Tickets on sale for Park's Xerox Global Business Lecture Series featuring Fareed Zakaria
Park University faculty, staff and students can now purchase tickets to attend Park University's Xerox Global Business Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 31, featuring Fareed Zakaria. The event will take place at Kansas City's Folly Theater, starting at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the lecture are $5 for Park faculty, staff and students, and $10 for the general public, and they can be purchased one of three ways:
1) In person at the Folly Theater box office, located at 1020 Central (Central Firehouse/Central Exchange Building), Suite 200, in Kansas City, Mo., 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Park faculty, staff and students must show their Park ID to get the discounted ticket price. There are no fees/service charges added by purchasing in person.
2) By calling the Folly Theater box office at (816) 474-4444, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Park faculty, staff and students must use the passcode that was provided via e-mail to get the discounted ticket price. A processing fee/service charge applies to all phone orders — $3 for up to four tickets purchased and 50 cents for each additional ticket purchased.
3) By visiting the Folly Theater's Ticketmaster page. Park faculty, staff and students should note that the discounted tickets are NOT available using this option. In addition, the Ticketmaster processing fee/service charge is $5.25 per ticket and there are additional fees for most delivery methods.
Zakaria is host of the CNN international affairs program "Fareed Zakaria GPS" and editor of Newsweek International. For more information on Zakaria, visit www.fareedzakaria.com.
Bergrud elected vice president of public administration organization
Erik Bergrud, director of the International Center for Civic Engagement and special assistant to the president for University projects on civic engagement at Park University, has been elected national vice president of the American Society for Public Administration. Bergrud will be formally installed in March and will ascend to the association's presidency in spring 2011. Read more at http://news.park.edu/pub/news_001110.shtml.
British poetry companion book garners award for Brackett
|Dr. Virginia Brackett|
Virginia Brackett, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and director of the Honors Program, recently learned that her book, The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry, 17th & 18th Centuries, received the Booklist/Research Book Bulletin's "Editor's Choice, Reference Sources, 2008" award. The book also earned a "star" highly recommended rating from the library journal Choice. The Choice review states that Brackett's "introduction outlines the volume's scope and goals, and specifically addresses an interest in touching on the ways in which poets used their work to make sense of the particular religious and social challenges of their times." Brackett was gratified by this reviewer comment, as the use of literature through the ages to help "make sense" of cultural and historical events is a key point she offers in the classroom.
Brackett's book serves as a reference for students and researchers, containing more than 400 entries featuring poets, poetry, themes, literary movements, critical analysis and terminology. She is currently working on a literary companion for Mary Shelley for Facts on File, a creative non-fiction book about her father and a novel.
Art, design faculty showcase work in Campanella Gallery
A new exhibit featuring work by Park University art and design faculty is now on display in the Campanella Gallery, located in the McAfee Memorial Library. This diverse exhibit includes interior design presentation boards, photographs and digitally-altered images, logo designs, Raku ceramics, handmade paper, watercolor/collage, encaustic/collage, assemblage and mixed-media on canvas. The work will be on display through Friday, Jan. 30.
The 12 faculty featured in the exhibit include: Jason Ayers, adjunct instructor of interior design; Donna Bachmann, professor of art, chair of the Department of Art and Design, and director of the Campanella Gallery; Kay Boehr, assistant professor of interior design; William Eickhorst, Ed.D., adjunct instructor of visual arts; Frank Hamilton, adjunct instructor of communication arts; Kathy Kaleko, adjunct instructor of interior design; Masoom Khawaja, assistant professor of graphic design; Evelyn Knowles, Ph.D., assistant professor of interior design; John Lofflin, associate professor and chair, communication arts; Andrea Rinkel, adjunct instructor of ceramics; John Sylvester, adjunct instructor of graphic design; and Jean Van Harlingen, adjunct instructor of art.
Many of the works on display are available for purchase. For more information, contact Bachmann at (816) 584-6457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park to host interfaith dialogue event on Feb. 4
Park University's International Center for Civic Engagement is sponsoring a Festival of Faiths interfaith dialogue discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The event will be held in the Woodard Conference Center, located in the Parkville Commercial Underground, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is free to attend.
