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RIT Performing Arts Fall Open House & BBQ
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:30pm

Join us on Thursday, August 30 at 2:30 PM in McKenzie Commons (1st Floor, Liberal Arts Hall) to enjoy some free food (first come, first served), meet new friends, and to learn more about the RIT Performing Arts Program's offerings and happenings! Open to all RIT students. Interpreters available upon request. Questions? Contact performingarts@rit.edu (Thursday, August 30th, 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Other McKenzie Commons, College of Liberal Arts)

CoLA Welcome Back Bash
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

Faculty & Staff welcome all the College of Liberal Arts students back with pizza, drinks, music & fun. (Thursday, September 6th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Other Outside of Liberal Arts Hall - Stan McKenzie Commons)

Hale Lecture Series
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

Thursday, September 6th 4-5:30 PM Liberal Arts Hall Room A205 (Basement Level)   Kenneth W. Stikkers Southern Illinois University Department of Philosophy “’To Preserve Their Freedom,’ or Remembrance of Things Beautiful" The main title comes from a painting of the Haitian Revolution by Jacob Lawrence, and the talk takes its cue from Angela Davis's first lecture as an Assistant Professor at UCLA in 1969.  In that lecture she argued that those, such as Frederick Douglass, who had been denied access to and had to fight their ways into the world of real freedom have more to teach us about what it means to be free than do privileged professional philosophers who largely take freedom for granted.  The talk offers and analyzes two very different instances in African American history that illustrate Davis's point, one that is epic and grand and the other, quiet and subtle:  the Haitian Revolution and Douglass's own personal struggle for emancipation. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLICInterpreters provided upon request & subject to availability.Please make your request TODAY by going to Access.rit.edu. (Thursday, September 6th, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Other Liberal Arts Hall, Room A205 (Basement Level))

Audition for Cabaret! Day 2 of 2
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Joint Auditions with the COLA Theatre Arts Program and NTID Performing Arts We are seeking Deaf and hearing talent! Actors, singers, performers, and signers of all varieties are encouraged to audition for the COLA-NTID production of Cabaret. (Saturday, September 8th, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Panara Theatre)

COLA Off-Stage (A Monthly Play Reading)
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

The play reading is open to all students, staff and faculty. Interpreting services can be requested through the Department of Access Services  at http://myaccess.rit.edu. There's no preparation or prior experience required—we’ll provide the food, drinks, and scripts, all you need to bring is you. (Thursday, September 13th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Other McKenzie Commons, College of Liberal Arts)

Performing Artists Concert Series: New Energy Jazz Orchestra
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

The New Energy Jazz Orchestra was started by noted jazz performers, composers, and RIT faculty Carl Atkins and Jonathan Kruger in the Spring of 2006. Its legacy dates back to the popular 13-piece band, Sheer Energy, formed by Atkins in 1984, with several of the players from that group (including Kruger) being a part of this new ensemble. The purpose of this venture is to establish a Rochester-based ensemble to perform new compositions for jazz orchestra, as well as to perform "classic" repertory by international jazz composers and performers, from both the past and the present. The personnel of the orchestra is comprised primarily of Rochester-based jazz musicians. (Friday, September 14th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

Hale Lecture Series
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:30pm

Tuesday, September 18th 12:30-1:45 PM Liberal Arts Hall Room A205 (Basement Level)   Laura D’Olimpio University of Notre Dame - Australia School of Philosophy & Theology   "Critical Perspectivism: Ethical Engagement Online" In an age of mass art and social media, the ability to identify reliable sources of information and disregard unreliable ones has become a vital skill. Yet, the educational environment has not kept pace with rapid advances in technology, despite the fact that educating students to engage critically and compassionately with others via online media is of the utmost importance. I claim that philosophical thinking skills support the adoption of an attitude I call critical perspectivism. Critical perspectivism gives citizens the ability to engage with multiple perspectives in a critical and compassionate manner. In this paper I will detail and defend critical perspectivism, with reference to examples from social media. Finally, I argue that the Community of Inquiry (CoI) pedagogy as practiced by Philosophy for Children (P4C) practitioners may be used in order to create a space in which participants can practice being critically perspectival.   FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Interpreters provided upon request & subject to availability. Please make your request TODAY by going to Access.rit.edu. (Tuesday, September 18th, 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM - Other Liberal Arts Hall, Room A205 (Basement Level))

