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For Immediate Release: Contact: Heather Meaney
August 24, 2011 (518) 381-1250

SCCC Announces Fall 2011 Events

SCCC invites the community to the following events on campus:
 
Babette Faehmel presents Raging Mamas: What Draws Women to the Tea Party Movement?
Friday, September 16, 2011, 1:15 p.m., Stockade Building 101. Free.
 
2010 was the year of the conservative woman. Turning out in record numbers to vote, women produced historic gains for the Republican Party and millions of them identified with the Tea Party movement. In this talk, historian Babette Faehmel explores what attracts especially middle-class women to right-wing populism. She will link the popularity of ultra-conservatism in this group to the feminization of labor and the resulting changes in family life. She will also explore to what extent the Tea Party’s political proposals serve the interests of an increasingly embattled middle class.

Babette Faehmel is Assistant Professor of history at SCCC and author of College Women in the Nuclear Age: Cultural Literacy and Female Identity, 1940-1960 (2011). She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
 
Brass Quintet In Concert
Monday, September 19, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free. (THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW PERFORMANCE DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER TIME.)
 
Jacqui Williams presents Free, Enslaved and Freed: Blacks in Colonial America
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 12:30 p.m., Stockade Building 101. Free.
 
Jacqui Williams is the founding Director of the not-for-profit organization Filling in the Gaps in American History (FIGAH), Inc., a group that seeks to raise awareness about the important contributions of people of African descent to the forging of this nation.
 
Flying Words Project
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium
 
Flying Words Project is an American Sign Language (ASL) poetry duo comprised of deaf poet Peter Cook and hearing co-author Kenny Lerner. The goal of Flying Words is probably the same as all other poets, to play with language. As luck would have it, ASL is a language of moving pictures. Peter and Kenny juxtapose imagery audiences can see in creating their work.
 
Tickets available on Sept. 1 through the SCCC College Store either in person or online at www.fsacollegestore.com. Tickets: general admission-$5; non-SCCC students/seniors-$3; free for SCCC students, faculty, staff and alumni. Suitable for ages 13 and above.
 
SCCC Foundation presents A Very Special Acoustic Performance by Richard Marx
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 8 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium
 

The Schenectady County Community College Foundation welcomes Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx to campus for A Very Special Acoustic Performance.
For over 20 years, Richard Marx has consistently and powerfully made his mark on the music industry. He has sold over 30 million albums and written 13 number one songs. He earned the Song of the Year Grammy in 2004 for Dance With My Father, which he wrote with the late Luther Vandross.
 
Most recently, he has written and produced records for Daughtry, Leann Rimes, Katherine Jenkins, Lifehouse, Travis Tritt, Emerson Drive, Natalie Cole, Keith Urban, Paulina Rubio, Kenny Loggins, Chris Botti, Michael Bolton, Ringo Starr and actor Hugh Jackman. His latest CD, Stories to Tell, was released in May 2011.
 
Tickets include seats at $125 (VIP seating which includes a pre-concert reception), $75, and $50. Tickets are available through the Proctors Box Office by visiting www.proctors.org or by calling ( 518) 346-6204 (online and telephone fees apply). Visit www.sunysccc.edu for more information or call the SCCC Development Office at (518) 381-1324.

 

Chamber Series Concert- Ensemble Chaconne presents European Masters in 18th Century London
Friday, September 30, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free.
 
Now celebrating its 26th season, the Boston-based Ensemble Chaconne enthralls audiences across the country with vivid chamber music concerts by the great European composers. Join the ensemble for a glorious evening of music heard in the royal courts, salons, and great country houses of 18th century England, including gems by Handel, Vivaldi, J.C. Bach, Giardini, Carl Friedrich Abel and others, performed on historical instruments with virtuosity and flair.
 
Warren Belasco presents Working on the Food Chain: My Life as a Food Scholar
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 1:15 p.m., Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall. Free.
 
In this semi semi-autobiographical talk, Warren Belasco will reflect about his career as one of the leading experts of the historical, social and cultural meanings of food. He is a Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Visiting Professor of Gastronomy at Boston University, and Executive Director of the Association for the Study of Food and Society. He is the author of Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry (1990), Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food (2006), and Food: The Key Concepts (2008).
He is currently writing a culinary history of Washington, D.C., where he lives and grows figs.
 

The American Shakespeare Center Touring Company in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium
 
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is his joyous jubilee of young love and midsummer madness, a collision of clowns and fairies, of young lovers’ dreams and old parent’s plans, of mortal foolishness and silly theatricality. Performing in ways that attempt to re-create the conditions of the early modern stage, the American Shakespeare Center troupe directly engages its audience. Tickets available on Sept. 23 through the SCCC College Store either in person or online at www.fsacollegestore.com. Tickets: General admission-$5; non-SCCC students/seniors-$3; free for SCCC students, faculty, staff and alumni. Suitable for all.
 
