Celebrating Women’s History Month

During Women’s History Month, Converse College celebrates the achievements of women – past, present, and future-with a number of on-campus events:

Sat., March 1
Faculty Recital: Dr. Susan Lyle, soprano, and Dr. Melanie Foster Taylor, piano
8:00 p.m.; Daniel Recital Hall, Blackman Music Building

Sat., March 1 – Sun., March 2
Theatre/Converse presents the student-directed “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery;”8:00 p.m. on Saturday; 3:00 p.m. on Sunday
Hazel B. Abbott Theatre, Wilson Hall.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for students, $2 for groups of 10 or more. For reservations, call 596-9068.

Mon., March 3
Changing Times, Changeless Times Tea
3:30 p.m.; Mary Gee Dining Hall, Wilson Hall
Join five Converse College Alumnae, who graduated in the mid-40’s, as they share their recollections of WWII and how the Converse campus supported those who were serving in the military. For more information, call 596-9078.

Tues., March 4 – Thurs., March 27
Spartanburg Women Artists Invitational featuring the works of Betty Bramlett, Claire Hopkins, Carol Augthan, and Mary Ellen Suitt.
6:30- 8:30 p.m.; Milliken Gallery, Milliken Fine Arts Building
An opening reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 4 in the gallery.
For more information, call 596-9181.

Fri., March 7
Concert, Cavani String Quartet in concert
8:00 p.m.; Daniel Recital Hall, Blackman Music Building.
Free Admission.
Since their 1987 New York debut, they have won the hearts of audiences across the country with their unique blend of energy and lyricism. The Quartet performs regularly on major concert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe. Appearances include the Carnegie Hall Centennial Series and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Ambassador Series in Los Angeles, Muziekcentrum De Ijsbreker in Amsterdam, and Festival de L’Epau in France.

Wed., March 12 – Thurs., March 13
Shakespeare Festival featuring The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express
March 12: Shakespeare Express performs “The Taming of the Shrew” at 7:30 p.m. in Twichell Auditorium;
March 13: Shakespeare Express performs “The Taming of the Shrew” at 10 a.m. in Twichell Auditorium; (This show is a half-hour shorter than the evening show and is geared toward high school students).
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students with ID.

Sat., March 15
Daryle Rice in Concert
8:00 p.m.; Hazel B. Abbott Theatre in Wilson Hall
Tickets are $10; For reservations, call 596-9725.

Mon., March 17
Converse Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Converse students and 2002 Artist Competition Winners : Anna Steenerson, Soprano, and Christina Marini, piano (also Andrew Bolden, tenor);
8:00 p.m. in Twichell Auditorium; Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students.

Wed., March 19
From Slayage to Scoobies: Language and Community in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Converse College will host Drs. Michael Adams of Duke University and Anita Rose of Converse College for a presentation exploring the effects Buffy has had on contemporary culture.
The presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m in Daniel Recital Hall (located in the Blackman Music Building) and is free of charge.

Thurs., March 20
A Walking Tour of the Galaxy; 7:30 p.m.; Room 217, Kuhn Hall
Join guest speaker, Dr. Eileen Friel, from the National Science Foundation, as she guides us through the marvels of our Milky Way Galaxy. No admission charge.

Mon., March 31
Nostalgia for Origins in a Fast Food Culture: Young Women, Food, and Memory in the Contemporary South
Based on the narratives of food-related memories collecte

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