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January 28, 2005

Iowa State Singers

Iowa State Singers


The Iowa State Singers will present a "bon voyage" concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, in Tye Hall, Music Building. The group will perform some of what it plans to sing next week in Los Angeles at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association. Conductor James Rodde called the group's selection to perform at the convention "the pinnacle of achievement for an American choir." Ensembles were selected through a blind tape audition process by leading conductors. The group's schedule includes three solo performances Feb. 2-3 at convention sites and an appearance Feb. 1 at an ISU alumni reception in Los Angeles.

There is no admission charge for the "bon voyage" performance. Photo by Dave Gieseke.

Gardens offer afternoon escape in February

On Sundays in February, Reiman Gardens will feature "tropical" afternoons (1-3 p.m.). Escape the cold, don a lei, sip a tropical fruit drink and enjoy amateur musicians from central Iowa (performance dates and times are listed below). Tropical Sunday events are free for members and ISU students; regular admission is charged for others.

February 6

  • 1-2 p.m., Cecil's Harp
  • 2-3 p.m., Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
  • 3-3:20 p.m., Soul Purpose

February 13

  • 1-1:50 p.m., Tom Russell and Pam Schwab, "88 Strings"
  • 2-2:20 p.m., Harpist Laurel Tuggle
  • 2:30-2:50 p.m., Ames High Polka Band
  • 3-3:20 p.m., Harpist Laurel Tuggle

February 20

  • 1-1:20 p.m., Mirage Dance Troupe
  • 1:30-1:50 p.m., Ames Children's Choir Prep Choir
  • 2-2:20 p.m., Ames Children's Choir Chorale
  • 2:30-2:50 p.m., Aloha Wind Polynesian Dance Troupe

February 27

  • 1-1:20 p.m., Iowa State Groove Drum Line
  • 1:30-2:20 p.m., Flutes and More
  • 2:30-2:50 p.m., Ames Youth Flute Choir

Crazy For You

Gershwin classics

Winner of three Tony Awards (including Best Musical), Crazy For You comes to Stephens for one performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6. The show is an adaptation of the 1930 George and Ira Gershwin hit Girl Crazy, and features memorable songs such as "I've Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "Bidin' My Time" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Thirteen Gershwin songs from other shows are included. Tickets are $38.50 and $42.50. Sylvia Munsen, ISU music and curriculum and instruction, will present a free preview of the performance from 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the Celebrity Cafe, ground floor on the north side of Stephens. Submitted photo.

Seminars look at science, society

ISU's Institute of Science and Society is hosting a seminar series this spring. Remaining seminars include:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, "Stakeholder Participation in Environmental Cleanups: The Rocky Flats Case," Robert Mazur, sociology; Martin Edelson, Krell Institute (formerly with Ames Lab); and Laura Sweeney, graduate student.
  • Tuesday, March 29, "Risks and Benefits of Pharmaceutical Crops in Iowa," Dermot Hayes, economics.
  • Thursday, April 14, "Analyzing GM Food Risk Arguments Through an Online, Multimedia Case Study," David Russell, English, and Kristen Hessler, bioethics program.
  • Date TBA, "Media Violence and Youth: Research and Public Policy," Craig Anderson, psychology.

Each seminar begins at noon in 302 Catt. Lunch is provided upon request; call 4-8656 by 10 a.m. seminar day to order.

Faculty affiliated with the Institute for Science and Society study things such as how attitudes and ethics about science are formed, how understanding of previous discoveries affects views about the future and what's best for society, and the rate at which technologies are accepted and adopted.

Clip from Triplets of Belleville

Join in the caper

The Triplets of Belleville (2003) is the Feb. 3 selection in the Stud Union Board spring film series at the Memorial Union. This French animated film features music and not a lot of dialogue. When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her pooch team up with the Belleville sisters -- an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire -- to rescue him. Film time is 8 p.m. in the MU Maintenance Shop.

S.U.B. films are free this spring -- and the popcorn still is free, too.