A & H Activities
SwampFire Retreat for Artists and Writers is the summer event of the Arts & Humanities Division. The 2012 retreat was held on July 13-15.
Photo of student artist and writer Elizabeth Alexander by Dawn Comer
Defiance College offers a wide range of events, including
lecture, performance, discussion, and social gatherings. These
events are sponsored by several divisions, programs, and majors,
often through interdisciplinary collaborations.
Here are major events
of Arts & Humanities:
Debating in Defiance
Organized by Professor Todd Comer as a revision of the "Dialoging in Defiance" series of previous years, this series includes panels of presenters who engage in debate over current issues.
September 13, 4:00 p.m. – Buchman Board Room
Does Race Exist?
with BI 480 Genetics Poster Presentation at 3:30 p.m.
Moderator: Dean Johnson
Panelists: Deborah Dalke, Nathan Griggs, Mary Catherine Harper, Jeremy Taylor
February 7, 4:00 p.m. – Buchman Board Room
The Work of Art in a Time of Crisis
Moderator: Mary Catherine Harper
Panelists: Jan Bechtel, Dawn Comer, Andrew Schultz, Jason Stockman
The yearly musical performance series of Defiance College is organized
by Arts & Humanities Professor Doug Fiely. The 2012-2013 season includes both theatrical and musical performances.
Tracy Silverman September 11, 7:00 p.m. – Schomburg Auditorium
National Players’ Animal Farm November 8, 11:00 a.m. – Schomburg Auditorium
Guys with Guitars November 13, 7:00 p.m. – Schomburg Auditorium
Dala February 12, 7:00 p.m. – Schomburg Auditorium
The Good Lovlies March 21, 7:30 p.m. – Valentine Theater (DCCC cosponsor)
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Every year students travel with faculty to the Shakespeare festival for world-class theater in a European-style town. The 7th annual trip to Stratford, Ontario, took place on September 8-9, 2012 for Much Ado About Nothing.
The yearly trip is supported by the English Department, Global
Civilization Program, and Composition Program. For more information contact MC Harper, English Department professor. Passports are required.
More . . . at the English Major website
DC Music Program and Theater
The 2012-2013 season is rich in cultural offerings. Andrew Schultz, who
directs the Music Program, has scheduled the following performances:
October 18–20 (8:00 p.m.) & October 23 (2:00 p.m.) – Community Auditorium
DC Players & Fort Defiance Players, Fall Musical – Hairspray
November 4, 4:30 p.m. – St. John UCC
W. Oscar Jones Choral Festival featuring the Black Swamp Honors Choir, Pride of Toledo, DC Choral Union, & DC Chamber Singers
November 13, 7:30 p.m. – Community Auditorium
Defiance College Community Band, Veteran’s Tribute Concert
December 2, 4:30 p.m. – St. John UCC
DC Chamber Singers, Holiday Choral Concert
December 4, 7:00 p.m. – Community Auditorium
Defiance College Community Band, Holiday Pops Concert
December 7, 7:00 p.m. – Stroede Center for the Arts
DC Black Swamp Strings, Holiday Concert
December 9, 7:30 p.m. – St. John UCC
Defiance College Choral Union, Handel’s Messiah – 41st Annual
February 21-23, 8:00 p.m. – Schomburg Auditorium
DC Players, Spring Play
March 23, 7:30 p.m. – George M. Smart Athletic Center
Defiance College Community Band, Cabaret Concert
April 2, 7:00 p.m. – St. John UCC
Defiance College Choral Union, Spring Concert
April 23, 7:30 p.m. – Community Auditorium
Defiance College Community Band, Spring Concert
April 27, 7:00 p.m. – Stroede Center for the Arts
DC Black Swamp Strings, Spring Concert
April 28, 4:30 p.m. – St. John UCC
DC Chamber Singers & DC Choral Union, Spring Choral Concert
June 6, 7:00 p.m. – Veteran’s Park
Defiance College Community Band, Music in Your Parks