A University Department: The Musical
February 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Stewart Center, Fowler Hall
Fusing intersecting story lines and drawing on eclectic performance styles, "A University Department: The Musical" explores the fundamental issues and social dynamics that arise when students, staff, faculty, and academic administrators undertake change processes with and against each other in their department and school. Questions raised by the show include the nature of individual responsibility for change and definitions of university and global citizenship. Stories are drawn from a variety of sources, including research from the U-M Women of Color in the Academy Project, national ADVANCE studies, and student interviews. Following the show, a facilitated dialogue encourages an exchange of reactions and perspectives and a discussion of practical and positive ideas for approaching change. The production leads by example, provoking reflection through the unconventional use of music and style, and employs professional actors and singers from the University of Michigan community.
At Purdue, on Feb. 9, faculty, staff and students are invited to "A University Department: The Musical" at 7 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Through intersecting story lines, the sketch explores the issues and social dynamics of departmental or school change processes. Key issues include how people define individual responsibility, global citizenship and the university.