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Artists work, concert and session slated

By Staff | Nov 12, 2010

Shepherd University’s Department of History and Department of Political Science will host a study abroad summer session, “Evolution of European Government and Society,” in Europe from May 17 to June 10, 2011.

The program will count as six credit hours, three in political science (Pol. Sci. 499) and three in history (Hist. 360), while traveling for 22 days to Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Spain.

Sally Brasher, associate professor in the Department of History at Shepherd and director of the honors program, and Niel Brasher, professor in the Department of Political Science at Shippensburg University, will conduct the program. The Brashers have led more than 10 different university groups to Europe.

The program costs – including lodging, bus transportation, field trips, entrance fees, activities, and some meals – are $3,390 ($3,490 for those signing up after Dec. 15). In addition, students need to pay tuition for the six credits. Students taking six credits in the summer are eligible for financial aid loans, including program costs. Students must secure their own passports.

For more information or an application, contact Sally Brasher at sbrasher@shepherd.edu.

The Shepherd University Department of Contemporary Art and Theater will be exhibiting a new body of work by Ben Schonberger, of Leesburg, Va., a senior photography/computer imagery major, until Nov. 19 in the Frank Center Gallery. An artist reception will be held on Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery.

Schonberger’s work, “SAVE,” is a photographic study of life and death through taxidermy. For more information, please contact Schonberger at 703-727-2919.

Shepherd University’s Faculty Research Forum will be held Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater with “The Poet Speaks: A Collaborative Concert, Celebrating the Music of Schumann, Wolf and Mahler,” featuring presenters Brooke Evers, voice, and Scott Beard, piano.

The forum will also include Natalie Conte, Joe Regan, Melanie Regan, voice; Stephen Czarkowski, cello; Susan P. Carpenter and Daniel Miller, piano; and Adam Booth, Mark Cantrell and Keith Alexander, with special guest, Shepherd President Suzanne Shipley.

For more information about the Shepherd Faculty Research Forum, visit www.shepherd.edu/aaweb/frf/.

The Shepherd University Wind Symphony will present an evening of wind band classics led by student conductors on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater. The program will feature a wide range of works.

The Wind Symphony concert is $10 for general admission; $5 for students, faculty, staff, and free to Shepherd students and Friends of Music MAC Cardholders. Admission and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and reservations are not taken. The box office opens one hour prior to the performance. For more information call 304-876-5555 or visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.