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Salem College

Cultural Events
Fall 2010
Enrichin� Community
Salem Colle�e has been educating women for more than 238 Salem Colle�e Cultural Events at a Glance
years. Today we offer undergraduate majors and minors for young women; graduate SEPTEMBER 29 “Details” Joint Art Exhibit
programs in education for both men and women; and a range of degree, certificate and 4 Revolve Film Opening and Reception
non-degree programs for men and women ages 23 and up through the Fleer Center for 11 BOOKMARKS Festival of Books 29 “Synthesis” Joint Art Exhibit
Adult Education. We are proud to present a wide variety of events each year including 14 Robert Goolrick: A Reliable Wife Opening and Reception
performing arts programs, music recitals and art exhibits by distinguished artists as well 17 “Meeting of Minds” Joint Art 29 Carnaval! Synthesizing the Arts
as by our faculty and students. Exhibit Opening and Reception with the Music of Schumann
17 “After Appomattox” Joint Art
During the 2010 – 2011 year, Salem College will explore the overall theme of
Exhibit Opening and Reception NOVEMBER
“Enriching Community.” We invite you to join with us to explore how to define,
21 How the Model United Nations 2 Hillary Jordan, Mudbound
enrich, improve and embrace our community through the fine arts; scholarship and
Makes International 5 WISE Conference
discussion; the written and the spoken word; and performances of all kinds, from
Policy Relevant 5 Salem Sings with New
music to dance.
24 Legendary Pianist Frank Glazer Conductor Sepulveda
Admission to these events is free unless otherwise specified. Please visit Returns to Salem 6 International Dinner for additional information or for directions to campus 27 Barbara Fredrickson: “Unmasking 11 Five Common Poetry Taboos/
facilities. Programs are subject to change. the Strengths of Positivity” Afternoon Craft Talk with Poet
30 Salem College Pierrettes: Murder Erika Meitner
For general inquiries or special assistance: Contact the sponsoring organization; the by Membership Only 11 An Evening Reading with Poet
Communications and Public Relations office at 336/917-5313; or the main Salem Erika Meitner
switchboard at 336/721-2600. OCTOBER 12 Sandresky Series: Lister-Sink
1-2 Salem College Pierrettes: Murder Celebrates Chopin and Schumann
To be placed on the cultural events mailing list (both regular mail and e-mail notifications): by Membership Only 17 An Evening with
e-mail or call 336/721-2739. 6 Lorretta Ross: SisterSong Marshall Chapman
15 Sandresky Series: Debut Organ 19 Revolve Film
For quick access to information on cultural events, directions, etc.: Visit the website at Recital/Timothy Olsen 20 Using Technology to Bring the DECEMBER
World to Your Students: 2 Christmas Candlelight
Small cover art on left: Hillary Jordan; small cover art right: Lorretta Ross; cover art: Dr. Laurence Peters 5 Great Works for Small
Marshall Chapman; and inside cover art: detal from Hillary Jordan’s novel, Mudbound. 23 Moramus Chorale Concert Orchestra Concert
28 Severed Hands and Hidden Secrets: 3-5 Salem College Dance Company
An Evening with Writer Winter Concert
Dan Chaon
Hillary Jordan,
Author of

Tuesday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.
Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center
Hillary Jordan’s debut novel, Mudbound, received the 2006 Bellwether Prize for Fiction, a
prize founded by Barbara Kingsolver to reward books of conscience, social responsibility
and literary merit, as well as the 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association.
Released to instant critical acclaim, Mudbound was the NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent
Booksellers Association) Fiction Book of the Year, a Borders Original Voices selection,
a Book Sense pick and one of 12 “New Voices of 2008” chosen by Waterstones UK. It
was called a “powerful firestorm of a first novel” by Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and
Publishers Weekly wrote that Mudbound “carries echoes of As I Lay Dying,” hailing the
book as “a superbly rendered depiction of the fury and terror wrought by racism.” Jordan
grew up in Texas and Oklahoma. She received her MFA in creative writing from Columbia
University, and a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Wellesley College.
Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including StoryQuarterly and
The Carolina Quarterly. She lives in Tivoli, NY.
After the lecture there will be a book signing and refreshments.
Sponosored by the Committee on Cultural Events
Enriching Community through the

Written and Spoken Word

BOOKMARKS Festival of Books Robert Goolrick – Severed Hands and Hidden An Afternoon Craft Talk with
Saturday, September 11 from A Reliable Wife Secrets: An Evening with Writer Poet Erika Meitner: Five
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Downtown Arts District, Dan Chaon Common Poetry Taboos (and
Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Sixth and Trade Streets Why/When/How You Might
Robert Goolrick is the author of the New Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center
BOOKMARKS brings writers and readers York Times bestseller A Reliable Wife, a Break Them)
of all ages together as authors, illustrators, Join us for a reading by National Book Award Thursday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m.
riveting historical story of love, madness and finalist Dan Chaon, who will discuss the
storytellers and chefs share their work and obsession. It tells the story of Ralph Truitt, Library Assembly Room
insights through readings, presentations, panel inspiration behind his latest novel, Await 3rd Floor, Gramley Library
a wealthy businessman who advertises for a Your Reply. An unsettling and heartbreaking
discussions, workshops and book-signings. “reliable” wife; Catherine Land, the deceptive Do Paris Hilton, Doritos or Smurfs belong
The festival partners with community examination of identity, relationships and
woman who responds; and Antonio Moretti, betrayal, the book is a literary tour de force in your poems? What about excessive rhyme
organizations, reading-related exhibitors and Truitt’s son. The New York Times Book and repetition? Borrowed chunks of text
a variety of food vendors. The sixth annual with the momentum of a thriller. “You will
Review called A Reliable Wife a “suspenseful, never forget the scene involving a severed from other sources? Pictures or drawings?
festival will feature more than 40 authors psychologically acute gothic tale,” and the Nudity and adult content? We’ll be discussing
along with creative and interactive activities hand,” says critic Ron Charles in The
Wall Street Journal called it “a buzz-worthy Washington Post. “[Chaon’s novel] succeeds as five common poetry taboos, and exploring
for children. Andrew Leslie, associate professor debut novel.” Robert Goolrick grew up in how you might attempt to use some of these
of sociology at Salem, will give a workshop on brilliantly as the short stories that have won
Virginia, attended Johns Hopkins University him a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award and literary devices or work with unconventional
the basics of storytelling. Free. and then lived in Europe for several years. subject matter in your poems.
an Academy Award in Literature from the
Salem College is a proud supporter of this After many years in the advertising business he American Academy of Arts and Letters.” Sponsored by the Center for Women Writers.
free public festival. Please visit wrote A Reliable Wife. Free. for more Dan Chaon is the author of two novels and
After the lecture there will be a book signing and two collections of stories. He is the Pauline
information. refreshments. M. Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at
Sponsored by the Committee on Cultural Events. Oberlin College.
Sponsored by the Beverly Johnson Pritchard
Lecture Series.

Goolrick Chaon Meitner

Enriching Community through

Drama, Film, Performance and Worship

An Evening Reading with Poet Salem College Pierrettes Present An Evening with Christmas Candlelight Service
Erika Meitner: Butter on Your Murder by Membership Only by Marshall Chapman Thursday, December 2 at 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center
Grits, Kisses on Your Pillow Thomas Hischak
Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30 – Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center The annual Christmas candlelight service
Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center Saturday, October 2 at 8:00 p.m. Marshall Chapman, a graduate of Salem features the Salem College Chorale and the
Drama Workshop, Salem Fine Arts Center Academy, has released 10 critically acclaimed Salem College Chamber Choir as well as
About Erika Meitner’s work, poet Nikki student scripture readers telling the Christmas
Giovanni says, “Erika Meitner is the new voice Murder by Membership Only is a mystery- albums and her songs have been recorded by
a variety of artists including Emmylou Harris, story. This holiday tradition is for the entire
of intelligent and emotional poems. Good for comedy featuring nine women. It takes place Salem community and ends with the lighting
poetry. Good for poetry lovers. Good for the in a very exclusive club for women mystery John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffett, Mindy McCready
and Crystal Gayle. She has toured extensively of the Moravian candles.
rest of us, too.” Meitner is the author of the writers in London, where a highly successful
poetry collections Inventory at the All-Night mystery writer is found dead. One of the on her own and opened shows for everybody
Drugstore (Anhinga Press, 2003), and Ideal characters says, “How would it look if a from John Prine and Jimmy Buffett to Jerry
Cities, which was a 2009 National Poetry roomful of mystery writers had to go to the Lee Lewis and The Ramones. Her first book,
Series Winner and was published in 2010 police to solve a murder that took place under Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller, was one of
by Harper Perennial. She has taught creative their very noses?” And so they try to solve the three finalists for the Southern Book Critics
Saturday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m.
writing at the U. of Va., U. Wis.-Madison, mystery themselves. One of the remaining Circle Award. She developed her own one-
Drama Workshop, Salem Fine Arts Center
U. of Calif.-Santa Cruz, and is currently an eight did it…but whom? woman show called The Triumph of Rock and
assistant professor of English at Virginia Tech, Roll over Good Breeding and contributed songs
Admission by ticket only: $10 for general Friday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.
where she teaches in the MFA program. to Good Ol’ Girls, a country musical based on
admission, $7 for Salem faculty, staff and Drama Workshop, Salem Fine Arts Center
the stories of Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle.
Sponsored by the Center for Women Writers. students. Reservations begin September 9 by Chapman’s new book, They Came to Nashville Films TBD. For film titles please go to
emailing or calling is scheduled to be released in October, 2010,
336/917-5493. and features interviews with numerous stars Admission by ticket only. Tickets are $5 for
including Kris Kristofferson, Emmy Lou general admission. The Salem community is
Harris, Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert. admitted free with Salem ID. Tickets available
She also just wrapped up her first acting role online (a small service charge will be added)
in the major motion picture Love Don’t Let only from Tickets may be
Me Down, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim purchased at the door the day of show.
McGraw. Free.
Sponsored by the Revolve Film and Music
After the performance there will be a reception Festival and Committee on Cultural Events.
and a book/CD signing.
Sponsored by the Committee on Cultural Events.
Enriching Community through