Faculty Spotlight: Chisato Eda Marling with Vertex Saxophone Quartet
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Saturday, September 22nd, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

COLA Off-Stage (A Monthly Play Reading)
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

The play reading is open to all students, staff and faculty. Interpreting services can be requested through the Department of Access Services  at http://myaccess.rit.edu. There's no preparation or prior experience required—we’ll provide the food, drinks, and scripts, all you need to bring is you. (Thursday, October 4th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Other McKenzie Commons, College of Liberal Arts)

Faculty Spotlight: Sungmin Shin with jazz quartet
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Saturday, October 13th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

RIT Orchestra: Fall Preview
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Short concert featuring the RIT Orchestra. Free and open to the public. (Friday, October 19th, 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

RIT Performing Arts Ensembles: Brick City Weekend Kaleidoscope Concert
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Performances by the RIT Curricular Ensembles: Jazz Ensembles, Gospel Ensemble, RIT Singers, Orchestra, Concert Band, African Percussion Ensemble, and more! Free and open to the public. (Saturday, October 20th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

Immersion & minor Fair
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:30am

Calling all baccalaureate students - come explore your options for declaring an Immersion.  It's a required component of your degree!  Faculty representatives for 50+ Immersions will be available to answer questions and share information about their course offerings. Students can also explore the possibility of adding a minor. Free pizza, soda, and cookies!  Door Prizes for the first 50 attendees! (Thursday, October 25th, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Fireside Lounge)

Performing Artists Concert Series: Trio Confero
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00pm

TRIO CONFERO was founded in 2018 by clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov as a logical continuation of his quest on bringing the superb yet seldom performed chamber music repertoire for clarinet to the larger audience. The musical journey began in 2012 when, together with his partner Japanese pianist Misuzu Tanaka, they formed the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo and began touring the country garnering an impressive record of instant re-engagements. At this moment the duo is probably the most popular touring clarinet-piano ensemble in the US. Confero is a Latin verb that means to bring together, unite and contribute, and this is precisely what Trio Confero’s mission statement was set to be when three musicians united in one pursuit to bring together the unjustly rarely performed repertoire for clarinet, cello and piano, arguably, one of the most beautiful chamber music combination there is. The magnificent works written by such giants as Brahms, Beethoven, Bruch, Faure and Glinka truly are a testament to this statement. The Trio comprises of three exceptionally talented musicians clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov, cellist Anita Balázs and pianist Misuzu Tanaka – prizewinners of many international competition and graduates of world’s most prestigious music academies – The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music. (Friday, October 26th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

RIT Concert Band: Fall Concert
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Sunday, October 28th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

RIT Performing Arts and Empire Film Music Ensemble present RIT: Live to Picture
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Empire Film Music Ensemble with RIT's Performing Arts Program present RIT: LIVE TO PICTURE, an innovative concert experience combining film and live orchestra. Featuring the films and compositions of students, faculty, and alumni from both Rochester Institute of Technology and the Eastman School of Music, RIT: LIVE TO PICTURE celebrates the long standing collaboration between RIT filmmakers and Eastman composers. This showcase concert consists of short films played live to picture with Empire Film Music Ensemble’s orchestra, including works by professors Stephanie Maxwell, Tom Davis, and more. (Sunday, October 28th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

COLA Off-Stage (A Monthly Play Reading)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:30pm

The play reading is open to all students, staff and faculty. Interpreting services can be requested through the Department of Access Services  at http://myaccess.rit.edu. There's no preparation or prior experience required—we’ll provide the food, drinks, and scripts, all you need to bring is you. (Thursday, November 8th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

Performing Artists Concert Series: Christopher Goodpasture with the Amenda Quartet
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

PERFORMING ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES proudly presents An evening of Mozart with Christopher Goodpasture and the Amenda Quartet   (Friday, November 16th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)