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Featured Events

Dec 08 2016
Fall 2015 Symposium

Thursday, December 8, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Students who have done research in the department, projects from 400-level courses and projects from BIOL 209 will be presented in both talks and posters. Everyone is welcome!

Dec 08 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dec. 8, 2016 6:30-7:30pm

Field trip to the Mia

Dec 09 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

The third candidate for our computational biologist tenure-track position will be giving this seminar.

Dec 09 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Celebrate the end of the semester with a fabulous social dance dancing to ballroom and Latin dance music at Cinema Ballroom.

Dec 11 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Traditional German Christmas treats will be served as well as Bier and Glühwein.

Dec 11 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Christmas Caroling, Weihnachtslieder, and the Tannenbaum are synonymous of German cultural traditions.

Dec 13 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The fourth candidate for the computational biologist tenure-track position will be giving this seminar.

Dec 13 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ms. Joan Griffith, director

Dec 14 2016
Graduate Students present their capstone projects.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Current students, faculty, alumni, family, and the local community are invited to hear graduating M.A. in English students present their master's essay.

Dec 14 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mr. Jeffrey Rinear and Mr. Shon Parker, directors

Sep 03 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sept. 3 - Dec. 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Exhibition

Dec 16 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Master of Arts in Art History and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

Sep 06 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sept. 6 - Dec. 21, 2016

Fall 2016 Exhibition

Jan 25 2017
Graduate English Students at commencement

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join faculty, students and staff to learn more about our Graduate program in English and the Certificate in Teaching College English!

Jan 03 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 3rd to January 26th

The Biology Department is offering several courses during J-term, including two study abroad options.

Jan 29 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

A day of networking, mentoring, learning, and music making for high school girls and women brass players

Jan 30 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The new semester starts...

Feb 04 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Global Music Traditions for Choirs: Bulgaria

Feb 18 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapter Sharing with Minnesota Orff and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota.

Feb 24 2017
240X180

Friday, February 24, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Heather Bouwman reads from her new historical fantasy adventure novel for middle grade readers, A CRACK IN THE SEA (G. P. Putnam's Sons).

Feb 27 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Guest Speaker, Bruce Cole

Mar 01 2017
240X180

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reyna Grande, author of THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, discusses her memoir and the issue of immigration

Mar 04 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Crystal Henricks presents: Honoring children: Fostering Creativity and Exploration

Mar 11 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Matt McCoy presents: From Beginning Steps to Leaps and Bounds: Recorder Pedagogy in the Orff Schulwerk Classroom

Mar 13 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring 2017

Mar 14 2017
240X180

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get an early jump start on National Poetry Month with a poetry reading of VOYAGE OF THE SABLE VENUS by the 2015 National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis.

Mar 15 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 PM

Lecture by Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Ph.D.

Mar 30 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - evening (time to be determined)

Lecture by Mirsolav Volf

Apr 04 2017
240X180

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The English Department celebrates the opening of National Poetry Month with this poetry reading of TULA by Chris Santiago, winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for poetry.

Apr 06 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017
11:45 AM - 1:14 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

lecture by Timothy Snyder

Apr 06 2017
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture.

Apr 07 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Fri., April 7, 2017; Reception 5:45pm, Program 6:45pm

All are welcome to this special evening with NY Times Op-Ed columnist, Ross Douthat, and professor and political commentator, Dr. Cornel West.

Apr 26 2017
240X180

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Close out National Poetry Month by joining other participants in this open reading of all of Emily Dickinson's poems, from #1 to #1789.

Apr 28 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sacred Space: 2016-2017 Department of Art History Speaker Series

May 18 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Presentations by graduating candidates of the Master of Arts in Art History and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

Jan 30 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Exhibition Panel and Reception: March 13, 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Spring 2017 Exhibition

Jan 30 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan. 30 – July 31, 2017

Spring 2017 Exhibition

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