CHASS Week 2016

"CHASS Week" is celebration hosted by the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences and seeks to highlight the very rich and different ways in which our departments contribute to the knowledge of the human experience.  This is our inaugural week-long event, and below lists the events that occurred during Spring 2016. Please check back for next year's events! 

Schedule of Events, 2016: 

April 1st - April 29th:

  • Pool Art Gallery, “Feeding the World: Songs of Growing and Melting Snow”, Amber Hanson and Nicholas Ward.

Monday, April 18th:

  • International Culture Fair. 8:30 am - 3 pm. FSC Ballroom. Over 500 children from surrounding Springfield schools and over 200+ Drury volunteers will be involved. Everyone is invited to attend. 
  • CHASS Open House and Kickoff for CHASS Week events. 3:30 pm - 5 pm. Shewmaker Lobby. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 19th:

  • Communications: Student Presentation Night in Shewmaker. Paper presentations (poster session), short films (from our video and animation students), and our Lambda Pi Eta induction ceremony. 9 am - 4 pm.
  • Open Table on Tai Chi. Stone Chapel Lounge. Worship at Noon, Pizza from 12:30 - 12:50
  • 3 pm - 4:30. "The Making of Van Halen Rising". Dr. Greg Renoff will discuss how he turned his research into the book. Reed Auditorium, TSC. Open to faculty and students. 

Wednesday, April 20th:

  • "American elections show us why studying the liberal arts matters. A special edition of Pizza and Politics in celebration of CHASS week" 12:00 - 12:50, Stone Chapel Lounge.
  • English and Writing Symposium. Noon - 8 pm. Harwood Reading Room, Olin Library. Alumni and Area Professional Panel Discussion, Shakespeare and Ethics Performance, Student Readings, followed by reading by Cole Closser. Dinner and Beverages will be provided by Sigma Tau Delta. For more information, contact Kevin Henderson
  • A lecture “Why Tolerate Religion?” by University of Chicago law professor Brian Leiter. He is a leading scholar in the areas of law and philosophy.  5:00pm at the Diversity Center.
  • Cole Closser, author of Black Rat will talk in the Harwood Reading Room, Olin Library from 6 - 8 pm with a book signing after.
  • Drury Theatre Presents: The Three Sisters. 7:30 pm, Wilhoit Theatre.

Thursday, April 21st:

  • "Tea and Ideas". Discussion hosted by Philosophy Professor Dr. Vaggalis. Stone Chapel Lounge, 4 pm.
  • French Club Movie Night. Film: Incendies. The film, in French and Arabic (with English subtitles) tells the story of twins from Canada who travel to an unnamed country in the Middle East to uncover their family history.
  • Jazz Concert, Clara Thompson Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Drury Theatre Presents: The Three Sisters. 7:30 pm, Wilhoit Theatre

Friday, April 22nd:

  • Drury Theatre Presents: The Three Sisters. 7:30 pm, Wilhoit Theatre.