University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of May 15 to 21

Monday, May 15, 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.


Digitized Collection of the Coyote Flats Oral History launch

Monday, May 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m., U of L Library, main floor alcove behind the information desk

The Coyote Flats Oral History Project was designed to preserve the stories and memories of people who settled Picture Butte and helped develop the Coyote Flats Pioneer Village. The Village, Picture Butte High School and the University of Lethbridge’s Centre for Oral History and Tradition collaborated to create an oral history project. U of L students and project coordinators completed and transcribed more than 50 life history interviews and Picture Butte High School students created seven promotional videos. The project won the 2015 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. The online digital collection and videos will be demonstrated during the launch.

Contact: Caroline Zentner, 403-394-3975,


Coulee Cleanup

Wednesday, May 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Parking Lot N

U of L volunteers will don gloves and garbage bags and head outdoors to clean up campus, focusing on the area between Whoop-Up Drive and the Destination Project.

Contact: Suzanne McIntosh, 403-332-5217,


Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Concert

Thursday, May 18, 7 to 10 p.m., U of L Theatre

Two U of L alumni, Bente Hansen (BMus ’86) and Jesse Plessis (BMus ’10), present the music from the Beatles’ eighth studio album in a two-piano duo. The concert features a cocktail reception and backstage tours.

Contact: Fine Arts, 403-329-2616,



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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

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