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Culture of Sustainability Lecture Series, other guest lectures highlight October

Alumnus Scott Gould reading, lecture Oct. 3

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Wofford alumnus and author Scott Gould
2017-09-26

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will host the Culture of Sustainability Lecture Series as well as a number of other guest lectures in October, including a talk and reading by alumnus and fiction writer Scott Gould. Other events include a Troubadour Series concert and exhibitions in the college’s galleries and museum.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Wofford Writers Series
Reading and Guest Lecture: Scott Gould, fiction writer
7:30 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

The Wofford Writers Series will present Scott Gould, a 1981 Wofford graduate and fiction writer. Gould will present a reading from his new collection, “Strangers to Temptation,” and will lead a discussion of creative writing. Gould is chair of the Creative Writing Department at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

Thursday, Oct. 5
Guest Speaker: Lindsay Drakulic: “A Survivor’s Story”
11 a.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Lindsay Drakulic will provide powerful information as a survivor of sexual assault. Demario Watts, assistant dean for diversity and leadership development at Wofford, will discuss Title IX.

Tuesday, Oct. 10
Documentary Film: “Afia Attack: The Untold Story of Women in the Nigeria-Biafra War”
11 a.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The Wofford Association of Multicultural Students will present a free screening of the documentary “Afia Attack: The Untold Story of Women in the Nigeria-Biafra War.” The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with producer Ujuaku Akukwe-Nwakalor, a media entrepreneur, filmmaker, media consultant and CEO of Frances-Ashley Media Productions.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Hispanic Heritage Month: “HISPANICA: Origins and Dreams of an Immigrant Culture”
Presented by the Spanish Writers Cultural Club
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The Spanish Writers Cultural Club will share poetry and other forms of creative writing on being an immigrant with dreams in the American South. Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Troubadour Series Concert: Duo Sequenza
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The Troubadour Series, beginning its 17th year at Wofford, will host Duo Sequenza, presenting a flute and guitar mix of contemporary compositions.

Thursday, Oct. 19
Gallery Talk: In the Service of Teaching and Learning: An Inaugural Exhibition of the Wofford Fine Arts Collection
Speaker: Dr. Youmi Efurd, Wofford College
7 p.m., Richardson Family Art Museum, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Dr. Youmi Efurd, curator and cultural events coordinator, will give a talk on the exhibition “In the Service of Teaching and Learning: An Inaugural Exhibition of the Wofford Fine Arts Collection.” The exhibition includes selected works from the collection, which spans the Bronze Age in the ancient Near East to the late 20th century in America. The works are a vital educational resource that strengthens, supports and contributes to academic research on campus. The talk is part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk in which the museum and gallery participate every third Thursday of the month.

Friday, Oct. 20,
Wofford Homecoming Weekend: 18th Annual Terrier Ball Auction and Gala
7 p.m., Spartanburg Marriott

Wofford holds its 18th Annual Terrier Ball Auction and Gala as part of Homecoming Weekend. The event, which raises funds for scholarships for student-athletes, will feature a variety of items available through live and silent auctions. Food, beverages and entertainment, by the band Party on the Moon, will be available. Tickets are $75 per person before Oct. 5; $85 per person after Oct. 5. Contact the Athletics Office at 864-597-4090.

Tuesday, Oct. 24
Culture of Sustainability Lecture Series
Discussion: “What Can a Culture of Sustainability Look Like on a Small Liberal Arts College Campus?”
Speakers/Facilitators: Jack Byrne, Middlebury College, and Wes Dripps, Furman University
11 a.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House

This lunch discussion will be facilitated by Jacky Byrne, director of the sustainability integration office at Middlebury College, and Wes Dripps, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at Furman University. Byrne is co-founder of the nonprofit Foundation for Our Future at the Center for a Sustainable Future. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from the Honors College at Kent State University and a master’s degree in environmental law from the Vermont Law School. Dripps received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree from Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. He recently returned to Furman after a yearlong sabbatical in Sweden working at Lund University’s Center for Sustainability Studies.

Tuesday, Oct. 24
Culture of Sustainability Lecture Series
Presentations by First-Year Living Learning Community Students
4 p.m., Snyder House Annex

First-year students in the Living Learning Community taught by Dr. Amy Telligman, assistant director of environmental studies, will present on topics related to sustainability.

