SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA—Terriers will return home in October, including Alexander Smalls ’74, winner of Grammy, Tony and James Beard awards, who’ll participate in a conversation with Trustee Craig Melvin ’01 during an evening event Wednesday, Oct. 12. The month also includes history and art exhibits and the Southern Conference Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF). Homecoming weekend will bring the month to an end.
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 Dudley Brown at email@example.com or 864-597-4538.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Conversation with Alexander Smalls and Craig Melvin
6 p.m., Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Alexander Smalls ’74, a Grammy, Tony and James Beard award winner will participate in a conversation with Trustee Craig Melvin ’01, a “TODAY” show host, about Wofford, food and life in New York.
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15
Southern Conference (SoCon) Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF)
3 p.m., various campus locations
The SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) will take place at Wofford College. The forum provides an opportunity for students attending the 10 colleges and universities competing athletically in the SoCon to share on the academic and creative arts fields.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Emily Harding, “Protecting Democracy: The Strengths and Vulnerabilities of Our Election Systems”
11:30 a.m., McMillan Theater in the Mungo Student Center
Emily Harding has served in a series of high-profile national security positions at critical moments, with positions at the CIA, the National Security Council and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). While working for SSCI, she led the committee’s multiyear investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The SSCI five-volume report has reshaped the way the United States defends elections against foreign interference. She is currently the deputy director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Lunch provided.
Various locations across campus
A variety of events will be held to welcome alumni back, and there will be opportunities for students and alumni to network. Milestone reunions will take place for classes ending in 2 and 7 (1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017).
“Anne Frank: A History for Today”
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Sandor Teszler Library
“Anne Frank: A History for Today” brings to life the story of the young Jewish girl who – in the pages of her world-renowned diary – documented two years of hiding in German-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. By sharing Anne’s legacy with visitors, students and teachers, this traveling exhibit seeks to inspire our commitment to never be bystanders but instead to stand up together against antisemitism, bigotry and inequality.
Through Dec. 15
“Michaela Pilar Brown | CONTERMINOUS Elegies”
Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level
“Conterminous Elegies” investigates the process of grieving as a space, not solely for consideration of loss and mourning but an equal opportunity for the exploration of playfulness and joy. The experience of transitions within the course of any human life implies the sharing of and the shifting of boundaries; borders between the materially present and what is remembered; between imagination and the corporeal; between things and ideas.
Through Dec. 15
McCallum & Halsey: At Home and Abroad
Richardson Family Art Museum, Upper Level
Married for sixty years, the artists Corrie McCallum (1914–2009) and William Halsey (1915–1999) forged artistic paths both individually, and at times undeniably parallel. “At Home and Abroad” invites viewers to experience the familiar imagery of the Carolina Lowcountry and, as noted in the pair’s 1971 “A Travel Sketchbook,” the “people and places around the world,” that influenced their groundbreaking careers.
Through Dec. 15
False Starts Exhibition
Richardson Family Art Gallery
“False Starts,” on display Oct. 24-Dec. 15. Oscar Soto, Wofford's studio arts manager, creates work combining a wide range of materials and processes, from 3D modeling and digital fabrication to traditional painting and woodworking. This exhibition is a reflection on the many paths available to artists who are often torn between their desire to explore and their need to advance.