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UMW Public Events October 2014

By the University of Mary Washington Office of Media and Public Relations

The following October 2014 events at the University of Mary Washington are open to the public.  All events are held at 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed.

Thursday, October 2   Reading, Thursday Poem Series,Tim Waltonen reads Seamus Heaney; Combs Hall, Room 139; 5-5:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1545 or (540) 654-1393.

Sunday, October 5   Concert, One Note Stand, UMW a cappella group; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; free; reservations requested at (540) 654-1848.

Monday, October 6   Performance, UMW Music Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or c.

Tuesday, October 7   Workshop, Preschool Palette: Perfect Square, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10-11 a.m.; $10 or $8 for members of Friends of Belmont; classes limited to 12 children; (540) 654-1851.

Tuesday, October 7   Concert, UMW Jazz Ensemble’s Latin Jazz Night; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Thursday, October 9   National Security Lecture, The Social Psychology of Trust for Counterintelligence… and All Aspects of Our Lives, by Robin Dreeke; UMW Dahlgren Campus, 4224 University Drive, King George, University Hall (Room 110); 8 a.m.; free; Register at http://dahlgren.umw.edu/lecture-series/.

Thursday, October 9   Workshop, Preschool Palette: Perfect Square, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10-11 a.m.; $10 or $8 for members of Friends of Belmont; classes limited to 12 children; (540) 654-1851.

Thursday, October 9   Reading, Thursday Poem Series,Connie Smith reads Alice Walker; Combs Hall, Room 139; 5-5:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1545 or (540) 654-1393.

Friday, October 10   Workshop, Preschool Palette: Perfect Square, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10-11 a.m.; $10 or $8 for members of Friends of Belmont; classes limited to 12 children; (540) 654-1851.

Saturday, October 11   Performances, Dancing With The Fredericksburg Stars; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; Show at 7 p.m., followed by reception; Tickets $85, of which $75 is tax deductible; fredericksburgstars.umw.edu.

Sunday, October 12   Event, Vines and Vistas, sip wines by Ingleside and Horton Vineyards in the Belmont gardens; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 4 p.m.; $30 includes wine glass and one wine tasting ticket; Reservation requested at (540) 654-1848.

Monday, October 13 – Thursday, October 16   Event, Building and Painting of “Berlin Wall,” decorate it like it’s 1989; A 25th Anniversary Fall of the Berlin Wall event; Campus Walk; all day; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1996.

Wednesday, October 15   Lecture, Mysterium Humanum: Wilderness Lecture Series, by Jason Sellers, UMW assistant professor of history & American studies; Trinkle Hall, Room 204; 3-4:15 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1023.

Wednesday, October 15   Presentation and Reception, Executive-in-Residence, Dan Wolfe ‘84, executive vice president of Worldwide Creative @ NBC Universal; UMW Stafford Campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg; 6 p.m.; free; Reservations required at (540) 654-1242.

Wednesday, October 15   Film, Sonnenallee, chronicling the lives of a group of kids growing up on the east side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin; A 25th Anniversary Fall of the Berlin Wall event; Combs Hall, Room 139; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1996.

Thursday, October 16   Event, Opening Ceremony, The UMW German Program, in conjunction with the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., commemorates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; A 25th Anniversary Fall of the Berlin Wall event; Campus Walk in front of Ball Circle; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1996.

Thursday, October 16   Reading, Thursday Poem Series,by Visiting Author Elena Passarello; Combs Hall, Room 139; 5-5:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1545 or (540) 654-1393.

Saturday, October 18  Concert, UMW Philharmonic Masterworks-A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein, narrated by Jamie Bernstein; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; purchase tickets at philharmonic.umw.edu; (540) 654-1324.

Monday, October 20   Event, German Game Night; A 25th Anniversary Fall of the Berlin Wall event; Lee Hall, Room 412; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1996.

Tuesday, October 21   Lecture, Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies Cultural Celebration Keynote Speaker, by Mara Keisling a transgender-identified woman and parent and executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality; co-sponsored by Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies; a Cultural Awareness Series event; Lee Hall, Room 411; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Wednesday, October 22   Information Session, Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis Program, come hear more about the requirements for UMW’s newest graduate degree program; Monroe Hall; 6:30 p.m.; free; register to attend; [email protected] or 540-286-8030.

Wednesday, October 22   Film, Nikolaikirche, this film tells the story of the German Bacher family torn apart by politics; A 25th Anniversary Fall of the Berlin Wall event; Combs Hall, Room 139; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1996.

Wednesday, October 22   Public Forum, From Monroe to McAuliffe: The Evolution of the Office of Governor of Virginia, a public forum featuring Former Gov. Gerald L. Baliles, the 65th governor of Virginia; Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the UMW Center for Leadership and Media Studies; and Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe; Lee Hall, Room 411; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1123.

Thursday, October 23   Event, Career Day, featuring local and regional employers searching to fill full-time and internship positions, attendees should arrive with résumé and dressed in business professional attire; Jepson Alumni Center; 3-6 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1010 or [email protected]

Thursday, October 23   Performance, UMW Music Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540)654-1012.

Thursday, October 23   Reading, Thursday Poem Series,Ben LaBreche reads 17th century British Literature; Combs Hall, Room 139; 5-5:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1545 or (540) 654-1393.

Thursday, October 23   Panel Discussion, Living (with)out Walls: The Korean, Palestinian, Mexican Experience, join UMW Professors Nora Kim, Nabil Al-Tikriti, and Patricia Orozco in a panel discussion on existing walls in the world; A 25th Anniversary Fall of the Berlin Wall event; Lee Hall, Room 411; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1996.

Thursday, October 23 – Sunday, December 7 Exhibition, American Abstract Artists: 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, October 23 – Sunday, December 7   Exhibition, Antediluvian Feed: Mia Feuer; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, October 23   Exhibition Opening Reception, American Abstract Artists: 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, October 23   Exhibition Opening Reception, Antediluvian Feed: Mia Feuer; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Sunday, October 26   Film, The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1851.                          

Sunday, October 26   Tour, Woodland Hikes, by Virginia Master Naturalists, covering a mile of trails in woodlands and fields; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1839.

Sunday, October 26   Performance, Asian Cultural Celebration, featuring Onoe Rye Dance, classical Japanese dance; a Cultural Awareness Series event; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Tuesday, October 28   Reading, Martin Jankowski, German author Martin Jankowski will read from his novel Rabet, in which he chronicles the peaceful demonstrations in Leipzig that contributed to the Fall of the Wall; A 25th Anniversary Fall of the Berlin Wall event; Lee Hall, Room 412; 5 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1996.

Wednesday, October 29 Lecture, Mysterium Humanum: Wilderness Lecture Series, by Mehdi Aminrazavi, UMW professor of philosophy and religion; Trinkle Hall, Room 204; 3-4:15 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1023.

Thursday, October 30   Reading, Thursday Poem Series,by Kate Haffey; Combs Hall, Room 139; 5-5:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1545 or (540) 654-1393.

Thursday, October 30   Event, Halloween! Poetry Slam Competition and Film, performance of the UMW slam artists, prizes for best costumes and screening of the 21st-century German vampire movie We are the Night; A 25th Anniversary Fall of the Berlin Wall event; Combs Hall, Room 237; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1996.

 

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