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Krueger Fine Arts Series
In 1990, the late Lyle L. Krueger '64 MBA'97, a former member of the Lakeland College Board of Trustees, and his wife the former Kay Walkenhorst '65, endowed the Krueger Fine Arts Series, the annual lineup of fine arts events held at Lakeland's Bradley Fine Arts Building. Lyle and Kay were both accomplished actors during their time at Lakeland and ardent supporters of the theatre.
Every year, the KFAS lineup gives Lakeland students an opportunity to experience live fine arts performances, a compliment to the education they are receiving in Lakeland's classrooms. Lakeland students need to earn convocation credits as part of their graduation requirements, and each of these performances counts as a convocation credit.
Lakeland's 2012-13 Krueger Fine Arts Series lineup offers a little something for everyone.
Performances are held in the Bradley Theatre on the Lakeland campus and begin at 7:30 p.m. Seating is reserved, and tickets can be ordered by contacting Deb Fale at (920) 565-1536 or . Individual performance tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for non-Lakeland students.
Krueger Fine Arts Series Events
March 27, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Spring Play: Spamalot
March 30, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spring Play: Spamalot
April 3, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
April 8, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spring Honors Recital
April 15, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spring Music Departmental Recital
April 15, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chad Harbach-The Art of Fielding
Art Spiegelman/Re-Constructing Comics: Explorations in Sequential Art
Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator Art Spiegelman will deliver a lecture in the Bradley Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, part of Lakeland College's celebration of comics and sequential art.
Spiegelman, the author of "Maus" and "In the Shadow of No Towers" and an influential artist for The New Yorker, will give a talk entitled "What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?" Tickets for the lecture are $10 and can be purchased by calling (920) 565-1536. His appearance is part of Lakeland's Krueger Fine Arts Series.
Spiegelman helped put comic books on literature shelves. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative "Maus"— which portrayed Nazi cats exterminating Jewish mice. "Maus II" continued the remarkable story of his parents' survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America.
His comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, their formal complexity, and controversial content. In his lecture, Spiegelman takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. He believes that in our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for "comics echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs."
Spiegelman studied cartooning in high school and began drawing professionally at age 16. He went on to study art and philosophy at Harpur College before becoming part of the underground comix subculture of the 60s and 70s. As creative consultant for Topps Bubble Gum Co. from 1965-1987, Spiegelman created Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and other novelty items, and taught history and aesthetics of comics at the School for Visual Arts in New York from 1979-1986.
In 2007, he was a Heyman Fellow of the Humanities at Columbia University where he taught a Masters of the Comics seminar. In 1980, Spiegelman founded RAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine, with his wife, Françoise Mouly. "Maus" was originally serialized in the pages of RAW.
Currently, he and his wife publish a series of early readers called Toon Books—picture books in comics format—and have co-edited "A Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics" (Fall 2009). His work has been published in many periodicals, including The New Yorker, where he was a staff artist and writer from 1993-2003.
In 2004, he completed a two-year cycle of broadsheet-sized color comics pages, "In the Shadow of No Towers," first published in a number of European newspapers and magazines including Die Zeit and The London Review of Books. A book version of these highly political works was published by Pantheon in the United States, appeared on many national bestseller lists and was selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004.
In 2009, "Maus" was chosen by the Young Adult Library Association as one of its recommended titles for all students (the list is revised every five years and used by educators and librarians across the country).
In fall 2011, Pantheon published "Meta Maus," the story of why he wrote Maus, why he chose mice, cats, frogs and pigs, and how he got his father to open up (the new book includes a DVD of the transcripts of Spiegelman's interviews with his father). "MetaMaus" has been awarded the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in the Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir category.
In 2005, a major exhibition of his work was arranged by Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, as part of the "Masters of American Comics" exhibit, which later traveled to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The same year, Spiegelman was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
See what Spiegelman is up to recently at facebook.com/ArtSpiegelman.
A recent interview with Spiegelman on NPR.
Re-Constructing Comics: Explorations in Sequential Art
Seven cartoonists push, dissolve and rearrange the borders of the comics form. Come explore the new shape of comics.
Re-Constructing Comics: Explorations in Sequential Art
Nov. 15-Dec. 12, 2013
Opening before Art Spiegelman lecture on Nov. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
DERIK BADMAN is an artist, critic, and web developer who makes comics that are of interest, as he self-deprecatingly puts it, "to about a dozen people." Many of his works are created within specific formal constraints or through the appropriation and re-use of existing comics imagery. Badman's creations have appeared in "Comics as Poetry," "Abstract Comics: The Anthology," "Secret Prison," "The International Journal of Comic Art" and Carousel Magazine, as well as appearing in exhibits in New York, Virginia, Vancouver and Manchester, England. His comics have three times been an honorable mention selection in "The Best American Comics" anthology.
See more of his comics and writing about comics at MadInkBeard.com.
IVAN BRUNETTI lives and works in Chicago as a teacher, editor, illustrator and cartoonist, usually in that order. He is the author of the "disreputable" collections "Misery Loves Comedy" and "Ho!" and the comic book series "Schizo." On the more respectable front, he is also the author of "Aesthetics: A Memoir" and "Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice," as well as the editor of both volumes of "An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories." His drawings occasionally appear in The New Yorker, among other publications.
