Turning of the Wheel > Schedule
Each of the following University of Idaho community members offered his or her own response to the thematic question:
"What is significance for you of the interplay
between the particular/diverse/unique
and the shared/universal/ubiquitous?"
The faculty and student responses were conveyed through
a series of presentations - a blend of talks,
exhibitions and performances, including lectures, readings, art exhibits, dance, musical and
theatrical events, as well as
reflective discussions. All presentations were held during the Fall and Spring semesters,
FALL SEMESTER 2011
Inaugural event, a "key" unlocking the year-long Humanities Exploration series of interactive experiences, lectures, exhibits and performances. Keynote Address given September 1 Legacy Pointe Boise Center (30), September 8 Coeur d'Alene Center (45), and September 12 Administration Auditorium, Moscow Campus (350).
Garth Reese (Associate Professor and Head, Library's Special Collections and Archives, with a research focus in Religious Studies)
A colloquium talk given September 13 (37).
Dan Bukvich (Professor of Music) with Navin Chettri and the Jazz Choir I.
An evening of engaged voices and rhythms preformed on September 21 (103).
A colloquium talk given September 27 (76).
09/29 to 10/06 - Adoration of Dora: a Play with Text and Images
Written by Lauren "Lojo" Simon, a MFA student, and directed by Robert Caisley
Adoration of Dora has won the prestigious 2011 David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award (supported by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and Dramatic Publishing Company). This play was co-sponsored by the Humanities Exploration and performed on September 29, 30, October 1, 6 - 9 (1,276). WARNING: adult themes and content, not suitable for all audiences.
10/04 - Art about Art: Collaboration and Expression of Self and Other in Creating New Work for Theatre (on the play, Adoration of Dora)
A colloquium panel discussion given October 4 (32).
Marty Peterson (Special Assistant to the President, Governmental Relations)
A colloquium talk given October 18 (32).
Brandon Schrand (Assistant Professor of English)
A colloquium talk given November 1 (40).
Barry Bilderback (Assistant Professor of Music), partnering with Navin Chettri and World Beat
An evening workshop and performance held November 8 (45).
David Adler (James A. McClure Professor and Director, McClure Center for Public Policy Research)
A colloquium talk given November 15 (50).
Ann Stebner Steele, Cara Stoddard, Jamaica Ritcher and Aaron Poor, MFA students of Brandon Schrand
An evening of essay readings held November 29 (45).
Carmen Suarez (Director, Office of Human Rights, Access and Inclusion)
A colloquium talk given December 6 (100).
SPRING SEMESTER 2012
Bill Voxman (Photographer and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics)
A colloquium talk given January 17 (45).
Communicating Communication through Black and White Photography: Connecting the Diverse with the Shared in Common. - An exhibit of Voxman's photography was held in the Reflections Gallery in the Commons between January 9 and 27.
Sanford Eigenbrode (Professor of Chemical Ecology, Chair of Entomology, team member of the National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship - NSR-IGERT, and team member of Toolbox)
A colloquium talk given on January 24 (45).
James A. Foster (Professor of Biology and Computer Science)
A colloquium talk given on January 31 (75).
- Marco Deyasi (Assistant Professor of Art and Design)
A colloquium talk held on February 7 (45).
Katherine Aiken (Dean, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, and Professor of History)
A colloquium talk given on February 14 (125).
A colloquium talk given on February 21 (53).
02/28 - Road Stories
A colloquium talk on February 28 (117).
Road Stories, the art exhibit, was installed in the Reflections Gallery in the Commons from February 20 - March 3.
Bill Smith (Director, Martin Institute and International Studies)
A colloquium talk given on March 6 (60).
Stephen Drown (Chair and Professor of Landscape Architecture)
A colloquium talk given on March 27 (65).
- Janis Johnson (Assistant Professor English)
A colloquium talk held on April 3 (50).
Janis Johnson (Assistant Professor English) moderator with Nez Perce descendents of musicians, including Loretta Halfmoon, Shirley McCormack, and Silas Whitman
Held on the evening of April 3 (35).
Nancy Chaney (alumnus and Mayor of Moscow)
A colloquium talk on April 10 (30).
Graduate students from Georgia Johnson's 'Indigenous Knowledge and Research Models in Education' course, including Lynn M. Becerra, Maria Isabel Morales, Renée Holt, D'Lisa Pinkham, and Angel Sobotta
Panel members share their experiences in a panel presentation held the evening of April 10 (20).
John Mihelich (Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology)
A colloquium talk delivered April 17 (60).
Mark Trahant (“Editor in Residence” for the School of Journalism and Mass Media; National award winning journalist, Trahant is a member of Idaho's Shoshone-Bannock Tribe )
A talk given the evening of April 17 (30).
Dan Edwards (Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry)
A colloquium talk given on April 24 (70).
Written by Lauren "Lojo" Simon, and directed by Travis Gray
One Foot was the winner of the 2012 One Act Play Festival at the University of Idaho. The play was performed on the opening night of a weekend festival of original plays written by University of Idaho MFA student playwrights on the theme of the interplay between the unique and universal. One Foot was written by Lojo Simon, directed by Travis Gray, and performed by Sean Parker and Lindsey Teter. The Festival was coordinated by Robert Caisley (Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Head of Dramatic Writing) and David Lee-Painter (Professor of Performance and Theatre Arts).
Spring Semester - Turning of the Wheel Course
Along with a 1-credit seminar, a 3-credit course, built around the theme of this series, was held during the Spring Semester 2012. See Lindsey Anderson's paper in response to the Series and its theme.
Postponed to FALL SEMESTER 2012
Donald Burnett (Dean, College of Law and Professor of Law)
A colloquium talk given on November 6.
For more information: Rodney Frey