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April and May events at Wofford

Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Pride Month, Terrier StartUP Challenge, guest speakers, performances highlight

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Works by Julia Elizabeth Tolbert will be on display in the Richardson Family Art Museum April 19 through Aug. 4.
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Pride Month in April with a variety of events. Also, the Terrier StartUp Challenge, a number of guest speakers, and musical and theatrical performances will be held during April and May.

All events listed are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Please check the online calendar at the 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.

Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6
Spring Holidays

No classes; campus offices open

Monday, April 9
Classes resume

Tuesday, April 10
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Teal Day

Wear teal in support of survivors of sexual assault. Sign a banner at lunch in the Burwell Building and receive a teal ribbon to show your support.

Tuesday, April 10
Pride Month Event
LGBTQIA Alumni Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m., Olin 101, Franklin W. Olin Building

Wofford alumni and current students will share their insights on the LGBTQIA student experience at the college. Among the alumni participating are Alex Hubbard, class of 2013; Courtney Parsons, class of 2015; and Jeremy Pittman, class of 1992. Wofford alumna and Spartanburg City Councilwoman Erica Brown, class of 2000, will moderate. A reception will follow at the home of Dean Roberta Bigger. The event is part of the Diversity Speaker Series of the Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Wednesday, April 11
Native Tongues: 6th Annual Poetry Reading
4 p.m., Sandor Teszler Library Gallery, Sandor Teszler Library

Attendees will hear poems read in their original language. Readers will introduce their chosen poem in English, and a booklet with English will be provided. Refreshments will be served following the reading.

Wednesday, April 11
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Embrace Your Voice Banner
The Commons, Campus Life Building

Join CREATE to color the Embrace Your Voice banner.

Thursday, April 12
Graduating Senior Etiquette Lunch
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Harley Room, Richardson Physical Activities Building

Graduating seniors are invited to attend a free corporate-style buffet lunch with etiquette expert Anne Hill. She will present on proper etiquette for a corporate lunch as well as other helpful “do’s and don’ts” for life after Wofford. (Open to Wofford graduating seniors only.)

Thursday, April 12
Pride Month Event
Community Conversation: LGBTQIA Pride at Wofford
Noon, location TBD

(Open to Wofford campus community only.)

Friday, April 13
Israel/Palestine: Embassy Politics and WhyAll is Not as It Seems
Guest Speaker: Dr. Lyndall Herman, Universioty of Arizona and Cochise College
9:30 a.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building

The recent announcement by President Donald Trump that the U.S. embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem impacted the international diplomatic scene in December 2017. While much has been written about how this will impact any future peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, much less has been written about what the decision and announcement mean for domestic politics and policy in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Dr. Lyndall Herman’s lecture will provide a brief overview of the events leading up to the decision and what it means for the domestic political scene of both parties involved in the conflict. Herman received her

doctorate in international relations and history of the Middle East from the University of Arizona. She worked for the United Nationals based in the Gaza Strip from 2007 to 2009 and for a London-based charity, Conciliation Resources, in 2010. Herman serves as a lecturer at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at Cochise College in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She works full-time as a global risk analyst with a large international non-governmental organization based in Atlanta, Ga.

Monday, April 16
Lecture: “The Crime of Complicity”
Speaker: Amos N. Guiora, University of Utah
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

If you are a bystander and witness a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation or is moral responsibility enough? Amos N. Guiora, professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and a retired lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces, addresses these profound questions and the bystander-victim relationship from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing on the Holocaust and then exploring cases in contemporary society. He shares the experiences of his parents and grandparents during the Holocaust and examines sexual assault cases at Vanderbilt University and Stanford University and other crimes in which bystanders chose not to intervene. Guiora recommends that we must make the obligation to intervene the law, and thus, non-intervention a crime. Guiora is involved in the effort to legislate Holocaust-genocide education in Utah public schools. He is the author of several books, including “Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security” (2009) and “Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism” (2014). Presented by the Department of Government and International Affairs.

