It’s that time of year again when parents and alumni flock to UVM for homecoming and family weekend. Whether they are parents visiting their home sick children or wandering alumni coming back to relive their college days, it will certainly be a time to enjoy the beautiful campus and experience everything UVM has to offer. On October 1-3, there will be a wide array of events taking place that will certainly have something for everyone. The full calendar of activities planned ranges from lectures, concerts, dramatic performances, to athletic events, and many other social and recreational opportunities. A selected number of classes will also be open to visitors on Thursday and Friday, for those interested in a student’s eye view of academic life here at the university. The Billings Student Center will be made into a headquarters for all information and registration pertaining to the upcoming events. Visitors should make this their first stop as tickets for most events can be purchased at this venue. Athletic tickets can be obtained at the Patrick Gymnasium Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some of the more notable eventws taking place this weekend include:
Fleming MuseumOpening ReceptionSaturday, October 2 at 6 p.m.President Daniel Mark Fogel and Rachel Kahn-Fogel will host the opening reception for the Fleming’s latest exhibition, “An Eye Toward Nature: A Suite of Four Exhibitions.”Ê At 6 p.m., historian and naturalist Kevin Dann will present “Figure and Ground: Seeing Nature Whole,” followed by remarks by President Fogel at 7 p.m. A reception with music and a cash bar will follow. www.uvm.edu/~fleming/exhibitions/
2004 Aiken Lecture Wednesday, September 295:30pm in Ira Allen ChapelThe 2004 George D. Aiken Lecture features Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International.www.learn.uvm.edu/aiken/
Lane SeriesShanghai String QuartetFriday, October 1, 2004 at 7:30pmUVM Recital Hall – Tickets areÊ$25Originally formed in Shanghai in 1983, this versatile ensemble is known for their passionate musicality, astounding technique, and multicultural innovations. They have performed with Yo Yo Ma, Eugenia Zuckerman, and Sharon Isbin, and have recorded an extensive collection of quartets on Delos. The group has served as Ensemble-in-Residence at Tanglewood and Ravinia and has appeared frequently on Lincoln Centers Mostly Mozart Festival and on its Great Performers Series. They return to the Lane Series with Jiang: Three Selections from China Song; Janacek: Quartet # 1 Kreutzer; Beethoven: C minor quartet, Opus 131. www.uvm.edu/~dceweb/lane
Second City Comedy Group – sponsored by Student LifeFriday, October 19:30pm Patrick Gym -Tickets are $10The Second City’s National Touring Company is where almost all the actors from Saturday Night Live got their start. Check out the second city web site to learn more about this talented and entertaining group. www.secondcity.com
Open ClassroomsExperience the best UVM has to offer. Sample academic life at UVM by attending selected classes. Class listings will be available at Registration Headquarters in Billings.