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Week 4

March 22nd through March 31

March 22


What: A Cappella Weekend Concert
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: This year’s A Cappella in Wonderland begins on Saturday March 22. The show will be performed for Elmira College students, family, and friends. The show will feature another guest group so stay tuned for more musical surprises!

March 23


What: A1 & the Sauce, the Chiclettes, the EC Naturals, and Dually Noted
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: This year’s A Cappella in Wonderland features Elmira College’s three premiere A Cappella groups with special musical guest Dually Noted, a combined choral group from Elmira Free Academy and Southside High School. Along with Elmira College students, faculty, friends, and family, members of the community are welcome to attend!

March 25


What: Hey! There’s a Bug in That Painting
When: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Insects have been described as the little creatures that run the world. Insects intrigue and affect us aesthetically. We are inspired by their beauty, and impressed by their forms, colors, shapes, and patterns. Artists throughout the ages have used insects, including spiders in drawings and paintings. Why are there bugs and other creepy crawlies in art? What’s so special and beautiful about a bug? Are they symbolic? Do they have special meanings? Come join Professor Marc Dennis and find out.

March 26


What: Poetry Reading with Tish Pearlman
When: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Tripp Lecture Hall, Gannett-Tripp Library
Details: A Poetry Reading and Q&A with Tish Pearlman, Poet Laureate of Tompkins County and creator/ host/producer of the weekly public radio show aired on several stations, including WSKG, titled “Out of Bounds.” The show features intimate 30 minute interviews with visionaries: people living, working and thinking outside the mainstream.
 
What: Dr. Susanne Grennell ’70, DDS: Lifelong Learning in Your Profession
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Peterson Chapel, Cowles Hall
Details: Working in private practice since 1987, Dr. Susanne Grennell has served on numerous organizations, such as the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and Ninth District Dental Society. She was awarded Elmira College’s Distinguished Achievement Award for her accomplishments, as has served on the College’s Board of Trustees since 2009. Her presentation “Lifelong Learning in Your Profession” will focus on the networking and learning opportunities that “study groups” offer professionals

March 27


What: Picturing Elmira 2014: Photo Contest Awards Ceremony
When: Noon
Where: George Waters Gallery, Campus Center
Details: At the second annual Picturing Elmira College Student Photo Contest awards ceremony, President Champagne will recognize three winners: First Prize of $100, Second Prize $50, and Honorable Mention $25. The winning entry will also be framed and hung next to last year’s award winner in the hallway to the George Waters Gallery.
 
What: Orchesis: Elmira College Dance
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Elmira College’s dancers perform student and faculty choreographed pieces arranged through a variety of styles including ballet, tap, modern and hip hop.

March 28


What: Orchesis: Elmira College Dance
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Elmira College’s dancers perform student and faculty choreographed pieces arranged through a variety of styles including ballet, tap, modern and hip hop.

March 29


What: Orchesis: Elmira College Dance
When: 3:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Elmira College’s dancers perform student and faculty choreographed pieces arranged through a variety of styles including ballet, tap, modern and hip hop.

March 30


What: Martial Arts in Motion
When: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: The Elmira College Martial Arts Club was founded in early 2011. The group has been growing rapidly since then, and has participated in many major on-campus events such as the Octagon fair, Parent’s weekend, Theme Dinners, and Relay for Life. The club’s members are a diverse group dedicated to training in as many martial arts as they can get their fists on.

March 31


What: Carmen Souza: Cape Verdean Jazz
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Lisbon-born Carmen Souza aims to create a new sound in her ancestor’s Creole dialect, mixing traditional African and Cape Verde rhythms like Batuke, Morna, Cola djon, and others, with her jazz contemporary influences. Souza grew up in a mixed language environment of Creole, the Cape Verde dialect her parents spoke at home, and Portuguese, always surrounded by the Cape Verdean way of life. In her teens, she sang profession-ally in a Lusophone Gospel Choir. Souza has toured extensively around the world with recent career highlights including playing at the London African Music Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Leverkusener Jazztage Festival, and the Montreal and Monterey Jazz Festivals. Souza released Ess ê jnha Cabo Verde to critical acclaim which led to her international breakthrough performance at the WOMAD at Reading Festival. She then released Protegid (Protected) which blended perfectly with elegance and sophistication the African and Cape Verdean traditional rhythms with Contemporary Jazz and Afro-Latin.