Vol. 17, No. 29April 30, 1998

Delaware Brass to premier work

The Delaware Brass-Alan Hamant and James Hala, trumpets; Cynthia Carr, horn; Jay Hildebrandt, trombone; and Alan Start, tuba-will perform a free, public concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, in Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building.

The program will feature several new compositions for brass quintet by Donald Byrd, jazz trumpeter in residence at Delaware State University, including Kron, Kron, Kron, which will be premiered at the concert.

Concert May 3 in Loudis hall

The Department of Music will present a free, public recital at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 3, in Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building, featuring the Del Arte Woodwind Quintet-Eileen Grycky, flute; Lloyd Shorter, oboe; Charles Salinger, clarinet; Jon Gaarder, bassoon; and Cynthia Carr, horn.

The program will feature the Delaware premiere of Quintet by Theodor Blumer, a piece for woodwind quintet reminiscent of the style of Richard Strauss.

For information, call 831-2577.

Career program on proper attire

As part of Spring Career Week, a free workshop, "Making Up for Success: Presenting a Professional Image," will be presented for students at 4 today, in the Trabant University Center.

This program will be followed by a fashion show, beginning at 5 p.m.

Both programs are sponsored by the Career Services Center, in an effort to help seniors and other students in their job search. The office will continue to offer job search workshops throughout the summer, but the Spring Career Week is a intensive effort to reach senior students who may not have started their job search or who are encountering difficulty and need additional information and/or employer contacts.

Talk on moon by Apollo engineer

A special program entitled, "Mission to the Moon: The History and Technology of Project Apollo," will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 15, in Room 106 of the Composites Manufacturing Science Laboratory. Featured will be Thomas J. Kelly, retired president of the Grumman Corp.'s Space Station Integration Division. The event will begin with refreshments in the composites center lobby at 10 a.m.

Recently brought to life for a new generation by the movie Apollo 13 and the HBO series, From the Earth to the Moon, America's quest for manned exploration of the moon was the engineering achievement of the 20th century and one of its greatest adventures.

Kelly, who led the design, building and testing of the lunar module at Grumman and supported NASA's space flight to the moon, will share his unique perspective on this historic program as the father of the lunar module.

For information, call Diane Kukich at 831-1721.

International ed. focus of meeting

A one-day conference on international education and teaching of foreign languages in Delaware schools will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, in the Trabant University Center.

The theme of the conference is "International Education: A Key to Delaware's Success in the Global Economy." Gov. Thomas R. Carper will open the conference, which will be presided over by Iris T. Metts, state secretary of education.

Presentations will be made by a number of educators from such institutions as Carnegie Mellon and Columbia universities and UD.

A panel of nine leading representatives of business, government, academia, the press, parents and students will discuss how to improve foreign language teaching.

Cost of the conference, including lunch, is $15. Preregistration is necessary and the deadline is May 8.

For information, call Renate Boer, International Council of Delaware, at 577-2762.

'Cantata 196' to be played tonight

The Collegium Musicum, directed by Russell Murray, and Brandywine Baroque, Delaware's premiere early music ensemble, will present a concert at 8 tonight in the Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building.

The joint concert, sponsored by the Department of Music, will feature Bach's Canata 196, Der Herr denket an uns, and music by Schutz.

Admission is $5, and tickets will be available at the door.

Disability help is conference topic

"Untapped Resources," a conference about the employability of persons with disabilities, will be held on Thursday, May 14, at the Dover Sheraton. The conference will focus on how businesses and organizations can recruit, hire and maximize the performance of those with disabilities.

The event will feature significant speakers from government and industry, including Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner and Craig Schroeder, senior executive vice president of MBNA.

Human service managers and supervisors, professionals in the disability field and persons with disabilities are invited to attend. Cost is $20, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and program materials.

For more information, call 836-1952.

Resolving conflict program May 11

A conflict resolution program, "Great Saves: Keeping People at the Table When They Want to Walk Away," will be offered from 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 11, in Room 219 of the Trabant University Center.

The session, sponsored by the Institute for Public Administration, will offer tips and tools for handing difficult situations in problem-solving sessions and will be facilitated by the institute's program director, Marina Piscolish. She will discuss what to do when people don't want to participate in the problem-solving process and begin to walk away in the middle of a heated session.

Registration is recommended, although walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to register, call 831-8128.

Poetry reading of Nelson works

The Department of English will sponsor a poetry reading by Marilyn Waniek Nelson, professor of English at the University of Connecticut, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 14, in Room 006 Kirkbride Hall.

Nelson has written six books, including three collections of poems: For the Body (1979), Mama's Promises (1985) and The Homeplace (1990). She also has been a visiting professor at Nissum Seminarian in Denmark, a Yaddo poetry resident and a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow.

"Marilyn Waniek Nelson knows that our family history means we're all strange and all related. This is our life, a reader in the happy thrall of these fine poems understands," William Matthews wrote.

The reading, partially funded by the Delaware Humanities Forum, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of English at 831-1974.

E-52 group to stage 'Henry V'

E-52 Student Theatre will present Shakespeare's Henry V in May. Performances begin at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, and on Thursday-Saturday, May 14-16.

All performances will be held in the Bacchus Theatre of the Perkins Student Center. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for the general public and $4 for UD faculty and students.

For more information, call 837-3013.

Book signing set in Perkins today

Ed Okonowicz, public relations, will sign copies of his latest two books-Crying in the Kitchen, a volume of regional folklore, and FIRED!, A DelMarVa Murder Mystery-from noon-1 p.m., today, in the University Bookstore in the Perkins Student Center.

Tonight from 7-8, he will present a storytelling program and discuss his books at Rainbow Books on Main Street in Newark.