Briefs 3/8/12

Mar 072012

Open your ears to creative writing

The CSU English department encompasses a craft that’s usually appreciated through reading –– but tonight, the art of the word will be spread through voice.

At 7:30 p.m., the University Art Museum at the University Center for the Arts will host another night of the Creative Writing Reading Series, and the reader at tonight’s event will be freelance writer and a graduate student in CSU’s Creative Writing Program, Peter Balakian.

Balakian will spend the evening reading from both his non-fiction and poetry works.

The event is free and open to the public.

Fundraising for Black Mesa families

Tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Mennonite Fellowship, located at 300 W. Oak St., the Black Mesa Colorado Caravan is holding a fundraiser for residents of the Black Mesa Reservation of Arizona.

Residents of the reservation are currently struggling with the effects of The Peabody Coal Company, who is forcing the relocation of the residents and causing a scarcity of their resources.

During spring break, the Black Mesa Colorado Caravan is travelling to the reservation in order to work on sustainable building projects and land-based support for families and elders on Black Mesa.

Tonight’s fundraiser includes a four-course meal and musical entertainment. Everyone is welcome to attend, and a $5 to $15 donation is suggested.

Discover art in the Lory Student Center

Modern artist Melanie Lowrance will reveal her new works today at 5:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center’s Curfman Gallery.

Curfman is known for her realistic, if often times harsh, visual portrayal of the human experience.

Lowrance plans on speaking at today’s event, and refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public.

Graduate students to test their knowledge…of trivia

Today at 6:30 p.m. in the Ramskeller, CSU graduate students and professional students are invited to join the Graduate Student Council for a night of competitive trivia.

Participants are encouraged to show up with their “game faces” on.

Teams of five are welcome to attend, and food will be provided.

Event contact Katherine Zaunbrecher can be reached at (970) 491-1105 for more information.

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