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.

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: Sculpture and Happiness

Presented by Killy Kilford

February 13, 2015

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

Killy Kilford, artist, author, and founder of the Dept. of Well Being will discuss how sculpture can trigger feelings of community connectivity and inspire positive social change, before opening up the discussion for a Q&A session with the audience.

Killy Kilford is a NYC-based artist, author, and founder of the Dept. of Well Being. Kilford’s practice explores the syntheses of fine art, sociology and behavioral psychology as a catalyst for enhancing feelings of connectivity and subjective well being within city environments. The Dept. of Well Being was established in 2013 with the (illegal) installation of the Happy Street Signs series, “Honk Less Love More”, in which Kilford designed, manufactured, and installed Happy Street Signs in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. In October 2014, Kilford successfully launched the first official, legally ordained, Happy Street Signs series, “Love Up Guns Down”, in Newark, New Jersey. Working closely in partnership with the City of Newark, the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, and through a series of workshops with high school students, 200 Happy Street Signs were created and legally installed around the city. Kilford is now working on his next series in the Happy Street Sign initiative, paintings and various mixed media works from his studio in Tribeca, New York City.

Killy Kilford began his artistic career painting large-format musical abstractions on stage alongside musicians including Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Damon Albarn, Buena Vista Social Club, The Vaccines, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Kilford has also served as an executive consultant to the UK Government in the field of project portfolio management. He is the co-author of Management of Portfolios, an official UK Government standard used by organizations in over 20 countries worldwide. For more information on Killy Kilford, visit his website.

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.

Information Coming Soon!

February 20, 2015

Hosted by Interactive Multimedia 

Creative Crucible: Collaborations in Arts, Science and Technology

Presented by Dr. Gunalan Nadarajan, University of Michigan

February 27, 2015

Co-Sponsored with the School of Science 

Dr. Gunalan Nadarajan is an art theorist and curator working at the intersections of art, science and technology. He will speak on his experiences and his work developing a national network for collaborative research, education and creative practice between sciences, engineering, arts and design.

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 Baroque Ensemble: Singing the Song of Songs

April 10, 2015 

Hosted by Music

MAGNIFICAT Baroque Ensemble 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 with particular emphasis on music from post-Reformation England and from late 16th century Spain. Dr. Philip Cave, TCNJ’s adjunct professor of vocal music, is the founder and conductor of the ensemble.

From MySpace to Snapchat: The Evolution of Social Media and its Impact on Today’s Young Professional

Presented by Dr. Rowena Briones, Virginia Commonwealth University

April 17, 2015

Hosted by Communication Studies

Dr. Briones, who graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from The College of New Jersey, focuses much of her research on evaluating the online components of a public information campaign to build toward a model of health information seeking and management. She will speak on how social media and technology impact public relations and health communication in terms of campaign development and relationship building.

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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