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Rene Shwartzbuckle has an obsession for a turnip-like vegetable called rapunzel. After spotting a delectable patch of the plant in Witch Izwitch’s garden, Rene sends her husband to “borrow” some. When the witch has her malicious henchmen terrorize him, he agrees to give his firstborn child to the witch in exchange for unlimited amounts of the plant.
Sixteen years later, the child, a daughter named, you guessed it, Rapunzel, has been placed in a tower, destined to be rescued in the children’s musical play, “Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel,” presented by Flagler College’s Children’s Musical Theatre class.
“We make a point of selecting shows that appeal to the child in all of us, ” says director Phyllis Gibbs. “We hope everyone will be entertained.”
The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10-11 in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for children. A special Tea Party with the characters will be held after the Nov. 10 performance by reservation only. Tickets to the performance and Tea Party are $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more info, call 904-819-6217.
Flagler Professor to Deliver Keynote Election Night Speech in New York City
Will Miller, assistant professor of public administration at Flagler College, has been invited to serve as the keynote speaker for an election night dinner hosted by Danske Capital at the New York City Public Library on Nov. 6.
Miller will be speaking before roughly 150 invited guests including internal representatives from Danske Capital along with select clients who are primarily CEOs and CIOs from Northern Europe’s leading pension funds, insurance companies and capital funds.
“The 2012 Presidential race is shaping up to be one of the most interesting of our time. With a clear difference between the views of the two major party candidates and a fairly polarized electorate with few truly undecided voters, all of Election Day will be spent looking at turnout and exit polls,” said Miller. “A small handful of voters in a few number of states have the potential to select the course of our country as we look toward the next four years.”
Miller’s presentation will focus on an overview of both the Romney and Obama campaigns and how their policy beliefs will potentially impact the economies of Northern Europe along with relationships between our nation and the region. He will be providing a detailed discussion of both demographic and polling trends in key battleground states and will be offering an analysis of exit polls as they become available and issuing predictions based on that data as merited. Miller’s research focuses on public opinion and electoral studies.
Miller has published an edited volume on the Tea Party’s impact on Senate races and American politics in 2010. He has two additional volumes set to be released in early 2013-one looking at the 2012 Republican Party nomination and the other on the Tea Party’s impact on 2012 races.
The dinner and Miller’s address serve as the culminating events for Danske’s two-day Capital Summit Seminar Program entitled “The U.S. & Global Economy: Outlook and Investment Implications.”
In lieu of an honorarium, Danske Capital will be donating to Flagler College to establish a textbook scholarship for students within the Public Administration Program.
“This is an excellent opportunity to speak as a member of the Flagler College faculty to an audience of international investors in a historic location about a potentially monumental election and help further awareness of our first-rate academic programs and students,” said Miller. “To be able to have Danske Capital make a donation to help students in the Public Administration Program only makes the opportunity that much more exciting.”
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Sara Pedigo, an assistant professor of art and design at Flagler College, will be a featured artist at Plum Gallery through December.
Pedigo is a painter whose figurative works use the language of realism as a format to explore concepts of death and the creation of altered worlds. Family snapshots are her basis for creating new images. Her intention is to create what she describes as “fictional realities,” a mixture of her own past and “hybrid places.”
“In a way, I am a hopeless romantic,” Pedigo said. “I guess I’m romanticizing or idealizing this family structure. But not in a grandiose way-more in the mundane. What could have been a typical, routine day somehow becomes the day you always remember. It comes from a desire to create those family relationships again.”
Pedigo has exhibited her art throughout the United States and is currently represented by Wynn Bone Gallery in Annapolis, MD. Most notably, she was included in the 2006 Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
Plum Gallery is located at 9 Aviles Street in downtown Saint Augustine’s historic district. The gallery features a selection of local and regional artists and has gained a reputation for exhibiting established and mid-career artists, as well as young talent of exceptional quality.
Religion professor speaks at German conference
Flagler College professor of religion Timothy J. Johnson recently spoke at a conference in Mainz, Germany entitled “Innovations Through Interpretation and Structures: Monasteries in the Middle Ages Between the World and the Hereafter.”
Johnson presented a paper at the conference organized by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences in Leipzig on “Locus, Analogy and Transcendence: Bacon and Bonaventure on the Franciscan View of the World” which discusses thirteenth century Franciscan theology.
