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All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

  Date Time Type of Event Title of Event Location
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
02/26
02/27
02/28
03/01
8pm
8pm
2pm & 8pm
2pm & 8pm
Theatre & Dance All's Well that Ends Well
Told through the lens of a fairytale, this production promises all the love, laughs, drama, and action in this classic Shakespeare play. Tickets: $10-12.
E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, MainStage Theatre
Mon

Fri
03/02
through
04/03
Gallery Hours Art Exhibit Beg Borrow Steel
Artwork by sculptor Stan Smokler. Stan has developed a unique palette, applying industrial cast-offs, "found objects" to create scuptures which deliberately deny their past history in order to serve a new formal purpose. Artist Reception: Thu, 03/05, 4-7pm
Knauer Gallery, Swope Music Building
Mon 03/02 7:30pm Lecture, Seminar, Guest Speaker Chris Herren presents Unguarded - SOLD OUT
A basketball legend from Massachusetts realized his dreams by playing for the Boston Celtics only to lose it all to addiction before rising with a new dream.
Asplundh Concert Hall
Mon 03/02 7:30pm-9pm Other Campus Event Talk Back: Using Your Voice to Create Change
Join the Association for Women's Empowerment (AWE), American Association for University Women (AAUW), and Women's Center as we talk about activism and how to harness your voice for change.
Sykes Room 255B
Wed 03/04 12:15pm Other Campus Event University Forum - Open Discussion on Grant Funding
Dr. Marcos Campillo-Fenoll (Languages and Cultures) and Alina Torres-Zickler (Social Equity) will present information about the University Forum grants and allow time for questions and suggestions for preparing proposals.

13/15 University Ave, Conference Room, 101

Wed 03/04 7:30pm-9:30pm Other Campus Event WCU Women Speak
Experience WCU through a woman’s lens.  Come listen to students as they share their experiences and stories of race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, and more through a variety of mediums and performances. 
Sykes Theater
Wed 03/04 8:15pm School of Music Winter Choral Festival
David DeVenney & Ryan Kelly, directors.
Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
Thu 03/05 7:30pm Film Saving Face
Every year in Pakistan, many people, the majority of them women, are victimized by brutal acid attacks. Saving Face is an intimate look inside Pakistani society, illuminating each woman’s personal journey while showing how reformers are tackling this horrific problem.
Sykes Theater
Fri 03/06 8pm Special Event Jane Pauley
The President's Speaker Series presents Jane Pauley, a respected broadcast journalist for over 30 years, her career has spanned morning, primetime and daytime television making her one of the most recognizable personalities in America. Tickets: $20-$25
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Sat 03/07 5:30pm Other Campus Event Student Affairs Legacy of Leadership Fundraiser/Dinner
A fundraising dinner to recognize alumni who have demonstrated service to WCU through student leadership and continue to utilize those leadership skills in their lives. Also recognized are faculty/staff who demonstrate a commitment to student leadership.
Sykes Student Union
Sun 03/08 2pm Special Event Annual Children's Concert and Instrument Zoo
Kennett Symphony presents Music, Stories in Sound. Tickets: $5
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Mon

Fri
03/09
through
04/10
Gallery Hours Art Exhibit Past & Present
Artwork by John Baker, Sally Van Orden & Gus Sermas. Artist Reception: Thu, 03/19, 4-7pm
The New Gallery, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts
Mon

