EDWARDSVILLE - A dynamic one-woman performance that takes audiences on the poignant and powerful journey of a young girl’s self-discovery will unfold at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Metcalf Theater.

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Dr. Juhanna Rogers will present “Shattering,” an acclaimed, poetic performance that gives clarifying focus to the life of young Nicole as she grows into her true self – Juhanna. The free production is being sponsored by SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB).

Nicole battles with forging her own path, while dealing with others’ opinion of who she should be. Becoming her own woman and transitioning into the successful Dr. Juhanna Rogers proves at times to be – crushing.

Rogers, a motivational speaker, artist and activist, wrote and produced “Shattering” and has been performing the soul-stirring work around the country.

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The performance is free. With limited accommodations available at the Metcalf Center, audience members will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Central to SIUE’s exceptional and comprehensive education, the College of Arts and Sciences offers degree programs in the natural sciences, humanities, arts, social sciences, and communications. The College touches the lives of all SIUE students helping them explore diverse ideas and experiences, while learning to think and live as fulfilled, productive members of the global community. Study abroad, service-learning, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities better prepare SIUE students not only to succeed in our region's workplaces, but also to become valuable leaders who make important contributions to our communities.

The SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior prepares students in a wide range of fields, including public health, exercise science, nutrition, instructional technology, psychology, speech-language pathology and audiology, educational administration, and teaching. Faculty members engage in leading-edge research, which enhances teaching and enriches the educational experience. The School supports the community through on-campus clinics, outreach to children and families, and a focused commitment to enhancing individual lives across the region. Like us on Facebook.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high-quality education that powerfully transforms the lives of all individuals who seek something greater. A premier metropolitan university, SIUE is creating social and economic mobility for individuals while also powering the workforce of the future. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Home to a diverse student body, SIUE is situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis.?

Photos courtesy by Chris Molloy of Auburn, NY

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