World Literature Program

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WORLD LITERATURE PROGRAM | ENGLISH DEPARTMENT | CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
 

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World Literature I
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FALL 2007

Main sponsored event:

TWENTIETH ANNUAL KLUTZNICK-HARRIS SYMPOSIUM

'The Mountains Shall Drip Wine': Jews and the Environment

October 28-29, 2007
The full program is online at:
http://www2.creighton.edu/ccas/klutznick/symposium2007/symp07/index.php

Notice this is a multi-session event with individual presentations relevant to World Lit I and/or World Lit II.

SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS
Click here for full schedule of events

Tuesday, October 23 (Evening) Metropolitan Community College - Fort Omaha Campus BLDG 10 Rm 110
6:15 pm Refreshments & reception (Parking is at a premium, come early)
7:00 pm Public screening

Wednesday, October 24, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Weber Fine Arts Bldg
2:00 pm Refreshments & reception in front of the Art Gallery
3:00 pm Screening & discussion in the Theatre (Lower level)

Thursday, October 25, Creighton University
3:30 pm Public screening & discussion Rigge Science Bldg Rm 120 (Parking at LIED Center available)

Other recommended events:

THE CREIGHTON READING SERIES . Fiction and poetry readings by visiting and local writers. For further details contact Dr. Susan Aizenberg, SusanAizenberg@creighton.edu, 402 280-2823. Main events for this term::

Award-winning Nebraska novelist Jonis Agee will read from her latest novel, The River Wife (a selection of both the Book of the Month Club and the Literary Guild and a main selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club) on Thursday, September 27, at 8PM in Rigge 120. Free admission.

Canadian novelist and short story writer Guy Vanderhaeghe, winner of the Governor General¹s Award and author of The Englishman's Boy and The Last Crossing, will read from his work on Thursday, November 8, at 8:00PM in Criss Health Sciences Building, Room 252. Admission is free.

New Voices Readings by CU and UNO creative writing students. Thursday, September 20 and Thursday, November 15, at Crossroads Barnes & Noble at 7pm

CLASSICS AND NEAR EASTERN STUDIES LECTURES (for details contact Dr. Kathryn Thomas (ktomas@creighton.edu) or Dr. Martha Habash (mhabash@creighton.edu)

Carin Green, "Three Women and a Dog:  Sanctuary Healing in the Ancient World." Friday, October 12), Union Pacific Room (lower level of Reinert Alumni Library) at 3:30 PM

Kurt Raaflaub, "The Quest for Peace in the Ancient World:  Religious and Ideological Aspects."  Thursday, November 1, in Room G04 Hixon-Lied Science Building at 4 PM  

Kurt Raaflaub, "Zeus and Prometheus:  Greek Adaptations of Ancient West Asian Myths." Friday, November 2, in L02 (lower level of Reinert Alumni Library), at 4:00 PM

BRIGIT ST. BRIGIT THEATER COMPANY
Friday and Saturday curtains at 7:30; Sundays at 2 p.m. Students with ID admitted for $5. Gen admission is $18. Performed in the Gross Conference Center in the Science Bldg. on the College of Saint Mary campus at 7000 Mercy Road. Reservations: 402-399-6287 or email bsb@csm.edu More info, including directions: bsbtheatre.blogspot.com

SHINING CITY, by Conor McPherson: Sept. 7, 8, 9--14, 15, 16--21, 22, 23

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN, by Sean O'Casey: Oct. 5, 6, 7--12, 13, 14--19, 20, 21

ANNA CHRISTIE, by Eugene O'Neill: Nov. 2, 3, 4--9, 10, 11--16, 17, 18

PHILIP K. DICK FILM FESTIVAL/LECTURE SERIES: “Do Students Dream of Electr(on)ic Sheep?” Sponsored by the Honors Program."

Saturday Sept. 8, 6:00 free screening of Minority Report in Rigge Science 120 (open to entire campus community), 8:30 public lecture: “The One-Eyed Man is King: Classical Myth and Minority Report,” Dr. Geoff Bakewell (CNE), Rigge Science 120

Sunday Sept. 9, 4:00 pm free screening of A Scanner Darkly in Rigge Science 120 (open to entire campus community).

DEPARTMENT OF THEATER, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA (for more information visit http://www.unotheatre.com )

Yasmina Reza's Art, October 11-13, 17-20

Jean Giraudoux, The Madwoman of Chaillot, November 15-17, 28-30, December 1.

OMAHA LITERATURE FESTIVAL. 9/14 & 9/15. Readings, panels, films, etc. Description of events and a schedule on the festival's website: http://www.omahalitfest.com/events.html.

ARCHAELOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, LECTURE SERIES 2007-2008, for further information contact: Dr. Kathryn A. Thomas, (402) 280-2130, ktomas@creighton.edu

KENEFICK HUMANITIES CHAIR SERIES ON THE HUMANE LIFE For more information click here or contact Fran Minear at fminear@creighton.edu:

CREIGHTON MULTICULTURAL EVENTS
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Creighton University (click here for current schedule of events or call (402) 280 2469 or email ariza@creighton.edu for more information).

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS. Plays, exhibits and other events at the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA), Creighton University. Click here for more information.

The Nutcracker, Mainstage of LECA, Wed 28 Nov-Sat 1 Dec, 7:30 pm & Sun 2 Dec 2:00 pm

Jazz Ensemble Concert, conducted by Ron Cooley, Mainstage in LECA, Wed 7 Nov @ 7:00pm

Wind Ensemble and University Orchestra Concert
both conducted by Dr. Frederick Hanna, Mainstage in LECA, Sun 18 Nov @ 2:00pm

Choral Concert, University Chorus (conducted by Stephen Sheftz), Chamber Choir (conducted by Rev. Dr. Charles Jurgensmeier, SJ) and the Gospel Choir (conducted by Dr. Claudette Valentine), St. John’s Church (on the Creighton University campus), Sun 2 Dec @ 2:00pm

Our Town, the drama by Thornton Wilder (directed by Dr. Bill Hutson) Mainstage in LECA, Wed 3 Oct – Sat 6 Oct @ 7:30pm & Sun 7 Oct @ 2:00pm

One Act Plays,
plays and directors to be announced, Studio Theatre in LECA, Thu 8 Nov – Sat 10 Nov @ 7:30pm & Sun 11 Nov @ 2:00pm

The Kooser Impact, an exhibit of artwork by Impact, a group of Nebraska artists, inspired by the poetry of former poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Koozer, Lied Art Gallery in LECA, Sat 18 Aug – Sun 16 Sep • Reception for the artists Sat 25 Aug, from 6 – 9pm, The Lied Art Gallery will be closed Mon 3 Sep for Labor Day.

Tom Prinz, mixed media, Lied Art Gallery in LECA, Sat 22 Sep – Sun 21 Oct, Reception for the artist Sat 22 Sep from 6 – 9pm

Callahan and Steczynski, drawings and paintings, Lied Art Gallery in LECA, Sat 27 Oct – Wed 21 Nov • Opening reception Sat 27 Oct from 6 – 9pm

Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibit, James Anderson and Jessica Jackson-Ruiz, Lied Art Gallery in LECA, Sat 1 Dec – Sun 16 Dec • Reception for the artists Sat 1 Dec from 6 – 9pm

JOSLYN MUSEUM. The Joslyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street. In addition to special exhibitions, the Joslyn Art Museum's permanent collection features ancient, European, American, Western American, Native American, and Twentieth-century collections. The Joslyn Museum is open Tuesday-Saturdays from 10 A.M – 4 P.M and Sundays 12:00-4:00 P.M. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/. Click here for Educator's Resources and Outreach. For special exhibits this year click here

 

SPRING 2007

MAIN EVENT

LECTURE

Sid Jacobson
Co-author, with Ernie Colón, of
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

April 17th, 2:00pm
Rigge Science 120

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS

CREIGHTON CREATIVE WRITING EVENTS: Fiction and poetry readings by visiting and local writers. For further details contact Dr. Mary Helen Stefaniak, Director of Creative Writing, Creighton University, mhs@creighton.edu, (402) 280-5768. Main events for this term:

WRITES OF SPRING , March 19 and 20, featuring distinguished writers Erin Belieu, David Jauss, and Michael Catherwood. See detailed schedule at: writesofspring.org

BRIGIT ST. BRIGIT THEATER COMPANY
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. LOCATION: In residence on the College of Saint Mary campus at 7000 Mercy Road. ADMISSION: $5 for students with ID, $18 general, $15 for people aged 55 and older. INFORMATION and RESERVATIONS: email bsb@csm.edu or call (402) 399-6287

Translations by Brian Friel, February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 March 2, 3, 4

The Lark by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Lillian Hellman. A historical play about Joan of Arc. March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 April 1, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 Note: no performances Easter Weekend, April 6-8.

6TH ANNUAL MALCOM X FESTIVAL: THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT, February 13-14, Milo Bail Student Center, University of Nebraska Omaha, Click here for PROGRAM with details of activities which include a performance by the IMANI WIND QUINTET (click here to see flyer).

