Hey UA employees, does your boss ignore you when you try to share your ideas? Learn how the right preparation and appearance can increase the chance of your boss paying attention to you. The university is offering a course in "Getting Your Message Across" today from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 216 of the University Services building. If you'd like more info on the Human Resources Development Program, e-mail email@example.com or check out the Web site at www.hr.arizona.edu/development.
We all know Arizona's lawns typically consist of dirt and a little gravel if you're lucky, but you can learn how to make your yard resemble the lush grass of the tropics. A university-sponsored workshop, "Growing a Bermuda Grass Lawn," will teach you the secrets green thumbs have known for years. Be at the Garden Extension Center by 9 this morning. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more dirt.
Come hear native tales about the creation of the stars and constellations, learn how to make a sundial and gaze at the evening sky at an Arizona State Museum celebration of the summer solstice. The solstice happens only twice a year, so don't miss this chance to learn age-old traditions honoring the solstice. The program "Sacred Traditions: Celebrating the Solstice" will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Arizona State Museum's north building. Call Dawn Cromwell at 621-4523 for the details.
If observing the solstice isn't your cup of tea, you can check out some different stars in the theater arts department performance of "The Good Doctor." Neil Simon's Broadway hit compiles Russian author Antov Chekhov's tales of turn-of-the-century Russia. The play starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Marroney Theater. Tickets can be purchased through the fine arts box office and cost only $16 for UA students and faculty.
An Alternate Roots program tonight will pay tribute to the clichˇ "love is blind." "It's About Love" aims to combat hatred and bigotry through a workshop that promotes love and human connections. The screening is part of a summer film series sponsored by the College of Fine Arts. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., so come early to reserve your seat in the auditorium of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building.
Ever wanted to meet Jake Plummer? Well, now's your chance to meet the entire team. The Arizona Cardinals are pairing up with the UA to hold a two-day mini-camp that will include an autograph session and a two-hour practice each day. If the lure of meeting professional football players isn't enough to convince you to come out, maybe the fact that it's free will. Be at Arizona Stadium at 11 a.m. or contact the McKale ticket office at 621-2287 for all the details.
Need to unwind after a tough week of classes and work? The Rialto is hosting the bands Disturbed, Apt. 26, The Workhorse Movement and Deadlights Friday night starting at 7. Tickets cost only $12 if you get them in advance, but if you slack off, the price goes up $3. So don't wait till the last minute. Head to any Zips or CD Depot location to pick up your tickets.
If you like to spend your Fridays vegging out, grab a friend and head for the cool air conditioning of the movie theater. John Singleton's latest action film "Shaft," a remake of Gordon Parks' 1971 original, comes out Saturday. Check your local listings for the location and time. But if action movies aren't for you, try "Boys and Girls," a story of two friends who wind up in bed together. This Robert Iscove flick also opens Saturday, so give it a shot.
Jazz isn't just for the elite anymore. Luca Ciarla will bring the sounds of jazz to the UA Saturday night when he performs selections from his debut solo album, Sister Classical and Brother Jazz. Be at Holsclaw Hall in the fine arts complex to catch this coupling of jazz musician Charlie Parker's style with that of Mozart's. The fine arts department has the scoop on all the concert details, so give them a call at 621-8517.
Does watching "Swan Lake" get you on your toes and twirling around the room? Well the UA dance department is sponsoring a workshop to help aspiring ballet dancers break into the profession. UA graduate Mark Schneider will be on hand to teach hopefuls of all levels how experience with all aspects of dance production can help you land a job. Schneider will focus on stage lighting, costuming and marketing during the program, entitled "Creative Hiking: Finding Your Way on the Dance Path," part of Summerfest 2000. The workshop starts at 1 p.m. in the Ina Gittings building. Call the dance department at 623-3373 for more information.
If you're short a few units and want a chance to earn some quick credits, clear your calendar this Sunday. The UA is offering five-day one-credit courses in areas such as health and fitness, environmental science and bioengineering. The program, "Horizons Unlimited: The Science Program" intends to help students experience campus life and assess their academic preparation while building self-confidence. Each class costs $300 which includes housing, so if you're interested, call Bobby Browning at 621-3616.
Arizona boasts architectural styles unique to the region that reflect the cultures native to the Southwest. Learn more about these civilizations and their building techniques in a verbal trip around the Southwest that looks at the diversity and commonly held traits of prehistoric people. "Solving Mysteries of Southwestern Architecture" will be held in the University Medical Center's DuVal Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Vick Evans can give you all the details at 298-5167.
Summerfest 2000 continues its evening lecture series with a speech by Ray White, professor emeritus of astronomy. Monday's speech will acquaint the public with the history of astronomical observations in the Sonoran desert. The lecture will be held in Room N210 of the Steward Observatory. Call the astronomy department at 621-2288 if you have any questions.
Ever wanted to experience the world, but your college student budget won't allow for it? Well, you can take a virtual tour of Ethiopia during the Southern Arizona Hiking Club's monthly educational program. Club member Negatu Molla will present photos of the African country, followed by a question and answer session. Come to Bio Sciences West Room 301 at 7 p.m. to catch a glimpse of Ethiopia, or call James Klein at 795-9484 for all the information.