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What's up on campus

By CATHERINE CUSHING

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 25, 2001


Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

Native Visions, Native Voices, a Native American film festival, continues this week at Dendy-McNair Auditorium.

Today: 2 p.m.: Running at the Edge.

Monday: 2 p.m.: Oku P'in: Alphonso Ortiz; speaker Beverly Singer, award-winning videomaker and author of a forthcoming book on Native American independent filmmaking; and Warrior in Two Worlds. 7 p.m.: The Return of Navaho Boy.

Tuesday: 2 p.m.: Symposium on American Indian media. 7 p.m.: Jay Silverheels: The Man Behind the Mask.

Wednesday: 1 p.m.: Digital Video Workshop. 2 p.m.: Environmentalists and Treaty Rights, Usual and Accustomed Places and Lighting the Seventh Fire. 7 p.m.: On and Off the Res with Charlie Hill.

Thursday: 2 p.m.: Telling Our Stories, Tracks in the River, Dancing River and Silent Tears. 7 p.m.: Backroads.

Friday: 2 p.m.: Shared Visions, the Art of Storytelling. 7 p.m.: Stories from the Seventh Fire. 7:30 p.m.: Storytelling in Voice, Music and Animation with Seminole Chief James Billie.

Saturday: 9 a.m.: Buffy Sainte-Marie will appear at the Continuing Education Center to present her multimedia curriculum designed to teach educators about American Indians. 2 p.m.: Daniel Jumper, director of Seminole Broadcasting, will present Seminole Broadcasting: A Decade of Informing and Entertaining the People.

Full details on the films and other festival events are available online at www.eckerd.edu, or call 864-8297 for information.

University of South Florida

4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa

(813) 974-2000

USF in Tampa celebrates the last week of Black Emphasis Month with a worship service from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today at College Hill Church of God in Christ, 6414 N 30th St.; The History of Gospel Music Play at 7 p.m. today and Gospel Explosion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, both in Cooper Hall, Room 103; and The Hurricane, a film about boxer Rubin Carter starring Denzel Washington, will be shown at 9 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn at Crescent Hill.

University of South Florida

140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg

553-3458

"Ethical Issues in Florida's Future," a lecture series exploring issues confronting Florida in the 21st century, continues with Education Issues in Florida's Future at 6 p.m. Monday in the Campus Activities Center. A panel of local educators and attorneys will discuss school choice, vouchers, desegregation and education reform in Florida. Panelists include Howard Hinesley, superintendent of Pinellas County Schools; Jade Moore, executive director of Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association; Kathy Walker, Pinellas schools planning specialist for pupil assignment and zoning; Enrique Escarraz III, NAACP attorney; and Darryl E. Rouson, attorney and president-elect of the NAACP St. Petersburg branch. The moderator will be Bill Heller, vice president of USF St. Petersburg.

University of Tampa

401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

UT will host a Technical Education Career Orientation Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday in John H. Sykes College of Business, Room 134. The event will introduce new technical certification opportunities at UT with training experts from Data Management Systems and UT counselors will provide information on new certificates available such as Microsoft Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Network Administrator and Citrix Certified Administrator. For information, call toll-free 1 (866) 882-3283.

- Area universities and colleges offer educational lectures and programs open to the public. The Times lists these events in an occasional column. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. Send information at least two weeks in advance to Catherine Cushing, the Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.

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