Music Professor Richard Crosby presented the world premiere of his Sonata for Trombone and Piano at the University of Kentucky on Sunday, Oct. 19. The commissioned sonata was performed by soloist Ken Haddix, EKU's associate director of bands (trombone), accompanied by Crosby.
"I am hoping that this work will become part of the trombone repertoire following this premiere," said Crosby. "Hopefully, I'll receive other commissions after the success of this one."
"The United Way Matters to EKU" is the theme of the 2003 United Way campaign that began on campus on Oct. 17. EKU contributions will stay in Madison County and benefit nearly 30 programs run by more than 20 service agencies that assist a variety of local citizens. Allan Stein, CEO of the Lexington Legends and chair of the 2003 United Way of the Bluegrass Campaign, has promised two free tickets to a 2004 Legends game to everyone who makes a contribution to this year's campaign. For more information, contact Doug Whitlock at 622-2197.
WEKU-FM listeners can call 800-621-8890 with a pledge of support for the classical music and NPR news programs or pledge at www.weku.fm
at any time. Staff and faculty can use payroll deduction to pay their pledges.
Weather permitting, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold an open house at the Telescope Deck on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. Celestial objects of interest that evening include Mars and the Moon.
If it is cloudy on Thursday, the viewing will be rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. Anyone interested in viewing from the deck should call 622-2012 after 6 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 30) for a recorded message indicating whether the deck will be open for viewing.
The EKU telescope deck is located off Kit Carson Drive in the field about 400 yards south of the Ashland Fire and Safety Laboratory Building and east of the Law Enforcement complex. For a map with directions to the telescope deck, visit www.physics.eku.edu and look under Announcements-Public Viewing.