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LGBT Ally training scheduled

Posted on Oct 26, 2006

There will be a training for the College's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ally program, aimed at promoting tolerance and acceptance on campus, Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m. in Reamer Campus Center 203. Ally provides safe spaces for members of the LGBT community by identifying faculty, administrators and staff who offer support and information.

To learn more, contact Sarah Boone, assistant director for Minerva programs, at boones@union.edu or Kerrie Wolf, assistant director of Student Activities, at wolfk@union.edu, by Monday, Oct. 30.

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Weapons and art: Activities planned with “Armed” exhibit

Posted on Oct 26, 2006

In conjunction with a new exhibit on weapons that opens today at the Mandeville Gallery, a civil war reenactment will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., on Rugby Field. As part of the Civil War Living History event, members of the 150th New York Regiment will set up camp and run drills to show what daily life was like for soldiers.

The Mandeville show, which runs through Feb. 4, is called “Armed: Contemporary Art and Violence.” It explores the complexities of human aggression through a variety of media by 11 artists (see Exhibits listing, this page).

The show “allows the viewer to take a critical look at how we view weapons, how we relate to them and what we do with them,” says co-curator Nadine Wasserman. In addition to Saturday's reenactment, several weapons-themed films will be shown in Reamer Campus Center Auditorium, including “Lord of War” (Nov. 7), “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” (Jan. 11) and “Dr. Strangelove” (Jan. 16). All are at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.union.edu/gallery.

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Balinese concert at Nott Monday

Posted on Oct 26, 2006

Fulbright Scholar Professor I Nyoman (Komang) Astita,gamelan,Balinese music,metallophones,xylophones,Asian Percussion Workshop

There'll be a convergence of movement and music next week when students join faculty and guest artists in a performance of Balinese music and dance on Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. at the Nott Memorial.

The free concert, sponsored by East Asian Studies and the Department of Music, will feature students in the Asian Percussion Workshop on Gamelan Gong Kebyar (Balinese orchestra), the Music and Culture of Bali class on Suling (Balinese flute) and select Union College dancers.

Among the special guests are I Nyoman (Komang) Astita, a faculty member at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, who is a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Union this term.

Fulbright Scholar Professor I Nyoman (Komang) Astita,gamelan,Balinese music,metallophones,xylophones,Asian Percussion Workshop

A well-known performer and an expert gamelan player, Astita co-teaches the Asian Percussion Workshop with Music Professor Jennifer Matsue.

He holds a diploma in Music from the Denpasar Conservatory, a bachelor's degree in dance from the Dance Academy in Denpasar, and a master's of art in musicology from San Diego State University, California.

Other guests on the Balinese music program include Astita's brother, I Ketut Gede Asnawa, who teaches at University of Illinois Champaigne-Urbana; I Nyoman Saptanyana of the Indonesian Consulate; and Ayu Putu Niastarika (Tarika), Asnawa's daughter, a college student in Kansas who has long performed Balinese dance.

For more details, contact Matsue at 388-8075 or matsuej@union.edu.

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Posted on Oct 26, 2006

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / “The Jewish Influence on Super Heroes” with Rabbi Simcha (Weinstein) speaking on his new book, “Up, Up and Oy Vey”

Friday, Oct. 27 through Monday, Oct. 30, 8 and 10 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / Movie: World Trade Center

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m. / Frank Bailey Field / Football vs. St. Lawrence

Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m. / College Park Field / Women's soccer vs. Nazareth

Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. / Old Chapel / Phi Iota Alpha presents Phright Fest ‘06

Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. / Nott Memorial / Balinese music and dance concert, sponsored by East Asian Studies and Department of Music

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center / Northwestern Mutual Life Financial Network information table

Tuesday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m. / Yulman Theatre / “The Elephant Man,” student play

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. / Becker Career Center, Rm. 201 / Internship and job search prep program

Thursday, Nov. 2, 12 p.m. / Old Chapel / Flu clinic

Thursday, Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m. / Phi Beta Kappa Rm., Schaffer Library / Philosophy Department speaker series: “A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama about Evolution and the Nature of Consciousness” with Owen Flanagan of Duke University

Thursday, Nov., 2, 5 p.m. / Rm. 203, Reamer Campus Center /LBGT Ally training

Friday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. / Old Chapel / Iota Chill Out, presented by Iota Phi Theta

Friday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. / Messa Rink, Achilles Center / Men's hockey vs. Quinnipiac

Friday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / Chamber Concert Series presents Parker String Quartet

Friday, Nov. 3 through Monday, Nov. 6, 8 and 10 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / Movie: Step Up

Saturday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. / Old Chapel / Shakti fall show

Saturday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. / Messa Rink, Achilles Center / Men's hockey vs. Princeton

Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 p.m. / Old Chapel / Roommate game show

Sunday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / Union College and Community Orchestra

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Mosquera documentaries produced

Posted on Oct 26, 2006

Daniel O. Mosquera, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, had two documentaries he directed and produced shown on Colombian television. “¿San Pacho, Para Quién” (2003-06) and “San Pacho es P'al Que lo Goce” (2006), explore the link between popular religion, state and insurgent violence, and local politics as manifest in the Afro-descendent feast honoring Saint Francis of Assisi in Quibdó, Chocó (Colombia). The documentaries will continue to be shown throughout the year on six national and regional channels.

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