ASIAN CULTURE WEEK 2007 March 19-24. Tentative Schedule of Activities at http://puffin.creighton.edu/awc/Week07.htm Planned activities include an Asian Tea Festival, a Martial Arts Day, appearances by the poet Bei Dao (one of the foremost China’s poets and Nobel Price nominee), a Chinese calligraphy demonstration, screening of the film, "Joy Luck Club," the conference, “Approaching Asia Today: Historical and Future Perspectives,” and other events.

LECTURE, Dr. Yen Le Espiritu, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC, San Diego Presentation: "Ghost Stories: Race, Immigration and U.S. Wars in Asia" Date: January 26, 2007, Place: Union Pacific Room, Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Reception to follow.

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: Connecting Japanese American Internment with 9/11. Movie Viewing of "Lest We Forget" with a Panel Presentation to follow, Date: February 19, 2007, Place: Skutt Student Center Ballroom Time: 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm. Food will be provided.

ARCHAELOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, LECTURE SERIES 2006-2007, click here for schedule details, for further information contact: Dr. Kathryn A. Thomas, (402) 280-2130, ktomas@creighton.edu

KENEFICK HUMANITIES CHAIR SERIES ON THE HUMANE LIFE For more information click here or contact Fran Minear at fminear@creighton.edu:

Kenefick Brown Bag Lunches, Race: the Power of an Illusion: (all sessions are in SC 104 or 105 at 12:30-1:30 pm):
Race: a Biological Fiction, Tues. Jan. 24
Why Does Race Matter in America,
Wed. Feb. 1
Law and Discrimination, Mon. Feb. 13.
The Social Hierarchy of Race, Thurs. Feb. 16:
Medical Practice and Race,
Thurs. Feb. 23:

FEBRUARY: BLACK HISTORY MONTH, click here for schedule of activities and other multicultural events.

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS
Plays, exhibits and other events at the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA), Creighton University. Click here for more information.

The Bemis Collection: Building A Legacy, Lied Art Gallery, Sat 6 Jan – Sun 6 Feb • Reception to be announced

Creighton University Fine and Performing Arts Faculty Exhibit
Lied Art Gallery, Sat 10 Feb – Sun 11 Mar • Reception for the artists to be announced

The Laramie Project, a drama by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project (directed by Alan Klem; photographs by Fr. Michael Flecky, SJ), Studio Theatre of LECA
Wed 21 Feb – Sun 25 Feb @ 7:30pm

Susan Lawler (photography), Lied Art Gallery, Wed 14 Mar – Sun 15 Apr • Reception for the artist from 6 to 9p on Wed 14 Mar. The Lied Art Gallery will be closed Thu 5 through Sun 8 Apr for Easter.

BFA Thesis Exhibits, Jessie Jackson-Ruiz (drawing), Jason Kenning (drawing & painting) Susan Kissinger (painting) & Renée Malloy (graphic design), Lied Art Gallery
Sat 21 Apr – Sun 13 May • Reception for the artists to be announced

Chicago, The Musical, book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse; music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb; based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins (directed by Tammy Meneghini; choreography by Patrick Roddy and Lisa Carter; musical director to be announced), Mainstage of LECA
Thu 22 Mar – Sat 24 Mar @ 7:30pm; Thu 29 Mar – Sat 31 Mar @ 7:30pm & Thu 12 Apr – Sat 14 Apr @ 7:30pm

Choral Concert, University Chorus, Chamber Choir (both conducted by Dr. Charles Jurgensmeier, SJ); Gospel Choir (conducted by Dr. Claudette Valentine)
Mainstage of LECA, Sun 22 Apr @ 2:00pm

Wind Ensemble & Orchestra Concert
conducted by Michael McGuire, Mainstage of LECA, Sun 22 Apr @ 4:00pm

Voice Recital Concert, Voice students(under the direction of Dr. D. Laureen Pickle), Mainstage of LECA
Mon 23 April @ 3:00pm

Jazz Ensemble Concert, conducted by Ron Cooley, Mainstage of LECA, Tue 24 Apr @ 7:00pm

Gamelan Concert, conducted by Jonathan Clasemann, North Lawn of LECA (inclement weather location Main Lobby of LECA), Sun 29 Apr @ 8:00pm

BFA Thesis Exhibit, Cindy Carroll (sculpture) Lied Art Gallery
Sat 19 May – Sun 3 Jun • Reception for the artist to be announced

JOSLYN MUSEUM
The Joslyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street. In addition to special exhibitions, the Joslyn Art Museum's permanent collection features ancient, European, American, Western American, Native American, and Twentieth-century collections. The Joslyn Museum is open Tuesday-Saturdays from 10 A.M – 4 P.M and Sundays 12:00-4:00 P.M. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/. Click here for Educator's Resources and Outreach. Special exhibits this year include (click here for more information:

FACES FROM THE LAND: A Photographic Journey Through Native America Sept. 2, 2006 - Sept. 30, 2007

LEGENDS OF THE WEST: The Foxley Collection, Nov. 11, 2006 - Feb. 25, 2007

WIDE OPEN WEST- A Saturday Afternoon Series featuring a host of nationally-recognized scholars celebrating Legends of the West: The Foxley Collection. February 3 - R. David Edmunds, Ph.D., University of Texas • February 10 - Georgeann Wearin, Cowgirl Poetry and Western Music • February 17 - David Kennedy, Cody Firearms Museum • February 24 - B. Byron Price, Director, Charles M. Russell Center

THE BEAUTIFUL LINE Jan. 13 - April 15, 2007

COLLECTING THE IMPRESSIONISTS: Masterpieces from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute March 24 - May 13, 2007

YEARS OF INSPIRATION FOCUS: MUSEUM COLLECTIONS, Special appearance by Colonel Matthew Bogdanos, author of the best-selling Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine's Passion to Recover the World's Greatest Stolen Treasures, January 27.

OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: For details on the shows and performances of the current season click here

Always . . . Patsy Cline Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley, January 19, 2007-Febraury 11

Give ‘Em Hell, Harry By Carl E. Balte, Jr., March 2, 2007 - March 25..

You Can’t Take It With You Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, April 6, 2007 - April 29.

 

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FALL 2006

MAIN EVENT

The Nineteenth Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium

October 29-30, 2006
"'I Will Sing and Make Music': Jewish Music and Musicians Throughout the Ages"

(click here for program and detailed schedule of events)

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS

AZAR NAFISI, AUTHOR OF READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN, reading from her work, September 20, 7:15 PM Milo Bail Student Center, University of Nebraska, Omaha campus. The event is part of a simulcast of her live appearance delivering the 11th Annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. (click here for more details)

BRIGIT ST. BRIGIT THEATER COMPANY
All plays at Gross Auditorium, Science Bldg., College of Saint Mary campus, 1901 S. 72nd. Information and Reservations: (402) 399-6287. Click here for more information and schedule of plays.
or email: bsb@csm.edu

MACBETH by William Shakespeare, September 29, 30, October 1, 13, 14, 15, 27, 28, 29, November 10, 11, 12

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE by Joseph Kesselring: October 6, 7, 8, 20, 21, 22, November 3, 4, 5, 17, 18, 19

THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WM SHKSPR, (ABRIDGED) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company: November 24, 215, 26, December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

CREIGHTON CREATIVE WRITING EVENTS: Fiction and poetry readings by visiting and local writers. For further details contact Dr. Mary Helen Stefaniak, Director of Creative Writing, Creighton University, mhs@creighton.edu, (402) 280-5768

NEW VOICES READING, student writers from Creighton's Creative Writing Program and UNO's Writers Workshop, at The Reading Grounds, 40th & Farnham, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, and Tuesday, November 7.

DOWNTOWN OMAHA LITFEST 2: THE LITERARY FRINGE. September 15-16.Susan, Panels, readings and exhibits at the Bemis, Kaneko, and other Old Market and downtown locations, presenters include our own Brent Spencer, Susan Aizenberg and Mary Helen Stefaniak. Click here for details and schedule of events

ARCHAELOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, LECTURE SERIES 2006-2007, click here for schedule details, for further information contact: Dr. Kathryn A. Thomas, (402) 280-2130, ktomas@creighton.edu

MYSTERY OF THE NILE, Lozier IMAX Theatre, Henry Doorly Zoo, playing daily 10 AM, 2 and 5 PM, click here for more details

KENEFICK HUMANITIES CHAIR SERIES ON THE HUMANE LIFE For more information click here or contact Fran Minear at fminear@creighton.edu:

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS
Plays, exhibits and other events at the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA), Creighton University. Click here for more information.

JOSLYN MUSEUM
The Joslyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street. In addition to special exhibitions, the Joslyn Art Museum's permanent collection features ancient, European, American, Western American, Native American, and Twentieth-century collections. The Joslyn Museum is open Tuesday-Saturdays from 10 A.M – 4 P.M and Sundays 12:00-4:00 P.M. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/. Click here for Educator's Resources and Outreach. Special exhibits this year include (click here for more information:

 

FALL 2005

MAIN EVENT


The Eighteenth Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium:
"Love-Ideal and Real-In the Jewish Tradition from the Hebrew Bible to Modern Times"
September 18-19, 2005
(click here to check for program and updates)

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS

CREIGHTON READING SERIES: Fiction and poetry readings by visiting and local writers. For details click here.

