Best Bets: Events to Anticipate, Week of 5/2/16
Date published: April 29, 2016
Who’s ready for the semester to be over already? I’m more than ready. Just like I’m
more than ready for this weekend to officially begin. But before we get to next week’s
list of things to do, here’s a few events offered up this weekend. You don’t want
to miss out.
The event everyone has been talking about is finally upon us on Saturday: the Braniff
Salon. In honor of the memory of Louise Cowan, Ph.D. (Dec. 22, 1916 – Nov. 16, 2015),
the spring 2016 Braniff Salon will feature a panel of her students who studied in
the Braniff Graduate School under her and are now professors themselves. They will
lead a discussion of some of the lyric poetry she so loved.
Today and tomorrow also mark the 34th North Texas Heidegger Symposium. Calling all
philosophers! UD’s Professor Robert Wood, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Cynthia Nielsen,
Ph.D., will be speaking.
In the mood for some finer music than what’s currently playing in your iTunes? Come
and listen to the chamber, voice and piano students’ spring recital this Monday evening
at 7 p.m. in the upstairs Haggar dining room. The students will perform pieces they’ve
been working on all semester with their private tutors and professors. I’ve been told
the students are ready to suit up for a stellar performance to end the semester. A
reception will follow the performances.
Now, have you ever wanted to use your hand like a wand and write really, really pretty
cursive? You’re probably thinking Harry Potter, and that’s wrong. Harry Potter only
wishes he could write this suave. His wrists and magical spells are no match. But
if you’re in the mood for some calligraphy lessons and just want to scribble some
fancy letter, UD’s Calligraphy Club meets at 7 p.m. in Gorman C. Now, Expelliarmus.
I’ll ask again, because my wallet is getting tighter and slimmer, and I need to afford
my daily coffee at the Cap Bar. Is there a math whiz or someone who knows a thing
or two about finance? Good! Because I really need some help balancing my budget. REALLY.
Oh, and there’s this Certified Treasury Professional Exam Prep at 6 p.m. in Braniff,
Room 4, for anyone who likes punching numbers a whole lot. Please, just don’t punch
me after looking at my filing system of receipts.
Convocation is Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Church of the Incarnation for all seniors
at UD this year. Get ready to turn from students into alumni. No more tests. No more
homework. No more school…. For now.
There’s still time left in your day to suit up and head down to the Macnab Rugby Pitch
to watch or participate in rugby practice. Rugby is at 6 p.m. out on the field. Don’t
forget to bring the facepaint and extra bandaids, just in case. You never know when
you might need some facepaint to bring out your inner rugby warrior. This is war,
y’all. Not just rugby.
Preventing theft, damage or disruption to your company’s intel and information should
be on every person’s radar. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber
of Commerce will host cybersecurity industry experts to join in a conversation moderated
by professors from the University of Dallas’ nationally recognized cybersecurity program.
Tickets are $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. For further information and to
purchase tickets, please visit: http://local.irvingchamber.com/events/Panel-Discussion-on-Cyber-Security-2588/details
It’s Friday. Finally. It’s also your last opportunity to catch the Senior Art Exhibitions
on display around campus in the Thompson Loggia of the Haggerty Art Village, Gorman
Foyer, Painting/Printmaking Building and Blakley Foyer. Catch your classmates’ work
before it’s too late. On May 6 from 7 to 9 p.m., there will also be an open reception
at which the public can meet with the artists.
Saturday & Sunday
The weekend is upon us. Final exams also begin on Saturday. So study, study, study.