University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of Feb. 13 to 18

Monday, February 13, 2017

The University of Lethbridge has several events lined up this week that may be of interest to your readers, viewers and listeners. Members of the media who are interested in covering these events are encouraged to contact the individual event organizer directly.


The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook

Tuesday, Feb. 14 to Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., David Spinks Theatre

This immersive, imaginative and magical play is full of pop-culture references, movie nostalgia and a roller rink.

Contact: Faculty of Fine Arts,


The Music of Love: A Valentine’s Day Concert

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Theatre Gallery, Lethbridge Public Library

Faculty and students from the U of L Music Department present a free concert for Valentine’s Day.

Contact: Faculty of Fine Arts,


ARRTI Speaker Series — Dr. Michael Stingl

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3:15 to 5 p.m., PE264

The Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute presents a talk by Dr. Michael Stingl, a U of L philosophy professor, titled Ethical Arguments: Are They Aimed at Truth?

Contact: Emily Wilton,


Women Scholars Speaker Series — Then, Now, and Tomorrow

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., PB210, Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324 5 St. S.

The Women Scholars Speaker Series is celebrating the U of L’s 50th anniversary with an evening of conversation from alumni who returned to campus as faculty. Panelists include Dr. Shawn Bubel, Dr. Bente Hansen, Dr. Richelle Marynowski, Dr. Janay Nugent, Dr. Andrea Glover and Dr. Shelley Scott. They’ll speak about their antics and the fun they had while attending the U of L, their time away and why they returned.

Contact: Dr. Michelle Hogue, 403-329-2088,


WUSC Wheel of Fortune

Thursday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m., Students’ Union Building foyer

Members of the World University Service of Canada club on campus invite everyone to take a chance and spin the wheel of fortune for a chance to win a free pizza lunch or the daily rations of a refugee. WUSC committee members will be talking about the club, the Student Refugee Program and the struggles of refugees around the world.

Contact: Jamie Lewis,


The PUBlic Professor Series — Alberta in the Anthropocene

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., City Hall

Dr. Kent Peacock, a U of L philosophy professor, will explore the human impact on the oceans, atmosphere and life on the planet. He’ll talk about the philosophical and practical implications, good and bad, for Alberta. Moving to a non-carbon economy offers the chance to create a sustainable prosperity and Albertans need to be willing to see the big picture.

Contact: Catharine Reader, 403-382-7154,


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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

403-394-3975 or 403-795-5403 (cell)