CU ALUMNI AND FRIENDS READING -- Wednesday, November 9, 7:30-8:30pm, Java Jay. This first annual celebration of work being done by CU grads and community writers will feature recent graduates Annette Allen, Peter Cales, Adrian Koesters, and Steve Lovett reading from their poetry and fiction.

NEW VOICES -- Tuesday, November 15, 7-8pm, Reading Grounds bookstore, 40th and Farnam. One of our favorite events and the last NV reading for this semester. CU and UNO Writer's Workshop students will read from their work.

UWEM AKPAN -- Tuesday, November 29, 7pm, Skutt 105. CU graduate, Jesuit, and fiction writer (whose credentials include a recent story in the NEW YORKER) Uwem Akpan, will read from his work. An informal chat with the writer will follow his reading.

"FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ," September 20th, 2005, Skutt Student Center Ballroom, Creighton University. A music symposium on the place of Omaha in American Jazz, master class workshops on jazz in Omaha and jazz techniques, rappers, jazz performances, and a benefit concert featuring Luigi Waites, Richie Love, Jorge Nila, Victor Lewis, Dan Cerveny, and Chuck Haddix. Events will take place throughout the day, starting around 9:00 AM and into the evening. Sponsored by Creighton's American and Black Studies Programs. (click here for more details on the schedule). For further information contact: Dr. Greg Zacharias, (402) 280-2729 gwzach@creighton.edu

OMAHA LIT FEST: WORDS, WINE, SONG. September 16th and 17th. The festival will feature readings, panel discussions, and more by Omaha novelists, poets, short story writers, songwriters, playwrights, cartoonists, visual artists, tattooists, and others to raise money for the Omaha Public Library. Susan Aizenberg will read an excerpt from a favorite banned book and some of her work at 1:30 on the 17th as part of the "Speak No Evil: Reading from Banned Books" reading marathon at the Kaneko Museum. Brent Spencer and Mary Helen Stefaniak will discuss their work as members of a panel "Telling Secrets: Revealing the Details of your Life," on that same date at 1pm in the Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts. For a complete list of the many festival events check the Fest's website at http: omahalitfest.com.

KENEFICK HUMANITIES CHAIR SERIES ON THE HUMANE LIFE For more information click here or contact Fran Minear at fminear@creighton.edu:

Sr. Diana Ortiz, "The Blindfold's Eye: My Journey from Torture to Truth,"September 8, 2005

Dr. Monika Hellwig, "Catholic University Education and the Humanities."November 2, 2005

Brown Bag Lunches: Poetry and Language. Sept. 22 (Thurs) Susan Aizenberg, Sept. 27 (Tues) Jinmei Yuan, Oct. 5 (Wed) Tim Austin

BRIGIT ST. BRIGIT THEATER COMPANY
All plays at Gross Auditorium, Science Bldg., College of Saint Mary campus, 1901 S. 72nd. Information and Reservations: (402) 399-6287. Click here for more information and schedule of plays.
or email: bsb@csm.edu:

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare - Opens Friday, October 14, and runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for four consecutive weekends through November 6.

My Three Angels, by Sam and Bella Spewack - Opens Friday, November 25, and runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December 18.

CREIGHTON MULTICULTURAL EVENTS
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Creighton University (click here for more information or call (402) 280 2469 or email ariza@creighton.edu for more information)

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY THEATER
Plays, exhibits and other events at the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA), Creighton University. Click here for more information.

JOSLYN MUSEUM
The Joslyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street. In addition to special exhibitions, the Joslyn Art Museum's permanent collection features ancient, European, American, Western American, Native American, and Twentieth-century collections. The Joslyn Museum is open Tuesday-Saturdays from 10 A.M – 4 P.M and Sundays 12:00-4:00 P.M. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/. Click here for Educator's Resources and Outreach. Special exhibits this year include (click here for more information:

Frederick J. Brown: Portraits of Music I Love, June 11-Sept 4 (including images of notable jazz and other musicians)

Picasso, Oct 1-Dec 31

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SUMMER 2005

World Literature Faculty Development Seminar: Midwestern American Poetry

(click here for program)

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SPRING 2005

MAIN EVENT

LECTURE

NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR


DEREK WALCOTT

Wednesday, April 20, 2:30 PM
Rigge Science Auditorium
Creighton University

 

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS

CREIGHTON READING SERIES
Poetry and fiction readings by distinguished local and visiting writers:

THE WRITES OF SPRING, March 21-22. All creative writing classes will be open to everyone for two days of talks, workshops, and readings by three visiting writers: poet Don Welch, short story writer
Lisa Sandlin, and novelist Mary Vermillion. Events will occur during regularly scheduled meetings of English 302, 300, and 403 (see Registrar's Schedule of Classes for time & place), with additional afternoon and evening readings in the Union Pacific Room at the Reinert Library.Sponsored by The Creative Writing Program in the English Department.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) LECTURE SERIES (click here for details)

KENEFICK HUMANITIES CHAIR SERIES ON THE HUMANE LIFE: "Perspectives on the Death Penalty" (click here for details of events), Events will take place in the Student Center, Room 104, 12:30 – 1:30.  Refreshments will be provided. Anyone attending can register to win tickets to CU performance of “Dead Man Walking.”For more information contact Fran Minear at fminear@creighton.edu

Wednesday-February 2, 2005- "Death Penalty in Nebraska" with Eric Aspengren from the Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty

Tuesday, February 15, 2005-"Death Penalty & Human Rights" -A film “Too Flawed to Fix” presented by Amnesty International

Wednesday, February 23, 2005-"Catholic Consistent Life Ethic" -A film “A Seamless Garment” with Dr. Todd Salzman, Theology, as the moderator

Tuesday, March 1, 2005- "Pro and Con: Legal & Moral Perspectives" with Collin Mangrum, JD and Rev. Richard Swensen, JD

BRIGIT ST. BRIGIT THEATER COMPANY
All plays at Gross Auditorium, Science Bldg., College of Saint Mary campus, 1901 S. 72nd
. Information and Reservations: (402) 399-6287. Click here for more information and schedule of plays. or email: bsb@csm.edu:

DA (February 4-27)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (March 11 - April 3)
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (April 15 - May 8)

CREIGHTON MULTICULTURAL EVENTS
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Creighton University (click here for more information or call (402) 280 2469 or email ariza@creighton.edu for more information)
For full schedule of current events click here (Microsoft Word .doc file format)

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY THEATER
Plays, exhibits and other events at
the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA), Creighton University. Click here for more information.

JOSLYN MUSEUM
The Joslyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street.
In addition to special exhibitions, the Joslyn Art Museum’s permanent collection features ancient, European, American, Western American, Native American, and Twentieth-century collections. The Joslyn Museum is open Tuesday-Saturdays from 10 A.M – 4 P.M and Sundays 12:00-4:00 P.M. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/
. Click here for Educator's Resources and Outreach: Some current special exhibits:

Revealed /Concealed, Contemporary Portraiture from the Collection (January 2005), photographs, prints, and drawings from 1970 to the present, selected from Joslyn's permanent collection of contemporary American art. Represented artists include John Baldessari, Lauren Greenfield, Zig Jackson, Alex Katz, Sherrie Levine, Ed Paschke, Phillip Pearlstein, Fritz Scholder, and Carrie Mae Weems, as well as acclaimed artists from the region, including Kent Bellows, Eva Czarnecki, Son Doll, Larry Ferguson, and Monte Kruse.

Renaissance to Rococo: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art October 23 - February 27 (2005) (including works by Caravaggio, Gainsborough, Goya, Strozzi, Tiepolo, van Dyck, and Vouet)

MUSEO LATINO (click here for information and details on current exhibits).

OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE: For details on the shows and performances of the current season click here. Current shows include:

The Spitfire Grill (January 21-February 13)
The Trip to Bountiful (March 4-March 26)
The Nerd (April 15-May 8)
Annie (May 27-June 26)

OMAHA JAZZ DAY SYMPOSIUM, April 6, details to be announced.

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FALL 2004

MAIN EVENT LECTURE

"WHY WORLD LITERATURE?"

DAVID DAMROSCH

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Wednesday, September 15th, 1:30 PM
Rigge Science Auditorium
Creighton University

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS

CREIGHTON READING SERIES
Poetry and fiction readings by distinguished local and visiting writers. For details, click here

MARY HELEN STEFANIAK
Reading from her recent novel, The Turk and My Mother, Thursday, September 30, Union Pacific Room (lower level Reinert Alumni Library), Creighton University. Book signing and reception at 5:00, reading at 5:30 PM.

