FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/Apr. 3, 1997
Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616
Saturday, April 5
Simple Harmonic Motion, WPI's male a cappella group, will present Acappellafest III at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, in Riley Commons. The program will feature Interstate 8, WPI's new female a cappella group, the Clark Counterpoints (female), the Trinity Accidentals (male), and the coed Brown Higher Keys and Rensselaer Rensselyncs. Tickets are $5 at the door ($3 for students with a WPI ID).
Sunday, April 6
The WPI Stage Band, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will present their annual Spring Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, in Alden Memorial. Douglas Weeks, administrator of applied music, directs the Concert Band, whose selections will include Music for Prague by Karel Husa. The seldom-heard work celebrates the few times in its history that Prague has been free. The second half of the concert will feature the Stage Band and the Jazz Ensemble, led by Richard Falco, director of jazz studies. Pianist Dick Odgren, a member of the Clark University music faculty, will perform Ollie and other pieces with the Stage Band. Odgren taught at Berklee College of Music from 1976-1993 and has performed and recorded with such jazz artists as Mike and Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Gary Burton and Jim Porcella. The concert is free and open to the public.
Admissions Office Open House
Wednesday, April 9
The WPI Admissions Office will host an Open House for accepted students on Wednesday, April 9. More than 1,000 students and parents are expected to come to campus to learn more about WPI and to help the high schoolers decide whether to enroll in the university's Class of 2001. One of the highlights of the program is a Student Activities Fair on the upper level of Harrington Auditorium (outside if the weather is nice) from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 10
WPI's EMSEP (Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering Program) will honor its Class of '97 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in Alden Memorial. A reception will follow in Riley Commons. EMSEP's goal is to increase access to educational opportunities at WPI for underrepresented students of African, Latino and Native American descent. It's vision focuses on empowering students of color to take an active role in their personal, academic and professional development. For more information, call Minority Affairs and Outreach Programs at ext. 5796.