For Immediate Release — Friday, March 10, 2006

SUNY Geneseo calendar of events for March 23-29

THURSDAY, MARCH 23:

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: The Lockhart Gallery, located in the McClellan House, presents an exhibit titled "The Legacy of Susan B." The gallery is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Friday, March 31.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

CONVERSATION IN THE DISCIPLINE: SUNY Geneseo is hosting a Conversation in the Discipline titled "Local Studies, a National Movement: Toward a Historiography of the Black Freedom Movement" on Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26. Panel discussions will run the gamut, from "Local Studies: What Do They Tell Us? Why Do They Matter?" to "Women, Gender, and Leadership" to "Moving Beyond Dichotomies: Reframing Nonviolence vs. Violence, Integration vs. Nationalism, and Civil Rights vs. Black Power." The conference will begin with an opening reception at 2 p.m. Friday, March 24. Panels will be held Friday afternoon, followed by Emeritus Professor of History at DePauw University John Dittmer's keynote address titled "Southern Community Studies and Their Critics" at 5:30 p.m. Following an 8:30 a.m. breakfast, Saturday's panels will begin at 9 a.m. and go through 4:30 p.m. Saturday's keynotes include civil rights leader Judy Richardson's talk tentatively titled "Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Stories and Reflections from Women and SNCC" at 12:30 p.m. and Charles Payne's talk titled "Why Study the Movement?" at 5 p.m. Following an 8 a.m. breakfast on Sunday, the conference will conclude with Associate Professor of History Emilye Crosby's teaching workshop, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. All events will be held in Holcomb Hall. Conference registration is $35 for the entire conference or $25 for one day. Registration is free for SUNY Geneseo faculty, staff and students, and all students enrolled in area colleges or other schools. Registration forms and additional information about the conference are available at http://www.geneseo.edu/~history/conversation.htm or by contacting Crosby at crosby@geneseo.edu or (585) 245-5374.

DANCE CONCERT: The School of the Arts presents the Orchesis Dance Concert. 8 p.m., Alice Austin Theatre, Brodie Hall. Tickets are $3 and may be purchased at the Brodie Box Office (245-5833) or at the door on the night of the performance.

KINETIC ART GALLERY EXHIBIT: The Kinetic Art Gallery, on the second floor of the MacVittie College Union, presents an exhibit by senior Jacqueline Weaver. There will be an opening reception at 7 p.m. The gallery is open Mondays 2-5 p.m., Tuesdays 12:30-5 p.m., Wednesdays 2-7 p.m., Thursdays 12:30-7 p.m., Fridays 2-5 p.m. and Saturdays 12-4 p.m. Free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Saturday, April 1.

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, March 23).

PERFORMANCE: The Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series presents Nebellen. Striving to create something new and accessible, Nebellen uses current and innovative music from electronics to hip hop to rhythm and blues. Breaking all the rules of traditional dance techniques, while experimenting in dance fusion performance, Nebellen dancers arouse audiences by bringing together different forms of dance, from break dancing to traditional ballet. Nebellen brings a blend of raw movement and passion to the stage. 8 p.m., Wadsworth Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for Geneseo students, $12 for faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased at the MacVittie College Union Ticket Office (245-5873). For more information, go to www.nebellen.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

CONVERSATION IN THE DISCIPLINE: (See Friday, March 24).

DANCE CONCERT: (See Friday, March 24). Last day.

KINETIC ART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Friday, March 24).

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, March 23).

SPORTS: Men's Lacrosse vs. Ithaca. 1 p.m., Alumni Field. Free and open to the public.

SPORTS: Women's Lacrosse vs. Elmira. 1 p.m., Saratoga Field. Free and open to the public.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26:

CONCERT: The School of the Arts presents the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra with James Walker conducting. The concert will feature the winners of the Student Concerto Concert Competition. 3 p.m., Wadsworth Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

CONVERSATION IN THE DISCIPLINE: (See Friday, March 24). Last day.

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, March 23).

MONDAY, MARCH 27:

KINETIC ART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Friday, March 24).

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, March 23).

TUESDAY, MARCH 28:

KINETIC ART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Friday, March 24).

LECTURE: The Activities Commission is hosting speaker Arun Gandhi. Gandhi is the grandson of Mohandas Gandhi and is the founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. The title of his lecture is "Nonviolence or Nonexistence: Options for the 21st Century." 7 p.m., MacVittie College Union Ballroom. Free and open to the public.

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, March 23).

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29:

KINETIC ART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Friday, March 24).

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, March 23).

PLAY: The School of the Arts and GENseng, Geneseo's Asian American Performance Ensemble, presents Sam Oeun Tes and Bonavy Chhim of the Cambodian American Heritage Association in Washington, D.C. They will give a short performance of a Cambodian classical court dance, which will be accompanied by a staged reading by GENseng of Catherine Filloux' one-act drama about the Tuol Sleng prison under the Pol Pot regime titled "Photographs from S-21." 4 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Brodie Hall. Free and open to the public. Tes and Chhim also will teach an Asian dance class from 11:20 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 30, in the Alice Austin Theatre in Brodie Hall. The general public and college community are welcome to come and watch.

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