March 2014 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
1/8 - 3/20 Exhibit Artists of Excellence NBG Kaplan Hall, foyer of Mindy Ross Gallery
1/13 - 3/14 Exhibit 60 Years of Seeing - a solo exhibit by Colin Greenly NBG Kaplan Hall,
Mindy Ross Gallery
2/9 - 3/21 Exhibit North East Watercolor Society 2014 Members’ Show MDTN Orange Hall Gallery & Loft
2/17 - 3/19 Exhibit A Photographer's Life ~ favorite images spanning 20 years of work by Chet Gordon MDTN Orange Hall Gallery Fringe
3/2 Concert The American String Quartet in Concert with Cynthia Phelps, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
3/4 Lecture The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds to be Successful by Temple Grandin OTHER Paramount Theatre, Middletown
3/5 Master Class The Art of Solo Performance MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
3/7 Concert Reading Much Ado About Nothing NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
3/11 Film The Battle of Algiers NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
3/12 Lecture Understanding Past Native American Cultures in the Hudson Valley Through Archaeology NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
3/14 Theatre When Thoughts Attack MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
3/18 Reading It Was No Accident One Familyʼs Life Interrupted By Suicide NBG Kaplan Hall, Great Room
3/19 Lecture "Broken Eggs Cannot Be Mended": Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for Freedom MDTN Middletown Library, Gilman Center
3/31 Lecture Seven Shots: The Inside Story of the NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell that Aborted a Suicide Bombing in the Subway MDTN Middletown Library, Gilman Center

Artists of Excellence ~ works by Linda Rahl Nadas and Bill Graziano

Hudson River View from Newburgh, clay relief, Linda Rahl NadasWednesday, January 1, 2014 to Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

SUNY Orange’s Kaplan Hall is a new building full of windows and natural light. Throughout the building, large steel sculptures by Stuart Sachs and paintings by Vivien Collens are on long-term display. 

And now, glass vitrine cases are stationed in the foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery in order to take advantage of the light and the feeling of openness afforded by the windows.

Moonbeam, carved wood, metal, and river stone, Bill GrazianoThe Artists of Excellence exhibit series has been initiated to spotlight artworks in these cases for three to four month time frames.  While this offers talented artists the opportunity of showing their works, it gives the college community and the community-at-large the privilege of viewing exquisite pieces in various media by professional artists.

The first of these exhibits is presently on display and runs through March 20, 2014. Stoneware and clay works by Linda Rahl Nadas of Rock Tavern; and wood, forged iron, and aluminum sculptures by Bill Graziano of Otisville are featured. Nadas' works are all related to the Hudson River. Graziano’s sculptures express ideas about nature.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets on the Newburgh campus and is open Monday through Friday.

Come and avail yourselves of viewing beautiful works of art in a lovely casual setting.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-4891/9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Hudson River View from Newburgh, clay relief, Linda Rahl Nadas; Moonbeam, carved wood, metal, and river stone, Bill Graziano

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60 Years of Seeing - a solo exhibit by Colin Greenly

Colin Greenly, artistMonday, January 13, 2014 to Friday, March 14, 2014
Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

enowned modern artist, Colin Greenly, who happens to live in the Town of Hamptonburgh  with his wife Laurie, is having a solo exhibit in the Mindy Ross Gallery January 13 through March 14. Entitled 60 Years of Seeing, the exhibit is comprised of small-scale models of sculpture, images of large-scale sculpture, multi-piece digital assemblages, and drawings. The artworks offer the viewer a glimpse of the command of the tools and language of art as well as the philosophical and visual inspiration that have developed Greenly’s “seeing” and imagination during his long career.

Throughout the years, his work has been displayed in numerous major museums and galleries in the United States including the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian America Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  He won a national Three Seasons, digital image, 43 x 96” by Colin Greenlycompetition for playground sculpture, has received large-scale commissions, and both state and national grants including a National Endowment Grant.  His work was recently represented in the book Growing by Design 1900-2000, Century of the Child, by Juliet Kinchin and Aidan O’Connor which accompanied the Museum of Modern Art Exhibition.

A reception at which the artist will be present is scheduled on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 1 to 4pm. During the reception, music will be provided by pianist Jonathan Ogulnick. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm.

