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Upcoming Elizabethtown College Events Jan 16-Jan 24

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page, News

7 p.m.

Thursday, January 16

International Film Festival – “Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress”

Gibble Auditorium

Presenting stories inspired by transformation. Films will be presented in their respective languages, subtitles in English.

An enchanting tale, capturing the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. The film tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China’s Cultural Revolution. The two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. The friends find escape from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined when they read the banned works.

Cost: free

Sponsor: Office of International Student Services and High Library

Contact: Kristi Syrdahl at<> or 717-361-1594




10:30 a.m.

Monday, January 20

MLK Celebration

Blue Bean, Brossman Commons

Join the college community as it celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events throughout the day.  View 50th Anniversary March on Washington – The college community kicks off a weeklong celebration and conference to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 10:30 a.m. in the Blue Bean, Brossman Commons

Verbal presentation — “Six Voices Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in Sixty Minutes” – Six members of the college community each have 10 minutes to read a quote about Martin Luther King Jr., provide the historical context for the quote, and discuss King’s significance in contemporary America. 2 p.m. in Winters Alcove, High Library.

Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight March – Join colleagues and friends in a re-enactment march of the Civil Rights Movement. While singing gospel and spiritual songs participants march by candlelight from Brossman Commons to Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.  6:15 p.m. in the Blue Bean, Brossman Commons.

MLK Gospel Extravaganza and Awards – Choirs, musicians, soloist and dancers render a special evening of culture and music in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants will be uplifted and inspired by this cultural musical performance. 7:00 p.m. in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.

Cost: free

Sponsor: Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee

Contact: Diane Elliott at<> or 717-361-1198


4 p.m.

Tuesday, January 21

Reception and Talk: John A. Hancock

Lyet Gallery, Leffler Chapel and Performance Center

Hancock’s image-objects started for this exhibit, as most of his work does, with direct observation. Through editing, abutment and overlays … organic and geometric passages interrupt realism with abstraction. In this way, these works on Mylar disrupt most of the conventions of landscape, still life and portraiture. Born in 1956, the artist lived throughout the Southeast and Midwest. He was encouraged in his early curiosity about culture, nature and my love of travel. Currently, he lives in Waynesboro, Va., a small town nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge range of the Appalachians. Before moving there in the fall of 2000, he lived in the lush upper coastal plain of eastern North Carolina where he began his career as an artist/professor. Besides making art and teaching, he takes an avid interest in walking through old neighborhoods and the countryside; bird watching, reading, and cooking.

Hancock is now an adjunct associate professor of art at Blue Ridge Community College. He has judged art shows and curated exhibitions of contemporary work. He is always creating new work and working at getting exhibitions. Most of his work has been created in drawing, or painting. In painting, he prefers watercolor or includes watercolor with other material. He has expanded his drawing from working on paper to the use of larger, installation sized drawing on Mylar.

The exhibit continues 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through February 28.

Cost: free

Sponsor: Fine and Performing Arts

Contact: Milt Friedly at<> or 717-361-1385


11 a.m.

Wednesday, January 22

Dr. Daryl G. Smith: “Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making It Work!”

Gibble Auditorium

Dr. Daryl G. Smith, professor of education and psychology at Claremont (Calif.) Graduate University, in partnership with the university and the Association of American Colleges Universities, was the co-principle investigator of a major project with the James Irvine Foundation. Part of the project evaluated the impact of the Campus Diversity Initiative. The six-year $29 million effort involved 28 private colleges and universities in California that were aiming to increase access and success of historically underrepresented students. The initiative aimed to build institutional capacity to develop and evaluate diversity efforts. Her most recent book is “Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work.”

Cost: free

Sponsor: Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee

Contact: Diane Elliott at<> or 717-361-1198


11 a.m.

Friday, January 24

M&M Mars Executive Lecture Series: Chip Cargas, chairman and CEO, Cargas Systems

M&M Mars Room, Leffler Chapel and Performance Center

M&M Mars has partnered with the Elizabethtown College Department of Business to create an Executive Lecture Series geared toward bringing in senior level executives from various industries to talk about their businesses and engage students in discussions about programs that are offered to customers. Chip Cargas, chairman and CEO of Cargas Systems speaks.

Cost: free

Sponsor: Business Department

Contact: Lisa Rosenberger at<> or 717-361-1982

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