Vol. 17, No. 26April 2, 1998

Student art show in Old College

The University's annual Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition, featuring works of selected undergraduate students enrolled in studio art classes this academic year, will be held from April 14-26. Sponsored by the UD Department of Art, the exhibition will be on display in the University Gallery in Old College. Admission is free.

An opening reception honoring the artists will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14. Special awards will be presented at a recognition ceremony beginning at 5:45 p.m.

This year's jurors are two distinguished art department alumni, John Baker of West Grove, Pa., who received his MFA in 1991, and Noreen Scott Garrity of Penns Grove, N.J., who received her MFA in 1986.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 1-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. The University Gallery is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 831-8242.

NYSP activities set this summer

The National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) returns this summer to the Newark campus. The program will be held from July 6-Aug. 7.

According to Ronald Whittington, affirmative action and multicultural programs, approximately 250 students, ages 10-16 from greater New Castle County, will be involved in daily sessions that include sports education instruction and drug and alcohol awareness and counseling.

NYSP is cosponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services. This year, the Delaware Department of Public Instruction is sponsoring a free food service program, including breakfast and lunch each day, for NYSP participants. Meals will be served at Kent Dining Hall.

For information, call 831-2835.

SCUBA classes in Rawstrom pool

A SCUBA diving certification course will be offered to faculty, staff, high school and college students from 6-9 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from April 20-May 20, in the Carpenter Sports Building Harry W. Rawstrom Natatorium.

The noncredit course is an opportunity for local residents to take a SCUBA certification course at UD and be eligible to continue their training on open water certification dives.

Cost for option one, with certification through participant's local dive shop, is $320. Cost for option two, with basic certification through UD, is $450.

Applicants must pass a swimming test involving a 200-yard, nonstop swim, a 25-yard underwater swim, retrieval of a 10-lb. brick from the bottom of the diving pool and staying afloat for 20 minutes by treading water and survival floating.

There are only 10 spots available for this course. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call 831-3208 and leave name and phone number.

Poet Pastan to read her works

Award-winning poet Linda Pastan will read from her works at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in Room 103 of Gore Hall.

Pastan's 13 books of poetry include Aspects of Eve,The Five Stages of Grief, AM/PM: New and Selected Poems and A Fraction of Darkness. Her newest, Carnival Evenings: Selected Poems, will soon be published by W. W. Norton.

Among her many awards are the Dylan Thomas Award, the Swallow Press New Poetry Series Award, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a John Atherton Fellowship and the Maurice English Award. From 1991-94, Pastan was the poet laureate of Maryland.

"Pastan can be read by anyone- and enjoyed. And she deserves to be. In her work there is a return to the role of poet as it served the human race for centuries: to fuel our thinking, show us our world in new ways, and to get us to feel more intensely," a critic wrote in the San Francisco Review of Books.

Born in New York City in 1932, she attended Radcliffe College and Brandeis University. Pastan's UD appearance is part of a series of poetry readings sponsored by the Department of English. For more information, call 831-1974.

Student to address local U.N. group

The Delaware Division of the United Nations Association of the United States of America is holding its annual meeting at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin.

Joann Kingsley, who has made three trips to Bosnia for the U.S. State Department, will speak on "The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslovia." A graduate student in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Kingsley teaches a course on the UN and Bosnia.