15th Annual Koger-Matteson Jazz Festival-Feb. 5
Area high school jazz ensembles will perform throughout the day on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre followed by an awards presentation ceremony. There will be a grand finale featuring the UNF Jazz Ensemble and UNF faculty members in an evening concert. The concerts are free and open to the public.
Beyond Dr. Dobson: Women, Girls, and Focus on the Family-Feb. 6
Dr. Colleen McDannell, Sterling McMurrin Chair of Religious Studies, University of Utah, will be present her paper ,"Beyond Dr. Dobson: Women, Girls, and 'Focus on the Family'" on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Mathews Computing Science Building, Room 1303. This free lecture inaugurates the new Religious Studies Speaker Series on campus.
Great American Jazz Series: Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band-Feb. 7
Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band will be in concert on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. The group features Bill Allred, trombone; Charlie Bertini, trumpet; Bob Pickwood, cornet, vocals; Terry Myers, saxophone, clarinet; John Allred, trombone; Jay Mueller, bass; Warren Sauer, drums and Randy Morris, piano. Tickets are $20 for non-students and $8 for students.
Vietnamese New Year Celebration-Feb. 9
The Vietnamese Student Association will sponsor a Vietnamese New Year Celebration for The Year of the Horse on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 4-11 p.m. in the Robinson Center Banquet Rooms.
UNF Music Faculty Showcase Concert-Feb. 11
The UNF faculty of the Music Department will present their annual showcase on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. Featuring Gary Smart, Bunky Green, Gordon Brock, Kevin Bales, Gary Buss, Barry Greene, Keith Javors, Ricky Kirkland, Charlotte Mabrey, William Prince, Ricky Ravelo, Aida Ribeiro, John Ricci, Marguerite Richardson, J.B. Scott, Marilyn Smart and Matt Vance. Admission is $10 for non-students, $4 for students and free for music majors.
Folklorist Demonstrates Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier-Feb. 14
Nationally known folklorist and former Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra violinist Alan Jabbour will perform and lecture Thursday, Feb. 14 at UNF. The presentation will be 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center - Small Recital Hall The program, "Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier," will explore the intercultural influences that shaped what is now described as old time fiddling on the Appalachian frontier in the late 18th and 19th centuries. He will play tunes on the fiddle to illustrate his lecture. Admission is free.
Ethics and Sociobiology-Feb. 15
The Center for Ethics, Public Policy, and the Professions presents "Ethics and Sociobiology," a free lecture by Professor Vittorio Hoesle, Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame on Friday, Feb. 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Building 3, Room 1381.
Maya Cities and Their Kings-Feb. 15-17
The Department of History and the David C. Johnson Latin American Studies Fund will sponsor a weekend of activities devoted to the ancient Maya cities. There will be an opening slide lecture on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in Building 3, Room 1303 that will present a brief overview of the classic Maya and their history in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. This lecture is intended for the general public and may be attended independently of the Classic Maya Inscriptions workshop on Feb. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Building 3, Room 1303. The workshop sessions will combine guided instruction and hands-on analysis of hieroglyphic texts from a selection of important Maya sights. The sessions will be divided into beginning and intermediate, according to the level of preparation of participants. Participants will receive a workbook that explains the topics covered with reference material on hieroglyphic writing and the Maya calendar, as well as drawings of selected texts.
Admission is $30 for the general public, $20 for students and $15 for UNF students. Preregistration is requested by calling 620-2886.
Jacksonville Scottish Highland Games Athletic Workshop-Feb. 16
Come out and learn to throw a telephone pole, toss a rock and be a real Scottish
man. The Jacksonville Scottish Highland Games is sponsoring a workshop on Saturday, Feb. 16 on the athletic events that will be part of the Feb. 23 festival on the UNF campus. The workshop will be at 9 a.m. on the Athletic Fields. There is a $20 fee to participate and spectators are welcome to attend free of charge.
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