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On Campus – March 2014 Preview

Wednesday, March 19

The men’s baseball team will play Mount Saint Mary College at 4 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.

Sunday, March 23

A reception for A Celebration of Art: The John Iyoa Children’s Art Show will begin at 2 pm in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center. Hosted by the Department of Education, the exhibition—featuring artwork from area schools—will be on display through March 28.

The men’s rugby team will play Montclair State University at noon at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.

Hida Viloria

Wednesday, March 26

Hida Viloria, an internationally renowned intersex activist, will give a lecture from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Rockefeller Hall Auditorium. A Latina writer, spokesperson, and activist, Viloria is the founder and director of Organisation Intersex International-USA, an organization that advocates for human rights of intersex persons in the United States. She is the first openly intersex person to speak at the United Nations and writes regularly for the Advocate, the Global Herald, and Ms. Viloria will talk about the biology of intersex identities and intersex rights activism.

Thursday, March 27

The English Department will host a reading and talk by Jennifer Finney Boylan from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Spitzer Auditorium. A national bestselling author, political activist, and professor at Colby College, Boylan will read excerpts from her autobiography She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, which has been praised as “frequently poignant.” She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, The Today Show, and NPR and was chosen as the first openly transgender co-chair of GLAAD’s National Board of Directors.

Gary Shteyngart

The Alex Krieger ’95 Memorial Fund presents an evening with Gary Shteyngart on the second floor of the Students’ Building from 8 to 9 pm. Shteyngart is a writer born in Leningrad, USSR, and his work has earned numerous awards, including the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, the Book-of-the-Month Club’s First Fiction Award, and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. Much of his writing is satirical and relies on the invention of elaborately fictitious yet somehow familiar places and times. Shteyngart currently teaches creative writing at Columbia University.

A screening of Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque’s new film The Longest Kiss will be at 7 pm in the Taylor Hall Auditorium.

Friday, March 28

Todd Knopke

The exhibition Deluge by New York artist Todd Knopke will open with a reception in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center atrium from 5:30 to 9 pm. Knopke will talk about his monumental, site-specific fabric collages, which will be installed on the two 30-foot walls in the atrium. The exhibit will be on view through July 20.  

The women’s lacrosse team will play Skidmore College at 4 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Gordon Field.  

Saturday, March 29

Two senior recitals will take place at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. From 1:30 to 3 pm, Aidan Kahn ’14, a tenor, will be assisted by Gregg Michalak and will perform works ranging from Fauré and Britten to selections from contemporary musicals such as Closer Than Ever and It’s Only Life. From 4 to 6 pm, Emily Breeze ’14, a mezzo-soprano, will perform the music of Mozart, Schubert, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. She will be assisted by Richard Mugavero on piano.

Jason Garfinkel

The women’s rugby team will play Fordham University at 11 am and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 12:30 pm at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm. The men’s baseball team will play St. Lawrence University at 1 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The men’s lacrosse team will play Skidmore College at 1 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Gordon Field. The women’s lacrosse team will play Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 2 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex’s Weinberg Turf Field.

Intermezzo, a ballet company founded in 2013 by soloist Craig Salstein, will perform at the Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Kenyon Hall, from 8 to 10 pm on Saturday and 2 to 4 pm on Sunday. Intermezzo features talented young dancers and choreographers based in New York City.

Sunday, March 30

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will host a drop-in drawing session from 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Permanent Collection Galleries. The museum’s art collection will provide the inspiration; staff will prepare materials and provide instruction suitable for ages 16 and up. The event is for beginners as well as accomplished artists.  

--Photo credits: Hilda Voloria and Todd Knopke courtesy of the subject; Gary Shteyngart by Bridgitte Lacombe; and Jason Garfinkel by Carlisle Stockton.