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Bridgewater College announces events for fall semester


Bridgewater College Announces Arts and Events for the 2014 Fall Semester


bridgewaterFrom lectures by featured speakers to music performances and theater productions, Bridgewater College offers a wide range of arts and events for the community to enjoy during the 2014 fall semester.

International, national and local guests will serve as special speakers. All presentations will be at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall unless otherwise noted.

Heather Abbott, a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Dr. Elaine Richardson, author of PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life,” will speak on Friday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m.

On Monday, Sept. 8, Dr. Russell De Young, a senior research scientist in the Science Directorate of NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., will speak.

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Alvaro Llamos and Shawn Simons, survivors of the 2000 Seton Hall University fire, will present “After the Fire.”

Izidor Ruckel, one of thousands of orphans discovered by the American media when Romania opened its doors to the foreign press in 1990, will speak on Monday, Sept. 15.

Amir Windom, a record executive who received a 2014 Oscar-nomination for “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Scarlett Lewis, mother of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, Jesse Lewis, will speak on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Douglas Allison, a BC graduate and the deputy assistant secretary responsible for high threat posts for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the U.S. State Department, will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Veronica Spencer and David Lacks Jr., two members of the Lacks family featured in Rebecca Skloot’s bestseller,The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 2.

Van Jones, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire and president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, will speak on Monday, Oct. 6.

Bas Lansdorp, a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur who is co-founder and CEO of Mars One, will speak onWednesday, Oct. 8.

Scott Jost, associate professor of art at Bridgewater College, will discuss his recent book, Shenandoah Valley Apples, on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, professor of history in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., and author of Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

BC alumna Alex Murphy, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Africa, will speak on Sunday, Oct. 26 in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.

BC alumnus Peter Barlow, a former Peace Corps volunteer in the Municipality of Babatngon on Leyte Island in the Philippines, will speak on Monday, Oct. 27 in the Carter Center.

Ted & Company TheatreWorks will present “Jesus Stories” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Carter Center, as part of Fall Spiritual Focus.

Dr. Hope Harrison, author of the book, Driving the Soviets Up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Jeff Alt, hiking expert and author of A Walk for Sunshine, Four Boots One Journey and Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The fall schedule includes a wide variety of music programs, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Carter Center unless otherwise noted.

Dr. Larry Taylor, associate professor of music at Bridgewater College, will present an organ recital, “Bells, Bizet and Buster!” on Sunday, Aug. 31, in Cole Hall.

The Kandinsky Trio, who will perform Thursday, Nov. 6, draws in audiences with its passionate performances of masterworks and innovative ideas in re-defining chamber music.

The BC Concert Choir, Chorale and Oratorio Choir will present a concert on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m.

The BC Symphonic Band will give a concert on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. , in Cole Hall.

The Rose Ensemble will present a concert on Monday, Nov. 17. The ensemble reawakens the ancient with vocal music that stirs the emotions, challenges the mind and lifts the spirit.

Bridgewater College will host a holiday extravaganza on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. Enjoy a traditional holiday celebration featuring classic Christmas music.

Theatre at Bridgewater College will present “Agamemnon” by Steven Berkoff, freely adapted from Aeschylus, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 6 – 8 and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9, in Cole Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and non-BC students. Tickets go on sale one hour before the performance. This production is directed by Dr. Scott Cole, associate professor of theater at Bridgewater College.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate students.



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