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Eastman School ensemble to appear on RIT stage
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The Eastman Wind Ensemble, with Mark Davis Scatterday conducting, will make its first appearance at RIT at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union as part of the Performing Artists Concert Series. This internationally renowned group of more than 50 undergraduate and graduate students from the Eastman School of Music tours around the world and often records for major record labels. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty, staff and alumni and $15 for the public. Tickets may be purchased at the Student Alumni Union Candy Counter or by calling 475-4121.

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‘Faust’—on stage
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RIT students rehearse Our Faust, the theater performance portion of The Fate of Romanticism: From Faust to the Present conference, held last month. The three-day conference explored the deep romantic heritage of contemporary movements in philosophy, cultural studies and the arts. Through the presentation of scholarly papers, visual art, music, poetry and theater, The Fate of Romanticism allowed participants to experience artistic works with common romantic themes, such as human limitation, reason and integrity, through the use of a specific medium.

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RIT ‘gladiator’ wins competition
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Adonis Lockett, left, who graduated last May with a bachelor’s degree in electrical/mechanical engineering technology, was one of the winner’s on NBC’s American Gladiators Jan. 7. Lockett, a former president of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, is currently an engineer for Boeing.

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Outspoken general shares thoughts on war in Iraq
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Retired Gen. John Batiste presented his talk, “Reflections on Iraq,” to a standing-room only crowd Dec. 5 in the Fireside Lounge where he described a military in decay from a war costing $12 billion a month. Batiste called for “hard-hitting diplomacy” and a comprehensive strategy in Iraq. He also spoke of the need for a debate about national service in the United States. Batiste, who commanded the First U.S. Infantry Division in Iraq, retired from the Army in 2005 in order to speak out against the war. The event was sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Honors Program and the Department of Political Science.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Swoopes sweeps into RIT’s Clark Gym (Feb. 2)
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Women’s National Basketball Association star and three-time Olympic gold medalist Sheryl Swoopes is coming to RIT. Swoopes will deliver a motivational speech at 5 p.m. Feb. 2 in Clark Gymnasium. Tickets for the event, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Center and the Center for Campus Life, are $3 for college students and children under 12 and $7 for faculty, staff and the public. Tickets can be purchased at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center Box Office beginning Jan. 22.

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