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The Cultural Arts Committee

An Evening with Sarah Reese

  • Saturday, March 1, 4 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

The acclaimed Metropolitan Opera soprano performs a selection of arias specifically tailored for Coastal Carolina University. Reese has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Vienna and Berlin Operas, and has received numerous accolates, including a strong endorsement by The New York Times for her performance in Madame Butterfly.

Office of Multicultural Student Services

Gospel Sing Out

  • Sunday, March 2, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

A celebration of joyous and heartfelt music, this annual event is a community favorite, featuring the harmony of Coastal Carolina University Inspirational Ambassadors (Gospel Choir).

Art Gallery Exhibit

Out of Hobcaw

  • Maura Kenny
  • March 10 - April 4
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Maura Kenny’s exhibition of watercolor and mixed-media paintings explores the people, landscape, conservation and preservation occurring within Hobcaw Barony. Hobcaw is a 17,500-acre wildlife refuge and former rice plantation located along the Atlantic Ocean near Georgetown, S.C. Its diversity of ecosystems and the people who research, preserve and conserve its flora, fauna and marine life thrive in Professor Kenny’s multi-layered symbiotic paintings.

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

Ethics & Animals in Modern Philosophy: Locke

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

Join us for this brown bag lunch series to discuss the ethical issues relating to animals in modern philosophy. This session will focus on the views of John Locke.

Department of Music
Piano Series

Bennie Woods

  • Sunday, March 16, 4 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

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

Can Religious Faith be Rational, Given the Evils of History?

  • Robert Audi, John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy
  • Monday, March 17, 4:30 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Audotorium

According to classical theism, God is all-powerful, all-knowing and perfectly just. If God as traditionally understood exists, why didn’t he prevent the Holocaust? How could he allow natural disasters, such as the 2011 Japanese tsunami, which destroy millions of innocent lives? For centuries, philosophers and theologians have struggled to answer these questions. In this talk, Robert Audi, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will give these ancient questions a fresh look.

Department of Music and Long Bay Symphony

Choral Masterworks

  • Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Concert and Chamber Choirs link up with the CCU voice faculty and Long Bay Symphony to present a concert of choral masterworks. Portions of major works spanning all five centuries of western music history will be performed, including the Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach, the last movement of Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Liesbeslieder Waltzes by Johannes Brahms, and two selections from Candide by Leonard Bernstein. A beautiful arrangement of Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” will conclude the concert. Performing as soloists will be David Bankston, Ann Benson, Patti Edwards, and Jeffrey Jones. The concert will be accompanied by the Long Bay Chamber Orchestra, with Rebecca Rollins on piano, and directed by Terri Sinclair.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Java Jabber

Online Ethics

  • Tuesday, March 18, 4:30 p.m.
  • Bryan Information Commons

Does the Internet bring out the worst in people? Do we have true freedom of speech online? Is it okay for the government to monitor our online behavior? Join us as we discuss issues such as piracy, cyberbullying, hacking and Internet surveillance. Participants will receive a coupon good for $1 off any purchase at Starbucks. For more information about this event, please visit coastal.edu/jacksoncenter and facebook.com/jacksoncenter.

Office of International Programs and Services

International Culture Series

  • Wednesday, March 19, 6 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

This series sponsors various programming focused on international cultures and travel. Programming will accompany each film to offer critical and cultural perspectives on the featured region.

Department of Music

CCU Student Jazz Combo

  • Wednesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

An evening of jazz standards and contemporary improvised music with the premier CCU student chamber ensemble, under the direction of CCU music professor Matthew White.

Women's and Gender Studies Program
Women's History Month Speaker

Riot Grrrls, Zines and Twenty Years of Activism

  • Alison Piepmeier
  • Thursday, March 20, 4:30 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

In the early 1990s, young women calling themselves riot grrls published funky, handmade, photocopied booklets documenting their wide range of experiences and politics. The publication of these zines gave rise to the third wave feminist movement. Today, zines are created by high school girls contesting beauty norms, mothers expressing their delight and rage, victims of sexual assault articulating their fears, and queer folks challenging the gender binary. In this interactive presentation, College of Charleston Professor Alison Piepmeier describes the important role of zines in the development of third wave feminism, explains how zines offer us models for our own self-expression, and explores their place in the future of feminism.

