November 23, 2004 - Volume 2, Issue 3
|The Brothers’ M Come Alive At Harry Hope Theatre
Department of Performing Arts brought The Brothers M—A
Millennium Milestone in Theatre: Roman Comedy for All Ages to
the stage from Tuesday, Nov. 16—Sunday, Nov. 21. The
performances were held in the Harry Hope Theatre in Shafer
show was done very professionally from all perspectives.
I’m proud and all the cast and crew certainly should
be,” said Larry Hunt, director and guest artist. “Brothers
M was a tremendous amount of work for all involved,
but I believe the cast and crew feel like it was worth the
effort. I know I feel that way and I enjoyed the entire process.” The
Brothers M is based on one of Plautus’ most famous
plays, The Brothers Menaechmus. Shakespeare used this
play as his inspiration for The Comedy of Errors.
It or Ticket— Police Enforce Seat Belt Law
time to buckle up or lose some bucks. Eastern’s police
joined local and state police forces in a two-week campaign
to crack down on young drivers who fail to buckle up. Police
conducted “Click It or Ticket” random seat
belt safety checks through Sunday, Nov. 28.
officers joined other college and university campus police
across the country and more than 13,000 law enforcement agencies
in this campaign.
to wear a seatbelt is against the law in Connecticut,” said
David DeNunzio, an Eastern campus police officer. “If
you won’t buckle up to save your life, buckle up to
save yourself a ticket. We enforce this law because it is
the best-proven way to save lives.”
2003, 42,643 people died, and 2.89 million were injured from
automobile accidents in the United States. Of those killed,
56 percent were not wearing seatbelts, according to campaign
organizers. They go on to say that, unfortunately, adults
ages 18-25 epitomize low seat belt use.
Latest Book Published in Polish
latest book by chemistry professor Charles M. Wynn, The
Five Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science, has been
translated into Polish by Amber Publishers. “My
Polish father would be proud that his son’s book is
being published in his native language,” Wynn said.
He added that the book is also under contract to be translated
into Indonesian, Russian and Korean.
234-page book, which was co-written by Arthur W. Wiggins,
who teaches physics in Michigan, provides an in-depth look
at the theories behind the most intriguing puzzles in physics,
chemistry, biology, earth science and astronomy.
book by Wynn and Wiggins, The Five Biggest Ideas in Science, has
been translated into seven languages: Japanese, Polish, Korean,
Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, French and Turkish.
books are illustrated by Sidney Harris.
Discuss Works at Panel Discussion, Reception
six artists featured in the Transfiguration exhibit
at Akus Gallery participated in a panel discussion and reception
on Thursday, Nov. 18. The artists include sculptor Eda Easton,
painter and draughtswoman Laura Elkins, photographer Joni
Sternbach, sculptor Mary-Beth Gregg, painter Tim Wilson and
painter Luigino Valentin.
were very lucky to have all but one of the exhibiting artists
visit the campus to discuss their work and answer questions,” said
Marion Callis, director of the Akus Gallery.
is no substitute for hearing about the work from its makers,
which was especially stimulating because of the six varied
artistic views and methods all used on a common subject,
the figure,” Callis said. “The experience was
unusual, entertaining, and valuable. The artists
were very articulate and accessible.”
figure has been termed the oldest subject in visual art. The
earliest known images of the human figure date to 17,000 years
ago on the walls of the Lascaux caves. Because the figure-image
is essentially the same form as its artist-maker, it can offer
a far wider range of form and meaning than other subjects in
Rockets Show All-Stars How It’s Done
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Harlem Rockets took the lead early and never looked back
when they defeated the “Eastern All-Stars” 89-65
at Geissler Gymnasium on Nov. 10. The Rockets, who have been
called “Comedy Basketball at its Best,” showed
they have the basketball skills to go with their fancy moves.
the game, Eastern softball coach Diana Pepin said the main
goal was to “laugh a lot, have some fun. It’s
a great night out for the family. The Rockets are well known
for their trick shots and entertaining ways with kids. Their
main mission is not to win or lose, but to give a good show
by focusing on audience participation.”
Eastern All-Stars were coached by Pepin and Denise Bierly,
Eastern’s women’s basketball coach. The two organized
the fund-raiser for their team trips scheduled later this