Ivan is currently on the faculty of Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches classes on comics, drawing and design.
VANESSA DAVIS is the award-winning cartoonist of the graphic novel and minicomic, "Spaniel Rage." Her new Drawn & Quarterly collection, "Make Me A Woman," was serialized online for Tablet Magazine and confirmed Vanessa's spot as one of the leading cartoonist and humorists of her generation. Using beautiful watercolors, refreshing honesty and humor, her comics made an immediate impression and have appeared in such anthologies as "Kramers Ergot," "Best American Comics," "Stuck in the Middle," "Best American Comics 2013," Yale's "Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories" and First Second's recent "Fairy Tale Comics."
Experience more of Vanessa' work online at spanielrage.com.
AIDAN KOCH is an artist living and working in Northern California. She attended the Pacific NW College of Art in Portland, Ore., where she received a BFA in Illustration. Her work explores fragmentation and symbolism within comics and painting. Aidan's suggestive explorations of memory and image have appeared, among other places, The New York Times, The Believer and Bitch Magazine, as well as her own books, including "The Whale" and "The Blonde Woman."
The full range of this work can be found at aidankoch.com.
ANDREI MOLOTIU is an artist and art historian – a practitioner and scholar of the art of comics – who teaches at Indiana University, Bloomington. He recently edited the landmark collection, "Abstract Comics: The Anthology," the first collection devoted to the genre. "Nautilus," a collection of Molotiu's own abstract comics, was released by the Danish publisher Fahrenheit Editions. Andrei is also the author of "Fragonard's Allegories of Love" (Getty Museum, 2008).
See more of Andrei's experiments in comics form at blotcomics.blogspot.com.
ANDERS NILSEN began self-publishing in 1999, photocopying comics from his sketchbooks into a mini-comic called "Big Questions" – a process that ultimately led to a 600-page graphic novel of the same name, completed in 2011. In the time, his publications also include "Dogs and Water," "Don't Go Where I Can't Follow," "Rage of Poseidon" and "The End." Anders' work has garnered several Ignatz awards, and "Big Questions" received the 2012 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year, as well as a citation as one of 100 Notable Books of 2011 in the New York Times. He also still self-publishes now and then.
Anders' latest works and sketches are found at themonologuist.blogspot.com.
JOHN PORCELLINO was born in Chicago in 1968. His first graphic novel, "Invasion of the Incredible Blobs," was published circa 1977 by Sunshine Press. He has been self-publishing comics and other books ever since, most notably the acclaimed and influential series "King-Cat Comics and Stories," which he began in 1989. Selections from "King-Cat" and other examples of John's minimalist style can be found in, among other titles, "Map of My Heart," "Perfect Example," "Thoreau at Walden" and "Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man."
For more information on John's work, please visit www.king-cat.net.
Studying abroad - Mexico & Colombia
Studying abroad is an important aspect of our liberal arts education platform at Lakeland College, and the Spanish program features a couple of regular excursions that embrace this philosophy.
During late spring and early summer, Lakeland students had two exciting opportunities to earn credits abroad. The first trip, to Mexico during Mayterm, was a joint venture by the Hospitality Management and Spanish programs. The second excursion, to Colombia in June, was for the Spanish program.
The first course designed for Hospitality Management and Spanish began in 2005, and is offered every other year. Part of the curriculum for this three-credit course is a week-long trip to Mexico. Split between resort hubs Cancun and Cozumel, this trip provides a real-world educational and cultural experience and is open to all students no matter their major.
Spanish instructor Elizabeth Shumway and Professor of Hospitality Management Charles Stockman lead the trip, which includes on-site “classroom” instruction, journal-keeping, interviewing native Spanish speakers in the hospitality management industry and various historical and career-oriented tours.
This trip has grown tremendously in popularity, from five students the first year to 17 this year.
“We visit ruins and tour different three-, four- and five-star resorts to really get a feel for the differences,” says Shumway. “We study the food and culture there, both inside the resorts and outside, in the communities.”
This bi-annual trip has value in terms of real-world career preparation and general life experience.
“For some students, this is their first time leaving the state of Wisconsin or flying on an airplane,” says Shumway. “And just seeing the students’ faces the first time they experience an iguana in the wild is priceless.”
Since 2007, Lakeland College has had a partnership with a university in Barranquilla, La Universidad Reformada, located on the Caribbean coast in the northern part of the country. That relationship has steadily grown over time, through student exchanges and visiting professors. Two years ago, the Colombian university sent five students to study English and North American culture at Lakeland, and this past June, Lakeland reciprocated by sending six students to the Colombian campus for a full month of Spanish language instruction and Colombian culture immersion.
“It’s a really the perfect agreement,” Shumway says. “We keep the price down for all participants involved and the students learn an enormous amount about a new culture and country, their own culture and country and also about themselves – all in a pretty amazing setting. This was our first trip with students to Barranquilla, but we plan to make it annual or bi-annual.”
