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The Experience


 

September 3
WXAC’s Concert at the Pond #1
Black Bird Society Orchestra
6 to 8 p.m., Sylvan Pond

September 10
WXAC’s Concert at the Pond #2
Djanoholics Anonymous
6 to 8 p.m., Sylvan Pond

September 11
So Far…So Close: Contemporary writers of Tarapaca and Pennsylvania
Chilean authors present their book So far…So Close, a series of photographs, interviews and literary excerpts from regional Chilean and Pennsylvania writers
6:30 to 8 p.m., Science Center Room 256

September 17
WXAC’s Concert at the Pond #3
Klingon Klezmer
6 to 8 p.m., Sylvan Pond

September 18
ART 21 Film Screening #1: Access '14
This world-renowned film series features contemporary artists in dialogue about their practice and is offered free as part of Access '14, a worldwide festival and global initiative, and in collaboration with the New York City based organization Art 21.
4 to 5:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

September 18
From the bench top to the barrel: A chemist's role in the energy industry
A scientific lecture presented by a member of the chemistry community, Dr. Lauren Kreno, who will discuss her work on solutions to the energy crisis from an industrial chemist's prospective.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Science Center Room 256

September 24
WXAC’s Concert at the Pond #4
Albright’s Got Chops
6 to 8 p.m., Sylvan Pond

September 25 to 27
Devious Laughter
A Black-Box format (seating on-stage) production with short plays. Who’s in charge here? Who’s the exam? Who’s got the weapons? And who ordered the fish and chips? Join the Domino Players as they explore the sinister comedies of the Theatre of the Absurd. Each performance will differ slightly.
$5 students
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

September 28
Devious Laughter
2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

October 4
Pops Concert
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

October 4
Barrio Alegria Dance Co & Cantar Campesino
Live Latin dance andmusic from the region’s serious salsaholics.
$5 students
9 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

October 7
Facul-TEA: Finding Sarah
Sarah Eccleston, a Central Pennsylvania native and Civil War nurse spent much of her adult life in 19th century Argentina establishing programs to train kindergarten teachers. Sidney Dreese, College Archivist and Karen Jogan, Ph.D., professor of Spanish, describe their search for Sarah's legacy in Argentina.
4 to 5 p.m., Library - Group Study Room B

October 9
The Whole Macho Enchilada
This exciting and highly interactive option includes Maria Costa's hilarious comedy and characters as well as her dynamic cast of Latin dancers that bring your audience Reggeton, Salsa, Bachata and more.  They will also get your students up dancing as part of the act.  Maria also conducts a talk back session and Q & A.
7 to 8:30 p.m., CCML

October 16
ART 21 Film Screening #1: Access '14
This world-renowned film series features contemporary artists in dialogue about their practice and is offered free as part of Access '14, a worldwide festival and global initiative, and in collaboration with the New York City based organization Art 21.
4 to 5:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

October 19
Lars Potteiger Trio
Albrightians may know Lars Potteiger as the grandson of the late LeRoy Hinkle, D.Ed., professor emeritus of music. But New Yorkers know him as an accomplished and soulful pianist, keyboardist and composer.
3 p.m., Roop Hall

October 21
International Film Series #5
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

October 21
Pope Francis I: Ecumenical Conversation

7 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

Participants on the Panel:

President Lex O. McMillan III
Dr. Victor Forte
John F. Horrigan, Jr.
Father Rich Brensinger
Nancy Knoblauch
Father Joseph Currie, S.J.
Chaplain Paul Clark

October 23
Groundswell Rising
This event will include a movie about fracking and the rise of opposition to it in Pennsylvania. A panel discussion with the director of the film, a Sierra Club representative, the founder of Berks Gas Truth, and three Albright faculty members will follow the film.
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

October 25
Albright Angels Sweet Sixteen
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

October 30
T.J. Parsell Presentation & Cellblock Visions Exhibit

Cellblock Visions is a lively collection of inmate artwork, created behind bars, from county jail to death row, showcasing the alternative art world flourishing in American prisons.  Male and female inmates, having no previous training, turn to art for a sense of respect and as a way to find peace.  They transcend the cramped space, limited light and narrow vistas.  They triumph over security bans with ingenious resourcefulness, extracting color from shampoo, making paint out of M&Ms, and sculpture out of toilet paper.
Presentation by Activist, Author and Filmmaker T.J. Parsell, 4 pm – Klein Lecture Hall following reception 5-7 pm Freedman Gallery
4 to 7 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall & Freedman Gallery

October 30
Synthetic Exploration of Unchelated Manganese Clusters of Reduced Coordination Number: A Reinvention of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation Models

This will be a scientific lecture presented by Prof. Mike Zdilla.  Dr. Zdilla will discuss work from his research group that has focused on development of artificial photosynthesis analogs.
4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Science 256

November 1
Business of Fashion Forum & Career Fair
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Roessner Hall

November 3
Native America Pride Dancers

The mission of the Native Pride Dancers is to educate, inspire, motivate and empower diverse communities to bridge the cultural gaps through indigenous traditions. Each member has been a champion of various competitions in one of the National Pow Wows. Performing in traditional native costumes, they use song, dance, and audience participation to educate their audiences.
7:30 to 9 p.m., Memorial Chapel

November 6
Spirituality and Sensuality

This will be a lecture by S. Brent Plate from Hamilton College. Dr. Plate will be presenting work from his recent book A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects. This book, hailed by the New Republic as "erudite and lyrical" examines the way physical objects and rituals of religion and religious activities affect our sensory experience. The lecture will explore the linkage between the physical and sensory with the spiritual.
4 to 5:30 p.m., Klein 235

