October 16, 2019
JWU is working with Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) to host screenings for their fall sidebar festival, the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Fest. The University Involvement Board (UIB) is sponsoring two of the screenings, one of which is an extra special event:
SCREENING OF F.W. MURNAU’S “NOSFERATU” On Friday, October 25, a screening of the 1922 silent classic “Nosferatu” with live accompaniment and original score by Dave Tessier will be held in Schneider Auditorium at 7pm.
ABOUT THE FILM: An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, “Nosferatu” is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau (Sunrise, Faust, The Last Laugh). Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws -- perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned.
ABOUT THE MUSIC: David Tessier is a critically acclaimed actor/composer from RI, active in the RI arts community for the last three decades. He is the music director for King Richard’s Faire and is the founder and leader of the “All-Star Band of All-Star Stars,” a musical collective created to perform pieces and works from Jesus Christ Superstar to the Monkees.
TICKETS are free and can be obtained on JWU’s ticketing site. Faculty, staff and students with access to jwuLink can log in, and click on “Get Tickets” from the news page. Staff without access to jwuLink can go to jwu.universitytickets.com, and register as “General Public” to get your free passes.
Additional film screenings will be held in the Center for Media Production. These screenings are also FREE for all JWU students, faculty and staff.
Friday October 25
Schneider Auditorium, 7pm
JWU will be hosting the second annual, “Transformative Approaches Expo,” on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 9am-12pm in The Friedman Center, Harborside Campus. Do you have an innovative approach or strategy that you are using to engage students who have varying capacities for learning and want to share it with the JWU Providence community?
The submission deadline has been EXTENDED to Friday, October 25, 2019. Submit a program proposal.
Homecoming & Family Weekend is just around the corner, October 18-20. All faculty and staff are invited to join in the festivities to help make this annual event even more memorable for students, families and alumni. The full schedule and further details are on the Homecoming & Family Weekend website.
JWU’s University Involvement Board (UIB) hosts a weekly movie series in the Wildcat Center on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend - bring your family! Entrance is free, and fresh popcorn is served. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks.
Showtimes for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Thursday, October 17 at 9pm
Sunday, October 20 at 2pm
College of Hospitality Management is hosting its annual SEEM Leadership Conference on Wednesday, October 16, in Schneider Auditorium. Attendees will hear from outstanding leaders in the industry, as they will serve as keynote speakers and panelists. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.
Details on this year’s guests and presenters, as well as a full schedule of the day’s activities, can be found on the SEEM Leadership Conference website.
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