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April events at Wofford College

Guest lectures, musical performances, art exhibitions highlight month

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Special Collections at Wofford presents an exhibit of selections of books and ephemera by the Larkspur Press of Monterey, Ky. These special editions of hand-bound books are letterpress-printed page-by-page on handmade paper. The exhibit will go through April 28 in the Sandor Teszler Library Gallery.
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Guest lectures, musical performances and art exhibitions are the highlights of events at Wofford College during April.

All events listed are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Please check the online calendar at calendar.wofford.edu for frequent updates.

For athletics events, please go to athletics.wofford.edu.

For Lifelong Learning at Wofford membership and registration information, including costs, contact Tracey Southers at 864-597-4415 or visit www.wofford.edu/lifelonglearning/.

For more information, contact Laura Corbin at woffordnews@wofford.edu or 864-597-4180.

Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7
Spring Holidays

No classes. Campus offices will be open.

Monday, April 10
Lifelong Learning at Wofford: Prose Writing Workshop for Fiction and Non-Fiction (Part 1)
5 p.m., Burwell Building

A casual writing workshop for both aspiring and experienced writers to have their work read and constructively critiqued by their peers. The second part of the workshop will be held Monday, May 8. The workshop costs $10 and registration is limited to the first 10 participants to register. Register at www.wofford.edu/lifelonglearning/ or call 864-597-4415.

Tuesday, April 11
MLLC Service and Civic Engagement Presentation
4 p.m., Olin 114, Franklin W. Olin Building

Students and faculty from the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures will talk about their experiences volunteering, serving and working to positively impact communities in the Upstate and beyond.

Wednesday, April 12
Lifelong Learning at Wofford: Speaking Down Barriers Series
“Transforming Our Stories with Speaking Down Barriers”
Speakers: Marlanda Dekine and Scott Neely
10 a.m., Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building

Lifelong Learning at Wofford welcomes Speaking Down Barriers leaders and recipients of the 2016 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change Marlanda Dekine and Scott Neely. The program will include discussion and storytelling focused on rethinking and retelling stories of race and racism to reshape our world. This event is free to Lifelong Learning members and guests.

Thursday, April 13
Walk the Labyrinth
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mickel Chapel, Main Building

The labyrinth will be out for those who wish to walk a sacred path and take time for reflection.

Tuesday, April 18
Lifelong Learning at Wofford: Tuesdays with Tracy
“The Women of Sherlock’s World”
Speaker: Dr. Tracy Revels
Noon, Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building

Dr. Tracy Revels, professor of history at Wofford, will discuss lesser-known facets of history and the women that helped shape it. The program is free to members of Lifelong Learning at Wofford and their guests.

Tuesday, April 18
Guest Lecture: “Food and Shelter for Seven Million Refugees: Germany 1945-47”
Speaker: Dr. Ellen Ross, Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor of History
4 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Dr. Ellen Ross, the Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor of History, will discuss “Food and Shelter for Seven Million Refugees: Germany 1945-1947.”

Wednesday, April 19
Lifelong Learning at Wofford: Speaking Down Barriers Series
“Transforming our Stories with Speaking Down Barriers, pt. 2”
Speakers: Marlanda Dekine and Scott Neely
10 a.m., (location TBD)

Lifelong Learning at Wofford welcomes Speaking Down Barriers leaders and recipients of the 2016 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change,Marlanda Dekine and Scott Neely. The program will include discussion and storytelling focused on rethinking and retelling stories of race and racism to reshape our world. This event is free to Lifelong Learning members and guests.

Wednesday, April 19
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture
Speaker: Justice Costa Pleicones ’65
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The Hon. Costa M. Pleicones, a 1965 Wofford graduate and retired chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, will give the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture. He is a native of Columbia, S.C., graduated from Wofford College in 1965 with a degree in English. He received his J.D. in 1968 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He previously served as an enlisted member and officer in the U.S. Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, a public defender for Richland County, a municipal judge for the city of Columbia and a resident circuit court judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

Thursday, April 20
Launch Pitch Competition
5 p.m., The Space in the Mungo Center, Michael S. Brown Village Center

This student competition in The Space in the Mungo Center will showcase the top businesses and social ventures in The Launch program.

Thursday, April 27
Lifelong Learning at Wofford: Hands-on, DIY Workshop: Backyard Protection
Speaker: Melissa Dunbar
10 a.m., Music Room, Central United Methodist Church, North Church Street

Melissa Dunbar will present a short workshop on how to deter common pests and irritants using common household ingredients and chemical-free alternatives. Space is limited and registration is encouraged. The event fee is $10 to cover all supplies and materials. Register at www.wofford.edu/lifelonglearning/ or call 864-597-4415.

Thursday, April 27
Opening Reception: 7th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
4 p.m., Great Oaks Hall, Roger Milliken Science Center

An opening reception with light refreshments will be held for an exhibition of student-created artwork.

Thursday, April 27
Pops Concert
7 p.m., The Pavilion

Wofford’s Women’s Choir, Men’s Glee Club and Wofford Men will present their Pops Concert at the Pavilion.

Friday, April 28
Lifelong Learning at Wofford: From Farm to Cup: Exploring and Tasting the World of Coffee
Speaker: Gervais Hollowell
2 p.m., Little River Roasting Co., 460 Marion Ave. Spartanburg, SC

Little River Roasting Co. owner Gervais Hollowell will lead a gourmet coffee tasting event that also will include a discussion of coffee’s impact on American and global culture and lessons on different brewing methods and the process of delivering coffee from tree to cup. Space is limited and registration is encouraged. The event fee is $10 to cover all supplies and materials. Register at www.wofford.edu/lifelonglearning/ or call 864-597-4415.

Friday, April 28
Spring Concert
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Wofford’s annual choral Spring Concert will feature the Women’s Choir, the Men’s Glee Club, the Goldtones and Wofford Men,

Gallery Exhibitions:

Through Friday, April 7
“Fair Is Foul and Foul Ain’t Fair,” works by Shanequa Gay
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building

Shanequa Gay presents a series of works that depict tales driven by media and the artist’s imagination concerning social consciousness through abstraction of Southern tradition and photographic references. Through a combination of consensual and forced realities, folklore, dream and the afterlife, her works explore the historical and contemporary social concerns of black culture to teach lessons about morality, society, identity and human function.

Through April 28
Handmade Books from the Larkspur Press
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery, Sandor Teszler Library

Special Collections at Wofford presents an exhibit of selections of books and ephemera by the Larkspur Press of Monterey, Ky. These special editions of hand-bound books are letterpress-printed page-by-page on handmade paper. The masterful works of art and craft have been drawn from the latest half of Larkspur’s more than 40 years of operation.

April 24 through May 16
7th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Great Oaks Hall, Roger Milliken Science Center

This exhibit is composed by Wofford student submissions of artwork created since January 2016. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Jane Nodine, professor of art at the University of South Carolina Upstate. The opening reception will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27.