Wednesday: Global ed, black history, music & chaos
Wednesday's are usually busy at UW-Parkside and Feb. 8 is no exception. From learning study abroad options and celebrating African-American authors to a new venue for midweek music and a look at chaos theory, this Wednesday has a lot to offer.
Study Abroad Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Upper Main Place/Wyllie Hall
There's a whole world students can learn in and from and the place to start is UW-Parkside's Study Abroad Fair. The Fair informs students of opportunities available through UW-Parkside and through third party providers. If you have global ambitions, this is the place to start!
Black History Month Read-In, Noon-1 p.m., Library Overlook Lounge
Our celebration of Black History Month continues with a showcase of African-American authors. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate by reading an excerpt of a book, article, or poem from their favorite African-American authors. The event starts with a performance by singer, dancer, and spoken-word artist Nico Moore. Light refreshments are provided. The Overlook Lounge is on the second floor of the Library.
Noon Concert: Jim Snidero, Noon-1 p.m., Bedford Hall
Noon Concerts are back in a new venue: the acoustically perfect Frances Bedford Concert Hall of The Rita. The concert features jazz saxophonist Jim Snidero with accompaniment by Mark Davis, piano; bassist Jeff Hamann, and Dave Bayleson drums. Downbeat Magazine describes Snidero as an "alto sax virtuoso" and a "master musician [with a] vibrant sound and vigorous harmonic and melodic approach." Later in the day, Snidero presents a Masterclass on developing improvisation skills and learning jazz style and interpretation. That's in Bedford Hall at 4 p.m. If you plan to attend the Masterclass, contact Jazz Professor Russ Johnson at email@example.com by email.
Science Night: "Ins and Outs of Chaos Theory," 7 p.m., Greenquist 103Science Night also returns Wednesday with an exploration of the "chaos theory." Titled "Ins and Outs of Chaos Theory," the program is hosted byMath Professor Clark Alexander. "Come explore one of the most popular branches of science with me as I talk about what it means to be 'chaotic.' I will give examples from popular culture, from science, mathematics, and try to answer a few questions along the way," Dr. Alexander said. Refreshments will be served.