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SEPTEMBER
 
Tuesday 1
Faculty Recital: Helen Blackburn
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday 1
Haley Lecture
Midland, TX
6:30 p.m.
 
Monday 4
Labor Day
WT Open
No classes
 
Tuesday 8
EPML Great Book Series - Bernat Metge's The Dream
Introduced by Dr. Oscar Santos-Sopena
Amarillo Public Library, Southwest Branch
7:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 10 - Sunday 13
Wednesday 16 - 19
WT Theatre presents "The Fantasticks"
Happy State Bank Studio Theatre
7:30 p.m.; September 12 showing at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; September 13 showing at 2:30 p.m.
This imaginative, funny, and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and those that try to keep them apart is the longest running musical in the world! Enchanting audiences with its beautiful poetry, music, and sophistication, The Fantasticks celebrates the trials and universal nature of love.
 
Friday 18
Night Blow!: The Art of Fashion and Form
featuring glass artist Laura Donefer
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
Mary Moody Northen Atrium, Glass Studio and The Formal Gallery
event begins at 6:30 p.m. (an invitation only event)
 
Saturday 19
Night Blow!
Mary Moody Northen Atrium, Glass Studio and The Formal Gallery
6:00 p.m. - open to the public
 
Wednesday 23
EPML Film Series presents "Cria Cuervos"
Cornette Library Lecture Room
5:00 p.m.
In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana, and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father, Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl fascinated by death after seeing her mother suffer a painful death and her father dead in bed. - Spanish with English subtitles
 
Thursday 24
Gender Studies presents "Latina Voices"
Hispanic Heritage
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Featuring Dr. Lisa Garza, Dr. Elsa Diego-Medrano, and Dr. Oscar Santos-Sopena
 
 
 
 
OCTOBER   (top of page)
 
Saturday 3
WT Theatre presents "The Fantasticks"
La Rita Performing Arts Theatre, Dalhart, TX
7:00 p.m.
This imaginative, funny, and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and those that try to keep them apart is the longest running musical in the world! Enchanting audiences with its beautiful poetry, music, and sophistication, The Fantasticks celebrates the trials and universal nature of love.
 
Thursday 8 through November 8
Jordan Jacob's MFA Art Exhibition, Anamnesis
Mary Moody Northen Hall Formal Gallery
Opening night will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment on weekends
For more information, contact Jon Revett at jrevett@wtamu.edu
This show will run until November 8.
Jordan Jacob's work deals with the philosophical approach to the recollection of memories, or Anamnesis. She is investigating this idea with abstract paintings. The work is based on personal memories and emotion while intending to provoke an emotional memory from the viewer.
 
Friday 9
Communication Hall of Fame Banquet
JBK Legacy Hall
6:00-9:00 p.m.
 
Monday 12
Buff Allies presents "Why I Wrote a Great, Big, Coming of Gay (Age) Novel and Why it Got Banned"
Author emily m. danforth discusses "The Miseducation of Cameron Post"
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Buff Allies, Haley Professorship, Cornette Library
 
Tuesday 13
WTAMU Chorale: The Art of Vibrancy and Voice
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
The Lofts on 10th, Amarillo
5:30 p.m.
 
EPML Great Book Series - Everyman
Introduced by Dr. Valerie Dennis
Amarillo Public Library, Southwest Branch
7:00 p.m.
 
Monday 19
Advising Party: Communication
Mary Moody Northen Hall Atrium
4:00-6:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday 20
Advising Party: Music
Mary Moody Northen Hall Atrium
4:00-6:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 21
Advising Party: History
Mary Moody Northen Hall Atrium
12:15-1:45 p.m.
 
Advising Party: Art, Theatre and Dance
Mary Moody Northen Hall Atrium
4:00-6:00 p.m.
 
EPML Film Series presents "De Tu Ventana a la Mia"
Cornette Library Lecture Room
5:00 p.m.
Interweaving emotions and struffles, three women of different generations and epoques aim to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives and will have to pursue their happiness and fight for their dignity in a dark and hostile world. - Spanish with English subtitles
 
Thursday 22
Beyond Stonewall - LGBTQIA In History
A Gender Studies event featuring Dr. Jean Stuntz, Dr. Elizabeth Clark and Dr. Matt Reardon
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
12:30-1:15 p.m.
 
Thursday 22 - Sunday 25
Wednesday 28 - Saturday 31
WT Theatre presents "Hamlet"
Branding Iron Theatre
7:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 25 performance is at 2:30 p.m.
Shakespeare's masterful and haunting tragedy features some of the most breathtaking language ever written. The Prince of Denmark's journey to avenge his father's murder leads him toward an acceptance of his own humanity and mortality. Don't miss this epic interpretation of the Bard's most-produced play, featuring WTAMU's Director of Theatre, Royal R. Brantley, as "Claudius."
 
