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WIU Libraries Present "Art and Self Perception" Series Spring 2013 Schedule

January 29, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – Staff and faculty at Western Illinois University Libraries are coordinating the "Art and Self Perception" series of events and lectures for the 2012-13 academic year to promote art events. According to Dean of Libraries Phyllis Self, the events scheduled for the Spring 2013 semester will take place either in the Leslie F. Malpass Library or at another venue on the Macomb campus

"This is a wonderful opportunity for several departments and units at Western to collaborate and cross-promote their events to a broader audience. I hope people will participate in several events," Self said.

The Spring 2013 schedule is listed below.


January 22-Feb. 16
Dominic Mario Sansone Exhibit, Western Illinois University Art Gallery
"It Shoots Further Than We Dream" exhibition runs through Saturday, Feb. 16. The exhibition is planned in conjunction with the University's 2012-13 theme, "War and Peace: From Personal Conflict to Global Resolution." WIU's Art Gallery is open free to the public from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays during exhibitions.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29
WIU Department of Physics Assistant Professor Esteban Araya will present, "Science Behind Iconic Space Images," Currens Hall 201 (physical sciences library)

7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31
WIU Department of Art Associate Professor Keith Holz will present, "The Memory of the Holocaust in the Art of Post-Wall Germany," Malpass Library, Garden Lounge


7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7
WIU Department of Math Chair Iraj Kalantari will present, "Mathematics and Technology in Service to Art," Malpass Library, Garden Lounge

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20
"Slingshot Hip Hop" film screening and discussion hosted by the WIU Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University Union, Sandburg Theatre

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28
WIU Management Professor Emeritus Bill Maakestad will present, "Who Is Al Sears, and Why Is He Important to the History of American Music?," Malpass Library, Garden Lounge


7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6
"The Purity Myth: the Virginity Movement's War Against Women" film screening and discussion hosted by the WIU Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University Union, Sandburg Theatre

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19
"Restoration Cathedral — A Symposium," co-hosted by the WIU School of Music, Visiting Lectures Committee and the Council on Student Activities Funds, University Union, Lincoln Room. For details and registration, visit

12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 19
Restoration Cathedral Music Recital performed by University Singers at the Wesley United Methodist Church. For details and registration, visit

7 p.m. Thursday, March 21
Author Matt Kish will discuss his book "Moby Dick in Pictures," Malpass Library, Garden Lounge

8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28
Post-play discussion of "I Hate Hamlet": WIU Department of Theatre and Dance Professor Jeannie Woods will host the post-play discussion of "I Hate Hamlet," Horrabin Hall Theatre. Tickets to the performance must be purchased separately. For ticket information, contact the Hainline Box Office at (309) 298-2900 (open noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday).


7 p.m. Thursday, April 4
WIU President Emeritus Al Goldfarb will present, "The Continuing Impact of the Holocaust on the Life and Career of a Child of Survivors," Malpass Library, Garden Lounge

5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
WIU Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising and Hospitality Assistant Professor Carmen Keist will present, "Exploring Fashion as Art, "in Knoblauch Hall 203

7 p.m. Thursday, April 18
WIU Department of Geography Professor Chris Sutton will present, "Chris Sutton Photography," Malpass Library, Garden Lounge

7 p.m. Thursday, April 25
"The Grace Lee Film Project" film screening and discussion co-hosted by the WIU Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University Union, Sandburg Theatre

For more information, contact the administration office at University Libraries at (309) 298-2762.

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