The Mindy Ross Gallery is located in Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh. Safe, secure parking is available at its garage. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Colin Greenly, artist; Three Seasons, digital image, 43 x 96” by Colin Greenly

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North East Watercolor Society 2014 Members’ Show

Across from Grand Central, watercolor, by Dorrie RifkinSunday, February 9, 2014 to Friday, March 21, 2014
Orange Hall Gallery and Loft (MDTN)

The colors of winter or the absence thereof--whites, grays, and tans--visually mirror this winter’s frigid temperatures. In contrast, the brilliance of colors displayed in the 100 paintings of the North East Watercolor Society 2014 Members’ Show conveys warmth and is reason to come to Orange Hall Gallery and Loft. The exhibit is on view February 9 through March 21, 2014. Works Iris, watercolor, by Pratibha Garewalby 56 artists include still lifes, land and seascapes, portraits, genre paintings, and semi-abstracts.

A reception at which awards will be presented is rescheduled for Sunday, February 16 from 1:00 to 4:15pm. To add to the arts experience, music will be provided from 1 to 2:30pm by pianist Geoff Hamburg and flutist/saxophonist Tom DeCelle, the Piano-Flute Duo of Albany, who will play jazz, classical, and show tunes.

Then, at 2:30pm, watercolorist and exhibit juror Arthur Gilmore will present a demonstration entitled “Skies, the Eyes of a Landscape." He states, "I see my paintings as joyful celebrations, a way to immerse myself in the quiet beauty of the world. I make paintings of places and things, colors and light, that somehow call out to me." Gilmore studied at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts and was an award-winning art director Jenny Lynn II, watercolor, by Richard Pricand graphic designer for over 40 years with clients that included Time Inc., Newsweek, and Reader's Digest. His work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club of NY, The Type Directors Club, and The International Clio Committee.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery Hours are 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 6pm on Friday; also, Fridays, February 21 and March 14 till 9:30pm, and Sundays, February 9 and March 2  2:30-4:30pm.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY on the campus of Orange County Community College. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Across from Grand Central by Dorrie Rifkin; Iris by Pratibha Garewal; Jenny Lynn II by Richard Price

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A Photographer's Life ~ favorite images spanning 20 years of work by Chet Gordon

Chet Gordon, photographerMonday, February 17, 2014 to Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Orange Hall Gallery Fringe (MDTN)

Capturing images through his camera provides a visual storehouse of Chet Gordon’s life during the past twenty years. Images of people, sports-in-action, scenes in his extensive travel, some taken for newspapers and other media while on location and others while doing volunteer work but all through the keen perspective of a photojournalist comprise the exhibit in Orange Hall Gallery Fringe. Entitled A Photographer's Life, the exhibit allows the viewer to step into the world of this serious and compassionate man whose works fulfill the expression, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

The exhibit opens with an after-hours reception from 5 to 6:30pm on Monday, February 17, 2014 during which pianist Lou Balascio will play jazz and classical music. [End date: March 19]

Immediately following the reception, Chet Gordon will give a master class on A Photographer's Life during which he will explain lighting for portraiture and sports. In addition, he will show cameras, strobes, and other gear and discuss photojournalism in a changing climate of bottom line media and corporate ownership. Q&A will follow.

Nairobi, Kenya, February 2004, photograph by Chet GordonThe exhibit, reception, and master class are free and open to the public. “It is a real opportunity to view these works and attend the master class. He is an expert and is willing to share his knowledge of equipment and technique. He is a caring individual who has given countless hours to Operation Smile. In addition, his working vacations are the norm during which he voluntarily accompanies humanitarian relief efforts to natural disasters and medical mercy missions. The framed photographs that comprise the show are his favorites. They give a glimpse into the man within,” states Dorothy Szefc, Cultural Affairs Coordinator.

An honorably discharged U.S. Marine, Chet Gordon has been a photojournalist for 25 years during which he has worked as a staff photographer at four NYC metro area newspapers and as a photo editor at the NY Daily News. In addition, his work has appeared in The New York Times, International Herald-Tribune, USA Today, Army Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Popular Photography, and American Teacher magazines. He is a career member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and a former board member of the NY Press Photographers Association (NYPPA).

