BC Announces Arts and Events for the 2015 Spring Semester

December 03, 2014

From 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 2015 spring 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.

Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who assumed duties as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander of U.S. European Command in May 2013, will speak on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Darryl Hill, who broke the color barrier in college athletics when he became the first African American scholarship athlete to play sports for the University of Maryland in 1963, will speak on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Just weeks after 9/11, Rais Bhuiyan was shot in the face by a white supremacist. He will speak on “The Healing and Transforming Power of Forgiveness” on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

A former official with the U.S. Defense and State departments, Dr. Jack Kangas, spent most of his professional career working on nuclear weapons policy planning. He will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

On Thursday, Feb. 12, Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, shares the compelling, moving and often hilarious stories of the women she met while in prison.

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in the Ukrainian culture, Nicole Yurcaba, a 2009 BC graduate, will read her poetry which brings together elements of Appalachian and Ukrainian culture on Monday, Feb. 16, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.

Dr. David Radcliff, a 1975 alumnus and director of the New Community Project, will share stories and photos from the front lines of the wars in Myanmar and South Sudan on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Carter Center.

On Monday, March 2, Bob Ladouceur, record-winning coach depicted in the film When the Game Stands Tall, will share what it takes for people to bring their “A” game with heart.

Tiger Orange, a film that tells the story of two estranged gay brothers who attempt to make amends, will be shown on Monday, March 16. A discussion with the director, Wade Gasque, and actor Mark Strano will follow.

Steve Kidd will present Sigh/Omelas, a solo performance inspired by his work at Camp Amerikids, a summer camp for children living with AIDS/HIV, on Thursday, March 19.

On Wednesday, March 25, Maggie Stiefvater, author of the Shiver trilogy, will present BC’s Alison Yowell Pazmino Memorial Fund for Student Education lecture.

On Wednesday, April 8, Bernice Steinhardt, president and chair of Art and Remembrance, will combine art with personal narrative in recognition of individual courage and resilience.

Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, will present “An Evening of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility and Radical Business Philosophy” on Thursday, April 16.

On Wednesday, April 22, Dr. Anne Schulherr Waters, a 1976 alumna, will present Bridgewater’s Earth Day convocation.

The spring schedule includes a wide variety of music programs, which will be held in Carter Center unless otherwise noted.

The Virginia Sinfonietta, an ensemble consisting of performers and composers representing the faculties of James Madison University, Shenandoah University, the University of Richmond, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech, will perform on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The BC Concert Choir, Chorale, Gospel Choir, A Cappella Choir, Jazz Ensemble and jazz combos will present a concert on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m.

A Gospel Extravaganza will be held Saturday, March 28, at 3 p.m. in Cole Hall featuring Bridgewater College’s Gospel Choir.

The BC Jazz Ensemble will perform on Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. in Cole Hall.

The BC Symphonic Band will give a concert on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in Cole Hall.

The New Orchestra of Washington will present fresh interpretations of classic works on Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m.

The Bridgewater College Chorale and Concert Choir will present a concert on Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Theatre at Bridgewater College will present I and You by Lauren Gunderson at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 - 28 and at 3 p.m. on March 1, in Cole Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and non-BC students. 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.