Vol. 17, No. 27April 16, 1998

Sabella Consort to perform April 20

The Sabella Consort, a Renaissance jazz group, will hold a composer's workshop and present a public performance at the University on Monday, April 20, as part of the Performing Arts Series. The workshop is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. in the Amy E. du Pont Music Building, and the 8 p.m. concert will take place in Mitchell Hall.

Known for his brilliant blend of styles, called "Renaissance Jazz," guitarist/composer Rusty Sabella combines original jazz compositions, lively Irish reels and a synthesis of music spanning six centuries. Touring around the world, with various musicians making up the trio at any given time, the Sabella Consort mixes guitars, mandolins, woodwinds, keyboards and a variety of other instruments to perfect an unusual style and sound.

"The consort's music comes off especially clean and natural, due in large measure to Sabella's crisp guitar work and crystalline amplification...earthy and ethereal sounds...graced with melodic, purely pitched lines and well-placed chording...the total effect seemed to cut across both time and space," a critic in The Los Angeles Times wrote.

Tickets for the evening performance are $15 for the general public, $10 for UD faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens and $6 for students and children. There is no charge for the composer's workshop. For information, call 831-2204.

Daughters, work mix on April 23

The sixth annual celebration of "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" will be held on Thursday, April 23. Sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women, the event is targeted for girls ages 9 to 15.

While the University will not hold a campuswide program, employees are welcome to bring a daughter, or the daughter of a friend or relative, to work with them for the day, with supervisory approval. Both men and women are encouraged to mentor a girl for the day. Units or individuals who would like information about activities or background materials, call 831-8063.

Literacy focus of Week of the Child

The Week of the Child, an annual program sponsored by the National Association of Educators of Young Children, will be celebrated from April 19-25. The program is designed to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to support the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

A Family Literacy Night will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Rooms 120, 136 and 150 Alison Hall.

Events include a bookfair, featuring popular titles and parent resource books; reading activities; events, including a puppet show and software demonstrations; and refreshments.

Original student posters also will be displayed during the week. Posters must be delivered to Room 136 Alison Hall by Thursday, April 16.

For additional information, contact Pam Haverland, Facilities Management, at pamh@udel.edu

Lunch and look at fashion trends

The University Staff Association will hold a luncheon program featuring Jo Kallal, apparel design, from 12:10-12:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Room 209 Trabant University Center.

Kallal received her bachelor's degree in home economics with honors, majoring in textiles and clothing, from the University of Illinois and her master's degree in the same major from Southern Illinois University. She has received numerous honors and awards and has published widely in her field.

Participants may bring lunch or purchase it in the Food Court. There will not be a charge for the program, but reservations are requested. Call Ann Raymond at 831-6315.

Program set on women and jobs

"Women and the Job Search: Secrets of Success" is the focus of a program from 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in Multipurpose Room C of the Trabant University Center.

Participants will learn how to recognize and resolve situations that are unique to women in the job search. They also will learn about preparing job search strategies, handling discriminatory questions in interviews and interviewers' differing perception of male and female candidates.

The program is sponsored by the Career Services Center and the Office of Women's Affairs. For information, call 831-8063 of 831-2392.

X.J. Kennedy in Kirkbride Hall

Poet X. J. Kennedy will read from his works in a free, public program at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 25, in Room 006 Kirkbride Lecture Hall.

Kennedy is the author of 14 books of poetry including Missing Link, Emily Dickinson in Southern California and Jimmy Harlow. He also has published 10 books of poetry for children, books of criticism and guides for readers such as An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama and The Bedford Guide for College Writers.

He is the recipient of various awards, including a Bread Loaf Writers Conference fellowship, the Lamont Poetry Selection Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Los Angeles Times Award.

Kennedy's appearance is part of a series of poetry readings sponsored by the Department of English. For more information, call 831-1974.

