Creative Conversation

Drury alumnus and indie band musician will discuss social media at Drury on C-Street

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 28, 2013 — Drury on C-Street will feature 2005 Drury alumnus Phil Dickey on Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in a Creative Conversation. Drury on C-Street is located at 233 E. Commercial Street. This event is free and open to the public.

Phil Dickey, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Dickey has traveled the world as a multi-instrumentalist for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (SSLYBY), an indie pop band that originated in Springfield. SSLYBY has gained notice within the indie culture, in addition to its song “Oregon Girl,” which was featured on the television show The OC, and a record label with Polyvinyl Record Co. Dickey serves as the band’s director of media.

This discussion is part of Drury University’s 2012-2013 Theme Year series, Voices Unbound: New Media and the Future of Democracy, which is devoted to exploring how media and technology are changing the way we communicate and interact, and the implications for journalism and democracy.

For more details about speakers visit www.drury.edu/voicesunbound or contact Theme Year Director Dr. Jonathan Groves at (417) 873-7347.

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Photojournalist discusses technology’s impact on news and storytelling at Drury’s Pool Art Center Gallery

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 26, 2013 — Drury’s Pool Art Center Gallery will host long-time Springfield News-Leader photojournalist Bob Linder on Friday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Linder will discuss his firsthand accounts of how technology has changed newsgathering and storytelling. The Pool Art Center Gallery is located at 940 North Clay St. This event is free and open to the public.

Linder’s “Creative Conversation” is part of Drury University’s 2012-2013 Theme Year series, Voices Unbound: New Media and the Future of Democracy, which is devoted to exploring how media and technology are changing the way we communicate and interact, and the implications for journalism and democracy.

For more details about speakers visit www.drury.edu/voicesunbound or contact Theme Year Director Dr. Jonathan Groves at (417) 873-7347.

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A discussion of vintage style and social media at Drury on C-Street

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 31, 2012 — Drury on C-Street will host Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, co-owners of Red Velvet and lifestyle bloggers on A Beautiful Mess on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Drury on C-Street is located at 233 E. Commercial Street. This event is free and open to the public.

Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman

Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman

Red Velvet is a local venture founded in 2002 by Elsie Larson, Rachel Denbow and Emma Chapman. Located at 211 E. Commercial Street, The Red Velvet team is now an internationally recognized independent label in addition to its successful online shop focused on vintage and independent designer fashion and accessories.

Larson and Chapman operate A Beautiful Mess, a lifestyle blog that features vintage ideas for crafts, recipes, photography, hair and makeup, home décor, and fashion. Started in 2007, the blog has become a platform for sharing daily inspirations, and it has led to Larson and Chapman receiving their first book deal.

This presentation is part of Drury University’s 2012-2013 Theme Year series, Voices Unbound: New Media and the Future of Democracy, which is devoted to exploring how media and technology are changing the way we communicate and interact, and the implications for journalism and democracy.

For more details about speakers visit www.drury.edu/voicesunbound or contact Theme Year Director Dr. Jonathan Groves at (417) 873-7347.

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A conversation about women in film is Friday at Drury on C-Street

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 4, 2012 — Kerri Yost, organizer of the annual Citizen Jane Film Festival for women filmmakers, will speak at Drury on C-Street on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Drury on C-Street is located at 233 E. Commercial St. This event is free and open to the public. Yost’s appearance is the first of five Friday night “Creative Conversations” that are a new feature in the 2012-13 Theme Year.

The Citizen Jane website

The Citizen Jane Film Festival brings awareness to the underrepresentation of women in the film industry by showcasing independent films produced by women. Yost is a film creator as well as an assistant professor at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. The Citizen Jane Film Festival was brought to life by collaboration of Stephens College, the second oldest women’s college in the nation, and its growing film program.

This enlightened conversation from Yost is a feature of Drury University’s 2012-2013 Theme Year series, Voices Unbound: New Media and the Future of Democracy, which is devoted to exploring how media and technology are changing the way we communicate and interact, and the implications for journalism and democracy.

For more details about speakers visit www.drury.edu/voicesunbound or contact Theme Year Director Dr. Jonathan Groves at (417) 873-7347.

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