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Hemingway scholar will reflect on writer's enduring popularity during UI's Hemingway Festival

Hemingway scholar will reflect on writer's enduring popularity during UI's Hemingway Festival

 

The University of Idaho will celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway on March 3rd-7th during the sixth annual Hemingway Festival. The Festival is sponsored by the UI English Department.  

 

This year's festival will mark the 90th anniversary of the publication on Hemingway's first book, "In Our Time," a collection of short stories. After almost a century, the University will explore what makes Hemingway's legacy so enduring and appealing.

 

UI Professor Ron McFarland is a Hemingway scholar and aficionado who will help answer this question. In his book, "Appropriating Hemingway: Using Him as a Fictional Character," McFarland examines the phenomenon of writers using Hemingway in works of fiction- his character appears in more than 30 novels, plus short stories, graphic novels, movies, plays, and poems.

 

McFarland will read from his work at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at BookPeople in Moscow as part of the Hemingway Festival.

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Pesticide to be applied to trees in Downtown Moscow

Pesticide to be applied to trees in Downtown Moscow

 

The Moscow Parks and Recreation Department will apply Quil-Pro Imidacloprid 75 WSB insecticide as a soil drench to certain trees in the downtown area in order to control aphids and scale. They'll also apply Surflan at the same time for weed control purposes.

 

These application will be made in the early morning, commencing on or around March 2, 2015, and continuing through the week of March 20, 2015 depending on weather conditions. Trees to be treated will be marked with white flagging tape and areas marked with signs. According to the Park Department, the Quil-Pro Imidacloprid 75 WSB product is mixed with water for application directly into the soil around the tree trunks. The Surflan will be sprayed on top of the same soil. The department said there is no risk of danger to humans or pets after the application is dry, but it is recommended to keep children and pets away from the treated areas until they are dry.

 

Questions or concerns should be directed to Tom Grudin, Parks & Facilities Manager at (209) 883-7098.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to keynote Ethics Symposium at U-Idaho March 5

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to keynote Ethics Symposium at U-Idaho March 5

The University of Idaho announced Thursday that Jacqui Banaszynski, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and internationally recognized writing coach, was named the 2015 Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium keynote speaker.

 

Banaszynski will speak about the ethics of intimate, narrative storytelling at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5th, in the courtroom of the Menard Law Building, 711 S. Rayburn St. in Moscow. Her free presentation is open to the public.

 

Her talk, “Dare to Care: The Ultimate Ethics,” will describe, as she puts it, “what 40 years as a journalist have taught me about being a human being, and what trying to remain a human being has taught me about being a journalist.”

 

Moscow Art Theatre (Too) finds a home at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

Moscow Art Theatre (Too) finds a home at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

 

Moscow Art Theatre (Too) has become a resident theater group at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre located in Moscow, Idaho. This arrangement gives the theatre company a fixed base of operations in downtown Moscow. The agreement includes plans for at least three theatrical productions per year - though four are planned for 2015.

 

“Having a home in a historic theatre in the heart of downtown is a huge step for us,” says David Harlan, Artistic Director of Moscow Art Theatre (Too). “We’ve put on eight productions since 2011, but patrons have consistently requested a centrally-located, top-tier venue. The Kenworthy meets both wishes. The partnership lays a strong foundation for our future.”

 

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Colfax State of the City Address to take place March 17

Colfax State of the City Address to take place March 17

 

Colfax Mayor Todd Vanek will join the Colfax Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon lecture series for the annual State of the City Address at noon on Tuesday, March 17th at the Colfax Library.

 

The State of the City Address is the most popular of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce's monthly guest lecture series. During the address, Mayor Vanek is expected to go over the current city economy, work plans, and updates that will affect the city. The Mayor and city administrator Mike Rizzitiello have additionally just returned from the capital. 

 

This meeting is free and open to the public. However, lunch can be purchased for $12.60 on eventbrite.com, colfaxchamber.org, or $11 in person at the Chamber office. The Colfax Library is hosting the event and lunch will be catered by the Palouse Hyde Out featuring a baked potato bar. Attendees should RSVP to the event by March 13th.

Emeritus Professor Nick Gier to speak at University of Idaho's Martin Forum on March 5

Emeritus Professor Nick Gier to speak at University of Idaho's Martin Forum on March 5

Nick Gier, a professor emeritus of philosophy, will present at the University of Idaho’s Martin Forum on Thursday, March 5th.

 

Gier will discuss the “The Origins of Religious Violence” starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Teaching and Learning Center, TLC Room 041.

 

“The association between religion and violence is a long-standing issue; however, we have seen a surge of religious violence in recent years, from the recent crimes of ISIL in the Middle East and Boko Haram in Africa to the attacks on Jews and Muslim in Europe,” said Ro Afatchao, associate director of the Martin Institute and program in International Studies. “Given the international news, we’re fortunate to have someone with Prof. Gier’s expertise available in the Vandal family.”

 

Deadlines approaching to nominate community organization, students, employees for WSU awards

Deadlines approaching to nominate community organization, students, employees for WSU awards

 

The deadline to recommend community groups and Washington State University students and employees for the annual WSU President's Award for Leadership are March 8th and 22nd.

 

Awardees will be honored at the Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction (LEAD) event on April 23rd. These awards are in partnership of Student Involvement and the WSU Center for Civic Engagement.

 

Recipients demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university, community, and to those who support leadership development and engagement in WSU students. Award categories are student, student group, faculty or staff, and community organization.

 

Applicants will be considered within the framework of the social change model of leadership development, specifically with respect to these qualities: consciousness of self, congruence, commitment, collaboration, common purpose, controversy with civility, citizenship and change.

 

Student nominations are due March 8th, and student applications and other nominations are due March 22nd.