Dance Class Showing (5/5 @ 3:30PM)

Blog post date: April 15th, 2014

Join us for a showing from the Dance classes including Pointe, Modern, Taiko, and Dance Composition!

Monday, May 5, 2014

LPAC Troy Dance Lab



Crum Creek Meander in Motion (4/25 @ 12:30PM)

Blog post date: April 15th, 2014

Come experience the Crummeander1
Crum Creek Meander In Motion
A Site-Specific Performance

Friday, April 25, 2014
12:30 PM
At the Crum Creek Meander installation on Sharples Lawn

Sponsored by the Department of Music and Dance
Choreographed by Erica Janko ’17 as part of a Dance Composition Tutorial

The Spring 2014 Student Dance Concert

Blog post date: April 15th, 2014

The Swarthmore College Dance Program presents the 2014 Spring Student Dance Concert. African, Ballet, Flamenco, Modern, Kathak and Tap repertory classes will all be included this year.  Several pieces feature live music, video, and song.  Come celebrate our graduating seniors and the hard work of all our dance students and faculty.  The concert, which is appropriate for all ages, is free and open to the public. This show is uplifting and joyful!


Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4:30PM

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8PM


Swarthmore College, LPAC

Pearson-Hall Theatre (Mainstage)

There will also be a showing of work from other Dance classes including Pointe, Modern, and Dance Composition on Monday, May 5th at 3:30PM in the LPAC Troy dance studio.  Please join us!

Quakers and Abolition

Blog post date: April 15th, 2014

Quakers and Abolition, a book just released by the University of Illinois Press, includes essays by Ellen Ross (Religion), J. William Frost, (Professor Emeritus) and Christopher Densmore (Friends Historical Library). The book was edited by Geoffrey Planck (Swarthmore graduate) and Brycchan Carey, with an acknowledgement to the Cooper Foundation for its support of the 2010 Quakers and Slavery Conference.



In the news: Pallabi Chakravorty in Chicago (4/16 – 4/18)

Blog post date: April 13th, 2014

Pallabi Chakravorty will be speaking about “Affective Labor in Dance: South Asia and Beyond” at the University of Chicago, April 18, 2014.

The symposium also kicks off with a discussion of (her book) “Bells of Change: Kathak Dance, Women, and Modernity in India” with the Critical Dance Studies Reading group at Northwestern University, April 17.

More info about Pallabi’s book available here:

Honors Directing Thesis PETER PAN (5/2 – 5/4)

Blog post date: April 10th, 2014

The Department of Theater at Swarthmore College presents an Honors Directing Thesis: PETER PAN OR THE BOY WHO WOULD NOT GROW UP, written by J.M. Barrie in 1928.

Come see the story of the boy who refused to grow up and a world where imagination is the only thing you need. Travel with the Darling children to the magical Never Land, a place where adventure abounds, make-believe rules supreme, and danger lurks in the shadows of pirate ships.

Directed by Katie Goldman with
Nora Batelle
Sarah Branch
Maddie Charne
Cameron French
Cooper Harrington-Fei
Eileen Hou
Allison Hrabar
Stephanie Kestelman
Henry Kietzman
Rosie McInnes
Josh McLucas
Moeko Noda
Ariel Pearson
Michaela Shuchman
Grant Torre

Performances will be:
Friday, May 2nd at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 3rd at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, May 4th at 1:00pm

Designs By: Tess Amram (lights), Niki Cousineau (choreography), Sam Swift Shuker-Haines (sound), Adam Riggar (set), Dyan Rizzo-Busack (costumes)

Stage management: Marta Roncada

In the news: Jeannine Osayande and Intergen Drumming

Blog post date: April 10th, 2014

Jeannine Osayande brings back Intergenerational Drums to campus:

Out and about: IRMA VEP in Bond

Blog post date: April 10th, 2014

In case you missed it:

and here’s a little preview from the Daily Gazette, too!

Fall Semester 2014 Courses in Peace and Conflict Studies

Blog post date: April 9th, 2014

Advising for fall 2014 registration is underway, so let us draw your attention to the course offerings that can be counted toward a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Visit to see the list of courses. (Please remember that any courses marked with an asterisk require the approval of the instructor and the program coordinator.  The necessary form is available at )

Our Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies course (PEAC 015) will meet on Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30-10:20. You can view and download a flyer at (Click the gear icon at the bottom of the screen.)

Let Lee Smithey know if you have any questions!  His office hours during advising are available at

P.S. Lee Smithey will be teaching Social Movements and Nonviolent Power (SOCI 035C) on Fridays 2:00-5:00.  You can also view and download a flyer for that course at

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TODAY: Learn about Joshua Evansc an active Quaker abolitionist

Blog post date: April 9th, 2014


Joshua Evans Event at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 PM

Ralph Greene of New England Yearly Meeting will present a program on Joshua Evans (1741-1798). Evans was considered “singular” even by the Quakers. He was an early and active abolitionist, traveling as far South Carolina to bear testimony against enslavement, he worked on behalf of the Native Americans in New Jersey, his scruples against any support of slavery led him to wear undyed clothes, because the dyes used at the time were produced by slave labor, and he criticized the worldliness of Quakers of his time, suggesting among other things that the wearing of shoe buckles, where a simple lace would do, was vanity.

The manuscript Joshua Evans Journals at Friends Historical Library are being digitized and transcribed as part of a Digital Humanities Program.

Ralph Greene is very active in New England Yearly Meeting and the Friends Church in South China, Maine.

All are invited to Friends Historical Library, just inside McCabe Library, to hear more about the life and witness of Joshua Evans. Please forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested.