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Upcoming Recitals

May 2007

Bassoon Studio Recital
Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 pm
Keith McClelland’s bassoon studio;
Music Hall.

Faculty Recital
Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 pm
Various UT Faculty members in conjucntion with the School of Music Honors Festival;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Keyboard Concert
Sunday, May 20 at 1:45 pm
School of Music Honors Festival keyboard participants;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Ensemble Concert
Sunday, May 20 at 2:30 pm
School of Music Honors Festival recital;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Contact the School of Music at 865-974-3241 for more information.

Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project

Florida State University is leading a project, Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project (DSPSIP), that will give researchers a vast quantity of botanical information. FSU is currently working with Troy University, Auburn University, the University of South Alabama-Mobile, and the University of Southern Mississippi to create a database that will consist of high-resolution digital images of 100,000 plant specimen. The DSPSIP, which officially kicked off this month with a 2-year $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, is available to scientists and students everywhere via the World Wide Web.

To read more about the Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project go to http://www.fsu.edu/indexTOFStory.html?lead.botanical.

Upcoming Recitals

April 22-30, 2007

Ensemble Concert
Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 pm
Symphony Orchestra;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Ensemble Concert
Sunday, April 22 from 6:00-11:00 pm
Small Jazz Ensembles;
Music Hall.

Ensemble Concert
Monday, April 23 at 8:00 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert;
Music Hall.

Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 pm
Chamber Singers and Concert Choir Spring Concert;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00 pm
James Fellenbaum, contemporary music ensemble;
Music Hall.

Senior Recital
Wednesday, April 25 at 8:00 pm
Slade Trammell, piano;
Music Hall.

Junior Recital
Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 pm
Tami Newsom, organ; Allen Ballew, piano;
James R. Cox Auditorium.

Joint Graduate Recital
Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 pm
Jenny Olander, piano; Candra Marshall, mezzo soprano;
Alumni Memorial Bldg. Rm 32

Junior Recital
Friday, April 27 at 6:00 pm
Adam Stokes, trombone;
Music Hall.

Graudate Recital
Friday, April 27 at 8:00 pm
Sungjin Kim, piano;
Music Hall.

Contact the School of Music at 865-974-3241 for more information.

Celebrate the libraries during National Library Week

National Library Week is April 15-21, 2007. This is a time to celebrate the many contributions our nation’s libraries, librarians, and library staff and to promote library use and support.

Unlike bookstores and cyber cafés, libraries offer free access to technologies including wireless Internet access, laptops for in-library use, 24/7 online reference help, e-books, blogs, Wikis and downloadable MP3s.

Libraries don’t just provide the hardware, but also offer the expertise of librarians in helping teach people how to use the Internet and find the information they need quickly. While Web search engines can give you thousands of responses to a question, your librarian can help you find the one answer you need.

Although libraries are on the forefront in delivering new technologies, they are still providing the nuts-and-bolts services that people need. From providing the tools to conduct a job search, write a résumé to learning new work skills, libraries are empowering their users with the tools needed to better their lives.

“Reading and checking out books are still the primary reason why people visit the library, but in many communities libraries take on different roles,” said American Library Association President Leslie Burger. “Libraries are continuously reinventing themselves in an effort to provide a multitude of programs and services for their users. In many communities the local library serves as a cultural center, technology training center, cyber café, or community center.”

Library use is up nationwide among all types of library users. Almost 1.8 billion visitors checked out more than 2 billion items last year from one-room rural outpost libraries to new modern facilities.

Visit the American Library Association to learn more about National Library Week.