Interdisciplinary Studies Series

Interdisciplinary Studies Series

“The joy of learning at a liberal arts institution arises from the opportunity to develop academic interests that open us to an ever-widening series of interconnected ideas. The Interdisciplinary Studies program at SMC highlights those components of our community that bind us together across our individual subject areas.” Professor Kris Neely

The Interdisciplinary Studies Series features performances, speakers and art experiences that enhance the liberal arts mission of Spartanburg Methodist College.

For more information about the series, please contact Kris Neely, Professor of Art and Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Fall 2017 Series Schedule

“Creativity and the Environment: Poems and Essays” – Reading by John E. Lane, MFA
Gibbs Auditorium
9/26 7:00 PM

This free event is open to the SMC community and the public. SMC 101 students can receive credit for attending with their student ID. John Lane will be reading from his latest collection of poetry, Anthropocene Blues, and from his prose book, The Best of the Kudzu Telegraph. Copies of John’s books will be available for purchase at the event. Students interested in literature and environmental studies may be particularly interested in this event.

“Dear World” – Photo and Writing Project
10/9 and 10/10 – Series of events on campus TBA (7 PM in Gibbs Auditorium on 10/10)

“Jewish Experience in Germany Protestant Reformation to the Present” – Lecture by Dr. Kirk Hansen
Davis Mission Chapel
10/24 7:00 PM

“The Taming of the Shrew” – Fall Theater Production by the SMC Players
11/2, 11/3, and 11/4 7:30 PM ,  11/5 3:00 PM

“The Evolution of Jewish Faith post-World War II” by Shelbie Richardson
Gibbs Auditorium
11/14 7:00 PM

Christmas Celebration
Gibbs Auditorium
11/27 7:00 PM

Classical Guitar Concert – Dr. Patrick Flynn
Davis Mission Chapel
11/28 7:00 PM

“Mr. Scrooge!” – Musical Production
Gibbs Auditorium
12/6 and 12/7 7:00 PM

Note: Additional events may be added to this schedule as the semester progresses.


Spring 2018 Series Schedule

An Evening of Love Songs – Sarah Jane Gibbs and friends
Gibbs Auditorium
2/13 7:00 PM

S.C. Women Worth Remembering – Shelia Ingle, writer
Gibbs Auditorium
3/13 7:00 PM

“The Skin of Our Teeth” – Spring Theater Production by the SMC Players
Gibbs Auditorium
4/5, 4/6 and 4/7 7:30 PM
4/8 2:30 PM

Spring Music Concert
Gibbs Auditorium
4/10 7:00 PM

“and that’s why people fall in love” – an original sci-fi/fantasy play by William C. Burns, Jr.
Gibbs Auditorium
4/12 and 4/13 7:30 PM

Fine Arts Night – Department of Humanities
Gibbs Auditorium and Ellis Hall
4/17 7:00 PM

Note: Additional events may be added to this schedule as the semester progresses.