|Nov. 3, 2005
SBU offers driving tour of Franciscan historical
On Nov. 9, the general meeting of the faculty will be chaired by University President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D.
The topic of the meeting will be an overview of current enrollment trends, discussion of retention issues and recruitment of students for the incoming freshman class.
Mary Piccioli, dean of enrollment, and Jim DiRisio, director of admissions, will make presentations. Members of the current task force on enrollment will also participate by sharing specific recruitment/retention tactics that call for faculty participation.
The meeting will be limited to one hour and will take place in Dresser Auditorium of The John J. Murphy Building from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.
All University faculty are encouraged to attend the meeting.
Country singer Neal McCoy is coming to St. Bonaventure University
on Sunday, Dec. 11, to perform Christmas favorites as well as his hit
songs, including “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On,” in a community concert
beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Reilly Center Arena.
Friends of Good Music, in association with The Regina A. Quick
Center for the Arts (QCA), presents the internationally renowned Swiss
guitarist Christoph Denoth, soprano Elizabeth Dabney and baritone Maksim
Ivanov, in the program “Mr. Dowland’s Midnight.”
Veteran's Day ceremony slated at SBU
Our nation’s heroes will be honored in a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the St. Bonaventure University Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) on Nov. 11.
The ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial located outside the west entrance of the Reilly Center Arena. It will begin promptly at 11:11 a.m. and will feature the cadet color guard team, honor guard and music. Dr. Frank E. “Skip” Saal, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, will provide remarks on behalf of the University and professor of military science, Lt. Col. Richard Trietley, will provide remarks on behalf of the corps.
All University and community residents are invited to attend this ceremony designed to honor our nation’s past, present and future soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines.
The Pink Floyd Experience, a re-interpretation of the live concert that changed live performance forever, will perform at the St. Bonaventure University Reilly Center Arena at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
St. Bonaventure University and the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College have come together to bring The Pink Floyd Experience Benefit Concert for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort to Bona’s, with additional sponsorship from The Mix 101.5 FM, Studio 4 East, Citizen Printing, and on campus, the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, WSBU-88.3 The Buzz and The Bona Venture.
SBU and JCC students, as well as SBU faculty and staff, will be admitted free with complimentary tickets available at the Reilly Center ticket office. Tickets are available for $12 for the general public at the Reilly Center ticket office, all Tops Friendly Markets, by phone at 888-223-6000 or online at tickets.com. But students and others alike will have the chance to show their generosity as donations for Hurricane Katrina relief will be collected at the Reilly Center doors.
“This concert is an opportunity for SBU and JCC students as well as area residents to show that we are members of a wider community, the world community,” said Steve Plesac, director of student activities at SBU. “We hope that people will help the victims of Hurricane Katrina while enjoying a tremendous evening of entertainment.”
The concert is a celebration that brings the music, themes and innovation of the timeless band Pink Floyd to fans around the world, rocking out all the legendary music of Pink Floyd with outrageous stage effects. Opening the show, a 45-foot wall crumbles to the ground revealing the band’s six musicians. Concert-goers’ hair will be standing on end after a helicopter sweeps in introducing the next song!
Without giving away too many surprises, the show finishes with a 12-foot-long Pig blimp that flies over the audience in final homage to Pink Floyd’s most familiar image!
The goal was to form the perfect re-interpretation of the original thrill and glory of Pink Floyd. Creators wanted to keep it intimate and put the legendary combination of music, sound, hook and lights in a theater setting. They wanted to ensure the show was an assault on the senses including everything that is Floyd.
After the search for the perfect band was complete, the world premiere opened in the fall of 2003 and included 270,000 watts of light, 20 tons of full quadraphonic sound and six amazing musicians creating a show fit for the ultimate Pink Floyd fan.
Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. They are rarely discussed without using words like “psychedelic” and “provocative.” The Pink Floyd Experience has captured just that.
As one of rock and roll’s biggest icons, Pink Floyd’s most famous album, Dark Side Of The Moon is tied for the fourth biggest selling album in Capitol Records history, behind only The Beatles, The Beatles 1967-1970 and Garth Brooks' No Fences.
