SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Musical performances, including the inaugural Benjamin B. Dunlap Chamber Music series and the Troubadour Series, along with art exhibitions highlight events during November at Wofford College.

These events are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Please check the online calendar at for frequent updates. For athletic events, please go to

For more information, contact Laura Corbin at or 864-596-4180.

Monday, Nov. 3
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
The Benjamin B. Dunlap Chamber Music Series Concert
Featuring faculty members of the Schwob School of Music

Schubert Adagio in E flat, opus posthumous; Rachmaninov Trio Elegiac #1 in G minor; Brahms Trio #2 in C major, Op. 87, featuring members of the Schwob School of Music: Alexander Kobrin, piano, winner of the Van Cliburn International Competition and faculty member at New York University; Sergiu Schwartz, violin, graduate of The Juilliard School; and Wendi Warner, cello, winner of the Rostropovich International Competition.

Thursday, Nov. 6
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Troubadour Series: William Yelverton, solo guitarist

William Yelverton’s exceptionally diverse repertoire and brilliant technique set him apart as one of today’s most exciting and unique concert artists. He is an award-winning classical guitarist whose eclectic recital programs often include jazz, folk, Latin and flamenco, together with early music performed on Renaissance lute. As an authority on the art of guitar transcription, his unprecedented performances and recordings of masterworks by great composers have received wide critical acclaim. His debut CD, “Harpsichord Music on Guitar” was cited as “first-rate” by Guitar Review. Yelverton holds a doctorate in guitar performance from Florida State University and has won top prizes in the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition. He currently directs guitar studies at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he is a professor of music.

Saturday, Nov. 8
11 a.m., Seal of Main Building
Fifth Annual 5K for Karl

The Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Wofford College will host the fifth annual 5K for Karl race/walk. The race is a moderate course showcasing the beauty of the Wofford campus, a national arboretum. Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers in each age group. The race is held in honor of the late Karl Alexander, who died of a heart condition after his first year at Wofford. He was a vivacious young man who touched the lives of many students in and out of the classroom as a caring and involved student, member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and member of the lacrosse club team. All proceeds from the race go to the Karl Alexander Memorial Scholarship at Wofford. Visit for full details and online registration.

Wednesday, Nov. 12
3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building
World Film Series: “I Love Beijing”

Directed by Ning Ying; China, 2001; 97 minutes; Mandarin with English subtitles. The third film in director Ning Ying’s “Beijing Trilogy,” this romantic drama follows the fortunes of a young cab driver who is depressed because of a recent divorce. He turns his personality around to become a ladies’ man, wooing a waitress, a librarian and then a talk-show host. Lost in the dating wars, he longs to find the love of his life in the rapidly changing city of Beijing. The film may not be appropriate for younger viewers. It may contain violence, nudity, sensuality, rough language or contain or refer to alcohol/drug use.

Thursday, Nov. 13
11 a.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building
World War I Centennial Presentation; speakers, Dr. Frank M. Machovec, professor of economics, and Col. Randy Hall, director of campus safety

The presentation on World War I will include illustrated slides, hands-on show-and-tell and a poetry reading.

Thursday, Nov. 13
4 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building
Department of History Lecture; speaker, Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Tufts University

Wofford’s 2014-15 Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professors of History Carla Rahn Phillips and William D. Phillips will present guest speaker Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, an historian of modern Spain at Tufts University.

Thursday, Nov. 13
4 p.m., Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Opening Reception, Haiku: A Collaborative Exhibition
See details of the exhibition below.

Monday, Nov. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 20
7 nightly, Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building
Wofford Environmental Film Festival
Each night will feature a screening of either a feature-length environmental film or a series of short films. Screenings will be accompanied by a brief discussion led by student panels.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
7 a.m., Benjamin Johnson Arena
Men’s basketball vs. Iona College

Wofford men’s basketball will take on Iona College in the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon event. For more information, go to or call 864-597-4090 for ticket information.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
4 p.m., Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Artist Talk: Haiku: A Collaborative Exhibition, Photographs by Peter Schmunk and Poetry by Deno Trakas

See details of the exhibition below.

Monday, Nov. 24
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Fall Strings and Band Concert
The Wofford Concert Band and Wofford Strings will perform. Band selections will include Leroy Anderson’s classic “Bugler’s Holiday,” Jay Dawson’s arrangement of “Silent Night,” Kenny Bierschenk’s “A Festive Christmas” and other holiday favorites. Wofford Strings will perform Edvarg Grieg’s “Holberg Suite” for strings, Bels Barto’s Rumanian Dances. The concert also will feature students from Instrumental Chamber Music Courses, Boyd Richardson and Marcus Ellison performing a movement from Cesar Franck’s sonata in A, among other works.


Through Saturday, Jan. 3
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Haiku: A Collaborative Exhibition, Photographs by Peter Schmunk and Poetry by Deno Trakas
Haiku, a traditional form of Japanese poetry is characterized by a strict and economical form of three phrases consisting of five, seven and five syllables. In this exhibition, haiku are paired with photographic images largely abstract in nature. The photographs themselves may be seen as a kind of visual haiku in their close focus on a particular pattern or motif. The relationship between poem and image in this exhibition is like the juxtaposition of ideas that occurs within haiku. One adds resonance and depth to the other. Their combination may be variously mysterious, startling, illuminating or bewildering. Dr. Peter L. Schmunk is the Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Garrison Professor of the Humanities and teaches in the Department of Art and Art History, and Dr. Deno P. Trakas is the Hoy Professor of Literature and teaches in the Department of English. The opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. The artist talk will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Through Friday, Dec. 5
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building

Common Threads: Sarah Baldwin, 2014 winner of the Thomas Daniel Whetsell Memorial Fellowship for the Visual Arts
Dr. William O. Whetsell established a fellowship in memory of his brother, Dan Whetsell, to enable a Wofford student to study some aspect of the visual arts, with the summer’s study leading to an exhibition on the campus during the next school year. The 2014 Whetsell Fellow, Sarah Baldwin, spent the summer working with Nancy Corbin exploring and developing her interest in fashion and art. “Common Threads” combines found fabrics and pieces of her own clothes to recreate and allude to various works of fine art.