Tuesday 27
Distinguished Lecture Series: Dan Flores at PPHM
with Alex Hunt
Hazlewood Room, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
7:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday 28
EPML Launch and Readings
 
Thursday 29
Live Cinema Returns!
Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush the 1925 Film
Performed in synchronization by WT Symphony
Mark Bartley, conductor
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
The WT Symphony will present Charlie Chaplin's 1925 silent film The Gold Rush with soundtrack by composer Ching-chu Hu. Considered by Chaplin as the film he wanted most to be remembered by, The Gold Rush features his famous "Little Tramp" in adventures both wacky and charming.
$5 General Admission, Free with Buff Gold Card
Call (806) 651-2840 for advance tickets
 
Friday 30
COESS presents Day of the Dead
JBK and Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
5:00-10:00 p.m.
 
 
 
NOVEMBER   (top of page)
 
Thursday 5
Percussion Ensemble
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Sunday 8
Brass Choir Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday 10
EPML Great Book Series - Plato's Apology
Introduced by Dr. Daniel Bloom
Amarillo Public Library, Southwest Branch
7:00 p.m.
 
Horn Choir Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14
ATD Dance Concert
Happy State Bank Studio Theatre
7:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday 11
EPML Film Series presents "Las Maestras de la Republica
Cornette Library Lecture Room
5:00 p.m.
Education was one of the greatest social tenets of Spain's Second Republic with the objective of bringing culture and education to every corner of the country to achieve a more equitable and harmonious society. A group of women took these principles to heart bringing down the walls between male and female students. Las Maestras de la Republica explores the experiences and ideals of all those pioneers whose project was savagely destroyed by the Spanish Civil War, which started in 1936. - Spanish with English subtitles
 
Thursday 12
Subscription Series: WTAMU Dance: The Art of Magic and Movement
Happy State Bank Studio Theatre
5:30 p.m.
 
Friday 13
Harrington String Quartet "Passionate Journeys"
Mary Moody Northen Hall
7:30 p.m.
Experience more by joining the HSQ members on stage before each concert for an interactive discussion of the music of the program. "More Than Meets the Ear" begins at 7:00 p.m.
 
Sunday 15
Horn Studio Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Flute Studio Ensemble
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Thursday 19
Gender Studies presents "Faces of Feminism"
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
featuring Dr. Monica Smith Hart, Dr. Cathy Clewett, and Linda Chenoweth
 
Monday 23
Communication Thanksgiving Potluck
Fine Arts Complex
TBD
 
Tuesday 24
Jazz Bands Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Thursday 26
Happy Thanksgiving!
WT closed November 26 and 27
 
 
 
DECEMBER   (top of page)
 
Wednesday 2
Concert Band
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
6:00 p.m.
 
Symphonic Band
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
8:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 3
Dead Day - No classes
 
Thursday 3
Candlelight Christmas
Candlelight Lessons and Carols
Presented by the Matilda Gaume Consort
St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 115 N 25 Mile Ave, Hereford, TX
7:30 p.m.
Admittance is free, but tickets are required. For tickets call church office: (806) 364-6150 or St. Anthony's school (806) 364-1952
 
Sunday 6
Music Christmas Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday 8
EPML Great Book Series - Joseph Conrad's Secret Agent
Introduced by Dr. Daniel Bloom
Amarillo Public Library, Southwest Branch
7:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 10 - Friday 18
Fall 2015 BFA Show
Featuring Amanda Barnett, Seth Blackwell, Monica Prado and Jennifer Phan
Mary Moody Northen Hall Formal Gallery
Opening show: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment on weekends. For more information, please contact Jon Revett at jrevett@wtamu.edu.
 
Friday 11
Graduation!
3:00 p.m.
 
Monday 14
Jan INT first class day
 
Thursday 24 - Friday, January 1
WT Closed
 
Thursday 24
Christmas Eve
 
Friday 25
Merry Christmas!
 
Thursday 31
New Year's Eve
 
 
 
 
JANUARY   (top of page)
 
Friday 1
Happy 2016!
 
Wednesday 6
Jan INT last class day
 
Monday 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
WT Closed
 
Tuesday 19
Spring first class day
 
Tuesday 26
Faculty Recital: Helen Blackburn
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Friday 29
Faculty Grand Recital
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
TBD
 
 
FEBRUARY   (top of page)
 
Sunday 7
Symphonic Band Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
2:30 p.m.

WTAMU Symphonic Band: The Art of Intergeneration and Instrumentation featuring Dr. Bradly Garner
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall

2:30 p.m.

Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13
WT Symphonic Band & Chorale at TMEA
 
Thursday 11 - Sunday 14
Wednesday 17 - Saturday 20
WT Theatre presents "Big Love"
Happy State Bank Studio Theatre
7:30 p.m.; Sunday February 14 performance is at 2:30 p.m.
Adapted from "The Danaids" by Aeschylus, "Big Love" is a modern synthesis of arranged marriage, pop culture, music and violence. Fifty brides flee fifty grooms and escape to a villa in Italy. With the grooms in pursuit, one bride discovers love in all the mayhem and chaos. A poignant, theatrical and stinging commentary about love, gender and equality. *WARNING: This production is rated R.
 
