Spring is always a busy time on campus at LSUA and this spring is no exception. There are numerous events taking place over the next several weeks for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to take part in.
This semester’s theatrical production will be Side by Side by Sondheim. This production by the LSUA Empty Space Players, and directed by Robert Harper, is a musical review featuring songs of the Broadway and film composer, Stephen Sondheim. All productions will be in the Richard Gwartney Theatre inside Mulder Hall and shows are April 4, 5, 6, 11, and 12 at 7:30pm and matinees will be performed on April 7 and 14 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors.
The final Cavanaugh Lecture Series event of the spring will be Tuesday, April 9 at the Alexandria Museum of Art. LSUA Professor of English Dr. Seth Bovey will introduce his forthcoming book, Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present. The lecture will focus on the origins and evolution of garage rock, with an emphasis on how garage rock saved rock and roll from oblivion. The event begins at 5:30 and is free and open to the public.
LSUA’s annual Multicultural Festival will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the Brumfield Caffey Ballroom. There will be food from around the world a well as cultural tables on display.
For the first time, LSUA will host Scholar Day at A as a one-day event highlighting scholarly achievements of LSUA students. This multidisciplinary event will celebrate scholarship and creative activity transpiring on campus. All presentations will take place on Friday, April 26 beginning at 9:00am and lasting until 5:00pm. The presentations will be in Mulder Hall with the welcoming breakfast in The Fort.
A yearly favorite on campus, Ms. LSUA will be held on Saturday, April 27. A new Ms. LSUA will be crowned from one of nine contestants competing in evening wear, casual wear, and by answering a question pertaining to their platform topic. The pageant begins at 7:00pm in the Brumfield Caffey Ballroom and the winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship while representing the university at official school functions.