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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WSU GREEK FESTIVAL 2013 @ WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY (9/10-9/25 Ogden, UT)

WHO: WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
WHAT: WSU GREEK FESTIVAL 2013
WHERE: WSU OGDEN CAMPUS
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 10-25 (schedule below)
Weber State University Department of History presents the 16th annual WSU Greek Festival in conjunction with the Classical Greek Theatre Festival. The festival production for 2013 is Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King.” 
WSU History is continuing the festival, previously hosted by WSU Department of Performing Arts and WSU Honors, by providing WSU faculty in a series of lectures and other events about Classical Greek culture. This is also the 16th year it has been scheduled to coincide with the Ogden community Greek Food Festival presented by the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, this year on 27-28 September.
The festival will present a series of lectures, a readers theatre performance of Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata,” which is intended for mature audiences only, as well as the Classical Greek play. All events are open to the public and free, with the exception of the ticket price for the theatre production of Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King,” $10/$8.
Lectures and the readers theatre production will be held at various venues on the WSU campus noted on the schedule below. The pre-show lecture for “Oedipus the King” will be held in the Fireplace Lounge in the Shepherd Union Building. “Oedipus the King” will be presented in the Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union Building. The pre-show lecture and the performance are in adjacent venues so audience members can move easily and quickly from one to the other.
WSU Greek Festival Schedule 2013
Sept 10, 12:30: Greek Stories in the Star, Stacy Palen
WSU Planetarium • free
for more information contact: Stacy Palen, spalen@weber.edu
Sept 11, 12:30: Epicureanism for Today, Marc Nelson, Philosophy
Hetzel Hoellein Room, Stewart Library 
for more information contact: marc Nelson, marcnelson@weber.edu
Sept 16, 12:30: Anthropology Club/Greek Topics, SS101
for more information contact: Rosemary Conover, rconover@weber.edu
Sept 18, 12:30: *Greek Democracy, Carol McNamara, Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service
Hetzel Hoellein Room, Stewart Library. 
for more information contact: Carol McNamara, carolmcnamara@weber.edu 
The lecture is held in conjunction with the American Democracy Project and the Walker Institute. 
The American Democracy Project is focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed and engaged citizens. The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce graduates who are committed to being active, involved citizens in their communities. The Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service at Weber State University is a non-partisan organization that will inform, educate, and encourage active leadership among students and the community in all aspects of public service on the local, state, and national levels.
Sept 23, 12:30: Rhetoric: Means of Persuasion, Kent Winward, Ogden attorney, Hetzel Hoellein Room, Stewart Library
for more information contact: Kent Winward, kentwinward@gmail.com
Sept 24, 12:30: Greek Readers Theatre/Lysistrata, Hetzel Hoellein Room, Stewart Library
for more information contact: Caril Jennings, crjennings@weber.edu
Sept 25, 6:30: “Infotainment” lecture, Jim Svendsen, Director, Classical Greek Theatre Festival
Fireplace Lounge, Shepherd Union Building. Everything you need to know to understand the play
for more information contact: Jim Svendsen: jim.svendsen@mac.com 
Sept 25, 7:30: Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex,” presented by Classical Greek Theatre Festival
Wildcat Theatre Shepherd Union Bldg.
for more information contact: Jim Svendsen: jim.svendsen@mac.com 

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