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February 11, 2005

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Iowa State musical groups will perform during the two-day ISU Honor Choir Festival. The Monday concert showcases some of the finest musical talent in the region, with more than 100 Iowa high school students selected through auditions. Both concerts will be in Tye Hall, Music Building and are free.

  • Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness and The Creative Imagination

Memorial Union, Feb. 20-22

Sunday, Feb. 20, Sun Room

  • 8 p.m., "On Remnants of the First Earth: The Meskwaki Landscape in Words, Song and Dance," Ray and Stella Young Bear, and the Black Eagle Child Dance Troupe, Tama.

Monday, Feb. 21, Oak Room

  • 9 a.m., Panel, "The Practice of the Wild: Imagining Wild(er)ness," Roger Gipple, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation; Jack Dekker, ISU animal science; Mark Edwards, Little Green Frogs Foundation; Debra Marquart, ISU English (moderator).
  • 10:45 a.m., Panel, "Dwellings: Wildness in the House," Jim Pease, ISU natural resource ecology and management; Sara Gregg, ISU history; Fred Kirschenmann, ISU Leopold Center; Sheryl St. Germain, ISU English (moderator).
  • 1:30 p.m., Readings, Mary Swander, Stephen Pett and Robert Tremmel, ISU English.
  • 3:30 p.m., Panel, "The Artist as Outlaw," John Monroe and Paul Griffiths, ISU history; Teresa Paschke, ISU art and design; David Zimmerman, ISU English (moderator).
  • 8 p.m., Lecture, Linda Hogan, author, reception and book signing follows.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, Sun Room

  • 9 a.m., Panel, "Wildness and the Literary Imagination," Linda Hogan, poet, essayist and novelist; Gary Snyder, poet and essayist; Sheryl St. Germain (moderator).
  • 10:45 a.m., Panel, "Naming the Nameless: Blaming the Blameless: Divining the American Wild," Julia Badenhope and James Pritchard, ISU landscape architecture; Stephen Pett (moderator).
  • 1:30 p.m., Readings, "Wild Iowa Essay Award Winners," Sheryl St. Germain, Debra Marquart and David Zimmerman.
  • 3:30 p.m., Panel, "Spiritual Connections to the Land," Nikki Bado-Fralick, ISU philosophy and religious studies; Charles Carpenter, Zen monk; Mary Ellen Moore, author; Mary Swander (moderator).
  • 8 p.m., Lecture, Gary Snyder, author, reception and book signing follows.

From the "Collaboration and the Creative Process: Sculpture Books" exhibit at the Brunnier. Contributed photo.