November 14, 2019 – November 17, 2019
THEATER PERFORMANCE – NOVEMBER 14-17
A comedy by Pierre Corneille and freely adapted by Tony Kushner
Presented by Springfield College Theater
Director: Martin Shell, Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
In the dead of night, a father, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, creeps into a dark cave to engage the services of the mysterious magician there. The sorcerer conjures up strange and unsettling visions of the life the son has been living, full of wild passions, betrayals, adventures, and the perils of love. Tony Kushner’s lively adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 17th-century comedy explores the concept of reality and questions whether everything or anything is as it seems.
Suggested general admission: $5; Students, senior citizens: $2
November 20, 2019
Leading in a Changing World
With Jorge Perez, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, 7 p.m.
Harold C. Smith Learning Commons Presentation Room
Springfield College, 263 Alden St., Springfield, Mass.
Jorge Perez believes that today’s leaders are facing an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Despite significant disruptions in just about every industry, many nonprofit organizations remain relatively unchanged. He wants to see organizations like the Y focus on innovations outside of their current service models: Swim lessons without in-ground pools, fitness classes without buildings, technology as an extension of the member experience, hyper-efficient business models, and cause-driven human development. With a renewed focus on achievement, relationships, and belonging, the tools to accomplish transformation must extend beyond programs. In this presentation, Perez will explore these and other ideas.
Jorge Perez is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader, CEO, manager, and director of large
complex organizations. He’s an accomplished strategic thinker, program innovator, fundraiser, and mission champion. Currently, Perez serves as the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and has previously served local Ys across the country and at the YMCA of the USA. He also has volunteered on many national, statewide, and local boards.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Erin Friedman at (413) 748-3386 or email@example.com. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Tamara Biggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 748-3407 as soon as possible to discuss your accessibility needs.
Sponsored by the Office of YMCA Relations and the YMCA Club
The Sport Management and Recreation Graduate Program presents a forum on
eSports in the College Setting
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, 7 p.m.
Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room (B), Flynn Campus Union
Join us for a discussion on eSports, a fast-growing phenomenon in the world of competitive video gaming, and how it is impacting college academics, athletics, and recreation. Our panelists will talk about how eSports can be integrated into the college setting. They also will explore what other colleges, universities, and schools have done to help grow and learn about this emerging market, which is set to surpass all professional sports in viewership by 2021. Panelists also will look at whether there is a place for eSports at Springfield College and how it would work here. A brief question-and-answer period will conclude the panel discussion.
A Springfield College Sport Management student, Linley has competed in eSports events over the past five years. He is creating his own eSports community using his Livestream on Twitch.
An administrator and coach at Mahar Regional High School in Orange, Mass., Magoffin is the school physical education chair and coach of the Mahar Disruptors, the first state-sanctioned high school eSports team in western Massachusetts.
Ritacco is dean of the School of Design and Technology at Becker College in Worcester, Mass.
Becker College is one of the first colleges to implement academic programming for an
eSports-related major and club sports team.
Ariel Rodriguez, PhD
Rodriguez is associate professor and program director of recreation management at Springfield College. As an active member in the gaming community, Rodriguez will provide expertise about eSport and the recreation field.
For more information, contact Anna Woosley at email@example.com.
Special thank you to the Sport Management Club for sponsoring the event.
November 21, 2019
FILL THE BUS
Food donations sought to help those in need!
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
9 a.m. to noon
As part of our Humanics tradition, members of the Springfield College Student Athlete
Leadership Team are partnering with members of the Department of Public Safety and Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement to assist the Foodbank of Western Massachusetts, German Gerena Community School, and Springfield College Food Pantry.Our goal is to fill a box with donated food for each of the 50 seats on the Springfield College athletics bus or fill a cruiser with donated items.Please bring nonperishable food items to the front of the Physical Education Complex to help fill the bus or to the front entrance of the Flynn Campus Union to fill a public safety cruiser.
