Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Jan. 22, 2016

Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception: An exhibition of works by Division of Art faculty members opens Friday, Jan. 22 and runs through Saturday, March 19, 2016. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 in the Pollock GalleryHughes-Trigg Student Center. The Faculty Exhibition includes works in a wide range of media and gives students and the DFW community the opportunity to see and experience the work of teaching artists.

SMU Uprising: A free performance by contemporary Christian music duo Shane & Shane and talk by author and former Navy SEAL Chad Williams will be presented at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. The evening, SMU Uprising, is sponsored by SMU’s Office of the Chaplain. Shane & Shane features solo artists Shane Barnard and Shane Everett. Known for their close harmonies and acoustic soft rock and country-influenced music, they released their tenth album, Psalms II, in 2015. Chad Williams, author of SEAL of God, served as a Navy SEAL from 2004 to 2010 before entering full-time ministry.

Drawing from the Masters: On Sunday, Jan. 24th enjoy an afternoon of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads participants through the Meadows Museum’s galleries.  Beginning at 1:30 p.m., this session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. The session is designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Attendance is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact Carmen Smith, 214-768-4677.

Anonymous Takeover: SMU Student Senate Diversity Committee is hosting a conversation on the power of Yik Yak’s anonymous posts and their effects on our community Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m in Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The Diversity Committee works to facilitate interaction and cultural awareness between various backgrounds and serves as a liaison between different ethnic, religious, sexual orientations, age groups, and nationalities within the SMU community by ensuring that they continue to have a constant voice within the Student Senate.

Remembering Refugees: The Department of Anthropology and the Embrey Human Rights Program present a lecture by renowned forced migration scholar David Haines on Thursday, Jan. 28 in 144 Simmons Hall. Serving as the keynote lecture for the SMU Anthropology Graduate Student Symposium, the lecture will offer a historical overview of refugee reception in the United States as well as a contemporary analysis of global connections. Refreshments will be served from 5-5:30 p.m and the lecture will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Calendar Highlights: Nov. 9, 2010

Holy Land“Ring of Fire” it isn’t: The five spiritual pilgrimages to Israel undertaken by country legends Johnny and June Carter Cash and the effects on their songwriting and lives are taken into perspective by Shalom L. Goldman in the 2010 Nate and Ann Levine Endowed Lecture on Jewish Studies. Goldman, a professor of Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies at Emory University, will cover how these trips ultimately changed the life of the notorious “Man in Black” and his wife, and how their later songs and lifestyle reflected these changes. The lecture is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 214-768-4478. (Pictured right: Johnny Cash’s album The Holy Land, which was inspired by the Cashes’ trips to Israel.)

History and fantasy collide: How best to establish a centuries-old religion with countless traditions in the New World? This question is put to the test in a new Meadows Museum-sponsored Comini Lecture, “Biblical Images, Historical Memory, and a Global Imagination: The Case of the Temple of the Jesuits in Quito, ca. 1700.” UT Professor of History Jorge Canizares-Esguerra (pictured) will speak on how new clerics in provinical Quito used ancient Biblical narratives to further understand themselves and the rise of the Jesuit order as a global sect. The lecture is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 in the Bob Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum. Admission is free. For more information, call 214-768-2698.

EsguerraOpera FFA returns!: Despite a notable absence of SMU’s Opera Free For All performances during the Halloween weekend, the Meadows troupe of actors and singers are coming back with a performance all about the heart in their new Brown Bag piece, “Tell Me All About Love!” The performance will be a mix of song, poetry and music about all the wildly differing emotions and circumstances that come with being in love. The performance is at noon on Friday, Nov. 12 in the Bob Hope Theatre Lobby, Owen Arts Center. Admission is free (and walk-in).

Work on your scribble: Meadows Museum’s last “Drawing from the Masters” workshop of the season features artist Ian O’Brien as the instructor for an informal skills session. Instruction will be drawn from specific works in the Meadows collection, and a variety of techniques and skills will be covered. The event takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Meadows Museum. The workshop is from age 15 to adults of any age. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own writing materials. Attendance is limited to 20 on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free with regular museum admission. For more information, call 214-768-4677.