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Best Bets: Events to Anticipate, Week of 2/15/16

 

If you need a break or have some gaps to fill in between classes, jobs and studying, here are some events you might want to check out next week.

First of all, Crusader Preview is Monday, Feb. 15, so welcome to the more than 100 high school juniors who will be visiting that day!

Another big deal next week is International Celebration 2016, which is Thursday, Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 19, organized this year by the Office of Student Affairs. Events include:

  • International Goods and Crafts Fair in Haggar Foyer 11 a.m.-2 p.m. both Thursday and Friday (receive a free temporary henna tattoo on Thursday!);
  • an international wine-tasting (for those ages 21 and up) at 6:30 p.m. in the Rat on Thursday…
  • … followed by a foreign language poetry slam, also in the Rat, 7-8:30 p.m. …
  • … followed by a Global TGIT 9 p.m.-midnight;
  • a student panel on Catholic France in upstairs Haggar at 1 p.m. on Friday;
  • performances (Alonna Ray, Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstration, the UD Irish Dance Group and a salsa lesson) 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. on the Mall on Friday…
  • … followed by futbol on the Tower Lawn 5-6 p.m. to wrap things up.

For more information, contact Student Affairs at 972-721-5323.

You may have been by to see UD Regional Ceramics "Best of Show" winner Ariel Bowman’s exhibit "A Magnificent Migration" in the Thompson Loggia of the Art History Building. The closing reception for this exhibit will be Friday, Feb. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you haven’t seen it yet, stop by!

David W. Fagerberg, Ph.D., professor and author, will deliver the University of Dallas School of Ministry’s 17th annual Landregan Lecture on "A Daughter of Asceticism: Liturgical Glorification of God." The event, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Incarnation, is free and open to the public. Fagerberg will discuss how liturgy has many benefits but only two purposes: to glorify God and sanctify human beings. The lecture will seek to understand how everything within the liturgy, even the sanctification of man, is oriented toward the glorification of God.

Also, through April 22, UD’s Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is hosting “Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions.” You don’t have to make it by this week, but you will certainly want to make time to see it at some point while it’s here!

For more information on these and other events, check out our calendar.

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