Mad Shak Dance Company will perform at Lawrence University Wednesday.
Lawrence to host world premiere dance performance
Chicago-based choreographer Molly Shanahan and her Mad Shak Dance Company will present the world premiere of "The Delicate Hour" at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lawrence University Warch Campus Center.
The work is the latest iteration of the company's multi-year project "Stamina of Curiosity" and a "movement sequel" to the critically acclaimed "Sharks Before Drowning." The work's title, "The Delicate Hour," was inspired by Shanahan's attempt to describe the haunting hour of sunset she experienced during a 2010 artist residency in Pennsylvania.
In addition to the performance, Shanahan and Mad Shak company members Kristina Fluty, Benjamin Law and Jessie Marasa, will work with Lawrence students Jan. 14-18.
A native of Canada and a member of the dance faculty at Northwestern University, Shanahan founded Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak in 1994. Her work has been performed at venues throughout North America.
Pianist to perform today at LU
Award-winning pianist Robert McDonald, one of the most illustrious graduates of Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music, returns to his alma mater for a guest recital at 8 p.m. today at Lawrence Memorial Chapel. McDonald will perform a program featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Faure, Mendelssohn and Nielsen. The event is free and open to the public.
McDonald, a 1973 Lawrence graduate, was the recital partner for many years to renowned violinist Isaac Stern as well as other distinguished instrumentalists. He has performed with many of the country's major orchestras and has toured extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.
FVTC seeks alumni nominations
Fox Valley Technical College is seeking nominations for its 2013 Outstanding Alumni award. The annual award recognizes an FVTC alumnus who has demonstrated the value of technical education through career advancement, community service, continued personal and educational growth and support of the Wisconsin Technical College System.
Nominees must have completed an FVTC associate degree, technical diploma or apprenticeship program through any of the college's campuses, regional centers and outreach sites across the college's five-county district. The nomination deadline is March 1.
Nomination guidelines and forms are can be accessed at www.fvtc.edu/alumni. For more information, call 920-735-4859.
UWFV announces TRiO staff
The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has announced that Linda Her has been named TRiO coordinator for the Menasha Joint School District portion of the federal TRiO grant program. She will divide her time between Menasha's Maplewood Middle School and Menasha High School and will be working with TRiO students in grades six through 12. In addition, Her also will be working with TRiO graduates who are now enrolled at UWFV.
The UWFV TRiO Educational Talent Search is a multi-year grant that's managed by UWFV. It's designed to attract to the program first generation and/or low-income students from grades six to 12 in the Menasha Joint School District and the Kaukauna Area School District.
For more information about the TRiO program, contact TRiO director Tammie Blaney at 920-832-0111 or email email@example.com. Her can be reached at 920-832-0102 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business session set at FVTC
The Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College is holding a free Explore Starting Your Own Business session from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at its D. J. Bordini Center at 5 System Drive in Appleton.
The session covers idea feasibility, cash flow projections, business plan concepts and more, including the three critical components to starting a small, part-time, home-based or micro business.
To register, call 920-996-2949.