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  • World War I Centary at F&M

The World War I Steering Committee is excited to share with you the rich variety of activities planned for 2014-2015 to commemorate the First World War at Franklin & Marshall College.

August 30-31, 2014
First-year student discussions of World War I short stories
College Houses

September 4, 2014 (Tentative)
Opening reception for exhibits “Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Women and Work in World War I” and “Building Memory: Architecture and the Great War”
Phillips Museum of Art

September 9, 2014, 7 p.m.
Film Series – The End of St. Petersburg
Bonchek College House

September 16, 2014, 7 p.m.
Film Series – Westfront 1918
Brooks College House

September 17, 2014, 5 p.m.
Before Rosie the Riveter: Work and the New Woman in WWI 
Gallery talk with Misty Bastian
Phillips Museum of Art

September 18, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
Vera Brittain Reading Group
Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

October 2, 2014, 7 p.m.
Dada Night
Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

October 7, 2014, 5 p.m.
The Gothic Flame: Forging Memory of World War I
Gallery talk with Kostis Kourelis
Phillips Museum of Art

October 16, 2014, 7 p.m.
Film Series – La Grande Illusion
Ware College House

October 23, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
Vera Brittain Reading Group
Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

October 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Common Hour: Jay Winter, the Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University
Mayser Gymnasium

October 30-November 2, 2014
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Associate Professor of Theatre Carol Davis will direct this Shakespeare classic which will be set during the period of the Great War.
Roschel Performing Arts Center

November 6, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Common Hour: Remembering World War I
Featuring Scott Salmon '12, author of an honors thesis on F&M and other institutions of higher education in WWI; the F&M Orchestra playing Gustav Holst's "The Planets;" and poetry read by Writers House community members
Mayser Gymnasium

November 13, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Common Hour: Fall Dance Concert
Featuring excerpts from a work by seminal modern dancer and choreographer Isadora Duncan, who threw her artistic and humanitarian efforts into supporting the French in World War I.
Mayser Gymnasium

November 13, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
Vera Brittain Reading Group
Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

November 13, 2014, 7 p.m.
Film Series – Sergeant York
New College House

December 4, 2014, 7 p.m.
Film Series – Gallipoli
Weis College House

December 11, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
Vera Brittain Reading Group
Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

February 21, 2015, 8 p.m.
Zulal Armenian: A Cappella Folk Trio
Part of the Sound Horizons Concert Series
Barshinger Center for Musical Arts

March 28, 2015
World War I Centenary: Perspectives on the Great War in the 21st Century
Central Pennsylvania Consortium Joint Conference featuring Jenny Waldman, creative producer for the 2012 London Olympics cultural festival and official director of Britain's commemorative program for World War I

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