Questions may be directed: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Chet Gordon, photographer; Nairobi, Kenya, February 2004, photograph by Chet Gordon

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The American String Quartet in Concert with Cynthia Phelps, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic

Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

The American String Quartet is returning to Orange Hall Theatre the first Sunday of March and bringing with them a favorite colleague who is an exquisite musician herself. Cynthia Phelps, principal viola of the New York Philharmonic, is joining her friends on the stage, thereby giving them the additional needed instrument to play quintets.  And, indeed, two outstanding works will be performed with her: the Mozart C Major Quintet and the Brahms G Major Quintet. The four members of the Quartet will round out the program by playing Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor (II).

Wolfram Koessel, cello; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Cynthia Phelps, principal viola of the New York Philharmonic; Peter Winograd, violin; Laurie Carney, violinThe American String Quartet, which is in its 38th year this 2013-2014 season, is internationally recognized as one of the world's foremost quartets. The ensemble’s four players are Laurie Carney, an original member, violin; Peter Winograd, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; and Wolfram Koessel, cello. In addition to the quartet’s national and international tours, ASQ has been in residence at the Manhattan School of Music for 30 years and is on the faculty of Aspen Music School.

Ms. Phelps has been principal viola since 1992 after serving in that position in the San Diego Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra. She has soloed with several orchestras and toured internationally with many ensembles and quartets. She has many honors to her credit including a Grammy Award nomination.

Plan to come on March 2, 2014 for the 3pm performance. You will have the pleasure of listening to music played by these five world-class musicians. Darmstädter Echo of Germany describes the Quartet as “one of the best quartets of our time.” And The Stradt states that the Quartet is “the finest quartet based in New York.”

Tickets will be on sale at the Orange Hall box office starting at 2pm the afternoon of the performance, plus online anytime at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml

Admission is $15 adults; $10 senior citizens, SUNY Orange alumni, faculty, staff; and free for all students from any educational institution. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda & Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY. Questions may be addressed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Image (from left to right): Wolfram Koessel, cello; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Cynthia Phelps, principal viola of the New York Philharmonic; Peter Winograd, violin; Laurie Carney, violin

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The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds to be Successful by Temple Grandin

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7pm
Paramount Theatre, Middletown (OTHER)

Renowned and revered Temple Grandin will present a lecture entitled, The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds to be Successful, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7pm.  The lecture with discussion and Q&A will be held at the Paramount Theatre, located at 17 South Street, Middletown, NY. A book-signing will follow.

Temple Grandin, PhDGrandin will speak about her own life with autism and how the autistic brain sees the world differently. These differences include hypersensitivity to noise and other sensory stimuli, an ability to recall detail, and a primarily visual memory and thought process, that is thinking in pictures. She has noted in her autobiographical works that autism affects every aspect of her life. She has to wear comfortable clothes to counteract her sensory processing disorder and has structured her lifestyle to avoid sensory overload. She created the “hug box,” a device to calm those with autism. She advocates early intervention to address autism and supportive teachers, who can direct fixations of the child with autism in fruitful directions.

Regarded as one of the most famous people with autism, Grandin refuses to let her disorder limit her true potential and has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. She is a consultant and designer of livestock handling facilities and proprietor of Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Inc.  A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, she teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design.

An award-winning, 2010 biographical film was made about her life with autism.  She has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN Larry King Live, PrimeTime Live, 60 Minutes, the Today Show, and many shows in other countries. Listed in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in 2010 where she was placed in the “Heroes” category, Grandin has also been featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and Discover Magazine. She received a Double Helix Medal in 2011, and honorary degrees from many universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Franklin Pierce University, Arizona State University, Duke University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and McGill University. She was named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. She earned a BA in psychology from Franklin Pierce College, an MS in animal science from Arizona State University, and a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 children, and free for students with college IDs.  They can be purchased online at middletownparamount.com, or by calling the Paramount Theatre at (845) 346-4195, or at the theatre box office, Monday through Friday, 1 to 4pm; Mastercard, Visa, Discover accepted.  There will be ample parking in the theatre parking lot and on the street.

This lecture is sponsored by the Autism Society of the Hudson Valley and SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs. Questions may be sent to cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Image: Temple Grandin, PhD

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The Art of Solo Performance

Kelly Kinsella, actress, writer, comedienneWednesday, March 5, 2014 from 1 to 3:45pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Kelly Kinsella, actress/writer/comedienne, brings a freeing and fun master class/workshop, The Art of Solo Performance, to Orange Hall Theatre on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 1 to 3:45pm.