Poet, painter to lecture April 22

Poet, painter, potter and philosopher M.C. (Mary Caroline) Richards will present a free, public reading and book signing from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Room 206, Kirkbride Lecture Hall.

Her work is considered important because of its pioneering message and its ongoing strong influence. As a faculty member at the famed Black Mountain College, known for its radical vision and role in creating America's avant-garde, Richards discovered "possibilities for education and community and artistic development and human creativity."

The letters of M.C. Richards and playwright James Leo Herlihy, author of Midnight Cowboy, were recently acquired by the Special Collections division of the University of Delaware Library.

During her UD appearance, Richards will read from her most recent work, Imagine Inventing Yellow, and discuss her years at Black Mountain.

For more information, call the Department of Art at 831-2242.

Program to focus on country house

The author of the definitive history of the famed castle at Leeds in northern England, D.A.H. Cleggett, will present a slide show and lecture, entitled "The Presentation of the English Country House," at 4:30 p.m., on Monday, April 27, in Room 202 of Old College. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Cleggett is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London, serves as historical adviser and archivist to the trustees of Leeds Castle and is a member of the council of the Kent Archaeological Society and the Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

The slide/lecture is sponsored by the UD Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program. Call 831-6075.

Honors to hold two contests

The Honors Program is sponsoring two contests for undergraduates, one literary and the other for photographs. The deadline for submission in both categories is Friday, April 24.

Both poetry and prose are able to be submitted in the literary contest. Either color or black-and-white pictures are eligible in the amateur photography student contest.

Prizes-gift certificates to the University Bookstore-will be awarded at a reception at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, in the Honors Center, 180 South College Ave.

For details on each contest, call the Honors Center at 831-2734.

UD Earth Week celebration set

The public is invited to an Earth Fair and an environment-friendly movie series, as part of the activities planned for Earth Week, April 18-24, on the campus. Scheduled in conjunction with Earth Day, April 22, all events are free.

The Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) is sponsoring the events starting with the Earth Fair from noon-4 p.m., Saturday, April 18, on the field behind the Student Health Services building. The fair will include information booths with environmental themes, a kids' fair with games and prizes, a yoga demonstration, a reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, a talk by a zoologist, food and fun.

On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m., Mary Arden Collins, the Deltones and the Y-Chromes will perform. Call 831-4253 for location.

The environmental movie series continues with The Medicine Man, starring Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in the theatre of the Trabant University Center. The film is about a man who discovers a cure for cancer in a part of the Amazon rainforest that is in danger of being destroyed.

Additional student activities such as a campus clean-up, educational presentations and a Hunger Dinner also are planned.

For information, call 831-4253

Scatologists will perform April 18

Phi Mu Alpha, a music fraternity at UD, will present Daze Alone, The Scatologists, in concert on Saturday, April 18. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Bacchus Theatre of the Perkins Student Center.

Admission is $4 at the door, and proceeds will benefit the Newark Arts Alliance. Phi Mu Alpha is dedicated to the advancement of music in America. For information, call 738-2164. 

The University's Professional Theatre Training Program will presents Richard Brinsley Sheridan's outrageous play, The School for Scandal, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23. Other performances- beginning at the same time-will be held on Friday, April 24, Tuesday, May 5, Wednesday, May 6, and Saturday, May 9. There also are two matinee performances at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, April 26, and Saturday, May 2.

Thought by many to be the greatest English comedy, The School for Scandal includes an assembly of scandal-mongers led by Lady Sneerwell and Benjamin Backbite. Together, these characters circulate rumors that create a web of gossip and intrigue.

All performances are held in Hartshorn Hall. Tickets for Friday and Saturday evening shows are $15 for the general public, $13 for UD faculty, staff and senior citizens and $8 for students. For the weeknight performances, tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for faculty, staff and senior citizens and $6 for students. The matinee and Sunday evening performances are $12 for the general public, $10 for faculty, staff and senior citizens and $5 for students.

For more information, contact the Hartshorn box office at 831-2204.