News & Announcements

Spring 2021 CLASS Events

January

MLK_day.pngTuesday, January 19 from 12:00 noon – 12:30 pm
Sponsored by Cleveland State University
Virtual Candlelight Vigil for Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featuring photographs of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King from the Michael Schwartz Library’s Cleveland Memory Project.
Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoceCqqjooHtC7pY-fcGQLx9vXXBE8cYZe
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-929-436-2866; meeting ID: 87569241244#

Jody WilliamsWednesday, January 27 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm
School of Film & Media Arts
FMA Guest Speaker Series: Joe “Jody” Williams
Director of Photography Joe “Jody” Williams will discuss his career in the film industry with students at this virtual event.
For the past twenty years, Joe 'Jody' Williams has worked on a wide range of projects ranging from major studio films with Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, and Spike Lee to short films, music videos, and documentaries. Jody's expertise behind the camera began as a film loader fresh out of film school on a movie called Telling Lies in America. He moved up the ranks as a camera assistant to camera operator then to director of photography on one of FOX's all-time top-rated shows, Empire. His latest work Coming 2 America for Paramount Pictures will be released in March 2021. Jody's previous credits range from critically acclaimed films such as the 25th Hour to award-winning independent features like One Week and run & gun documentaries like F.E.D.S. Jody's work has been highlighted in the International Cinematographers Guild Magazine (April '07) among many others. Born and raised in Cleveland, Jody earned his MFA from the Ohio University School of Film in 1996.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/85281405153

Cyre_eJarelleJohnson.jpgFriday, January 29 at 5:30 pm
CSU Poetry Center
Writers at Work
With poet and writer Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, hosted by Kamden Hilliard
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/89211680064

February

Monday, February 1 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Black Studies Program
Virtual Carter G. Woodson/Madam C. J. Walker Extravaganza
Highlighting student reflections of Black Historical figures through their speeches and publications.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdOuuqTItGNaXF2iFFv0Ly-mrY9Tnz-ww
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-301-715-8592; meeting ID: 82932679722#

Ali Black.jpgFriday, February 19 at 6:30 pm
CSU Poetry Center
Release Party
Celebrate the release of Ali Black’s If It Heals at All
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/82560044823

 

 

JenPonton875x539.jpgWednesday, February 24 from 5:15 – 6:45 pm
School of Film & Media Arts
Guest Speaker Series: Jen Ponton Actor / Podcast Host / Activist
Most known as the fiercely feminist fat activist 'Rubi' on AMC's critical darling DIETLAND, Jen is an award-winning actress and body liberation activist. With a television resume that includes 30 ROCK, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, THE BLACKLIST, and BLUE BLOODS, she also starred in the late Ash Christian's body-positive romantic comedy, LOVE ON THE RUN.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/82218908566
Meeting ID: 822 1890 8566

Thursday, February 25 at 12:00 noon
Black Studies Program
Virtual Sankofa Panel Discussion: “Edutainment” Agency in the Address of Social Issues through Theatre
Featuring a pre-panel Spoken Word presentation by Daniel Gray-Kontar, Executive Director of Twelve Literary Arts.
Moderated by Prester Pickett, M.F.A., Panelists include the following: Raymond Bobgan, Executive Director of the Cleveland Public Theatre; Adrienne Gosselin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English; Holly Holsinger, Associate Professor of Theatre; and Tony Sias, M.F.A., President/C.E.O. of Karamu House Theatre.
Presented as a pre-Project 400 Conference event.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3MKE_gcwS2yZegmPv0tq1Q
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-312-626-6799; meeting ID: 82444741136#

Friday, February 26
Department of Theatre and Dance
Virtual Dance Presentation
For more information, visit csuohio.edu/theatredance.

March

Monday, March 8 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
School of Music
Cleveland State University Jazz Showcase Livestream @ BOP STOP
John Perrine, Joe Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
Virtual Event URL: https://www.themusicsettlement.org/calendar Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page at 7:00 pm jazz-filled evening featuring CSU Jazz Ensemble and Small Combos from Cleveland State University! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

RedBikeThursday, March 11 – Saturday, March 13
Department of Theatre and Dance
Red Bike​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Holly Holsinger, director
Remember when you were eleven years old and you had a bike, one that made you dream about a world bigger than the one in which you live? This is that memory. Except it is now. Red Bike is a shared storytelling event from the perspective of a pre-adolescent who is played by all actors in the cast. The play follows not only thoughts about the dying town in which it takes place but also embodies the emotions of the storyteller(s) as the bike speeds out of control. Red Bike is about the divide between those who have and those who long for.
For more information, visit csuohio.edu/theatredance.

