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Campus Theme 2013-2014: “Much Ado About Will: 450 Years of Shakespeare and Counting!”

The campus will be celebrating the 450 anniversary of Shakespeare's birth with a year long celebration of his works.

To kick off the celebration, we held a "Bard Madness"  tournament to select the campus community's favorite Shakespeare play.

The match-up was between #1 seed Hamlet & #2 seed As You Like It. In a landslide, As You Like It was the winner. View the entire Bard Madness bracket here.

On February 11, we performed a "radio style" version of this play featuring students, faculty, and staff. Listen to the full performance here (performance begins at 3 minute mark):

Guest artist Michael Potts (The Wire, True Detective, Law & Order: SVU) participated in various campus classroom activities March 31 & April 1. While with us, Michael was kind enough to do a recording of the campus sonnet, sonnet 18 (Be sure to join us in front of the Library, at 11:40 a.m. April 23 for the campus recitation of this sonnet (in honor of Shakespeare's birthday):

Michael Potts' visit was made possible by the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust Foundation, the Stanley A. & Flora P. Clark Memorial Foundation, John, Anna, & Martha Jane Fields Foundation, & Muessel-Ellison Memorial Trust Foundation.

On March 12, Dr. Miriam Gilbert from the University of Iowa gave a presentation on "Taming of the Shrew: Teaching Against the Labels." Dr. Gilbert's presentation was made possible by a grant from the Indiana Humanities Council. Her presentation can be viewed here:

Check out our slate of spring theme events here.

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2013-2014 Theme Coordinators: Randy Colborn (Theatre) & Julie Elliott (Library)

Questions about this page? Contact Julie Elliott ( )