The half-dozen Lakeland students who made the trip this summer studied Colombian culture and literature and Spanish grammar, and improved their conversational skills in their second language. All courses were taught in Spanish for full-day instruction. There were even Spanish dance and music classes. In addition, the students were able to explore nearby cities and towns, attend a folkloric concert at the local theater, visit a variety of museums, watch the sunset from a castle and enjoy the beach.
You're invited to this year's Family Weekend on Nov. 15-17, 2013. This is a great opportunity to visit our campus, participate in activities, spend time with your student and meet a few new people. Below you will find a schedule for the weekend. Please register by Friday, November 8, for all events that your family plans to attend. You can receive complimentary tickets for the men's and women's basketball games and the fall play, but only if you register in advance!
Friday, November 15
- 5-7 p.m. — Family Registration/Check-in, Wehr Center Lobby
- 5 p.m. — Women’s Basketball vs. Calvin College, Wehr Center. Go Muskies!! Tickets required. Free tickets for families that register by Friday, November 8.
- 6-7:30 p.m. — Presidential Meet and Greet, Wehr Center Lobby. Come meet and mingle with Interim President Dan Eck and other Lakeland College administrators in between basketball games. Light refreshments will be provided. Our Lakeland family is eager to meet you and your family!
- 7 p.m. — Men’s Basketball vs. Martin Luther College, Wehr Center. Go Muskies!! Tickets required. Free tickets for families that register by Friday, November 8.
- 7:30 p.m. — LC’s Fall Play: Farndale Macbeth, Bradley Fine Arts Building. See description below. Tickets required. Free tickets for families that register by Friday, November 8
Saturday, November 16
- 9 a.m.-Noon — Daily Grind Coffee Shop Open, Campus Center Lobby. Open for special hours during Family Weekend!
- 10 a.m.-Noon — Family Registration/Check-in, Campus Center Lobby
- 10 a.m.-Noon — Family Pictures with Musko and Craft Time, Campus Center Lobby. Say CHEESE! Get a family photo taken with Musko and work on craft items that will help keep that memory last a lifetime. Even if your family isn’t coming, register for this event and bring your new LC family/friends for a photo!
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Campus Shop (Bookstore) Open, Laun Center
- 1 p.m. — CANstruction Competition, Wehr Center Lobby. See more information below.
- 3 p.m. — Magician Glen Gerard, The Pub. Glen is a very talented magician, illusionist, and entertainer that brings comedy to every show. He has been featured on Good Day Wisconsin, appeared at the Las Vegas Hilton in the Smothers Brothers Show, and has featured his talent for the Packers and Milwaukee Bucks.
- 5:30 p.m. — Dinner and a Show, DVB/ Laun 209. Tickets required. Free tickets for families that register by Friday, November 8. Meet other LC families while enjoying an evening of fine dining. The dinner will include three courses and will feature a director’s cut from Charlie Krebs.
- 7:30 p.m. — LC’s Fall Play: Farndale Macbeth, Bradley Fine Arts Building. See description below. Tickets required. Free tickets for families that register by Friday, November 8.
Sunday, November 17
- 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. — Breakfast Bingo (with free continental breakfast items), Bossard Hall. Play Bingo and win PRIZES. Enjoy a few games of Bingo over some continental breakfast items. It’s free!! Please register so that we know how many to expect for the fun!
- 9 a.m.-Noon — Daily Grind Coffee Shop Open, Campus Center Lobby. Open for special hours during Family Weekend.
- 10:30 a.m. — Chapel Service, Ley Chapel. Lakeland College chaplain, Rob Sizemore, will be sharing a message to all families. Come join this service in Ley Chapel, right across from the Chase and Wehr buildings. All are welcome to join for a morning of praise and worship. Families are not required to attend.
- 2 p.m. — LC’s Fall Play: Farndale Macbeth, Bradley Fine Arts Building. See description below. Tickets required. Free tickets for families that register by Friday, November 8.
The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference is currently conducting the Eighth Annual Cans Across the Conference Food Drive. This event takes place every fall and invites schools to compete against one another to see who can collect the most non-perishable food items. LC has proudly placed second the last two years and has donated to a local community food pantry. We are asking families to bring canned goods or any non-perishable food items. As part of the Cans Across the Conference Food Drive, Lakeland’s SAAC and the Community Service Office have teamed up to host a CANstruction Competition for our students, faculty and staff. At the Family Weekend CANstruction Competition on Saturday, November 16, families will be competing against each other to build something out of the non-perishable food items they have brought. Don't worry we will supply some cans for you to use, as well. This is sure to be a fun event for a good cause, and who wouldn’t want a chance to win a few prizes along the way?
Lakeland Theatre presents: The Farndale New Jersey Community College Theatre Guild's Production of Macbeth The Scottish Play
The students in the Farndale New Jersey Community College’s Theatre Guild believe themselves to be abundantly better actors than they are. They strive to do an adventurous production of Macbeth but, with missing actors, scenery that tries its hardest to stand up, and props that sometimes work too often, Shakespeare himself might struggle to recognize The Scottish Play.
Make sure to ask for Lakeland College rates for Family Weekend!