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Celebration of Inquiry

  • March 31 - April 2
  • Keynote: Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium and various

The Celebration of Inquiry is a three-day celebration of creative inquiry and expression at Coastal Carolina University. The theme for the 2014 Celebration of Inquiry is the Human Spirit.

The keynote address will be delivered by Joe Moglia, head coach of Coastal Carolina University’s football team and former CEO of TD Ameritrade. Plenary speakers will include poet Nikky Finney, activist Winona LaDuke and philosopher Eric Brown. Afternoon classes on April 1 and all classes on April 2 will be redirected and there will be a variety of presentations and other events throughout the campus. See the full Celebration of Inquiry Schedule

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Brown Bag Lunch Series

Ethics & Animals in Modern Philosophy: Kant

  • Eva Kort
  • Tuesday, March 4, 11:30 a.m.
  • Edwards 101

Join us for this Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss how Immanuel Kant, the 18th century German philosopher, can offer insight on the space between animals and ethics.

Department of Theatre

Blood Wedding

  • Play by Frederico Garcia Lorca
  • April 3-5, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 10-11, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 12, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Theatre

Lorca's Blood Wedding is a Spanish tragedy that is an international classic. The story is based on a newspaper fragment detailing a son and daughter of feuding families running away together. Lorca investigates the subjects of desire, repression and ritual — all within the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted.

Department of Music

David Bankston and Friends

  • Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

David Bankston and musical guests perform selections from his new album, Here You Are: a retrospective. The evening will include selections from Galvez Town and Jazz Blues Gospel Shoes, plus new songs.

The Cultural Arts Committee and The Office of Multicultural Student Services

Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk present "Wax Museum"

  • Friday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk present “Wax Museum.” In this new production from Aunt Pearlie Sue and The Gullah Kinfolk, wax statues come to life through song, story and performance. Each character traces Gullah culture throughout its history -- from West African slaves on the Sea Islands to the major figures of the Civil Rights movement to today.

Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk have performed for audiences all over the United States, and have released two albums of songs and stories from the Sea Islands. The closeness of this dynamic group is apparent from the first song. Audiences nationwide have been mesmerized by their unique style, memorable performances and uplifting renditions of their historical repertoire. The group, virtually all related, was formed by Anita Singleton-Prather, best known for her beloved character Aunt Pearlie Sue, in an effort to preserve Gullah history and the Gullah dialect. A performance by the Gullah Kinfolk is a rare treat that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Tickets: $10 per person, Children Free

Department of Music
Piano Series

Jerry Wong

  • Sunday, April 6, 4 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

Described by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Martin Bernheimer as "eloquent and elegant," pianist Jerry Wong performs selections from his highly-acclaimed debut CD.

Department of Music
America's Music

Session 5: Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop

  • Monday, April 7, 7 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Film: Latin Music USA, Episode 1: Bridges and From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale

Latin Music USA explores mambo, the Cuban hybrid of traditional dance infused with syncopated Afro-Caribbean rhythms, that migrated to New York City from Havana in the 1940s. The film examines how mambo loosened the stiff social and musical rules of the “country club culture” of the time. Especially in New York, the mambo’s popularity across classes and ethnic groups integrated the dance floor and helped prepare the way for a more open and less restrictive social interaction between the sexes.

From Mambo to Hip-Hop was created and performed first by Jamaican and African American youth, and then Latinos, in abandoned parks and burned out buildings in the South Bronx as an alternative to gang violence in the 1970s. Break dance competitions and battles of songs and words redirected gang fighting into creative expression and brought a measure of fame to its most successful artists.

Department of Music

World Music Ensemble

  • Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

The Coastal Carolina University World Music Ensemble will present an evening of music from around the world. Please join the CCU World Music Ensemble for an evening of music from the Caribbean and South America. It is sure to be an action packed concert featuring the CCU Steel Band and Brazilian Percussion ensemble playing Calypso, Soca, Samba and Maracatu.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Philosopher's Corner

What’s so Bad aboutBlackface?

  • Christy Mag Uidhir
  • Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

Christy Mag Uidhir, a philosopher from the University of Houston, discusses the cinematic practice of actor-character race- mismatching, from the historically infamous to the intuitively repugnant. Focusing on the untruths and unrealistic portrayals of race, he argues that such film fictions are aesthetically, epistemically and morally defective.

Department of Art

Portfolio I: Fine Art

  • April 10 - 21
  • Opening Reception, Thursday April 10, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Featuring works produced by graduating seniors with degrees in fine art, this exhibition is the culmination of four years of study and features projects completed during their thesis. Please join us to see the work of the next generation of artists from Coastal Carolina University.

Department of Music

CCU Bands Spring Concert

  • Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Join the students of the CCU Symphonic Band and The Coastal Winds in their season-ending concert.

Department of Music

Flute Studio Recital

  • Amy Tully, Director
  • Sunday, April 13, 3 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

The Coastal Carolina University Flute Studio, under the direction of Amy Hardison Tully, will present its spring flute recital, performing classical and modern works composed for the flute. The recital will close with a performance by the Coastal Carolina University Flute Choir.

Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons
National Library Week

Book Discussion with Batt Humphreys

  • Monday, April 14, 4 p.m.
  • Bryan Information Commons

Be one of the first to join the Friends of the Library and receive an autographed copy of Batt Humphrey’s book “Dead Weight.”

Department of Music

Percussion Ensemble Concert

  • Jesse Willis, Director
  • Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Percussion Ensemble will present an exciting evening of percussion literature, featuring both classic and contemporary works.

Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons
National Library Week

Edible Book Fair

  • Wednesday, April 16, 12 p.m.
  • Bryan Information Commons, First Floor Lobby

Submit your creations to win prizes! Entries can look like a book in form and shape, be inspired by a book or author, be a pun of a book title, refer to a book charac- ter, reproduce a book cover or just have something to do with books in general. Submissions need to be dropped off at the Kimbel Library Circulation Desk between 9 and 11 a.m. Judging will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Students can win a Kindle Fire or a Visa Gift Card. Faculty, staff and community members can win a trophy and a Kimbel Library gift pack.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Ethics & Religion

St. Anthony, Poverty & the Origins of Christian Monasticism

  • Jeffry Halverson
  • Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 p.m.
  • Lackey Chapel

Professor Jeffry R. Halverson will discuss Christian views on poverty by focusing on the figure of St. Anthony the Great, a fourth century Egyptian ascetic recognized as the “father” of Christian monasticism. Famed for his life of humility and isolation in the inhospitable Egyptian desert, St. Anthony reveals a great deal about the role of poverty in Christian devotional life.

Department of Music

Guitar Studio Recital

  • Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

Daniel Hull’s CCU Guitar Studio Recital featuring current guitar majors and minors will perform solo, trio, and guitar orchestra arrangements April 16, 2014 in the Edwards Recital Hall.

Department of Music

CCU Jazz Ensemble

  • Matt White, Director
  • Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Come join the CCU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of CCU trumpet and jazz professor Matthew White, for an exciting night of classic and contemporary music, arranged for classic big band instrumentation (and a few surprises). Featuring the music of Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Fred Sturm, and many others with a special appearance by the CCU Faculty Jazz Sextet.

Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons
National Library Week

Book Discussion with Brett Lott

  • Friday, April 18, 4 p.m.
  • Bryan Information Commons, First Floor Lobby

Enjoy a book discussion with author Brett Lott.
For more information, contact Barbara Burd at 349.2401 or bburd@coastal.edu or Cara Bradberry at 349.2400 or cbradberr@coastal.edu.

Department of Music
America's Music

Session 6: Rock 'n' Roll

  • Monday, April 21, 7 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Film: Plugging In

This film is from the comprehensive 10-part series on rock ‘n’ roll and centers on the reinvention of rock in the 1960s, including a fateful meeting between Bob Dylan and the Beatles in London. As the 1960s began, rock ‘n’ roll was generally considered mindless teenage music. This lively documentary explores the seismic shifts in rock music that changed musical culture.

Department of Music

Isn't It Romantic?

  • Matt White and Terri Sinclair, Directors
  • Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

The 7th installment of this popular concert series is again presented by the CCU Choirs and Jazz Band, directed by Terri Sinclair and Matt White. No surprises; just more of what you know and love. Come out and enjoy the blend of classic jazz and contemporary/popular song arrangements as they are performed by student soloists as well as individual and combined ensembles.

Department of Music

Pop 101

  • Daniel O'Riley, Directors
  • Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Fans of all ages consider Coastal Carolina University’s acclaimed pop and rock music performing group “the event not to be missed.” Each season offers a themed celebration of contemporary music encompassing the songs of a famous artist or genre. Recent concerts have included tributes to Stevie Wonder, Woodstock, Motown and Beach Music. Dancing is always encouraged. This show often sells out, so be sure to purchase your tickets early.

Department of Music
Piano Series

Catherine Kautsky

  • Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

Catherine Kautsky has concertized throughout the United States and abroad as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician, appearing in venues such as Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, Jordan Hall and the Gardner Museum in Boston, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and the Cultural Center in Chicago.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values

Conference on Poverty

  • Friday, April 25, 9 a.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

The conference “Thinking about Poverty in Horry County” brings together faculty, staff, students and community members to reflect on the ways poverty affects families, schools and institutions in Horry County.

The conference will start with a keynote address by Daniel Hausman. On the second day of the conference, various presenters will explore ways in which poverty can be effectively addressed. All sessions are open to the public. Please contact the Jackson Center at 843-349-4149 or coastal.edu/jacksoncenter for a list of speakers and panel discussions.

Coastal Carolina University
This is Life Tour

Elise Testone

  • Friday, April 25, 7 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Elise Testone stops at Coastal Carolina University in Wheelwright Auditorium.

Elite Access (Premium Seating/Album/Meet+Greet): $35
VIP (Premium Seating): $25
General Admission: $20
Students: $10 (until April 11)

Department of Theatre

Dance Company & Music Theatre Showcase

  • Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Enjoy two performances of music and dance from some of your favorite musicals as the Department of Theatre’s Musical Theatre Company and Dance Company present their spring showcase. These two companies combine their talents to perform a variety of musical and dance styles from some of Broadway’s most popular musicals.

Department of Art

Portfolio II: Graphic Design

  • April 28 - May 10
  • Closing Reception Friday May 9, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Featuring works produced by graduating seniors in Studio Art and Graphic Design. This exhibition is the culmination of four years of study and features projects completed during their thesis. Please join us to see the work of the next generation of artists from Coastal Carolina University.

Department of English
Words to Say It

Fiction Reading: Cara Blue Adams

  • Tuesday, April. 29, 4:30 p.m.
  • Johnson Auditorium

A fiction reading by Cara Blue Adams, former co-editor of The Southern Review and creative writing professor at CCU.