Public Events

All events listed in this calendar are free and open to the public. Contact the sponsoring department or organization for additional information.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Anthropologist and Immigration Expert Jason De León

Mills B, 7:00 PM

Jason De León, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Undocumented Migration Project at the University of Michigan, is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and the recipient of the 2016 Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology for his book Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (UC Press, 2015). Dr. De León’s work addresses migration through an innovative combination of archeology, anthropology, and visual documentation. His talk, titled “Soldiers and Kings: Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico,” is sponsored by the Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shively Odyssey Professorship and is free and open to the public. 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fall Family Weekend Concert

Staples Auditorium, 10:00 AM

Fall Family Weekend Concert is Saturday October 7 at 10:00 AM in Staples Auditorium, featuring performances by the Hendrix College Choir Dr. Andrew Morgan conductor, Wind Ensemble Dr. Gretchen Renshaw-James conductor, and Chamber Orchestra Karen Griebling conductor. 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Conway ArtsFest Concert

Conway First United Methodist Church, 3:00 PM

The Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra will also be performing works by Hendrix student composer Danielle Rosson and faculty composer Karen Griebling at the Conway ArtFest concert at 3:00 PM on Saturday October 7 at Conway First United Methodist Church. Alumna ('17) Sydney Hickok will also have a new scene from her opera, "Abelard and Heloise" premiered by Hendrix students Bridget Yelk, mezzo soprano, and Joshua Beggs, tenor, at the Conway ArtsFest Concert at 3:00 PM on Saturday October 7. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Faculty Recital and CD Release Party for Karen Griebling, composer

Reves Recital Hall, 7:30 PM

Join us fro a concert of music by Karen Griebling from her two new CDs, "Richard III" and "Fractal Heart" on Centaur.  Griebling will be joined by alumna Stephanie Smittle and Adjunct Instructor of Voice Kara Claybrook, sopranos, and colleagues from UCA, Dr. Stefanie Dickinson piano, and Larry Jones trumpet. A reception in Treischmann Gallery will follow.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Vanishing Acts: Black Labor, Social Absence, & Civil Rights Reform, a Lecture by Visiting Mellon Scholar Dr. GerShun Avilez '02

Murphy House , 4:15 PM

In this talk, Dr. Avilez '02 explores how literary culture takes up the question of civil rights reform in the 1960s, which sought to integrate Black citizens more fully into the social and working world. Avilez argues that literature can help us to recognize the gap between advancements in civil rights policy and the actual lived experiences of target populations. Specifically, he demonstrates how limited employment opportunities reflect impediments to Black civic equality even in the context of legislative reform. He shows how representations of Black labor reveal the unsteady state of Black citizenship.

Reception to follow. 

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