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ISU events, Jan. 22-27

Posted January 22, 2008

ISU Coming Events:

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

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 differences 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. 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.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

• ISU Human Rights Celebration Lecutre: Harry Wu, a prominent human rights advocate who was incarcerated as a political prisoner for 19 years by the Chinese government, will make a presentation at 7 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Building Wood River Room. Wu was imprisoned due to his battle against slavery and human rights abuse. He continues his fight today, making frequent trips to China to document these injustices. Wu is the best selling author of “Bitter Winds” and has won numerous human rights awards in multiple countries for his struggle to end human abuse. For information, call ISU Student Unions, 282-4245.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

• Faculty Recital – Mezzo Soprano: Kathleen Lane, soprano, and Mark Neiworth, piano. Jensen Grand Concert Hall, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. For information, call Music Department, 282-3636.