Tuesday, April 17
International 2019 Travel/Study Fair
10:50 a.m.-noon, Main Building

Wofford students considering travel/study abroad may attend to find out the offerings for 2019 and details of international study.

Tuesday, April 17
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Tips for TIX Panel Discussion
11 a.m., Olin 101, Franklin W. Olin Building

Panel discussion with Title IX coordinators, counselors, Campus Safety officers and community resources, including Jaime Hughes from SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition in Spartanburg.

Tuesday, April 17
Healthy Study Foods
Speaker: AVI dietician Brittany Jones
11 a.m., front of Burwell Building


Wednesday, April 18
Confederate Memorials: Considering Ways Forward
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Participating in the program will be Justin Reid, director of African-American Programs for Virginia Humanities; Alison Bell, associate professor of anthropology at Washington and Lee University; and Nicole Maurantonio, associate professor in rhetoric and communications studies and American studies at the University of Richmond.

Thursday, April 19
Confederate Memorials: A Discussion
11 a.m., Sallenger Sisters Black Box Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Participating in the program will be Justin Reid, director of African-American Programs for Virginia Humanities; Alison Bell, associate professor of anthropology at Washington and Lee University; and Nicole Maurantonio, associate professor in rhetoric and communications studies and American studies at the University of Richmond.
(Open to Wofford campus community only.)

Thursday, April 19
Pride Month Event
LGBTQIA Ally Training for Faculty and Staff
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Harley Room, Richardson Physical Activities Building

(Open to Wofford faculty and staff only.)

Thursday, April 19
Curator’s Talk: “Julia Elizabeth Tolbert: Her Paintings through the Eyes of Woman”
Speaker: Curator Julie Woodson, class of 2018
7 p.m., Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

The exhibition of paintings by South Carolina-born artist Julia Elizabeth Tolbert (1911-1978), which runs Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, Aug. 4, features works that are reflective of what life was like for a female artist in the early 20th century. Curated by Wofford senior Julie Woodson, the exhibition is a culmination of Woodson’s gender studies capstone and serves in conjunction with her yearlong art history honors research, which centered on the artist herself. The exhibition is on the lower level of the Richardson Family Art Museum in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts. The art museum and art gallery are open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday to 9 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. The venues participate in the Spartanburg ArtWalk on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21,
Wednesday, April 25, through Saturday, April 28
Wofford Theatre presents Moliere’s “Tartuffe”
8 nightly, Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Wofford Theatre presents "Tartuffe," directed by senior theatre major Tristan Krebs. In this timeless French comedy of manners, a wealthy patriarch is duped into opening his home to a con artist who masquerades as a religious man of unimpeachable piety. Convincing his gullible host that his intentions are pure, Tartuffe visits chaos upon the household before finding his wits unexpectedly matched. Fast-pasted and full of surprises, "Tartuffe" is packed with sensational plot twists, raucous humor and incisive social commentary, which combine to make this 17th-century masterpiece a comedy for the ages! Tickets can be purchased at www.wofford.edu/boxoffice or directly from the "Get Tickets" link on the Wofford Theatre Facebook page. Purchase tickets online to take advantage of discounted rates: Students: $3 online/$5 at the door; Faculty: $10 online/$12 at the door; General Public: $13 online/$15 at the door. Same-day online ticket sales close at 5 p.m. each day, and the box office opens in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts at 6:30 p.m. Seating for this show is general admission, and doors open 20 minutes prior to show time.

Monday, April 23
Pride Month Event
NCBI: Listening Table on LGBTQIA Inclusion
Noon-1 p.m., location TBD

(Open to Wofford campus community only.)

Tuesday, April 24
Pride Month Event
LGBTQIA Student Ally Training
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 218, Daniel Building

(Open to Wofford students only.)

Wednesday, April 25
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Bystander Training

Register through the link in Daily Announcements; open to the first 30 who register. (Open to Wofford campus community only.)

Wednesday, April 25
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Denim Day
Noon, steps of Main Building

Meet on the steps of Main Building for a photograph to show solidarity on Denim Day.

