UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond) - Week of May 17, 2007

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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.

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.

Laura Benadiba lectures on Argentina and oral history

May 21-24
Locations vary as noted

Guest speaker Laura Benadiba, an Argentinean expert on using oral history as an educational tool, will lead three discussions at UW Tacoma the week of May 21. A high-school teacher and fellow in the Oral History Program at the University of Buenos Aires, Benadiba helps teachers and community leaders how to use oral history techniques to create civic awareness, build community and reach students. She is the co-author of two books, Interviewers and Life Stories: An Introduction to Oral History and Construction of a School's Historical Archive: A Tool for Teaching Social Sciences.

  • How We Remember in Argentina, Monday, May 21 at 9 a.m., Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building, Room 220. A discussion of oral history techniques in Argentina.
  • Using Oral Sources to Teach Social Science and History, Tuesday, May 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Carwein Auditorium: A workshop for teachers and professionals interested in learning how to gather and use oral history.
  • How We Remember: Memory and Oral History in a Global Context, Thursday, May 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Washington State History Museum Auditorium. A panel discussion featuring Benadiba and UW Tacoma Associate Professor Rachel May and Professor Michael Honey.

Lecture and slideshow by dancer Patricia Bullitt

May 21 at 12:50 p.m.
Walsh Gardner Building, Room 308

Dancer Patricia Bullitt will present a lecture and slideshow on her community-based eco-art project, "Creek Dancer: Landscape, Memory, Imagination through Dance." Bullitt, an interdisciplinary artist, storyteller and dancer from Berkeley, Calif., will discuss her work choreographing dances performed in the creeks of Berkeley and its impact on the restoration of Strawberry Creek. Bullitt's work has been honored with a number of national awards, including a choreography fellowship from the National Endowment from the Arts. She is the project director for Honoring Lake Merritt's Birds, which celebrates America's oldest bird refuge through dance, art exhibitions and children's programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her performance is arranged by Assistant Professor Beverly Naidus.

Poet Magdalena Gomez to perform

May 23 at 2 p.m.
Walsh Gardner Building, Room 308

Award-winning Puerto Rican performance poet and playwright Magdalena Gomez will give a performance at UW Tacoma Wednesday, May 23. Gomez is a well-known poet, writer and arts educator who has worked with youth, community workers and other educators for 30 years on addressing social justice issues through the arts. She is currently on the faculty of SmART Schools, based in the Education Development Center in Newton, Mass., and is a guest artist with the Arts Literacy Project at Brown University. Her performance is arranged by Assistant Professor Beverly Naidus.

Concordia Lutheran School musicians at UW Tacoma

May 29 from 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Commerce Plaza, outside the Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building

Marimba Music, a 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade band from Tacoma's Concordia Lutheran School, will perform music originating from Africa, Australia, Central America and the United States at an outdoor concert at UW Tacoma Tuesday, May 29. Presented by the UW Tacoma Student Activities Board.

"Inner Limits" exhibit at UW Tacoma gallery

Through June 30
UW Tacoma Gallery, 1742 Pacific Ave.

"Inner Limits," a video and sculpture exhibit by New York artist Betsy Alwin, will be on display at the UW Tacoma gallery in May and June. An installation that playfully expresses concepts of distance, time and geography, "Inner Limits" incorporates video footage of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and a five-foot kaleidoscope exploring changing landscapes of the earth. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, or by appointment. For more information, contact Jamie Kelley at kellej2@u.washington.edu.

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.

May 17, 2007