Actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice will present ?An Evening with Langston and Martin? in Strong Auditorium at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.7.
The two-man show will feature theatrical readings by both actors. Glover will perform readings by black writer Langston Hughes while Justice will portray civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
Glover is an actor, producer and director. He is best known for his roles in ?The Color Purple,? ?Predator 2? and the ?Lethal Weapon? series.
Justice has been acting and directing for 30 years and has portrayed King since 1981.
The performance is one of the UR events that will celebrate Black History Month. It is co-sponsored by the Outside Speakers Committee and the Black Students? Union.
Admission is $3 for UR undergraduates with ID and $5 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased at the Common Market, MediaPlay in Southtown Plaza and at the door.
Cable TV options change and add second tier
ResTV has changed its options, now offering two tiers of cable instead of three. The subscription tier now includes HBO, which increases the cost of the package from $80.95 to $89.95 per semester.
The change occurred because Campus Televideo will be replacing the electronics that control whether the subscription channels are available to each port. The old system required a technician to physically move the wiring each time a student subscribed.
The new system will be managed by remote, which will greatly speed up connections when students subscribe, said Rob Rouzer, director of student activities.
However, the new system does not allow three levels of service. The choices were to add HBO to the subscription tier or to do away with it completely.
?Since the additional charge seemed reasonable, we agreed to make [HBO] part of the package,? Rouzer said.
The basic tier, which is free, includes network programming such as CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, Discovery and The History Channel. The subscription tier includes channels such as HBO, ESPN, Cartoon Network, Animal Planet and Comedy Central. Previously, subscription to a third entertainment package was required to get HBO.
McNair program salutes graduate work
A program to honor Challenger astronaut Ronald McNair and his legacy will take place Saturday, Jan. 27.
McNair, a physicist and the second black American to fly into space, was on the Challenger space shuttle when it exploded in 1986. Now, the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program encourages low-income, first-generation and under-represented minority students to pursue graduate studies.
Workshops will describe the process of achieving a doctorate and tell how minority students are recruited and retained. Dean of Graduate Studies Bruce Jacobs and other faculty members will speak. Four graduate students will speak about their experiences.
The program runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The welcome and workshops will be held in Schlegel Hall. A networking lunch takes place in The Meliora at noon. A commemoration of McNair?s life occurs at 3 p.m. at the Interfaith Chapel. For information, call Beth Olivaras at x57512.