Oh, the things you'll see.

If you are coming for an Evening at Eckerd visit you have lots of options for other college events you can enjoy. All events are subject to change, so please check the Events@Eckerd calendar for up to date information prior to your visit.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Zack Browning, University of Illinois - Music and Numbers

Zack Browning, University of Illinois - Music and Numbers
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Roberts Music Center 104, 1:40 - 3:10pm

Take a fascinating look at numbers in music through the use of golden section proportions, ancient Chinese magic squares, and feng shui in music by James Brown, Phil Collins, Eminem, Peter Maxwell Davies, Claude Debussy and Zack Browning.
Browning is a composer whose music has been described as "way-cool in attitude...speed-demon music" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and "propulsive, giddy, rocking...a rush of cyclic riffs and fractured meters" (The New York Times). The Irish Times has proclaimed he is "bringing together the procedures of high musical art with the taste of popular culture."

Part of the College Program Series.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
ASPEC Forum: Donald Eastman, "Conversation with the President"

ASPEC Forum: Donald Eastman, "Conversation with the President"
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Lewis House, 4:00 - 5:30pm

"Conversation with the President" - Dr. Donald R. Eastman III, president of Eckerd College. This forum is free and open to the public.

Dr. Donald R. Eastman III was appointed the fourth president of Eckerd College in July 2001. Before his appointment, Dr. Eastman served ten years at the University of Georgia, as Vice President for Development and University Relations and as Vice President for Strategic Planning and Public Affairs. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy and English from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in English at the University of Florida. He has published articles and essays on higher education, international education, and English literature.

In 2009, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) bestowed on President Eastman the 2009 CASE III National Chief Executive Leadership Award, a prestigious national award recognizing outstanding leadership and service in support of education. In December of the same year, the City of St. Petersburg City Council presented President Eastman with the Key to the City.

Part of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC) Public Forum Series.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Arabic Movie Night: "Amreeka"

Arabic Movie Night: "Amreeka"
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Miller Auditorium, 6:00 - 8:00pm

"Amreeka" - Arabic Movie Night is free and open to Eckerd students ONLY.

Eager to provide a better future for her son Fadi, divorcée Muna leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of America's war in Iraq. Now, the duo must reinvent their lives with some help from Muna's sister, Raghda and brother-in-law, Nabeel. Directed by Cherien Dabis (Arabic with English subtitles. 96 minutes. 2009)

Sponsored by the Eckerd College Arabic Club. Part of the College Program Series.

Friday, March 30, 2012
Spring Wellness Fair

Spring Wellness Fair
Friday, March 30, 2012
GO Pavilion, 11am - 2pm

Spring Wellness Fair - featuring a variety of wellness organizations from the Tampa Bay community. Free and open to the public.Sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion.

Part of the College Program Series.

Friday, March 30, 2012
International Cinema Series: The Skin I Live In

International Cinema Series: The Skin I Live In
Friday, March 30, 2012
Miller Auditorium, 7:00 - 9:00pm

The Skin I Live In
Directed by Pedro Almodovar (Spanish with English subtitles, 117m, 2011)
A brilliant and obsessed plastic surgeon designs the perfect synthetic skin, and tests it on the mysterious woman he holds captive in his home.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Steven Chase, "The Global Transition Movement: Innovative Local Responses to Peak Oil and Climate Disruption"

Steven Chase, "The Global Transition Movement: Innovative Local Responses to Peak Oil and Climate Disruption"
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Miller Auditorium, 7:30 - 9:00pm

"The Global Transition Movement: Innovative Local Responses to Peak Oil and Climate Disruption" - Steven Chase, founding director, Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability, Antioch University New England. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The international Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging local communities in a fun, visionary, and participatory process of community redevelopment. The vision is that all communities in the world will engage its collective creativity to help unleash an extraordinary and historic transition to a future beyond fossil fuels; to a more vibrant, abundant and resilient local economy; which includes an expansion of local, sustainable agriculture; and to a renewed cultural way of life that is ultimately preferable to the present mass consumer society.