KLUTZNICK-HARRIS SYMPOSIUM
The Seventeenth Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium (2004): "350 Years of American Judaism in Popular Culture" October 24-25, 2004, Creighton University and Jewish Community Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Click here for details on the presentations.
For more information on the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and its programs and activities click here

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) LECTURE SERIES (click here for details)

BRIGIT ST. BRIGIT THEATER COMPANY
All plays at Gross Auditorium, Science Bldg., College of Saint Mary campus, 1901 S. 72nd
. Information and Reservations: (402) 399-6287. Click here for more information and schedule of plays. or email: bsb@csm.edu

CREIGHTON MULTICULTURAL EVENTS
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Creighton University (click here for more information or call (402) 280 2469 or email ariza@creighton.edu for more information)
For full schedule of current events click here (Acrobat .pdf format file)

THE CATHOLIC IMAGINATION PROJECT
Lecture,: "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel: The Black Imagination and the Formation of the Self, " Monday, October 4, 2004, at 3:30 p.m. in the Main Stage of Creighton's Lied Center for Education in the Arts. Lecture by Joseph A. Brown, S.J., poet and professor and Director of Black American Studies, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale.

KENEFICK HUMANITIES CHAIR SERIES ON THE HUMANE LIFE
Film and Discussion: "Discovering Dominga," Thursday September 16, 2004, 7-9 PM Skutt Student Center Ballroom, Creighton University
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CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY THEATER
Plays, exhibits and other events at
the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA), Creighton University. Click here for more information.

JOSLYN MUSEUM
The Joslyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street.
In addition to special exhibitions, the Joslyn Art Museum’s permanent collection features ancient, European, American, Western American, Native American, and Twentieth-century collections. The Joslyn Museum is open Tuesday-Saturdays from 10 A.M – 4 P.M and Sundays 12:00-4:00 P.M. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/
. Click here for Educator's Resources and Outreach: Some current special exhibits:

Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America, July 10 - October 3.

Norman Rockwell's America: The "Saturday Evening Post" Covers and Paintings from The National Scouting Museum August 14 - October 3

Renaissance to Rococo: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art October 23 - February 27 (2005) (including works by Caravaggio, Gainsborough, Goya, Strozzi, Tiepolo, van Dyck, and Vouet)

History of Latinos in the United States - Smithsonian Americanos Posters Exhibit, open through December 31, 2004.

Tennessee Williams's Not About Nightingales, September 17-October 17, 2004

 

SUMMER 2004

World Literature Program Faculty Seminar on Caribbean Literature

All sessions in the Union Pacific Room, Reinert Alumni Library lower level, Creighton University

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

1:30-1:35 Welcome

(Dr. Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Director of World Literature)

1: 35-2:00 "World Literature and Technology"

(Dr. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta, Creighton University)

2:00-2:15 Break

2: 15-3:15 Presider: Dr. Christina Clark

"History, Imagery, and Literature of the Caribbean"

(Dr. Maria Arbelaez, University of Nebraska Omaha)

 

Thursday, August 19, 2004

8:30-9: 00 Coffee and Donuts and Welcome

9:00-10:00 Presiding: Dr. Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

"Caribbean Literary History: An Overview"

(Dr. Brooke Stafford, Creighton University)

10: 00-10:15 Break

10:15- 11:15 Presider: Dr. Robert Hamner

"Faculty Conversation on Derek Walcott's Omeros"

11:15-11:30 Break

11: 30-12:30 Presider: Dr. Geoffrey Bakewell

"Factional Recurrence in Omeros"

(Dr. Robert Hamner, Hardin-Simmons University)

12:30-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:15 Presider: Dr. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta

"World Literature as Dialogue"

(Dr. Gary Harrison and Dr. Paul Davis, Bedford Press)

 

2:15-2: 45 Presider: Dr. Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

Sugar Cane Alley

2:45-3:00 Conclusion

 

SPRING 2004

MAIN SPONSORED EVENTS

Lecture
"Unity and Diversity in Islam"
Dr. John Calvert
Monday, March 15
2:30-3:30 P.M.
Rigge Science 120
Creighton University

Lecture
"The Politics of Storytelling in Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories"
Dr. Keith Booker
Monday, March 22
1:30-2:30 P.M.
Rigge Science 120

Creighton University


OTHER EVENTS

Bloomsday Festival (March 22-April 1), sponsored by the Honors Program, the Creighton College of Arts and Sciences, the Irish Program, and the Law School. All events are free and open to the public. Should you be interested in receiving more information, please contact Dr. David Gardiner (gardiner@creighton.edu), or Dr. Geoff Bakewell (gbakewe@creighton.edu). Click here for poster of the event (.pdf format)

March 22 (7-9 p.m.) in the Lied Center, Dr. Robert Spoo, J.D., "Banning Ulysses & Litigating Leopold," the talk will address the fraught legal history of Joyce's text.

March 25 (7-9) in the Lied Ctr, the poet Richard Murphy, reading from his own work, will present the 3rd annual Michael Sundermeier lecture.

March 29 (7-9 in the Lied Ctr), Dr. David Gardiner, "Our Father Who Art in Dublin: Religious Contexts of Ulysses," Director of the CU Summer School in Ireland.

April 1 (7-9 in Student Ctr 105), Dr. Michael Patrick Gillespie, "Joyce's Humane Comedy." Dr. Gillespie is Edna Goeden Prof. of Literature at Marquette University and author of over 40 scholarly articles on James Joyce.

Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company Plays. All plays at Gross Auditorium, Science Bldg., College of Saint Mary campus, 1901 S. 72nd. Information and Reservations: 399-6287 (student admission is $5):

The Weir, by Conor McPherson - Opens
Friday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m., and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, and Sundays at 2 p.m. for 4 consecutive weekends through February 29th. (click here for play notes)

Othello, by William Shakespeare - Opens Friday,March 12th at 7:30 p.m., and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, and Sundays at 2 p.m. for 4 consecutive weekends through April 4th.

Hay Fever, by Noel Coward - Opens Friday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m., and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, and Sundays at 2 p.m. for 4 consecutive weekends through May 9th.

Creighton Reading Series (poetry and fiction readings by distinguished visiting writers. For details, see:
http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/ncw/crs.htm

Lied Education Center for the Arts(LECA), Creighton University. For More Information Contact: Fr. Ted Bohr, SJ at 402-280-2261 or bohr@creighton.edu. There is no charge to the Lied Art Gallery or to any Music Concert. Lied Art Gallery hours are from noon to 4 P.M. daily. For ticket information and reservations please call 280-2636.

Exhibits:

CAMPUS QUILTERS EXHIBIT– Lied Art Gallery – 17 Jan – 15 Feb. Creighton Campus Quilters celebrate University’s 125 Year with exhibit. The Creighton University’s Lied Art Gallery, in the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA) on the Creighton University campus, presents an exhibit of historical and new quilts from Creighton University’s Campus Quilters organization. Titled Peace from Pieces, the exhibit opens Saturday, January 17, 2004 with a reception and quilting demonstration from 6 to 9 P. M in the Lied Art Gallery and Main Lobby of LECA. Featured in this exhibit is a quilt created by the Campus Quilters to honor Creighton University’s Quasquicentennial – 125 years of Jesuit education in Omaha. The exhibit continues through Sunday, February 15, 2004. The Campus Quilters dedicate this exhibit to the memory of their dear fellow quilter Linda Tranisi. There will be three significant events celebrated during this exhibit, all free and open to the public. These events are: A quilting demonstration during the opening reception on Saturday, January 17 from 6 to 9 P.M. A panel discussion in the Main Lobby of LECA on Thursday, February 5 at noon, and a lecture by nationally known Omaha-based quilter Nancy Kirk on Thursday, February 12 at 4 P.M. in the Main Lobby and Lied Art Gallery.

Plays:

CRIMES OF THE HEART–Mainstage. February 26-28th and March 4-6 at 7:30P.M; February 29 at 2:00 P.M.

ONE ACT PLAYS– Studio Theatre. April 22 – 24 at 7:30 P.M; April 25 at 2:00P.M.

Dance:

CREIGHTON DANCE COMPANY – Mainstage. April 1 – 2 at 7:30 P. M; April 3 at 3:00 & 7:30 P. M.

Music:

JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT – Mainstage. April 16 at 7: 00 P.M.

WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT – Mainstage. April 20 at 7:00 P. M.

GAMELAN CONCERT – North Lawn of LECA. May 2 at 8:00 P.M.

Omaha Community Playhouse. Performance Times: Sunday Matinee: 2:00 P.M. Sunday evening 6:30 P.M. and Mainstage only Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30P.M. Telephone: (402) 553-0800.

Main Stage:

MY WAY—A musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, February 16-Feb 8, 2004

THE TALE OF THE ALLEGIST—"A comedy about a self-absorbed wife whose life is devoted to mornings at the Whitney Museum, afternoons at the Museum of Modern Art and evenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music." March 05-March 28, 2004

NOISES OFF—A farce that takes the audience beyond the scenes of a troupe’s performance. April 16-May 09, 2004

Fonda Mcquire Series:

ZOMBIE PROM—A 50s musical. February 13-Match 21, 2004.

Josyln Museum Exhibits. For guided tours, contact Molly Zimmer, the education specialist, a month in advance at (402) 342-3300 extension # 206 . The Joslyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street. In addition to special exhibitions, the Joslyn Art Museum’s permanent collection features ancient, European, American, Western American, Native American, and Twentieth-century collections. The Joslyn Museum is open Tuesday-Saturdays from 10 A.M – 4 P.M and Sundays 12:00-4:00 P.M. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/

December 13, 2003 - March 7, 2004 TONY FITZPATRICK: MAX AND GABY’S ALPHABET--"Featured in Joslyn’s print gallery is the enchanting and detailed alphabetic suite of 4-color etchings by nationally renowned printmaker Tony Fitzpatrick. The Chicago-based artist is also a former boxer, disc jockey, poet, and actor, but is perhaps best recognized for his intricate etchings that layer carnivalesque imagery from the sights, experiences, and lore of his Windy City hometown."