Fri
03/09
through
03/13
University Calendar Spring Break 2015 - No Classes
Fri 03/13 7:30pm WCU Live! Masters of Soul
This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. Masters of Soul performs The Temptations, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Marvin Gaye and more. Tickets: $13 - $20.
Philips Memorial Building, Asplundh Concert Hall
Sat 03/14 9am - 5pm Conference Chester County Beekeepers Annual Conference
Anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper - setting up hives, harvesting honey and cultivating sustainable bee stock - is invited to attend a one-day conference hosted by the Chester County Beekeepers Association. Cost: $60. Register by March 5.
The Merion Science Center
Sat 03/14 Doors open: 6pm
Show begins: 7pm
Performance 20th JLM Magic and Comedy Spectacular
An evening of family fun provided by some of the world's greatest entertainers of magic and comedy. All proceeds benefit the Exchange Club Family Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Tickets: $20 advance purchase, $28 at the door.
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Tue 03/17 8pm - 11pm Other Campus Event Open Mic Night
Do you love to perform? Do you sing, write poetry, perform comedy, etc.? Come to English Club's monthly Open Mic Night. Anyone can perform or watch, simply show up.
Sykes Common Grounds
Wed
Sun
03/18
03/22
  School of Music 25th Annual Jazz Festival
Workshops, Ensembles, Faculty, WCU Student and High School student performances.
Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre and Ware Family Recital Hall
Wed 03/18 12pm - 12:50pm Lecture, Seminar, Guest Speaker Ethnic Studies Seminar: "3 Ways of Thinking Through Culture on Film"
Talk by Noam Osband, Ph.D. Candidate of Anthropology at Univ. of Penn. and director and producer of the documentary Adelante - a film about Mexican immigrants revitalize a dying Irish-Catholic parish in Norristown, PA. For more details: mceballos@wcupa.edu
Philips Autograph Library
Wed 03/18 7:15pm Lecture, Seminar, Guest Speaker International Day of Happiness
Learn proven methods that increase short and long-term happiness. Students and Steve Uhlenbrock, professor of positive psychology & life coach, share how they use these tools every day. For more details: suhlenbrock@wcupa.edu
Main Hall, Room 168
Thu 03/19 11am - 1pm Lecture, Seminar, Guest Speaker The Enactment of Racial-Cultural Identity Everyday Life Transitions
Presented by Dr. William E. Cross, Jr., a leading American theorist and researcher on Black Identity Development. For more details: lhyers@wcupa.edu
Philips Autograph Library
Thu 03/19 8pm - 11pm Other Campus Event LGBTQA 3rd Annual Second Chance Prom
This years's theme is "MASQUERADE". Great music, food, and fun with friends, this is the event for you! Get your masks and outfits ready and come celebrate. Tickets: $3 each or $5 for 2 tickets. For more details: lgbtqa@wcupa.edu
Sykes 10A & 10B
Sat 03/21 6pm Special Event 32nd Annual Presidential Scholarship Communtiy Gala
As Chester County's premiere black-tie event, guests enjoy a silent auction, cocktail reception, elegant cuisine, dancing and more. Hosted to support the education of our next generation of regional business, education and non-profit leaders. Click for Tickets.
Hollinger Field House
Sun 03/22 9:30am Other Campus Event Color Out Cancer 5K
Help WCU's Sigma Iota Epsilon raise funds for Horse Power for Life, a Chester County org whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by cancer by providing an educational and therapeutic horsemanship program. Early Registration: $20.
S. Church St. and University Ave.
Tue 03/24 7:30pm-9:30pm Film The Mask You Live In
The Men in Action Peer Educators present a film which explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large and unveils what we can do to change it.
Sykes Theatre
Thu 03/26 6pm - 9pm Lecture, Seminar, Guest Speaker Alumni Speaker Series
The WCU Department of Sports Medicine invites you to attend the first annual alumni and friends speaker series. Our program is rich in its tradition of accomplished professionals. Tickets: $50.
WCU Alumni & Foundation Center, 202 Carter Drive
Thu 03/26 7:30pm Film Rosewater
BBC journalist Maziar Bahari returned to his native country to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the prime challenger to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Watch his story of how he was later arrested, interrogated and tortured for 118 days.
Sykes Theater
Thu
Fri
Sat
03/26
03/27
03/28
7:30pm
7:30pm
7:30pm
School of Music Opera Theatre Production
Jacques Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld". Free with Student ID, $10 for public.
Madeleine Wing Adler Theater
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
03/26
03/27
03/28
03/29
8pm
8pm
2pm & 8pm
2pm
Theatre & Dance Spoon River Project
In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Project, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been. Tickets: $10.
E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre
Fri 03/27 7:30pm WCU Live! Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
A family-oriented blend of unique comedy and the juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Tickets: $13-$20
Philips Memorial Building, Asplundh Concert Hall
Sat 03/28 8am - 5pm Lecture, Seminar, Guest Speaker Fit EDU Fitness Seminar: Metabolic Conditioning
This high-intensity, interactive workshop gives you the tools to deliver challenging and fun metabolic workouts to help you and your clients achieve their goals. Come ready to train - you will put the science to practical use! $99 for students, $149 for non-students.
Sturzebecker, Health Sciences Fitness Center
Tue 03/31 7:30pm WCU Live! Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe
Nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University, Japan, make a return appearance on our campus for an athletic and graceful performance that includes thundering Taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance. Tickets: $10
Philips Memorial Building, Asplundh Concert Hall

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