Monday, February 25, 2013

Education Briefs: Choir Concerts, Going Green, and More

SCF Choirs prepare for “Seriously Funny” concert
BRADENTON Classical music, with a humorous twist. This is the theme of the State College of Florida’s next “Seriously Funny” choral concert.
The chamber and concert choirs will make a variety of musical styles fresh and clever, from the Baroque to the contemporary periods. They will be accompanied by the SCF Guitar Ensemble, the percussion ensemble and piano duo, soloists and pianist Lurray Myers.
The concert will be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, in the Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.
General admission is $8. Tickets are $4 for students and SCF staff. For more information, call the Neel Performing Arts Box Office at 941-752-5252 or the music department at 941-752-5351.

USF hires Brian Mudd as the new director of technology services
SARASOTA The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has named Brian Mudd the new Director of Technology Services.
Mudd will oversee all technology and internet services, including the information commons and internet café.
He joins USF with over 20 years experience in the IT profession, replacing *** Dale Drees served as the interim.
“I look forward to meeting – and exceeding – the needs of USF Sarasota-Manatee faculty and students,” Mudd said.

SCF Venice Green Team to Host Guest Lecture “Local Food and Beyond
VENICE The State College of Florida is ready to share information about organic products with the community. The SCF Venice Green team invited Dr. Robert Kluson to host a guest lecture this afternoon called “Local Food and Beyond.”
The SCF Green Team, chaired by associate professor of art and humanities Woody McCree, is a group of faculty, staff and students who work to implement projects that maintain the grounds of SCF Venice.
Kluson, agricultural and natural resources extension agent of Sarasota County, will discuss ways to reduce the use of fossil fuels in the food supply, such as organic gardening, purchasing produce from a local farmers’ market and using other creative strategies.
The lecture is today at 12:30 p.m. at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800, in the Selby Room.
For more information, contact Beverly Brown, SCF Venice provost office, at 941-408-1404.

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