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NEWS FROM UML Dec. 13, 2005


A notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Communications Office, 978-934-3224. For more stories on UML, visit and click on “UML in the News.”

Turning Trash into Treasures: Recycled Art to be Showcased
When:  Thursday, December 15, 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Wannalancit Building MIL Conference Room, 600 Suffolk Street, Lowell
What:  The River Ambassador Program (RAP) invites the public to their Recycled Art Show. RAP members have made treasures out of what most people would throw into the trash can. It is an innovative art experience. RAP is a youth program for teens from Lowell High School focusing on environmental issues, overseen by UMass Lowell’s Center for Family, Work and Community.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


Kids Can Get “Rowdy” at Kids’ Night Out

When:  Saturday, Dec. 17, 6 ߝ 10 p.m.

Where: Costello Gym, UML North, Riverside St., Lowell

What:  Children ages 5 ߝ 12 will be entertained and supervised by UML student-athletes at the 2nd Annual Rowdy (the Riverhawk) Kids’ Night Out. For a small fee benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, parents can get their last-minute shopping done while keeping their kids active.  Activities include:  Swimming, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Kickball, Arts and Crafts, Games and Movies. A concession area will be available for buying pizza, snacks and drinks.  Participation fees are $10.00 per child and only $5.00 for each additional child per family.
        To register in advance, readers can email Associate Athletic Director Joan Lehoullier at Pre-registration is not required..
Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233


Fine Arts Candidates Exhibit at Boott Gallery

When:  Sunday, Dec. 18, 2 - 5 p.m.

Where: Boott Gallery in the Boott  Mills Museum, 115 John Street, Lowell

What:  A reception will kick off this one-day-only exhibit of the senior thesis projects of UMass Lowell’s Fall 2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates. A variety of media will be on view from the Art & Design studios, including painting, sculpture, photography, web site design, illustration, video, advertising campaigns and product design. More than 30 students will participate.
        The event is free and open to the public, courtesy of the UMass Lowell Art Department and the Lowell National Historical Park, which is a special sponsor this year.

Contact: Renae Lias Claffey, University Communications, 978-934-3233

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