Steve Chase is a co-founder of the Transition Keene Task Force and the co-coordinator of the Quakers In Transition, an online project of the Earthcare Ministries Committee of New England Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Sponsored by Environmental Studies. Part of the College Program Series and 2011-12 Presidential Events Series, "Environmental Challenges, Sustainable Solutions."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
ASPEC Forum: Kent Lydecker, "Art Museums: Objects, People and Communities"

ASPEC Forum: Kent Lydecker, "Art Museums: Objects, People and Communities"
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Lewis House, 4:00 - 5:30pm

"Art Museums: Objects, People and Communities" - Kent Lydecker, director, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg. This forum is free and open to the public.

Appointed in October 2010, Kent Lydecker is the only the fifth director in the Museum of Fine Art's 45-year history. Dr. Lydecker's experience includes 18 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and additional positions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art in Wash., D.C.

Beginning in 1990 as Deputy Director for Education for the Metropolitan, Dr. Lydecker became Associate Director for Education in 1993, and in 2004, was named the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Associate Director for Education. He managed 70 full-time and 250 part-time staff and was responsible for a $12-13 million budget. The Metropolitan presented more than 20,000 programs annually during his tenure.

Dr. Lydecker's exceptional background encompasses art historical research, educational programming and outreach, fund-raising and donor relations, a building expansion, administration, and strategic planning.

Part of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC) Public Forum Series.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The 2010-2011 Arab Spring in Retrospect

The 2010-2011 Arab Spring in Retrospect
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Miller Auditorium, 6:30 - 8:30pm

"The 2011 Arab Spring in Retrospect"--Fait Muedini, Eckerd College Assistant Professor of Political Science.

This lecture will examine the events that led to the protests (and revolutions) throughout a range of states in North Africa and the Middle East (with primary attention on Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria); the role of outside states (including but not limited to 'Western' states) in relation to overall politics of the region; and a discussion of the post-revolution elections in Egypt and Tunisia as well as the current political situations in the respective states. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha.

April 2012
Theatre: "Dark Story or Stories for Boys"

Theatre: "Dark Story or Stories for Boys"
April 2012
Bininger Theatre, 8:00 - 9:30pm

"Dark Play or Stories for Boys" by Carlos Murillo
April 4, 5, 11, 12, 13 & 14 at 8 p.m.
April 14 & 15 at 2 p.m.
*There are no performances on Good Friday (April 6) or on Easter Sunday (April 8)
Directed by Gavin Hawk, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Eckerd College.
Admission: $10, general public; $5 Eckerd community; $1 Eckerd students.

A tale of deception, fluid personality and sexual license in the Internet age, "Dark Play" examines what happens when the real world and virtual world collide.

Part of the College Program Series.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
John Blair, Poetry Reading

John Blair, Poetry Reading
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Triton Room, 6:00 - 7:00pm

John Blair, winner if the 2011 Tampa Review Poetry Prize, reads from his work. This reading is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Creative Writing discipline.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"Why Feminism Matters"

"Why Feminism Matters"
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Fox Hall, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Jessica Valenti, journalist, author of "Full Frontal Feminism" and "The Purity Myth," and founder of the blog Feministing.com. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Jessica Valenti offers a fourth-wave feminist look at American pop culture, women's health and reproductive rights, and violence against women. She reveals the various ways a woman's worth is still tied up with her sexuality rather than her intelligence or character, and challenges young women to consider why feminism still matters to them.

Sponsored by the Women's Resources Committee, Student Affairs, the Center for Spiritual Life and the Office of the President. Part of the College Program Series.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Career Fair

Career Fair
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Fox Hall, 11am - 2pm

Eckerd College Career Fair - an annual event designed to expose students to career opportunities in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Students have the opportunity to meet employers, ask questions, and network with businesses and organizations looking to hire. Open to Eckerd College students.

Sponsored by Career Services. Part of the College Program Series.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Earth Fest

Earth Fest
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Hough Quad, 12 - 5pm

Earth Fest is an annual event organized and funded by Earth Society in order to jumpstart the celebration for Earth Day. This event is free and open to the public as a way to bring together the Eckerd College community and the larger community of St. Petersburg. Booths will be set up for local environmentally-based or environmentally-focused vendors to present their initiatives and speak to visitors about their work. We anticipate live music and hopefully at least one guest speaker to attend and speak about Earth Day and why it is important that we celebrate it.