SBU Theater will present an original play, “The Inner Above: A
Shakespearean Journey” Wednesday through Saturday Nov. 9-12 at 7:30 p.m.
in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
“It’s wonderful because the script was written not only by John and myself, but with the help of the students in a very real sense,” said Simone. “They grab onto the concepts in the scenes and push the characters into new and contemporary territory.”
The play follows Kaci, a young woman searching for herself, through about a dozen Shakespearean plays. The 12 actors play about 30 different roles. Featured plays include “Romeo and Juliet,” The Merchant of Venice,” “Hamlet,” “Julius Caesar,” “Othello” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”
The plays were chosen specifically to tell the story of Kaci's discoveries about life, love, ambition and relationships, and the issues, problems and desires that go along with them.
Jennifer Albanese —Lady Capulet, Portia and Desdemona
Stage Crew includes:
"The Inner Above" play travels through many different Shakespearean stories, and the set is minimal. Lighting is used extensively to express mood and suggest a change of location.
“The main location is in Kaci’s grandmother’s attic but the other locations are suggested,” says Simone. “There are a few stage effects as well; it’s a very magical environment.”
Responsible for creating that magical environment are students: stage manager Jessica O'Day, lighting technician Ben Wolfe, and sound engineer Rick Zuber. Mr. Don Hopwood, the QCA's technical director, designs and oversees the tech work for "The Inner Above."
Actor Ben Gregg, who is new to SBU Theater, says the play is fast paced and exciting.
“I think people will enjoy it because of the style and pacing,” says Gregg. “It is quick and sharp and very entertaining.”
The audience will have the opportunity to discuss “The Inner Above” with the cast, technicians and director during the “Friday Talk-Back” program. All audience members have to do is stay in their seats following the Friday night performance to get an inside look at what went into making “The Inner Above.”
Tickets for “The Inner Above” are available to the public for $8 and to subscribers, seniors and employees for $6. Free student rush seating is available one hour before curtain time at the box office, in-person with a valid student ID.
Be the first to respond with the correct answer and you'll win
two tickets to the Mountain Auction Saturday in Doyle Hall. Mass begins at
5 p.m. in the University Chapel, followed by silent and verbal auctions at
6 p.m. in the Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room.
Last chance to support our United Way! 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and tomorrow - Rally in the Reilly for United Way! Our SBU campus United Way campaign will wrap up tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 4. Support our local United Way! Come to the rally or contact campus campaign director Jill Gray at the Quick Center, ext. 2479 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Career Center has designated November as Interview Skill Building Month. For a list of programs and workshops designed to help build strong interviewing skills, visit the Career Center Events Web page.
Luke Donius (’07, biology) and Tom Veeder (’08, biology) will be presenting posters at the 32nd Rochester Academy of Science Fall Paper Session, in Canandaigua, N.Y., on Nov. 5. Donius will be presenting two posters containing data collected during his Borer Research Fellowship project this past summer (with Dr. Joel Benington, professor of biology), investigating the pharmacology and energetics of conjugation in the protist Tetrahymena thermophila. Donius will also be available to discuss another poster that reports research by Pat Doret (’06, biology), who worked last year with Benington, studying the same model system. Veeder will present the results of a research project he participated in during his freshman year as part of a Journey Project internship (with Dr. Ted Georgian, professor of biology), studying the stream ecology of Coon Branch at the Pfeiffer Nature Center. Veeder will also be available to discuss another poster that reports research by Reneé Willey (’05, biology), who worked last year with Dr. Patty Parsley, assistant professor of biology, studying the same model system. Willey was also a Journey Project intern.
As part of his residency, which ran Sunday, Oct. 30, through Tuesday, Nov. 1, Mackowski spoke to writing and theater classes. The residency culminated with a staged reading of one of Mackowski's current playwriting projects. Acting students read from a script Mackowski is currently developing for next season for Bradford Little Theatre in Bradford, Pa.
René E. Wroblewski, assistant professor in the School of Education, co-facilitated a working discussion group at the 36th annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association on Oct. 19 and 20 in Kerhonkson, N.Y. The discussion group session was titled “Dissertation Support Group to Intercollegiate Faculty Network” and focused on issues relating to junior faculty making the transition from student to instructor in higher education. She facilitated this session with colleagues from four other universities in the Western New York area.
All SBU faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to all the Friday Forums.
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