The workshop will kickstart the creative genius within each participant. You will delve into your own personal history and delight in the humor and wisdom veiled in your everyday experiences.  This workshop will include movement and breath work, character improv exercises, a freeform writing exercise, and mini guided solo performances. The master class promises to inform, energize, and inspire. Come to unlock and discover your unique point of view, face your fears, and join in the madness.

Kelly Kinsella, actress, writer, comedienneKelly Kinsella performs stand-up comedy in New York and Los Angeles. She is an artist in residence at The Cell Theater in Chelsea, where she has presented her work regularly. She has performed in hallways, fringe festivals, the woods (at a Renaissance Faire), colleges, and in closets. The New York Times calls her “terrific and zany,” and Backstage praises her as “slinky and smart.” She received a BA in Theatre and French from SUNY New Paltz. Her inspirations include Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Martin McDonagh.

A little over a week after this master class, on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8pm in Orange Hall Theatre, Kelly Kinsella will perform one of her plays, When Thoughts Attack.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Grandview and Wawayanda Avenues on the Middletown campus of Orange County Community College. The master class is free and open to the public and presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images: Kelly Kinsella, actress/writer/comedienne

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Much Ado About Nothing

Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:30pm
Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

Judith Shakespeare Company NYC logoShakespeare's romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing will be presented in Kaplan Hall’s Orange County Trust Company Great Room on Friday, March 7 at 7:30pm. This classic play is brought entirely into the 21st century by the Judith Shakespeare Company NYC in a unique concert reading by 10 actors who will offer the audience discussion time during a brief talkback with the actors and director immediately following the presentation.

Beatrice and Benedick are destined to be together, but there’s just one problem - they despise each other. So their friends conspire to trick them into falling in love with a few little white lies. Meanwhile, young Hero and Claudio are deeply in love until a vengeful lie threatens to tear them apart - on their wedding day. But thanks to some lucky sleuthing by one of the most inept officers of the law ever to cross a stage, things may yet turn out well in the end.

William Shakespeare, playwrightTheatreScene.net comments that the Judith Shakespeare Company NYC is “...smart, thoughtful, and wonderfully accessible...” And NYTheatre.com reviews the company as “a wonderful ensemble of actors who truly know and love Shakespeare and are under the superb direction of Joanne Zipay.” Off-Off Broadway Review states that JSC has “...a firm command of classical theatre and a focus on women's roles.” The Judith Shakespeare Company NYC is dedicated to expanding the presence of women in classical theatre, sometimes using role reversals. In fact, this reading will feature 50% women.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh. Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible from First Street.

Tickets will be on sale at the door starting at 6:30pm the evening of the performance, plus online anytime at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml. Admission is $10 adults; $5 senior citizens, SUNY Orange alumni, faculty, staff; and free for all students from any educational institution. Questions about this theatre event may be directed to Cultural Affairs at cultural@sunyorange.edu  and (845) 341-9386 or 341-4891.

Images, top to bottom: Judith Shakespeare Company NYC logo; William Shakespeare, playwright

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The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers Movie PosterTuesday, March 11, 2014 from 11am to 12:30pm
Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

A film screening of The Battle of Algiers will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 11am to 12:30pm in the Orange County Trust Company Great Room in Kaplan Hall.

The Algerian revolution is depicted from both sides in this film which offers a look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it. The film is about the organization of a guerrilla movement and the attempts used by the French to contain the rebels seeking independence. Professor Jean Cowan, PhD, of the SUNY Orange Global Studies Department, will introduce the film.

The film has won numerous awards including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, City of Venice Cinema Prize, and an International Critics Award. Gillo Pontecorvo directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Franco Solinas.

This film screening is free and open to the public. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, NY. Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible from First Street.

For additional information, please contact Cultural Affairs at (845)341-9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Image: The Battle of Algiers Movie Poster

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Understanding Past Native American Cultures in the Hudson Valley Through Archaeology

Eugene J. Boesch, PhD, Senior Archaeologist, Historic Preservation and ArchaeologyWednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7pm
Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

1576 Native AmericanEugene J. Boesch, PhD, will present a lecture that examines Native American cultures and adaptations in the southeastern New York region from the area's earliest occupation by humans, at least 13,000 years ago, to the period of initial European exploration. The program will also include a display of artifacts.

