Weekly Events Roundup: 11/8 – 11/14

On November 9 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall, Paul Lewis will perform as part of the Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series.

seniorsashesStudents Today, Alumni Tomorrow and the Class of 2018 will host the “Seniors and Sashes” Pageant in Emerson Suites on Thursday 11/9 at 7:00 p.m.

The Department of Theatre Arts’ production on Wonderful Town will give its final performances on November 9, 10, and 11, all at 8:00 p.m. in the Hoerner Theater.wonderfultown

A Muslims and allies gathering and discussion will take place in Muller Chapel on 11/10 from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. immediately following Juma’a prayers. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, 11/11 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fitness Center, the Residential Life Substance Free Communities will host a substance-free Cortaca watch party with food, games, and a broadcast of the match.

Regional high school choirs will perform on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the Choral Composition Festival Concert.

tensor.pngMath and science writer Evelyn Lamb will give a talk on 11/13 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Williams 320 entitled “Building a Creative Career in Mathematics.” The presentation, the latest in the Tensor Lecture Series, will discuss the intersection between communications and STEM.

The Karel Husa Memorial Concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall on 11/13.

From noon to 1:00 p.m. on 11/14, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier will bring its Mobile foodpantry.jpgFood Pantry to the A&E Center. The food pantry is open to all members of the IC community and provides fresh groceries free of charge.

The Residence Hall Association’s annual Sex Fest will take place in Emerson B on 11/14 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event will feature materials related to sex education from Planned Parenthood, the Advocacy Center, and more, as well as games, and performances by Spit That and IC Comedy Club.

The Flute Choir will hold an elective recital in Hockett Family Recital Hall at 7:00 p.m. on 11/14.

whalenAt 8:00 in Ford Hall on Tuesday, Music for the Mind: Mental Health Awareness Concert will take place, featuring performances from Marc Webster, Ivy Waltz, Patrice Pastore, Voicestream, IC Choir, IC Unbound, Rock Hard Dance Co., and more.

The Gerontology Institute and Project Generations will host a screening of The Age of Love on 11/14 at 6:30 in Textor 102. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Steven Loring.

Have an event you’d like featured on the blog? Email jwalsh5@ithaca.edu or ttaylor6@ithaca.edu.

IC Honors Seminar Spotlight: South Asia: History, Politics and Culture

Professor Raza Rumi is teaching a course next semester focusing on the culture and exploration of South Asia. Learn more below!

Describe your seminar in one sentence. “This course will familiarize students with the histories, politics and cultures of South Asia.

Describe your classroom style in one sentence.Using an array of sources – folk cultures, the arts and selected texts – students would study the region and its myriad historical and contemporary dimensions.

What is one thing you hope students will take away from your seminar?Students would be more familiar with the region and the contemporary trends.

What is one piece of advice you would give to students?You should be prepared to undertake selected readings, watch many videos and listen to some amazing music from the region.”

Want to know more?Selected musical performances, films including mainstream cinema and documentaries, dance, television and theatrical productions, visual narrations of art and architecture will be shown and discussed in the class.”

Check out the full list of seminars here and the whole list of spotlights here.

IC Honors Seminar Spotlight: Spiritual Journeys

Philosophy and Religion professor Rachel Wagner is teaching a seminar this semester on Spiritual Journeys! Professor Wagner has included some of the books you’ll be reading as well, so learn more below.

Screen Shot 2015-10-11 at 12.12.26 PMDescribe your seminar in one sentence. This course is an introduction to inter-religious engagement, using the medium of autobiographical travel narratives, novels, and films as a way into the discussion.

Describe your classroom style in one sentence. “I utilize a mode of discussion blended with impromptu lecture, made active by student participation and fired by open-ended questioning.”

What is one thing you hope students will take away from your seminar? “I hope students will leave this seminar deeply appreciative of the varieties of religious expression, more curious about religious difference, and confident in engaging in open-ended deep discussions about religious values and beliefs with others, whether they share the convictions of their conversation partners or not.”

Screen Shot 2015-10-11 at 12.07.44 PMWhat is one piece of advice you would give to students? “This question is too hard to answer without knowing the students personally! Advice (at its best) is a product of conversation, wherein one person with more experience in a thing can guide those with less experience. So honestly, depending on the conversation, it’s just as possible that students could give *me* advice!”

Want to know more?

“Students interested in the course should know that there is a lot of reading, but that it is all very interesting and story-based. There are also a few films, and we are likely going to be beta-testing a card game on inter-religious engagement that was constructed by game and religion researchers at RIT. Students may also be interested to know that this course is not “just” for believers. Indeed, atheists, agnostics, and generally curious folks are more than welcome. One of the books we read is about how atheism figures into the conversation about inter-religious interaction. No past experience in religious studies is required.”

Screen Shot 2015-10-11 at 12.11.56 PMCheck out the full list of seminars here and the whole list of spotlights here.