DCCC to Host Variety of Student Life Events During Spring 2013 Semester

Jan. 9, 2013 – Davidson County Community College will feature an exciting lineup of events during the spring semester for students, faculty, staff and community members. The 2013 semester will feature a variety of art, music and theatre performances, as well as well-known speakers who will visit the campus. 

January Events:

  • “A Conversation with Hilary Duff” (video broadcast). From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 on the Davie Campus, featuring Duff, who discusses with students what it takes to be an entrepreneur and make a difference in the world.
  • Violin Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the Reich Auditorium on the Davidson Campus, featuring renowned violinist Daniel D. of New York’s Juilliard School of Music.
  • DCCC’s 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, sponsored by the Black Culture Organization. At 11 a.m. on Jan. 21 in the Conference Center on the Davidson Campus, celebrating the life and teachings of King with an inspirational message from keynote speaker Andrew Watkins, youth pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Thomasville. Also including a performance by the Greensboro Suah African Dance Theater.
  • “Let Freedom Ring,” written by Robert Clymire and starring Greenfair Moses III. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 in Room 110 in the Administration Building on the Davie Campus, the event helps audience members experience the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from his childhood through the civil rights movement to his untimely death. The presentation also weaves the story of King with character portrayals, songs, and King’s magnificent speeches and sermons.
  • Blood Drive, sponsored by the Student Government Association, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 in Room 105 of the Public Safety Building on the Davidson Campus.
  • The Healing Force kicks off 2013 Black History Month celebration with “The Rhythm of the African Drums.” From 11 a.m. until noon on Jan. 30 in the Conference Center on the Davidson Campus, and again on the Davie Campus from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 in Room 110 of the Administration Building, offering a celebration of African culture through storytelling and music.

February Events:

  • North Carolina Shakespeare Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 4 in the Conference Center of the Davidson Campus. The classic Shakespeare play portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons.
  • “Principled Leadership: In the Face of Change and Crisis,” by former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani (video broadcast), sponsored by the DCCC chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 and from1 to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 in Reich Auditorium on Davidson Campus. Giuliani helps participants learn leadership principles based on his best-selling book, “Leadership.”
  • The Campus Speaker Series presents The Beast, an indie hip-hop and progressive jazz quartet. From 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Conference Center of the Davidson Campus. Pierce Freelon, UNC-Chapel Hill professor, leads the group that focuses on tracing the history of African-American music, and performs pieces inspired by spirituals, blues, jazz and hip-hop music.
  • “Then Sings My Soul,” From 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the Gee Auditorium on the Davidson Campus, celebrating  DCCC’s 50th anniversary featuring the rich musical history of America, including spirituals and popular Broadway songs.
  • “Heroes of the Underground Railroad.” From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 in room 110 of the Administration Building on the Davie Campus. The play is an inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable abolitionists and slaves from America’s Underground Railroad and provides a fundamental historical context of the time period while recreating the lives and work of several prominent heroes, including Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker and Frederick Douglass.
  • Brad Meltzer presents “How to Write Your Own Obituary” (video broadcast), sponsored by the DCCC chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 and March 1, and again from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March 15 in the Reich Auditorium on the Davidson Campus. Meltzer offers a humorous and thought provoking presentation on how to write your own obituary and build a legacy. Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Inner Circle,” seven other bestselling thrillers, and several other nonfiction bestsellers, including “Heroes For My Son,” and “Heroes For My Daughter.”

March Events:

  • The documentary, “MissRepresentation,” airs as part of Women’s History Month. From 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. on March 11 in the Reich Auditorium on the Davidson Campus. The documentary, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, explores media’s misrepresentation of women.
  • “The Vagina Monologues,” by Eve Ensler. At 11 a.m. on March 28 and April 4, at 7 p.m. on April 5, and at 3 p.m. on April 6 all in Gee Auditorium on the Davidson Campus. The play celebrates female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. The performance includes excerpts produced by students in an American Women’s Studies course.
  • Traciana Graves presents “Don’t Call me B: Empowerment for Women’s History Month.” From 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on March 19 in Reich Auditorium on the Davidson Campus and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the Davie Campus. Graves discusses stories of visionaries such as Adrianne Rich, Rosa Parks, Mother Theresa and others, and the audience members explore the challenges, achievements and legacies each person has contributed through their unique and essential voice.
  • Peter Bregman presents “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done” (video broadcast), sponsored by the DCCC chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on March 19 and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on April 5 in Reich Auditorium on the Davidson Campus. Bregman shares how to cut through daily cutter and distractions to find ways to focus and move forward on key items in your life. The presentation, based on his book, shares a three-step process for prioritizing your day in 18 minutes over a nine-hour workday and more.
  • The March Campus Speaker Series, featuring Muggsy Bogues, “Succeed on Your Own Terms.” From 11 a.m. until noon on March 27 in the Conference Center of the Davidson Campus. Bogues, former NBA star of the Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, stands at just 5 foot 3 inches and overcame amazing odds to become an NBA standout. He presents his motivational message during this campus event.

April Events:

  • The April Campus Speaker Series features Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss as they present their side of the story portrayed in the Academy Award-winning film, “The Social Network.” From 11 a.m. to noon on April 3 in the Conference Center of the Davidson Campus.
  • “The Titanic.” From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Reich Auditorium on the Davidson Campus, and again at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 110 of the Administration Building on the Davie Campus, both on April 15. The presentation explores fascinating information about the world’s most famous shipwreck. More than 100 years ago, the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic sank on this day