College of Arts and Sciences events calendar

Contact information

Music events: For more information, contact Darrell Born at 360-438-4506 or dborn@stmartin.edu.

Theatre events: For more information, contact David Hlavsa at 360-438-4345 or dhlavsa@stmartin.edu.

Harvie Lecture Series: For more information, contact Robert Hauhart at 360-438-4525 or rhauhart@stmartin.edu.

Social Action Speaker Series: For more information, contact Aaron Goings at 360-438-4406 or agoings@stmartin.edu.

Les Bailey Writers Series
For more information, contact Olivia Archibald at 360-438-4357 or oarchibald@stmartin.edu


College of Arts and Sciences
5000 Abbey Way SE, OM 329
Lacey, WA 98503-7500
360-438-4564

Eric Apfelstadt, dean
EApfelstadt@stmartin.edu

Aaron Coby, associate dean
ACoby@stmartin.edu

Laura Hoff, executive assistant
LHoff@stmartin.edu

Kimberly Wilson, administrative assistant
KWilson@stmartin.edu

Events calendar

October 2014

Les Bailey Writers Series
An evening with acclaimed author Brian Doyle

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
7 p.m.
Norman Worthington Conference Center

Portland-based Brian Doyle joins us as the inaugural writer for the all new Les Bailey Writer Series to ruminate on…

"Grace under duress, stories as food, laughter as a weapon against the dark, courage when it doesn't make any sense, and minor further discussion of basketball, writers, hawks, headlong children, the prevalence of miracles, and thorny holiness."

For additional information, please visit our writers series page.

Sacred Music Concert

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Abbey Church

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Abbey Church

Music @ 11 Recital Series
Featuring Cynthia Zechmann, harp

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
11 a.m.
Kreielsheimer Hall

Cynthia Zechmann is a successful freelance harpist based in Olympia, Washington. She has performed with the Cleveland Institute of Music with fifty other harpists from around the world; in addition to performing for President Jimmy Carter, President Bush, Sr. and at three Governor Inauguration Ceremonies. Cynthia started studying the harp at the age of 12. She also studied at the Eastman School of Music an at the Salzedo Harp School in Camden, Maine for two summers.

Cynthia's performances consist of a variety of Classical, Pop, Broadway and Christian. She has two CD's available.

For additional information, please contact Darrell Born.


November 2014

Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series
Washington State's Moratorium on the Death Penalty

Friday, Nov. 7
4:00 p.m.
Harned Hall 110

Nicholas Brown, legal advisor to Governor Jay Inslee, will discuss the history of the death penalty in Washington State and the factors that led to Governor Inslee's moratorium.

For additional information, please visit our lecture page.

SMU Theatre Department
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Jean-Claude Van Itallie
Directed by David Hlavsa

Nov. 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
7:30 p.m.

Nov. 16
2:00 p.m.

Kreielsheimer Arts Building

The scene is a country estate in the declining days of Czarist Russia, the home of an old and ailing professor, his young wife, and various other family members. For years the estate, under the management of Uncle Vanya, brother of the professor's first wife, has yielded a modest income, but now, with the professor older and bored, he offers the idea of selling the estate and investing the money in bonds—a prospect most unsettling for those who have come to regard the place as their home. Counterpointed against the professor's unrest are the situations of others in the family: his daughter Sonya's unrequited passion for the local doctor, Astrov, who visits often; Vanya's love for the professor's young wife; and her own unspoken attraction to another. Throughout there is the bittersweet, deeply human aura of real people helplessly in thrall to events and feelings beyond their control. In the end the estate is not sold and, as the summer wanes, the professor and his wife depart, leaving the others to settle back into the uneventful but bearable routine that has become their way of life.

Tickets at the door: $12 general admission; $7 students/seniors/military; Nov. 19 is Pay-What-You-Will.

Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

For additional information, please contact David Hlavsa.

Music @ 11 Recital Series
Featuring Jazz Vocalist/Guitarist Phil Lawson and Dennis Hastings

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
11 a.m.
Kreielsheimer Hall

For additional information, please contact Darrell Born.


December 2014

Christmas Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, South Puget Sound Community College

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion


April 2015

SMU Theatre Department
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Grace Caruso

Apr. 11, 14, 15, 16, 17 18
7:30 p.m.

Apr. 12
2:00 p.m.

State Theatre, 204 4th Ave., Olympia, WA

Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament's most infamous and unexplained sinner.

Tickets at the door: $12 general admission; $7 students/seniors/military; Apr. 14 is Pay-What-You-Will.

Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

For additional information, please contact David Hlavsa.

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