Gannon University presents its Fall Season of Arts and Culture

Gannon University | College of Humanities Education and Social Sciences

Gannon University | College of Humanities Education and Social Sciences

Gannon University’s College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences is pleased to present the Fall Season of Arts and Culture.  

A signature mark of the season is the launch of the college’s fifth annual speaker series. This year’s series, #MakeChange: Stand Up. Speak Out, is inspired by the 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s right to vote and encourages students to speak out through an emphasis on advocacy. Events listed below are open to the public. 

This exciting series kicks off with “Islam and Hip Hop: A Conversation with Dr. Amer F. Ahmed.” Dr. Ahmed will explore the political and social impact of hip hop across Muslim populations around the world. This art form has served as a voice for expression and empowerment for youth in U.S. inner-city communities and schools. Dr. Ahmed will draw historical connections between the Black oral tradition of rhythmic storytelling and the rise of Muslim artists in hip-hop such as Mos Def, Jurassic 5, A Tribe Called Quest, Brother Ali, and Lupe Fiasco. The event is Monday, Sept. 23 at the Yehl Ballroom in Gannon’s Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St.  

The second event in the series is “AAUW Hosts: The Progressive Era and Suffrage: How Reform Drove the Vote.” The American Association of University Women hosts historian Elizabth Garner Masarik of the University of Buffalo. Enjoy her presentation, ask questions regarding the Progressive Era and suffrage and learn about “How Reform Drove the Vote.” This event is Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. in the A.J. Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St. 

#MakeChange: Stand Up. Speak Out continues with five events in the Global Summit XI co-sponsored by the Jefferson Educational Society and other community partners. 

Below are times and locations for the speakers hosted on Gannon’s campus: 

An Evening with Chuck Hagel, former secretary of defense 

Nov. 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Yehl Ballroom, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. 

The Briefing: Politics, the Press and the President with former White House Press Secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer 

Nov. 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Yehl Ballroom, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. 

An Evening with George Will, Washington Post columnist 

Nov. 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Hammermill Center, 620 Peach St.

Campaign 2020: Trump, the Democrats and Road to the White House media panel with Mary Katharine Ham, Karen Tumulty and Alexi McCammond (moderated by Steve Scully) 

Nov. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Yehl Ballroom, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. 

American Life in Columns by author and columnist Michael Smerconish 

Nov. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Yehl Ballroom, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. 

Other events presented in the 2019 Fall Season of Arts and Culture include: 

Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Sept. 26 - 28; Oct. 3-6 | Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafras St. 

Iconic Works on Paper: A Selection from the Gerald and Suzanne Marterer Collection 

Featuring works of art by Dali and Munch, among others, on loan by Gannon alum Gerald Marterer ’76M and wife Suzanne.
Oct. 1 - 10 | Schuster Gallery, 700 Peach St.  

Gannon Arts 
Oct. 12 - Nov. 1 | Schuster Gallery, 700 Peach St. 

Visual Gift: Photo Competition
Oct. 25 - Jan. 25 | Schuster Gallery, 700 Peach St. 

Loftus Lecture – Blessed are the Peacemakers: Pacifism, Just War, and Peacebuilding with Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, professor at Boston College  

Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | Yehl Ballroom, Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. 

Wyrd Sisters by John Cariani 
Nov. 21- Nov. 23 | Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafras St. 

 

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