"Changing climate and environmental settings over that time, particularly the end of the last ice age and the appearance of an essentially modern climate, as well as population movements, resulted in the development of many prehistoric cultures and diverse life ways," states Dr. Boesch. Archaeologists refer to these specific timeframes as the Paleo-Indian (11,000 - 6,500 BC), Archaic (6,500 - 1,000 BC), Woodland (1,000 BC - AD 1,500), and Euro-American Contact periods (AD 1,500 - 1,650). Dr. Boesch will also have a question and answer discussion period during the presentation.

The program is of particularly broad interest in Orange County because the Lenape Native Americans lived in the Newburgh – Cornwall area and environs. So, join us for an educational evening in which Dr. Boesch will share his in-depth knowledge on the subject. The Orange County Trust Company Great Room in Kaplan Hall will be the venue on Wednesday, March 12 at 7pm. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, Newburgh, NY. Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible from First Street.

Dr. Boesch is a senior archaeologist in Historic Preservation and Archaeology. He received a PhD in Anthropology from New York University, specializing in Native American cultures and adaptations in the Eastern Woodlands of North America. He has operated a cultural resource firm in the Hudson Valley for over twenty years and has taught at various area colleges and universities. A concern for local historic preservation issues has led him to serve as a member of the Westchester County and Putnam County Historic Preservation Advisory Committees.

This lecture presentation is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities and is part of the Cultural Affairs lecture series. It is free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu or (845)341-9386/4891.

Images, top to bottom: Eugene J. Boesch, PhD, Senior Archaeologist, Historic Preservation and Archaeology; 1576 Native American

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When Thoughts Attack

Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Kelly Kinsella, actress/writer/comedienneCome to Orange Hall Theatre at 8pm on Friday, March 14, 2014 to enjoy a barrage of humor and madness when Kelly Kinsella stars in her hilarious one-woman play When Thoughts Attack.

The somewhat autobiographical show is funny and honest in tone but more serious and universal in theme.  It deals with anxiety and is, therefore, relatable to everyone. The play presents a neurotic single woman in a restaurant who, when deciding what to eat (a task she finds quite daunting), spirals into obsessively anxious and hysterical thoughts over all of her life choices that have led her to this meal.

Kelly Kinsella, actress/writer/comedienneThe play was an official selection of the ninth annual soloNOVA festival in 2012 and is “Hilarious...it had the audience in stitches!” according to The Huffington Post. The play is under the award-winning direction of Padraic Lillis.

The New York Times writes that Kelly Kinsella is “terrific and zany,” and Backstage calls her “slinky and smart.” She performs stand-up comedy in New York and Los Angeles. She is an artist in residence at The Cell Theater in Chelsea, where she has presented her work regularly. She has performed in hallways, fringe festivals, the woods (at a Renaissance Faire), colleges, and in closets.

She received a BA in Theatre and French from SUNY New Paltz. She is inspired by Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Martin McDonagh.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office one hour before the play or anytime online at www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens, SUNY Orange alumni, faculty, staff; and free for all students from any educational institution.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Grandview and Wawayanda Avenues on the Middletown campus of Orange County Community College. The play is presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be addressed to: (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images: Kelly Kinsella, actress/writer/comedienne

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It Was No Accident One Familyʼs Life Interrupted By Suicide

Trish Nelson, authorTuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11am
Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall (NBG)

“The first thing I saw was [our dogs], Diesel and Daisy,” said Trish. “They were downstairs in the family room looking up at me as I walked in the door. They were penned in behind a child gate.” “How weird,” she thought…as she was trying to sort out why Howard had gotten out of bed and walked down two flights of stairs to lock up the dogs…

This is a passage of Trish Nelson’s new book, It Was No Accident: One Family's Life Interrupted by Suicide. On Memorial Day 2007, Howard Nelson took his own life when his wife, son, and daughter went to the movies.

The impact of her husband's suicide on her and her children, and their Book Cover for It Was No Accident: One Family's Life Interrupted by Suicidesubsequent feelings of loss, grief, healing, and hope are the topic of discussion at a program presented in the Orange County Trust Company Great Room, Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2014 starting at 11am.

