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February Calendar of Events - Dec 11, 2003

December 11, 2003 - Sunday, January 18-Friday, February 13

Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Aquinas College Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit featuring the works of Jennifer Flanders and Jake Gregorski. Aquinas Center Art and Music Center Gallery. Free.

Tuesday, February 3

12:30 p.m.: Aquinas College Lecture Series. "Sinai Bedouin Women Make Films" Speaker: Deb Wickering, Ph.D., Aquinas Assistant Professor-in-the-College. Bring your brown-bag lunch. Wege Student Center Ballroom. Free.

Friday, February 6

8:15 a.m.: Aquinas College Nursing Campus Day for high school juniors, seniors and their families. Web site: aquinas.edu/admissions

Monday, February 9

Noon-3 p.m.: Aquinas College Jane Hibbard Idema Women's Studies Center presents an Alternative Healing Fair. Aquinas Moose Cafe, Cook Carriage House. Free.

Monday, February 9

7 :00-8:30 p.m.: The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series. Reform in the Middle East. Speaker: Dr. Peter McPherson, President Michigan State University. Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Road, S.E. For information, call 616-776-1721 or email world@iserv.net.

Tuesday, February 10

5:30 p.m.: Master of Management Information Session. Jarecki Center for Advanced Learning, room 109. Email: masters@aquinas.edu

Thursday, February 12

9:30 p.m.: Aquinas College Music Department presents a Broadway Revue featuring a variety of Broadway songs performed by student soloists and accompanied by Roger MacNaughton, pianist, Aquinas Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music. Moose Cafe, Aquinas Cook Carriage House. Free.

Thursday, February 12-Saturday, February 14

7:00 p.m. (all performances): Aquinas College Black History Month Play. Play and ticket price to be announced. Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Road, S.E.

Friday, February 13

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Aquinas College Jane Hibbard Idema Women's Studies Center presents an Equality Bake Sale, highlighting the continuing wage gap between women and men. Aquinas Academic Building.

Monday, February 16

7 :00-8:30 p.m.: The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series. Public Diplomacy. Speaker: Clay Ramsay, Program on International Policy Attitudes, University of Maryland. Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Road, S.E. For information, call 616-776-1721 or email world@iserv.net.

Monday, February 16

7:30 p.m.: Aquinas College Percussion Group with Christina Fong, violin, and directed by Rupert Kettle, Aquinas Adjunct Professor of Music, perform Robert Shechtman's (1939-2002) "15 Mysteries of the Rosary." This is the world premiere of Shechtman's 1999 composition for 5-string violin|viola and percussion. The extended 15-movement work is constructed upon the mysteries of the Catholic Rosary (prior to Pope John Paul II) and loosely based on Heinrich Biber's (1644-1704) violin sonatas of the same theme. Kretschmer Recital Hall-Art and Music Center. Free.

Tuesday, February 17

12:30 p.m.: Aquinas College Lecture Series. "Building the Nest Egg: Issues in Retirement Planning" Speaker: Tom Dooley, Aquinas Professor of Computer Information Systems. Bring your brown-bag lunch. Wege Student Center Ballroom. Free.

Thursday, February 19, Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21

8:00 p.m.: The Aquinas College AQT Theatre Program presents 'Night Mother, by Marsha Norman, 1983 Pulitzer Prize Winner. Student Caitlin Hart will direct the all-student production. Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Road, S.E. All tickets are $5 per person.

Sunday, February 22,

2:00-4:00 p.m.: Opening Reception Art and Music Center Galley Exhibit. Annual All-Media, Juried Student Show. Free.

Sunday, February 22-Friday, March 26

Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Art and Music Center Galley Exhibit. Annual All-Media, Juried Student Show. Free. NOTE: Gallery closed Saturday, March 6-Sunday, March 14.

Sunday, February 22

4:00 p.m.: Aquinas College Band Concert, directed by Dr. Paul Brewer, Associate Professor of Music. Kretschmer Recital Hall, Aquinas Art and Music Center. Free.

Monday, February 23

7 :00-8:30 p.m.: The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series. Diversity in Islam. Speaker: Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Director of International Studies, Adrian College and Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution. Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Road, S.E. For information, call 616-776-1721 or email world@iserv.net.

Tuesday, February 24

7:30 p.m.: Aquinas College Music Department presents prize winning Pianist, Danny Driver. Winner of the 2001 Royal Overseas League Competition Keyboard Award, and voted BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year in the same year, Danny Driver's solo career was launched with a Wigmore Hall recital (sponsored by the KPMG Martin Musical Scholarship Fund) and recordings with the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio. He has since given acclaimed recitals at London venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Hall, and Purcell Room (sponsored by the Kirckman Concert Society) and has performed concertos with various orchestras based in London and the South East of England. Among other awards he has received are a fellowship from the Aspen Music Festival
School (1998), the Eric Falk Trust Award (2002) and the Amerada Hess Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music (2001). Kretschmer Recital Hall, Aquinas Art and Music Center. Ticket prices are $10 general admission, $5 seniors, and $3 students with valid ID.