Events Planned for Upcoming Semester

William Woods University has a number of cultural events planned for the upcoming semester. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. The events include:


· An exhibit of “Paintings and Works on Paper” by Garry Noland, Jan. 13 to Feb. 9 in the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


· A celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday at 7 p.m. Jan. 20, in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. The speaker is the Rev. Dr. Wallace Hartsfield, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo., and vice president of the National Baptist Convention. He has served as host of the Black Achievement Awards on B.E.T. and is nationally known for his oratory skills, as well as his community service. Clarice Scott-Ellison, a gospel singer from Columbia, will make a guest musical appearance.


· SwingDance America, a dance show featuring swing dance styles spanning three generations and encompassing regional variations of the dance from all across the United States. Part of the President’s Concert Series, this performance will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center.


· An exhibit of sculpture by Matthew Zupnick Feb. 15 to March 15 in the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

· A traditional Pow Wow, featuring Native American Indian dances, regalia, food, trade goods, music and traditions, starting at noon Feb. 15 in the Helen Stephens Sports Complex. This is an intertribal social gathering open to all. A $1 donation is suggested.


· “Blood Relations,” a psychological thriller that takes place several years after the trial of the infamous Lizzie Borden. It will be performed Feb. 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 8 p.m., with the matinee performance Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m., in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for ages 3-12 and 55 and up.


· The humorous, haunting and entertaining “Confessions of a Ghost Hunter.” It will be presented by Troy Taylor at 7 p.m. March 4 in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center as part of the President’s Lecture Series.


· A presentation by graduating theatre student Erin Hux of Fulton March 14 and 15 in Dulany Auditorium. Hux is creating a soap opera for her senior project. Times TBA.


· The Senior Spring Art Show and paintings, ceramics and jewelry by WWU alumni Romney Nesbit, Audrey Schmitz and Dell Fox. The exhibits will be April 3 to May 3 in the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


· “Faith County,” a hilarious comedy involving life, love and death at the Faith County Fair. It is scheduled for April 25 and 26 and May 2 and 3 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance April 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for ages 3-12 and 55 and up.