FALL 2014 SERIES

TICKET INFORMATION:

  • TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY- please bring your printed ticket or have your scannable Eventbrite barcode ready at the door
  • Complimentary Parking will be available for each event on the 6th level of Parking Structure 1 (there is only one parking structure on campus).  Look for the "Arts and Lectures" signage once you arrive on campus to lead you to the event.  If you already have a parking pass, please leave the lot open for those who do not.
  • Students are only permitted one "free" ticket. Please refund your free ticket on Eventbrite if you cannot attend so others can enjoy the event!
  • If ticketholders are not seated 5 minutes prior to the beginning of a performance, Arts & Lectures reserves the right to offer that seat to another guest.

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Multilingual Education for Achievement - SOLD OUT!
Presented by Stephen Krashen
Monday September 15th @ 6pm in Arts 240

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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boasting more than four out of ten residents living in multilingual households, the time to replace California’s outdated language education policy is now!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, 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.

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $7.50
Community Members - $15
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Ballet Folklórico Tierra Caliente - SOLD OUT!
Cultivating Education throught the Arts: The History of Mexico on Stage
Tuesday September 23rd @ 7pm in Arts 111

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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. 

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $7.50
Community Members - $15
Kids 12 and Under - FREE

To learn more about this performance, please visit the BFTC website here

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Relay: Discovering New Species - SOLD OUT!
Presented by Margit Galanter
Tuesday September 30th @ 7pm in Arts 111

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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)

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $7.50
SDSU Students with ID - $5
Community Members - $15
Kids 12 and Under - FREE with free ticket to scan at the door

To learn more about this performance, please visit Margit Galanter's RELAY website here

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A Land Twice Promised
Presented by Noa Baum
Wednesday October 8th @ 6pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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Storyteller Noa Baum, an Israeli who began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman, weaves together their memories and their mothers' stories in this compelling and internationally acclaimed one-woman show.  Enacting the perspectives of several different people, she creates a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory histories and emotions that surround Jerusalem for Jewish Israelis and Palestinians.  For ages 12 and up.

Co-Sponsored by the Global Studies Program

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $6
Community Members - $12

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

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Spider Woman: La Mujer Araña
Presented by Sonia Gutiérrez with musical accompaniment by CSUSM alum Paulino Mendoza 
Wednesday October 15th @ 6pm in Arts 240

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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!

Co-sponsored by: Latino Association of Faculty & Staff (LAFS), College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), the Office of Diversity, Women’s Studies, Modern Language Studies, Literature & Writing Studies, and Sociology Departments.

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $7.50
Community Members - $15

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

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Protecting the Future from Ourselves:  
International Climate Negotiations at a Crossroads
Presented by Professor Andrew Light
Thursday October 16th @ 6pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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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 Campus Initiative Programs and the Political Science and Global Studies Departments

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $7.50
Community Members - $15
Kids 12 and Under - FREE with free ticket to scan at the door

To learn more about Professor Andrew Light, please visit his bio here.

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The Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the US
Presented by Dr. Louie F. Rodriguez
Monday October 20th @ 6pm in Arts 240

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Dr. Louie F. Rodriguez is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Curriculum at CSU, San Bernardino and author of The Time is Now: Understanding and Responding to the Black and Latina/o Dropout Crisis in the US.  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 US.  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.  

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $7.50
Community Members - $15
Kids 12 and Under - FREE with free ticket to scan at the door

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Recent Nuclear Negotiations between Iran and P5+1, Policy Implications for the Middle East and Beyond
Presented by Mehdi Sarram
Tuesday October 21st @ 6pm in the Clarke Field House 113

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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 US to work in senior management positions with Raytheon, Duke Energy and AREVA. 

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $5
Community Members - $10
Kids 12 and Under - FREE with free ticket to scan at the door

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Howard Anton Duncan Presents:
Time Capsule of Music: 1900-1930
with special guests Rick Hall & Mandy Paige Bayless
Tuesday October 28th @ 7pm in Arts 111

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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.

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $5
Community Members - $10
Kids 12 and Under - FREE with free ticket to scan at the door

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

Event Date has Changed!  This event will now take place on 
Wednesday October 29th @ 6:00pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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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 and Ethnic Studies Programs

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $7.50
Community Members - $15

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

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V. Nigel Taylor as Hogwarts Professor Severus Snape, Live and in Person!  
Tuesday November 4th @ 6:30pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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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.

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $7.50
Community Members - $15
Kids 12 and Under- $5

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Enlisting a Nation:
Faculty Perspectives on World War I
Tuesday November 18th @ 6pm in the University Student Union Ballroom

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, this faculty panel will bring together a broad range of research and perspectives on WWI 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 Library's curated collection of propaganda posters in conjunction with the panel.

Ticket Prices:
CSUSM Students – FREE
CSUSM Faculty & Staff - $5
Community Members - $10
Kids 12 and Under - FREE with free ticket to scan at the door

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