Wednesday, Oct. 25
Culture of Sustainability Lecture Series
Milliken Lecture on Sustainability and Public Health: “Environmental and Social Science at the Policy-Research Interface”
Speaker: Dr. Juan Declet-Barreto, Union of Concerned Scientists
7 p.m., Olin 101, Franklin W. Olin Building

Dr. Juan Declet-Barreto, a geographer specializing in vulnerability and human health outcomes of environmental hazards aggravated by climate change, will speak on “Environmental and Social Science at the Policy-Research Interface.” Declet-Barreto joined the Union of Concerned Scientists in 2016 as a joint Kendall Science Fellow for the Climate & Energy program and the Center for Science and Democracy. He partners with environmental justice groups and activists to research the potential effects of carbon trading on disadvantaged communities, as individual states begin implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. He earned a Ph.D. in environmental social sciences, M.A. and B.S. degrees in geography and an associate’s degree in geographic information systems from Arizona State University.

Monday, Oct. 30
Culture and Sustainability Lecture Series
Speaker: Nathaniel Smith, Emory University
7 p.m., (Location TBD)

Nathaniel Smith, founder and chief equity officer of the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE), will speak on community sustainability. PSE advocates for policies and actions that promote balanced growth and inclusive prosperity in metropolitan Atlanta and beyond. Smith is co-author of PSE’s report “Moving to Opportunity: The Case for Transportation Equity in Metropolitan Atlanta” and PSE’s 2017 report, “Growing the Future: The Case for Economic Inclusion in Metropolitan Atlanta.” Smith previously was director of partnerships and research for Equitable Development at Emory University’s Center for Community Partnerships. Smith received a master’s degree from the Robert J. Milano School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School for Social Research and a B.A. in urban studies from Morehouse College.

Saturday, Oct. 28 (9 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m.), and Sunday, Oct. 29 (9 a.m.-noon)
Southern Conference Academic Exchange Undergraduate Research Forum
Great Oaks Hall, Roger Milliken Science Center

The Southern Conference Academic Exchange will present the second annual Southern Conference Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Oct. 27 through 29 at Wofford. The multidisciplinary conference will bring together approximately 150 students, faculty and staff from all 10 institutions of the SoCon and will feature projects in the arts and humanities as well as the STEM disciplines.

Gallery and Museum Exhibits:

Through Saturday, Oct. 21
Delano & Lange in Spartanburg
Richardson Family Art Gallery, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Exhibit hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m., with extended hours until 9 p.m. Thursday; closed Sunday and Monday

“Delano & Lange in Spartanburg” includes images by renowned American photographers Dorothea Lange and Jack Delano taken for the Farm Services Administration in the 1940s showing African-American and white tenant farmers in Spartanburg County displaced by the building of Camp Croft.

Through Monday, Dec. 18
Buddhism in Sites and Images
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building
Gallery hours: daily, 7 a.m.-midnight

“Buddhism in Sites and Images” includes selected photographs by Dr. David Efurd, associate professor of art history at Wofford, taken at ancient Buddhist sites in India; ink rubbings depicting Buddhist deities from stone reliefs carved during the Tang Dynasty in China; and current sculptures reflecting ancient practices of image-making. Originating in India, Buddhism and Buddhist artistic traditions were transmitted to Southeast and East Asia and eventually throughout the world. The exhibited works provide insight into understanding Buddhist art, rituals, practices and religious life.

Through Monday, Dec. 18
WWI at Home and Abroad
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery, Sandor Teszler Library
Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-midnight; Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-midnight

This exhibition, marking the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, features unique items from Wofford’s Archives and Special Collections that illustrate the global and local impact of the “war to end all wars.” These items are coupled with a traveling exhibition that illuminates the political, social and cultural climate during that time. The traveling exhibition was produced by the library at Sewanee: The University of the South and funded by the Associated Colleges of the South.

Tuesday, Oct. 3, Through Monday, Dec. 18
In the Service of Teaching and Learning: An Inaugural Exhibition of the Wofford Fine Arts Collection
Richardson Family Art Museum, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m., with extended hours to 9 p.m. Thursday; closed Sunday and Monday
Selected works from Wofford’s Fine Arts Collection span the Bronze Age in the ancient Near East to the late 20th century in America and are a vital educational resource that strengthens, supports and contributes to academic research on campus. By showcasing various cultural and historical objects, the exhibition presents a unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary teaching and learning that contributes to the superior liberal arts education at Wofford. Dr. Youmi Efurd, curator and cultural events coordinator at Wofford, will provide a gallery talk on the exhibition at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the museum. The talk is part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk in which the museum and gallery participate every third Thursday of the month.