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Film of deception, blow to human spirit showcased in Elizabethtown College Arts and Humanities month

Additional events showcase importance of liberal arts education

Arts and Humanities Month eventsThe Deadly Deception,” a look into the Tuskegee study that provided worthless medicine and denied treatment to 400 African-American men with syphilis, is part of the Elizabethtown College Arts and Humanities Month taking place throughout October. Admission to the film, shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in Gibble Auditorium in Elizabethtown College’s Esbenshade Hall, is free. Contact: Jean-Paul Benowitz, 717-361-1110.

Additional events, hosted by several College departments and honoring National Arts and Humanities Month, begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a faculty panel discussion, “Symposium on Books: The Significance of Books Past, Present, Future.” The discussion, in the Musser Auditorium of Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, features Dr. Susan Traverso, Elizabethtown College provost and vice president, as chair the panel. Other faculty and staff members participating are Dr. David Brown, professor of History; Dr. John Rohrkemper, associate professor of English; Dr. Suzanne Webster, associate professor of English; and Diane Elliott, assistant professor of Social Work and director of Diversity. This event is sponsored by Academic Advising. Contact: Jean-Paul Benowitz, 717-361-1110.

“Meaningful Life Work, Careers, and the Liberal Arts,” a panel presentation sponsored by the College’s Career Services, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the James B. Hoover Center for Business, Room 212. The program features campus community and local community members who are in careers of meaningful life work in the arts and humanities. The presentation is recommended to anyone considering a major or minor in the liberal arts disciplines or contemplating internships, graduate school or career paths in the arts and humanities. A reception will follow the discussion and presentation. For more information, contact Jane Nini, director of Career Services, 717-361-1349, or Jean-Paul Benowitz, assistant director of Academic Advising, 717-361-1110.

Jumping on the bandwagon, so to speak, The Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Music Division, presents “Night on Broadway” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in Zug Recital Hall. The musical performances include a lighthearted selection of recent Broadway tunes, performed by students in the BA Music Club. Admission to the performances is free.

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Music Division, also hosts a student solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in Zug Recital Hall, which feature students on voice, piano, wind and string instruments. Contact Amy Reynolds, 717-361-1212, for either one of these performances.

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