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Elizabethtown College announces fall 2010 cultural events line-up

Jun 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

From Elizabethtown College web site

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Elizabethtown College welcomes you to face the music, marvel at artistic expression, laugh with friends, and visit the world—all on our campus. We open our doors to you with a diverse 2010-2011 cultural events line up. For a listing of our fall 2010 events, please click the @ E-town Events button on the Elizabethtown College homepage.

Selected highlights for fall 2010:

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The Elizabethtown College Writers House opens fall 2010 with a collection of authors from halfway across the globe and right here in central Pennsylvania. The Writers House featured speaker this fall is Taslima Nasrin, the acclaimed author exiled for her writings decrying oppression against women. Nasrin will speak at a series of events beginning Monday, September 13, and running through Thursday, September 16.

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Elizabethtown is partnering with The Mid-Atlantic Council on Family Relations to present the 20th Annual Building Strong Families Conference, “Families in Economic Uncertainty,” on Tuesday, October 19. The conference’s keynote address, titled “Rethinking Families: Economic Conditions, Kinship and Marriage,” will be presented by Naomi Gerstel, who is the Eastern Sociological Society’s Robin L. Williams Jr. Lecturer. Beginning in July 2010, register through the link on our homepage.

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The Music Division of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts commemorates the 150th birthday of American composer Edward MacDowell (1860 – 1908) with the MacDowell Symposium and Festival from Friday, December 3, through Sunday, December 5. Three free public concerts and a series of lectures featuring leading scholars will highlight this celebration of the life and music of this preeminent American musician. Register for the symposium at www.etown.edu/macdowell.

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“What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play!” The Theatre Division of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents “Cabaret” as its fall 2010 production. This landmark musical—based on a book by Joe Masteroff with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb—depicts the dark haven of decadent 1931 Berlin. As the Third Reich rises, wild young American Sally Bowles and her associates—British, German and Jewish—keep up their spirits in the deceptive shadows of the Kit Kat Klub, and risk losing themselves in the song and dance of the cabaret. “Cabaret” opens Thursday, October 28.

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This fall, the Young Center welcomes scholars in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies who will speak on varied topics—from the pacifist farmers of World War II to Amish faith. Highlighting the Center’s fall series are the September 21 Snowden Lecture featuring Benyamin Neuberger, titled “Separation and Interaction: Relations Between Anabaptists and the Government,” and the October 19 Dale Brown Book Award Lecture by Katherine Carté Engel, titled “Religion and Profit: Moravians in America.”

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The Elizabethtown College Alumni Peace Fellowship will present its 2010 Alumni Peace Fellow Ron McAllister who will present public lectures Tuesday, November 2, and Wednesday, November 3.

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This fall, the galleries in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center and Zug Memorial Hall will feature public exhibits featuring the work of Ricardo Diaz, Dave Grindil, the Echo Valley Art Group and Elizabethtown College’s own Gene Ann Behrens.

Most events at Elizabethtown are free and open to the public. Please join us—you’re always welcome!

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