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Fall 2017 Season

Performances

Society for New Music

September 29, 11:15 a.m., Academic II Recital Hall

Sandra Piques Eddy, Mezzo-Soprano

October 6, 11:15 a.m., Academic II Recital Hall

Sandra

Excelsior Cornet Band

October 27, 11:15 a.m., Academic II Recital Hall

Symphoria String Quartet

November 3, 11:15 a.m., Academic II Recital Hall

NYS Baroque

November 10, 11:15 a.m., Academic II Recital Hall

Steve Heyman Piano Recital

November 17, 11:15 a.m., Academic II Recital Hall

Exhibits

Arts from Around the World

September 1 - May 15
Various locations around campus

Lectures

God Grew Tired of Us:A Lecture by John Dau

October 19, 7 p.m., Storer Auditorium
Join our common read author, John Bul Dau, along with student refugees, to learn about the refugee experience. No matter where they come from, refugees are caught between danger at home and the challenges of a new culture with strange food, customs, and language. What does it mean to leave one’s homeland? Is America as welcoming as it could be?

God Grew Tired of Us Artwork

God Grew Tired of Us - Common Read

Common Read Logo

Common Read 2017-2018

Our vision is to create an environment that promotes reading, of course, but also one that guides and encourages people to identify, reflect upon, and share their own stories. We have a keen awareness that we are facilitating the way-finding of our community of learners and are excited about the great potential of God Grew Tired of Us to speak to and move each member of our campus community.

2017-2018 Common Read Events

Human Library

October 4, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Coulter Library
Human Libraries promote tolerance, celebrate difference and encourage understanding of people who come from varied cultural or lifestyle backgrounds. This year, several human books will give you the opportunity to discuss what it means to be a refugee in Syracuse, NY.

Storywalk

Starts October 11, Whitney Hallways
Follow the storywalk path throughout the Whitney hallways. Storywalk begins October 11 until the signs fade away.

Q and A with John Dau

October 18, 10:10 a.m., Whitney W101
Here’s your chance to ask this year’s common read author any questions you may have about his book, God Grew Tired of Us, his experience as a student at OCC, his life now, the work of the John Dau Foundation, and/or his next book.

Refugee panel Discussion with John Dau

October 18, 11:15 a.m., Whitney W101
Join our common read author, John Bul Dau, along with student refugees, to learn about the refugee experience. No matter where they come from, refugees are caught between danger at home and the challenges of a new culture with strange food, customs, and language. What does it mean to leave one’s homeland? Is America as welcoming as it could be?

Dinka Storytelling

October 18, 3:30 p.m., Mawhinney M345 & October 19, 2 p.m., Coulter C116
Our common read author, John Bul Dau, comes from the Dinka tribe, whose stories are passed down orally. Like the Grimm brothers in Germany 200 years ago, John’s latest project is to write down those stories and gather them into a book. How does one go about such a project? How do Dinka stories differ from the stories of your childhood?

John Dau Meet & Greet

October 19, 5 p.m., Stonewalls Restaurant
Meet and Greet is open to students, faculty, and staff.

God Grew Tired of Us: A Lecture by John Dau

October 19, 7 p.m., Allyn Hall Gym

God Grew Tired of Us Documentary Screening

October 26, 6:30 p.m., Storer Auditorium
This 2006 documentary traces the lives of three Sudanese boys who escape civil war only to walk over 1,000 miles to the relative safety of a refugee camp in Kenya, before they are invited to move to America.

Sudanese Cultural Sampler

November 15, 11:15 a.m., Coulter Lobby
This event will provide a sampling of Sudanese culture by providing authentic Sudanese cuisine, music, crafts, and more. The Coulter Mobile Library will also have Sudanese related resources available for checkout.

About Arts Across Campus

Launched in 2001 to assess and improve the existing arts environment on campus, Arts Across Campus (AAC) plans and presents an annual arts program. AAC may include a combination of concerts, theater, lecture, film, rotating art exhibitions, and permanent public art installations in a given year.

This initiative is also characterized by partnerships with successful arts organizations such as Jazz Fest, Symphony Syracuse, Syracuse Stage, The Society for New Music, CNY Regional Scholastic Art and by collaborations with local, regional, and national artists, including OCC students, faculty, and alumni.

AAC Mission Statement

Through gallery exhibits, concerts, lectures, and performances, Arts Across Campus seeks to enhance student knowledge of diverse creativity in an impactful way, cultivating enduring engagement in the arts.

AAC Vision Statement

Inspiring lifelong learning in, about and through the arts.

AAC Committee Members
  • Christine Braunberger,
    Professor of English, Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Sarah Collins,
    Director of the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement
  • Chris Kukenberger,
    Professor of Art, Chair of Art and Photography Departments
  • Meredith Cantor-Feller,
    Interim Dean of Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
  • Sarah Gaffney,
    VP of Financial Services
  • L. Rebecca Hann,
    Associate VP of Operations
  • Amanda Pendock,
    Graphic Design Coordinator, Marketing & New Media
  • Donna Stuccio,
    Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Robert Bridge,
    Professor of Music
  • Laura Cook,
    Student representative
  • Teresa Godiers,
    Professor of Architecture,
    Chair of Architecture + Interior Design Department