Events

 
Date/Time Event
01/22/2018 - 03/02/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

ART EXHIBIT: Americans Who Tell the Truth
ART EXHIBIT: Americans Who Tell the Truth
AEGON Gallery (inside Jones Visual Art Center), Danville KY

 
American’s Who Tell the Truth: Portraits by Robert Shetterly
Artist and activist Robert Shetterly will be in residence at Centre College as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow the week of February 19-23, when he will meet with students and exhibit his artwork. His extensive, ongoing portrait series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” highlights citizens who “courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness.” The portraits are painted in a realistic manner and inscribed with a relevant quote from the person. Sixteen portraits will be on display in the AEGON Gallery of the Jones Visual Arts Center on Centre’s campus. Along with well-known figures, many portraits are of unsung heroes, who work for what their conscience tells them is right. Issues in the following fields are addressed by those in the exhibit: human rights, civil rights, politics, peace, armed forces, domestic violence, health care, environmental damage, education, workers rights.
 
ARTIST’S RECEPTION in AEGON Gallery — Tuesday, February 20 at 6 p.m.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

02/16/2018 - 02/18/2018
5:00 pm - 9:30 am

Diversity, Service, & Leadership Weekend
Diversity, Service, & Leadership Weekend
Centre College, Danville KY

 
The Admission Office invites senior high school students passionate about issues regarding race, ethnicity, religion, the LGBTQ community, class, and community service to attend this weekend of workshops. Our theme this year will be “Identity;” students planning to attend the weekend should expect to explore different facets of their own identity as well as learn from others participating in the weekend. Be ready to engage in conversation with our faculty, students, and each other! Students interested in the New Horizons Scholarship and Bonner Scholars Program are strongly encouraged to attend. We encourage students to arrive early on Friday in order to observe a class, interview with an admission representative, and meet with a professor. Students are also highly encouraged to stay Friday night.
 
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02/17/2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Performing Arts Auditions
Performing Arts Auditions
Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY

 
AUDITION FOR A PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
High School Seniors Only
Once you have applied for a Performing Arts Scholarship, you will receive a link to schedule an audition.
 
Performing Arts Application
 

02/17/2018
12:00 pm

Baseball vs. Principia College
Baseball vs. Principia College
Gary Wright Field, Danville KY

 
Come out and cheer on our Colonels!
 

02/17/2018
1:00 pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Sewanee-The University of the South
Women’s Basketball vs. Sewanee-The University of the South
Alumni Gymnasium inside Sutcliffe Hall, Danville KY

 
CONFERENCE GAME
Come out and cheer on our Colonels!
 

02/17/2018
3:00 pm

Baseball vs. Principia College
Baseball vs. Principia College
Gary Wright Field, Danville KY

 
Come out and cheer on our Colonels!
 

02/17/2018
3:00 pm

Men's Basketball vs. Sewanee-The University of the South
Men's Basketball vs. Sewanee-The University of the South
Alumni Gymnasium inside Sutcliffe Hall, Danville KY

 
CONFERENCE GAME
Come out and cheer on our Colonels!
 

02/18/2018
7:00 pm

RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour
RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. Now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®- winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love. Contains mature themes. Recommended for ages 13 and older.
 
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02/20/2018
11:30 am

CONVO: Racism and Identity on Campuses
CONVO: Racism and Identity on Campuses
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That: Addressing Racism and Personal Identity on College Campuses
With more students of color attending colleges and universities every year, schools such as Centre need an updated lens to talk about race and diversity on campus. This participatory workshop breaks down stereotypes, uses ‘conscious comedy,’ and engages students, faculty, and staff in new conversations about race, identity, and privilege. Using videos, break-out discussions, and facilitating honest conversations, students will be given social tools to deconstruct interpersonal, as well as institutional patterns of oppression, so as to heal and proactively address concerns as young agents of change. The Convocation will be led by members of the musical groups Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza as part of GlobalFest.
 
FREE – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

02/20/2018
7:00 pm

CONVO: Gallery Talk - Americans Who Tell the Truth
CONVO: Gallery Talk - Americans Who Tell the Truth
Young Hall – Auditorium (Room 113), Danville KY

 
Gallery Talk for exhibit — “Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizenship”
Artist and activist Robert Shetterly will be in residence at Centre College as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow the week of February 19-23, when he will meet with students and exhibit his artwork. His extensive, ongoing portrait series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizenship,” highlights citizens who “courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness.” The portraits are painted in a realistic manner and inscribed with a relevant quote from the person. Sixteen portraits will be on display in the AEGON Gallery of the Jones Visual Arts Center on Centre’s campus. Along with well-known figures, many portraits are of unsung heroes, who work for what their conscience tells them is right. Issues in the following fields are addressed by those in the exhibit: human rights, civil rights, politics, peace, armed forces, domestic violence, health care, environmental damage, education, workers rights.
 
