The University Museum presents a brown bag lecture by Lou Haney, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi, on Thursday, March 4, at noon. The public is invited to attend. The artist will discuss her past and present work, as well as some contemporary artists to consider. The talk will be about the journey “from college to Oxford, with a little New York and L.A. thrown in.” The University Museum is located at the intersection of University Avenue and Fifth Street and is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information visit www.olemiss.edu/museum or call (662) 915–7073. For assistance related to a disability call (662) 915-7084. (March 1, 2010)
Bozarts Gallery at 403 Main Street in Water Valley hosts “Long Time Coming,” featuring the work of Cynthia Buob, Adrienne Brown-David and Katherine Strause, March 5-April 3.
The exhibit commemorates the Civil Rights Act of March 1964 which outlawed segregation. The show features many images and themes related to and inspired by civil rights struggles in the South and African-American life, past and present. Opening reception is Friday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. (March 1, 2010)
Tao, a Japanese dance-and-drum ensemble that incorporates explosive percussion with tight choreography and martial arts moves, will perform at the University of Mississippi this week. “Tao, The Martial Art of Drumming,” comes to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tickets are $25 for the general public, $12 for UM faculty and staff, and $10 for students and faculty enrolled in the Cultural Passport program. They are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm. (March 1, 2010)
Meets for breakfast from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ole Miss Catering banquet suite located at 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker this week will be Wayne Andrews, director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. The YAC is responsible for bringing various events and programs to Oxford and Lafayette County. Guests are invited. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898 or visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (March 1, 2010)
The Positive All The Way will host the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Beauty Review Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center. Tickets are $10 and will be on sale Wednesday at the Oxford Conference Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (March 1, 2010)
The University Museum is kicking off its volunteer program with an orientation at the Museum on Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. During this introductory meeting, attendees will learn about the various volunteer opportunities, from educational programming to visitor services. Individuals interested in volunteering should contact Holly Bethune at 915-7205 or email@example.com. (March 1, 2010)
The Oxford EAGLE’s new Web site debuts today. We’ve been preparing this site for you for several months, and we invite you to explore and stay tuned as it continues to grow and develop. Online access to our Classifieds section will be up in the coming days. Meanwhile, for an overview of what you’ll find on this site, please click here. Feedback? Let us know. (March 1, 2010, Page 14)
The 12th annual Jean Jones Walk/Run for Cancer will be held at 9 a.m. April 10. Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt will kick off the race this year. The entry fee is $20 for individuals before March 23, or $25 after March 23. Groups of five or more may register for $15 per entry. Register online at www.racesonline.com, or pick up an entry form at the University Counseling Center. Wristbands promoting the race are also available at the Counseling Center. (February 28, 2010)
Mississippi Chapter 1 of Rolling Thunder will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Beacon Restaurant. The public is invited. For more information, contact John McKendree at 234-1084 or 607-0611. (February 28, 2010)