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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 3-9


March 27, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Friday, April 3, through Thursday, April 9.

Wednesday, April 1, Thursday, April 2, and Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. -- "Awaken/Shift," the Department of Theatre and Dance's final dance concert of the  season,  College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Tickets cost $14 for the public, $11 for senior citizens and $7 for students. To get tickets, stop by the Fine Arts Box Office, call 766 6666, or go online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

Friday, April 3, noon -- Mary L. Keller, adjunct professor in the Religious Studies and African American Studies programs, presents "Heart Mountain as Home: Foretop's Father in the 21st Century."  Room 316 College of Agriculture Building. For more information, contact Ramesh Sivanpillai at sivan@uwyo.edu.

Friday, April 3, noon -- Darrell Brown, associate dean for undergraduate programs at the Portland State University School of Business, will present "Accounting (of Business) Research in Sustainability: How do we fit?" in the Technology Business Center.

Friday, April 3, 8 p.m. -- Legendary musician Elton John in concert, UWArena-Auditorium. Call 1-800-922-9461 for tickets.

Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. -- The Kappa Sigma Fraternity will host its first chili cookoff in Fraternity Mall. Tickets cost $5. To enter or for more information, contact David Steinberg at dsteinbe@uwyo.edu or (720) 238-2462.

Sunday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. -- UW singing groups Bel Canto, the Singing Statesmen and the Happy Jacks will perform at the Fine Arts Center concert hall. Free.

Monday, April 6-Tuesday, April 7 -- UW graduate students will present research findings and works in progress at the annual Graduate Student Symposium on the second floor of the Wyoming Union.

Monday, April 6, 1 p.m. -- The UW Graduate School's Distinguished Speakers Series will present David Klahr, the Walter van Dyke Bingham Professor of Cognitive Development and Education Science of the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Monday, April 6, 5 p.m. -- UW's MFA Program in Creative Writing will celebrate its 2008-2009 Eminent Writer in Residence, Pulitzer-Prize nominated novelist Joy Williams, at the UW Art Museum. Free.

Monday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. -- Vocal jazz concert, Fine Arts Center concert hall. Free.

Tuesday, April 7, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. -- A spring festival featuring sumo wrestling, a laser duck hunt, a basket shoot and a rifle shoot will take place in Prexy's Pasture. This event is hosted by the UW ROTC program.

Tuesday, April 7, 4 p.m. -- Author Ngugi wa Thiong'o will give a public lecture, "Language, Culture, and Globalization: Readings from Wizard of the Crow," with a Q&A and reception to follow. College of Arts & Sciences auditorium.

Tuesday, April 7, 4 p.m. -- Henry J. Harlow, a professor in the Department of Zoology and Physiology, will be the featured speaker in the 2009 President's Speakers Series. Harlow will debut his presentation, titled "Big Lizards, Big Bears and Little Ground Squirrels: The Importance of Comparative Physiology in Wildlife Conservation and Human Medicine,"  College of Agriculture auditorium.

Tuesday, April 7, 8 p.m. -- A Jamnesty concert, Wyoming Union Gardens. Free.

Thursday, April 9, 1-4 p.m. -- Experts and policy makers will discuss land use, climate change and sustainable business practices at a  forum in the Wyoming Union ballroom. For morel information , call Aubrey Johnson at (307) 399-2637.

Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Percussion Ensemble perform  in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. Free. C

For updates on UW events and activities call (307) 766-5000 or go online at www.uwyo.edu/calendar. Visit www.uwyo.edu/finearts for Department of Theatre and Dance and Department of Music event information and tickets.

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009

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