KevinLatimer.jpgFriday, March 12 at 5:00 pm
CSU Poetry Center
Writers at Work
With poet and publisher Kevin Latimer
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/89085937076

Wednesday, March 17 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Black Studies Program
Virtual Ralph Pruitt Lecture and Presentation: Employing Cleveland Black Her-story in Creative Works
Featuring excerpts from a one-woman performance by Sherrie Tolliver and a lecture by Lisa Langford, M.F.A. Presented as a Women’s History Month event.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcuyvqjosGNEinRW0v1GZ7WckwRaa9EyN
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-929-436-2866; meeting ID: 87255741625#

WOK_2020.jpgWednesday, March 24 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Office of the Dean (CLASS)
11th Annual Ways of Knowing Public Opinion and the Fracturing of Democracy
Presider: Allyson Robichaud, Interim Dean College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Presenters: Qingshan Tan, Political Science Department Richard M. Perloff, School of Communication

Wednesday, March 31 from 1:30–2:30 pm
Department of History
Activism: An Interdisciplinary Conversation
Facilitators
    •    Shelley E. Rose, Department of History, CSU
    •    Mary Triece, Director of the Women’s Studies Program, University of Akron
    •    Michael Cangemi, Department of History, United States Military Academy
    •    Sherrae M. Mack, Black Studies Program, CSU
    •    Christine Stonebraker-Martinez, InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF)
    •    Michael Wiitala, Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion, CSU
Registration: https://bit.ly/ActivismConRegistration

April

Homepage_Header_Gallery_223_43.pngNow - Saturday, April 3
The Galleries at CSU
Here There Be Monsters
By Laura and Gary Dumm
Glimpses
By Evie Zimmer
360 virtual tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=fTFKsFSuNfE

Friday, April 2 at 12:00 noon
Black Studies Program
Virtual Truth Crushed to Earth Solidarity Day Puppet Show
Featuring puppets from the Michael Schwartz Library celebrating Black History in Cleveland associated with different careers.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApf-Csqz0vE9J0dIT3XjEXzaKkgxvF_Udu
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-312-626-6799; meeting ID: 84489456596#

MironLecture.jpgTuesday, April 6 at 2:00 pm
Cultural Crossing Lecture Series
People of the Air: The Spatial Experience of German Jews in the Third Reich
Following the Nazification of German public space, Jews were forced to navigate new exclusionary situations in the streets and plazas, on the roads, and in a variety of public institutions (such as public libraries) as well as in nature. Moreover, Jewish spaces, like cemeteries, synagogues, and even the home, were transformed and imbued with new meaning. Diaries, personal letters, and press materials give us a glimpse of these spatial realities.
Via Zoom by Professor Guy Miron, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Open University of Israel
Registration required.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdO2upz0rGNfzYAo28AQiCdYwdYf12pMl

PSC_SpeakerSeriesTuesday, April 13 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Department of Political Science
Political Science Speaker Series "Careers in the Federal Government"
Zack Porter, presenter

 

FascistThreat.jpgThursday, April 15 at 4:30 pm
Cultural Crossings Lecture Series
The Fascist Threat: Then and Now
In this roundtable we will explore the nature of fascist antecedents across the globe as well as contemporary dangers.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting on Apr 15, 2021 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Register in advance for this meeting:
https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdO6qpzsoHdc0Pelbz4ldITKRL7qW0AxI
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

TheMoors.jpgThursday, April 15 – Saturday, April 17
Department of Theatre and Dance
The Moors
​​​​​Toby Vera Bercovici, director Two sisters live in the middle of the desolate and savage moors. A governess is summoned, but where is the child she is supposed to care for? What are those sounds coming from the attic? And, what is the dog doing with that chicken? A contemporary dark comedy about longing––for love, for power, for immortality.
For more information, visit csuohio.edu/theatredance.

gabriel blackwell.jpgSunday, April 18 at 5:00 pm
CSU Poetry Center
Writers at Work
With writer and editor Gabriel Blackwell, co-hosted with the Cleveland Review of Books
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/81952174383

Thursday, April 22 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
School of Music
Cleveland State University Vocal Jazz Showcase Livestream @ BOP STOP
Reginald L. Bowens, director
Virtual Event URL: https://www.themusicsettlement.org/calendar Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page at 7:00 pm jazz-filled evening featuring CSU Vocal Jazz Showcase from Cleveland State University!

Friday, April 23
Department of Theatre and Dance
Virtual Dance Presentation
For more information, visit csuohio.edu/theatredance.

Saturday, April 24 at 12:00 noon
Black Studies Program
Virtual Dr. William Wasson Basketball Challenge
Including an Inspirational Locker Room Talk About Academic Success and virtual basketball-oriented competitions.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd--rrTIvEtAoKvDisErteg4zqxajifHm
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-929-436-2866; meeting ID: 85706339584#

Monday, April 26 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
School of Music
Cleveland State University Jazz Showcase Livestream @ BOP STOP
John Perrine, Joe Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
Virtual Event URL: https://www.themusicsettlement.org/calendar Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page at 7:00 pm jazz-filled evening featuring CSU Jazz Ensemble and Small Combos from Cleveland State University! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

May

Student_CallForEntry_web.jpgTuesday, May 4 - Saturday, June 5
The Galleries at CSU
49th Annual Student Show and Merit Scholar Exhibition
South and Center Galleries: 49th Student Show
A juried exhibition of works in all media by CSU students including graduated 2020 students who missed their Student Show. The Student show is organized by SOFA (Student Organization for Fine Arts). Judges are Susan Danko, Vance Farrow, and Annie Peters.
North Gallery: Merit Scholar Exhibition
An exhibition of works created by recipients of the Department of Art and Design Merit Scholarship.