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CoLA Weekly

  Friday, January 27, 2017 

This weekend is full of CELIA programming around Reimagining Music, featuring the Sō Percussion Residency which began Thursday and will continue through Saturday.  Percussion's four-member group will bring us classics of the 20th century plus their own works covering a wide range of genres. The three-day program includes presentations by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists; master classes and clinics; and a concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Schuster Hall.  I hope to see you there!
I'm so excited for the long-awaited reinstallation of Wall Drawing 356 by Sol LeWitt , an American Conceptual Artist and Painter who was a leading figure in the Conceptual Art movement from the 1960s until his death in 2007. These large wall drawings wer e exhibited in Rike Hall in the early 1980s and will be reinstalled in the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries as part of CELIA's year-long tribute to Reimagining Art
Visiting professional artists and our very own art faculty and students will begin redrawing the designs on February 6 and finish by February 17.  There are a number of other activities happening around this re-installation, including public screenings at the Dayton Art Institute and Wright State of Sol LeWitt, a documentary film by Chris Teerinks, and an opening reception in March. 

Visit CELIA's website
  to stay up-to-date on all the details of these tributes to Modern Art.

I enjoyed this week's CoLA Authors Celebration.  I continue to be impressed with the research interests and publications by our wonderful faculty.

Authors left to right: Laura Luehrmann, December Green,  
Ksenia Bonch Reeves, Daniel Zehringer, Valerie Stoker, and Dean Kristin Sobolik 
This week's  Dean's Student Advisory Board featured member is  Tristina Allen Tristina is pursuing a Master of Public Administration and works as a graduate research assistant in the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement. This is her second year as a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Board.

Tristina is a 2016 graduate from Wright State with a degree in International Studies and a concentration in comparative cultures.  Tristina loves playing sports and is passionate about social justice and working to help foster youth like herself succeed in higher education.  After graduation she hopes to work with local non-profits as well as local and state governments regarding policy. 
Next week we will take a break from the CoLA Weekly to focus our attention on the Winter Edition of the CoLA Newsletter that is emailed tri-annually to over 20,000.  We have prepared a wide variety of stories that highlight our fantastic faculty, staff, retirees, students, alumni, and friends - I hope you enjoy!
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Kristin Sobolik

Upcoming Events

Wind Symphony Concert, Tuesday, January 31, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. in Schuster Hall
Conversations @theINC - radio and podcasting Wednesday, February 1, 1:30-2:20 p.m. in the New Media Incubator, 015 Dunbar.  WYSO Public Radio's Juliet Fromholt will talk about her career path, the future of radio, working full-time in the media, promoting local bands, and fighting zombies.
CoLA Research Conference, Monday, February 13, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Millett Hall Atrium