For Immediate Release — Monday, October 17, 2005

SUNY Geneseo Calendar of Events for October 27-November 2

THURSDAY, OCT. 27:

LECTURE: As part of Cultural Harmony Week, author Cathy Bao Bean will give a lecture titled "Living & Laughing by The Chopsticks-Fork Principle." Rooted in the telling of one family's life, "The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: A Memoir and Manual" is a story for all families. In this humorous and poignant memoir, the author, an immigrant from China, recounts how she figured out to be herself, as well as how to raise a son whose white American artist father did things like paint the lawn. As Bean attempts to satisfy disparate cultural norms, she provides us with a unique window into the experience of a bicultural family. "The Chopsticks-Fork Principle" also is a manual that explains how anyone who steps outside the home can benefit by greater awareness of the diversity within and around us. 7 p.m., Newton Hall, Room 204. Free and open to the public.

LEDERER GALLERY EXHIBIT: The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, in Brodie Hall, presents a mixed media sculpture exhibit by Judi Strahota of Alfred University and artist's books and prints by Jim Bailey of University of Montana. The gallery is open daily from 2-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 12-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Tuesday, Nov. 22.

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: As part of Cultural Harmony Week, the Lockhart Gallery, located in the McClellan House, presents the Asian/Pacific Islander/American History Project of Greater Rochester Photo Exhibit. The photo exhibit is of Asian life and the intersection of Western and Asian cultures in the Greater Rochester area. The gallery is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Friday, Nov. 11.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28:

LEDERER GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

PERFORMANCE: As part of Cultural Harmony Week, GENseng, the college's Asian American theater troupe, will explore ideas related to the sexual objectification of Asian women and men in this production. During a facilitated discussion after the performance, participants will examine several related issues including the sexual objectification of other people of color, media influences and other sources of stereotypes. 4 p.m., Sturges Auditorium (Sturges Hall 219). Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29:

INTERCULTURAL NIGHT DINNER: As part of Cultural Harmony Week, SUNY Geneseo will be hosting the sixth annual Intercultural Night Dinner. The Intercultural Night Dinner is a tradition started by alumnus Runa Rajagopal, whose vision was an evening of food and culturally based entertainment representative of the many ethnicities and cultures that call SUNY Geneseo home. 6 p.m., MacVittie College Union Ballroom. For details, call (585) 245-5620.

LEDERER GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

SPORTS: Men's Soccer vs. Hamilton. 1 p.m., Saratoga Field. Free and open to the public.

SPORTS: Men's and Women's Swimming will host the Geneseo Invitational. 1 p.m., Alumni Pool, Merritt Athletic Center. Admission at the door is $5 for adults, $3 for non-SUNY Geneseo students, and free for SUNY Geneseo students.

SUNDAY, OCT. 30:

CONCERT: The School of the Arts presents the Geneseo Wind and Jazz Ensembles. 3 p.m., Wadsworth Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

LEDERER GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

MONDAY, OCT. 31:

LEDERER GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

TUESDAY, NOV. 1:

LEDERER GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2:

LEDERER GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

LOCKHART GALLERY EXHIBIT: (See Thursday, Oct. 27).

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