Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Woods: Patterns of Light

Local artist Lynn Uhlmann will display her art in Lehman Library Gallery at Shippensburg University from September 20 to October 20, 2011. A reception with Uhlmann is set for 4:00 p.m. on September 21, 2011 in the gallery.

Uhlmann is an accomplished artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the nation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Alfred University in New York State and her masters of fine arts from the University of Kansas.

She has extensive professional and teaching experience. She was an adjunct faculty member in Shippensburg’s art department from 2002 to 2005 and was a faculty member in fine arts at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. She was also an art teacher in Lancaster County and does custom art work.

Her work has been shown in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, California, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York and Indiana.

She has received numerous awards for her work and is the 2011 artist-in-residence with the Glen Arbor Art Association in Glen Arbor, Mich.

Lynn says of her paintings: “I wanted to bring back my experience with [the use of] art, tapping into it. Some of the forms showing up in my paintings, especially this past year – my trees are starting to get more expressive. To me, they look like they’re pouting, or flaunting, or in a dance-like pose – sometimes the branches look like hands on hips! I see rear ends and breasts, a torso often. They could have faces. I don’t consciously try. … Sometimes I think they’re talking to each other through colors, shapes, light.”

Additionally, she remarks: “I love, love, love the trees, always looking at them everyplace I go: ‘Look at that form!’ The possibilities are just limitless, with these living, beautiful shapes. It’s a place I love to be – I might not ever get out of the woods!”

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Constitution Day Talk 2011

I Want My Privileges or Immunities!
(Or Do I?)
by Steven B. Lichtman, J.D., Ph.D.

Date: Monday, September 19, 2011
Place: Grove Forum (Grove 101)
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Steven B. Lichtman is Associate Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor at Shippensburg University

U.S. Constitution Day 2011

Please Join President Ruud and the students in 4th and 5th grade at the Grace B. Luhrs Elementary School in the Reading of the Preamble

Friday, September 16, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Lehman Library Plaza
(Rain Location: GBLUES Multi-Purpose Room)

After the Reading of the Preamble will be the Constitution Day Poster Contest Award Presentations to students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes of the GBLUES School.

For more information, please contact Chantana Charoenpanitkul, chchar@ship.edu, 717-477-1634 or Joyce Harding, jyhard@ship.edu, ext. 3289 on campus.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

One Book One Community: "The Help"

Did you know that Lehman Library participates in the “One Book One Community" program”?

The current selection is "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.

The story is about African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi[1] set during the nascent civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver[2].

Visit the One Book One Community website for more details. Happy reading!!

The One Book One Community program is designed to promote the value of reading by recommending a compelling book that links the community in a common conversation. OBOC programs encourage dialogue about a particular book, help foster lifelong learning, and promote the development of a strong community identity.