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Elizabethtown College Upcoming Events for November

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News
11 a.m.
Wednesday, November 6
Lecture – “Evaluating Expectations for Conflict Transformation”
Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Musser Auditorium
Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall, associate professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, speaks on conflict transformation.
For roughly 25 years, the phrase “conflict transformation” has been used to describe a way of approaching conflict as a potential site for constructive change.   This lecture draws on recent literature and conversations with practitioners to take stock of the expectations we have for conflict transformation and for the people involved in it.
Cost: free
Sponsor: Elizabethtown College Alumni Peace Fellowship
Contact: Christina Bucher at bucherca@etown.edu<mailto:bucherca@etown.edu> or 717-361-1182
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8 p.m.
Thursday, November 7, and Friday, November 8
Theatre – “A Comedy of Terrors”
Tempest Theatre
Pantelone's ego has run amok! He's cowing the servants, subjugating his daughter and requiring Il Dottore to give his students ever more frequent and difficult pop quizzes! Can his reign of terror be stopped? Find out with this madcap, slapstick story of power and rebellion! “A Comedy of Errors” is a devised theatre piece in the style of commedia dell' arte, created by Terri Mastrobuono and the Elizabethtown College Theatre commedia troupe. Commedia dell'arte is the quasi-improvised comic theater of the Italian Renaissance, a popular art form whose influence inspired everything from Shakespeare to Seinfeld.
Cost: $6 – reserve tickets by calling 717-361-1170 or email boxoffice@etown.edu<mailto:boxoffice@etown.edu>.
Sponsor: Elizabethtown College Theatre
Contact: Michael Swanson at swansonm@etown.edu<mailto:swansonm@etown.edu> or 717-361-1160
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7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 7
Lecture – “Examining Theologies of Conflict Transformation”
Susquehanna Room, Myer Hall
Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall, associate professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, speaks on transformation. For most religious people, the word “transformation” hosts a variety of assumptions about human capacity for change and about God’s presence and activity in history.  Yet, for the most part, these assumptions remain unspoken and therefore unexamined.  This lecture sheds light on some of the assumptions articulated by Christians who practice conflict transformation as part of their life of faith.
Cost: free
Sponsor: Elizabethtown College Alumni Peace Fellowship
Contact: Christina Bucher at bucherca@etown.edu<mailto:bucherca@etown.edu> or 717-361-1182
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7 p.m.
Friday, November 8
Personality and Music: How Instrument Choice and Personality Connect
Bowers Writers House
As a drummer, assistant professor of psychology Dr. Michael Roy has long been interested in the psychology of music. In a series of studies with former Elizabethtown professor and musician Dr. Karendra Devroop, Roy and his colleagues discovered that individual differences in personality influenced the role that music plays in a person’s life and that playing music, in turn, influences personality.

Cost: free
Sponsor: Bowers Writers House
Contact: Jesse Waters at writershouse@etown.edu<mailto:writershouse@etown.edu> or 717-689-3945
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2 p.m.
Sunday, November 10
Theatre – “A Comedy of Terrors”
Tempest Theatre
Pantelone's ego has run amok! He's cowing the servants, subjugating his daughter and requiring Il Dottore to give his students ever more frequent and difficult pop quizzes! Can his reign of terror be stopped? Find out with this madcap, slapstick story of power and rebellion! “A Comedy of Errors” is a devised theatre piece in the style of commedia dell' arte, created by Terri Mastrobuono and the Elizabethtown College Theatre commedia troupe. Commedia dell'arte is the quasi-improvised comic theater of the Italian Renaissance, a popular art form whose influence inspired everything from Shakespeare to Seinfeld.
Cost: $6 – reserve tickets by calling 717-361-1170 or email boxoffice@etown.edu<mailto:boxoffice@etown.edu>.
Sponsor: Elizabethtown College Theatre
Contact: Michael Swanson at swansonm@etown.edu<mailto:swansonm@etown.edu> or 717-361-1160
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7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 10
Intercultural Journeys -- Gretna Music concert
Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Musser Auditorium
Intercultural Journeys was founded by Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Ohad Bar-David to foster intercultural dialogue through music. Through the Intercultural Journeys’ performance, Bar-David, Hafez El Ali Kotain on drums and erhu virtuoso Jiebing Chen, who explore the relation between Western and Eastern classical music traditions, have “a shared passion for bringing people together and bridging cultural divides through music and art.”

