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Art installation by senior art major, Sandra Conrad displayed earlier this fall shows prime examples of the textiles that will be presented at another Turkey themed event on Nov. 2.

Themed semester event touches on textiles

Robin Fjelstad, Web Editor October 30, 2014

The history of Turkish textiles is as rich and colorful as the silks and rugs that will be on display at Cornell Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 2 beginning at 9:30 a.m.; one of the few remaining themed semester...

*This photo from fall 2013 shows the Missouri Southern music department makes an extraordinary effort to present themed semester music to the hometown audience.Members of the Missouri Southern Symphony Orchestra rehearse for a performance of La Musica Italiana. The performance is at Taylor Hall, on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

A Turkish history is told via symphony

Kamryn Trusler, staff writer October 30, 2014

This year at Missouri Southern the Southern Symphony Orchestra will have a special opportunity to display their talents, and in a noisy fashion. Dr. Jeffrey Macomber, production director, has set the stage...

Deborah and Albert Sherrer, owners of Main Street Mediterranean Cuisine in Bolivar, Mo., serve tabouli, a Lebanese potato salad; muhammara, a hot pepper dip with walnuts; adana kebabi, a chicken kebab; kofta, a Turkish meatball; and hummus at the Flavors of Turkey event Sept. 29 in Corley Auditorium.

Area Turkish eatery puts on demonstration

Kamryn Trusler, staff writer September 26, 2014

From western Turkey where olives grow abundantly on the trees, to the Mediterranean regions where copious amounts of fish and spices can be found, Turkey is a diverse landscape filled with many flavors....

History of Turkey Explored

Robin Fjelstad, Web Editor September 26, 2014

The semester-long examination of Turkey continues this week with several events, including two presentations that examine the history and traditions of the ancient country.Dr. Serdar Poyraz, a visiting...

English professors set to read foreign poetry

Kamryn Trusler. staff writer September 26, 2014

The Middle Ages: a time of epics and fables. A time full of swords, shields and knights in shining armor. The world was flat and the poetry, beautiful. Turkey during the Middle Ages was at the height of...

Curtis Almeter | ContributorDena El Saffar plays violin during the Istanbul Breeze performance Sept. 18 in Corley Auditorium.

Turkish band Istanbul Breeze performs native music

Nancy Ellis, contributor September 26, 2014

The members of the Turkish band Istanbul Breeze showed the audience their personalities were as bright and cheerful as the music they played. Ozan Cemali, Dena El Saffar and Tim Moore formed the band 2011....

Istanbul Breeze, members Dena El Saffar (left), Ozan Cemali, and Tim Moore (right),perform the traditional and classic music of Turkey in two performances in Corley Auditorium. Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 at noon.

Istanbul Breeze performs at Southern

Robin Fjelstad/Web Editor September 11, 2014

The exploration of Turkey continues at Missouri Southern with an introduction to the world of Turkish music provided by the group Istanbul Breeze, a traditional performing group from Bloomington, Ind.“We...

Fabio Geda, author of In the Sea There are Crocodiles holds a book signing during a two-day visit to Missouri Southern as part of the Italian theme semester on Nov. 7 and 8.

Bestselling author shares inspiration for novel

Robin Fjelstad, staff writer November 15, 2013

The chance to meet a bestselling author does not come along every day. For Missouri Southern first-year experience students, the occasion was even more unique. Italian novelist Fabio Geda came to Missouri...

Harry and Berniece Gockel Symposium continues legacy of intercultural education

Robin Fjelstad, staff writer September 16, 2013

The Gockel Symposium is the legacy of Harry and Berniece Gockel. They created the symposium to showcase international issues.The first portion of the Symposium, “Roads Less Traveled: Italian immigrants...

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