Previous restaurants included

  • Napa on Providence
  • Rooster's at Southpark
  • The Community Culinary School of Charlotte

Friday, November 2, 7:30 PM
David Bashor Memorial Organ Concert Series
Providence United Methodist Church (in the Sanctuary)
Maurice Durufle's Requiem w. the Chancel Choir

Friday, March 1st   7:30 PM
David Bashor Memorial Organ Concert Series
Providence United Methodist Church (in the Sanctuary)
Silent Film accompanied by Organ Improvisation

Friday, March 29

To be scheduled

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About the Series

The organ concert series at Providence UMC - inaugurated in 2016 - is named in memory of Dr. David Bashor, a member of the Chancel Choir for over thirty years, who served for over a decade as chair of the organ committee. Though many people were actively involved in the new organ project, David's vision and dedication to this endeavor are largely responsible for the beautiful organ that now graces the Sanctuary. For his efforts Providence UMC will be forever grateful; we are delighted and honored to name the organ concert series in his memory.

About the Organ
The Sanctuary of Providence UMC is home to the Robinson Family Organ, which is Parkey OrganBuilders op. 14, incorporating the rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner organ (op. 1472) originally housed in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Removed from the Kennedy Center, restored and reinstalled at Providence UMC in 2013, the Robinson Family Organ is the central instrument in the music ministry of the church where it leads congregational singing, accompanies the multiple choirs of the church, and presents itself in solo capacities depending on the needs of the services and the community.

Friday, March 8

 

Dr. Philip Dubois  

Chancellor, UNC Charlotte

Topic: "Ten Things to Watch at UNC Charlotte"

 

A native of Oakland, California, Philip L. Dubois attended the University of California, Davis, where he graduated in 1972 with an undergraduate degree in political science, earning election to the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He then earned master's (1974) and doctoral (1978) degrees in the field from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Dubois began his academic career in 1976 at the University of California, Davis.

Over the next 15 years, he rose through the faculty and administrative ranks to full professor and held various administrative posts, including associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. In 1991, Dubois was recruited to UNC Charlotte, where he spent the next five and a half years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Dubois was credited with drafting a strategic academic plan, leading the development of the university's first comprehensive campus wide plan for information technology, and initiating programs to better serve nontraditional adult students. Under his leadership, UNC Charlotte also planned and launched its first doctoral programs.

On March 18, 2005, Dubois was named UNC Charlotte's fourth chancellor and assumed that role on July 15. Dubois has focused his efforts on building the University's visibility and support in the Charlotte region; long range planning for an expected enrollment of 35,000 students; completion of key capital construction and renovation projects in excess of $1.2 billion; improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of critical business processes; and implementation of an intercollegiate football program starting in the fall of 2013. During his tenure, completed applications among freshmen and transfer students have grown by 91%, while overall enrollment has climbed to nearly 29,000 (a 38% increase).

Recent community recognition for Dr. Dubois and UNC Charlotte includes the Charlotte World Affairs Council World Citizen Award (2016), the CASE District III Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Award (2015), the Leo M. Lambert Engaged Leader Award (2014), the Belk Innovation in Diversity Award (2013), the Charlotte Energy Leadership Award (2013), the Charlotte Cornerstone Award (2012, for positive economic impact), the Creative Thinker's Award (2012, for UNC Charlotte Center City), and the Charlotte Regional Partnership Jerry Award (2009, for public sector contributions to economic development).

Friday, March 15

Venue Change

To be scheduled

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Friday, March 22

To be scheduled

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Tuesday, March 26   7 p.m.

Belk Theater

Former FBI Director James Comey

 

James Comey led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. His tenure was tested by new forces within and outside America's borders. He oversaw the federal response to mass shootings in San Bernardino in December 2015 and at Pulse nightclub in Orlando the following June, at the time the deadliest in the country's history. He also worked to address key leadership agility, and diversity issues within the Bureau.

Prior to his service at the FBI, Comey worked as a federal prosecutor in New York and Virginia as well as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. In the private sector, he has worked at law firms and as the general counsel of Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, and Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund.

Comey is the 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law and a Hertog Fellow in National Security Law at Columbia Law School.

A native of the New York metropolitan area, Comey attended the College of William & Mary and the University of Chicago Law School. He and his wife Patrice have five children and live in northern Virginia.

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Carolinatix: James Comey

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Friday, May 3rd    7:30 PM
David Bashor Memorial Organ Concert Series
Providence United Methodist Church - Sanctuary)

About the Series

The organ concert series at Providence UMC - inaugurated in 2016 - is named in memory of Dr. David Bashor, a member of the Chancel Choir for over thirty years, who served for over a decade as chair of the organ committee. Though many people were actively involved in the new organ project, David?s vision and dedication to this endeavor are largely responsible for the beautiful organ that now graces the Sanctuary. For his efforts Providence UMC will be forever grateful; we are delighted and honored to name the organ concert series in his memory.

About the Organ
The Sanctuary of Providence UMC is home to the Robinson Family Organ, which is Parkey OrganBuilders op. 14, incorporating the rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner organ (op. 1472) originally housed in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Removed from the Kennedy Center, restored and reinstalled at Providence UMC in 2013, the Robinson Family Organ is the central instrument in the music ministry of the church where it leads congregational singing, accompanies the multiple choirs of the church, and presents itself in solo capacities depending on the needs of the services and the community.

Vincent Carr
Associate Professor of Organ
Indiana University

Details

What's Going on at Queens University

Queens University Calendar

Friday, January 11

Dr. Pamela Davies

President

Queens University

Topic: Queens -- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Pamela Davies, who led Queens University of Charlotte as it transformed from a quiet liberal arts college to a university offering master's degrees and a suite of professional programs, said Tuesday she will step down after 16 years as president.