Sunday 14
Happy Valentine's Day!
 
Monday 15 - Friday 19
Communication Week
For more information please visit www.wtamu.edu/commweek 
 
Thursday 18
Gender Studies presents Masculinity Studies 101 with Dr. Matt Reardon
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
 
Thursday 25
WT Symphony Concerto Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Friday 26
Harrington String Quartet "Passionate Journeys"
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2525 Wimberly RD, Amarillo
7:30 p.m.
Experience more by joining the HSQ members on stage before each concert for an interactive discussion of the music of the program. "More Than Meets the Ear" begins at 7:00 p.m.
 
Saturday 27
Grace Hamilton Piano Festival Guest Recital
Washington Garcia, pianist
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
General admission $5; free for WT students, staff, faculty and festival participants
 
 
MARCH   (top of page)
 
Friday 4
Showcase of Music
Amarillo Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
7:00 p.m. Pre-show; 7:30 p.m. Mainstage Performances
Showcase of Music extravaganza featuring School of Music ensembles - $10 General Admission, $5 Students
Call 806-651-2840 for tickets
 
Monday 14 - Friday 18
Spring Break!
 
Tuesday 15 - Sunday 20
Dance: American College Dance Association
 
Tuesday 22
Gender Studies presents Radical Women
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
featuring Dr. Lisa Garza and Dr. Anand Commissiong
 
Thursday 24
Subscription Series: WTAMU and PPHM Collaborate: The Art of Inspiration and Intellect
Don D. Harrington Petroleum Wing, PPHM
5:30 p.m.
 
Friday 25
Good Friday
No classes
 
Sunday 27
Easter Sunday
 
Monday 28
Advising Party - Communication
Mary Moody Northen Atrium
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday 29
Advising Party - Music
Mary Moody Northen Atrium
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Horn Choir Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday 30
Advising Party - History
Mary Moody Northen Atrium
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
 
Advising Party - Art, Theatre and Dance
Mary Moody Northen Atrium
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
 
 
APRIL   (top of page)
 
Thursday 14
Percussion Ensemble
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Friday 15
Harrington String Quartet "Passionate Journeys"
Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Dr., Amarillo
7:30 p.m.
Experience more by joining the HSQ members on stage before each concert for an interactive discussion of the music of the program. "More Than Meets the Ear" begins at 7:00 p.m.
 
Saturday 16 - Sunday 17
Brahms Requiem - WT Choirs and Symphony
TBD
8:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday 19
Brass Choir Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Thursday 21 - Sunday 24
Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30
WT Theatre presents "Jane Eyre"
Branding Iron Theatre
7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 24 performance begins at 2:30 p.m.
A Tony-nominated musical based on Charlotte Bronte's hauntingly beautiful gothic romance, Jane Eyre, features a timeless love story and breathtaking music. Jane, an ill-treated orphan, grows up to become a self-minded governess who falls passionately in love with her tortured employer, Mr. Rochester. Opening on Charlotte Bronte's 200th birthday, you don't want to miss this exciting production!
 
Thursday 21
Gender Studies presents "Faces of Feminism: Part II"
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
12:30-1:15 p.m.
featuring Dr. Kris Drumheller
 
Horn Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
Western Writers Lecture
TBD
TBD
 
Tuesday 26
COMM Awards Ceremony
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
 
Wednesday 27
MCOM Awards Ceremony
Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
 
Thursday 28
Jazz Band Concert
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
WTAMU Communication: The Art of Madmen and Media
A Subscription Series Membership only event. Memberships are $250 for the season.
For inquiries about joining, please contact Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.
Hazel Kelley Wilson Alumni Banquet Hall
5:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
MAY   (top of page)
 
Wednesday 4
Concert Band
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
6:00 p.m.
 
Symphonic Band
Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall
8:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 5
Dead Day - No classes
 
Friday 6
Communication Storytelling Festival
Branding Iron Theatre
TBD
Free event and open to the public. Please contact Dr. Trudy Hanson at thanson@wtamu.edu for reservations.
 
Sunday 8
Mother's Day
 
Saturday 14
Graduation
TBD after January 1
 
Monday 16
May INT first class
 
Monday 30
Memorial Day
WT Closed
 
 
 
JUNE   (top of page)
 
Wednesday 1
May INT last class day
 
 
Sunday 12 - Saturday 18
Chamber Music Strings Camp
Visit wtamu.edu/stringscamp for more information.
 
Wednesday 15 - Friday 17
All-State Choir Camp
Visit wtamu.edu/choircamp for more information.
 
Sunday 19
Father's Day