The Hanover Enrichment Series (Empowerment, Leadership, Creativity) Presented by Tricia and Will Hagenah

2019-20 Hanover Enrichment Series

Questions? Call (812) 866-7110.

Scott Rogowsky

Due to public health concerns, Scott Rogowsky's March 13 Hanover Enrichment Series appearance has been cancelled. Refunds will be automatically processed.

Past Events

Mariatu Kamara

Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Ogle Center

All audiences free, reserved tickets required
Donations will be accepted to support Looking Back, Moving Forward

Mariatu Kamara was raised during Sierra Leone’s brutal 11-year civil war. At age 12, she was raped and impregnated. Her village was attacked by rebel soldiers and, while held captive, the soldiers cut off both her hands and left her to die. She survived, eventually begging in the streets for three years while living in amputee camps. In 2002, through the kindness of a Canadian family, she immigrated to Toronto.

Kamara, a Voices of Courage Award recipient, has traveled the world sharing her story, chronicled in the 2008 book, “The Bite of the Mango.” She is founder of the Mariatu Foundation, which provides refuge and healing for women and children in her homeland. She also serves as UNICEF Canada’s special representative for children in armed conflict and works with Free the Children to promote children’s rights and condemn the impact of war on children.

An Evening with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski

Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Adults: $20
Students: Free (all schools, all ages)
Hanover ID: Free

Food and wine connoisseur Antoni Porowski stirs the senses with his contributions on “Queer Eye,” as well as his recently released cookbook, “Antoni in the Kitchen,” and his New York City restaurant, The Village Den. Porowski – and the members of the “Fab Five” – were listed among 2018’s top entertainers of the year by “Entertainment Weekly.” That year, he was also a finalist for the People’s Choice Awards top reality television star honor and winner of Eater’s 2018 #Brand of the Year.

Inspired by chefs Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, Anthony Bourdain, and – most importantly – his own mother, Porowski has worked in restaurants from Montreal to New York City, where he honed his craft and discovered his place in the culinary world. He continues to connect with audiences around the globe, uniquely influenced by his underlying culinary philosophy: food should tell a story and the heart and the stomach are inter-connected.

“The Animation Show of Shows”

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
All audiences free, reserved tickets required. Parental discretion advised.

For 20 years, “The Animation Show of Shows” has presented innovative short films to appreciative audiences around the world. The series has included 11 Academy Award-winning films and 38 Oscar-nominated works. This year’s collections blends 15 shorts representing six countries.

This installment of “The Animation Show of Shows” features “The Green Bird,” winner of a 2018 Gold Student Academy Award, which uses computer animation in the style of classic mid-20th century cartoons, and Oscar-winning director John Kahrs’ “Age of Sail,” part of Google’s “Spotlight Stories,” which chronicles an old sailor who rescues a teenaged girl.

The film collection also explores relationships through Hikari Toriumi’s “Polaris,” about a young polar bear leaving home for the first time, “One Small Step,” Bobby Pontillas and Andrew Chesworth’s inspiring story of a girl’s dream of being an astronaut, and “Weekend” by Trevor Jimenez, which explores the emotions of a boy and his recently divorced parents.

Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D.

“In Caricature: Racial Profiling and Its Impact on Black America”
Friday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Adults: $20
Students: Free (all schools, all ages)
Hanover ID: Free

Celebrated intellect, educator and author, Michael Eric Dyson has had a profound effect on American ideas and was named one of the 150 most powerful African-Americans by “Ebony” magazine. A two-time NAACP Image Award winner, Dyson has appeared on nearly every major media outlet and is a contributing editor to “TIME” magazine. His National Public Radio program, “The Michael Eric Dyson Show,” delivers thoughtful analysis of today’s biggest stories from pop culture to race relations.

Dyson, a former welfare father, factory worker and pastor, has authored 20 books, including “Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster,” which earned an American Book Award, and “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America,” which was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. His 1993 work, “Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism,” helped establish the field of black American cultural studies. His most recent book, the 2019 New York Times bestselling nonfiction work “Jay-Z: Made in America,” received two starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and the Library Journal and speaks on Jay-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today.

“Alba”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Ana Cristina Barragán (Ecuador, 2016)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Vincent Wants to Sea”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Ralf Huettner (Germany, 2010)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Myths and Facts: The Reality of Immigration in Indiana and Beyond”
Emily Wornell, Ball State University
Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. Madison-Jefferson County Public Library
Sponsored by Latino Student Union

“The Samurai”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville (France/Italy, 1967)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“They Shall Not Grow Old”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Peter Jackson (U.K., 2018)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Two-Piano Recital”
Kimm Hollis and Madlen Batchvarova
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Held as part of Hanover’s 92nd-annual Homecoming

“Viaje”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Paz Fábrega (Costa Rica, 2015)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Rewriting the Rural Narrative”
Half-day interactive workshop
Thursday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m., Horner Health and Recreation Center
Sponsored by Indiana Humanities

“The Lives of Others”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Germany, 2006)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl
Hanover College Theatre
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20, 7:30 p.m., The Other Place
Gabriel Vanover, director

Fall Choral Concert
Hanover College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Madlen Batchvarova, director

“Odette Everybody”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (France/Belgium, 2006)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Claiming Kinship: Indiana’s Social and Environmental History”
Elizabeth Grennan Browning, Indiana University
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Ogle Center
Sponsored by Environmental Stewardship Committee

“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (Iran/U.S.A., 2014)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Neruda”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Pablo Larraín (Chile, 2016)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

Good Bye, Lenin!”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Wolfgang Becker (Germany, 2003)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Lacombe, Lucien”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Louis Malle (France, 1974)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

Fall Concert
Hanover College-Community Orchestra
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, maestro

Fall Program
Hanover College Concert Band
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, director

“Absurdist Plays”
Hanover College Theatre
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 22-24, 7:30 p.m., The Other Place
Jennifer Schmidt and Alex Kilner, directors

Handel’s Oratorio “Messiah”
Hanover College Choir, Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus, Louisville Area Orchestra
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Madlen Batchvarova, director

Hanover College Saxophone Ensemble
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m., J. Graham Brown Campus Center
David Mruzek, instructor

Christmas With Hanover (Instrumental Christmas Celebration)
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m., J. Graham Brown Campus Center
David Mruzek, director

Christmas at Hanover
Hanover College Chamber Singers
Thursday, December 5, 5 p.m., Brown Memorial Chapel
Madlen Batchvarova, director

“A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath
Hanover College Theatre
February 7-8, 7:30 p.m., February 9, 2:30 p.m., The Other Place
Directed by Gabriel Vanover

Spring Choral Concert
Hanover College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Madlen Batchvarova, director

Spring Concert
Hanover College-Community Orchestra
Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, maestro

“Arts Midwest: People, Poetry and Place”
Lasana Kazembe, IUPUI
Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m., Science Center 137
Sponsored Kennings and the English Department

Spring Pops Concert
Hanover College Concert Band
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, director

“Proof” by David Auburn
Hanover College Theatre
Friday-Sunday, April 3-5, 7:30 p.m., The Other Place
Jennifer Schmidt, director

Masterclass Performance
Hanover College Voice Studio
Monday, April 6, 5 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall

Hanover College Saxophone Ensemble
Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., J. Graham Brown Campus Center
David Mruzek, instructor

Masterclass Performance
Hanover College Piano Studio
Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall