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Orchesis dance concert, lecture from nurse practitioner kick off Forum Series

01/23/2018 5:15 pm

Rockford University’s Spring 2018 Forum Series kicks off its first of nearly a dozen events in January with a series of concerts by RU’s own Orchesis Dance Company and a lecture from one of the most prominent public figures in nursing, Katie Duke.

With the exception of Performing Arts events, the Forum Series is free of charge. Events take place on the Rockford University campus, 5050 East State Street, Rockford. Tickets are required and can be obtained by contacting the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or

January Events

Rockford University Orchesis Dance Company in Concert 
Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 25-27, 7:30 p.m.
Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center 

In their annual concert, Rockford University’s resident dance company will share ballet, tap and other modern dances ranging from ’40s big band style to contemporary techniques and themes. This year’s concert, titled “7,” will include original choreography by Rockford University faculty Amy A. Wright and Mitchell Stolberg, and guest artist Penna Broman.

Nurse Practitioner Katie Duke 
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m.
Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center 

Nurse practitioner, frequent media contributor and social media influencer Katie Duke illustrates how we can turn bad decisions into success, losses into lessons, and be proud of our path. Don’t miss one of the most prominent public figures in nursing as she shares her own story of personal and professional journey.

Other highlights of this semester’s Forum Series include lessons on forgiveness from a Holocaust survivor, an appearance by Rockford’s new mayor, a visit from a New York City-based jazz pianist and a musical presented in collaboration with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. View the full lineup at