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Calendar set for WCC humanities department

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on September 5, 2006 1:45 PM

Wayne Community College's Arts and Humanities Program has set its calendar of events for the coming year, program director William Brettmann has announced.

In addition to classes on campus, trips are being planned as well as a tribute to a well-respected former drama teacher at Goldsboro High School.

Kicking off the season will be an introductory course on the recently printed and highly publicized "The Gospel of Judas."

Beginning today at 7 p.m., the class will run for four Tuesdays and will be held in Room 101 of the Walnut Building. Cost is $20 per person, $35 per couple. The accompanying book can be purchased in the college bookstore.

The first three sessions will be one-hour lectures by Brettman. The final session will be a National Geographic film about the gospel and a history of the attempts to sell the manuscript.

Starting Oct. 3 and running for four weeks, Brettmann will lead a course on ways ancient Rome was used by filmmakers to reflect contemporary American culture. "Americans in Togas: Hollywood Takes on Ancient Rome" will be offered at 7 p.m. in Walnut 101. Cost is $20 per person, $35 per couple.

A Civil War trip will be offered on Nov. 10 and 11, focusing on the Battle of Fredricksburg and Chancellorsville.

Local historians Randy and Jewel Sauls will lead the expedition, which is open to 20 participants. The group will leave from the college at 8 a.m. on Nov. 10. Cost for the event is $30 per person plus meals and lodging.

On Nov. 16, a group will depart from the college at 9:30 a.m. to participate in a guided tour of the "Monet in Normandy" exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh. The tour will be limited to 20 people.

December's highlight will be a tribute to Clifton Britton, popular drama teacher at Goldsboro High School for many years.

Wayne Community College Foundation Director Jack Kannan said the weekend event will be held on Dec. 2 and 3. Entitled "Remember 'Mr. B': A Goldmasquer Reunion, 1942-1962," it will be a large class reunion of sorts, he said. Former students are being invited to attend and there will also be programs open to the public, he said.

Another trip is being planned in January 2007, Brettmann said. This one will be to see glass sculptures from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Dudley Anderson of Wilson, which has been exhibited at the N.C. Museum of Art, as well as pieces from Czechoslovakia and other countries. Limited to 20 participants, the group will tour the Andersons' collection and their boutique.

The Foundation is also hosting the Heritage Brass Quintet on Nov. 20 for an evening performance in Moffatt Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free by contacting the Arts and Humanities department in advance.

Part of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band based at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, the group performs musical styles from jazz and classical to popular and patriotic.

For more information on any of the Arts and Humanities programs, call 735-5152, ext. 360.