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University Dames Salad Supper

The University Dames hosts its annual Salad Supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Carrier House (the Chancellor’s Residence.) Current members are asked to bring a salad to share; newcomers and new members are guests at this event.  RSVP by Friday to umdames@olemiss.edu or call Priscilla McCoy 801-6223. The University Dames is a social organization open to all women who are themselves or whose husbands are on the faculty or staff of the University of Mississippi. (October 15, 2010)

L-O-U Symphony Fall Concert

The L-O-U Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes the suite from “Bonduca” by Henry Purcell, Mozart’s “Violin Concerto in G major,” Mendelssohn’s “Ruy Blas Overture” and “Three Dances” from “The Bartered Bride” by Bedrich Smetana. Robert Riggs, professor of music, is the soloist in the violin concerto. Tickets are $10 and $6 for students with ID and may be ordered at the UM Box Office (www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/) or call 915-7411. (October 15, 2010)

‘Pouring Tea’

Artist-scholar E. Patrick Johnson, who was born and reared in Hickory, N.C., will give his solo performance of “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales” at 7 p.m. Saturday in Meek Auditorium at the University of Mississippi. A book signing will be held afterward. (October 15, 2010)

Kennon Observatory Open House

Kennon Observatory on the UM campus will host a free public viewing of the sky from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Telescopes will be available to observe the Moon, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter, as well as star clusters and colorful double stars. The dome of Kennon Observatory has been repaired, so the large telescope inside will be available. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (October 15, 2010)

‘Coming Out Faithfully’

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies will host a panel discussion titled, “Coming Out Faithfully: Faith, Religion, and Sexualities,” at noon Monday, Oct. 11, in the Faulkner Room in the Archives & Special Collections on the  third floor of J.D. Williams Librar yon the campus of the University of Mississippi.

This panel discussion of sexualities in the Bible will be presented by the Rev. Craig Gates, retired Episcopal minister and member of the Bishop’s Committee on Ministry with LGBT Persons, the Rev. Laura Getty’s, associate rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Eunice Benton, UUA Mid-South district executive.

National Coming Out Day was founded by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary on Oct. 11, 1988, in celebration of the second gay march in Washington, D.C., a year earlier. The purpose of the march and of National Coming Out Day is to promote government and public awareness as well as affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and to celebrate homosexuality. Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or not, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBT equality this National Coming Out Day. (October 3, 2010)

Japanese Film Series

The Japan Foundation and the Croft Institute for International Studies will host the sixth annual “Japan Foundation Film Series: Japanese Films of the 1960s.” The second film, “The Fort of Death,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oxford Malco Studio Cinema. This event is free and open to the public. (September 27, 2010)

United States Marine Band Concert

For more than two centuries, the United States Marine Band has been part of the events that have shaped our nation. As “The President’s Own,” its omnipresent role has made it an important thread in the fabric of American life.

Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its primary mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

The Marine Band performs a varied repertoire including new works for wind ensemble, traditional concert band literature, challenging orchestral transcriptions, and the patriotic marches that made it famous. The band frequently features its members in solo performances that highlight their virtuosity and artistry.

As part of its 2010 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 3 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Ford Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Patrons may get tickets (limit four per request) at the UM Box Office in the Ole Miss Student Union or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to UM Box Office, Attn: US Marine Band Tickets, 301-B Student Union, University, MS 38677. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must be seated by 2:45 p.m. (September 20, 2010)

Artists on Art Lecture Series

Whose art are artists watching? Find out by attending the second and final Artists on Art lecture at the University of Mississippi Museum. This series is presented by artists will examine contemporary influence in context with his or her own work. Bring a lunch, and bring a friend!

September 30: Lou Haney, Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Haney graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis with a BA in Art with a Studio Concentration. Lou received an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Lou’s work has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, and has had solo exhibitions in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Virginia, and her work has been juried into several national exhibitions.

The University of Mississippi Museum is located at University Avenue and Fifth Street in Oxford. For more information, contact Laura Parkinson at parkinso@olemiss.edu or the University of Mississippi Museum at by calling (662) 915-7073.

 (September 19, 2010)

Artists on Art Lecture Series

Whose art are artists watching? Find out by attending Artists on Art, two Thursday noon lectures at the University of Mississippi Museum. This series presented by artists will examine contemporary influence in context with his or her own work. Bring a lunch, and bring a friend!

September 23: Katherine Rhodes Fields, Printmaker and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Fields graduated cum laude from University of the South, Sewanee in 1997, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.  After studying Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland she earned her MFA in 2005 at the University of Mississippi Department of Art.  Along with an extensive national exhibition record, her drawings and installations were exhibited in Stirling Scotland at the Changing Room Contemporary Gallery (2005) and in Aberdeen Scotland as part of an international drawing invitational (2004).

September 30: Lou Haney, Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi Department of Art. Haney graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis with a BA in Art with a Studio Concentration. Lou received an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Lou’s work has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, and has had solo exhibitions in California, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Virginia, and her work has been juried into several national exhibitions.

The University of Mississippi Museum is located at University Avenue and Fifth Street in Oxford. For more information, contact Laura Parkinson at parkinso@olemiss.edu or the University of Mississippi Museum at by calling (662) 915-7073. (September 19, 2010)

Ford Center Crew Open Work Call

The Ford Center for the Performing Arts will have an open work call on Oct. 9 for anyone interested on working on the Ford Center Stage Crew. Basic orientation to stage systems, work expectations and schedule procedures will be taught as well as hands strike and set up. If you are interested please contact Matt Zerangue: mattz@olemiss.edu. (September 19, 2010)

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