Speaker Phil Holtje gave a presentation titled “Modern Music that Remembers Genocide” in Hart Chapel Monday evening. Holtje was the 28th speaker that was brought in through the Holocaust Remembrance Series, chaired by mathematics professor Steve Gendler. The program was also co-sponsored by the Office of Social Equity and the Seifert Foundation.
The program began with opening remarks from Gendler and President Karen Whitney, who welcomed the Clarion community, students and residents, to the event. Holtje then moved to talk about how pop culture influences society.
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The “Found Footage Festival” came to Clarion University Saturday April 12, showcasing video clips from around the country. Their website describes the FFF
Hart Chapel was filled with the sound of music as “Clarion Idol” wrapped up its 11th year on Tuesday, April 8.
Eight contestants of various majors and years took to the stage to sing in front of a packed house and three judges.
Among the judges were Clarion University’s director of Marketing and Communication David Love, Interhall Council adviser Tyler Kitzmiller and last year’s “Idol” winner Jeremy Fox.
The event, emceed by Clarion alumni Cody Rapp, began by introducing the eight contestants who had moved on from the previous night. Each would be singing a song of his or her choice.
The Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room was filled with the sound of music Saturday night as 18 hopefuls auditioned for this year’s “Clarion Idol.”
“I think we had a lot of great talent come out this year. I think we had a pretty good turnout considering we were battling a lot of other major events on campus. I think we did the best we could’ve hoped for,” said co-programmer Monica Sceffo.
Clarion University’s V-Day Project hosted the 14th “Vagina Monologues” over the course of the weekend.
The show was performed three times from Friday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 23 and is an annual event for the university. Auditions for the “Monologues” were last October, and the group has met every week this semester to organize the show.