Musicians of Ma’alwyck present Macabre Music: The Prequel
Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:20 a.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free.
 
Musicians of Ma'alwyck presents its third program of scary music featuring works of Dukas, Honegger, Foote, and SCCC Professor Brett Wery (a world premiere of his musical suite based on the Cohoes Music Hall ghost-vaudeville singer Eva Tanguey). The program concludes with the group’s signature piece, Danse Macabre. Featured musicians include harpist Karlinda Caldicott and flutist Norman Thibodeau.
 
Empire Jazz Orchestra In Concert
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 8 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium.
Tickets: $20-general admission; $6-non-SCCC students; free for SCCC students. 
Please call (518) 381-1231 for tickets.
 
Ricki Lewis, Ph.D. discusses Gene Therapy: A Forever Fix
Thursday, October 20, 11:30 a.m., Stockade Building 101. Free. 
 
Ricki Lewis is a science writer with a Ph.D. in genetics. She is a genetic counselor at CareNet Medical Group in Schenectady, teaches for the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center, and her McGraw-Hill Higher Education life science textbooks are used all over the world. Her new book, The Forever Fix (St. Martins Press) grew out of the stories of children told in her human genetics textbook.
 
Capital Region Wind Ensemble presents Ritual Dances
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 3 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium
 
This program will feature music by Uber, Yorko, Arnold and Sheldon. Tickets: $8-general admission; $6-non-SCCC students; free for SCCC students. Please call (518) 381-1231 for tickets.
 
Erica Arthur presents Citizens and Criminals: Mass Incarceration, ‘Prison Neighbors,’ and Fear-Based Community Organizing in rural Pennsylvania
Monday, October 24, 2011, 11:20 a.m., Stockade Building 101. Free.
 
Focusing on the activities of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Erica Arthur explores the role rural communities that surround prisons played in the historical processes that moved the practice of punishment from the relative periphery of U.S. society to its present position as a central apparatus for political, economic, and social organization.
 
Erica Arthur is an M.A. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies. She also works with the Prison Birth Project, a reproductive justice organization based in western Massachusetts
 

Air Force Band of Liberty’s New England Winds Woodwind Quintet
Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free.
 
As professional military musicians, The United States Air Force Band of Liberty is dedicated to using the power of music to inspire Air Force members and the country, by producing innovative musical programs and products, and communicating Air Force excellence throughout New England and around the globe. Sponsored by the SCCC Wind Ensemble.
 
Musicians of Ma’alwyck present A Delightful Musick
Monday, November 7, 2011, 11:20 a.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free.
 
This performance will feature works from the 18th century by Handel, Von Call and Viotti for guitar, violin and cello.  
 
SCCC Players present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 8 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free.
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 8 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium.
Friday, November 18, 2011, 8 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium.
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium.
 
Tickets: 5-general admission; $3-seniors/non-SCCC students; free for SCCC students, faculty, staff and alumni.
 
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is a classic American drama by one of our most celebrated playwrights, Tennessee Williams. Not suitable for children.
 
Kathryn Swimm presents The Deterioration of Dutch Women's Rights in Albany: 1650-1750
Friday, November 18, 6 p.m., Stockade Building 101. Free.
 
In this talk, Kathryn Swimm examines the effects of the English conquest of Dutch New Netherland on the women who for generations had legal rights under Dutch-Roman law. Her talk will address all facets of the law, from marriage and the ability to receive a divorce, wills and inheritance, to women’s business opportunities. She will demonstrate that the British
takeover radically altered the situation of women over the course of just two generations.
 
Kathryn Swimm graduated Magna cum Laude from the University at Albany in May 2011 with a degree in history. Currently, she is enrolled at St. John's University Law School where she prepares for a career as an international legal analyst.
 
Chamber Series Concert featuring Esopus Musicalia
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free.
 
Esopus Musicalia is a chamber ensemble, conductor, and historian based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Mark Evans, piano, joins the group in a performance of the Trout Quintet by Schubert and Heart Sounds by George Tsontakis.
 
SCCC Foundation Annual Gala, All Aboard With SCCC: On Track for the Future
Friday, December 2, 2011, 6 to 11 p.m., Glen Sanders Mansion
 
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for Schenectady County Community College’s Annual Gala, All Aboard With SCCC: On Track for the Future. Join Honorary Chairperson David Buicko of The Galesi Group for the annual gala a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season and celebrate our premier community college with fellow SCCC friends and supporters. Proceeds from the gala will be used to support SCCC students and the College’s continued growth and development. Please contact the SCCC Development Office at (518) 381-1324 for ticket information and reservations.
 
SCCC Chorus Ensemble
Monday, December 5, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free.
 
SCCC Jazz Ensemble and SCCC Percussion Ensemble
Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free.
 
SCCC Wind Ensemble
Friday, December 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. Free.
 
For more information on any of these events, please contact the SCCC Public Relations Office at (518) 381-1250.
 
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