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50 years of Arts and Humanities

October Events

Oct. 1

Public Lecture by Professor Roger Stalley, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, Trinity College Dublin 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Bloch Hall, Creative Arts Center.

The Book of Kells (Trinity College Dublin MS 58) ca.800, contains the four Gospels in Latin, canon tables & summaries of the gospel narratives and fabulous illustrations. What makes the work so remarkable? Stalley looks in turn at the micro ornament (& how it was done), the range of color (& new discoveries about pigments), wit & humor, the bizarre range of ornamental motifs etc. He will discuss the circumstances in which it was made and ask, did the Vikings killed the sole illuminator?

Oct. 1

Lecture/Recital 7:30-9:00 p.m. 
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra Concert.

Oct. 4

WVU Choral Concert 3-5 p.m.
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Morgantown

Free and open to the public.

Oct. 5

WVU Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Gladys G. Davis Theatre

Oct. 6

WVU Wind Symphony Concert 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

Oct. 7

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 9:30 a.m.
College of Law

The court will hear oral arguments. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 7

Reading 7 p.m.
130 Colson Hall

Professor Alison Bass from Reed College of Media will give a free public reading from her new book, “Getting Screwed.” Bass weaves the true stories of sex workers and the latest research on prostitution into a journalistic account of how women (and some men) navigate a culture that routinely accepts the implicit exchange of sex for money, status, or even a good meal, but imposes heavy penalties on those who make such bargains explicit. 

Oct. 8

Reception for the 35th Anniversary of the Center for Women's (and Gender) Studies.  3:00-6:00 p.m.  
Elizabeth Moore Hall

Join us for a reception to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Center for Women's (and Gender) Studies at WVU. The reception will begin with words of welcome and a special announcement will occur at 4:15PM. Time capsule opening with reception to follow.

Oct. 8

Cynthia Myerberg Lecture in Art & Design  5-6 p.m.
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall

Janet Koplos, a New York-based art critic and lecturer, has served as a guest editor of American Craft magazine and senior editor at Art in America magazine, where she is now a contributing editor.   

Oct. 14

School of Music Guest Artist Recital 8:15-9:45 p.m.         
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall

Awea Duo features Masahito Sugihara on saxophone and Jennifer Brimson Cooper on flute. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 15-Dec. 9

Graphic design and printmaking exhibit          
Laura Mesaros Gallery at the Creative Arts Center

Oct. 15

Reading 7:30-9:00 p.m.          
Robinson Reading Room, WVU Downtown Library 

Susan Straight, author of "Between Heaven and Here," will give a public reading of her works. Professor Straight has been selected to lead the 2015 Virginia Butts Sturm Writer-in-Residence Workshop.

Oct. 15

Visiting Artist Lecture 5-6 p.m. 
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall

John Peña is a visual artist, illustrator and educator who makes art as a way of exploring the natural world and his daily interactions. 

Oct. 15

Faculty Recital 8-9:30 p.m.  
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall

William Skidmore on cello. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 17

Academic Conference  9 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m.   
Creative Arts Center 200A (Bloch Hall) 

Fall meeting of the Allegheny Chapter of the American Musicological Society, including an afternoon roundtable of scholars from the region speaking about music history pedagogy.


Oct. 17

Conference: Objects and Subjects: Material Cultures of the Civil War Era            
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Ming Hsieh, room G21 

Eight historians from across the nation are at the forefront of the scholarly field of material culture studies. Bridging history and art history, this event can contribute to the push to establish a Center for the Humanities.

9 a.m. The Strange Career of Preston Brooks’s Cane , Michael Woods, Department of History Marshall University

10 a.m. The Sherman Ceremonial Sword and the Art of War , Ruthie Dibble, Department of Art History, Yale University

11 a.m. Clothing, Medicine, and Disease in the Civil War Era , Sarah Jones Weicksel, Department of History, University of Chicago

2 p.m. The Worth of Writing Materials during the Civil War, L. Bao Bui, Department of History, University of Illinois

3 p.m . Vacationing with the War: Maine’s Regimental Summer Cottages C. Ian Stevenson, American Studies Program, Boston University

4 p.m. Taking Things Seriously: A Discussion about Civil War Material Cultures: Peter Carmichael, Department of History, Gettysburg College; Brian Miller, Department of History, Emporia State University; Megan Nelson, Independent Scholar, Lincoln, Massachusetts; and Jason Phillips, WVU Department of History.

Oct. 22

WVU Musical Theatre Production: "Kiss Me Kate." 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

A joint production of the WVU School of Music and the WVU School of Theatre and Dance. Repeats Oct. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 25 2-4 p.m.

Oct. 25

Recital 7:30-9:00 p.m.   
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, Creative Arts Center

Recital from Associate Professor of Violin Mikylah McTeer.

Oct. 26

Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30-9 p.m. 
Gladys G. Davis Theatre

Oct. 26-27

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar/Anniversary Celebration 
Time and location to be determined. 

Dr. Michael Berube will give the keynote address on Oct. 27.

Oct. 30

John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine. Noon.              
College of Law Events Center
University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Professor Christopher Holman to speak.