January 31 - April 25 - FABULISM--"In the last decade, growing numbers of international artists working in various mediums have embarked for the further shores of fantasy. They seek not to escape the vagaries of the everyday world, but to explore once more the possibilities of myth, allegory, and fable as a means of comprehending the complexities of human nature. These artists’ creations are informed more by Cosmicomics (Italo Calvin's fables of the universe) than by Disneyesque cartoons; by invention rather than appropriation of mass media; and by activities that transform rather than transgress — all with a healthy dollop of shock and wonder. Not since the psychovisual excesses of Surrealism, as well as the more recent exaggerated characters in the art of Philip Guston and Peter Saul, have we been confronted with such ravishing strangeness and iconographic complexity. Fabulism focuses on five painters — Carroll Dunham, Ellen Gallagher, Chris Ofili, Neo Rauch, and Matthew Ritchie."

 

 

FALL 2003

MAIN SPONSORED EVENT

"Desiring Women in Sappho"

Dr. Christina Clark

October 6, 1:30-2:30 PM
Rigge Science 120
Creighton University

 

OTHER EVENTS

Faculty Colloquium, "Teaching Sappho" led by Drs. Geoff Bakewell and Christina Clark, Wednesday, Sept 3rd, 3:00-4:00 PM, English Conference Room CA 305. This event is intended primarily for faculty.

The Sixteenth Annual Klutznick Harris Symposium, "The Jews of Eastern Europe" Sunday, September 14 - Monday, September 15. The symposium features a number of presentations which can be of significant interest to world literature students and faculty (click here for abstracts/descriptions of each presentation). All events Monday Sept. 15 will take place on the Creighton campus at the Skutt Student Center. Click here for program details. For further information call 402 280 2303 or email Leonard Greenspoon (ljgrn@creighton.edu) or Adrian Koesters (akoest@creighton.edu).

Lecture, Michael Nelson, Macalaster College, "The Bronze Age History of the Palace at Pylos: The Results of Recent Field Research," Wed., October 15, 7:30 pm, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Richards Hall, Room 15 (located
at the corner of Stadium Dr. and T St. down in Lincoln), sponsored by The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). An outstanding opportunity for students to hear cutting-edge archaeological research about Nestor's putative home in "sandy Pylos."

Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company Plays. All plays at Gross Auditorium, Science Bldg., College of Saint Mary campus, 1901 S. 72nd. Information and Reservations: 399-6287 (student admission is $5):

Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee - Opens Friday, September 5th at 7:30 p.m., and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, and Sundays at 2 p.m. for 4 consecutive weekends through September 28th.

Dracula, the premiere of new adaptation by Scott Kurz of Bram Stoker¹s 19th-century Gothic tale of suspense and horror - Opens Friday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m., and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, and Sundays at 2 p.m. for 4 consecutive weekends through November 2nd.

You Can't Take It With You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman - Opens Friday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m., and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, and Sundays at 2 p.m. for 4 consecutive weekends through December 7th.

Creighton Reading Series (poetry and fiction readings by distinguished visiting writers. For details, see:
http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/ncw/crs.htm

Creighton Theatre (for more information call 402 280 2636):

Lewis and Clark Part I: Manifest Destiny, An original musical by CU Fine and Performing Arts Faculty Dr. Frederick Hanna and Alan Klem.November 13 - 15 at 7:30 PM., November 16 and 23 at 2:00 PM, and November 20 - 22 at 7:30PM. Mainstage in the Lied Education Center for the Arts.

Top Girls, A drama by playwright Caryl Churchill. December 04 - 06 at 7:30pm, December 07 at 2:00PM, and December 11 - 13 at 7:30PM. Studio Theater, Lied Education Center for the Arts.

The Will Rogers Follies-A Life in Review August 22, 2003 - September 21, 2003

Misery October 17, 2003 - November 9, 2003

The Importance of being Earnest November 7, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (Fonda- Mcguire Series in the Howard Drew Theater)

Josyln Museum Exhibits. For guided tours, contact Molly Zimmer, the education specialist, a month in advance at (402) 342-3300 extension # 206 . The Joslyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street. It is closed on Mondays and opens at 10:00am. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/

Millet to Matisse: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Painting from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow. June 21 - September 14, 2003. Featuring Breton, Corot, Courbet, Fantin-Latour, Gauguin, Matisse, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Rousseau, Seurat, Sisley, and Van Gogh.

Stephen Mueller, September 6 - November 16. Contemporary New York abstraction in the collection of Omaha businessman Phil Schrager.

Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper. Through November 30, including Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Joseph Cornell, Paul Gavarni, Francisco de Goya, Jean-Emile Laboureur, and Anton Rooskens.

Magnum Cinema: Photographs from 50 Years of Movie-Making. October 18, 2003 - January 4, 2004

Feast the Eye, Fool the Eye: Still Life and Trompe-l'oeil Painting from the Oscar and Maria Salzer Collection November 15, 2003 - January 11, 2004

Tony Fitzpatrick: Max and Gaby's Alphabet. Color etchings by draftsman/printmaker Tony Fitzpatrick that spell out the 26 letters of the alphabet in characters and images suggested by his two young children. December 2003 - March 7, 2004

 

SUMMER 2003

World Literature Faculty Development Conference
August 20-21, 2003

Islamic Literatures

Wednesday, August 20, 2003, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University

2: 00-2:15 Welcome

2: 15-3:15 Presiding: Dr. Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

Dr. John Calvert, Creighton University, "The Faces of Islam"

Thursday, August 21, 2003, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University

8: 45-9: 00 Coffee and Donuts

9: 00-10: 00 Presiding: Dr. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta

Dr. Kenneth Harrow, Michigan State University, "Faculty Conversation on Haroun and the Sea of Stories"

10: 00-10:15 Break

10: 15- 11: 15 Presiding: Dr. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta

Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University, "Teaching Islamic Literatures"

11: 30-12: 30 Lunch

12: 30-1: 30 Presiding: Dr. Anne Dittrick

Dr. Shari Stenberg, Creighton University, "Composing as a Critical Process: the Importance of Writing in World Literature?"

1: 30-1: 45 Break

1: 45-2: 15 Presiding: Dr. Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

Dr. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta, Creighton University, "Technology and the World Literature Class"

2: 15-2: 30 Closing Statements.

 

SPRING 2003

MAIN EVENT

Lecture, Toi Derricotte, Monday February 24, 2:30 PM, Rigge Science Auditorium (Room 120)

ALTERNATIVE EVENTS

Women's Studies Colloquium, Laura Grams (Philosophy and Women's Studies), "Changing the Cultural and Philosophical Currency in Ancient Greece: the Cynic Philosopher Hipparchia," Monday, January 27, 12:00 to 1 p.m., Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH 311), University of Nebraska, Omaha. Feel free to bring your lunch; dessert will be provided.

Lecture, Elizabeth Carney, Clemson University, "Royal Women, Political Power and Religion in Macedonia" Friday, February 28th at 3:30 p.m. in the Union Pacific Room, Creighton University. Co-sponsored by the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Department of History, Women's and Gender Studies and The Center for the Study of Religion and Society.

Lecture, Hector Williams, University of British Columbia, "Goddesses, Whores, Vampires, and Archaeologists: Excavating Ancient Mytilene" Joslyn Art Museum's Abbott Auditorium on Sunday, March 2, at 2:00 p.m. This lecture is funded by the Onassis Foundation in cooperation with the Lincoln-Omaha Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Specially recommended for World Literature I students.

Play, Aristophanes's anti-war classic Lysistrata, Monday, March 3, 2003, 7:30 p.m., Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center, 2001 Farnam Street, $5 Suggested donation, benefit for Omaha ReAct/Food Not Bombs. For more info, call (402) 208-8784 or visit www.lysistrataproject.com.

Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company Plays. All plays at Gross Auditorium, Science Bldg., College of Saint Mary campus, 1901 S. 72nd Street, Curtain times: Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays are matinees and begin at 2 p.m. One Thursday performance (for "Dancing at Lughnasa" on March 20) begins at 7:30. Admission: Students $5, General $15, Seniors $13 Information and Reservations: 399-6287
Two Plays by Brian Friel played alternately "Dancing at Lughnasa" February 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23, March 7, 8, 9,20,22 and "The Freedom of the City" February 14, 15, 16, 28, March 1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23

"The Rivals," by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Office of Multicultural Affairs Events (call 402 280 2469 for more information):
Tim Wise, "Breaking Ranks: Why Whites must Join the Struggle for Racial Equity," January 23, 3:00 PM, Student Center Ballroom, Creighton University.

Film: "Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property," February 4, 7:00 PM, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University.

Howard Zinn's "Marx in Soho," featuring Brian Jones as Karl Marx, February 14 & 15, 7:00 PM, Black Box Theatre, Creighton University Lied Center, $5 donation suggested.

