Art, Memory and Community

Sunset Salsa at FSU
September 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Crocker Grove (rain location Dwight Performing Arts Center)

Grammy Award winning timbalero, Eguie Castrillo and his 11-piece salsa band promise an electrifying outdoor performance that has entertained audiences from around the globe: in Europe, Asia, South America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S.A. Don’t miss your chance to listen to this world-renowned percussionist first hand.

A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Diet and Brain Health
September 24, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

Join the inaugural FSU Cooks event with alumna Sangeeta Pradhan, RD, who will present the latest research connecting a healthy diet and cognitive function. Learn about specific foods to help improve memory and encourage brain health as you age. Then register for an FSU Cooks Culinary Nutrition Workshop, to learn how to prepare these ‘brainy’ foods:

FSU Cooks: Culinary Nutrition Workshops

It’s Raining Grains! October 5, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Greens with Envy! October 26, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Nothing Fishy about Fish! November 9, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Spice Up Your Cooking! December 7, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost per person per workshop is $35.

Pride Across Generations Banquet
October 11, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

On National Coming Out Day, FSU and BayPath Elder Services will host the 2nd annual Pride Across Generations banquet, bringing together the LGBTQ+ community from all living generations. Join us for dinner, fellowship, and featured speakers. This year’s dialogue will center on the LGBTQ+ community in the workforce.

Campus Creative: A Celebration of the Arts at FSU
October 21, 2018, 11 a.m. -3 p.m.

Join us for a day of art demonstrations and displays, musical and theatrical performances, Chinese calligraphy, poetry readings, photography shoots, and more, all brought to you by our students, our faculty, and our community partners.

The Alan Feldman Week of Poetry
October 22-26, 2018.

• A poetry reading by Alan Feldman on October 23 at 7 p.m. in the North Hall Commons Room

• A poetry reading by English Department faculty on October 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Heineman Ecumenical Center

• A student Poetry Slam on October 26 at 7 p.m. in Sandella’s

The Destruction of Memory: The War Against Culture, and the Battle to Save It
October 29, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Forum, McCarthy Center

Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over - it's been steadily increasing. Based on the book by Robert Bevan, the film The Destruction of Memory tells the story of how heroic individuals have fought back, risking and losing their lives to protect not just other human beings, but our cultural identity – to save the record of who we are.

Arthur Nolletti, Jr. Film Series: WALL-E
November 5, 2018 at 7 p.m.
North Hall Commons Room

WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008) is a Pixar Animation Studios masterpiece. A garbage-collecting robot dutifully cleans planet Earth after humans have abandoned it. When a reconnaissance robot named EVE arrives, WALL-E falls in love and follows her into space where the future of humanity hangs in the balance.


Crystal Fleming: How to be Less Stupid About Race
February 4, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Dwight Performing Arts Center

Crystal Fleming offers a fresh, accessible, and irreverent critique of the national conversation about race in the U.S. With passion and humor, she highlights half-truths and misconceptions of how race is represented across pop culture, media, politics, and in the classroom.

The Foods Behind the Science: Diet and Heart Health
February 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
McCarthy Center Forum

FSU Cooks is back in the kitchen to help you learn about, cook, and eat healthy foods. Join Jane Polley RD, for a fun discussion which will help you unpack the science of heart health (hint: it’s about food). Then register for an FSU Cooks Culinary Nutrition Workshop, to learn how to prepare some heart healthy foods.

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Playwright Melinda Lopez Performs her Powerful Works, Rich with “the unsentimental poetry of everyday life”
March 26, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Dwight Performing Arts Center

Award-winning performer and playwright Melinda Lopez (Mala, Sonia Flew, Becoming Cuba) brings her uniquely powerful voice to FSU as she performs selections from her work and discusses creating work for Latin/x performers and her new adaptation/translation of Lorca’s Yerma, which opens May 31, 2019, at the Huntington Theatre.

Arthur Nolletti, Jr. Film Series: Moon
April 8, 2019 at 7 p.m.
North Hall Commons Room

Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009) stars Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell, who lives on the moon to harvest the Earth's energy source for the Lunar Industries Corporation. Near the end of his three-year stint, he makes a startling discovery about his mission and himself.

Celebrating Nature through Apparel Design: A Tribute to the Oregon Coast
Exhibit dates: April 22-May 10, 2019
Artist talk on April 22 at 1:30 p.m., reception at 4:30 p.m.
Henry Whittemore Library

A Tribute to the Oregon Coast is a series of original garments created by FSU professor Laura Kane. The series focuses on utilizing innovative material applications, exploring emergent digital technologies, and implementing non-traditional apparel patternmaking techniques to celebrate unique natural phenomena found on the Oregon Coast.