Trish Nelson, who is a nurse by profession, will read selections from the book. Her chosen readings will include those illustrating loss and grief as well as the healing and great hope that have come about during the last six years.

Discussion and questions will be led by Sean Gerow who is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the college. Gerow will mention some of the available support for attemptors and their families. A book-signing will follow the talk and Q&A.

This program is free and open to the public. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and  First Streets, Newburgh.  Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible from First Street.

For additional information, please contact Cultural Affairs at (845)341-9386 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Trish Nelson, author; Book Cover for It Was No Accident: One Family's Life Interrupted by Suicide

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"Broken Eggs Cannot Be Mended": Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for Freedom

Dr. Louis P. MasurWednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7pm
Gilman Center, Library Room 130 (MDTN)

One of New Jersey’s top professors and a Lincoln expert, Dr. Louis P. Masur, will present a lecture at SUNY Orange on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. This lecture was originally scheduled for February 13, but was postponed due to snow. Entitled "Broken Eggs Cannot Be Mended"  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for Freedom, the presentation starts at 7pm in the Gilman Center for International Education which is Library Room 130. The Library is located at the corner of South St. and East Conkling Ave, Middletown, NY.

The lecture will trace the evolution of Lincoln's ideas about emancipation and his thoughts about the place of blacks in American society. Also, such questions as Lincoln’s belief in colonization, his defense of the Emancipation Proclamation and enlistment of black troops, and his ideas about racial justice and rights will be examined and discussed.

Dr. Masur is an engaging speaker as he deals with the human side and circumstances during which Lincoln lived and guided the nation. Masur describes himself as “an American cultural historian.” His interdisciplinary approach serves as a guide as he delves into history and brings his audience along for the ride.

Masur holds a BA from SUNY Buffalo and a PhD from Princeton University. He is a Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. He has received numerous awards and honors. In addition, he is the author of seven books on various topics. His latest publication, Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union, was awarded the best book of 2012 prize from the Abraham Lincoln Institute and the North Jersey Civil War Roundtable.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at cultural@sunyorange.edu and (845)341-4891.

Image: Dr. Louis P. Masur

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Seven Shots: The Inside Story of the NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell that Aborted a Suicide Bombing in the Subway

Dr. Jennifer C. Hunt, authorMonday, March 31, 2014 at 7pm
Gilman Center, Library Room 130 (MDTN)

Jennifer C. Hunt spent years studying police culture through fieldwork among police in New York City and Philadelphia. In fact, her publications include police department training materials.

Her book, Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its Aftermath, has been described as “a fast-paced narrative” that is “fine-grained with a street-level view.”  From her perspective as a sociologist and her extensive research, she has come to understand cops as she “looks beneath the surface of the NYPD.”  As an author, she moves the book at “the pace of a thriller,” as she reveals the thoughts and emotions of the cops involved and the real-world dynamics within the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

On Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7pm, she will speak about the book when she comes to Orange County Community College’s Gilman Center for International Education located in the Library. Entitled Seven Shots: Book Cover for Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its AftermathThe Inside Story of the NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell that Aborted a Suicide Bombing in the Subway, the presentation is of great interest to those involved in criminal justice as well as individuals who like a good “read” since Dr. Hunt gives an intimate look at the experience of emergency service cops. The program is free and open to the public.

Seven Shots tells the dramatic story of the July 31, 1997 raid of a terrorist cell in Brooklyn by a six-man NYPD Emergency Service team that narrowly prevented a suicide bombing of the New York subway. Dr. Hunt draws on her personal knowledge of the NYPD and a network of police contacts, extending from cop to four-star chief, to trace the experience of three officers on the emergency service entry team and the two bomb squad detectives who dismantled the live device. She follows their lives for five years, from that near-fatal day in 1997, through their encounters inside the brutal world of departmental politics, and on to 9/11.

Jennifer C. Hunt has a PhD in Sociology and is a Professor of Justice Studies at Montclair State University. A booksigning will take place after the lecture and discussion.

The Gilman Center and Library are on the Middletown campus at the corner of South Street and East Conkling Avenue. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu

Images, top to bottom: Dr. Jennifer C. Hunt, author; Book Cover for Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its Aftermath

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Dorothy Szefc
Coordinator of Cultural Affairs
(845) 341-4891
cultural@sunyorange.edu

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