downloadThere are some interesting events coming up on campus here at Salem State University in the next few weeks.

*To begin; today and tomorrow, January 23, 2017 and January 24, 2017 the 27th MLK Convocation is occurring at the Ellison Campus Center at Vets Hall. The event is the conclusion of our weeklong celebration of the life and works of Dr. King. There will be members of the university community, representatives from area schools and the community at large who will gather to be inspired together. *If you are further interested or wish to be a part of this event in the future you can refer to the Center for Diversity and Cultural Enrichment.

*The next event is on Thursday, January 26, 2017 and You’re invited! The Asian Student Association (ASA) will be hosting the annual Lunar New Year event from 6-8 pm at Ellison Campus Center in Veterans Hall. Please contact Sean Morrow in Alumni Affairs at smorrow@salemstate.edu for complimentary tickets. Note that tickets are first come, first served, so act fast!

*Furthermore on Friday, January 27, 2017 an event, A Small Death in a Big Country, by Professor Bill Cunningham’s original play that was premiered at Salem State in February 2016 will be shared. We are thrilled to share that it has been selected to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Join us for a staged reading 7:30 pm until 9:30pm before the cast heads off to their festival performance at Western Connecticut State University. There is a suggested $10 donation at the door.


*What Are Our Rights Under the First Amendment?
Please join faculty from the communications and political science department to learn about our first amendment, what rights it extends and what rights it does not on Monday, January 30, 2017. This will be held at Viking Hall, Central Campus VH-123 71C Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 from 11am until 1pm. Gain a better understanding of how this powerful tool can be used to uphold democracy and fight for social justice. This event is sponsored by the communications department, the political science department and the Center for Civic Engagement and the contact information is Cindy Vincent (978.542.7089 cvincent2@salemstate.edu ).

*To the Sea: A Song Recital. On Monday, January 30, 2017 from 7:30pm until 9pm at the Center for Arts join us for a special evening of art song by American composers inspired by the sea, including works by Rorem, Duke, Bacon, Wheeler and Boston composers Arthur Foote, George Chadwick, Edward MacDowell and others. The program includes early maritime songs, parlor music of the 19th century, and beautiful, highly expressive, poetry and song spanning the 20th century into the 21st century. Over a dozen composers (living and dead) and as many poets are represented, most of whom hail from coastal Massachusetts or have ties to New England.

These are just a few of the many events we have circulating around campus throughout the next week. To keep up with these events you can check out our Facebook page!! (:

-FYM Dara


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