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Sept. 16, 2007
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News & Updates

Eastman to Build New Recital Hall
The Eastman School announced plans to build a new recital hall that will adjoin Eastman Theatre. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2008.   Read more...

Fall Meal Plan Changes
The fall semester meal plan change period ends Sept. 22. There is a $25 fee to reduce a meal plan. Forms are available at the Customer Service Center in Susan B. Anthony Hall or online. Eastman students can get a change form online or from one of the managers at the Eastman Dining Center. If you have questions, call 275-3975 or e-mail  

Study Abroad Deadline Is Monday
Are you interested in the possibility of studying overseas for spring 2008? Students must submit the Study Abroad Proposal form by Monday, Sept. 17, in order to study abroad during the spring 2008 semester.    Read more...

Remember to Vote
Senate, Class Council, and Hall Council elections are being held Monday, Sept. 17, through Wednesday, Sept. 19.    Read more...

Constitution Day Speaker
Judge Richard Wesley of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will speak Monday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall (BME/Optics Building). A question-and-answer session and a reception follow.  

New UHS Location at Medical Center
The University Health Service Medical Center office has moved to Room 1-2315 in the Medical Center. A map showing UHS office locations and hours is available online.   

Album Release Concert
On Sept. 22, Eastman's unique classical-pop fusion band NeoCollage will release its sophomore album City Nights. The band is holding a free concert Saturday to celebrate the release at Java's Cafe in downtown Rochester from 9-11 p.m.   Read more...

5K Run/Walk for Women's Progress
The 2007 Susan B. Anthony Legacy Race will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. Register online, at Fleet Feet Sports, or on Race Day outside Hutchison beginning at 9:45 a.m. Prizes include $150 to the fastest woman and man, and prizes for age group winners. Student registration is $12.    Read more...

Meliora Restaurant Night
The first Meliora Restaurant Night of the year takes place Thursday, Sept. 20, in The Meliora from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Menu to include choices of tomato bisque, Caprese salad, chicken French, vegetable lasagna, Delmonico steak, grilled salmon with pesto crust. For dessert: pumpkin cheesecake or chocolate confusion cake.   

Help Pick a New Mascot
Students can offer feedback on a new University mascot during a town hall meeting on Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Gowen Room.   

Apply Now for Gilman Scholarship
Applications for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program are due Oct. 9. The program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.    Read more...

Kickball with SALSA
Join SALSA (Spanish and Latino Students Association) for some kickball today from 4-6:30 p.m. in Spurrier Gym.    Read more...

Volunteers Needed
The Finger Lakes FIRST Lego League Planning Committee, a subcommittee at the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, is looking for volunteers to help build Lego field set-up kits for this year's FIRST Lego Competition. Contact Fabian Taylor at   

Event Highlights
Monday, Sept. 17:

Take Five Scholars Program: Lattimore Hall 312. 4 p.m.

Eastman Faculty Artist Series: Tenor Robert Swensen. Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18:

Study Abroad Info. Session: Stackel Room, Wilson Commons. 2 p.m.

KEY Program: Lattimore Hall 311. 3:30 p.m.

Humanities Project Film Screening: De ida y vuelta (2000). Meliora Hall 203. 6:30 p.m.

Eastman Faculty Artist Series: Jazz. Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 19:

Boren/National Security Education Program: Lattimore Hall 206. 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Eastman Faculty Artist Series: Douglas Prosser on trumpet. Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20:

Humanities Project Film Screening: Journeys with George (2002). Morey Hall 321. 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21:

MAG Highlights Tour: Memorial Art Gallery. 2 p.m.

Cinema Group Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Hoyt Hall. 7, 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22:

Cinema Group Film: Black Book. Hoyt Hall. 6:30, 9:15, midnight.

Sunday, Sept. 23:

Eastman Faculty Artist Series: Composers Robert Morris and Ciro Scotto. Kilbourn Hall. 3 p.m.


Thursday, Sept. 20: Volleyball vs. Medaille. Palestra. 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22: Football vs. Union College. Fauver Stadium. Noon

Sunday, Sept. 23: Men's Soccer vs. Salisbury. Fauver Stadium. 1 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Time (August 30)
"Sleet Storm in Space"
"If the Rochester astronomers are right, the idea that comets are pristine remnants of the material from which our solar system originally formed isn't going to hold up."    Read more...


Partly Sunny, High 66

This week's forecast.

Did You Know?

All students get free admission to the Memorial Art Gallery with University ID.