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 2019 Schedule


Jill Coyle, Poet and Professor - SMC Writer’s Series
9/17 7:00PM in Gibbs Auditorium

SMC 101 Writer, “My Brother Moochie” - Issac J. Bailey, Author

9/30 7:00PM in Camak Auditorium


Emily Painter Cribb – “Songs from the Arboretum”

10/3 7:00PM in Gibbs Auditorium

“Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl– Fall Theater Production by the SMC Players

10/24, 10/25, and 10/26 7:00 PM; 10/27 2:30 PM in Gibbs Auditorium


Art Show Opening Reception – “Celebration and Remembrance: 25 Years of Piedmont Care”

11/19 7:00PM in Ellis Hall Gallery

A panel from the NAMES project AIDS memorial quilt will be on display in Ellis Hall from Nov 18 – December 1. This panel is a portion of the largest community folk art project in the world.

Jeanne White-Ginder Speech – Ryan White’s Mother

11/22 11:00 AM in Gibbs Auditorium


Remembrance – World AIDS Day Community Panel

12/1 6:00PM in Davis Mission Chapel

This event will be followed by the ceremonial folding of the AIDS memorial quilt in the Ellis Hall Gallery.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

12/2 7:00 PM Gibbs Auditorium

“Mr. Scrooge!” – Musical Production

12/5 and 12/6 7:00 PM in Gibbs Auditorium

Fall 2019 Schedule

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