April 22-29: 8 Days of Peformances and Academic Celebrations
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 [8:06 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The period of April
22-29 will be eight days of celebration at Lindsey Wilson College
as the liberal arts community will recognize academic achievement,
give thanks to its benefactors, produce a romantic comedy, hear a
student piano recital and participate in a 100-voice performance of
the "Hallelujah" chorus from the Messiah.
Honors Symposium: April 22
Events get underway Tuesday, April 22,
with the R.V. Bennett Honors Program's annual "Spring
Honors Symposium." The two-day event -- which will be held
April 22 and April 29 -- will feature 18 LWC students, who will
present research work on topics ranging from biology to political
Maine: April 23-25,
The Theatre Program's production of John
Cariani's romantic comedy Almost, Maine opens Wednesday,
April 23, at 7 p.m. CT in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson
St. Performances will also be at 7 p.m. CT April 24-25 and 2 p.m.
CT April 27. It is directed by LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre
In the decade since it premiered, Almost, Maine
has become a popular production in regional theater as well as on
U.S. college campuses.
"The most interesting thing about this play is the way
that each scene can be interpreted," said LWC junior
Jeremy Cloyd of Tompkinsville, Ky., who plays two
characters in Almost, Maine. "All of the characters talk
about each other. Every character talks about a character that
you've either just met or are going to meet in a different scene,
but you never really have that full interaction. So everything that
happens is up to the interpretation of the audience, and that's
really cool as an actor to do."
Honors Convocation &
Founders' Day: April 24
Honors Convocation will be held at 3:30 p.m. CT
Thursday, April 24, in Biggers Sports Center. The
annual event will feature more than a couple dozen academic awards
and department honors as well as the naming of the President's
Award, an award given to the LWC senior who in the judgment of the
president personifies the LWC spirit.
The college's annual Founders' Day
Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. CT that evening in Roberta
D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive.
The keynote address will be given by LWC alumnus Bruce
Harris of Birmingham, Ala.
Harris, who is a professional affairs specialist with
Alabama-based American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc., graduated
from LWC in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in biology with minor in
chemistry and Christian ministries. He earned a doctorate of
pharmacy from Samford (Ala.) University, where he attended its McWhorter
School of Pharmacy.
"The life I know and that I enjoy is far better because
of my experience at Lindsey Wilson College," said Harris, who grew
up in Bandana, Ky. "It is difficult for me to articulate what an
indelible impact Lindsey Wilson College left on my life. It's hard
to put into words how you take a student like myself, who grew up
on a free-lunch program in school, did fairly well at Lindsey
Wilson and then went on to pharmacy school at Samford. None of that
would have taken place if Lindsey Wilson College had not been part
of the equation."
'Spring Music Gala':
The LWC choral program will give its final performance of the
school year at 6:30 p.m. CT Sunday, April 27, at
Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville St. The
"Spring Music Gala" will feature both LWC choral
groups -- the Lindsey Wilson Singers and the Lindsey Wilson Concert
Choir -- and also a string orchestra. Selections to be performed
include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Te Deum and Georg
Philipp Telemann's Laudate Jehovam. The concert is free
and open to the public.
The concert will conclude with a more than 100-voice
performance of the "Hallelujah" chorus from George Frideric
"This is a preparation, if you will, for next December,"
said LWC Associate Professor of Music Gerald Chafin, who will
conduct the concert. "Because of the success of the
'Messiah Sing' in December 2012, we have made a commitment
to our campus and the community to present a 'Messiah
Sing' with full orchestra every December of an even-numbered year.
In preparation for that this December, at the end of this year's
spring concert we are inviting more than 100 people from the campus
community to join the Singers and Concert Choir in a performance of
the 'Hallelujah' chorus."
Student Recital: April
Before the conclusion of the Bennett Honors Program's symposium on
Tuesday, April 29, LWC sophomore Hannah
Warren of Columbia will present a solo piano recital of
music by Mozart, Domenico Scarlatti, Frederic Chopin and Johannes
Brahms. The recital -- which is free and open to the public -- will
be at 7 p.m. CT Monday, April 28, in W.W. Slider
Humanities Center Recital Hall, 155 Blue Raider Drive.
Honors Symposium Schedule
All presentations will be given in
the J.L. Turner Leadership Center, 100 Blue Raider Drive. All
presentations are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 22
3:30-5 p.m. CT
Session I: J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room
Kailyn Conner of Albany, Ky.
"Impact of the Violence Against Women Act"
Lorran Hart of Gamaliel,,
"The Battle of Algiers: Examining Its Applicability and
Jonathan Joseph of Louisville,
"The Validity of Stanley Elkin's Slavery Thesis"
Brooke Lee of Raywick, Ky.
"Ethics and the Criminal Justice System"
Session II: J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room
Paige Lewis of Waverly, Ky.
"How to Increase the Solubility of the Anti-Cancer Drug
Wendy Price of Berea, Ky.
"Systematically Modulating the Physical Properties of an
Luke Royal of Owensboro,
"Macroscopic Plant Fluorescence"
Tuesday, April 22
3:30-5 p.m. CT
Session III: J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room
Troy Butler of Albany, Ky.
"A Psychological Perspective on Social Acceptance"
Brittany Dean of Louisville,
"Methadone: Physical and Psychological
Candace Kimball of Willisburg,
"Concerns of Mathematics Educators"
Aqualyn Williams of Owensboro,
"Chimeras: The Phenomenon"
Aimee Young of Edmonton,
"DNA Evidence: Concrete or Not?"
Session IV: J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 215
Taylor Daley of Battletown, Ky.
"Modern Effects of Hispanic Stereotypes"
Molly Kirby of Waynesburg,
"Comparisons and Contrasts of Slavery and the
Catherine Marrinan of Springfield,
"The Significance of Literature: Richard Wright's
Native Son and How It Combats Racist Stereotypes of the
Violent Black Male"
Helena McCowan of Danville,
"Teen Parents in Kentucky"
Rebekah Sanders of Waynesville,
"The Use of Verbs in the Appalachian Dialect"
Jacob Saylor of Louisville,
"Confederate Secret Service Involvement in Plotting to
Assassinate Abraham Lincoln"
For more information about the presentations, contact
Professor of Communication Greg Phelps at phelpsg@ lindsey or