By: Alaynna K. McCormick
This spring season, Tennessee Wesleyan will be hosting a wide variety of convocations that appeal to diverse audiences. Whether you are into the arts, religiously inclined, looking to learn more about how to better your education or just interested in something new, there is something planned for you.
Several dates have been made for musical and theatrical events. On February 18th the Arts Center will be hosting the musical Into the Woods at 7 p.m., which is a play about fairy tales gone awry. Several opportunities are laid out to see Tennessee Wesleyan’s own hosting of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, with showings on March 27th-29th, and April 3rd-5th in Townsend Auditorium at 7 p.m., and an additional showing will be on March 30th at 3 p.m. It is a story set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, and follows the fate of several accused witches. For the more fashion-inclined artistes, a Fashion Show will be held on March 11th at 11 a.m. in Townsend Auditorium, strutting professional attire for those who are aiming to gain some perspective on what to wear in the workplace. For those who are more into poetry, G. Yamazawa, a renowned spoken word poet, will be at Townsend Auditorium on April 3rd at 11a.m.
For those who enjoy faith-based convocations, Chapel will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on February 25th and April 22nd at 11 a.m. A lecture discussing faith-related topics will also be held at this location on March 24th at 7p.m. Then on February 18th at 11 a.m., there will be a lecture on juggling faith in the workplace, given by Shannon Moore, an actress in New York City.
There are also several lectures and events being hosted for those who wish to educate themselves more thoroughly on how to be successful in college and beyond. A lecture on Leadership will be given by our own President, Dr. Knowles on February 11th at Townsend Auditorium at 11 a.m. In addition, there will be a convocation on proper etiquette that will review manners and dress required for business occasions on April 1st at 11a.m. For this convocation, students must sign up via MyPortal.
If none of these appeal to you, however, there are some personable, specific events that TWC will be hosting as well. These include Cleaning Out the Closet: LGBT Stories of Hope which will be hosted by The Community, TWC’s gay-straight alliance, and will consist of stories and information about the struggles members have faced. It will be in Townsend Auditorium on April 8th at 7 p.m. The Gospel According to Josh will also be hosted at this location the same day at 11 a.m. It discusses the depression and near suicide attempt while in college of Josh Rivedal, who is an actor, author, and playwright.