UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond) - Week of May 10, 2007

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Hollywood Nights: Student dance at UW Tacoma
May 11 at 7 p.m.
Longshoremen's Hall, 1710 Market St.

Local college students are invited to dress up as their favorite celebrity for UW Tacoma's "Hollywood Nights" dance Friday, May 11. Sponsored by the UW Tacoma Student Activities Board, the dance is free and open to college students with valid ID. The person with the best celebrity costume will win a prize. Refreshments, games and prizes will be provided. For information, contact the Student Activities Board at (253) 692-4684.

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Maori carver to speak about Pacific Island art and culture

May 15 at 12:45 p.m.
Tacoma Room (Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building, Room 320)

Master Maori carver Takirirangi Smith will display his work and speak about art and culture in the Pacific Islands Tuesday, May 15 at UW Tacoma. Smith, from New Zealand, is part of the visiting artist program at Evergreen State College. He has lectured internationally on indigenous knowledge and art and has been a teacher and mentor for other Maori carvers throughout New Zealand. Light snacks will be provided, and visitors are encouraged to bring lunch. This free event is presented by the Diversity Resource Center; call (253) 692-4776 for more information.

Reach high: Plan your future at UW Tacoma
May 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building first floor atrium

Discover how UW Tacoma can help you reach your potential at a campus open house Thursday, May 17. Meet with an academic advisor, learn about financial aid and scholarships and tour the UW Tacoma campus. Later, enjoy free admission at downtown Tacoma museums as part of the city's monthly Artwalk event. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions, Advising and Outreach at (253) 692-4742.

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Dr. Maya Goetz: "Children Watching War"

May 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Cherry Parkes Building, Room 105

Dr. Maya Goetz, an expert in children and television, will deliver a lecture on "Children Watching War: An International Study of how Children in Germany, Austria, Israel, and the United States Perceived the Beginning of the Iraq War" Thursday, May 17 at UW Tacoma. Goetz is head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation. The free event is presented by Associate Professor Divya McMillin, who has also done research with the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation. The lecture is open to the public, but reservations are required; RSVP by Tuesday, May 15, to McMillin at divya@u.washington.edu.

C. Rosalind Bell: New Orleans Monologues
May 17 at 7 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

Local playwright C. Rosalind Bell will present "New Orleans Monologues," her fictionalized account of Hurricane Katrina, at UW Tacoma May 17. The work examines the devastating hurricane and its aftermath through the eyes of several fictional characters. Bell, a Louisiana native, is a Tacoma playwright, author and teacher. The event is presented by the UW Tacoma Diversity Resource Center.

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Husky Day: Freshman preview event

May 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

Whether you're a newly admitted freshman or still deciding on your college of choice, get an insider's taste of UW Tacoma at Freshman Husky Day Saturday, May 19. Freshmen and their parents are invited to learn about getting a UW Tacoma degree and meet current students at this special event. Husky Day is open to anyone who is interested in attending UW Tacoma as a freshman in Autumn 2007, including students who have already applied or been accepted to UW Tacoma. Sessions will cover financial aid, curriculum, student life and more and will include panels of current UW Tacoma students, faculty and staff. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call (253) 692-4742.

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Prairie Ridge Healthy Community Fair

May 19 from noon to 4 p.m.
Prairie Ridge Recreation Hall, 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr., Bonney Lake

Learn to be healthy, active and safe at the first-ever Healthy Community Fair Saturday, May 19 at noon in Bonney Lake's Prairie Ridge community, which has historically lacked awareness of and access to health care. Organized jointly by a UW Tacoma nursing class and the Prairie Ridge Community Coalition, the free fair brings together a number of health, safety and community resources intended for residents of Prairie Ridge and the surrounding areas. The event will include interactive games for kids and teens and a free raffle. Health officials will offer tips on healthy living and provide screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, dental problems and more.

Want to check out the UW Tacoma campus? Take a tour.
Science Building, Room 105

Get the grand tour of the UW Tacoma campus. Tours are offered every Tuesday, and begin in the Science Building, Room 105. Learn more at www.tacoma.uw.edu/enrollmentservices/admissions/visit.

UW Tacoma This Week is a service of the University of Washington Tacoma's Public Relations & Communications office. For more information on these events or other UW Tacoma news, call (253) 692-4536.

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May 10, 2007