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CoLA Weekly

  Friday, January 20, 2017 

I hope you will attend our Fourth Annual CoLA Authors Celebration on Monday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Millett Hall Atrium.  There we will celebrate 6 outstanding CoLA faculty whose books or CDs were published in 2016:
Ksenia Bonch ReevesModern Languages 
December Green and Laura Luehrmann [collaboration],   Political Science 
Daniel Zehringer, Music 

I'm excited for CELIA's upcoming year-long Distinguished Visiting Artist Series called MODERN: Reimagining the New, a window into the making of the Modern Art move ment. MODERN: Reimagining the New   will encompass a series of events featuring work by artist Sol LeWitt, Sō Percussion, and Dwight Rhoden and his Complexions Contemporary Ballet. The events kicked off Thursday and will run through September 28.  KUDOS to this year's  CELIA Fellows Stefan Chinov, Art, Jerry Noble, Music, and Gina Walther, Dance, for their hard work to develop such a robust schedule of activities.  I hope you take full advantage of these upcoming events .
I have a fantastic Dean's Student Advisory Board  (DSAB ) this year who have been  working hard on their individual and collaborative projects that help advance CoLA.  I r eally appreciate their hard work and insight!  We will be highlighting a dif f erent  me mber in our upcoming CoLA Weekly emails.  This week's Dean's Student Ad visory Board featured member is DSAB President McKenzie McQuown.  

Mckenzie is also a Presi
dent's Ambassador and was a LA-1010 Peer Mentor last semester.  Mckenzie has a pas sion for languages which led to her majoring in Spanish and minoring in Arabic and In ternational Studies. After graduating from Wright State, she would like to work for the government as an interpreter.
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Kristin Sobolik

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Quilt Show, Celebrating Quilt Stories, hosted by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, January 19-21 in the Student Union Apollo Room. Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Colette Fu Pop-Up Structures Workshop, January 21, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in 160 Creative Arts Center. Learn the basics of Pop-Up Book engineering with acclaimed artist Colette Fu. Register by emailing or calling Tess Cortés at x2973. Free public lecture by Colette Fu and opening reception for Structure Unbound: Interdisciplinary Book Art will be held January 22, 2:30 p.m., in the Stein Galleries.
Open Rehearsal of Rainbow Round My Shoulder, featuring the world renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company on Tuesday, January 24, 11:30-1:30 in the new Dance Studio Room 170 in the Creative Arts Center.  Rainbow depicts life on a chain gang in the American South and won a Bessie Award in 2016.  Drop by anytime during the rehearsal time.
Discussion: Is King's Dream Still Alive Today?, Wednesday, January 25, 11:15-12:10 p.m. in the Student Union Discovery Room.  The event includes a screening of Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, I Have a Dream, and is co-sponsored by the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center and the African and African American Studies Program.  
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture, The Shoah Through Muslim Eyes,Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union Rathskeller Lounge.  Mehnaz Afridi, assistant professor of Religious Studies and director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College, will discuss the rescue of Jews by Muslims during the Holocaust and the memory of Muslims under colonialism as a way to bridge understanding.  This event is sponsored by Zusman Chair in Judaic Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program,  Department of Religion, Honors Program, The Charles & Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center, The Asian and Native American Center and the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center.