Canned fruit and vegetables
Canned soup and gravy
Cornbread and biscuit mix
Pasta and pasta sauce Peanut butter
For more information, contact Michelle Lee Scecina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 22, 2019 – November 24, 2019
Best of Broadway
December 2, 2019 – December 13, 2019
ART EXHIBITION – DECEMBER 2-13
Student Art Exhibition
The student exhibition will showcase the work of students in studio arts classes. Work will include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, computer graphics, mixed media, and ceramics.
William Blizard Gallery
Gallery reception for artists and public: Thursday, December 5 from 4-6 p.m.
December 3, 2019
Springfield College welcomes accomplished and highly respected athlete education, development, and transition expert, Dr. Janice L. Hilliard, to the campus on Dec. 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., in the Marsh Memorial Chapel. Hilliard’s presentation entitled, “Athletes, Leadership, and Social Responsibility: Where We Came From, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going,” is part of the 2019-20 “Humanics Triathlon” project led by Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, Judy L. Van Raalte.
December 4, 2019
Dine with a purpose! We invite you to join us for a pasta dinner benefiting the Springfield College Alternative Break Program. Tickets are $10/person and available from any Alternative Break Program participant or the Center for Service and Leadership. Dinner will take place from 4-7pm in the Dodge Rooms on campus. Feel free to drop in and dine anytime during the event.
This year we will have over fifty students traveling throughout the US and South America living the Springfield College mission of Leadership in Service to Others. Students will be serving in Springfield, Virginia, North Carolina, South Dakota and Bogota, Colombia. Students are responsible for funding their entire service experience. The pasta dinner is one of their main fundraising activities.
Tickets are $10 each and are available from the Center for Service and Leadership (Campus Union Room 342) or any student participating in a trip.
December 6, 2019
The Springfield College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement hosts a free event for families from the community as part of First Friday Family Fun Nights.
December 6, 2019 – December 8, 2019
DANCE PERFORMANCE – DECEMBER 6-8
Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Be a part of an evening to remember at Springfield College as current dance students and alumni combine to perform a new dance work by acclaimed choreographer Monica Bill Barnes and collaborator Robbie Saenz de Viteri. Barnes founded Monica Bill Barnes & Company with a goal to “bring dance where it doesn’t belong.” Company members have performed in venues ranging from Upright Citizen’s Brigade to The Sydney Opera House. Performances have been presented in more than 100 cities throughout the U.S. and internationally. Barnes has worked in film, theater, and set more than 30 different works with college students all over the country. Saenz de Viteri began working in theater as an audio script assistant to Anna Deavere Smith. He has created performances and toured productions throughout the world with the Obie Award-winning Nature Theater of Oklahoma. He has created, produced, and performed in Happy Hour, The Museum Workout, and One Night Only with Monica Bill Barnes & Company. Within each of these new contexts and borrowed environments, the company members’ work constantly finds humor in their awkward, everyday triumphs and failures.
In addition, Springfield College nationally recognized dance faculty member and director, Sarah Zehnder, will also premiere exciting new works.
General admission: $5; students: $4; senior citizens and children: $2 Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling (413) 748-3930.
December 10, 2019
Annual Winter Concert
Springfield College Department of Music
Marsh Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
Join members of the Springfield College Department of Music for their annual winter concert featuring the Springfield College Community Chorus, the Springfield College Band, and soloists. Seasonal music and other popular favorites will get you moving and singing along.
January 28, 2020
Springfield College welcomes Courts for Kids President, Derek Nesland, to the campus on January 28, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fuller Arts Center. Nesland’s presentation entitled, “Who Says There’s No Traveling in Basketball? Community Development Through Court Building Around the Globe,” will highlight the service to humanity mission provided by Courts for Kids, a non-profit 501c3 organization that helps build multi-sport courts in economically disadvantaged areas throughout the world. Nesland’s presentation is part of the 2019-20 “Humanics Triathlon” project led by Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, Judy L. Van Raalte.
April 8, 2020
The annual McCabe Lecture will be held in Fuller Arts Center on 4/8/2020 at 4PM.
The guest lecturer will be Springfield College alumni, Mark Tisa, Director of the Mass Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.