Ah, the convenience of media-based technology. It's fast, it's efficient, and it's also very useful for the impatient. If you happen to be less than willing to wait to see what the new Integrated Learning Center will look like upon completion, come to room 282 of the Student Union between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. this morning to view the Center's Virtual Tour Video. Save your feet from future aches by running through the whole building in just nine minutes! Now that's fast. Diane Newman can give you more information at 626-2630.
Take a last loving look at our outdated-yet-homey Student Union- pretty soon it will be a chaotic pile of rubble populated not by students, but by flannel-shirted construction workers. And just what do these hardhats plan to do to our social Mecca? See for yourself today in the Anniversary Lounge of McKale Memorial Center. The Architectural Model of the Proposed Student Union will be on display from noon to 1 p.m. for your scrutinizing eyes to survey. A staff member will be present to answer you questions and fill in the blanks. Contact Dan Adams at 621-1417 for more information.
Dry and dusty as the desert may be, it is hit with a surprising number of gargantuan rainstorms for a few months at the tail end of summer. The upside: You can catch some of the most fantastic lightning displays in the nation. The downside: You are subject to sneak attacks of high-powered winds and stinging rain. Whether you've lived here all your life or only one semester, it may benefit you to come to this afternoon's Institute for the Study of Planet Earth Seminar. Peter Webster (University of Colorado) will detail "Monsoons: Processes and Predictability" from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Center for Creative Photography. Call Sandy Jacobsen at 621-9010 for details.
Lights at the ends of tunnels, devils with pitchforks, returning to Earth as a slug- these are all scenes different people envision when thinking about what will happen to them after they kick the ol' bucket. See how your vision of the afterlife (or lack thereof) compares to beliefs held in the past at today's Anthropology Lecture. Nigel Goring-Morris (professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem and currently visiting scholar, Boston University) will discuss "Life After Death in the Near Eastern Neolithic" at 4 p.m. in room 216 of the Anthropology (Haury) building. Find out more about this event (co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies) by calling the Anthropology Department at 621-2585.
Think all music professors are out-of-touch and out-of-practice? Well, ha- you're wrong! Challenge your stereotypes tonight at the Faculty Artist Series performance, as Patrick Neher (string bass) takes the stage with Grayson Hirst (tenor), Mark Rush (violin), and guests. They will be performing (among other things) Neher's original composition, "The Frog Prince Continued...," a musical adaptation of Jon Sciezska's children's book of the same title. The Crowder Hall curtain rises at 7:30 p.m., so be courteous and arrive early. Tickets are available for various prices by calling 621-1162 or stopping by the Fine Arts Box Office.