News in Brief

LU’s Annual Classics Week ReturnsClassics Week, Lawrence University’s tribute to the great civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, makes its annual return to campus May 19-23.

The weeklong celebration is a collaborative effort by faculty members and university students that incorporates visual, audio, and mass media.

President Warch will issue a proclamation marking the beginning of Classics Week from the steps of Sampson House, reaffirming Lawrence’s ongoing dedication to and recognition of the importance of classical study, on Monday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m.

For the complete schedule for Classics Week, access:

Lawrence hosts 11 hour Ska extravaganza

From genre pioneers to Grammy-nominated performers, “Skappleton,” Lawrence University’s annual tribute to the ska genre, returns to campus on Saturday, May 17.

An 11-hour celebration, “Skappleton” features 13 bands on two stages in the Buchanan-Kiewit Rec Center.

Performers include Grammy nominees and one-time backup band for Bob Marley, the Skatalites, who will be performing their trademark blend of jazz, blues, swing, and calypso music, and ska pioneers The Toasters, who have released over 20 albums in as many years.

Ticket information and the full Skappleton schedule are available at: l

Skappleton’s official website is also accessible at:

Student Concert Series to premiere in New Science

This Sunday at 3 the New Science Hall Atrium will be host to the Student Concert Series. Arranged entirely by students, everything in the concert has been organized, performed, and sometimes even written by students.

There are seven acts ranging from P.D.Q. Bach, to electronic music, to a comedy show sketch.

The event, organized by Devin Burke and Reid Stratton, is the first of its kind. “Hopefully this will be the first concert of many similar endeavors,” said Burke.

ASTA String Project to hold final concert of the year

Last “informance” of the year will take place at Emmanuel Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 20. The ASTA String Project, says String P{roject teacher Katie Lewis, “is not only a unique opportunity for both area kids to learn string instruments, but also a wonderful chance for future teachers to gain experience.”