ARTIST’S RECEPTION in AEGON Gallery — Tuesday, February 20 at 6 p.m.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

02/21/2018
7:30 pm

*CONVO: Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza
*CONVO: Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza — globalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin Music
The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being forged right here in the U.S. with Mexican-American communities emerging as hotbeds of musical creativity, blending upbeat styles that reflect shared cultural identities. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s most exciting groups forging inspired new paths for Latin and Latin-American music. The infectious indie-mambo band Orkesta Mendoza mixes a multitude of Latin styles like cumbia, merengue, and ranchera, through a funky mambo and post-punk prism, creating a truly one-of-a-kind sound. Alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras recreate traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style. Their rousing socially-conscious messages, in English and Spanglish, tell stories of a community that is looking for love and fighting for justice, and have audiences dancing in their seats.
 
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02/22/2018
7:30 pm

CONVO: Archaeology and New Technologies
CONVO: Archaeology and New Technologies
Young Hall – Auditorium (Room 113), Danville KY

 
What Can Archaeology Tell Us About New Technologies?
Dr. Lauren Herckis, research scientist and instructor at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss how archaeologists learn about the lives and cultures of ancient people by studying the things they left behind. Archaeological methods, which were developed to study technological change in the past, can be used to understand technological innovation in the present. The emergence, form, and social roles of today’s cutting-edge technologies are shaped by the same forces which affected the maintenance of water management technologies in northern Africa 3,000 years ago, the development of pottery in the American southwest 1,500 years ago, and the emergence and disappearance of electric cars in the U.S. a century ago. Archaeology gives us a way to understand how technological innovations take root or fade from memory. Examining how gadgets are produced, used, reused, repaired, and discarded helps us better understand the relationship between labor, the exploitation of available resources, and the emergence, transformation, and diffusion of technological traditions.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

02/24/2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Performing Arts Auditions
Performing Arts Auditions
Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY

 
AUDITION FOR A PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
High School Seniors Only
Once you have applied for a Performing Arts Scholarship, you will receive a link to schedule an audition.
 
Performing Arts Application
 

02/25/2018
1:00 pm

Men's Tennis vs. Earlham College
Men's Tennis vs. Earlham College
Centre Tennis Courts, Danville KY

 
Come out and cheer on our Colonels!
 

02/25/2018
7:00 pm

Cinderella
Cinderella
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Cinderella by Rodgers + Hammerstein
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream…or a really great pair of shoes.
 
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02/26/2018
7:30 pm

CONVO: China, North Korea, and the Nuclear Crisis
CONVO: China, North Korea, and the Nuclear Crisis
Young Hall – Auditorium (Room 113), Danville KY

 
Dealing with an Unruly Ally: China, North Korea, and the Nuclear Crisis
Dr. Michael Chambers, professor of political science at Indiana State University, will discuss the interesting and complicated relationship between China and North Korea. In the 1950s, thousands of Chinese “volunteers” died protecting North Korea during the Korean War, and these allies have described their friendship as being “as close as lips and teeth.” More recently, China has come to view its neighbor as unruly, even going so far as to vote in favor of United Nations sanctions on North Korea as punishment for their nuclear weapons tests. In light of increasing U.S. pressure on China and rumors of a preemptive strike on North Korea, this talk explores China’s impact on the prospects for a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear crisis.  
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

02/28/2018
7:00 pm

CONVO: Kai Roberts - Mental Health through Music
CONVO: Kai Roberts - Mental Health through Music
Norton Center for the Arts – Weisiger Theatre, Danville KY

 
Kai Roberts: Mental Health through Music
Kai Roberts’ presentation, “Active Mic: Mental Health through Music” is an original interactive performance created to promote mental health awareness in an entertaining and educational way. Kai tells the story of his battle with anxiety and panic disorder through interactive dialogue and hip-hop music. From the beginning, the audience is engrossed in the origins of his anxiety, gradually taking the journey into his emotions, through his disorder, and into his recovery.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

03/01/2018
7:30 pm

*CONVO: The Tierney Sutton Band
*CONVO: The Tierney Sutton Band
Norton Center for the Arts – Weisiger Theatre, Danville KY

 
The Tierney Sutton Band – The Sting Variations
Enjoy an evening with Grammy®-nominee Tierney Sutton as she focuses her Norton Center performance debut on her latest album, The Sting Variations. Expect to hear pop classics by Sting and the Police such as “Message in a Bottle,” “Driven to Tears,” “Walking in Your Footsteps,” “Fragile,” and “Every Breath You Take,” among many other hits and surprises.
 
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03/03/2018
9:00 am

Men's Tennis vs. Johnson University
Men's Tennis vs. Johnson University
Centre Tennis Courts, Danville KY

 
Come out and cheer on our Colonels!
 

03/03/2018
12:00 pm

Men's Tennis vs. Campbellsville University
Men's Tennis vs. Campbellsville University
Centre Tennis Courts, Danville KY

 
Come out and cheer on our Colonels!