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Newberry College has spring events planned

By Elyssa Parnell eparnell@civitasmedia.com

March 3, 2014

NEWBERRY — Angelo Geter, coordinator of student engagement and leadership for the department of student affairs at Newberry College, has several spring events planned for students and community members.


Geter said students and the community are welcome to attend a movie nigh on March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Wiles Chapel Theater on campus. The second movie in the Hunger Games series will be shown. Admission is free for students and $5 for community members.


G. Yamazawa and Levi Stephens will entertain at 8:30 p.m. March 27 at EcoGrounds at the college’s Kaufmann Hall. Yamazawa is a Kundiman Fellow, National Poetry Slam Finalist, two-time Southern Fried Champion, two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and ranked second at the Ontario International Poetry Slam.


Yamazawa, 22, works as a teaching artist, elementary aftercare teacher, and Busboys & Poets host in Washington, D.C.


Stephens is an African-American singer/songwriter from Washington, D.C. Although he was raised in the capital, Stephens’ music transcends all musical genres as he combines gospel, R&B, alternative, and country music to meld a unique sound in today’s industry.


Geter said the unique blend of music and poetry is a nice fusion for the event.


Poetry and Pancakes will be held at 9 p.m. April 5 at Kaufmann Café on the Newberry College campus.


Featuring two spoken word artists, Jamal “Bugsy Calhoun” Washington and Anthony “Twenty20” Collins. Geter said the event is a first at Newberry College and hopes it will be well received by students and community members alike.


Between the poetry sets, Geter said students are also welcome to share their talents, including poetry, dance, and singing.


Spring Fest


Formally called Fun Day, the annual Spring Fest will be held April 12 at Walker Field behind the football stadium. Geter said the day should be full of fun, including vendors and small inflatables for children to enjoy.


There will be live music, and Geter said they are in the planning process of booking a DJ for the day.


Before, Geter said they received feedback that there were too many activities for children, but not as much for the college students and adults, which he said they have tried to work on for this year.


“There should be a pretty good mixture of both,” Geter said.


Free for the community and students, the Spring Fest will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. That afternoon at 4 p.m., the Newberry College Wolves will have their spring football game to kick off the season.


Those interested in being a vendor for the Spring Fest can contact Geter at 321-5501.