Kim Whiteside, "Creating Your Own History: How to Write and Publish a Novel," Wednesday February 19, 7:00 PM, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University.

Film: "Langston Hughes: Hughes' Dream Harlem," February 25, 3:30 PM, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University.

Lecture: Richard Rodriguez, Author of Brown: The Last Discovery of America, April 23, 3:30 PM, Student Center Ballroom, Creighton University.
Creighton Reading Series (poetry and fiction readings by distinguished visiting writers. For details, see:
http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/ncw/crs.htm

Josyln Museum Exhibits. For guided tours, contact Molly Zimmer, the education specialist, a month in advance at (402) 342-3300 extension # 206 . The Joselyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street. It is closed on Mondays and opens at 10:00am. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/

Art Quest: "Learning to look, "Through May 25 (2003)

 

FALL 2002

MAIN EVENT

Lecture

"The Living in Hell: Sacred Signs / Secular Meanings in Dante's Inferno"
Dr. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta
2:00 PM, Thursday, October 31, 2002
Rigge Science Room 120
Creighton University

RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE EVENTS

Klutznick-Harris Symposium 2002, "Food and Judaism," (click here for schedule of events)

Dr. Stephen Watt, Professor and Chair of English and Cultural Studies at Indiana University, Second Annual Michael Sundermeier Lecture, "Brendan and the Beats: Cold War Subcultures from Dublin to 007," Wednesday Oct 23, 12:30 PM, Mainstage, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Creighton University.

Creighton Reading Series (poetry and fiction readings by distinguished visiting writers, click here for details)
http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/ncw/crs.htm.

Archaeological Institute of America lectures (click here for details)

Gary A. Rendsburg, Cornell University, "Egypt: A Trip up the Nile with an Eye to Israel and Beyond" October 25 (click here for details)

Office of Multicultural Affairs Events (click on each item for details):

Film, "Follow me Home" (September 26)

Alix Olson, Spoken Word Artist Performance (October 1)

Evelina Alarcon, Lecture, Cesar Chavez Holiday Campaign (October 4)

Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company Plays 2002-2003 (All performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. in Gross Auditorium on the College of Saint Mary's campus at 1901 S. 72nd Street. Admission for students is $5. For reservations and information call (402) 399-6287

  • A Man for All Seasons, Robert Bolt, September 6- September 29
  • Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley, October 18 - November 10
  • Henry IV, Part I, William Shakespeare, November 22 through December 15

Creighton Theatre (for more information call 402 280 2636, Box Office 402 280 1448):

  • Whose Life is It Anyway, Main stage, Lied Center, Creighton University, Thursday 3 October through Saturday 5 October at 7:30pm.; Sunday 6 October at 2:00pm.; Thursday 10 October through Saturday 12 October at 7:30pm.

Omaha Community PlayHouse, For additional information call 402 553-0800

  • Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, August 23-September 22
  • The Bad Seed, October 11-November 03

Josyln Museum Exhibits. For guided tours, contact Molly Zimmer, the education specialist, a month in advance at (402) 342-3300 extension # 206 . The Joselyn Museum is at 2200 Dodge Street. It is closed on Mondays and opens at 10:00am. For further details visit: http://www.joslyn.org/

  • Through May 25 (2003) Art Quest: "Learning to look"
  • August 24- January 05 (2003) Artists at work: French Oil Sketches from the Los Angeles County museum of Art.
  • September 14- December 15 Kent Ullberg, Sculpture
  • September 28-January 05 A Faithful and Vivid Picture: Karl Bodmer's North American Prints

 

SUMMER 2002

WORLD LITERATURE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE (click here for detailed schedule of events) August 14-15, 2002, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University

SPRING 2002

MAIN EVENT
  • Lecture: Simon J. Ortiz, "Native American Literature," Friday April 5th, 2:30pm, Rigge Science 120, Creighton University

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS

  • Lectures:

    • Dr. Kurt Raaflaub (Professor Classics and History at Brown University) will present "The Truth about Tyranny: Tacitus and the Historian's Responsibility in Early Imperial Rome" Monday, Feb. 18, 4pm, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University.

    • Dr. Deborah Boedeker (Professor of Classics at Brown University) will present "Hero Cults and History: Honoring the Dead in Ancient Greece" Tuesday, Feb 19, 11am, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University.

    • Dr. Gauvin Alexander Bailey (Clark University), "The Migration of Forms in the Art of the Jesuit Missions in Japan and Paraguay" 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, Skutt Student Center, Ballroom, Creighton University. Event sponsored by The Catholic Imagination Project of the Center for the Study of Catholicism.

  • Poetry Reading: Louis de Paor, Monday, April 15, 7:30, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University

  • Creighton Theatre:
    • Shakespeare's Macbeth, presented in a dinner theater setting and organized by the Creighton Students Union Program. April 16, 7:00PM, Student Center Ballroom, Creighton University.

    • Arthur Miller's A View form the Bridge, February 28-March 2, 2002, 7:30pm; March 3, 2:00pm; and March 7-9, 7:30pm. Main Stage-Lied Education Center for the Arts, Creighton University, 24th and Cass.

  • Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company Plays. Friday and Saturday curtains are at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays are matinees which begin at 2 p.m. The plays are mounted in GrossAuditorium on the College of Saint Mary campus at 1901 S. 72nd Street. General admission is $15, seniors and students are admitted for $13, and World Literature students have been classified as a group and receive the group rate of $8. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 399-6287. Spring Schedule:

    • The Shaughraun, by Dion Boucicault - opens Friday, February 1, and runs four consecutive weekends through February 24

    • Much Ado about Nothing, by William Shakespeare - opens Friday, April 12, and runs four consecutive weekends through May 5

  • Other Omaha Theatre:
    • The Man who Came to Dinner, March 1-24, Community Play House, 6915 Cass Street.

    • Carousel, April 19-May 19, 2002, Community Play House, 6915 Cass Street.

  • Nebraska Writers Reading Series 2002
    • Kim Louis Whiteside, Tuesday Feb 5th, 6:30-8:00 and Thursday Feb. 14, 7-8:30, Milton Branch, Omaha Public Library, 5111 N.90th.

    • Jonis Agee, Tuesday March 26, 6:30-7:30, Benson Branch, Omaha Public Library, 60th and Binney.

    • Amelia Maria de la Lus Montes, Saturday May 11, 2pm, South Branch, OmahaPublic Library, 23rd and M.

  • Multicultural Affairs Events:
    • Lecture: "Blooming Where You Are Planted" - Dr. Jeff Smith, Creighton University Department of Education, Student Center Ballroom, February 1st. 11:30a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Light soup & refreshments served free

    • Film: Malcolm X film directed by Spike Lee, February 8th,
      time & place to be announced

    • Lecture: Aya de Leon, Award-winning African-American/Puerto Rican poet and youth activist. 3rd Annual African American Youth Conference, February 22nd, 8:00 p.m., Skutt Student Center Ballroom, Creighton University.

    • Lecture: Awele Makeba, "Teaching through the Power of Story" March 4th, 7:00 p.m., Skutt Student Center, Creighton University

    • Performance: Awele Makeba, "Rage Is Not A One Day Thing!:
      The Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56." March 5th, 7:00 p.m., Lied Center for the Performing Arts Black Box, Creighton University

 

FALL 2001

MAIN EVENTS FOR ENG 120

  • Lecture, Fidel Fajardo-Acosta, "Character, Destiny, and Tragedy in the Odyssey of Homer" September 6, Rigge Science 120, 3:30 PM


    OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS

  • 14th Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium: Women in Judaism (click here for schedule and details)

  • Creighton Reading Series (fiction and poetry readings, click here for schedule and details)

  • Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company Plays (for ENG 121 sections)

    Friday and Saturday curtains are at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays are matinees which begin at 2 p.m. The plays are mounted in GrossAuditorium on the College of Saint Mary campus at 1901 S. 72nd Street. General admission is $15, seniors and students are admitted for $13, and World Literature students have been classified as a group and receive the group rate of $8. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 399-6287. Fall Schedule:

    • Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams - Opens Friday, September 7, and runs four consecutive weekends through September 30

    • The House of Bernarda Alba, by Federico Garcia Lorca - opens Friday, October 12, and runs four consecutive weekends through November 4

    • The Dumb Waiter, by Harold Pinter and God, by Woody Allen - played on one bill, opening Friday, November 16, and running four consecutive weekends through December 9
  • Joslyn Museum Exhibits

    • Through August 26, Treasures of the Chinese Scholar. Showcases a selection of "scholar art" from 770 B.C. to the early 1900s

    • September 8-October 14 This exhibit features the "dream-like" works of contemporary artist Emmi Whitehorse (America, Navajo, born 1956).

    • October 13-early 2002. This exhibition of prints and drawings from the Josyln's permanent collection explores the artist's role as interpreter of the spectacle of public entertainments during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    • November 3-January 20. Painters and the American West
      This exhibit features approximately 75 works by artists including Bird King, Alfred Jacob Miller, Seth Eastman, George Caleb Bingham, Georgia O'Keeffe, etc.

