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Fall, 2014

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Special notice

DETOURPlease be advised that State Route 83 northbound from Interstate-70 into New Concord is closed until October 15.

To avoid this closure:
Traveling from the east on I-70 WEST, use exit 176, US 40/22, and travel west into downtown New Concord.
Traveling from the west on I-70 EAST, use exit 164, US 40/22, and follow the road east into downtown New Concord.

Now through October 1

LOCAL COLORSLocal Colors
A combined exhibition by Carron Baxter, Kiyoe Howell and Joan Quinn
Through October 1
Louis O. Palmer Gallery

For information on gallery hours, click here or contact gallery director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105 or the Office of Vice President Academic Affairs at 740-826-8121.

September 17 Women's soccer vs. Penn State University-Beaver CANCELED
September 18

GOSNELL BOOKLibrary Author Talk
Associate Professor of Religion Dr. Peter Gosnell
3:30 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336

Dr. Gosnell’s most recent book, The Ethical Vision of the Bible: Learning Good from Knowing God, is an introduction to the world of biblical ethics and walks readers through the ethical teachings of key people and texts within the Bible. Instead of focusing on what the Bible says about various ethical issues, it emphasizes how the different parts of the Bible encourage its readers to think ethically about every issue.  Dr. Gosnell earned his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.

September 20

Alumni softball game
10:00 a.m., Donna Newberry Field

 

FOOTBALLFootball home opener vs. University of Mount Union
1:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium

 

 

 



Men's soccer vs. Saint Francis University (PA)

7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
#InternationalSoccerNight! Represent your favorite country or home country and be entered in a drawing for free Addidas gear.

September 23

JOSH OWENFaculty Special Events Committee

Josh Owen:  Lenses for Design
7:00 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336 

Josh Owen is the president of his independent design studio, Josh Owen LLC, as well as a professor in and the chair of the Industrial Design department at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate students. He is intimately involved in developing programming across disciplinary lines, most notably under the umbrella of the newly formed Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Owen’s professional projects for international design brands are included in the permanent design collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Chicago Athenaeum, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Denver Art Museum, the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Taiwan Design Museum in Taipei, among others.  His work has won many awards and has been published in numerous design-related books, magazines and periodicals.  Owen holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture and a bachelor of arts degree  in visual studies from Cornell University and a master of fine arts degree in furniture design from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also studied at Tel Aviv University and Cornell University’s program in Rome.

For more information, call Associate Professor of Business Gary Golden at 740-826-8207.

 

 

 



MENS SOCCERMen’s soccer vs. Bethany College (WV)
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
#WhiteOuttheBethanyBison! Wear all white to the game.

September 25

Volleyball vs. Kenyon College
7:00 p.m., Recreation Center

September 27

Softball vs. Mount Vernon Nazarene University
10:00 a.m., Donna Newberry Field

Men’s soccer vs. Saint Vincent College
1:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Softball vs. Rio Grande University
2:00 p.m., Donna Newberry Field

Football vs. Capital University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

September 30

CROSS COUNTRYMuskingum Cross Country Invitational
10:00 a.m.

 

 

 



Men’s soccer vs. Washington and Jefferson College
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
#RumbleintheStadium! Give-a-ways of Addidas gear for the loudest fans!

October 3

Volleyball vs. Baldwin Wallace College
7:00 p.m., Recreation Center

October 4

SOCCERWomen’s soccer vs. Baldwin Wallace College
3:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Men’s soccer vs. Baldwin Wallace College
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
#GreekGameofSoccer Greek Game! Dress in your Greek letters and support the soccer team on the grass!

October 6 - 7 Undergraduate fall break
October 7

Women’s soccer vs. Capital University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

October 8 - 30

LOUIS O. PALMER GALLERYBeauty in Multimedia
2-D and 3-D ceramic art by Dr. David K. Sickinger '78
October 8 through October 30
Louis O. Palmer Gallery

Reception:  October 8, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the gallery
Lecture and demonstration by the artist, In My Studio, October 16, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the gallery

For information on gallery hours, click here or contact gallery director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105 or the Office of Vice President Academic Affairs at 740-826-8121.

