We’re feeling drawn to the university campuses this week, but with a little outdoorsiness thrown in as well.
A history professor from Michigan will talk about the little known Chinese migrants who entered the United States through Ellis Island at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7 on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow.
Anna Pegler-Gordon will give a talk titled “From East to East: Chinese Migration and the Hidden History of Ellis Island,” in Room 051 of the Teaching and Learning Center. Pegler-Gordon is professor of history at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Chinese migrants most commonly entered the U.S. through San Francisco, but Pegler-Gordon’s talk will focus on those who came via Ellis Island, New York’s famous immigration point.
Pegler-Gordon has taught a variety of courses at MSU including in Asian-American history, and immigration policy and law, according to the MSU website. Her 2009 book, “In Sight of America: Photography and the Development of U.S. Immigration Policy” (University of California Press) won the Immigration and Ethnic History Society’s 2009 Theodore Saloutus prize. Her talk today is based on her current work on her second book, a study of Asian immigrants at Ellis Island.
The center is at 875 Line St.
A reception and gallery talk to mark Black History Month will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University in Pullman.
The event features a gallery talk with special projects curator Sidney Murphy in the Pavilion, Bruce/Floyd and Borth galleries of the museum. Murphy will introduce the work of black artists Mark Bradford, Leonardo Drew, Julie Mehretu, and Wangechi Mutu. WSU student artists also plan some participatory events.
Admission is free, and refreshments and a variety of light fare will be offered.
The museum is in the Crimson Cube along Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the Compton Union Building.
Washington State University’s Solstice Wind Quintet will perform a program of European composers beginning at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Bryan Hall Theatre on the Pullman campus.
The composers include those active in Europe from the late 19th century to today, and the concert will open with “Quintet, Op. 43” by Danish composer, Carl Nielsen. A recently completed work titled “Woodwings” by Emily Doolittle (composing in Scotland) will follow. Pianist Jeffrey Savage will join the quintet for the conclusion, a performance of the late-Romantic Sextet by Austrian composer, Ludwig Thuille.
The quintet includes Sophia Tegart, flute; Keri McCarthy, oboe; Shannon Scott, clarinet; Martin King, horn; and Ryan Hare, bassoon.
Tickets go on sale in the lobby one hour before performances. Cost is $10 regular price; $5 for non-WSU students and those age 55 and older; and free for WSU students with ID.
Proceeds from ticket sales in the Faculty Artist Series benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund.
The World Music Celebration 2019 will highlight performances by Duo Flamenco from Seattle Feb. 8 and 9 on the Moscow campus of the University of Idaho.
The duo features one-named artists Eric as guitarist and Encarnacion as vocalist and flamenco dancer. Originally from Spain, the pair will perform in the evening concert Feb. 8 and give a workshop Feb. 9 as part of the seventh annual celebration.
The Feb. 8 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Administration Building auditorium and, in addition to the Duo Flamenco, will include performances by Navin Chettri, a UI percussion faculty member and artistic director of the World Music Celebration; and UI school of music groups Jazz Choir I, Jazz Band I, World Beat Ensemble and Flute Ensemble.
Admission cost for the Feb. 8 concert is $8 regular price, and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available only at the door.
The afternoon of Feb. 9, Duo Flamenco will give a free open workshop titled “The Essence of Flamenco” from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the Haddock Performance Hall.
The Clearwater Fly Casters of Pullman-Moscow plans its biennial auction Feb. 13 at Moscow’s Best Western Plus University Inn.
The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and no-host bar. A buffet dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. for a cost of $16.
Live and silent auctions will be a featured part of the evening.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the club’s Scholarship Fund. Clearwater Fly Casters has awarded $14,500 in the last six years to graduate and undergraduate students in the studies of fisheries, fishery management, habitat restoration and pursuits in journalism associated with fisheries and habitat restoration, according to a news release.