Monthly Archives: March 2011

Zora Neale Hurston Activities for Spring Semester 2011

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Last year, members of the Cleveland Chautauqua planning committee agreed to formulate plans for a community-wide celebration of the life, art, and legacy of Zora Neale Hurston in 2011-2012.  The celebration has already begun at Cleveland State University!  Be sure to see “Zora Neale Hurston in the History of American Arts and Letters,” an exhibit on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library through Sunday, April 3, 2011.  For more information, visit:


As part of CSU’s Open House activities, Dr. Regennia N. Williams will deliver a lecture on Hurston.  The presentation, “Zora Neale Hurston in the History of American Arts and Letters,” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Rhodes Tower 502 (inside the Michael Schwartz Library).  For the complete schedule of Open House lectures by faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, please visit, or see the attached flyer.

(Open House Flyer)


Finally, the student book discussions of  Zora Neale Hurston’s  “Their Eyes Were Watching God” continue on March 31, April 7, and April 14, 2011, from noon until 12:50 p.m. in Room 304 of the Michael Schwartz Library.  For more information, please see the attached flyer.

(Hurston Book and Film Discussions for Students Flyer)

The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell at CSU, 4/25/11

Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell

Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell

The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Director of Religion at New York’s Chautauqua Institution, will speak at Cleveland State University on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 12:15 p.m. The lecture will be held in Room 303 of CSU’s Fenn Tower (Euclid Avenue at East 24th Street). The program theme is (for more information, please see flyer)  “Engaged Learning in Times of War and Peace.” This event is free and open to the public.  If you would like to reserve seats for your classes or other groups, please call or write. For more information on Dr. Campbell or the history of the Chautauqua Institution, please visit:, Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, “Chautauqua: An American Narrative,”  PBS Video

This public program is made possible with support from the Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora (RASHAD), the Department of History, the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), and the Mareyjoyce Green Women’s Center.