October 11

Admission Open House
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Boyd Science Center 343
Learn more about the people, places, and programs that make Muskingum special. Morning refreshments are followed by a welcome address and introduction to the university, a presentation on academic programs by faculty, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from the Admission and Student Financial Services offices, group campus tours and lunch.

Volleyball vs. Heidelberg University
1:00 p.m., Recreation Center

Men’s soccer vs. Heidelberg University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
#YouthMuskieSoccerDay!  Come support local grassroots soccer and watch local soccer clubs play at halftime!

October 14

Volleyball vs. Marietta College
7:00 p.m., Recreation Center

Men’s soccer vs. Marietta College
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
#Blackoutnight! Wear black to the stadium and be entered in a drawing for free Adidas gear.

October 15 - 17 and October 19

SOPHOCLESOedipus Rex, a play by Sophocles
Directed by Instructor in Theatre John Kuhn
October 15, 16, 17 at 8:00 p.m., October 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Please note that there is no performance on Saturday, October 18

Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre, Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall

TICKETS:  At the door prior to each performance, or by calling the box office at 740-826-8376.  Muskingum University faculty, staff and students admitted free with Muskingum identification card.

The story of a king who, acting entirely in ignorance, kills his father and marries his mother.  The play unfolds with shattering power as the audience is carried along with Oedipus towards the final, horrific truth.

October 16

STURTEVANT BOOKLibrary Author Talk
Jim Sturtevant
3:30 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336

The son of Muskingum professor Dr. David Sturtevant, Jim Sturtevant is an educator who has written You've Gotta Connect: Building Relationships That Lead to Engaged Students, Productive Classrooms, and Higher Achievement, about how to build a strong student-teacher connection in the classroom. With humor, practical action steps for the teacher and a few wacky stories, Jim shows all educators how to connect with students and operate a classroom in ways that show acceptance, breed mutual respect, handle and reduce conflict, build self-esteem, support students in trouble and add peace and enjoyment.  His presentations are energetic and participatory, and will inspire teachers, students and community members alike. He His presentations are very energetic and participatory, and will inspire teachers, students and community members alike.

 

 

 

HIRT AND COCKERAMVisiting Writers Jen Hirt and Paul Cockeram
4:30 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336

Jen Hirt is the author of the memoir Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees. She won the 2012 Gabehart Prize for Nonfiction and her work has been published in journals including The Gettysburg Review, Natural Bridge, and Redivider. She is assistant professor of English at Penn State University’s Harrisburg campus.

Paul Cockeram's work has been published in The Wildwood Journal, Borne on Air, The Laurel Review and Confrontation. He earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Idaho and teaches literature and writing at Harrisburg Area Community College.

Sponsored by the Department of English.  For more information, contact Assistant Professor of English Meghan Wynne at 740-826-8212.

October 17 - 18

HOMECOMING 2014Homecoming 2014

Click here to register.

October 18

Football vs. Otterbein University
1:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium

Women’s soccer vs. Otterbein University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium


MUSIC COLLAGEThird Annual Department of Music Collage Concert
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Featuring the department’s large ensembles, chamber ensembles, faculty and student soloists.

October 19

KATIE WOLFFSoutheastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra
Mozart’s Violin Concerto #5, featuring violinist Katie Wolff
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
TICKETS:  $12 for adults, at the door or by calling 740-826-8197.  Children and students admitted free.

Violinist Katie Wolfe leads a career mix as a soloist, recording artist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and adjudicator. She has performed in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, the Soviet Union, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. Originally from Minnesota, she joined the string faculty of The University of Iowa in 2004 as associate professor of violin. Prior to teaching in Iowa, Ms. Wolfe taught violin, viola and chamber music at Oklahoma State University. She also served as associate concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She has recorded for Centaur Records, Albany Records, Newport Classics and Kleos Classics.  During the 2006-2007 season, she recorded the Sonatas for Violin and Piano of Danish composer Niels Gade, the music of Madison composer Laura Schwendinger, and a piano quartet by David Gompper. She has also made the first recording of a “rediscovered” Sonata for Piano and Violin by Joseph Haydn with Byron Schenkman.

Ms. Wolfe received a bachelor of music in violin performance from Indiana University and her master of music in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music, studying violin with Sylvia Rosenberg and chamber music with Ani Kavafian and Peter Winograd of the American String Quartet. Ms. Wolfe performs on a rare Italian violin made by Gaetano Chiocchi in 1860.

October 20 - 24

WIND ENSEMBLEWind Ensemble Fall Tour
American Visions


American Visions features historical and patriotic works for wind band that relate to their tour destinations of Gettysburg and Philadelphia. Included will be An American Fanfare by Rick Kirby, based on My Country Tis of Thee.  To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s writing of the Star Spangled Banner, the ensemble will perform a concert setting of the Star Spangled Banner, arranged by Luigi Zaninelli. Other works include Songs From the Heartland, composed by Ohio native Dan Emmett; A New Birth of Freedom by Randol Alan Bass, featuring a reading of the Gettysburg Address; American Civil War Fantasy by Jerry Bilik; John Philip Sousa’s Liberty Bell March; and From Sea to Shining Sea, an arrangement of America the Beautiful by Warren Barker. Guest soloist, INstructor of Saxophone Michael Rene Torres will perform Jules Demersseman’s Le Carnaval de Venise and several chamber ensembles comprised of students in the Wind Ensemble, will also perform a variety of selections.

Monday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Brown Chapel

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.
North Branch Presbyterian Church
139 North Branch Road
Monaca, Pennsylvania


Thursday, October 23, 2:00 p.m.
Gettysburg Visitors Center (outside, weather permitting)
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Friday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Supplee Presbyterian Church
855 E. Welsh Road
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

October 21

Women’s soccer vs. University of Mount Union
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium

October 24

Admission Open House
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Learn more about the people, places, and programs that make Muskingum special. Morning refreshments are followed by a welcome address and introduction to the university, a presentation on academic programs by faculty, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from the Admission and Student Financial Services offices, group campus tours and lunch.

October 25

Volleyball vs. Ohio Northern University
1:00 p.m., Recreation Center

Men’s soccer vs. Ohio Northern University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
#RedoutNight! Wear red to the stadium and be entered in a drawing for free Adidas gear.

October 28

Volleyball vs. Wilmington College (OH)
7:00 p.m., Recreation Center

Men’s soccer vs. Wilmington College (OH)
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Senior Night
#TUSSLEONTHETURFF. Give-aways of Adidas Gear to the Loudest Fans in the stadium.

November 1

Admission Open House
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Boyd Science Center 343
Learn more about the people, places, and programs that make Muskingum special. Morning refreshments are followed by a welcome address and introduction to the university, a presentation on academic programs by faculty, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from the Admission and Student Financial Services offices, group campus tours and lunch.

Football vs. John Carroll University
1:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Breast Cancer Awareness Game

Women’s soccer vs. John Carroll University
7:00 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Senior Night

 

MUSICAL THEATREMusical Theatre Ensemble performance
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

November 2

Fall Choral Concert
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Featuring the Department of Music’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers with the 2014 YouthFest Honors Chorus

November 7

BAROQUE MUSICThe Elegant Baroque
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
A premiere performance format, eaturing the Department of Music’s Chamber Singers, faculty and guest artists.

November 8

Football vs. Marietta College
1:30 p.m., McConagha Stadium
Senior Day

November 9

MOZARTMuskingum Valley Symphonic Winds Mozart and Magic
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
TICKETS:  At the door prior to the performance or by calling 7740-826-8182.

November 11

Admission Open House
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Learn more about the people, places, and programs that make Muskingum special. Morning refreshments are followed by a welcome address and introduction to the university, a presentation on academic programs by faculty, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from the Admission and Student Financial Services offices, group campus tours and lunch.

November 13 - 16

TWO POINT OHTwo Point Oh, a play by Jeffrey Jackson
Directed by Professor of Theatre Dr. Diana Rao
November 13, 14, 15 at 8:00 p.m., November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre, Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall

TICKETS:  At the door prior to each performance, or by calling the box office at 740-826-8376. Muskingum University faculty, staff and students admitted free with Muskingum identification card.