November 6
Bees and Bacteria and the Viruses that Infect Them

Dr. Pizzorno is a virologist who has studied the biology of various kinds of viruses for almost three decades. Her latest research pursuits have been on the study of viruses that infect either bacteria or honeybees. Her work has important implications for many different fields, including agriculture where honeybees play a very important role in pollinating plants.
4 to 5:30 p.m., Science 256

November 7 and 8
Maelstrom
Artist-in-residence Jeffrey Lentz '85 and his constant collaborator, Cocol Bernal, are thrilled to premiere the third and final chapter in the award-winning Ubu Saga, a bold and lyrical story of love and redemption told through movement and music alone.
$5 students
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

November 8
An African Showcase

This showcase presents an authentic African art in the form of dance and music. It is a journey through the heart of Africa, bringing intercultural understanding of traditional music and dancing from all over the continent. Special tributes will be done by Albrights own African Diaspora, Xion Step Team, Albright Dance Team, and choral performers. A special guest performance will be done by Sankofa Dance Theater of Baltimore MD, a premier professional African Dance and Drum Ensemble. Sankofa Dance Theater creates and presents world-class, authentic African art in the form of dance, music, and folkways for national and international audiences.
6 to 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel

November 10
Monsieur Lazhar

This touching film tells the story of Monsieur Lazhar, an immigrant from Algeria who is hired to teach at an elementary school in Montreal, and his students, who must deal with the tragic loss of their former teacher. A discussion led by Albright faculty will follow the screening.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

November 12
Sexual Violence Against Women

Vivid depiction of sexual violence against women around the globe, from an informed authority who has presented over 40 awareness events around the globe.
7 to 8:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

November 13
The Responsibility to Protect? Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
In 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in 100 days of genocide.  Join us on for a viewing of "Ghosts of Rwanda", a film that explores the US and international response to this crisis.
6 to 8:30 p.m., CFA 235

November 13
Women & Corporate Leadership
Has the glass ceiling been broken? A look at how women are represented at the highest levels of corporate life, their styles of management and what it takes to get there.
5 to 6:30 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

November 13 to 15
Maelstrom
8 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

November 16
Maelstrom
2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

November 18
Deadly Medicine: The German Medical Profession and Nazi Medical Crimes
Physicians played an important role as planners and implementers of Nazi racial hygiene policy.  This lecture discusses how medical professionals enforced tow significant aspects of Nazi policy: compulsory sterilization and the clandestine "Euthanasia" program, the Nazis', first program of mass murder.
7 to 8:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

November 19
Spectrum Panel
The Gender Resource Center & The Gay Straight Alliance are working with professors and students to come together on a panel to educate students on what it's like to be "out" in today's time, the momentum of same sex marriage and the rise of the spectrum of gender identities.
8 to 10 p.m. – Campus Center South Lounge -W

November 20
ART 21 Film Screening #1: Access '14
This world-renowned film series features contemporary artists in dialogue about their practice and is offered free as part of Access '14, a worldwide festival and global initiative, and in collaboration with the New York City based organization Art 21.
4 to 5:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

November 20
Non–Diplomatic Degrees

Dr. Kathleen Ryan's talk entitled "Non-Diplomatic Degrees!" is going to be an introduction to several topics in graph theory. She is going to discuss the degree sequences of colored and uncolored graphs. This talk is aimed at the general audience. No graph theory or mathematical background is required.
4 to 5:30 p.m., Computer/Math 100

November 20
Colloidal Nanoparticle Alloys

This will be a scientific lecture presented by a member of the chemistry community (Prof. Jill Millstone) Dr. Millstone will discuss work from her research group that has focused on the synthesis and application of nanostructures. 
4:30 to 6 p.m., Science 256

November 20
Jurassic Park – Science or Fiction?
A screening of Jurassic will be followed by a discussion of the faulty science in the movie.  Our science professors will be serving as our panel of experts.  This event is open to those involved in the sciences and those who want to know more.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m., CFA 235

November 20
El Camino: A Unique of Northern Spain
El Camino de Santiago – come and experience a multimedia presentation on a unique historical, cultural and adventurous trip through northern Spain.  Learn about the historical significance of the Camino de Santiago and what this route means to those participating in the adventure in the 21st century.
7 to 8:30 p.m., Science Hall 256

November 20
Barbara Peronteau
November 20th is Transremembrance Day, and the Gender Resource Center with the Gay Straight Alliance are working together to raise awareness.  Barbara Peronteau, is the Chair of the Reading Pride Interfaith Committee.  As an ordained transgendered minister, she spoke locally to students on the issue of transgender.
7 to 8:30 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge

November 21
Gypsy Threads Fashion Show
This annual fall fashion show is organized and presented by the members of Albright College's Club Vogue.  The fashion show showcases garnets that display the talent and dedication of the Albright College students, including the efforts of the committees involved with every facet of the show.  
6 to 8 p.m., Campus Center South Lounge

November 22
Cornucopia, A Symphonic Band Concert
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

November 23
String Chamber Orchestra & Big Cat Jazz Ensemble Concert
3 p.m., Memorial Chapel

December 1
Green & Growing: Student Projects
7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

December 3
Green & Growing: Student Projects
7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

December 4
Albright Student Film & Video Showcase
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

December 5
Xion an Eclectic Experience
This year Xion is excited to bring to the stage Xion and Eclectic Experience, which is our theme for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  We are taking some of the hottest, most explosive songs from the most recent years, using hip hop, modern dance, cultural dancing from the Philippines and many more and merging them with traditional stepping.  A collaboration of style, flare, and rhythm that the Albright campus has yet to experience.
7:30 to 9 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

December 6
Christmas Day – Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

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