A & H Activities
SwampFire Retreat for Artists and Writers is the summer event of the Arts & Humanities Division. The 2013 retreat was held on June 14-16.
Art Talk . . .
Alunma Rachel Baker and Professor Emeritus Steve Smith
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 some of the events that involve Arts & Humanities students and faculty:
Organized by Professor Todd Comer, this series includes panels of presenters who engage in debate over current issues and get the audience members involved too.
Here is the list of upcoming panel topics:
4:00 pm, Thursday, January 23
There's an Ap for That: Mediatized Communication, or, Replacing Our Faces with Facebook (hosted by Professor Harper)
4:00 pm, Thursday, February 27
"Queer"? Says who?: Varied Perspectives on Sexual Orientation (hosted by Professor Francis)
It follows a successful choir tour in May 2013. Click here for photos and student blog on performances from Missouri to Colorado.
Andrew Schultz, who directs the Music Program and Theater offerings, has scheduled the following:
Friday, October 25, 7:00pm — St. John UCC
DC Black Swamp Strings, Fall Concert
Sunday, November 3, 4:00pm & 6:00pm — St. John UCC
W. Oscar Jones Choral Festival
Tuesday, November 12, 7:30pm — Community Auditorium
Defiance College Community Band, Veteran’s Tribute Concert
Thursday–Saturday, November 21–23, 8:00pm — Schomburg Auditorium
Sunday, November 24, 2:00pm — Schomburg Auditorium
DC Players, Fall Musical
Tuesday, December 3, 7:00pm — Community Auditorium
Defiance College Community Band, Holiday Pops Concert
Thursday, December 5, 7:00pm — St. John UCC
DC Black Swamp Strings, Winter Concert
Saturday December 7, 7:00pm — St. John UCC
DC Chamber Singers, Holiday Choral Concert
Sunday, December 8, 7:00pm — St. John UCC
Defiance College Choral Union, Handel’s Messiah — 42nd Annual
Thursday-Saturday, February 20-22, 8:00pm — Schomburg Auditorium
Sunday, February 23, 2:00pm — Schomburg Auditorium
DC Players, Spring Play
Saturday, March 22, 7:30pm — Weaner Center
Defiance College Community Band, Cabaret Concert
Saturday, April 12, 7:00pm — St. John UCC
Defiance College Chamber Singers & Choral Union, Faure’s Requiem
Tuesday, April 29, 7:30pm — Community Auditorium
Defiance College Community Band, Spring Concert
Friday, May 2, 7:00pm — St. John UCC
DC Black Swamp Strings, Spring Concert
Thursday, June 5, 7:30pm — Veteran’s Park
Defiance College Community Band, Music in Your Parks
The yearly musical performance series of Defiance College is organized by Arts & Humanities Professor Doug Fiely, himself a musician and artist..
The 2013-2014 season includes these musical performances:
Cordis Quartet October 1, 7:00pm — Schomburg Auditorium
Boilermaker Jazz Band October 10, 8:00pm — Location TBD
Trout Fishing in America November 12, 7:00pm — Schomburg Auditorium
Vance Gilbert March 4, 7:00pm — Schomburg Auditorium
Valerie Vigoda April 8, 7:00pm — Schomburg Auditorium
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Every year students travel with faculty and staff to the Shakespeare festival for world-class theater in a European-style town which boasts wonderful food and great shops. The 9th annual trip to Stratford, Ontario, for The Merchant of Venice is sheduled for September 14-15. The yearly trip is supported by the English Department, Global Civilization Program, and Composition Program. For more information contact Mary Catherine Harper, English Department professor.
More . . . at the English Major website
Ann Arbor Film Festival
In March 2013 English Department professors Todd Comer and Mary Catherine Harper took students to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the acclaimed annual international film festival, with its focus on experimental film. This trip was sponsored by the Defiance College Imagine Initiatives Program. Look for information on this year's Imagine Initiatives early in the fall semester.
Photos . . . at the English Major website
"Go With Van Gogh" to Chicago
In 2010 faculty of Arts and Humanities and students traveled to Chicago to the Art Institute. After lunch in the city, the group spent a leisurely afternoon in the museum. This year Arts & Humanities professors are again planning to take students to the Chicago Art Institute. Look for information in the fall.
Photos . . . at an Arts & Humanities page