This informal discussion will give attendees an opportunity to explore questions about other faiths, share your own faith experience or gain a new perspective on the influence of faith on national and world events. The small group format provides a structured, friendly environment for participants. For more information, visit www.festivaloffaithkc.org or contact Erik Bergrud, director of the ICCE and special assistant to the president for University projects on civic engagement, at email@example.com or (816) 584-6412.
Community service award nominations due soon
The Missouri Community Service Commission is accepting nominations of individuals for recognition of community service in several different categories, including service learning. Nomination forms are available at www.movolunteers.org and are due by Friday, Feb. 13.
Park In The News
National Public Radio aired an interview with Victoria Chang, the first poet in Park University's 2008-09 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, on Jan. 10. The Series was identified at the beginning and end of the broadcast. The interview can be heard at www.newletters.org/ontheair.asp.
Green tip of the week
Feeling the economic pinch or are you just the crafty type? For the cooking aficionado, homemade cookies, brownies and gingerbread houses are fun, sweet gifts to send your friends and family. Many are skipping the brand-name mixes and making their delectables from locally produced and sustainable sources. If you do the same, you'll save carbon emissions on the transit, support local vendors and get fresher ingredients. The result might even taste better. For more information and additional tips to lead a "green life," visit http://sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife.
• Park Art and Design Faculty Art Exhibit -- through 30, Campanella Gallery
• Music for Two Pianos and Piano Duets, featuring Stanislav Ioudenitch, Tatiana Ioudenitch, Marina Sultanova and Lolita Lisovskaya -- January 18, 3 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- January 19 (Parkville Daytime only; Spring I classes held)
• ICCE/Department of Social Sciences Panel Discussion "The Obama Inauguration: Historical Context, Political Imperatives" and Presidential Inauguration Telecast – January 20, 9:30 a.m., McCoy Meetin' House
• CETL New Faculty Mentoring Luncheon -- January 21, noon, McCoy Meetin' House
• TAKE Safety Awareness and Defense Training for Women and Girls -- January 22, 7 p.m., Breckon Sports Center (East Dome)
• CANCELLED: ICM Faculty Schubert Recital -- January 25, 3 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• Martino Tirimo Piano Master Classes -- January 26-29, 2 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• Grand Piano Festival Series with guest artist Martino Tirimo -- January 30, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• Print Types Art Exhibit, curated by William Eickhorst -- February 2-March 13, Campanella Gallery
• ICCE Festival of Faiths Interfaith Dialogue -- February 4, 6:30 p.m., Woodard Conference Center
• Poetry Out Loud High School Recitation Competition -- February 4, 6:30 p.m., McCoy Meetin' House
• Park Piano Trio Concert -- February 7, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• Spencer Cave Black History Month Lecture Series screening of "Traces of the Trade" documentary -- February 8, 7 p.m., McCoy Meetin' House
• Concerto Concert with International Center for Music student soloists and The Greater Kansas City Philharmonia -- February 15, 3 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• President's Day holiday -- February 16 (Parkville Daytime only; Spring I classes held)
• Nicholas Kitchen Violin Master Classes -- February 17-18, 2 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• CETL Colleague to Colleague Professional Enhancement Series -- February 18, noon, McCoy Meetin' House
• Nicholas Kitchen Violin Recital -- February 19, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• The Smell of the Kill performance -- February 20-21 & 26-28, 8 p.m., David Theatre
• Deep Dark Secrets Workshop -- February 21, 8:30 a.m., College for Distance Learning
• Spencer Cave Black History Month Lecture Series, featuring Thomas DeWolf -- February 23, 7 p.m., McCoy Meetin' House
• Dr. Jessie Bell Woodside Holt Women's History Month Lecture Series with Dr. Suzanne Sinke "Crossing Borders: Globalizing U.S. History Through Migration" -- March 2, 7 p.m., McCoy Meetin' House
• CETL 4th annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon -- March 4, 11 a.m., College for Distance Learning
• Ethnic Voices Poetry Series with Howard E. Schwartz -- March 5, 6:30 p.m., McCoy Meetin' House
• Quartet Accorda and Friends Concert, featuring Jeff Kail, bass, and Lolita Lisovskaya, piano -- March 6, 7:30 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
• Spring I ends -- March 7
• Spring Break begins -- March 8
• Spring Break ends -- March 15
Note: To view a comprehensive schedule for all events, including athletics, visit www.park.edu/calendar/parkville.html.