The University Record, November 16, 1998

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You can vote on MLK artwork

Members of the University community are invited to stop by the Office of Academic Multicultural Activities (OAMI), Room 3009, Student Activities Building, and vote on their choice of artwork for promotional materials for 1999 Martin Luther King Day activities.

The theme of this year's symposium is "On the Verge of a New Millenium: Stand!" It will be celebrated in numerous events Jan. 18 and the days that follow. The 1999 MLK Day Memorial Lecturer is poet Nikki Giovanni, who will speak 10 a.m.-noon in Hill Auditorium.

Campus units are encouraged to sponsor activities. Last year, more than 100 events took place throughout the University, resulting in one of the largest MLK celebrations in the country. Information on unit-sponsored activities must be received by Nov. 20 to have them included in the campuswide brochure. For information, contact Damon Williams, 936-1055, damonw@umich.edu or fax, 764-3595.

Play commemorates Lorca’s birth

The Department of Theatre and Drama will join a year-long international gala celebrating the life and works of the Spanish poet and playwright Frederico Garcia Lorca when it presents Blood Wedding Nov. 19-22 at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Staging the drama coincides with the 1998 centenary of Lorca's birth. Robert Knopf will make his U-M directorial debut in presenting the play. Blood Wedding is based on an actual event that took place in the village of Nijar in Spain's Almeria Province in 1928. The ill-fated marriage took place in the farm house, with its adjacent chapel, above. Tickets are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office. Photo by Leslie Stainton

 

IASA annual show an opportunity to share experiences

More than 20 dances, songs, videos and skits entertained students at the annual cultural show last week, sponsored by the Indian American Student Association. The award-winning show is one of the largest student productions in the country and is touted as a 'don't miss' event to new students. Each year, more than 300 performers entertain an audience of more than 4,000 in Hill Auditorium.

Although most of the musical presentations were from various regions in India, others have a Western influence, says organizer Anjum Gupta. Many skits and videos focus on Indian-American issues and have a broad and appreciative audience, Gupta said.

One of the goals of the program and the show is to reach out not only to other Indian American students, but to reach out to share their cultural experiences and history with other students, faculty, staff and the community. Photos by Patricia Duque