Performing Art

Legendary Pianist Sandresky Artist Synthesizing the Arts with

Frank Glazer Returns to Salem Faculty Series: Robert Schumann
Friday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. Olsen Debut Organ Recital Friday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center Friday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center
Master Class, Saturday, September 25, Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center Salem College faculty and students will
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Shirley Recital Hall Artist faculty member Timothy Olsen, continue the 200th birthday celebration of
Frequently called “a national treasure,” organist, will perform his debut recital Robert Schumann, an original synthesizer of
95-year-old pianist Frank Glazer recently at Salem College on the Flentrop Organ the arts. Musicians, including Salem’s newly
performed the entire cycle of 32 Beethoven featuring works of Bach, Buxtehude, Moramus Chorale Concert appointed voice professor, Cristy Lynn Brown,
Piano Sonatas. He has performed with most of Sweelinck, Schumann and others. Free. Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. will perform beloved works by Schumann as
the world’s greatest orchestras, and returns to Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center visual artists and dancers display and perform
Following the performance there will be a their creative responses to the music.
Salem to celebrate with the mighty Symphonic reception. The Moramus Chorale will present a concert
Etudes of Robert Schumann and Chopin’s B featuring the music of English Moravian Sponsored jointly by the School of Music,
Minor Sonata. Free. Sponsored by the School of Music. Department of Studio Art and Dance.
composer Christian Ignatius Latrobe, who
Following the performance there will be a was a friend to Haydn. The concert will
reception. feature Latrobe’s Dies Irae, which has not been
performed in full for more than 50 years, as
Sponsored by the School of Music.
well as his Dawn of Glory, written as a sequel
to the Dies Irae.
Concert admission is free, but donations
will be accepted to fund future presentations
of the Moramus Chorale. Visit www. for more information.
Sponsored by the School of Music.
Salem Sings with Sepulveda Sandresky Artist Salem College Dance Company Great Works for Small Orchestra
Friday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Faculty Series: Winter Concert Sunday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center Friday, December 3 and Saturday, Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center
Lister-Sink Celebrates
Newly appointed choral conductor Dr. Sonja December 4 at 7:00 p.m. The Salem College Chamber Orchestra
Sepulveda leads the Salem College Chorale Chopin and Schumann Sunday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. presents gems of the small orchestral repertory.
and Chamber Choir in her exciting inaugural Friday, November 12, 2010 Drama Workshop, Salem Fine Arts Center Margaret Rehder sn the conductor.
concert at Salem College. 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk/8:00 p.m. Concert
Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center The Salem College Dance Company will Sponsored by the School of Music.
Sponsored by the School of Music. present their annual concert with faculty and
Artist-in-Residence Barbara Lister-Sink guest artist works.
closes the Schumann-Chopin 200th
Birthday Celebration by performing Robert Admission will be charged at the door. $10
Schumann’s renowned Phantasie, Op. 17, and general admission and $5 for Salem students,
her favorite works of Frédéric Chopin. staff and faculty.

Following the performance there will be a Sponsored by the Salem College Dance Company.
Sponsored by the School of Music.