  • Multicultural Affairs Sponsored Events.
    • September 20th Wankarani- Chihuahua, Chihuahua-Mexico
      Music of Mexico, Peru, Bolivia & other Central & South American Countries, Creighton University Lied Center for the Performing Arts, 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.

    • Mayan Dance Troop from the University of Yucatan, Mexico
      Kiewit Fitness Center Patio (outdoor venue) 1:00-2:30p.m.

    • "Native American Daze": story telling, music, games and concessions. Lecture Dr. Gerry Clark, Native American Games &Sports

    • Charles Trimble: "An Examination of the Historical and Political Constructs Impacting American Indians" Creighton University Student Center Ballroom, 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Soup and Bread provided free.

    • Panel: "Native American Visibility and Invisibility in the Contemporary World," Student Center Ballroom East, 5:30p.m-7:30p.m

    • Film: in the Light of Reverence, 72 min. PBS Documentary on Native American struggles to protect landscapes of spiritual significance, Student Center Ballroom East, 5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

SUMMER 2001

World Literature Faculty Seminar (Click here for schedule of events)

 

SPRING 2001

MAIN EVENTS FOR ENG 121

  • March 29, Lecture,"Dreaming in Cuba: Living in America," Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban, 2:30 PM, Rigge Science 120, Creighton University, for more information call 402 280 2517

  • April 19, Lecture, John Montague, 12:30, Rigge Science 120, Creighton University.

    MAIN EVENTS FOR ENG 120

  • Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, March 12 in the Skutt Student Center at 7:00pm. The tickets are $5.00 and will be on sale late February.

    OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS

  • March 24, Lecture, "Frida Khalo: Women and the Literary Cannon During her Lifetime," Gloria Romero-Downing, 3:00pm. Museo Latino, Omaha.

  • Tartuffe, Blue Barn Theater (614 S. 11th St.), Thursdays through Sundays, Jan 11-Feb 4, 7:30 P.M., Tickets $15 general, $12 students, for info call (402) 345-1576.

  • The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's performance play about Emily Dickinson; directed by Stephanie Anderson; Laura Marr as the poet; opens Feb 14; regular performances Feb 15-March 3, Thursdays through Saturdays, 8:00 PM; Circle Theatre (lower level of Central Presbyterian Church, 55th & Leavenworth); tickets $12 regular, $10 students, $20 dinner & show. For details and reservations call (402) 553-4715

  • Medea, Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company, March 30, 31, April 1, 6, 7, 8, (no performances Easter weekend 13, 14, 15), April 20, 21, 22, and 27, 28, 29. Students $13, World Lit students group rate, $8 per person.

  • Joslyn Museum Exhibits
    • February 3-April 1, "From the Sun King to the Royal Twilight: Painting in Eighteenth-Century France from the Musee de Picardie Amiens," Joslyn Moseum
    • April 14-June 17, "Treasures of the Chinese Scholar," Joslyn Museum
    • April 14-June 17, "An American Anthem: 300 Years of Painting from the Butler Institute of American Art," Josyln Museum

FALL 2000

Main Events

Klutznick-Harris Symposium, "Spiritual Dimensions of Judaism" September 17-18th 2000:
  • Lectures from noon to 5:30 p.m.; keynote address, "Jewish Spirituality: Past Models, Present Quest," Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Arizona State University, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132nd St.
  • Presentations, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Skutt Student Center Ballroom, Creighton University.

Other Recommended Events

Marsden Hartley: American Modern, Joslyn Museum, July 8 to September 24.

An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Plate to Digital, The Hallmark Photographic Collection (traces the history of American photography through the 20th century), Joslyn Museum, October 14-January 07.

Ballet Folklorico de la U.A.N.L. Monterrey, Mexico, Creighton University, Student Center Ballroom, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m, October 5.

Native American Day, Film: Columbus On Trial & Community Discussion (18 minute Satire: Christopher Columbus is taken on trial for his "discovery" of America, with cross examination by the Latino Comedy group, CULTURE CLASH. Amazingly, he is found guilty by a jury of his peers for atrocities against people of the New World and distortion of history). Creighton University Student Center Ballroom, 3:30p.m, October 9.

 

SPRING 2000

Main Events

Lecture, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Thursday, March 23rd, 3:30 PM, Rigge Science Room 120, Creighton University.

Film Screening & Lecture, Mweze Ngangura, Pieces d'Identites (Identity Card), Tuesday, April 18th, 3:30 PM, Ballroom West Skutt Student Center, Creighton University.

Play (event for ENG 120 students), The Shakespeare Dinner Theater, "Much Ado about Nothing," April 10, 1999. Admission $5 per person. Co-sponsored by SBG.

Other Recommended Events

A symposium on all aspects of the biblical Book of Esther--sponsored by Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 2nd and 3rd (click here for details and program) (specially recommended for ENG 120 Students).
Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
This popular musical is based on the Biblical account but with singing and a great deal of humor. The production will be in the main theatre at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Creighton University. The theatre seats about 340. Performance dates are March 30-April 1 at 7:30, April 2 at 2:00, April 6-8 at 7:30 and April 9 at 2:00. For ticket prices and group rates, please call Michael McCandless at 280-2498.
Poetry and Fiction Readings Sponsored by the Creighton University Department of English (click here for details)
AIA Lectures Spring 2000 (specially recommended for ENG 120 Students)

Rami Arav, "Bethsaida During the Old and New Testament Periods," 2:00 PM, February 13, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, E 103 George Beadle Center, UNL, 1901 Vine Street, Lincoln.

Robert Sutton, "Picturing Women in Greek Art: Representations and Misrepresentations," 8:00 PM, March 2, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, E 103 George Beadle Center, UNL, 1901 Vine Street, Lincoln.

Andrea Berlin, "The Archaeology of Ritual: The Sanctuary of Pan at Banias/Caesarea Philippi (Israel)," 2:00 PM, April 9, Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge Street, Omaha.

Soul of Africa. One of the most important European collections of Central and West African masks, ornaments, ceremonial furnishings, musical instruments, and rare bronze sculptures. Jan 13- 23, 2000.

Dale Chihuly: Installations. An art glass sculptures and large-scale "environments" exhibit that challenges our perception of the nature v. man-made relationship. February 12-June 04,2000.

Soon to Come: The Art of Contemporary Jamaica. 40 paintings and mixed media sculptures by 20 Jamaican artists.

 

FALL 1999

Main Events

Lecture, Dr. Paolo Cherchi, "Dante's Inferno," Thursday, November 04, 1999, 3:30 PM, Rigge Science Auditorium (Room 120), Creighton University

Other Recommended Events

Lecture, Bebe Moore Campbell, "Fatherhood is a Social Issue," October 25, 4:00 PM, Skutt Student Center Ballroom, Creighton University.

Lecture, "Pirates, Prostitutes and the Maritime Mob: Sexual Democracy and Tavern Culture at the end of the Hellenistic World," Dr. Nicholas Rauh, Purdue University, 7:30 PM, September 13, 1999, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (George Beadle Center E 103, 1901 Vine Street, Lincoln), Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) (Contact: Dept. of Art and Art History, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (402) 472-2631).

David A. Lopez, We Don't Serve Mexicans, September 18, Lied Center, 8:00PM, Creighton University.

John O'Keefe, "The End of the World: The Millenium and the Technological Apocalypse," December 6, Skutt Student Center, Room 104, 3:30-5:00, Creighton University.

Bryan Le Beau, "The End of the World: The Millerites and Millennialism in the 19th Century America,"November 29, Skutt Student center, Room 104, 3:30-5:00, Creighton University.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration, performance by Chomari, Ballet Folklorico Mexico, Banquet, September 16, RSVP, El Museo Latino, Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Show Me a Story, September 13 (1998) - September 5 (1999). Drawn from all areas of Joslyn's permanent collection, this didactic exhibition in the Mind's Eye Gallery will focus on the varied and fascinating ways in which art can present or imply a story. Included are such works as Detmold's illustrations for The Jungle Book, Four Bears' rendering of his battle with the Cheyenne chief, engravings by Hogarth, and images of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Buddha

An American Century of photograpy from Dry-Plate to Digital: The Hallmark Photographic Collection, October 14-to January 7

Soul of Africa: African Art from the Han Coray Collection, 1916-1928, November 20, 1999 - January 2, 2000. Nearly 200 exceptional works, assembled in the early 20th century by one of the first and most important European collectors of African art, comprise this special exhibition. Its broad representation of Central and West African traditions includes impressive masks, elaborately wrought ornaments and ceremonial furnishings, and musical instruments, as well as rare Benin bronze sculptures.

 

SPRING 99

Main Events

  • The Brigit Saint Brigit performance of Tennessee William's The Glass
    Menagerie
    , Wednesday April 14, 7:00PM, Joslyn Art Museum

    Lecture, Professor Summiko Otsubo, "Japanese History and Literature," Wednesday March 24,  2:00PM, Rigge Science Auditorium (Room 120).

Other Recommended Events:

Jose' Bedia, Nov 14-Jan 31, Paintings and an installation by this Cuban-born artist with connections to the Congo.

Dali's Mustache, Jan 23-Apr 18, A photographic "interview" by Phillippe Halsman of Dali's famous mustache.