A pioneering software mogul, Elliot Leeds, makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Months later, his grief-paralyzed widow Melanie discovers Elliot's greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself.   “Elliot 2.0” is a talking, thinking, virtual soul on a video screen that can answer questions, hold conversations, share memories and perhaps even grow in intelligence and capacity. The question:  Is he alive?

November 13

Chamber Ensembles concert
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel

November 14

Admission Open House
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Learn more about the people, places, and programs that make Muskingum special. Morning refreshments are followed by a welcome address and introduction to the university, a presentation on academic programs by faculty, a panel discussion with students, informational sessions from the Admission and Student Financial Services offices, group campus tours and lunch.

November 16 through
December 4

STUDENT ARTAnnual Student Competition Exhibition
Artworks by Muskingum University students
November 16 through December 4
Louis O. Palmer Gallery

Reception:  November 16, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the gallery

For information on gallery hours, click here or contact gallery director Professor Yan Sun at 740-826-8105 or the Office of Vice President Academic Affairs at 740-826-8121.

November 16

Fall Bands Concert
3:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Featuring the Department of Music’s Wind Ensemble and the 2014 YouthFest Honors Band

November 18

WOMEN BASKETBALLWomen’s basketball vs. Bethany College
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

November 19

MEN BASKETBALLMen’s basketball vs. Oberlin College
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

November 20

ADAMS BOOKLibrary Author Talk
Assistant Professor of English Dr. Amanda Adams
3:30 p.m., Boyd Science Center 336

Dr. Adams’ newest book is Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour. Expanding our understanding of what it meant to be a 19th-century author,  Dr. Adams takes up the concept of performative, embodied authorship in relationship to the transatlantic lecture tour. She argues that these tours were a central aspect of 19th-century authorship at a time when authors were becoming international celebrities. Spanning the years 1834 to 1904, her book examines the British lecture tours of American authors including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain, and the American lecture tours of British writers including Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Matthew Arnold. In highlighting the wide range of authors who participated in this phenomenon, Dr. Adams makes a case for the lecture tour as a microcosm for 19th-century authorship in all its contradictions and complexity. Dr. Adams joined the faculty at Muskingum in 2010, after teaching at Miami University and Temple University. She has a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Her specialty is 19th-century literature, with a focus on transatlantic culture and gender.

November 21

JAZZAn Evening of Jazz
7:30 p.m., Brown Chapel
Featuring the Department of Music’s Jazz Ensemble and the Muskingum Jazz Group

November 23

BASKETBALLMen’s basketball vs. Kenyon College
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center

 

 

 





HANDELSoutheastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah with The Muskingum University Choirs and Choral Society
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
TICKETS:  $12 for adults, available at the door or by calling 740-826-8197.  Children and students admitted free.

November 25

Men’s basketball vs. Bethany College
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

November 26 - 28 THANKSGIVINGUndergraduate Thanksgiving break
November 26

Women’s basketball vs. College of Mount Saint Joseph
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

December 3

Men’s basketball vs. Marietta College
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

December 4

HOLIDAY POPSSoutheastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra
Free Holiday Pops Concert
7:00 p.m., Secrest Auditorium, 334 Shinnick Street, Zanesville.

December 5 Undergraduate classes end
December 6

Women’s basketball vs. Heidelberg University
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center

December 7

VESPERSAdvent-Christmas Vespers
7:00 p.m., Brown Chapel
Featuring the Department of Music’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers with the Muskingum Valley Brass.  Prelude music begins at 6:45 p.m.

December 8 - 12 FINAL EXAMSUndergraduate final examinations
December 13

Men’s basketball vs. Baldwin-Wallace College
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center

December 17

WOMENS BASKETBALLWomen’s basketball vs. Otterbein University
7:30 p.m., Recreation Center

December 20

MENS BASKETBALLMen’s basketball vs. Ohio Northern University
3:00 p.m., Recreation Center