Office of Multicultural Student Services

Tempo 54 Drumline

  • Saturday, March 22, 5:30 p.m.
  • HTC Center

In its second year, this event will feature drumlines from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). This unique style of marching band drumlines showcases the precision, technique and style of drumming, which has very intricate moves. Tickets on sale Feb. 3.

$7 General Admission
$5 CCU/HGTC Students/Faculty/Staff
$5 Children (12 and under)
$3 Advanced Tickets Feb. 3 - 7

Department of Music

Regina Helcher Yost Flute Recital

  • Sunday, March 23, 3 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

Charleston Symphony Orchestra flutist Regina Helcher Yost and Coastal Carolina University flute professor Amy Hardison Tully will collaborate to present a recital of virtuosic solo and duo works for flute accompanied by Coastal Carolina University pianist Daniel Francis.

Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra

An Evening of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

  • Sunday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wheelwright Auditorium

Join a blend of local talent and CCU faculty for an evening of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. This program is devoted to the music of these two jazz legends, considered to be two of the most important American composers in any style of music. The performances will highlight a set of big band jazz performances.

The concert will be directed by Chris Connolly, CCU teaching associate of low brass. He has performed with such acts as the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Bill Mobley’s Big Band. The Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra is a professional big band, dedicated to preserving the art of Big Band Jazz and comprised of professional musicians, mostly from the Myrtle Beach area. The band includes CCU faculty members Matt White, Dan O'Reilly and CCU alumnus Simon Harding, a jazz musician based in Charleston.

Department of Music
America's Music

Session 4: Country and Bluegrass

  • Monday, March 24, 7 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Film: High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music

Weaving haunting archival footage and photographs from the 1930s and 40s with toe-tapping live performances, this film traces the origins of bluegrass music from the Kentucky hills of Appalachia through the innovations that shaped its current form. This documentary explores the history of this subgenre of country music through the story of Bill Monroe, who is considered the father of bluegrass.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Tea & Ethics

What is Wrong with Politics Today?

  • Emily Crookston, David Killoren and Jonathan Trerise
  • Wednesday, March 26, 4:30 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

The political world sometimes seems like a giant, unstoppable machine, but it’s composed of individuals: politicians, voters, lobbyists -- human beings making choices about actions that affect the lives of others. Sometimes these people make the right choices. Often they fail. How should they make their decisions? What moral rules (if any) should guide them? In this talk, we will explore what philosophers have to say about such questions.

Department of English
Words to Say It

Poetry Reading: Juliana Gray

  • Thursday, March 27, 4:30 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

A poetry reading by Juliana Gray, author of Roleplay and The Man Under My Skin.

Department of Music

Faculty Recital

  • Saturday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Recital Hall

Coastal Carolina University music faculty members will perform a variety of classical and jazz works showcasing different voice and instrument combinations.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values
Ethics & Religion

Buddhism, Wealth and Poverty: Buying the Stairway to Nirvana

  • Chanju Mun
  • Monday, March 31, 4:30 p.m.
  • Lackey Chapel

Join Professor Chanju Mun from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies as he discusses the role of poverty in Buddhism. Even though the Buddha asked monks to preserve the virtue of honorable poverty, they have since been eager to receive donations from laypersons and to make money in order to manage temples and make their religious activities possible. Unlike the case for monks, the Buddha suggested that laypersons participate in business and increase their wealth. What then should a good Buddhist do with respect to money and wealth?

Celebration of Inquiry

HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar-Lecturer Award

  • Terry Pettijohn, Recipient
  • Monday, March 31, 7 p.m.
  • James J. Johnson Auditorium

Through the generous donation from Horry Telephone Cooperative, each year a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding teaching and brings about student learning through scholarship and citizenship is awarded the HTC Distinguished Teacher Scholar Lecturer Award. The 2014 award winner is Terry Pettijohn, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology and Sociology.

As part of the Celebration of Inquiry, Pettijohn will present on how social and economic conditions influence our social preferences through the “Environmental Security Hypothesis.” Particular focus will be on the topic of pop music and how our musical preferences are shaped by the current events in our culture.

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