Glazer Olsen Brown Sepulveda Lister-Sink

Enriching Community through

Scholarship and Discussion

Constitution Day How the Model United Nations Barbara Fredrickson, Lorretta Ross – SisterSong
Panel Discussion Makes International Policy “Glass Half Full: Unmasking Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14 at 4:00 p.m. Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center
Relevant The Strengths Of Positivity”
Library Assembly Room, Gramley Library Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m. (rescheduled from September, 2009) Lorretta Ross is one of the founding members
This discussion in honor of United States Library Assembly Room, Gramley Library Monday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive
Constitution Day will explore constitutional Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center Health Collective, a network of local, regional
Former delegates to the Salem College Model and national grassroots agencies formed in
freedoms and rights. A question-and-answer United Nations will share their experiences The Beverly Johnson Pritchard Lecture
period will follow. Panelists will be David 1997 to educate women of color and policy
after participating in the national Collegiate Barbara Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished makers on reproductive and sexual health
Foley, Daniel Prosterman and Andrew Model United Nations program. They will
Thomas, members of Salem’s department of Professor and director of the Positive and rights, and to work towards the access of
outline how the lessons gained from this Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory health services, information and resources that
history and political science. Free. endeavor are contributing to their educational at the University of North Carolina at Chapel are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Sponsored by the Department of History and programs and career aspirations. Free. Hill, has received numerous honors for her In 2004, Ross was national co-director of
Political Science. Sponsored by the Department of History and research on positive emotions, including the April 25 March for Women’s Lives in
Political Science. the American Psychological Association’s Washington D.C., the largest protest march
inaugural and highest Templeton Prize in U.S. history with more than one million
in positive psychology. Her work has also participants. She was one of the first African-
received more than 10 consecutive years of American women to direct the first rape crisis
research funding from the National Institute center in the US in the 1970s, and from
of Mental Health. Fredrickson will discuss 1985 to 1989, she served as the director of
her book, Positivity: Groundbreaking Research women of color programs for the National
Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength Organization for Women, organizing the first
of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity and national conference on women of color and
Thrive. Free. reproductive rights in 1987. Ross has appeared
After the lecture there will be a book-signing as a political commentator on Good Morning
and reception. America, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN and
BET. Free.
Sponsored by the Committee on Cultural Events
and the Center for Women Writers. Sponsored by the Committee on Cultural Events.

Fredrickson Ross
Enriching Community through

Global Awareness

Dr. Laurence Peters: WISE Conference

Using Technology to Bring the Friday, November 5 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center
World to Your Students
Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Oral presentations of scientific research and
Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center work will be presented by Salem alumnae
and students from the disciplines of biology,
Dr. Laurence Peters is an expert in integrating chemistry, mathematics and psychology.
technology and global perspectives in school Additionally, Salem students will present their
curriculums. His book Global Education: scientific work through poster presentations.
Using Technology to Bring the World to your
Students is currently adopted in many Sponsored by the Women in Science and
graduate level education programs including Mathematics Program.
the University of Maryland University
College where he has served as an adjunct
lecturer and consultant. Dr. Peters holds a
Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, a law
degree from the University of Maryland and
has served as counsel to the Subcommittee
on Select Education and Civil Rights for
the U.S. House of Representatives, as senior
policy advisor to the U.S. Department of
Education, directed the Mid-Atlantic Regional International Dinner
Technology in Education Consortium and Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
currently serves as vice president of the Bryant Hall, Salem College
National Education Foundation. Join us for an international culinary feast! The International Club of Salem will host its annual
Sponsored by the Department of Education and dinner with food from countries around the world and live entertainment.
Graduate Studies. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students as well as children under 10. Children under 3 eat
free. Reservations may be made by calling 336/917-5493. A limited number of tickets will be
available at the door.
Co-sponsored by the Salem College International Club and the Human Relations Department of the
Winston-Salem City Hall.
Enriching Community through

Visual Art

“Meeting of Minds” “After Appomattox” “Synthesis” “Details”

Claudia Moore Clark and Douglas Butler Artists Exhibit Photography By Mitch Stover
Terri Dowell-Dennis Joint Opening Reception: Joint Opening Reception: Joint Opening Reception:
Joint Opening Reception: Friday, September 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. North Corridor Gallery, Mary Davis Holt Gallery, North Corridor Gallery,
Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Salem Fine Arts Center Salem Fine Arts Center Salem Fine Arts Center
Salem Fine Arts Center This work photographically documents North This group exhibition includes a variety Mitch Stover’s work involves varying subjects
Claudia Moore Clark’s installations and Carolina’s Civil War monuments as well as of works of visual art inspired by poetry, – simple views and details of beauty he sees
drawings are poetic evocations of arcane relating the historical and artistic context in literature, music and dance. Free. and wants to share. He composes scenes using
moments that leave indelible marks. which these memorials were created. This On exhibit October 22, 2010 – January 28, light, colors, planes, shapes and textures to
Terri Dowell-Dennis’s most recent works well-researched exhibition is historically and 2011. provide the viewer with an uncustomary eye.
– installation, drawings and prints – are artistically relevant as well as timely as we Free.
approach the 150th anniversary of the Civil Sponsored by the Department of Art.
inspired by questions and insights about this On exhibit October 23 through December 10.
ancient book of beginnings. Their works have War next year. Free.
Sponsored by the Department of Art.
a simplicity of means and a direct approach to On exhibit August 23 - October 16, 2010.
materials inherent in the work of both artists Sponsored by the Department of Art. Background images: details from Stover’s
– as well as an affinity for suggesting more “Smokies.”
than is initially apparent. Free.
On exhibit August 23 - October 16.
Sponsored by the Department of Art.