The Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS) will offer an array of fall 2010 presentations and performances at SUNY Cortland.
Children 10 and under will be admitted to all events for free. Tickets for events charging an admission may be obtained through the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office, Corey Union Room 406, or at the door one hour prior to the performance or lecture. For more information, call (607) 753-5574.
Singer and songwriter Deidre McCalla will speak on the topic of “Outside the Lines: Reflections on Race, Gender, Sexuality, Art, Parenting and Politics” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, in the Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. Co-sponsored during Family Weekend by the Multicultural Life Office, the talk is free and open to the public.
McCalla will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Corey Union Function Room. From the moment the artist from Georgia takes the stage, her engaging presence and irresistible blend of folk, country, rock and pop seize the listeners by the heart and won't let go. More details about her performance can be found on her website at www.deidremccalla.com. The event will feature an ongoing dessert reception. Admission is $3 for SUNY Cortland students and $5 for general admission.
Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan will give a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Corey Union Function Room. A reception will follow. Admission is free for all students through college age. General admission is $5. Blumenthal Lazan’s memoir, Four Perfect Pebbles, A Holocaust Story, co-authored with Lila Perl, tells an unforgettable survival story about how, following Adolph Hitler’s rise to power, as a child she along with her parents and brother were trapped in Nazi Germany. More information about Blumenthal Lazan is available at her website, www.fourperfectpebbles.com. Copies of the book, inscribed by the author, will be available for purchase at the lecture. This program was developed with input from Professor Emeritus of History Sanford Gutman, Interim Director of Multicultural Life Noelle Paley and Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Political Science Henry Steck.
The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, in the Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre. Wide in appeal, for more than 25 years the dance ensemble has made an enormous contribution to the effort of preserving and perpetuating American Indian culture through performances that specialize in the songs and dances of the tribes of the Northwest Coast, Woodlands (Iroquois and Winnebago), Plains (Sioux) and the Southwest (Hopi and Santo Domingo). Admission is $3 for SUNY Cortland students and $5 for general admission. More information is available at www.ctmd.org/touringartists/thunderbird.htm. This program was developed with input from Dawn Van Hall, digital imaging specialist at Memorial Library.