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2014

CSUSM Event Series Showcases People, Culture and the Arts

Media Advisory | By Margaret Chantung

Arts & Lectures, one of the longest standing event series at California State University San Marcos, kicks off its fall lineup with an engaging lecture by internationally renowned Educational Researcher and Education Policy Advocate Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, on Monday, Sept. 15. This season boasts a diverse selection of 12 events as the University welcomes renowned guest speakers, spoken word poets, a cultural dance troupe and a Harry Potter expert.

All attendees must purchase or reserve tickets online. Priority ticketing for CSUSM students is now underway. On September 8, ticketing opens for faculty, staff and community members.

Tickets are available via the Arts & Lectures website at www.csusm.edu/al and include complimentary parking in specified lots.

 

Schedule of Events

LECTURE

Multilingual Education for Achievement—Presented by Stephen Krashen

Monday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
CSUSM, Arts Building, Room 240

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Research has consistently demonstrated superior academic results for multilingual education programs as well as positive social, cultural and linguistic outcomes. With California currently boasting more than four out of ten residents living in multilingual households, the time to replace California’s outdated language education policy is now.  Internationally renowned educational researcher and education policy advocate Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, will speak about current language education policy efforts that would help California schools provide more multilingual program opportunities for all students.


DANCE

Ballet Folklórico Tierra Caliente—Cultivating Education through the Arts: The History of Mexico on Stage

Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
CSUSM, Arts Building, Room 111

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Ballet Folklórico Tierra Caliente, a cultural awareness organization, will embark upon a journey through time showcasing the history of Mexico on stage.  Diverse cultural influences across the various regions of Mexico come alive through costume, dance and musical rhythms/instruments.  Award winning Director Jose Jaimes uses artistic elements within Mexican Folklore to tell a story that showcases the beauty and richness the region’s art has to offer.


PERFORMANCE ART

Relay: Discovering New Species—Presented by Margit Galanter

Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
CSUSM, Arts Building, Room 111

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Margit Galanter is a movement investigator and dance poet.  "Relay" is inspired by the visual poem Concordance by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge and Kiki Smith. This piece forms an experimental, vivid dance space that combines Margit's unique research perspective and movement art to help the observer experience the innate clarity and vitality one can uncover through the potency of movement.

Co-Sponsored by PADL West (a non-profit supporting local culture)

STORYTELLING

A Land Twice Promised—Presented by Noa Baum
Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
CSUSM, University Student Union, Ballroom

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $6
Community Members: $12

Choreographers Anya Cloud and Jes Mullette explore the boundaries of their knowledge of one another and how histories are understood in a gritty and thought-provoking evening length dance duet. In close proximity, these two women steadily negotiate each other's timing—moving swiftly from accord to dissonance—as repetition gives way to heightened senses and layers of meanings.

To learn more about Noa Baum, please visit her website.


LECTURE

Recent Nuclear Negotiations between Iran and P5+1, Policy Implications for the Middle East and Beyond—Presented by Mehdi Sarram

Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.
CSUSM, M. Gordon Clarke Field House, Room 113        

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff: $5
Community Members: $10

Mehdi Sarram, a University of Michigan nuclear engineer, will discuss the international fallout regarding Iran’s nuclear program and the outcome of negotiations between Iran and P5+1 after 35 years of hostility.  Mr. Sarram has worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna as an inspector and as director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization. Since 1988, he has gained citizenship and clearance in the U.S. to work in senior management positions with Raytheon, Duke Energy and AREVA. 

POETRY

Spider Woman: La Mujer Araña—Presented by Sonia Gutiérrez with musical accompaniment by CSUSM alumnus Paulino Mendoza

Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.
CSUSM, Arts Building, Room 240

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Sonia Gutiérrez is an award winning poetry professor whose work promotes social justice and human dignity.  Sonia will speak on the struggles, power and responsibility of being a bilingual writer today.  Along with musical accompaniment, Sonia will share readings from her recently published book: Spider Woman/La Mujer Araña as well as vignettes from Kissing Dreams from a Distance, a manuscript inspired by her literary predecessors (Tomás Rivera and Sandra Cisneros) and more!

To learn more about Sonia Gutiérrez, please visit her website.


LECTURE

Protecting the Future from Ourselves: International Climate Negotiations at a Crossroads—Presented by Professor Andrew Light

Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.
CSUSM, University Student Union, Ballroom

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: 15

Professor Andrew Light, senior adviser to the Special Envoy for Climate Change in the U.S. State Department will speak about his work on climate change as well as address how students and citizens can have an impact and become engaged in addressing the issue. Light is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection of the scientific and moral dimensions of environmental policy.

Co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies and Global Studies Programs and the Political Science Department

Learn more about Professor Andrew Light.

LECTURE

The Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the U.S.—Presented by Dr. Louie F. Rodriguez

Monday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
CSUSM, Arts Building, Room 240

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Dr. Louie F. Rodriguez is an associate professor in Educational Leadership and Curriculum at California State University San Bernardino and author of The Time is Now: Understanding and Responding to the Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the U.S. Dr. Rodriguez will speak on challenging the ways schools and communities work together to transform education practice, policy and ultimately student engagement and achievement across the U.S. Focusing on African American and Latina/o students and informed by over a decade of research, Dr. Rodriguez will discuss his proposed 10-Point Plan to address the dropout crisis in minority youth. 

CONCERT

Howard Anton Duncan Presents: Time Capsule of Music: 1900-1930 with Special Guests Rick Hall & Mandy Paige Bayless

Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
CSUSM, Arts Building, Room 111

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $5
Community Members: $10

The early part of the twentieth century saw rapid and tumultuous changes throughout the world in inventions, politics and the arts.  As part of the worldwide centennial commemorations of “The Great War”, come experience piano music from 1900-1930 with an emphasis on specific genres leading up to, during and just after World War I. The legacy of ragtime, waltz, blues, jazz and Tin Pan Alley will be intertwined within the context of historical events of the time.

PERFORMANCE LECTURE

V. Nigel Taylor as Hogwarts Professor Severus Snape, Live and in Person!

Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
CSUSM, University Student Union, Ballroom

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Drawing on the Harry Potter novels, performer V. Nigel Taylor enacts the surly and secretive Professor Snape at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  The room will become Professor Snape's classroom, as he performs his unique (and sardonic) brand of teaching while interacting with the audience as if they were students in his course on magical potions.  Taylor will discuss Snape as a tragic hero, the significance of Lily Potter and more.

 

POETRY

Love, Always. Exploring Identity through Spoken Word—Presented by Imani Cezanne

Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.
CSUSM, University Student Union, Ballroom

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Rooted in her experiences as a young, African American woman, Imani Cezanne performs original spoken word poetry that digs deep into the often silenced experiences of race, gender, sexuality and privilege.  With melodic cadences, soulful expression and beautiful wit, this performance encourages us to explore our own identities and the ways we can better love ourselves and each other.  Love is the root of change.

Co-Sponsored by:  Communication Department, School of Arts, Women's Studies Department and Ethnic Studies

To learn more about Imani Cezanne, please visit her website.

FACULTY PANEL

Enlisting a Nation: Faculty Perspectives on World War I

Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.
CSUSM, University Student Union, Ballroom

 

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $5
Community Members: $10

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, this faculty panel will bring together a broad range of research and perspectives to engage the campus community in an interdisciplinary dialogue on the politics and propaganda of war. The moderated panel will explore timeless yet current lessons from the world's first war and challenge participants to apply historical understanding to contemporary American foreign policy. Attendees are welcome to visit the Kellogg Library's curated collection of propaganda posters in conjunction with the panel.

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