SMSU Briefs for Nov. 14

Dancer Tessa Priem to Perform Nov. 19

Dancer Tessa Priem will perform an original, “Inner Reformation: An Autobiography Danced,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Black Box Theatre at Southwest Minnesota State University.

The Black Box Theatre is located in Fine Arts 112. Her performance will be followed by a Q & A session.

In 2016, Priem experienced an intense health crisis that left her near death. Almost two years in the making, she has developed and preformed this powerful dance routine portraying themes of relationships and physical and mental health. From beginning to end, the aesthetic and narrative are both personal and broadly relatable as expressions of human joy, pain, freedom and hope are shared at the deepest level.

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information contact the SMSU Theatre Program at 507-537-7103.

SMSU Pep Band to Perform Nov. 19

The SMSU Pep Band, under the direction of John Ginocchio, will present “In Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Fine Arts Theatre on campus.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Ginocchio at john.ginocchio@smsu.edu, or by phone at 507-537-7209.

Murphy to speak at SMSU Nov. 19

Guest speaker Nora Murphy will give a presentation, “How Can We Heal from Colonization, Genocide and Exile,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 in the Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Murphy is a fifth-generation Irish Minnesotan. She was born and lives in Imniza Ska, the white cliffs overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in St. Paul. She has worked and volunteered in her Native community since 1995 and has published five books — children’s histories, short stories and a memoir about women’s textiles, “Knitting the Threads of Time.”

The Southwest Minnesota State University Access, Opportunity Success and Office of Diversity and Inclusion are the event sponsors. It is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Michele Knife Sterner at 507-537-7382, or by email at michele.sterner@smsu.edu.

Tuba Christmas Dec. 8

The annual “Tuba Christmas” will be on performed at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Student Center lobby at Southwest Minnesota State University.

There will be a 9 a.m. rehearsal in the SMSU band room, FA 135.

Participation for this band is open to all low brass players regardless of age or experience. There is a $10 fee for participation in the event.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information contact John Ginocchio at john.ginocchio@smsu.edu, or by phone at 507-537-7209.

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