Public Events

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra All Souls Observance

Greene Chapel, 7:30 PM

On Monday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel, the Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra will perform the All Souls Musical Meditation. HCCO will be joined by student organist Thomas Alexander and the Compline Choir to present Maurice Durufle's Requiem, an Odyssey Project undertaken by Mr. Alexander. The program will also include a new work by Griebling, "Rainbow Man." The title is a reference to a Native American spirit from Zuni tribe of New Mexico.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Great War Traveling Exhibit

Bailey Library, 8:00 AM

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I showcases images from the Arkansas State Archives' holdings, including original documents, photographs, posters, maps and historical objects that tell the story of Arkansas's role during World War I, at home and on the battlefields. The panels cover the chronology of the war as well as various facets of the conflict: training troops in Arkansas, actions overseas, the Home Front, providing for the war, healthcare and Arkansas heroes. The Great War:  Life at Hendrix," an exhibit of materials from the Hendrix Archives, will also be on display in the library. 

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Brassed Off: A Film Screening with Dr. Čapek and Dr. Renshaw

Murphy House , 7:00 PM

Dr. Stella Čapek, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James, Assistant Professor of Music, will present a screening of the film Brassed Off on Friday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Murphy House. Set in the 1980s, Brassed Off tells the story of a coal mine in northern England that is facing closure as part of the government’s efforts to transition to nuclear power. The movie explores the mine closure's devastating impacts on the town itself and its resident brass band. After the film, Dr. Čapek and Dr. Renshaw will lead a discussion on the societal impacts of closing mines and the power of music to hold people together in difficult times. This event is open to the public, and popcorn will be provided!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Hendrix College Wind Ensemble Concert: A Night at the Movies

Staples Auditorium, 7:30 PM

The Hendrix College Wind Ensemble presents its Fall Concert titled "A Night at the Movies." Conducted by Hendrix Director of Bands Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James, the Wind Ensemble will perform a collection of music that has been used in movies or has been written specifically for movies. In addition, Film Studies students and members of the Wind Ensemble will present information about each of the pieces and their movies and will also tie in multimedia presentations with the music being performed. The program includes the following pieces:Julius Fučík: Entry of the Gladiators (from Big Fish)Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry (from Brassed Off) - featuring members of the Natural State Brass BandLudwig van Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 (from Immortal Beloved)Igor Stravinsky: Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird (from Fantasia 2000)Arr. Stephen Bulla: Bond...James BondHoward Shore: Symphonic Suite from The Fellowship of the RingJohn Williams: Symphonic Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens In addition to the above program, the Percussion Ensemble will be giving a pre-concert performance at 7:15 p.m. in the Staples Lobby.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

Murphy Seminar Room , 3:00 PM

The Marshall T. Steel Center will host the eighteenth annual meeting of the South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. The conference will be held Friday through Saturday, November 17 - 18, 2017 at Hendrix College, in Conway, Arkansas. As with other Seminars in Early Modern Philosophy held throughout North America and Europe every year, the papers presented here will cover subjects in philosophy from (roughly) the period from Montaigne to Kant.  Ten papers will be presented during the conference. For more information, please visit: for a complete list of titles and presenters.  The conference organizer is Dr. Fred Ablondi, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Marshall T. Steel Center for the study of Religion and Philosophy. Questions may be directed to Dr. Ablondi at
As a prelude to the conference, guest speaker - Dr. Gideon Manning, Scholar of Philosophy (and presenter at the conference) will give a public talk, Death: A History,  on Thursday evening, November 16th at 7 pm in the Mills Center, Room B. The talk will be followed by an opportunity to meet and visit with Dr. Manning in the Mills Center lobby.
Attendance to both the conference and the talk by Dr. Manning are free and open to all.
A reservation is required for conference attendance; please contact Tammy Vanaman at to make your reservation by November 1.

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