Spring Dance Ensemble
The Dance Ensemble will perform "Move to the Music" on Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium of the Student Center. This spring show will offer swing to jazz, hip-hop to Irish dancing and ballet. Tickets are on sale in the Student Center.
Student Jazz Ensembles, directed by Dr. Jim Carlson, will perform during a Jazz Dance on Saturday, April 18, at 9:30 p.m. in Oyate Hall, Student Center.
View the night sky via telescope
The public is invited to view the moon below the horizon, the best deep sky and Saturn viewing, through the 16-inch telescope on Saturday, April 18, at 9:30 p.m. in the observatory, located in the Science building. Parking is available in the west campus parking lot. Observers are cautioned to dress warmly-the observatory dome is not heated. Weather-related cancellations will be posted at http://cda.mrs.umn. edu/~kearnsk/Telescope/PubObs.htm by 5 p.m.
University Choir Concert
The University Choir, directed by Melissa Hanson, will perform on Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Mezzo-soprano Gretchen Retka, accompanied by Sarah Mensen at the piano, will perform in a recital on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
A mixed student recital will be given on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
There is no charge for admission to student recitals.
"Beur is Beautiful" Film Festival final film
The final film in the "Beur is Beautiful" Film Festival screening is "Voisins Voisines" (Neighbors) will be shown on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. "Voisins Voisines" is about a rapper racing against time-he has just three days to write his lyrics; otherwise, he can say good-bye to his advance from the record company. He finally finds inspiration in the comic struggles of his neighbors in the Mozart Estate housing project; he sets the stage for a lively hip-hop fable, set to the beat of the banlieues. All screenings are free and open to the public.
33rd Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium
Andrew Light, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University, will address the 33rd Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium on Environmental Ethics at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Science Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Senior Art Exhibition
Work by six graduating studio art majors will be shown during the 2009 Senior Art Exhibition in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery April 23 through May 16. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Gallery. Graduating artists include: Evan Gragg (Chanhassen), Erica Jacobson (Waverly), Amber Janey (Little Falls), Sarah McDermott (Hancock), Mitch McGuire (Annandale) and Leiah Stevermer (Marshall). Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m.
Spring Children's Theatre Performance
Public performances of this spring's children's theatre production, "Jack and the Beanstalk," will be given on Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m. Invited performances for elementary school children will also be held. Theatre arts major Kelli Tucker directs the performances. Reflecting this year's theatre discipline's "Season of Classics" theme, Tucker breathes life into this storybook tale using a "classic" mythical fairytale style. For more information contact the Theatre Publicity Office at (320) 589-6249.
The 25th annual UMM Tinman Triathlon will be held on Saturday, April 25. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Competition begins at 9 a.m. at the Regional Fitness Center. For more information contact Chad Braegelmann, 589-6167. Alumni participants are invited to a Tinman pre-race spaghetti feed hosted by the Morris campus Alumni Association. Enjoy the hospitality of the LaFave House and carbo load with other alumni participants, family and friends. An RSVP is not required but helps with planning: call 589-6066.
Paul Newman Classic Film Festival screening
The final film in the Paul Newman Classic Film Festival will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Morris Theatre. "The Sting," directed by George Hill, tells the tale of two con men, one experienced and one young, trying to get even by pulling off the "big con" on a mob boss. The story unfolds with several twists and last-minute alterations.
Taste of Asia dinner
In celebration of Asian Awareness Week April 20-27, the annual "Taste of Asia" dinner, prepared by members of the Asian Student Association, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The dinner includes live music, dance and traditional clothing. There will also be a silent auction.