Davies, 61, isn't leaving Queens. She plans to leave the job as president at the end of the 2018-19 academic year, in June 2019, take a sabbatical year for research and writing but return as a professor of strategy in Queens' McColl School of Business.

Her doctorate in strategic planning proved to be a timely fit for the leafy campus in Myers Park. For most of its 161 years, until 1987, Queens admitted only women. Last fall, men made up 40 percent of the incoming class. Davies took office in 2002 with a vision of what else a small, private university set in the heart of a fast-growing city could become.

"The single thing I'm most proud of is that we brought together a team of people who are passionate about this institution," she said Tuesday. "It's like anything else, if you have a compelling vision and if you treat people with respect and honor, it builds momentum."

Davies stayed on as president to shepherd through a $20 million fundraising campaign, completed early this year, for one last campus project. Work will start this summer on the Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for Arts and Civic Engagement, which will transform an existing 50-year-old building considered the "front porch" of the campus into a state-of-the-art meeting space.

Friday, January 18

Lynn Ivey
CEO and Founder
The Ivey Memory Wellness Day Center
Topic: Types of Dementia

After 25 years in Corporate America, Lynn Ivey left a successful career behind for a very different life. The 61-year-old walked away from banking to care for her parents, who both battled dementia, and in the process found her life's passion . and a husband! Lynn now runs The Ivey, Charlotte's only memory wellness day center. She broke ground on the non-profit facility the same week her mom passed away. The Ivey provides daytime care for people living with memory loss from Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, and she's been helping care for other families for almost a decade now.

 

As Charlotte's only memory wellness day center, we provide second-to-none daytime care for your loved one in our stimulating, social environment. Each day at The Ivey is intentionally designed with the preferences, interests and needs of each member in mind.  The schedule is predictable to help with memory retention, but content varies to keep it interesting and stimulating. Everyday living activities are incorporated throughout the day to feel like home. Step inside The Ivey, and you'll find a surprisingly diverse membership - along with a strategically-diverse array of therapeutic and programmatic offerings.

Programs:

  • Mind & Body Wellness Program - Nurturing our members with meaningful activities like brain & body fitness, nourishing meals, and on-site physical, speech & occupational therapies.
  • Healthcare Program - Providing our members with second-to-none personal care, on-site RN supervision, and ongoing health monitoring.
  • Cultural Arts Therapy Program - Wielding the proven power of music, art and other cultural therapies to treat the disease and improve our members' lives.
  • Family Resource Program - Setting the bar with our celebrated Family Care Teams, physician liaison services, and other family support & engagement initiatives.
  • Community Outreach Program - Delivering free programs to serve the entire Charlotte community.

Friday, February 1

Musical Program

Cantata Series

Lecture: BWV 65:
"Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen"
With the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra


Artistic Director - Scott Allen Jarrett

and the Cantata Choir


Scott Allen Jarrett, Artistic Director of Bachakademie Charlotte, returns to Charlotte to lead a series of "Bach Experience". His unique approach explores the meaning of music through discussion and examples. Under his direction, the Cantata Choir, an auditioned chorus, will present the Friday morning program in the Sanctuary, rather than in Wolfe Hall.  

For eleven years Scott served as Director of Choruses and Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony, while also maintaining directorship roles at Boston University's Marsh Chapel and the city's Back Bay Chorale. His reputation extends nationally.

During a recent radio interview Scott shared the following: One of the things that always inspired me about Charlotte is that people here are interested in learning. it's not like they go to a concert to get their cards punched. They want to know what the music has to say. And basically, they are curious people, and this is the perfect music for them!

About the Cantata Series:

Throughout the year, Bach Akademie Charlotte performs various choral works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries in informative, period performances. Combining the use of live excerpts, lecture notes, and thoughtful performance, the Cantata Series will inspire and educate audiences to reach a further understanding of what makes Bach's music unique in classical music repertoire.


Venue change to the PUMC Sanctuary

Coffee will available in the atrium.





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Coordinated by BG Metzler and Ruth McDevitt

Friday, January 25

Alexa Royden, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Political Science & Sociology Department

Queens University

Topic: Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics


Dr. Alexa Royden teaches World Politics, Chinese Politics, Contemporary American Foreign Policy, International Human Rights, International Terrorism and CORE 220.

Her research interests include global governance, international organizations, international security, nonproliferation and human rights. Her work to date investigates the evolution of legitimacy and public authority within international organizations, specifically the nonproliferation regime.

Education:

Ph.D., International Relations, University of St. Andrews
M.A., International Affairs, George Washington University
B.A., Rollins College

Friday, March 1st

To be scheduled

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Friday, February 15

To be scheduled

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Friday, February 8

Dr. Justin Conrad


Department of Political Science & Public Administration
UNC Charlotte

Topic: U.S. Global Engagement and the Military


Justin Conrad is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Conrad studies international security issues, including terrorism and interstate conflict.

His research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, and his work has been published in leading academic journals, including International Organization, the Journal of Politics and the British Journal of Political Science.  He is the author of the new book, Gambling and War: Risk, Reward, and Chance in International Conflict.  Dr. Conrad has appeared in, and his research has been cited by, a variety of international media outlets, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Slate France, Salon, and Voice of America.

Dr. Conrad is also a key researcher at the Resources and Conflict Project, and co-editor of the Future of Global Security book series at the U.S. Naval Institute Press.  Professor Conrad received his Ph.D. from Florida State University and a master's degree from UCLA.

DR. JOHN SCHWANDT

Associate Professor of Organ
Director of the American Organ Institute,
University of Oklahoma School of Music

Lunch Bunch

 

Friday, February 22

To be scheduled

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