May 25, 27; June 1, 3
CONTRASTS Chamber Music Festival
8 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatte Concert Hall, Rozsa Centre
The Department of Music presents CONTRASTS, the 8th annual University of Calgary Chamber Music Festival, displaying the expertise of Faculty of Arts alumni, outstanding music students and world-renowned musicians. Four concerts will feature baroque, romantic, jazz and world music. www.arts.ucalgary.ca
The Arch Awards
Theatre Junction GRAND, 608 1st St. S.W.
Celebrate the Alumni Association’s recipients of the annual Arch Awards: The Distinguished Alumni Award, the Graduate of the Last Decade and our Future Alumni Award. Registration required. www.ucalgary.ca/alumni
Stampede Public Lectures and Showcase
7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. University of Calgary Downtown Campus, 906 8th Avenue S.W.
This event, featuring a Stampede-style pancake breakfast, kicks off a three-day (June 20-23) showcase of historical images and artwork, Stampede memorabilia submitted by Calgary Herald readers and lectures provided by university experts on the history of the Calgary Stampede. For more information: www.ucalgary.ca/community
June 29-July 28
Every Friday and Saturday
All new students are invited to campus to attend Summer Orientation, a half-day introduction to life as a student at the University of Calgary. Students get personalized registration assistance, take part in sessions on academic and student life, can explore campus on an in-depth tour and have the opportunity to meet other students. www.ucalgary.ca/orientation
Third Annual Alumni Stampede Event
12 p.m. University of Calgary Downtown Campus, 906 8th Avenue S.W.
Join us at this year’s alumni BBQ-lunch and celebrate the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Stampede President and CEO Vern Kimball, BA’81, MBA’90. Enjoy western food, music, swag and a special lecture by Max Foran, BE’d’68, MA’70, PhD’81, Canadian Studies instructor on the Culture of the Calgary Stampede. www.ucalgary.ca/alumni
The name says it all. KICKOFF is the University of Calgary’s way of ringing in the new academic year. It is also the finale of Fall Orientation Week (www.ucalgary.ca/orientation), one of the university’s most visible campus traditions, which officially welcomes students to the university. At KICKOFF, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University of Calgary gather to cheer on the Dinos football team in their first home game of the season. Wear red and bring plenty of cheer. www.ucalgary.ca/kickoff
Distinguished Writers Hello/Goodbye
7:30 p.m. Arrata Centre, 1315 7th Street S.W.
The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program’s Hello/Goodbye event features outgoing Canadian Writer-in-Residence Jeramy Dodds and incoming Canadian Writer-in-Residence Deborah Willis. The reading is free and followed by a book signing and reception. www.calgarywritersprogram.com