Creative Imperatives

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ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

All Students Juried Show

Location: UWL Art Gallery, Center for the Arts
An exhibition of art works by UW-L students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Susannah Magers, curator of art and public engagement at the Rochester Art Center, and Nikki Havekost, an artist based in Rochester, MN.

Student Research & Creative Work Display

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts.  The work includes both culminating class projects and undergraduate research.

Art & Science Gallery

Location: Third Floor Gallery, Center for the Arts

Enjoy this special exhibit showcasing the fusion of art and science, featuring mathematical art, scientific models, and 3-D recreations.

Microscopy Mosaic Project

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

We are constantly surrounded by aesthetics, but they also exist in what we cannot see. This interactive mural began in multiple locations around campus prior to the festival, and is now on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts.  Come take part in this artistic recreation of the beauty of science, normally too small for the naked eye.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES & PSYCHOLOGY: Presentation

Reducing Speaking Anxiety

Time: 11:00-11:55 am
Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
Robert Eberle & Ryan McKelley

Have you ever wondered why the thought of a class presentation or a speech at a conference has your mouth dry and your stomach in knots?  Attend this interactive session to learn about the psychology of this fear and techniques to help you manage it.

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

All Students Juried Show

Location: UWL Art Gallery, Center for the Arts

An exhibition of art works by UW-L students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Susannah Magers, curator of art and public engagement at the Rochester Art Center, and Nikki Havekost, an artist based in Rochester, MN.

Student Research & Creative Work Display

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts.  The work includes both culminating class projects and undergraduate research.

Art & Science Gallery

Location: Third Floor Gallery, Center for the Arts

Enjoy this special exhibit showcasing the fusion of art and science, featuring mathematical art, scientific models, and 3-D recreations.

Microscopy Mosaic Project

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

We are constantly surrounded by aesthetics, but they also exist in what we cannot see. This interactive mural began in multiple locations around campus prior to the festival, and is now on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts.  Come take part in this artistic recreation of the beauty of science, normally too small for the naked eye.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES: Presentation

Communication & Sport

Time: 11:00-11:55 am
Location: Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts
Kate Lavelle

Communication Studies students will discuss the intersection of communication theory and practice in light of scientific findings about the relationship between contact sports (specifically professional football) and brain injury. This roundtable format will encourage audience participation and discussion.

Discussion

The Science of Rhythm

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts
Matt Cashion, Ryan McKelley, Tom Seddon, and Guest Ben Toth
Moderator: Scott Dickmeyer

Join festival guests and UWL faculty in this discussion of how and why rhythm affects us, and its role in the creation of music and literature.

Potential Project

Discussion

The Science of Art & the Art of Science

Time: 1:10-2:05 pm
Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
Joe Anderson, Joel Elgin, Barrett Klein, Adrienne Loh, and Guest Holly Walter Kerby

Bring your lunch and join the conversation with Creative Imperatives Guests and UWL faculty about the multitude of ways that art and science influence one another and prompt creativity and innovation in both disciplines.  Light refreshments will be available.

Potential Project

Presentations/Question & Answer

Student Research & Creative Work

Time: 2:15-3:30 pm
Location: Center for the Arts Lobby, UWL Art Gallery and Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts

Students from Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts will answer questions and share the inspirations behind the work that has been on display throughout the festival.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES: Presentation

Debating Science

Time: 2:15-3:40 pm
Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
Kate Lavelle

Four students will debate Wisconsin environmental policy regarding increasing environmental protections. The debate will demonstrate academic debate procedure and strategies.

Potential Project

COMMUNICATION STUDIES: Competition

Public Speaking Competition Finals

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Room 1400, Centennial Hall
Kate Lavelle

The Public Speaking Competition promotes and showcases student excellence in public speaking. Six finalists, narrowed down from a pool of over 2,000 students enrolled in CST 110 during Spring and Fall 2015, will present their persuasive speeches to an audience of community members and UWL students, instructors, and staff. This event is organized and supported by the Department of Communication Studies and Public Speaking Center.

Lecture & Discussion

Fusion Science Theatre

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts
Guest: Holly Walter Kerby

Holly Walter Kerby teaches Chemistry and Creative Writing at the Madison Area Technical College. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Fusion Science Theatre, a program that delivers important science concepts through the medium of theatre.  Hear her speak about the program and the successful teaching methods it employs.