Searching for Ancient Egypt, Mar 27-July 25, Objects, artifacts, and architecture from ancient Egypt, including a 4300-year-old tomb chapel adorned with fragments of The Book of the Dead.

 

FALL 1998

Main Events

Other Recommended Events:

  • Lecture, Dr. Monika Hellwig, "The Catholic University: An Expression ofthe Catholic Imagination." Monday, September 21, 1998, 3:30 p.m., Skutt Student Center Ballroom, Creighton University.
  • The Missouri Valley Reading Series
  • Joslyn Art Museum Exhibits
    • Visions and Voices: Native American Paintings, Aug 29-Oct 25, Mostly from Oklahoma tribes.
    • Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Ruba'ija't, Sept 26-Jan 3, 19th-century illustrations for Khayya'm, the astronomer poet of Persia.
    • Images of the Floating World, Oct 10-Jan10, Chinese and Japanese prints, jades, ceramics, with a whole section on the tea ceremony and another on buddhism.
    • Jose' Bedia, Nov 14-Jan 31, Paintings and an installation by this Cuban-born artist with connections to the Congo.
SPRING 1998

Main Events

  • Lecture, "Modern Indian Literature," Dr. Indira Peterson, Mount Holyoke College, Monday March 30, 2:30 PM, Rigge Science Auditorium (Room 120), Creighton University
  • Lecture, "The Pacification of Upper Niger: Achebe's Rewriting of Colonialism in Things Fall Apart," Dr. Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Creighton University, Wednesday April 22, 2:30 PM, Rigge Science Auditorium (Room 120), Creighton University.

Other Recommended Events

  • Joslyn Art Museum Exhibits:
    • "Affinities of Form: Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas," through February 8th
    • "Degas and the Little Dancer," Feb 7-May 3
  • Fu Hsing, Chinese Opera of Taiwan, April 27. 7:00 PM. Main Stage, Lied Center for the Arts, Creighton University. Admission Free
  • Samuel Beckett's Endgame, Brigit St Brigit Theatre Company, April 3-26 (runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), Gross Center Auditorium, College of St. Mary (72nd St and Mercy Road), tickets: $10.50 for students. Call 399-6287 for more information.
  • 11th Annual International Banquet, Saturday February 21, 6:30 PM, Student Center Ballroom, Tickets $10 Creighton students, $12 other (tickets available at Student Center Information Desk starting Feb 2). For further information call 280-2221
  • Photography Exhibit, Humberto Chávez Mayol, The House: Murmurs of a Crystallized Power, through February 6, Creighton University Art Gallery
  • Play: Martha Boesing's My Other Heart, staged by UNO's Department of DramaticArts, Weber Fine Arts Building (UNO Campus, 6001 Dodge St.), Mar. 4-7 @ 8 p.m. General admission is $7, student and faculty tickets are $5. For reservations and further information call 554-2335.

FALL 1997

Main Events

  • William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company, Dir. Cathy Wells, 7:00 PM, Monday November 3, Witherspoon Hall, Joslyn Museum (2200 Dodge St.), Admission free and open to all.

Other Recommended Events

  • Adrian Lewis, Senior Lecturer, De Monfort University, UK, two public lectures: "Monet's 1860's Series: Rethinking the Social History of Art," Thursday, Sept. 4, 7:00 PM and "Recent British Painting: A Personal Anthology," Monday Sept. 8, 7:00 pm, both at the Lied Center's Main Stage. For more information on these events, call Dr. Roger Aikin (402) 280-2513.
  • Euripides's The Trojan Women, Brigit St Brigit Theatre Company, September 5-28 (runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), Gross Center Auditorium, College of St. Mary (72nd St and Mercy Road), tickets: $12,50 Regular Admission, $10.50 Students and Senior Citizens
  • Missouri Valley Reading Series, Poetry and Fiction Readings (click here for schedule) Admission free.
  • Nebraskans for Peace Arts Festival, Saturday, September 13, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM, Creighton Student Center. Admission free.
  • American Pre-Columbian Music Concert, Group Macuilxochitl, September 13, 11:00 AM, on the lawn in front of the Student Center and September 15, 12:00, Student Center Ballroom. Admission free.
  • Art Exhibit, Turner Watercolors from Manchester, August 9-October 5, Joslyn Art Museum (2200 Dodge St.)
  • Art Exhibit, Hot Dry Men, Cold Wet Women: The Theory of Humors in Western European Art, 1575-1700, September 13-November 2, Joslyn Art Museum (2200 Dodge St.)
  • Malcolm Holzman, "An Evening with Malcolm Holzman," Tuesday September 30, 7:00 PM, Abbott Lecture Hall, Joslyn Museum (2200 Dodge Street). Malcolm Holzman is a distinguished American architect and will be speaking on the subject of his works which include Creighton's Lied Center for the Arts and Washington's Willard Hotel. For reservations call (402) 595-2553 General admission is $15 and $10 for students.
  • Lecture, Fr. Stephen R. Schloesser, S.J., "Holy the Firm: Irony, Hope, and Catholic Imagination," 3:30 p.m., Monday, November 10, 1997, Ballroom of the Skutt Student Center. Admission free.
  • Archaeological Institute of America, 1997/98 Lecture Series (click here for details) Admission free.
  • "Common Threads" Diversity Week Events (November 16-23)

 

SPRING 1997

Main Sponsored Events

  • Lecture: Roger Aikin, "European/Western Art and Culture: Seventeenth-Century to Modernism," Monday, January 27th, 3:30 PM, Lied Center for the Arts, Creighton University.

  • Play: Brian Friel's Translations, produced and staged by the Brigit St. Brigit Theatre Company, Thursday, February 20th, 7:00 PM, Witherspoon Hall, Joslyn Museum. Admission Free.

Other Recommended Events

  • Play: Katherine Schultz Miller's A Thousand Cranes (based on Eleanor Coerr's book of the same name), staged by Nebraska Theatre Caravan, January 22, 23, 24, 29, 1:00 PM and January 28th at 10:00 AM, Omaha Community Playhouse. Admission $3.25 for students. For further information call 553-4890.

  • Play: Peg Sheldricks's Songs of Myself (exploration of lives of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Loren Eisley), staged by Nebraska Theatre Caravan, January 31st and February 7th, 10:00 AM, Omaha Community Playhouse. Admission $4.25 for students. For further information call 553-4890.

FALL 1996

Main Sponsored Events

  • Lecture: "That was Then, This is Now: Penelope in the 90's," Dr. Louise Pratt, Classics Department, Emory University, Friday, September 13th, 3:30 PM, Rigge Science Auditorium (Room 120), Creighton University. A reception will follow the lecture in the Union Pacific Room. A videotape of this event is now available on reserve at the Reinert Alumni Library.

  • Concert: Lilianne Labbé and Don Hinkley,"Renaissance and Folk Music of Europe and the New World" Monday, October 28th, 6:00 PM, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Creighton University, A workshop on the instruments and musical techniques will follow the concert. Click here to see the flyer for this event.

Other Recommended Events

  • Play: William Shakespeare's As You Like It, Oct 3-6th and 10-12th, 8:00 PM, Lied Center for the Performing Arts. The role of Rosalind will be played by professional New York actress Kathleen Crystal (a Creighton graduate). For reservations call 280-2636 (if calling from campus you must dial a 9 first, otherwise you will not be able to connect to the Events Line reservations system). Tickets are $5 with Creighton I.D. For more information call the Fine Arts Department x2509.
  • Missouri Valley Reading Series Events:
    • Fiction Reading: Patricia Foster, Thursday October 3rd, 7:30 PM, Reinert Alumni Library, Union Pacific Room, Creighton University. Admission free.
    • Fiction Reading: Lee Martin, Thursday October 17th, 7:30 PM, Milo Bail Student Center, Dodge Room, University of Nebraska, Omaha. Admission free.
    • Fiction Reading: Susan Minot, Tuesday November 12th, 7:30 PM, Eppley Business Administration Building, Walsh Auditorium, Creighton University. Admission free.
    • Poetry Reading: Henry Carlile, Thursday November 21st, 7:30 PM, Milo Bail Student Center, Dodge Room, University of Nebraska, Omaha. Admission free.
    • Poetry and Fiction Readings: New Voices, Thursday December 5th, 7:30 PM, Milo Bail Student Center, Aksarben Room, University of Nebraska, Omaha. Admission free.
  • Film: Death of a Nation, Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00 PM, Rigge Science Auditorium. A film about East Timor's struggle for independence--features interview with one of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners. Sponsored by Amnesty International. Admission Free.
  • Writers Harvest Reading, November 14th, 7:00 pm, 13th Street Coffee Company. Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, this is an annual fundraiser to help fight hunger in the Omaha area. Entertainment will be provided by Creighton faculty and student writers.
  • Native American Songs and Dances: "Stomp Dance and Shell Shakers," Thursday November 14th, 3:00 -4:30 and 7:00-8:30 PM, Student Center Fishbowl and Ballroom, Creighton University
  • Navajo Storyteller: Mary Jane Buckshot, Wednesday November 20th, 7:00-8:30 PM, Student Center Room 104, Creighton University

 

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