Cost: $15/$20 – public; Elizabethtown College faculty and staff – first two tickets $5; Elizabethtown College students – first ticket free; second tickets $5

Sponsor: Gretna Music co-sponsored by Asian Studies Grant and the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking
Contact: Carl Kane at kanec@etown.edu or 717-361-1508
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7 p.m.
Monday, November 11
Diversity Film Series -- “Powwow Highway”
Gibble Auditorium
“Powwow Highway” is a 1989 comedy-drama road trip movie<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_movie>. In Santa Fe, N.M., a Cheyenne woman named Bonnie is arrested on a trumped-up drug charge. A few hundred miles north, her brother, Buddy Red Bow, a quick-tempered activist, sets off to bail her out. By chance, he meets old schoolmate Philbert Bono in his 'war pony,’ a beat-up '64 Buick he is using as a vehicle for a spiritual journey. Together, they head down the Powwow Highway, traveling from their reservation in Montana to New Mexico. When they finally reach Santa Fe, they meet up with Bonnie's friend Rabbit, who also is trying to get Bonnie out of jail. Buddy and Philbert end up taking more than just a road trip, finding themselves on a journey where they face the realities and dreams of being Cheyenne in the modern-day United States.

Diane Elliott, director of Diversity and assistant professor of social work and Dr. Fletcher McClellan, Dean of the Faculty and professor of political science, discuss the film.

Cost: free
Sponsor: Academic Advising
Contact: Jean-Paul Benowitz at benowitzj@etown.edu<mailto:benowitzj@etown.edu> or 717-361-1110
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11 a.m.
Monday, November 11
Intercultural Journeys Lecture
Zug 205
Musicians from Intercultural Journeys will discuss and demonstrate the various cross-cultural elements of their music.  Intercultural Journeys seeks to promote understanding in pursuit of peace among people of diverse faiths and conflicting cultures through dialogue and the music.

Intercultural Journeys was founded by Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Ohad Bar-David to foster intercultural dialogue through music. Members are Bar-David, Hafez El Ali Kotain on drums and erhu virtuoso Jiebing Chen. They explore the relation between Western and Eastern classical music traditions and have “a shared passion for bringing people together and bridging cultural divides through music and art.”

Cost: free
Sponsor: Asian Studies Program and the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking
Contact: David Kenley at kenleyd@etown.edu<mailto:kenleyd@etown.edu> or 717-361-1238
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5 p.m. (PITCHED TO WITF, WGAL, FOX, LNP, PATRIOT)
Monday, November 11 through Sunday, November 17
High Library
Peace and Rembrance Series: poster exhibit and paper crane folding
Thirty posters, provided by the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, showing pictures of Hiroshima before and after the bombing, how people were affected by the incident, the mechanism of nuclear bomb, pictures drawn by the survivors, medical assistance from overseas and the city of Hiroshima today.

Some posters contain rather graphic images that might be disturbing to some people, but it is an important piece of information to realize the nuclear power should not be used in the future.

In addition, anyone who would like to make a paper crane can do so, and as soon as there are 1,000 paper cranes, we will string them up and send the string to Hiroshima Peace Park so it will be displayed there.

There is a mythology in Japan when you face a hardship, you make 1,000 paper cranes and your wish will come true. People make 1,000 paper cranes to visit family and friends who are sick. This 1,000 cranes for Hiroshima is strongly associated with Ms. Sadako Sasaki, who died at the age of 12 from leukemia. One of the posters explains her story.
Students, mainly from the Japanese classes, will be at the table, teaching visitors how to fold a paper crane so they can contribute to a peace project.

The exhibit is open during regular library hours 7:45 to 1:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. The exhibit and crane project are on the main level of the library, in the Winters Alcove area

Cost: free
Sponsor: Department of Modern Languages
Contact: Nobuaki Takahashi takahashin@etown.edu or 717-361-1573
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noon
Tuesday, November 12
Presidential Community Enrichment Series --  “Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life after Baseball”
Susquehanna Room of Myer Hall
Dr. Michael Long, associate professor of religious studies and peace and conflict studies and author of books on Jackie Robinson, speaks about the baseball player.

Jackie Robinson is one of the most revered public figures of the 20th century. He is remembered for his athletic prowess and his strong personal character. The world knows him as the man who crossed baseball’s color line, but there is much more to his legacy. At the conclusion of his baseball career, Robinson continued in his pursuit of social progress through his work as a civil rights activist. Michael G. Long's lecture, 'Beyond Home Plate," will offer fresh insight into the Hall of Famer’s life and work following his historic years on the baseball diamond.

Cost: $10; registration is required at iaenrichseries@etown.edu
Sponsor: Advancement Office
Contact: Jennifer Landis at landisj@etown.edu<mailto:landisj@etown.edu> or 717-361-6410
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7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 12
Presentations: “Peace, Love, and China: Brethren Missionaries in Twentieth-Century China”
Bucher Meetinghouse, Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies

Three students in last year’s Peace and Conflict in China course will present findings from their research on Brethren in China in a time of conflict and changing roles for women.

Cost: free
Sponsor: Young Center
Contact: Young Center at youngctr@etown.edu<mailto:youngctr@etown.edu> or 717-361-1470.
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