“The organizers invited me due to my previous publications and conference presentations on thirteenth century Franciscan theology,” said Johnson. “While in Mainz I visited the Roman Maritime Museum and the Romanesque Cathedral. I also made it a point to tour the Gutenberg Museum and view the Marc Chagall windows in the Church of Saint Stephen.”
Johnson’s research on the topic will be published in a forthcoming book in Germany.
A Senior Fulbright Scholar, Johnson holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Johnson is also the author of five books on Saint Bonaventure and Medieval Franciscans. His work has been published in various journals across North America and Europe.
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“For a project in the class, we worked with World Relief of Jacksonville, who resettle refugees,” said Carr. “After we put together a documentary about African refugees, Dr. John Young suggested we put on an event with local refugee organizations.”
And that is just what they’ve done. On October 18th, Carr and Cogley will host a series of events in the Gamache-Koger Theater in the Ringhaver Student Center at Flagler College for a community-wide refugee awareness day.
“Very few people realize we have significant refugee populations here in north Florida,” Carr explained. “They are becoming our neighbors and fellow American citizens. Their stories are incredible and they are part of a greater American story.”
Through the event, Carr and Cogley hope to provide Flagler the opportunity to build relationships between the college and local organizations that reach out to refugees.
“As a college, we should devote our time to bringing people out of crisis and into new lives here in Florida,” said Carr.
The events in the Gamache Theater will be as follows:
1:30pm – Administrative leaders and refugees from Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and World Relief will speak and share problems of refugee resettlement with Flagler students and the public
3:30-6:30pm – A screening of the documentary “The Last Survivor,” will be featured, along with an exhibit of Flagler clubs such as Model UN, Political Guild, Phi Alpha Theta/History Club and Human Rights
7:30pm – A faculty panel on accountability in the global refugee crisis, with Dr. Vanden Houten (mediator), Dr. John Young, Dr. Brenda Kauffman, Dr. Rachel Cremona and Dr. Tina Jaeckle
The event is free and open to the public. The Ringhaver Student Center is at 50 Sevilla St. For more information, contact Ron Carr at RCarr146@flagler.edu.
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A year after his brother Tom’s death, Jack (Mark Duplass) is an emotionally unstable slacker. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Tom’s ex-girlfriend Iris (Emily Blunt) offers up her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so Jack can seek catharsis in solitude. Once there, however, he runs into Iris’ sister Hannah, a lesbian reeling from the abrupt end of a seven-year relationship who finds solace in the affable Tom’s unexpected presence, and the two bond over a long night of drinking. The blurry evening concludes with an awkward sexual incident made worse by Iris’ sudden presence at the cabin the next morning which sets into motion a twisted tale of ever-complicated relationships.
“Shaggy Dog Story”
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
Darling Companion is a pleasant little movie about a simple little subject from the beginning to the end.
Written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan, this movie can be added to his other movies, such as the 1981 Body Heat, the 1983 The Big Chill, and the 1991 Grand Canyon, among many others.
It stars Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, and Sam Shephard, and it is about a lovable dog that goes missing and all the problems that causes.
When the movie opens, Beth and her daughter Grace are returning home from the airport when Beth orders Grace to stop the car on the freeway, because she saw something on the side of the road.
What Beth saw was a dog, and to make a long story short, after a veterinarian says there is nothing wrong with him that a few good meals and a bath won’t fix, Beth decides to keep the dog and names him Freeway.
Beth tells her reluctant husband, Joseph, “He’s not mine. I’m just going to find him a home.”
Well, you can guess how that works out, can’t you?
Sure enough, a year later, everybody is at the vacation home in the mountains of Beth and Joseph, where Grace is getting married, and Freeway is still a part of the family.
So, Joseph is out in the woods taking Freeway for a walk when Freeway spots a deer and runs off after it.
Freeway doesn’t come back, Beth blames Joseph for losing the dog while Joseph was talking on his phone, and this disrupts everybody’s plans for going back to their homes after the wedding, because now they all decide to stay until Freeway can be found.
Everybody includes Beth and Joseph, Joseph’s sister Penny, Penny’s grown son Bryan and her new boyfriend Russell, a young woman who “sees things,” because her mother was a gypsy and her father was a yogi, and even the local sheriff.
Well, now the story isn’t so much a story about a missing dog, but a story about the relationships of three sets of couples, some good and some not so good.
Darling Companion is like a shaggy dog story, which means that you either enjoyed all the details as it gets to the end or else the end itself was just as enjoyable.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”