OCCC to Celebrate Humanities Week, Oct. 8-17, 2012

    (Published: 10-03-12)

The Great Gatsby

Join Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) students and faculty as they celebrate Humanities Week, Oct. 8-17, on the college campus. The week-long event will feature concerts, readings, a poetry jam and more.

The theme for this year's event is "The Great Gatsby," and the event will coincide with the nation-wide event, "The Big Read."  Highlights of Humanities Week will include the OCCC student jazz ensemble performing "The Music of Gatsby," and a select group of music majors presenting "The Woody Guthrie Project."  

More Humanities Week events include:

The Big Read, Monday, Oct. 8

Drop by to participate or listen to readings and performances of The Great Gatsby Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the General Dining Area of the College Union. 

Those interested in volunteering to read or perform are welcome, and all instructors are encouraged to bringing their classes to read or be a part of the audience. Costumes and props are welcome but not necessary. 

For more information, please contact Michael Snyder at msnyder@occc.edu , or at 405-682-1611 ext. 7638. 

Campus Voices: Jim Stovall, Tuesday, Oct. 9

Come and listen to best-selling author, Jim Stovall, who wrote, The Ultimate Gift. In 2007, the novel turned movie was released in theaters and is now a 20th Century Fox major motion picture. Hear Jim from 2 to 4 p.m. in rooms CU 2 and CU 3 of the College Union.

The Jazz of Gatsby, Tuesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 11

Enjoy two concerts beginning at 7 p.m. in the Bruce Owen Theater on the OCCC campus. The first performance set for Oct. 9 is "The Music of Gatsby”; on Oct. 11, guests can enjoy "The Woody Guthrie Project." The concerts will also feature a select group of OCCC student musicians, and both performances are free to the public. For more information, please contact OCCC Professor Michael Boyle at, mboyle@occc.edu.

Poetry Jam/Open Mic, Wednesday, Oct. 10

Share your writings at Poetry Jam/Open Mic, hosted by OCCC student presenters in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 12 to 1 p.m.

The Poetry Jam is open to all faculty, staff and students who would like to participate. For more information, please contact Lori Farr at lfarr@occc.edu .

TEDxOCCC, Thursday, Oct. 11

Share the passion for the subject you teach with the OCCC campus during TEDxOCCC, Thursday, Oct. 11 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in College Union 3.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Hearing from representatives in the science department, engineering, social sciences, math department, health professions, automotive, and many others will give students a sense of the humanity that ties our college together.

To participate, or for more information, please contact Stephen Morrow at smorrow@occc.edu, or at 405-682-1611 ext. 7350.

Life During The Great Gatsby Era: Richard Rouillard, Thursday, Oct. 11

OCCC Professor Richard Rouillard will be making a presentation on The Great Gatsby from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in College Union 1 and 2.

He will be performing as a fictitious character who is acquainted with Gatsby and talk about the events in the text as they relate to the social, economic and historical events that underlie the novel. Come see Prof. Rouillard as “Sheldon Clark” the fictitious character of the era and of the well-known Clark family in Boston. 

Humanities Week is sponsored by the OCCC Arts and Humanities Division and OCCC Office of Student Life. For more information, contact Kim Jameson, kjameson@occc.edu, or Erin Logan,  elogan@occc.edu.


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