening the concert will be the Muskingum Jazz Group, led by trumpeter Don Kason and featuring Len Thomas, piano; Dave Jacobs, bass; Kenny Joseph, guitar; Bill Armstrong, drums; and Steven Johnson, saxophone. The group will perform traditional 20th-century Jazz including Swing, Latin-American, Bebop and Blues.

The Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Instructor of Music Lucas Kaspar, will perform music ranging from authentic New Orleans Dixieland to traditional Big Band Swing.  Also included will be a new contemporary jazz composition with Muskingum students Michael Drake on saxophone and Kurt Wolf on drums. Vocalist for the ensemble will be Muskingum student Stacy Russell.

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.

November 25

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

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

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

December 3

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

December 4

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

December 5
Undergraduate classes end
December 6

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

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
December 13

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

December 17

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

December 20

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