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ISU Events, Jan. 14-26

Posted January 14, 2008

ISU Coming Events for Week of Jan. 14

The Idaho State University Office of University Relations distributes this events calendar to let the media and public know about upcoming non-athletic events at the University. This information is intended to be released in print and broadcast events calendars. Various events calendars with more complete information are available online at the Web site www.isu.edu/calendar_news.shtml. A copy of this release can also be accessed via ISU’s home page at www.isu.edu. Information about ISU athletic events is available at http://isubengals.cstv.com/. The area code for all phone numbers is 208 unless otherwise noted. The phone number for University Relations is 282-3620.

January

Monday, Jan. 14

• Classes Begin: Spring Semester 2008 classes begin and this is the last day to pay fees to avoid a $50 late fee. For information, call 282-2661.

• Bengal Dancers Farewell Performance: The dancers will present their National Farewell Performance at 7 p.m. in Reed Gymnasium.  They will preview their 2008 national competition routines that they will be competing with at the Universal Dance Association Collegiate Championship (UDA) held in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 19 and 20. Tickets are $3 at the door. Other local dance groups will perform. For information, contact Hilary Hofmaier at 282-4547.

• Exhibit Opening: “Environmental Issues” graduate student exhibition, opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. John B. Davis Gallery in the ISU Fine Arts Building. Exhibit runs through Jan. 25. For more information, visit www.isu.edu/art/galleries.shtml.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

• ISU Human Rights Celebration: Brian Norman, Ph.D., an ISU English professor, will discuss Affirmative Action and the current climate of civil rights in the southern United States, noon, in the Pond Student Union Building Heritage Room.  For information, call ISU Student Unions, 282-424

Friday, Jan. 18

• ISU Human Rights Celebration Exhibit Opening: An opening will be held for an exhibition about the Minidoka Japanese Internment National Monument near Rupert, Idaho, that will be presented in the Pond Student Union Lobby. The exhibit runs through Jan. 31. For information, call ISU Student Unions, 282-4245.

Saturday, Jan. 19

• Faculty Recital – Piano: Mark Neiworth, Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Call Music Department, 282-3636.

Monday, Jan. 21

• Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day Holiday: No school and offices

• Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March:  It begins at 1:30 p.m. on the north side of Holt Arena to the Pond Student Union Building. It will conclude with a presentation on Martin Luther King Jr., in the Pond Student Union Building Bengal Film Theater. For information, call ISU Student Unions, 282-4245.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

• ISU Human Rights Celebration Lecture: Leo Morales, an immigrant from Mexico, will make a presentation at 1 p.m. in the Rendezvous Complex Suite concerning the current state of immigration from Mexico and its impact on the United States. Following Morales’ presentation, the ISU Bengal Theater in the PSUB will show “Crossing Arizona” at 8 p.m. This movie documents the struggles that Mexican immigrants must endure to traverse the Arizona desert. For information, call ISU Student Unions, 282-4245.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

• ISU Human Rights Celebration Presentation: James Yizar, director of TRiO student services, will make a presentation titled “Intercultural Sensitivity” at 5 p.m. in Rendezvous Complex Suite. Yizar will present a developmental model of intercultural sensitivity, which is designed to help participants recognize their own cultural difference in relation to the differences of others. Following this training, the Bengal Theater will show “The Gods Grew Tired of Us” at 8 p.m. This is a movie about three boys from the Sudan who triumph over difficult challenges to find refuge in America. For information, call ISU Student Unions, 282-4245.

Thursday, Jan. 24

• ISU Human Rights Celebration Lecture: Rose Beal, a Holocaust survivor and Idaho resident will describe her story of survival in Nazi Germany at 7 p.m. in the Rendezvous Complex Suite. For information, call ISU Student Unions, 282-4245.

Thursday, Jan. 24, to Jan. Saturday, Jan. 27

• Idaho Music Educations Association Bi-Annual In-Service Conference: Various venues, activities. Gala Choral Concert, 2 p.m., Jensen Grand Concert Hall, Jensen Performing Arts Center; Gala Concert Band and Orchestra Concert, 4 p.m., Jensen Grand Concert Hall. Call Music Department, 282-3636, or visit www.idahomusiced.org.

Friday, Jan. 25

 • ISU Human Rights Celebration Presentation: James Yizar, director of TRiO student services,will repeat a presentation on “Intercultural Sensitivity” at noon in the Rendezvous Complex Suite. Yizar will present a developmental model of intercultural sensitivity, which is designed to help participants recognize their own cultural differences in relation to the differences of others. Then, a 7 p.m. in the PSUB Bengal Theater, the movie “Remember the Titans” will be shown. The movie tells the true story of football in the south during the desegregation of schools. For information, call ISU Student Unions, 282-4245.

Saturday, Jan. 26

• Africa Night 2008 Celebration:  This event begins at 6 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Building Ballroom and will feature food, music, culture and dance of Africa. The event is sponsored by the ISU African Student Association. For information, call John Couper, 282-5419.