UND to host OUTRAGE summit on Thursday, Sept. 29, inviting people to ‘flaunt civility’ and get real


David L. Dodds

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A North Dakota University System Arts & Humanities summit has been set for Sept. 29 at the University of North Dakota that promises to bring outrage to all involved.

The 2016 “OUTRAGE” Summit will feature papers, presentations and projects to engage outrage through critical thought or performance. OUTRAGE Summit organizers have called for presenters to “flaunt civility, and to reflect seriously on why outrage matters for the arts and humanities today.”

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, and will take place at the UND Memorial Union.

"We are really excited to re-start the NDUS Arts and Humanities Summit with a conference on the theme of outrage,” said UND Associate Professor of History William Caraher, a co-organizer of the UND event. “Events around the world, across the state, and throughout the university system have generated so much outrage lately that rather than being a divisive, it has become strangely unifying.”

Richard Rothaus, NDUS interim vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, said the summit was meant to engage faculty, staff, students and members of the public in outrage and what it means both personally and academically.

“North Dakota does not need emotionless artists. We need artists who burn with love, boil with rage, lose their temper, and embrace the sublime. North Dakota needs humanities that are human,” Rothaus said. “We need scholars who lose themselves in their work, decry the depths of human actions, and exalt the best we have to offer. Please join us for the 2016 NDUS Arts and Humanities Summit, and bring your OUTRAGE.”

The summit starts with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Memorial Union.

Check out the rest of the day’s schedule:

8-8:30 a.m. Welcome

Memorial Union Lecture Bowl Bill Caraher, Associate Professor, Department of History, UND Mark Kennedy, President, UND

Welcome from NDUS

9-10 a.m. Panel

The Art of Outrage

Badlands Room Light and Darkness: Tragedy and the Use of Light in Public Art Patrick Luber, UND

Quick Response to Outrage Jenni Lou Russi, VCSU

8:30-10 a.m.

Panel Historical Outrage Lecture Bowl

Public Outrage (Re)shaping Settler Commemoration Cynthia C. Prescott, UND

From Outrage to Change: A Historical Overview of the Black Campus Movement: 1960-1980 Daniel Cooley, UND

Outrage in Historical Perspective Eric Burin, UND

8:30-10 a.m.

Panel Music Therapy Suspension: Shock, Denial, Outrage, Bargaining, Depression, but not Acceptance River Valley Room

Music Therapy: An Essential Allied Health Profession Anita Gadberry, UND

Music Therapy in the Evolution of the UND Music Department Gary Towne, UND

The Impact of the Suspension of Music Therapy on UND James Popejoy, UND

The Suspension of the UND Music Therapy Program: A Case Study of Flawed Process Katherine Norman Dearden

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Musical Performance Ball Room

Fiery Red byJennifer Higdon (b. 1962)

Performed by Luminus, Piano Trio (Minot State University)

Jon Rumney, violin, MiSU Erik Anderson, cello, MiSU Dianna Anderson, piano, MiSU

String Quartet No. 8, II. Allegro molto by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Performed by Minot State University String Quartet Jon Rumney, violin (filling in for Will Schilling) Nikisa Gentry, violin Nina Coster, viola Rebecca Randash, cello

10:15-11:45 a.m.

Panel Literary Outrage River Valley Room

The Monkey Smokes a Cigarette, or, Yelling at Your Television Brian Schill UND

Medieval Zorn, Modern Outrage: The Narrative Aspects of Discontent Shawn R. Boyd, UND

Dog-Woman on a Slow Burn: Translating “Jeans Prose” by Billjana Jovanovic John K. Cox, NDSU

The Outrage of the Disabled Body Andrew J. Harnish, UND

11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote: Ballroom

Opening Remarks Debbie Storrs, Dean, UND College of Arts and Sciences

If You Are Not Mad, You’re Not Paying Attention” Outrage as Performance, Industry and Politics in Contemporary America Mark Jendrysik, UND

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Roundtable Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline: A Dialogue at the University of North Dakota Lecture Bowl

Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, UND Cody Hall, Alumni UND Chase Iron Eyes, Alumni UND James Grijalva, UND Jaynie Parrish, UND Mark Trahant, UND

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Panel The Outrage of History: The Legacies of Slavery and Colonialism in Modern Discourse River Valley Room

The Black Peter Discussion: the limits of tolerance in the Netherlands Ernst Pijning, MiSU

North V. South: The Legacy of the ‘African Holocaust’ in Ghana Ty M. Reese, UND

Undermining Outrage: Native Participants in the Conquest of Mexico Bradley T. Benton, NDSU

3-4:30 p.m.

Round-Table How about a Third Place? A Panel Discussion about Downtown Real Estate and Building Community Lecture Bowl

David R. Haeselin, UND Sheila M. Liming, UND Sheryl O. O’Donnell, UND Bret Weber, UND

3-4:00 p.m.

Performance River Valley Room

Entransed: The Making of a Transnational Woman Monika Browne, VCSU

3-5 p.m.

2016 North Dakota Arts & Humanities Faculty & Student Exhibition Reception Colonel Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery (Hughes Fine Art Center)

Exhibits by 45+ NDUS faculty and students