Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Symphonic Chorus and the Southern Symphony Orchestra will present Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and other 20th century musical selections by Bernstein’s American contemporaries at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Central Christian Center, 410 Virginia Ave.

The Southern Symphonic Chorus provides an opportunity for community members and Missouri Southern students to work together by performing some of the great choral/orchestral literature of the 17th century to the modern period.

“Since its inception, many community singers have joined us,” said Dr. David Sharlow, associate professor of music. “They keep coming back because, as one said to me recently, they enjoy not only singing these great works of art, but they love singing with our students because our students are both welcoming and inspiring to them.”

The Spring Career Fair, film screenings and a special presentation by Ash Beckham are among the other activities scheduled next week at Missouri Southern.

Monday, April 4

“Temple Grandin”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre in Billingsly Student Center. The Wellness Department will offer a week of films as part of Diversity Week.

Tuesday, April 5

Custom baseball cards: 9:30 a.m., Lions Den in Billingsly Student Center. Students can get a photo printed on a trading card.

“Woman in Gold”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. in Phelps Theater.

Wednesday, April 6

Spring Career Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. More than 80 employers and graduate schools will be on hand to meet with students and alumni.

“Suffragette”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. in Phelps Theater.

Thursday, April 7

“Pride”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theater.

“Give Voice to Your Truth”: 7 p.m., Corley Auditorium. Ash Beckham – who has reached millions via her viral TEDx talks “Coming Out of Your Closet” and “Owning Your Duality” – will speak to the campus community about empathy, respect and the power of having real conversations.

Friday, April 8

“La Guerre est Déclarée” (“Declaration of War”): 1 p.m., Phelps Theater. A coffee and pastry reception will be offered at 12:30 p.m. before the start of the French film festival presentation.

Starting a Small Business – The First Steps: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 108 of Plaster Hall. Participants can assess their business idea and learn about the importance of planning, legal and regulatory requirements, marketing strategies and more. Cost is $29. Details: 417-625-3128.

Faculty Art Exhibition: 6 p.m., artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St., Carthage. “Radiant,” which features works by faculty members in the Art Department, will be open through April 23.

“Black or White”: 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theater.

Saturday, April 9

World Music & Cuisine Festival: 5 to 8:30 p.m., Connor Ballroom in Billingsly Student Center. International students, faculty and local restaurants will offer dishes to sample for $1 each. Music will be offered by Kufara, Mariachi Amistad, Saudi Adrah and Mach Schnell Blaskapelle. 

Sunday, April 10 

Southern Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra: 3 p.m., Central Christian Center, 410 S. Virginia Ave.

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