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April 22-29: 8 Days of Peformances and Academic Celebrations

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 [8:06 PM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The period of April 22-29 will be eight days of celebration at Lindsey Wilson College as the liberal arts community will recognize academic achievement, give thanks to its benefactors, produce a romantic comedy, hear a student piano recital and participate in a 100-voice performance of the "Hallelujah" chorus from the Messiah.


Honors Symposium: April 22 & 29

Events get underway Tuesday, April 22, with the R.V. Bennett Honors Program's annual "Spring Honors Symposium." The two-day event -- which will be held April 22 and April 29 -- will feature 18 LWC students, who will present research work on topics ranging from biology to political sciences.


Almost, Maine: April 23-25, 27

The Theatre Program's production of John Cariani's romantic comedy Almost, Maine opens Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. CT in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson St. Performances will also be at 7 p.m. CT April 24-25 and 2 p.m. CT April 27. It is directed by LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock.


In the decade since it premiered, Almost, Maine has become a popular production in regional theater as well as on U.S. college campuses.


"The most interesting thing about this play is the way that each scene can be interpreted,"  said LWC junior Jeremy Cloyd of Tompkinsville, Ky., who plays two characters in Almost, Maine. "All of the characters talk about each other. Every character talks about a character that you've either just met or are going to meet in a different scene, but you never really have that full interaction. So everything that happens is up to the interpretation of the audience, and that's really cool as an actor to do."


Honors Convocation & Founders' Day: April 24
Honors Convocation
will be held at 3:30 p.m. CT Thursday, April 24, in Biggers Sports Center. The annual event will feature more than a couple dozen academic awards and department honors as well as the naming of the President's Award, an award given to the LWC senior who in the judgment of the president personifies the LWC spirit.


The college's annual Founders' Day Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. CT that evening in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive. The keynote address will be given by LWC alumnus Bruce Harris of Birmingham, Ala.


Harris, who is a professional affairs specialist with Alabama-based American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc., graduated from LWC in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in biology with minor in chemistry and Christian ministries. He earned a doctorate of pharmacy from Samford (Ala.) University, where he attended its McWhorter School of Pharmacy.


"The life I know and that I enjoy is far better because of my experience at Lindsey Wilson College," said Harris, who grew up in Bandana, Ky. "It is difficult for me to articulate what an indelible impact Lindsey Wilson College left on my life. It's hard to put into words how you take a student like myself, who grew up on a free-lunch program in school, did fairly well at Lindsey Wilson and then went on to pharmacy school at Samford. None of that would have taken place if Lindsey Wilson College had not been part of the equation."


'Spring Music Gala': April 27
The LWC choral program will give its final performance of the school year at 6:30 p.m. CT Sunday, April 27, at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville St. The "Spring Music Gala" will feature both LWC choral groups -- the Lindsey Wilson Singers and the Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir -- and also a string orchestra. Selections to be performed include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Te Deum and Georg Philipp Telemann's Laudate Jehovam. The concert is free and open to the public.


The concert will conclude with a more than 100-voice performance of the "Hallelujah" chorus from George Frideric Handel's Messiah.


"This is a preparation, if you will, for next December," said LWC Associate Professor of Music Gerald Chafin, who will conduct the concert. "Because of the success of the 'Messiah Sing' in December 2012, we have made a commitment to our campus and the community to present a 'Messiah Sing' with full orchestra every December of an even-numbered year. In preparation for that this December, at the end of this year's spring concert we are inviting more than 100 people from the campus community to join the Singers and Concert Choir in a performance of the 'Hallelujah' chorus."

Student Recital: April 28
Before the conclusion of the Bennett Honors Program's symposium on Tuesday, April 29, LWC sophomore Hannah Warren of Columbia will present a solo piano recital of music by Mozart, Domenico Scarlatti, Frederic Chopin and Johannes Brahms. The recital -- which is free and open to the public -- will be at 7 p.m. CT Monday, April 28, in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall, 155 Blue Raider Drive.


R.V. Bennett Honors Symposium Schedule


All presentations will be given in the J.L. Turner Leadership Center, 100 Blue Raider Drive. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 22

3:30-5 p.m. CT


Session I: J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 21
Kailyn Conner of Albany, Ky.

"Impact of the Violence Against Women Act"


Lorran Hart of Gamaliel,, Ky.

"The Battle of Algiers: Examining Its Applicability and Relevance"


Jonathan Joseph of Louisville, Ky.

"The Validity of Stanley Elkin's Slavery Thesis"


Brooke Lee of Raywick, Ky.

"Ethics and the Criminal Justice System"


Session II: J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 215
Paige Lewis of Waverly, Ky.

"How to Increase the Solubility of the Anti-Cancer Drug Tamoxifen"

Wendy Price of Berea, Ky.

"Systematically Modulating the Physical Properties of an Antiepileptic Drug"


Luke Royal of Owensboro, Ky.
"Macroscopic Plant Fluorescence"


Tuesday, April 22
3:30-5 p.m. CT

Session III: J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 211

Troy Butler of Albany, Ky.

"A Psychological Perspective on Social Acceptance"


Brittany Dean of Louisville, Ky.

"Methadone:  Physical and Psychological Dependence"


Candace Kimball of Willisburg, Ky.

"Concerns of Mathematics Educators"


Aqualyn Williams of Owensboro, Ky.

"Chimeras: The Phenomenon"


Aimee Young of Edmonton, Ky.

"DNA Evidence: Concrete or Not?"

Session IV: J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 215

Taylor Daley of Battletown, Ky.

"Modern Effects of Hispanic Stereotypes"


Molly Kirby of Waynesburg, Ky.

"Comparisons and Contrasts of Slavery and the Holocaust"


Catherine Marrinan of Springfield, Ky.

"The Significance of Literature:  Richard Wright's Native Son and How It Combats Racist Stereotypes of the Violent Black Male"


Helena McCowan of Danville, Ky.

"Teen Parents in Kentucky"


Rebekah Sanders of Waynesville, Ky.

"The Use of Verbs in the Appalachian Dialect"


Jacob Saylor of Louisville, Ky.

"Confederate Secret Service Involvement in Plotting to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln"


For more information about the presentations, contact Professor of Communication Greg Phelps at phelpsg@ lindsey or 270-384-8234.

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