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Spring, 2016
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Sunday, January 31 to Friday, February 19 Julie Keirle and Greg AdamsIntimate Connections
Artworks by Julie Keirle, Chelsea Adams, Clare Adams, and Greg Adams
Reception: Sunday, January 31, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Louis O. Palmer Gallery
Lecture: Tuesday, February 2, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., Louis O. Palmer Gallery

Exhibition hours: Sunday, January 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Monday through Friday until 4:00 p.m. by appointment only.

For gallery reservations, call the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122. For more information on the gallery or its exhibitions, call 740-826-8122 or Gallery Director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105.
Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 21 Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Tour

The Muskingum University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will take their annual domestic tour in February 2016, singing at venues in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

The tour will include an invited performance at the Washington, D.C., National Cathedral, where on Monday, February 8 the Concert Choir will sing a 30-minute prelude concert preceding the 5:30 p.m. service of Evensong.

Thursday, February 4, 7:00 p.m., Unity Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, OH

Friday, February 5, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, PA

Sunday, February 7, 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

Sunday, February 7, 2:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Washington, DC

Monday, February 8, 4:55 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC

Sunday, February 21, 4:00 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH
Tuesday, February 9 Wrestling vs. John Carroll University
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

Michael TorresFaculty Recital: Michael Torres, saxophone
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

Dr. Michael Rene Torres, and guest pianist, Dr. Jiung Yoon, will present music featuring works by Leslie Bassett, Claude Debussy, Paule Maurice, and Marilyn Shrude.
Wednesday, February 10 Men's basketball vs. Capital University
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Friday, February 12 Concert ChoirConcert Choir and Chamber Singers
Home Tour Concert
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

The concert will feature a wide variety of sacred and secular pieces, including works by Schütz, Mendelssohn, Gjeilo, and Whitacre; hymns from the American shape note tradition; music from Spain, Germany, and Brazil; plus a selection of gospel songs and spirituals.
Saturday, February 13 Scholarship Day
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Invited guests sit for an exam to increase initial scholarship amounts. Students and parents learn more about Muskingum and what they will experience here in and out of the classroom.

Men's basketball vs. Ohio Northern University senior day

3:00 p.m., Recreation Center
Sunday, February 14 Symphonic WindsMuskingum Valley Symphonic Winds
Bookmarks from Japan
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Monday, February 15 Men's basketball vs. University of Mount Union
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Tuesday, February 16 Wrestling vs. Ohio Northern University
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Wednesday, February 17 Women's basketball vs. Wilmington College
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Thursday, February 18 Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken CoopLibrary Author Talk: Jacob Paul Patchen
3:30 p.m., McCalmont Colloquium Center, Roberta A. Smith University Library

Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken Coop is a book about love, family, youth, maturing, and all the learning that happens in between. It is a powerful, humorous, insightful, playful, ornery, and philosophical narrative about perspective and the lessons that author Jacob Paul Patchen has learned from growing up just as ornery as his ornery grandfather and his chickens. Patchen is a Muskingum University alumnus and an award winning writer.
Friday February 19 and Saturday, February 20 V-DAY CampaignV-Day Muskingum University presents: The Vagina Monologues
7:00 p.m., Thompson Theatre
$10.00 for general public. $5.00 for students, faculty and staff.
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler.

Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage, and excitement buried in women’s experiences.

Join us for this special performance as the Muskingum University community steps up to do its part to end violence against women. This two night benefit is a part of the V-Day 2016 College and Community Campaigns. A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls.
Saturday, February 20 WindFest 2016
A performance clinic for students and avid community players.

Women's basketball vs. John Carroll University
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center
Thursday, February 25 to Sunday, February 28 Ah, WildernessTheatre Performance: Ah, Wilderness!
Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 p.m., Thompson Theatre
Sunday: 2:00 p.m., Thompson Theatre
General admissions is $5.00. Students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid university ID.
Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill. Directed by James Bohr.

Taking place over the July Fourth weekend of 1906 in an idyllic Connecticut town, this classic comedy offers a tender retrospective portrait of small town values, teenage growing pains and young love.
Saturday, February 27 Women's lacrosse vs. Thomas More College
2:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Monday, February 29 Men's lacrosse vs. Alma College
4:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Tuesday, March 1 to Thursday, March 31 An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile
Artworks by Cuban artists
Reception: Tuesday, March 1, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Louis O. Palmer Gallery
Lecture and Demonstration by the artists: Thursday, March 3, 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., at the gallery

Exhibition hours: Thursday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Monday through Friday until 4:00 p.m. by appointment only.

