Kent State’s Institute for Applied Linguistics Hosts Leading Translation Studies Scholar
Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics will host Anthony Pym, a leading translation studies scholar, during the third annual Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series. Pym will speak about radical asymmetry in cross-cultural communication on Friday, Nov. 30, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 112-A in Satterfield Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
“The annual Shreve Lecture Series recognizes the legacy of Greg Shreve, the founder of the Institute for Applied Linguistics, and brings internationally renowned translation studies’ scholars to present cutting-edge research to graduate students and faculty,” says Françoise Massardier-Kenney, director of Kent State’s Institute for Applied Linguistics. “A recent external report named Kent State as having the premiere translator training program and translation research group in the U.S., and as such, we are committed to bringing speakers who have a high impact on the discipline."
Pym is a professor of translation and intercultural studies, and coordinator of the Intercultural Studies Group at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. He runs a doctoral program in translation and intercultural studies. He also is president of the European Society for Translation Studies, a fellow of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, visiting researcher at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and professor extraordinary at the University of Stellenbosch. He is the author, editor and co-editor of several books on translation and intercultural studies.
The Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of Kent State alumni, faculty members and friends of the Institute for Applied Linguistics.
For more information about the event, contact Massardier-Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kent State University Chorale Kicks Off Holiday Season with "Carols and Confections" on Dec. 1
The Kent State University Chorale will perform a variety of Hanukkah and Christmas favorites as part of "Carols and Confections" on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall, located at 650 Hilltop Dr., with free parking located off of Terrace Drive. Following the performance, guests can enjoy refreshments, including coffee and desserts in the lobby.
This is the second year for "Carols and Confections," which acts as the fundraiser for the Kent State Chorale. The performance will feature a wide variety of holiday music: Gregorian chants, Renaissance songs, contemporary carols and Hanukkah classics.
Performance pieces will include work by Mark Burrows, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Juan Garcia de Zespedes and Francisco Guerrero. The Kent State Chorale will be accompanied by Eva Chang.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with valid ID or under 18. For more information, call 330-672-2172. Tickets are available for purchase at the door; cash or check only.
The Kent State Chorale features 30 student vocalists from diverse areas of study, including both music majors and non-music majors. The group rehearses four days a week to master five centuries of choral literature. As the flagship choral ensemble of the university, the Kent State Chorale performs on campus and throughout the region and state, touring each spring semester.
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New Date for Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series
Acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Mayda del Valle will speak at this year’s Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Kiva. This event is free and open to the public.
Del Valle is the winner of the 2001 Nuyorican Grand Slam Championship and went on to win the 2001 National Poetry Slam Individual Championship. Del Valle is also the youngest person and first Latino to win the title. A native of the South Side of Chicago, she began performing her own writing while in high school and relocated to New York City after graduating from Williams College with a B.A. in art.
Del Valle also made an appearance on the HBO show “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry.” She also started a one-woman show, “The Insecurities of an Eagle,” which won her an Audience Favorite Award at New York City’s third annual Downtown Urban Theatre Festival. While an artist in residence at Youth Speaks, she recently premiered an excerpt of a new show “Salida” as part of the Living Word Festival.
She combines profoundly personal and thought-provoking work with the rhythm and pulse of hip-hop culture.
The Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series is funded by the Office of the Provost and coordinated by the Honors College.
For additional questions or if you need special accommodations for disabilities, please notify the Honors College as soon as possible at 330-672-2312.
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College of Education, Health and Human Services Hosts Scholastic Book Fair
The College of Education, Health and Human Services' Instructional Resource Center will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair from Nov. 26-30 in 221 White Hall. The book fair will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a variety of books, including children’s and teens’ books, cookbooks, reference books, picture books, educational books and more. Start your holiday shopping early and give the gift of reading to those special ones in your life.
For more information about the college, visit www.kent.edu/ehhs.
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Dance ’12: Winterplay at Kent State Features Diverse Program by Dance Faculty
The Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance will present an evening of choreography created by dance faculty members on Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. Dance ’12: Winterplay will be presented on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at the E. Turner Stump Theatre in the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Dr.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for Kent State faculty, staff and alumni, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students under 18 years of age or with a college ID. Tickets are free for all Kent Campus, full-time, undergraduate students. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Performing Arts Box Office at 330-672-ARTS (2787) or through www.dance.kent.edu. Box office hours are Monday – Friday, from noon – 5 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. E. Turner Stump Theatre is fully accessible and has ample, free parking.
The concert highlights the versatility and diverse artistic approaches of the Kent State dance faculty members Kimberly Karpanty, Erin LaSala, Joan Meggitt, Bill Sallak, Erin Smith and Barbara Allegra Verlezza. Faculty, student and alumni dancers will perform world premieres of modern dance and jazz works, and members of Akros Percussion Collective –Matthew Dudack, Jeff Neitzke and Dance Music Director Bill Sallak – will perform “Musique de Tables” by Thierry de Mey.
Dance ’12 is a collaboration between faculty and students in the School of Theatre and Dance and involves more than 75 dancers, designers, faculty members, crew members and staff. Actor and director Eric van Baars, who will provide background information and insights about each piece prior to its performance, will host the concert.
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