Campus Events
Campus Events
September 19, 2017
Conservatory

Sunday, September 24, 2017

7:00pm Faculty recital:Mark Urness, bass, with Mary Van De Loo, piano
Location: Harper Hall
Mark Urness is a versatile bassist, composer, and educator. His diverse performance experience encompasses orchestral, chamber, solo, jazz playing. He was awarded first prize in the International Society of Bassists Jazz Competition. His unaccompanied jazz CD, Foreground, was released in 2009. Bass World magazine described his playing as "completely in command of the instrument and the tunes, rife with good ideas, melodic instinct, and groove, not to mention killer intonation on the double stops and chords." Recent performances include chamber music broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Radio, and jazz performances with Bill Carrothers, Danilo Perez, Peter Erskine, and Joe Locke. Prior to his appointment to the faculty of Lawrence University, Mr. Urness taught at the University of Iowa, Coe College, and the University of Northern Iowa. He received a Master of Music in double bass performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Northern Iowa, and studied music and computer science at the University of Iowa. Mary Van De Loo teaches piano pedagogy and coordinates the keyboard skills program at the Lawrence Conservatory, as well as maintaining a studio of pre-college students. A member of MTNA, she is a sought-after workshop clinician and adjudicator, and she has had articles published in Clavier and Keyboard Companion magazines. Prior to her position at Lawrence, Ms. Van De Loo was Director of the Division of Preparatory Music at Indiana State University, where she taught piano and coordinated all activities for the pre-college piano program. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from Lawrence University and a Master of Music degree in piano and piano pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. She has studied piano with Theodore Rehl and Digby Bell and pedagogy with Kathleen Murray, Jane Magrath, and E.L. Lancaster.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

8:00pm Guest recital:Katie Ernst Twin Talk
Location: Harper Hall

Chicago band Twin Talk has been steadily gaining notoriety for their offbeat melodic approach to creative improvised music. Drummer Andrew Green, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, and bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst have focused their creative energies on exploring collaborative musical communication. Much like the phenomenon of cryptophasia ("twin speak") in identical twins, the band shares an ever-expanding musical language that is deeply personal and highly connected.

The three musicians have an affinity for melody and nuance, but the fabled Chicago tradition of improvised music has had its affect on the band. Chicago's legacy of creative improvisers has had a profound influence on the band's defiant risk-taking and spontaneity.

Twin Talk has been featured at the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Chicago Music Summit, and tours frequently throughout the US.


Friday, September 29, 2017

7:00pm ImprovisationaLU
Location: Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch) & Warch Campus Center 225 - Esch Hurvis Room (Hurvis)
A two-day music festival that is designed to share and promote improvisational music within our community.
8:00pm Guest recital and group class:Hanna Hurwitz, violin
Location: Harper Hall
Playing with "live-wire splendor" (The New York Times) violinist, Hanna Hurwitz, comes from a family of literary and performing artists. As a musician who equally enjoys performing classics of the repertoire as well as new music of our time, Hanna's recent activities have included performances with the Ensemble Dal Niente, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Lucerne Festival Academy, Eastman BroadBand, and Slee Sinfonietta. She has been a member of resident chamber ensembles at international festivals including the SoundSCAPE Festival and Festival Spaziomusica in Italy, as well as the Cervantino Festival and Festival Internacional Chihuahua in Mexico. This past season, Hanna premiered works in the United States, Italy, Spain, and Greece. She is the featured violinist in both Cantos, the Bridge Records recording of music by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and in Diaries, the Urtext release of music by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez. Hanna also enjoys an active and varied teaching career. She is currently on the faculty at the University at Buffalo where she is adjunct violin instructor. In addition, she served as coordinator and coach for the chamber music program at the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and is currently a chamber music coach at the Kanack School of Music. Previously, Hanna served as teaching assistant to Charles Castleman at the Eastman School of Music, and Academic Assistant to the Miro Quartet at the University of Texas at Austin. Hanna holds a Bachelor's Degree and Performance Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, a Master's Degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts with a minor in Performance Psychology from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester.
Lectures and Art

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

4:00pm Career Services Drop-In Hours
Location: Career Services, Alice G. Chapman Hall, 2nd Floor
Visit Career Services, without an appointment, to ask quick questions about resumes, cover letters, CVs or any other career-related topics.
4:30pm People of Color Reception
Location: Warch Campus Center 325 - Nathan Marsh Pusey Room
People of Color Reception
4:30pm Artist Talk by Sydia Reyes
Location: Wriston Art Center 224 - Wriston Auditorium
Artist talk by Venezuelan sculptor Sydia Reyes.
7:00pm Improv Auditions
Location: Memorial Hall 002 - Classroom
Auditions for Lawrence's long-form improv team
7:30pm Rocky Horror Picture Show Auditions!
Location: Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
The title says it all, it is time once again to find the players in our shadowcast of the Rocky Horror Picture show! All that's really necessary is access to the projector room, as well as someone in tech crew to set up the projector. This event, in theory, shouldn't take the entire time, but I scheduled it as such to allow anyone interested to audition.
8:00pm EPOC meeting
Location: International House 107 - Living Room (With Dining Room, Kitchen Access)
Weekly meeting of LUCC's Event Planning committee. Open to all students!
8:00pm PAO General Meeting
Location: Memorial Hall 105 - Classroom
PAO meeting together to celebrate and learn more about Asian heritage culture.
8:00pm RiseUp Volunteer Orientation
Location: Warch Campus Center 308 - Kraemer Conference Room
This meeting will be to prepare our RiseUp volunteers for when they work with high school students from Appleton West High School. It is required that everyone interested in volunteering with RiseUp this term attend this meeting. If they cannot attend, they should contact Schuyler Borges at borgess@lawrence.edu
8:00pm SLUG Meeting
Location: Youngchild Hall 218 - Geology/Biology Seminar Room
Weekly meeting for the Sustainable Lawrence University Garden.
Athletics

Thursday, September 21, 2017

11:00am Lawrence Volleyball Cancer Shirts
Location: Warch Campus Center 211A - Lobby Table Area Near Mail Room
Sell Cancer Awareness Shirts for our Play for the Cure match on October 20th

Thursday, September 28, 2017

11:00am Lawrence Volleyball Cancer Shirts
Location: Warch Campus Center 211A - Lobby Table Area Near Mail Room
Sell Cancer Awareness Shirts for our Play for the Cure match on October 20th

Monday, October 2, 2017

11:00am Lawrence Volleyball Cancer Shirts
Location: Warch Campus Center 211A - Lobby Table Area Near Mail Room
Sell Cancer Awareness Shirts for our Play for the Cure match on October 20th

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

11:00am Lawrence Volleyball Cancer Shirts
Location: Warch Campus Center 211A - Lobby Table Area Near Mail Room
Sell Cancer Awareness Shirts for our Play for the Cure match on October 20th

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

11:00am Lawrence Volleyball Cancer Shirts
Location: Warch Campus Center 211A - Lobby Table Area Near Mail Room
Sell Cancer Awareness Shirts for our Play for the Cure match on October 20th