For gallery reservations, call the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122. For more information on the gallery or its exhibitions, call 740-826-8122 or Gallery Director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105.
Wednesday, March 2 Men's lacrosse vs. Bethany College
4:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Wind Ensemble
Home Tour Concert, "New York, New York"
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11 Undergraduate and Graduate and Continuing Studies Spring Break (no classes)
Monday, March 14 Women's LacrosseWomen's lacrosse vs. University of Mount Union
5:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Wednesday, March 16 Baseball vs. Pitt.-Greensburg
3:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field

Men's lacrosse vs. Thiel College
5:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Thursday, March 17 Library Author Talk: Linda Rogness
3:30 p.m., McCalmont Colloquium Center, Roberta A. Smith University Library
Friday, March 18 Harsha AbeyaratneBaseball vs. Alma College
3:30 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field

Faculty Recital: Harsha Abeyaratne, pianist

7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

Harsha Abeyaratne's recital will feature works by Liszt, Haydn, Della Joio, Brahms, Chopin, and others.
Saturday, March 19 Track and FieldOutdoor track and field Muskie Duals
10:00 a.m., McConagha Stadium & Johnson Track

Baseball vs. Penn St.-Behrend

3:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field

Men's Lacrosse vs. Hope College
7:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Sunday March 20 Baseball
vs. Penn St.-Behrend: 12:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field
vs. Alma College: 3:30 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field

Women's lacrosse vs. Transylvania University

1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Tuesday, March 22 SoftballBaseball vs. Ohio Christian University
1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field

Softball vs. Denison University
3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Donna J. Newberry Softball Field
Wednesday, March 23 Women's TennisWomen's tennis vs. Otterbein University
3:30 p.m., Tennis Courts

Women's lacrosse vs. Ohio Wesleyan University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25 Women's Track and FieldUndergraduate and Graduate and Continuing Studies Easter break (no classes)

Outdoor track and field Amy Adams Memorial Invitational
Thursday: 3:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium & Johnson Track
Friday: 10:00 a.m., McConagha Stadium & Johnson Track
Friday, March 25 Good Friday
No classes and administrative offices are closed

Baseball vs. Wilmington College

1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field

Softball vs. Otterbein University
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Donna J. Newberry Softball Field
Saturday, March 26 Men's LacrosseMen's lacrosse vs. Wabash College
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Monday, March 28 Men's TennisMen's tennis vs. Bethany College
4:00 p.m., Tennis Courts

Spring II Graduate and MAP Classes Begin
Wednesday, March 30 Baseball vs. College of Wooster
4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field

Women's lacrosse vs. Washington & Jefferson College
6:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Friday, April 1 to Saturday, April 2 Men's GolfMen's golf Muskingum Invitational
Eagle Sticks Golf Course
Friday, April 1 Spring Preview: Open House for High School Juniors
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Student and parents will learn about programs from faculty and staff, get the student perspective from a panel of current Muskies, take a campus tour and enjoy lunch in the dining hall.
Saturday, April 2 SoftballSoftball vs. Marietta College
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Donna J. Newberry Softball Field

Women's tennis vs. Marietta College
1:00 p.m., Tennis Courts
Sunday, April 3 Women's tennis vs. Trine University
12:00 p.m., Tennis Courts
Wednesday, April 6 Men's lacrosse vs. Mt. St. Joseph University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10 Parents weekend
Friday, April 8 Scholarship Recognition Day
3:15 p.m., Brown Chapel

Faculty Showcase Recital
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 Outdoor track and field All-Ohio Multi Championship and Invitational
10:00 a.m., McConagha Stadium & Johnson Track
Saturday, April 9 Men's LacrosseSoftball vs. Heidelberg University
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Donna J. Newberry Softball Field

Senior Recital: Stacy Russell, vocalist
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel

Men's lacrosse vs. Otterbein University
4:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Student Honors Recital
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Sunday, April 10 to Tuesday, May 3 Annual Senior Exhibition
Artwork by Muskingum University Senior Students
Reception: Sunday, April 10, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Louis O. Palmer Gallery

Exhibition hours: Monday through Thursday until 4:00 p.m. by appointment only and Friday by appointment only.

