EVENTS

 

April 12, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/12/2018 - 04/28/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Student Art Exhibit
Student Art Exhibit
AEGON Gallery (inside Jones Visual Art Center), Danville KY

 
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT (in conjunction with the RICE Symposium)
• Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 12 •
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

April 22, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/22/2018
2:00 pm

Flute Recital
Flute Recital
Norton Center – Foyer, Danville KY

 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

04/22/2018
3:00 pm

Voice Recitals
Voice Recitals
Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall (Grant 114), Danville KY

 
Students of voice instructors Marie-France Duclos, Catherine Nardolillo, and Gregory Turay will perform.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 
 

April 23, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/23/2018
7:00 pm

Why Superheroes?
Why Superheroes?
Norton Center for the Arts – Weisiger Theatre, Danville KY

 
Join us for a community conversation about superheroes and their growing mainstream popularity. The talk will be guided by your participation and questions for our distinguished panel who are well-versed in art, education, film, literature, psychology, sociology, and superhero culture.
 
Led by an esteemed group of Centre faculty, staff, and students, this will be an open discussion about the soaring popularity of superheroes, why superheroes exist, politicians as superheroes, and whatever related topic you care to add to the conversation. (Panelists include: Evan Aroko, Ryan Lanigan, Stacey Peebles, Donna Plummer, Ain Simpson, and Beau Weston.)
 
Lanigan’s book The X Presidents, depicting our country’s leaders as superheroes and villains, will be available for sale, along with select prints.
 
FREE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
All ages welcome!
 

April 24, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/24/2018
7:00 pm

CONVO: Muslim Heroines in Graphic Narratives
CONVO: Muslim Heroines in Graphic Narratives
Young Hall – Auditorium (Room 113), Danville KY

 
Veiled Superheroes: Muslim Heroines in the World of Graphic Narratives
In her latest book, Sophia Rose Arjana explores the world of graphic narratives – comic books, webcomics, and animation – and the Muslim superheroines who populate these texts. From the world of Marvel where we encounter a teenage superhero named Kamala Khan to the Burka Avenger of Pakistan, these Muslim girls and women are portrayed as independent, strong, and heroic. These characters also illustrate how religious clothing and superhero costuming can be used in ways that challenge stereotypes and recast veiling as a liberative practice. Sophia Rose Arjana is a scholar of religion at Western Kentucky University and has published three books on Islamic subjects.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

April 25, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/25/2018
7:30 pm

Centre Singers & Concert Choir
Centre Singers & Concert Choir
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Centre Singers and Concert Choir will perform.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

April 26, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/26/2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Emerging Professionals: Time to Search for Graduate Schools
Emerging Professionals: Time to Search for Graduate Schools
CCPD Seminar Room, Danville

 
Come learn tips and tricks on how to research and prepare for the graduate school admissions process!
 

04/26/2018
7:30 pm

CONVO: Olio — A Reading by poet Tyehimba Jess
CONVO: Olio — A Reading by poet Tyehimba Jess
The Presbyterian Church of Danville, Danville KY

 
Olio: A Reading by 2017 Pulitzer-Prize winner in poetry Tyehimba Jess
A Reading by 2017 Pulitzer-Prize winner Poet Tyehimba Jess, or, as we describe it, “Cultural Innovators of the 19th-century African Diaspora as featured in Tyehimba Jess’s Olio.” The traditions in structure and form of pre-colonial African musical styles and African-American musical expression not only inform, but constitute the very framework with which Jess constructs these poems. Through his poem sequences imagined in different voices, combined with relevant descriptive quotations, Jess encourages readers to explore the history and experiences of a number of musicians and artists, including Scott Joplin, African American/Native American sculptor Edmonia Lewis, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, performer Blind Tom, and others. In one very thought provoking moment, Jess encourages us to rip a page from history (in the book) and own it, confront it, and mold and shape our perception thereof. In page after page he manages to dismantle Eurocentrism and reveal the richness of America’s artistic tradition, so built upon the talents of post-colonial artistic strivings.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

April 28, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/28/2018
9:30 am

CONVO: John C. Young Symposium
CONVO: John C. Young Symposium
Crounse Hall – Vahlkamp Theatre, Danville KY

 
John C. Young Scholars for 2017-2018: Cameron Beach, Vrinda Desai, Jessica Haralu, Brendan Holly, Emily McGlone, Amorist Parks, and Elizabeth Williams
 
MORNING SESSION • 9:30 a.m.
AFTERNOON SESSION • 1 p.m.
 
Each JCY scholar will give a 20-minute presentation on their work and take questions for 10 minutes. Four presentations will occur in the morning session and three presentations will occur in the afternoon session. Students may receive one convo credit for attending all of the presentations in the morning session and/or one convo credit for attending all of the presentations in the afternoon session.
 