This event will be hosted by the Eckerd College Earth Society. Part of the College Program Series.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"Know Your Rights: Changes in Florida Voting Laws"

"Know Your Rights: Changes in Florida Voting Laws"
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Miller Auditorium, 7:30 - 9pm

"Know Your Rights: Changes in Florida Voting Laws" - Representative from the Office of the Supervisor of Elections for Pinellas County. This lecture is free and open to the public.

2011 saw an array of changes to Florida election laws regarding early voting, voter registration, and voter mobility. At the same time, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida State Legislature did not implement a popular state referendum passed by Florida voters in the November of 2010 to outlaw gerrymandering, a political technique applied to electoral redistricting in order to the benefit the ruling political party in the coming election. Since 2012 is an election year, these topics are of vital importance for voters. Ultimately, these new laws directly affect voters' rights in the state of Florida. During this discussion, a representative from the Pinellas County Office of the Supervisor of Elections will inform students about these changes in Florida election procedures and what they mean for the 2012 Presidential Election.

Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha. Part of the College Program Series.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Brian McLaren, "Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World"

Brian McLaren, "Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World"
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Fox Hall, 7 - 8:30pm

"Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Walk Into a Bar: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World" - Brian McLaren, activist and bestselling author

Brian McLaren will present a diagnosis of the problem of interreligious conflict – not the differences among faiths, but a common characteristic they share. He will outline a plan by which Christian leaders can move beyond both hostile religious absolutism and weak religious relativism, embodying a new kind of Christian identity, robust and benevolent, strong and hospitable. The lecture will also be of interest to people of other faiths as well as persons who are interested in the role of religion in society. Brian's dozen-plus books include "A New Kind of Christianity," "A Generous Orthodoxy," and most recently, "Naked Spirituality." He is a former pastor and college English teacher.

Part of the Center for Spiritual Life Burchenal Lecture Series and College Program Series.

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Peter Malinverni, Jazz Pianist

Peter Malinverni, Jazz Pianist
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Roberts Music Center 104, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Pete Malinverni is a jazz pianist whose CDs have been chosen for "Year's Best" lists in jazz and general publications alike, many having resided in the top 10 for airplay nationally. He has written for and recorded as leader in the solo piano trio, quartet, quintet, gospel choir and big band formats, also working arranger/musical director for singers.
Pete has received many performance and composition grants, and is a contributor to "Rhythms of the Game," the new book by his composition student and former New York Yankee, Bernie Williams, and Purchase College faculty members Dave Gluck and Bob Thompson. A member of the Jazz Studies Faculty in the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, he founded and directs the Soul Voices, a diverse student choir with the mission to explore the music of the African-American tradition.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
"Feminist Chauvinist Pigs"

"Feminist Chauvinist Pigs"
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Fox Hall, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Ariel Levy, author of "Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture," and a contributing editor to "The New Yorker." This lecture is free and open to the public.

Ariel Levy offers a powerful critique of the "raunch culture" and the commercialization of women's bodies and sexuality in American society. From Brittany Spears to "Girls Gone Wild," Levy shows how women participate in their own sexual objectification and challenges us to think more deeply about what true liberation for women means today.

Sponsored by the Women's Resources Committee, Student Affairs, the Center for Spiritual Life and the Office of the President. Part of the College Program Series.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Arabic Movie Night: "Captain Abu Raed"

Arabic Movie Night: "Captain Abu Raed"
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Miller Auditorium, 6:00 - 8:00pm

"Captain Abu Raed" - Arabic Movie Night is free and open to Eckerd students ONLY.

An aging airport janitor who is mistaken for an airline pilot by a group of poor neighborhood children weaves fantastical stories to offer hope for a sad, and sometimes unchangeable, reality. Directed by Amin Matalqa, Arabic with English subtitles, 102 minutes, 2007.

Sponsored by the Eckerd College Arabic Club. Part of the College Program Series.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Festival of Cultures

Festival of Cultures
Friday, April 27, 2012
Hough Quad, 4:00 - 7:00pm

A celebration of cultures that represents the diversity of Eckerd's student body as well as students' interest in other parts of the globe. Sponsored by the International Students Program and International Student Association.

Part of the College Program Series.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Commencement 2012

Commencement 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
South Beach Field, 8:00 - 11:00am

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