Consider yourself a master storyteller? Think you can spin yarns with other great story tellers? Then come join the Teller of Tales for a summer of storytelling at the UA's Ada Pierce McCormick Building meeting room. This gathering of bards gives everyone a chance to tell their tales to an audience filled with fellow spinners. All of the fun starts at 7 p.m. The price is $5. Call 326-8966 for additional info.
Curious as to how the Internet and other forms of communication have affected art? The Department of English is hosting a lecture entitled 'The Artist Meets Technology/Technology Meets Art' by Muriel Magenta, professor at the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University. Topics expected to be covered are how various artists have responded to using new technologies like the Internet and CD's. She also plans to discuss new computer 3D animation and techniques. The presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Creative Photography. Call 621-4046 for info.
Time to rejoice as the first session of summer school ends today. But get ready - summer session II begins on Monday.
The Memorial Student Union's Arizona Gallery has received new paintings by artist Wendy Wilke. The paintings will be on display starting today until August 19th from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. If you don't know, the Arizona Gallery is located on the second story of the Student Union. Call 621-6142 for information about the paintings.
Take advantage of our proximity to Mexico to learn about economic issues facing that nation. The Mexican American Studies and Research Center is holding a discussion of the economic development issues of the Arizona Mexico Border. Dorothy Bigg is the planned lecturer. The whole party starts Friday night at 7 and is expected to last two hours. It is being held in the Memorial Student Union's Tucson room. For more info call Tom Gelsinon at 626-8103.
Looking for that funny movie to see this weekend? American Pie hits theaters on Friday nationwide, but it's the only new comedy debuting this weekend. Comedy not your bag? Dramas Stigmata and Arlington Road help provide a suspenseful alternative. All three movies premiere at theaters throughout the city Friday.
Interested in seeing some of Tucson's best choral performances? The UA School of Dance and Music presents 'Elijah.' The 1844 oratorio by Felix Medelssohn, and is being performed both Friday and Saturday night. Showtime is 8 p. m. both nights. Tickets run $12 for general admission, $10 for faculty and $6 for students and seniors. Any further questions? Call the School of Music and Dance at 621-1162.
Take advantage of this weekend off before second session and go see the controversial 'South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.' Although some may not like their brand of humor, it is hard not to enjoy the underlying messages throughout the film. 'South Park' debuted Wednesday and is currently showing at theaters throughout Tucson.
With a weekend off you may be prone to sitting around the house loafing. Get out of Tucson's heat by taking a hike in the Catalina Mountains. There isn't a more perfect time of year to use nature's playground to your advantage. Hikes range from the relaxing flat trails surrounding the bottom of the mountain, to near vertical climbs near the top. For exact trail information see one of the Coronado National Forest rangers along the Catalina Highway.
Happiness is here again as summer session II begins to take our minds off of the weather. Just think, only two more months of 100-degree heat.
For those who may not be feeling as sharp as you like beginning the new semester, maybe a physics lecture will do you good. From 9 a.m. to noon today Sean E. Shaheen will be discussing 'Device Physics of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes,' in Physics and Atmospheric Sciences Room 218. Call Lisa Shapouri at 621-2290 with any other pressing physics issues.
If physics isn't your bag, attend Jack C. Lyons 'Epistemological Consequences of a Faculty Psychology.' This philosophical discussion starts at 10 a.m. in Social Sciences Room 140. Kathryn Santeford can provide you with the details if you call her at 621-3484.
The Bursar's Office once again opens up its RSVP system for everyone to check how much money they owe and decide what clothes to sell off this semester to pay for school.
For all those UA employees who have trouble with their communication skills, this is the seminar for you. Linda Heffernan and Valerina Quintana will instruct willing individuals on who to improve on their discussion skills and how those skills can help you be more productive at work. You can register by calling 621-7701 or e-mailing email@example.com. All UA employees are welcome. It takes place in University Services Building Room 216.
Want to learn how to be a leader in a educational setting? Attend Scott A. Mundell's 'The Discourse Between Mentors and Inductees in Induction Programs.' It starts rolling today at 10 a.m. in Education Room 312. Nancy Mosman can help you with any concerns about this lecture. Call her at 621-9227.