THE PIANO GUYS TO TAPE PBS SPECIAL AT RED BUTTE GARDEN
The Piano Guys—the YouTube sensation—will perform at Red Butte Garden on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7:00 p.m. for a PBS concert special. The program is being produced by KUED-TV in collaboration with KBYU. The Piano Guys are actually a pianist (Jon Schmidt) and cellist (Steven Sharp Nelson), both Utah natives. Known for their YouTube videos filmed in majestic Utah settings, their next scenic stop is Salt Lake’s Red Butte Garden. The concert special will debut in December on KUED and KBYU and will go nationwide to other PBS stations in the spring of 2013. “Our vision is to create music and videos that inspire and uplift,” say the Piano Guys. “We want to take that music to the world and make a difference. We like to put a new spin on classic stuff and a classic spin on new stuff. Whatever we do, we put our hearts and souls into every note and frame.”
Tickets may be purchased online. A sellout is expected.
YOU’RE INVITED! PLANNING SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS ON CAMPUS
A half-day seminar for all campus meeting planners
Wednesday, Sept. 19; 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University Guest House
Breakfast and lunch will be served; free parking at the Guest House and Officers Club
This free seminar will feature a host of experts to help you in planning that next department meeting or conference. Topics include:
• Catering: great food = great meetings
• Scheduling events on campus: where to get answers
• Legal issues on campus: alcohol policies, events for children, safety risks, signing
contracts, and campus liability issues
• Special events on campus: races, weddings, book fairs, etc.
• Partnering on campus: parking, audio/visual, rentals, and more
• You are not alone: help and resources for registration, speaker management, poster sessions, transportation, hotel contract negotiation, managing a conference budget, audio/visual equipment for meetings
• Q&A with certified meeting professionals on campus
Register online until Friday, Sept. 14. Or, if you have questions about the event, call 801-587-2980.
September Book of the Month from the Campus Store: Bossypants, by Tina Fey
Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. Fey’s compilation of memoirs gives a satirical illustration of her life from nerdy childhood to her latest successful project, “30 Rock.” Fey defies the odds as a well-behaved, middle-class, white girl from the suburbs to make it in the comedy business. This book is available at the Campus Store for a discounted price of $11.19.
Summer reading picks from FYI readers
• Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, from Melissa Yack Hall, MPA Program Manager
• The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, from Robin Perley, Biology
• Casting a Fragile Thread: A Story of Sisters and Africa, by Wendy Kann, from Robin Perley
• Saffron Kitchen, by Yasmin Crowther, from Robin Perley
• Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, by Gabrielle Giffords, from Robin Perley
• Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, by Christopher Matthews, from Robin Perley.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE “SPEED: THE ART OF THE PERFORMANCE AUTOMOBILE”
U staff and faculty get discount tickets by showing their UCard ($13 instead of regular $18) to Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile, which ends Sept.16. Visit this link for more information. Purchase tickets in person at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts or the University Union building. Don’t miss your chance to view a century of legends on wheels, from Steve McQueen’s 1957 Jaguar XK-SS to the 1938 “Mormon Meteor III” Bonneville racer.
CUTS FOR THE CURE
Get a $5 haircut and help cure cancer.
Monday, Sept. 17, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Need a haircut? Now’s your chance to get a $5 cut and help cure cancer at the same time. More than a dozen hair stylists will come together on the Union Patio to participate in Rock the U’s Cuts for the Cure. All proceeds from the haircuts will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) for research. Salon participants include Array Salon, Great Clips, and Hair Candy. Now in its third year, Cuts for the Cure is one of several fundraisers sponsored throughout the academic year by ASUU’s Rock the U, whose mission is to raise awareness about cancer and to engage people as allies in the fight for a cure. Event organizers for Cuts for the Cure hope to raise $1,000 at this event and $100,000 through other events during the academic year.
PAC-12 TELEVISION NETWORKS NOW ON UNIVERSITY TV (UTV)
University TV (UTV) is partnering with the new Pac-12 Networks and is now providing a direct satellite feed for TV programming from the San Francisco offices to the University of Utah. The Pac-12 Mountain Region is on channel 64. According to John Wardle, manager of UTV services, this first year, the Pac-12 Networks will be covering about 850 games—everything from men’s football and basketball to Olympic sports including women’s soccer, volleyball, and softball. Here are some of the U’s live sports events on UTV coming up in the next few weeks:
- Football – Friday, Sep. 7, Utah @ Utah State, 5 p.m., ESPN2 on UTV Ch. 66
- Football – Saturday, Sep. 15, BYU @ Utah, 7p.m., ESPN2 on UTV Ch. 66
- Volleyball (W) – Friday, Sep 7, Stanford @ Utah, 6 p.m., PAC-12 on UTV Ch. 64
- Soccer (W) – Friday, Sep. 28, Washington State @ Utah, 12 noon, PAC-12 on UTV Ch. 64
UTV includes over 120 channels of TV programming from sports, movies, and music, to news and informational programming.
CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES IS HERE TO HELP YOU CONNECT YOUR INNER HERO
We all have an alter-ego. Connect with yours (and put it through a little training) in Campus Rec’s intramural sports leagues, fitness classes, or outdoor adventure trips!
Fitness Program: Classes begin Sept. 4. Register for classes or buy a FITpass online or at the Field House.
Intramural Sports: Get involved with a team and play in a semester league. Don’t have a team? Join as a free agent and Campus Rec will put you on a team! Registration deadline is Sept. 5 with sports starting on Sept. 11.
Outdoor Adventure Trips: Get involved with Campus Rec’s Outdoor Recreation Program and go on an outdoor adventure trip. They can also outfit you and provide you with helpful resources to take your own trips!
Open Recreation: Not ready for a long term commitment? Stop by the Field House or the HPER Complex and work out or catch a pick-up game at your own pace.
Check out all the programs at Campus Recreation.
STUDY PARTICIPANTS WANTED
HOPE: Home Observation of Periconceptional Exposures Study
Are you hoping to become pregnant in the next three months? If you are a couple (woman 18–35 years; man 18–40 years) planning to conceive with no history of infertility or medical conditions likely to cause sub-fertility (unable to conceive a child after a year or more of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse), you may be eligible to participate in the IRB-approved Home Observation of Periconceptional Exposures (HOPE) Study. Participants will be provided with materials to learn a simple method for fertility tracking. Compensation will be provided. There are no blood draws or clinic visits. For more information and to take a simple eligibility questionnaire visit online, find more information on Facebook at HOPE STUDY UTAH, call or text 801-641-7056, or send email.