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Plan to attend State of the University Address Friday

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend President Sidney Ribeau’s annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m. Friday (Feb. 1) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and fellowship.

More help needed with Presidents’ Day open house

Volunteers are still needed to help host the upcoming Presidents’ Day campus open house on Monday, Feb. 18, according to the Office of Admissions.

Volunteers may greet visitors, provide directions to guests or help with check-in procedures. Last year, more than 7,000 prospective students and their families attended the program, which is one of the University’s major recruitment events.

Learn more about Presidents’ Day and register to volunteer at

Lecturer to speak on groundbreaking sculptor Lee Bontecou

The School of Art will host Visiting Lecturer Elizabeth Smith at 6:30 p.m. next Monday (Feb. 4) in 204 Fine Arts Center. She will speak on "All Freedom in Every Sense: The Work of Artist Lee Bontecou."

Smith is the James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator and deputy director for programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She was the curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from 1983-99. She has curated and co-organized numerous exhibitions, including “Lee Bontecou: A Retrospective,” which toured nationally in 2003-04, and has published and lectured widely on topics in modern and contemporary art and architecture.

January 28, 2008