 

04/28/2018
4:00 pm

CONVO: Symphony Orchestra & Wind Ensemble
CONVO: Symphony Orchestra & Wind Ensemble
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Director of Instrumental Ensembles Robert Seebacher conducts the Centre Symphony Orchestra and Centre Wind Ensemble in a concert of music the students have been working on all semester.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

April 29, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/29/2018
2:00 pm

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site: The Musical
Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow’s day of work? Join the Norton Center as this world premiere musical, based upon the best-selling book by the same title, makes its Newlin Hall debut!
 
PLUS, audiences can enjoy getting up close with trucks, construction vehicles, and other BIG machines at our Mighty Machine Park, a block from the Norton Center on the day of the performance for just $5 more per ticket.
 
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April 30, 2018

Date/Time Event
04/30/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Piano Recitals
Piano Recitals
Gillespie Recital Hall – Grant Hall 114, Danville KY

 
TWO PERFORMANCES: 6 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Piano recitals performed by Centre students of Elizabeth Wolfe, Instructor of Piano.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
[Free parking available in the Norton Center parking lot.]
 
 

04/30/2018
7:00 pm

Kentucky Ensemble Concert
Kentucky Ensemble Concert
Combs Center (Warehouse), Danville KY

 
The Kentucky Music Ensemble, directed by Professor Nathan Link, will present a program of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, folk, and popular music styles with connections to Kentucky and other parts of the American South.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

May 1, 2018

Date/Time Event
05/01/2018
7:00 pm

CONVO: Honors Night
CONVO: Honors Night
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Noah Martin ’18 and Amaryst Parks ’18 will be the Senior Speakers for the Honors Convocation. We look forward to hearing their comments and celebrating student achievement over the past year.
 

May 2, 2018

Date/Time Event
05/02/2018
7:30 pm

CentreJazz
CentreJazz
Combs Center (Warehouse), Danville KY

 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

05/02/2018
7:30 pm

CONVO: Ritual & Public Healing - Uganda’s Civil War
CONVO: Ritual & Public Healing - Uganda’s Civil War
Young Hall – Auditorium (Room 113), Danville KY

 
The Politics of Dead Ancestors: Ritual, Representation and Public Healing During Uganda’s Civil War
This convocation explores the history and practice of ancestral veneration during Uganda’s Civil War during the 1980s. As Uganda’s central government and dissenting military guerrilla operatives engaged in a six-year conflict, communities in the precolonial Kingdom of Buganda — where the majority of the war unfolded — prayed to and were possessed by their dead ancestors to secure consolation and public healing during a period when the state had largely collapsed and when medical technologies were largely absent. This convocation shows how local communities under military threat and displacement publicly performed and theatrically represented public healing during moments of considerable economic and cultural rupture. The presenter is George Mpanga, who is a current research associate for the University of Virginia’s project on the anthropology of alcoholism and conflict in urban Uganda. His work in the past has included conducting research with, although not limited to, the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Chicago, and Michigan. His most recent work is featured on the BBC documentary series, Who Do You Think You Are? Mpanga was also the co-director of the Centre-in-Eastern African program for 2014 and 2016.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

May 3, 2018

Date/Time Event
05/03/2018
8:00 pm

CONVO: Spring Dance Concert
CONVO: Spring Dance Concert
Norton Center for the Arts – Weisiger Theatre, Danville KY

 
This annual event is a student-driven celebration of the diversity of dance and a culminating performance offered through the dance classes at Centre. Students have the opportunity to present their own choreography, as well as to work with regional guest choreographers in this entertaining and multi-faceted dance production.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

May 4, 2018

Date/Time Event
05/04/2018
6:00 pm

Voice Recital: Emma King
Voice Recital: Emma King
Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall (Grant 114), Danville KY

 
Centre College senior Emma King ’18 will perform.
 
FREE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

May 6, 2018

Date/Time Event
05/06/2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Spring Open House
Spring Open House
Centre College, Danville Kentucky

 
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES:
Join us this spring for an in-depth look at the Centre College Experience and the admission process at our Open House.
 
Here is what you can expect from the day’s schedule:
• Welcome Session including a Panel Discussion
• Campus Tour
• Reception – Enjoy refreshments and conversation with our staff and faculty
 
Planned activities provide a terrific opportunity to get acquainted with Centre whether you’re just beginning your college search, or you’re already well underway!
 
REGISTER FOR EVENT
 

05/06/2018
4:00 pm

Voice Recital: Jessica Haralu
Voice Recital: Jessica Haralu
Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall (Grant 114), Danville KY

 
Centre College senior Jessica Haralu ’18 will perform.
 
FREE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

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