Vol. 18, No. 21Feb. 25, 1999

Prof. to discuss Mackey's poem

Brent Edwards, Rutgers University, will speak at 4 p.m., Monday, March 8, in Room 102 Gore Hall. His free, public program is entitled "Notes on Poetics Regarding Nathaniel Mackey's 'Song of the Andoumboulou.'"

The talk will focus on Mackey, an important African-American poet, and compare his works with other American poets, such as William Carlos Williams. The event is sponsored by the Department of English. For more information, call 831-1974.

MALS to mark 10th anniversary

The MALS Program will mark its 10th anniversary with a special lecture by Kevin Kerrane, English, who will discuss "Two Journalists in Spain: George Orwell & Martha Gellhorn." The program will be presented at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in Room 101 Recitation Hall. After the lecture, at approximately 5:30 p.m., there will be a showing of the University Gallery's latest exhibit "Shouts from the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Home from the Spanish Civil War by American Volunteers." A reception will follow.

For information, call Karen Murphy at 831-6075.

Author to speak on March 10

Omar Tyree of New Castle, an author, publisher, lecturer and performance poet, will present a free, public talk at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in Multipurpose Room C of the Trabant University Center.

Acclaimed author of FLYY-GIRL and Do Right Man, Tyree completed his undergraduate studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C., with honors in print journalism. He published his first novel, Colored, On White Campus, in October 1992, with financial help from friends and family. The book sold well enough to finance his second effort, FLYY-GIRL, published in April 1993. His third book, Capital City: The Chronicles of a D.C. Underworld, was released in April 1994. In January 1995, he republished Colored, On White Campus as BattleZone: The Struggle to Survive the American Institution with a new cover design.

Tyree's Newark appearance is sponsored by the Center for Black Culture as part of its African Consciousness celebration, "Reclaiming Our Past, Preparing for Our Future." For more information, call 831-2991.

Mayor James Sills to present talk

"African Americans & Delaware," an open discussion hosted by Wilmington Mayor James H. Sills Jr., will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in the lounge of Russell Hall D/E. Freshman honors students and other members of the campus community are invited to attend the free, public program being held in conjunction with Black History Month. The event is cosponsored by the Office of Residence Life, the University Honors Program, the Center for Black Culture and the Office of the Dean of Students.

For more information, call 837-3466.

Lecture series to end tomorrow

The University's Land and Sea Lecture Series concludes Friday, Feb. 26, with the talk "Disappearing Delmarva: The Effects of Progress on the Peninsula" by Ed Okonowicz, local storyteller and author.

The free, public lecture will take place at 10 a.m. in Lewes and again at 2 p.m. in Seaford. The talk in Lewes will be held at the Virden Center. The Seaford talk will be held in the auditorium of the Methodist Manor House.

An editor in the UD Office of Public Relations, Okonowicz will focus on significant changes to the region's culture, occupations and lifestyle and will include segments on Delmarva history, folklore and humor, as well as comments about its future.

The Land and Sea Lecture Series is sponsored by the UD Office of Alumni and University Relations. For more information, call (302) 735-8200 or (302) 855-1620.

Slave artifacts are focus of talk

Wunyabari Maloba, history, will present the first of three talks scheduled this spring at the Center for Black Culture that highlight an exhibit of slave artifacts on display at the center from March 3 through April 8.

The exhibit, "The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie: A Slave Ship Remembered," includes posters and replicated artifacts from the only identified and excavated merchant slave ship to have sunk in the course of trade in the New World.

Maloba's talk, "A Slave Ship Remembered: African Society and Culture in the Americas," will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, at the center.

For more information, call 831-2991.

'Body Fever' is topic of program

"Body Fever: How Did it Start and Where Do We Go from Here?" will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center. The event is cosponsored by the Panhellenic Council and Eating Disorders Coordinating Council, which is highlighting the epidemic obsession with food, weight and appearance that affects many college students today.

The speakers include Terry Hall, of the Renfrew Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, and two UD students, Pamela Clarke and Vicki Gremmo, who will share their personal struggles and successes with "Body Fever."

Female students, in particular, are bombarded with idealized images of what "perfect" women look like, images that are unattainable and often unhealthy to pursue. Nonetheless, many college women pursue the ideal, regardless of the cost to themselves, and are left feeling frustrated and inadequate. This sense of not measuring up often takes a toll on the self-esteem of college students and can lead to body hate and at its extreme, eating disorders.

Information will be available at resource and information tables.

'Student Centers schedule bus trips

Reservations are now being accepted for bus trips that will be offered during the spring semester by the Student Centers. Interested persons can sign up in Room 217 of the Trabant University Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily, until noon of the day before each trip. All trips require a UD ID. Guests are permitted. Costs include roundtrip bus fare.

On Saturday, March 6, a trip is planned to New York City. Cost is $20 for full-time undergraduates and $25 for faculty, staff and others.

Washington, D.C., is the destination of a trip planned for Saturday, March 20, with a special focus on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Cost is $15 for full-time undergraduates and $20 for faculty, staff and others.

On Saturday, April 24, a trip is planned to White Marsh Mall and Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Cost is $15 for full-time undergraduates and $20 for faculty, staff and others.

A second trip to New York City is scheduled on Saturday, May 8. Cost is $20 for full-time undergraduates and $25 for faculty, staff and others.

For information, call 831-1296.

'Language classes begin March 1

The 1999 spring Faculty/Staff Language Program, offered by the Office of International Programs and Special Sessions, will begin classes March 1 and will run through the week of May 21.

The program is open to UD faculty, professionals, full-time staff and their spouses. Enrollment is limited to 20 persons, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Classes, which are held from 5:15 -7:30 p.m., include:

Register via the web at <www.udel.edu/IntlProg/flp/couses.htm> or send e-mail to <Ruth.Tauber@mvs.udel.edu>. Include your name, department, telephone number, e-mail address and the course you would like to take.