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Upcoming March Events at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Bard College at Simon’s Rock announces upcoming March events. All events listed are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. From visual and performing arts to lectures and readings, the Simon’s Rock campus offers residents numerous opportunities to delve into cultural events—free of charge. For more event information, or parking instructions, visit the College’s frequently updated online calendar.


“Our Father”- a staged reading
Friday, March 11, 2011 • 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 12 • 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — Black Box Theater, Daniel Arts Center

Summer Plouffe Vogel's thesis performance is an original play written and directed by Vogel. The play stars:
Taryn Bromser-Kloeden
Amanda Rowe-Van Allen
Mia Kang
Isaac Brosilow
Li Goldberg
Moses Sukin
Tara Turnbull

The Stage Manager is Kristen Nash.


Dr. Yvonne Thornton: “Women Write the World”– A Discussion
Saturday, March 12, 2011 • 3:00 pm
The Du Bois Center, 684 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA

Dr. Thornton is the author of the best-selling The Ditchdigger’s Daughters, which was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, translated into 19 languages, and made into a television movie. The sequel, Something to Prove: A Daughter's Journey to Fulfill a Father's Legacy, was published in 2010. Dr. Thornton is the first African-American woman to be Board certified in High-Risk obstetrics.

Presented by the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Simon’s Rock, and The Du Bois Center.
$5 admission

For more information:
duboiscenter@gmail.com
Contact: Randy F. Weinstein
Phone: 413-644-9595
On the web: duboiscentergb.org


SUPERHERO MUSICAL: An original musical by Stephanie Waldo
Thesis performance, with musical direction by Gigi Teeley
Saturday, March 12, 2011 • 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Performance Center, Student Union

The musical features:
Nora Benedict
Miles Wilcox
Sarah Connor
Desiree Joyfrias
Clelia Sweeney
Satya Tabachnick
Quinn Wasson
Jehan Worthy
Mariah Jeremiah


Lecture by Dr. Fadhel Kaboub: Living in a Bankstas' Paradise: Wall Street after the Subprime Financial Crisis
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 • 7:30 p.m.
Clark Auditorium, Fisher Science and Academic Center

Dr. Fadhel Kaboub is Assistant Professor of economics at Denison University (OH) and Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College (NY), the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (MO), and the International Economic Policy Institute (Ontario, Canada). Dr. Kaboub’s research is in the Post Keynesian and Institutionalist tradition in the fields of macroeconomic theory and policy, monetary theory and policy, and economic development, with a particular emphasis on job creation programs and social justice through full employment. Dr. Kaboub's regional expertise is on the economies of the United States and the Middle East and North Africa (especially Tunisia). His work has been published in the Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Radical Political Economics, Review of Social Economy, International Journal of Political Economy, and International Labour Review. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Review of Radical Political Economics since 2006, and has been the book review editor of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter since 2007.


Lecture by Dr. Fadhel Kaboub: The Political Economy of the Jasmine Revolution: Tunisia's Struggle for Prosperity and Dignity
Thursday, March 17 • 4:00 p.m.
Clark Auditorium, Fisher Science and Academic Center

Dr. Fadhel Kaboub is Assistant Professor of economics at Denison University (OH) and Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College (NY), the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (MO), and the International Economic Policy Institute (Ontario, Canada). Dr. Kaboub’s research is in the Post Keynesian and Institutionalist tradition in the fields of macroeconomic theory and policy, monetary theory and policy, and economic development, with a particular emphasis on job creation programs and social justice through full employment. Dr. Kaboub's regional expertise is on the economies of the United States and the Middle East and North Africa (especially Tunisia). His work has been published in the Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Radical Political Economics, Review of Social Economy, International Journal of Political Economy, and International Labour Review. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Review of Radical Political Economics since 2006, and has been the book review editor of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter since 2007.


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: New Media Night
Marketing Strategies and online resources for the rural writer
Thursday, March 17 • 6:00 p.m.
Clark Auditorium, Fisher Science and Academic Center

A panel of writers and publishers discuss the ways they have used social media to bridge the gap between writer, reader, town, and country.

  • Local fiction writer, Courtney Maum will discuss the various ways she has built a literary community outside of academia and the omnipresent MFA program, including online workshops such as Gotham Writers’ Workshop and Zoetrope’s Online Studio, online forums, self-publishing and writers’ conferences.
  • Local non-fiction writer, Alana Chernila discusses her unexpected journey from Farmer's Market vendor, to food blogger, to cookbook author. Her first cookbook is forthcoming in the spring of 2012 with Clarkson Potter.
  • Eugenie Sills, founder and publisher of The Women’s Times and consultant on social media strategy and content, will discuss the authenticity of social media and how online tools can be used to grow a community, a career, or an organization.
  • David Lamb, owner of Vantage Press, Inc., America’s oldest self-publishing corporation, will talk about the changing status of self-publishing within the evolving trade publishing environment. Is there still a stigma attaching to paying to publish with a so-called vanity press?
  • Local publicist, freelance writer and social networking fiend Jaclyn Stevenson will talk about social media tools and tactics for writers and explain just what people mean nowadays by the word "platform."

The event will be followed by a Q&A session. All writers, regardless of genre, are encouraged to attend to learn more about how they can share their writing with the world.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS


Photography Class Projects on View at the Daniel Arts Center
Through Thursday, March 17, 2011 — Lower lobby of the Daniel Arts Center

Projects from the fall course "Beyond 35mm Photography," taught by Adjunct Professor Laura Gail Tyler, are on view in the lower lobby of the Daniel Arts Center. Come take a look at the accomplished work of the following photography students:
Grace Adams
Heather Cuevas
Teegan Jansen
Colleen Marshall
Lorenzo Rivera
Sara Wallach
Eliana Williamson
Lucy Zipple


Maria Egger: Thesis - Art Exhbition
March 27 – April 2 — Lower lobby of the Daniel Arts Center


Through Friday, March 18, 2011 — The Atrium Gallery, Alumni Library
Anna Dibble: Canines & Primates

Anna Dibble’s evolving bestiary is inspired by her love of comics, food, natural history and mythology. Her current subject – Canines and Primates – reflects her view of modern life: Dogs, dog people and humor as a metaphor for our rather nonsensical human condition. Her latest works will be exhibited at the Atrium Gallery at Bard College at Simon’s Rock through March 18, 2011.

For more about the artist, visit www.annadibble.com.

The Atrium Gallery is located within the Alumni Library at Simon’s Rock. The gallery is open during regular library hours while the college is in session: weekdays 8:30 a.m. – midnight and weekends 11:00 a.m. - midnight.

Exhibitions Office: 413.528.7389

Contact: Margaret Cherin, Exhibitions Curator, mcherin@simons-rock.edu


For a complete listing of events or more information, please visit: http://www.simons-rock.edu/events. Event dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Visit the website for the most up-to-date information.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s only college designed expressly to educate bright, highly motivated students after the tenth or eleventh grade. Founded in 1966 as the nation’s first and only early college, Simon’s Rock joined the Bard College system in 1979. It maintains its own campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (the heart of the culture-rich Berkshires), and unique identity as a supportive intellectual home for early college students. Bard College at Simon’s Rock enrolls approximately 450 full-time students, and grants both Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 academic concentrations.