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Spring 2015 Brown Bag Series

Please join us in the Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall (Music Building) on Fridays from 12:30-1:30PM for these upcoming Brown Bag Series presentations. Feel free to bring your lunch and relax! Visitors coming to the Brown Bag Series are able to obtain a day pass from the information booth at Paul Loser Hall and can park in the visitor lots on campus. For a list of all previous Brown Bag presenters, please click here. 

Computer-Mediated Communication: Exploring the Interpersonal Problems and Benefits of Online Interactions

Presented by Dr. Andrew High, University of Iowa

February 6, 2015

Hosted by Communication Studies

Dr. Andrew High focuses his research on interpersonal communication and computer-mediated communication. In this lecture, he will talk about computer-mediated communication and how online channels improve, worsen, or otherwise alter the processes of interpersonal communication.

ISConnects: Social Sculpting: Art Shapes Life Shapes Room

Presented by Chloë Bass

February 13, 2015

Co-Sponsored by International Sculpture Center, Hosted by Art & Art History

Join artist Chloë Bass as she explores the idea of social sculpture. Originally coined by artist Joseph Beuys, social sculpture is a way of structuring art’s ability to transform society. Part lecture, part participatory performance, this event will ask its audience to restructure their own immediate environment by shifting relationships between action and observation as a way to explore a room.

Chloë Bass is a conceptual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She focuses on the co-creation of performances, situations, installations, and publications, all dedicated to deep questioning of the everyday. Her upcoming project, The Book of Everyday Instruction, is an investigation into one-on-one social interaction. Other recent projects have included The Department of Local Affairs (a project on how we build place through behavior), and The Bureau of Self-Recognition(how what we do shapes who we are). Chloë was the 2014 Bed-Stuy Create Change Resident for the Laundromat Project and the 2014 Honorary Fellow in Utopian Practice for Culture Push. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Neuberger Museum, the James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center, Momenta Art, and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. Her recent writing has been published in Art in America and Hyperallergic. Chloë has guest lectured at various institutions, including the Queens Museum of Art, Parsons School of Design, Sotheby’s Institute, and Brooklyn College CUNY. You can learn more at

Launched in 2011 with support from the Johnson Art and Education Foundation, ISConnects explores unique perspectives on sculpture in the contemporary art world. Programming includes special access to traveling exhibitions, conversations with artists, panels, networking events and tours. Together, the ISC and collaborating organizations offer accessible programming that addresses trends in sculpture. ISConnects is made possible by support from Johnson Art and Education Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tim Wisniewski, Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia

February 20, 2015

Hosted by Interactive Multimedia 

Tim Wisniewski is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia, where he works with City departments to enhance open government and civic engagement by publishing government data online. Previously, Tim served as the Director of Civic Technology, where he managed projects that connect citizens to government, like the Philly311 Mobile App and Before joining the Administration in January 2012, Tim was the Executive Director of the Frankford Special Services District, where he led efforts to revitalize the Frankford Avenue Business Corridor through public safety and beautification projects. As President of the 24th Police District Advisory Council, he also helped to form Somerset Neighbors, a civic association in Kensington. A Philadelphia native, Tim is a graduate of Richmond, the American International University in London. This event is sponsored by the Interactive Multimedia department.

Inside Katrina Ballads

Presented by Composer Ted Hearne, University of Southern California

March 6, 2015

Hosted by Music

Ted Hearne is a composer, performer, singer, and bandleader, who draws on a wide breadth of musical and artistic influences to create intense, personal, and multi-dimensional works. Hearne’s Katrina Ballads, a modern-day oratorio with a primary source libretto, was awarded the 2009 Gaudeamus Prize and the recording, on New Amsterdam Records, was named one of the best classical albums of 2010 by several publications including The Washington Post.

Ted Hearne will be speaking in conjunction with Katrina Ballads, an interdisciplinary week-long series of events sponsored by the School of the Arts and Communication and Department of Music revolving around the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina Ballads joins together disciplines including music, education, communication studies, and the humanities and will include musical performances, film screening, lectures, and a day-long symposium by leaders in the arts and social justice. For more information, please click here.

MAGNIFICAT Early Music Ensemble: Singing the Song of Songs

April 10, 2015 

Hosted by Music

The British vocal ensemble MAGNIFICAT was formed in 1991 to explore the rich diversity of choral music from the last five centuries. The ensemble specializes in the restoration and performance of neglected choral masterpieces from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Dr. Philip Cave, TCNJ’s adjunct professor of vocal music, is the founder and conductor of the ensemble, and leads their presentation, including performances of a variety of musical settings of texts from the biblical love-song: the Song of Songs, or the Song of Solomon.

Philip Adams: Public and Private Art

April 24, 2014

Co-Sponsored by Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity, Hosted by Art & Art History 

Phillip Adams has worked nationally and internationally for over 10 years in public art, while maintaining a studio practice throughout these years. The symbiotic nature of these two experiences have challenged and inspired each of these directions. Based out of Philadelphia, PA, Adams received his BFA from the University of Georgia and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He has exhibited his work in Philadelphia at Seraphin Gallery, Arcadia University, Moore College of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Tiger Strikes Asteroid (founding member), and Bridgette Mayer Gallery. Adams’ work has also been included in exhibitions throughout the United States.

His public art includes “Passage of Time” and “This is Where We Play” in Trenton, NJ, both commissioned by The Trenton Mural Arts Program, The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Wyeth Corporation, and Isles, Inc.


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