FACULTY AND STAFF NIGHT IS HERE!
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
University Campus Store
You’ll need to show your UCard or your pay stub to receive your discount. For details, see the article under the Holiday Gift Ideas from Campus notice in this issue of FYI News.
HISTORIC TRIBAL ART AND CULTURAL CONTINUITY: PERSISTENCE OF BELIEF AND RITUAL
A presentation by Lakota artist and educator Arthur Amiotte
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:00 p.m.
UMFA Dumke Auditorium
Arthur Amiotte, raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, explores how historic tribal art and contemporary American Indian objects are made, used, and respected for their spiritual significance. His work portrays Lakota life and philosophy, and has been included in 26 public and nearly 200 private collections. His talk is presented in conjunction with the Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art exhibition, now on view at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. For additional information, contact Shelbey Peterson or call (801) 585-1306.
DIGITAL LIBRARY MARKETPLACE AND SECOND LIFE VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT
Thursday, Dec. 3, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Marriott Library, west lobby and Gould Auditorium (both on level one).
This co-event will feature a digital collection showcase, virtual art exhibition, holiday gift ideas, and light refreshments.
- Digital Library Marketplace
The Marriott Library is a national leader in creating unique digital collections. Learn about the library’s digital initiatives, peruse digital assets for sale, and purchase a 2010 calendar (three designs to choose from). Proceeds from calendar sales support library digital collections. Calendars may also be purchased online.
- Second Life Virtual Art Exhibition
Second Life is a popular virtual world that offers tens of thousands of places to explore, including many educational institutions such as the University of Utah. We invite you to visit the Gould Auditorium, take control of an avatar, and stroll through a virtual gallery located on the Marriott Library’s island on Second Life. This exhibition will include art by students from the U of U Fine Arts Department.
CELEBRATE THE A. RAY OLPIN YEARS
Thursday, Dec. 3, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Olpin Union Building Bowling Alley
Celebrate the new book, Years of Promise: The University of Utah’s A. Ray Olpin Years, by Anne Palmer Peterson, with free bowling and billiards. The book will be available to purchase at the event ($19.95).
CLIMATE ACTION PLAN OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, Dec. 3, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Olpin Student Union, Crimson View
The Office of Sustainability (OS) will host a community open house on the Climate Action Plan for campus. Participation from the on- and off-campus community is welcome and encouraged.
A CHRISTMAS STORY
By Philip Grecian
Dec. 4 – 19
Pioneer Theatre Company
Alleyway bullies, major awards, freezing flagpoles, and above all else, a child’s Christmas dream of finding an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle under the tree. Based on the classic movie, this play is a holiday treat everyone can enjoy. Additional information is at Pioneer Theatre or call (801) 581-6961.
PIANO VIRTUOSO EMANUEL AX
School of Music Virtuoso Series
Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
With multiple Grammy Awards, a longstanding partnership with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and ongoing engagements with the world’s top orchestras, Ax is an internationally noted musician and recipient of the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. His solo concerts and recordings feature performances of works by Chopin and Haydn as well as 20th Century pieces by John Adams and Christopher Rouse. Tickets ($25 general admission; $10 students) are available at the Kingsbury Hall Ticket Office or by calling (801) 581-7100.
SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE
Nature’s Musicians: How and Why Birds Sing
Presented by Franz Goller, U of U biology professor
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Keys on Main (242 South Main St.)
The College of Science offers a casual yet engaging social and educational experience in downtown Salt Lake City. Free and open to all, but you must be 21 to get in. For more information, call (801) 581-6958 or visit the College of Science.
SKI AND SHRED RED DAY
Friday, Dec. 18
Solitude Mountain Resort
The U of U and Solitude Mountain Resort have teamed up for an end-of-the-semester escape where powder hungry students, faculty, and staff can take to the slopes at a big discount. Be sure to wear red and take advantage of the early snow at a real bargain. Tickets are $33, which includes access to all chair lifts for the day. Ski and Shred Red tickets are available now at the Outdoor Recreation Program Office (2140 E. Red Butte Road, Fort Douglas, Building 650), the Olpin Student Union Front Desk, the Field House, 214 HPER East, and the University Hospital Gift Shop. Outdoor Rec has ski and snowboard equipment for rent to the general public at reasonable rates. For more information visit Campus Rec or call (801) 581-3791.
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Saturday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m. – Noon
Red Butte Garden
Gather in the Children’s Garden to celebrate the return of the light! Wander through the garden and warm your hands at fire barrels, create wonderful winter candles, and enjoy hot drinks.
FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US CELEBRATION
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Olpin Student Union Lobby
Includes “feats of strength,” “the airing of grievances,” a “Festivus pole” and holiday music and food. Everyone is invited to join in this annual holiday celebration!