|11:10 am-12:00 pm||HAIG Lecture--NOTE DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE Van Etten-Lacey House|
Michelle Mouton, associate professor of English, will give a lecture titled "1882: OSCAR WILDE DISCOVERS IOWA!; or,Yes! Oscar Wilde came to Iowa! Twice!" In December 1881, the young poet, critic, and cultural icon Oscar Wilde embarked on an 18-month lecture tour of North America to promote the Gilbert and Sullivan smash hit musical, "Patience," a send-up of "aesthetics" such as Wilde himself. The tour, by rail, would include stops in cities as far afield as Boston, New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Charlotte. Wilde also lectured at many smaller cities and towns along the way, including Dubuque, Iowa City, and Des Moines. This lecture analyzes Iowans' anticipation of, and responses to, Wilde's two visits to Iowa as they are documented in local newspapers. Wilde's visits provoked barbed words and arguments about social issues that remain divisive in Iowa today.
|7:00 pm-8:30 pm||Global Voices Van Etten-Lacey House|
Come hear guests of the International Writing Program--Federico Falco and Alisa Ganieva will read their work at the Center for the Literary Arts. Alisa Ganieva(fiction writer, children's writer, critic; Russia) edits "Nezavisimaya Gazeta's" weekly supplement ExLibris. Her stories, articles, and reviews have been widely published and anthologized. In 2009 Ganieva won the Debut Prize for her novel "Salam, Dalgat!" written under the pseudonym Gulla Khirachev. She is also the winner of the Gorky Literary Prize (2008), October magazine's award for literary criticism (2009), and Triumph Prize for fiction. Her second novel "Holiday Mountain" is due out later this year. Federico Falco (fiction writer, poet; Argentina) is the author of three short story collections, two poetry collections, and the 2011 novel "Cielos de Cordoba." His "La hora de los monos" was chosen as one of the best Argentine books of 2010 by the magazine "Revista N." His stories are widely published and anthologized, including "Open Letter's" 2012 "The Future is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction." In 2010, Falco was among "Granta magazine's" Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists. Currently he teaches in the department of cinema, literature and contemporary art history at the Universidad Blas Pascal.
|7:00 pm-8:00 pm||CashCourse Pfeiffer Hall|
CashCourse provides financial education resources for colleges! CashCourse can help students: build money management skills; survive in a tough economy; and prepare for success! Come learn how CashCourse can help you! Also, at each session, the Career Engagement Center will give away three gift cards to either the Bookstore or Ratt as door prizes for students who attend and participate. Additionally, the RA who brings the most residents to a given session will also receive a gift card. And, to top it all off, the first-year floor with the highest percentage of their residents to attend the four programs will receive a pizza party for their floor in December sponsored by the CEC.
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|7:30 pm-9:30 pm||Community of Readers Cole Library|
Community of Readers will hold their first meeting of the new year--bring your book reviews and ideas.
|7:30 pm||Guest Choral Concert King Chapel|
Guest Choral Concert featuring Mount Vernon High School Concert Choir, Solon High School Bella Voce, and Cornell College Chamber Singers.
Admission is free and open to the public.