September 6 – October 7
Art Exhibit: Darlene Farris-Labar
Sykes Gallery, Breidenstine Hall
This art exhibit features sculpture work and drawings by Darlene Farris-Labar. The exhibition will run from September 6 until October 7, 2010 at Sykes Gallery, located in Breidenstine Hall. A lunchtime lecture for the exhibit will be held Monday, September 13, at noon. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Line Bruntse at 717-872-3302 or Line.Bruntse@millersville.edu.
Einstein: The Practical Bohemian
Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall
Ed Metzger, an accomplished actor and writer, has the unique ability to portray real-life famous people. In major films, on television and the Broadway stage, his list of characters include Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington as well as cops, mobsters and gangsters. Metzger tours his nationally acclaimed one-man live stage show, “Albert Einstein: The Practical Bohemian,” at major theaters throughout the country as well as on Broadway and The Kennedy Center.
This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required to attend. It is sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee. For more information, contact Dwight Horsey at Dwight.Horsey@millersville.edu or call 717-872-3026.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fundraiser at the Barnstormers
Clipper Stadium, Lancaster
Millersville University’s Elsie S. Shenk Wellness and Women’s Program and the Millersville University Police Department are hosting a fundraiser and awareness night for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Thursday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence is a project to inform the world of the contributions men are making to stop sexualized violence. It encourages men to walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to help understand and appreciate women’s experiences and to raise awareness of the importance of involving men in ending gender violence.
Tickets for Millersville’s fundraiser and awareness night at the Barnstormers game can be purchased by going online to www.LancasterBarnstormers.com and clicking on the “Fundraising Log-in” button. Click on the group’s icon, “Millersville University Women’s Wellness Center,” and enter the fundraising code “wam.” Then click “BUY,” select seats and complete the order. Tickets are $10 each and $4 of every ticket will benefit Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at Millersville University.
Representatives from the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes planning committee at Millersville University and from Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County will be at the event with a table to share information about Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and domestic violence.
Millersville’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on campus will be held on October 13. Campus and community involvement in the event is encouraged. A portion of the proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County. For more information, contact Jayme Trogus at 717-871-2238 or Jayme.Trogus@millersville.edu.
Humanities Film Series: Insignificance
Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall
“A comedy about life, death, sex and the universe relatively speaking.” Nicolas Roeg’s “Insignificance” remixes the past by focusing on a fictional meeting between “The Professor,” Einstein (Michael Emil); Marilyn Monroe (Theresa Russell); Senator Joseph McCarthy (Tony Curtis); and Joe DiMaggio (Gary Busey) in a New York hotel room over the course of one night in 1954. The film uses flashbacks to capture intimate character details that shaped the lives of each of these larger-than-life personalities. During their meeting, Monroe explains the special theory of relativity to Einstein using a model train, a balloon and a flashlight. This is a dark film, darkly humorous and darkly violent.
The discussion is led by Dr. Greg Seigworth, communication & theatre, and sponsored by the University Theme Committee and the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required. For more information, contact Jill Craven at Jill.Craven@millersville.edu or call 717-872-3627.
2010 Wellness Fair and Farmers’ Market
Millersville University will hold its 17th annual wellness fair and new farmers’ market Tuesday, Sept. 21 in the quad area between the south residence halls.
Each year a different theme is chosen for the wellness fair based on the six wellness dimensions: physical, social, environmental, spiritual, emotional and intellectual. This year’s theme is spiritual. There will be many community organizations, Millersville departments and student organizations with interactive displays and activities at this event.
For the first time this year, in addition to the wellness fair, there will also be a farmers’ market featuring products from local vendors. Free snacks and music will be provided; free wellness fair T-shirts will also be given to the first 100 participants to visit 10 vendors at the fair.
The wellness fair and farmers’ market will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Due to campus construction, there will be no rain date or relocation for this event. In the case of rain, the event will be canceled. For more information, contact Deb Huslin at 872-3841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Film Fest
Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall
Join us for two screenings, one at 7 p.m. and one at 9 p.m., of foreign films. Presented by the Millersville University library and co-sponsored by the foreign languages department and the MU Cine Club. This event is free and open to the public. There is limited seating; no advance tickets. For more information, contact Erin Dorney at email@example.com or call 717-872-3617.
Dr. Richard Carmona, former U.S. Surgeon General Public Lecture
“Only in America: From High School Drop out to Surgeon General.” Dr. Richard Carmona’s path to becoming Surgeon General was characterized by numerous challenges throughout his life. As Surgeon General, Carmona focused on prevention, preparedness, health disparities, health literacy and global health to include health diplomacy. Recently, Carmona partnered with Lance Armstrong and the three other former US Surgeons Generals to launch the first National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship. The National Call to Action is a battle plan to make cancer prevention a national priority in the new war on cancer.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kimberly Mahaffy at Kimberly.Mahaffy@millersville.edu or call 717-871-2344.