Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Slew of events planned at University of St. Mary

March 19, 2008

"Contemporary Genocide: Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo," is the title of a presentation by the University of St. Mary Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute.

Holt will give the presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in Mabee Auditorium on the lower level of De Paul Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Victoria Holt is a senior associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. She co-directs the "Future of Peace Operation" program, which addresses U.S. Policy and international capacity for advancing security and stability in war-torn societies. She formerly worked on the staffs of the State Department and Congress.

This is the second in a series of lectures titled "Despair, Death and Denial: Genocide in the Contemporary Era" sponsored by the Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute. The third lecture on April 17 will focus on the Darfur province of the Sudan.

Used book sale to be held at USM

A used book sale will be held at University of St. Mary's De Paul Library.

The sale will be on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 28, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at 4100 S. Fourth in Leavenworth.

Proceeds from the sale go to purchasing new materials for the library. Prices are $1 for hardbacks and $.50 for paperbacks.

For more information, contact the library at (913) 758-6306.

USM, Benedictine combine for concert

Two college choruses with more than 100 performers will combine to perform "French Choral Masterworks" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, on the USM campus. Singers from St. Mary and Benedictine College will perform. A repeat performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Benedictine in Atchison.

The Leavenworth performance will be in Annunciation Chapel at USM, while the Atchison performance will be in Abbey Church on the BC campus, 1020 N. Second in Atchison.

The combined concert is a 21-year tradition led by the brother-sister duo of William Krusemark, professor of music at USM, and Ruth Krusemark, professor at BC.

The program will include Faure's motet "Cantique de Jean Racine," sung in French, and Durufle's "Requiem," sung in Latin.

High school art show to start later this month

A high school art show and competition at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth has drawn entries from 15 area high schools. The annual invitational high school art show begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, and runs through Friday, April 18, at Xavier Hall's Goppert Art Gallery on the USM campus, 4100 S. Fourth.

High school students are eligible to win cash prizes and scholarships. The theme of this year's show is "Black and White." Entries may be in any medium but are limited to the colors black and white. A reception will be held from 1:30 pm. To 3 p.m. March 30. The awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. and the show officially will start at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

The exhibit will continue for three weeks until April 18. The Goppert Gallery is on Xavier Hall's second floor. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends by appointment.

For more information or to schedule a weekend appointment, contact Susan Nelson at (913) 758-6151 or send an email to


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