Cultural events planned at UPike
by Jack Latta
PIKEVILLE – Music, literary readings and a roundtable discussion are among the cultural events presented by the University of Pikeville in February and March.
Student members of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, will be presenting readings on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in Chrisman Auditorium in preparation for the Kentucky Philological Association Convention and the national Sigma Tau Delta convention in New Orleans.
World-renowned classical pianist Andreas Klein will perform “Romantic Contrasts” on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Chrisman Auditorium. Klein has appeared in locations around the world including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and London’s Wigmore Hall.
“Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now,” a celebration of Black History Month, features UPike students, along with David Smith, D.B.A., associate professor of business and MBA program director. The theme also honors African American writer and poet Maya Angelou and reflects this year’s national theme, “Black Women in American Culture and History.” The presentations will be held on Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Booth Auditorium.
The campus will also host a panel presentation in celebration of Women’s History Month. Panelists include Valerie Stackman, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, Donna DeSarro-Raynal, Ph.D., associate professor of religion, Eric Primm, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, Genesia Kilgore-Bowling, assistant professor of social work, and Chandra Massner, associate professor of communication. A variety of classes studying women’s topics are being taught this semester including Women and the Bible, Social Stratification and Women and Crime. Students from the classes will participate in the presentation and communication students will share readings with the audience. The panel discussion will be held March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Booth Auditorium.
All events are hosted by the University of Pikeville special events committee are free and the community is cordially invited.
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