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Mercyhurst September 2018 Events

Posted on September 5th, 2018 at 7:00 AM
Mercyhurst September 2018 Events

ANNUAL ART FACULTY EXHIBITION
Through Sept. 15

Cummings Gallery
The Annual Art Faculty Exhibition continues through Saturday, Sept. 15, at Mercyhurst University’s Cummings Gallery. The show features recent works in all media created by Mercyhurst art faculty members Daniel Burke, Gary Cardot, Heather Denning, Tom Hubert, Peter Stadtmueller and Jodi Staniunas Hopper, plus new paintings by guest alumna Christine Bowler ’81. Cummings Gallery is located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center and is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.; closed Sunday. The gallery will also be closed Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3. For information, contact gallery director Jessica Stadtmueller at 814-824-2092, or jstadtmueller@mercyhurst.edu.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Sunday, Sept. 9, 12:55 p.m.

Taylor Little Theatre

National Theatre Live, a series of high-definition broadcasts from London, presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Christopher, 15 years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, is exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. See the performance Sunday, Sept. 9, at 12:55 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre at Mercyhurst University. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $12 for students/youths. Purchase tickets at miac.mercyhurst.edu.

ROCHE GUEST ARTIST SERIES: PIANISTS DAVID AND HYUN JU CURTIN

Monday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m.

Walker Recital Hall

Pianists David and Hyun Ju Curtin of Lock Haven University will open this year’s Roche Guest Artist Series with a recital of music for four hands, including military marches by Franz Schubert and waltzes and Hungarian dances by Johannes Brahms. They’ll perform Monday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall at Mercyhurst University. The artists will also present a masterclass for students of the D’Angelo Department of Music on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 12:45 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall. Both the recital and the masterclass are free and open to the public. Since its founding in 1988, the Roche Guest Artist Series has introduced local audiences to a unique mix of acclaimed traditional soloists and chamber ensembles, along with specialized performers in the areas of contemporary music, jazz, Renaissance, Baroque and world music. The Roche events are free and open to the public through the generosity of the Terry and Margaret M. Roche Family. For information, contact Victoria McIlvain at 814-824-2394.

BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE REGATTA

Sept. 15-16

Presque Isle Bay

Mercyhurst University, Gannon University, Penn State Behrend and the Erie Yacht Club will join forces to host the Battle of Lake Erie Regatta Sept.15-16 on Presque Isle Bay. The first nationally sanctioned college regatta in Erie, the event is sanctioned by the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) and is expected to become an annual event. In addition to the host schools, teams expected to compete include Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Buffalo, Slippery Rock University, Army, Hamilton College and Rochester Institute of Technology. They’ll sail Club 420s, 14’ foot sailing dinghies, and use the Erie Yacht Club’s Rickloff Community Boathouse as a base. For more information, contact Robert Green at rgreen@mercyhurst.edu.

FACULTY RECITAL SERIES: JONATHAN MOSER, KELLEN DEGNAN

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m.

Walker Recital Hall 

The D’Angelo Department of Music at Mercyhurst University launches its Faculty Recital Series with an evening of solo and duo instrumental music featuring Jonathan Moser, violin instructor and director of the Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra, and new cello instructor Kellen Degnan. The pair will perform Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall; their recital is free and open to the public. For information, contact Victoria McIlvain at 814-824-2394.

AN EVENING WITH SHIRLEY MACLAINE

Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine shares a montage of memorable film moments and private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey. “An Evening with Shirley MacLaine” kicks off the Live Series presented by the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture. It’s set for Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $25 for students/youths. Visit miac.mercyhurst.edu for more information and to purchase tickets. 

PSYCHOLOGIST TO CONDUCT WORKSHOP, LECTURE

Friday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Mercy Heritage Room, Zurn 114

Matthew Capriotti, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at San José State University, will address the treatment of Tourette’s syndrome at Mercyhurst University on Friday morning, Sept. 21. That evening, he will offer a public lecture on mental and health disparities in the LGBTQ community. Both events are sponsored by the Psychology Department of the Hafenmaier College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Mercyhurst. The Tourette’s workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. in Mercy Heritage Room, Sullivan Hall. It is geared toward local professionals, graduate students, faculty and upper-level undergraduates. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Dr. Matthew Weaver, associate professor of psychology at Mercyhurst, by calling 814-824-2733 or emailing mweaver@mercyhurst.edu. Capriotti’s evening lecture, which is supported by the university’s Diversity Task Force, is slated for 7:30 p.m. in Zurn Hall 114.  Both events are free and open to the public. 

PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA ARTISTS ASSOCIATION

Sept. 24-Oct. 27

Reception Thursday, Sept. 27, 7-9 p.m.

Cummings Gallery

Cummings Gallery at Mercyhurst University showcases fine art photography created by members of the Northwest Pennsylvania Artists Association from Sept. 24 through Oct. 27. The exhibition, curated by Professor Gary Cardot, offers a wide spectrum of subject matter and techniques. A reception for the artists will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit is funded by the Rev. Sylvester Jaworski Endowment, named after the Divine Word missionary and photographer who was memorialized in a gift by the late Audrey Hirt '49. Cummings Gallery is located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center and is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.; closed Sunday. For information, contact gallery director Jessica Stadtmueller at 814-824-2092 or jstadtmueller@mercyhurst.edu.

MERCYHURST WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Sunday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m.

Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center
The Mercyhurst Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Scott Meier, presents its fall concert on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. The program will feature music education student conductors leading the Wind Ensemble. Tickets are $5; Mercyhurst staff and students and those 12 and under $2. For information, contact Victoria McIlvain at 814-824-2394.