Wednesday, April 25
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Wofford Unfiltered Sexual Misconduct Conversation
6:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

This will be a student-led conversation about sexual misconduct. Contact John Patterson at pattersonja@email.wofford.edu for details. (Open to Wofford campus community only.)

Thursday, April 26
Psychology Spring Lecture
Guest Speaker: Dr. Lynette McCluskey, Augusta University
11 a.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center


Thursday, April 26
Terrier StartUP Challenge
5 p.m. Richardson Family Pavilion, Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village

Wofford students will pitch their business and social ventures to a panel of judges for a chance to win cash prizes for those ventures in this program presented by The Space in the Mungo Center. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. Rain location: Volleyball Court, Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium

Thursday, May 3
Annual Pops Concert
7 p.m. The Pavilion

The Glee Club, Women’s Choir, Goldtones and Wofford Men will present their annual Pops Concert.

Friday, May 4
Spring Concert
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Wofford Singers, Goldtones and Wofford Men will present their annual Spring Concert.

Saturday, May 5
Spring Concert
9 p.m., Phase III, The Village

Wofford Live presents the annual Spring Concert. (Open to Wofford students and guests only.)

Sunday, May 6
Bonner Scholar Senior Presentations of Service and Learning
6 p.m., Harley Room, Richardson Physical Activities Building


Monday, May 7
Wofford String Ensemble
7 p.m. Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

An ensemble of Wofford students will perform.

Tuesday, May 8
Honors Day Convocation
11 a.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Wofford students will be recognized with academic, service and other awards, and the Presidential International Scholar will be named by President Nayef Samhat.

Tuesday, May 8
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
4 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

New members of Wofford’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will be initiated.

Friday, May 11
Last day of regular classes

Final examinations will be held Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18.

Saturday, May 19
Baccalaureate Service
5 p.m., lawn of Main Building

A reception will follow on the lawn of the home of President and Mrs. Samhat
(Open to Wofford campus community and guests only.)

Saturday, May 19
Class of 2018 College Celebration
9 p.m., Spartanburg Marriott

(Open to Wofford campus community and guests only.)

Sunday, May 20
Commencement Exercises
9:30 a.m., Lawn of Main Building

Rain location: Basketball arena, Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Holiday

Campus offices closed.

Gallery and Museum Exhibitions:

Through Saturday, April 7
“Spanish Colonial and Religious Art”
Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, extended hours to 9 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed. Admission is free. The Richardson Family Art Museum and Richardson Family Art Gallery are part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk held on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition description: The arrival of the Spanish to the Americas from the 15th century through the 19th century introduced Spanish beliefs and traditions to the regions, creating a new artistic tradition that evolved with the convergence of cultures. This influence can be seen through selected works on exhibit, on loan from the collection of Dr. Francis and Mrs. Lilly Robicsek of Charlotte, N.C. The exhibition includes a variety of oil paintings, such as “Santo Domingo Holding the Infant Jesus,” “Saint Martin Preaching to Native Americans” and “The Virgin of the Candlestick with Christ Child” as well as wood carvings such as “St. Michael Archangel” and other artifacts. The works showcase how religion was a major motivating factor in the Spanish settlement of the Americas, especially Mexico and Peru, the greatest focus of Spanish interest and the most outstanding regions for artistic production in the colonial period. From around the mid-17th century, if not earlier, local traditions began to develop quite independently of their European referents, and by the late 17th century, distinctive styles developed in metropolitan Mexico, Quito, Lima and Cuzco. Visual culture in the colonial period often was multivalent and dissonant, reflecting societies in which many ethnicities interacted.

Through Saturday, April 7
“Mingled Terrain” by Judith Kruger
Richardson Family Art Museum, upper level, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, extended hours to 9 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed. Admission is free. The Richardson Family Art Museum and Richardson Family Art Gallery are part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk held on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition description: Judith Kruger’s paintings, prints and mixed media works address human-environment connectivity. She is recognized internationally for her advocacy of historic, natural painting materials and historic, ecological processes. Her works are held in private, public and corporate collections around the country and the world.

