The University’s Wally Pilot was created in 1948 when Nolan Drurey ’49 won a Beacon design contest for a new UP mascot. Ever since, Wally has been a part of life on the Bluff at sporting and social events. To celebrate Wally’s milestone 65th year, the University museum has created a “Happy Birthday, Wally Pilot” display in the case near the computer stations in the Pilot House. Stop by and view photos of the many faces of Wally Pilot through the years. The Wally Pilot costume head from the 1980s era is on display in the University museum in the basement of Shipstad Hall, room 014, Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and also by appointment. Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There will be a free screening of the documentary “Señorita Extraviada” (“Missing Young Women”) on Wednesday, February 27, at 5 p.m., in Buckley Center room 310. Lourdes Portillo’s film documents the horrific crimes against women which have occurred since 1993 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. There will also be a march and candlelight vigil for the women of Ciudad Juarez on Friday, March 1, beginning at 4:30 p.m., beginning on the front steps of Waldschmidt Hall. Participants will walk around campus with traditional pink crosses and candles and end at the Chapel of Christ the Teacher for a candlelight vigil and reading of names of the victims.
For more information on the women of Ciudad Juarez go to http://tinyurl.com/ahw98rk. For information on either UP event contact Jaclyn Sisto at email@example.com.
The University Wind Symphony and Orchestra will present “Heart, Healing, and Hope,” dedicated to health care organizations, and the classic tale of Peter and the Wolf, on Sunday, March 3, at 5 p.m., in Buckley Center auditorium. The concert is free and open to all.
Wind Symphony musical selections will include a world premiere by composer Martin Ellerby, and an American premiere by Daisuke Shimizu. The University Orchestra will feature the music of Sergei Prokofiev. Student concerto competition winner Ryan Chien will play Prokofiev’s dramatic Piano Concerto no. 1, followed by Prokofiev’s most famous work, Peter and the Wolf, featuring UP’s very own provost, Tom Greene, as the narrator. For more information contact performing and fine arts at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you curious about the papal retirement and how we elect a new Pope? Come. Learn. Participate. Join campus ministry for a panel discussion on the history, process, and implications of Pope Benedict XVI’s surprising resignation. Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m., Bauccio Commons. Info: Beth Barsotti, campus ministry, 7463.