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Theatre performances, guest lectures highlight November events

Holiday events, gallery exhibitions round out month

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The annual Candlelight Carols will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Leonard Auditorium, followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree and the menorah in front of Main Building and the Winter Lighting in the Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village.
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Performances of “Antigone” by Wofford Theatre and a variety of guest lectures highlight events at Wofford College during November. The month also includes holiday events and gallery exhibitions.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Nov. 4
Wednesday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 11
Wofford Theatre: “Antigone”
8 p.m., Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Wofford Theatre presents Sophocles’ “Antigone,” directed by Dr. Mark Ferguson, chair of the Department of Theatre. The show is the inaugural production staged in the Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 for general public; $12 for Wofford faculty and staff; $5 for Wofford students. Visit www.wofford.edu/boxoffice for more information and to purchase tickets.

Friday, Nov. 3
Korean Documentary Film: “Criminal Conspiracy”
7 p.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building

Wofford’s Asian Studies Program will present a screening of the 2017 Korean documentary film “Criminal Conspiracy.” The film portrays how South Korean media has been seriously ruined by politicians and their cronies. English subtitles will be available.

Thursday, Nov. 9
Economics Lecture: “The Not-So-Good-Old-Days of Consumer Credit”
Guest Speaker: Todd Zywicki, George Mason University
4 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Todd Zywicki, senior scholar and senior fellow of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, will speak on “The Not-So-Good-Old-Days of Consumer Credit.” Zywicki also is the Foundation Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Diversity Speaker Series: “From Spartanburg to Accra: My Journey in the Study of International Education”
Guest Speaker: Regina Fuller, Wofford Class of 2011
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Regina Fuller, Wofford Class of 2011, will speak on “From Spartanburg to Accra: My Journey in the Study of International Education.” Fuller, who was the Presidential International Scholar at Wofford and was a Fulbright Scholar, is studying Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Thursday, Nov. 16
Student Presentations: “To Teach is the Learn: Lessons in African American Art of the South”
6:30 p.m., The Johnson Collection Gallery, 154 W. Main St., Spartanburg

Wofford students in Dr. Erin Corrales-Diaz’s African American art class will deliver short presentations on individual pieces in the exhibit “To Teach is to Learn: Lessons in African American Art of the South,” on exhibit through Friday, Dec. 22, at the Johnson Collection Gallery in downtown Spartanburg. The exhibit features a rich and diverse selection of visual art crafted by African American artists in the American South from the 19th century to today.

Thursday, Nov. 16
Artist Talk: Sheridan Kate Murray, 2017 Whetsell Fellow
Exhibition: “Dying on the Vine”
7 p.m., Richardson Family Art Gallery, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Sheridan Kate Murray, the 2017 Whetsell Fellow, will give a talk on her exhibition, “Dying on the Vine.” The 2017 Whetsell Fellowship Exhibition, on display in the Richardson Family Art Gallery, runs Tuesday, Nov. 7, through Thursday, Dec. 21. Designed to support and promote the visual arts at Wofford, the Whetsell Fellowship is a summer fellowship established in 2006 by Dr. William O. Whetsell in memory of his brother, Dan Whetsell. This event is part of Spartanburg’s November ArtWalk.

Saturday, Nov. 18
2.0 for 20
10:30 a.m., front of Main Building

A two-mile walk will promote suicide prevention and awareness in veterans. Twenty veterans commit suicide every day, and the walk is aimed at lowering that number and supporting those struggling with suicide, both veterans and non-veterans. Tickets are $5 for the walk. All proceeds will go to Active Heroes.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
Candlelight Carols
6:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The annual Candlelight Carols will be presented in Leonard Auditorium by the Halligan Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. The lighting of the Christmas tree and the menorah will follow.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
Winter Lighting
7:30 p.m., Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village

The Wofford Activities Council will present the annual Winter Lighting, following Candlelight Carols.

Thursday, Nov. 30
Department of History Talk
Guest speaker: Dr. Michael Kazin, Georgetown University and Dissent magazine
4 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

Dr. Michael Kazin, professor of history at Georgetown University and editor of Dissent magazine, will lecture on his recent book, “War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918.”

Friday, Dec. 1
Christmas Concert
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The Wofford Department of Music will present its annual Christmas Concert.

Gallery and Museum Exhibits:

Tuesday, Nov. 7, through Thursday, Dec. 21
2017 Whetsell Fellowship Exhibition: “Dying on the Vine”
Artist: Sheridan Kate Murray, Wofford Class of 2019
Richardson Family Art Gallery, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. with extended hours to 9 p.m. Thursday; Sunday-Monday, closed

The 2017 Whetsell Fellowship Exhibition, on display in the Richardson Family Art Gallery, features the work of student-artist Sheridan Kate Murray, recipient of the 2017 Whetsell Fellowship. Designed to support and promote the visual arts at Wofford, the Whetsell Fellowship is a summer fellowship established in 2006 by Dr. William O. Whetsell in memory of his brother, Dan Whetsell.

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 College’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.

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
Gallery 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.