Through Thursday, May 31
“Wofford’s Literary Societies”
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery, Sandor Teszler Library

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.
Exhibition description: This exhibit examines the history and legacy of Wofford’s literary societies. In August 1854, the first literary society was created as a venue to practice skills such as debating, oratory, parliamentary procedure and writing. Three more societies had been formed by 1920. During the college’s first century, the societies were integral to student life – starting libraries, building the college portrait collection and starting three student publications. Members planned major student events and provided the ceremonial activities of the annual Commencement week. While literary societies no long exist, their influence on the college continues.

Through Saturday, Aug. 18
“Old Main: A Trip Down Memory Lane”
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building

Hours: 7 a.m.-midnight daily.
Exhibition description: “Old Main: A Trip Down Memory Lane” explores the visual history of Wofford College through Main Building, known affectionately as Old Main. Referred to as “The College” for many years, Old Main remains one of the nation’s outstanding examples of “Italianate” or “Tuscan Villa” architecture. The cornerstone of Old Main was laid with imposing Masonic rites on July 4, 1851. Construction finally began in the summer of 1852 under the supervision of Ephraim Clayton of Asheville, N.C. Skilled African-American carpenters executed uniquely beautiful masonry and woodwork, including a pulpit and pews for the chapel. The exterior of the building today is true to the original design, but the interior has been modernized and renovated three times – in the early 1900s, in the 1960s and in 2007. The selected archival and photographic prints as well as works on paper provide an opportunity to take a trip down memory lane to Wofford’s most famous landmark.

Tuesday, April 10, through Saturday, April 28
8th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Richardson Family Art Gallery, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, extended hours to 9 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed. Admission is free. The Richardson Family Art Museum and Richardson Family Art Gallery are part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk held on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition description: This exhibit will include original artworks of a variety of media by current students of Wofford College.

Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, Aug. 4
“Julia Elizabeth Tolbert: Her Paintings through the Eyes of Woman”
Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, extended hours to 9 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed. Admission is free. The Richardson Family Art Museum and Richardson Family Art Gallery are part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk held on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition description: The exhibition of paintings by South Carolina-born artist Julia Elizabeth Tolbert (1911-1978), which runs Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, Aug. 4, features works that are reflective of what life was like for a female artist in the early 20th century. Curated by Wofford senior Julie Woodson, the exhibition is a culmination of Woodson’s gender studies capstone and serves in conjunction with her yearlong art history honors research, which centered on the artist herself.
Special related event:
Thursday, April 19 – 7 p.m., Curator’s Talk, Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, Aug. 4
“The South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project” by Jim Creal
Richardson Family Art Museum, upper level, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, extended hours to 9 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed. Admission is free. The Richardson Family Art Museum and Richardson Family Art Gallery are part of the Spartanburg ArtWalk held on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition description: The original mission of The South Carolina Coastal Lithograph Project was to create a lasting body of lithographic work devoted to capturing the mood, spirit and rich diversity of South Carolina’s coastal habitats and some of their extraordinary indigenous creatures. In this exhibit, Jim Creal augments the original project to include not only the hand produced original lithographs as originally envisioned but also adds his documentary site/habitat photographs to flush out telling the visual story of our coast’s magnificent and increasingly endangered ecosystem. This project is his way of sharing with audiences the visual story and magnificent beauty of South Carolina’s coastal habitats, their combined significance as a vital ecosystem under stress and their value as a national treasure that needs to be preserved for future generations.
Special related event:
Thursday, June 21 – 7 p.m., Artist’s Talk, Richardson Family Art Museum, upper level, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Tuesday, May 8, through Tuesday, May 20
Studio Art Senior Capstone Exhibit
Richardson Family Art Gallery, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts


Thursday, May 10, through Saturday, May 12
Wofford Theatre presents Original Theatre for Youth Show
6 nightly and 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, May 12, Sallenger Sisters Black Box Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

An original play for a younger audience, written and directed by Kerry Ferguson, associate professor of theatre.