For gallery reservations, call the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 740-826-8122. For more information on the gallery or its exhibitions, call 740-826-8122 or Gallery Director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105.
Tuesday, April 12 Baseball vs. Wittenberg University
4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field
Wednesday, April 13 BaseballBaseball vs. Capital University
1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field

Men's tennis vs. Capital University
4:00 p.m., Tennis Courts

Women's lacrosse vs. Baldwin Wallace University
7:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Thursday, April 14 to Sunday, April 17 Theatre Performance: Hearts Like Fists
Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 p.m., Thompson Theatre
Sunday: 2:00 p.m., Thompson Theatre
General admissions is $5. Muskingum students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid university ID.
Hearts Like Fists by Adam Szymkowicz. Directed by Diane Rao.

A superhero noir over-the-top comedy about the dangers of love.
Thursday, April 14 Spring Band Concert
featuring the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Saturday, April 16 Baseball vs. Ohio Northern University
1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field

Women's lacrosse vs. Ohio Northern University
5:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Muskingum Jazz Group
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Sunday, April 17 Vocal Chamber Ensembles
featuring Chamber Singers, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Wednesday, April 20 Women's TennisWomen's tennis vs. University of Mount Union
3:30 p.m., Tennis Courts

Softball vs. University of Mount Union
3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Donna J. Newberry Softball Field

Men's lacrosse vs. John Carroll
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Thursday, April 21 Vivian WagnerLibrary Author Talk: Vivian Wagner
3:30 p.m., McCalmont Colloquium Center, Roberta A. Smith University Library
Featuring freewriting and improvisation

This hands-on workshop will be a creative space for writing, thinking and exploring. Author and Professor Vivian Wagner will provide prompts and guidance, lead a discussion of the power of freewriting and offer tips for shaping, revising and marketing the material you generate through the session. Come prepared to write and have fun!

Dr. Wagner is an associate professor of English at Muskingum University. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Kenyon Review Online, Zone 3, Narratively, and other publications, and she’s the author of "FIDDLE: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music."

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles

7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24 Men's golf OAC Championships
River Greens Golf Course
Saturday, April 23 Women's Tennis vs. John Carroll University, senior day
1:00 p.m., Tennis Courts

Men's lacrosse vs. Wilmington College

1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Softball vs. John Carroll University
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Donna J. Newberry Softball Field
Sunday, April 24 SEOSOSoutheastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra Season Finale
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel; $12 per ticket
featuring a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass.

Season finale featuring the Muskingum University Choirs with the Symphony. Guest Conductor is Dr. Zeb Highben
Wednesday, April 27 Undergraduate classes end

Men's lacrosse vs. Mt. St. Joseph College
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Thursday, April 28 BaseballBaseball vs. Bethany College
2.00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field
Friday, April 29 through Thursday, May 5 Undergraduate final examinations
Saturday, April 30 Women's LacrosseWomen's lacrosse vs. Capital University
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Baseball vs. Baldwin Wallace University
1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mose Morehead Baseball Field
Sunday, May 1 Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds
“Mardi Gras Pops”
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Thursday, May 5 Graduate Commencement Ceremony
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Saturday, May 7 Graduation CapBaccalaureate
10:00 a.m., Brown Chapel

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
1:30 p.m., Recreation Center
Monday, May 9 May Term and More begins
Monday, May 30 Flag StarMemorial Day
No classes and administrative offices are closed.
Sunday, June 6 Summer Graduate and MAP classes begin

Summer Seminars begin
Thursday, June 16 to Sunday, June 19 Alumni WeekendAlumni Weekend 2016
Celebrating the classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991. All Muskies are warmly invited, regardless of class year.
Sunday, June 19 to Saturday, June 25 Summer High School Music Theatre CAMP
Registration deadline is April 16. Visit the CAMP webpage for additional information.

Muskingum University Summer High School Music Theatre CAMP is an opportunity to explore and strengthen musical performance talents. The camp is open to talented high school students currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12. The camp includes scene performance, masterclasses, private vocal lessons, dance and movement classes, and more.
Saturday, June 25 CAMPSummer High School Music Theatre CAMP Performance
2:30 p.m., Thompson Theatre
Free and open to the public

This is the culminating final performance by the CAMP students participating in the training program to improve their Broadway musical performance skills.

Monday, July 4 Independence Day
No classes and administrative offices are closed.
Monday, August 29 Undergraduate classes begin
Tuesday, August 30 ConvocationOpening Convocation
11:00 a.m., Recreation Center