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People etc.

Published: November 11, 2004

PSS to present breakfast seminar

The Professional Staff Senate will present a seminar, "When You Speak, Do People Listen?" from 8:30-10:45 a.m. Nov. 18 in the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.

The seminar will be led by Robert Vehar, distinguished teacher of voice, both speaking and singing. Vehar has been a member of the vocal music faculties of UB, SUNY College at Potsdam and Clarence High School. He holds a degree in music education from Ithaca College and a master's degree in music from the Eastman School of Music.

In any situation with new people, you have just five seconds to make a good first impression—both visually and vocally.

Vehar will offer techniques for being heard without hurting your voice. Strengthen your presentation style and inspire your students and audience.

The cost of the seminar, which includes a buffet breakfast, is $12. Reservations must be made by today by contacting the PSS office at 645-2003

UB to host forum on workers' rights issues

In the past several years, workers-rights organizations have uncovered abuses in the treatment of workers in the sports-apparel and equipment-manufacturing industry.

To educate UB students, faculty and staff on these issues, an open forum will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in 145 Student Union, North Campus.

All UB students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Sponsored by UB's Students Against Sweatshops, the Division of Student Affairs and the UB Sweatshop Advisory Committee, the open forum will feature Kathy Stevens of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and Scott Nova of the Workers Rights Coalition (WRC), who will discuss their experiences in the factories where UB apparel is made.

They will also discuss what UB can do to support workers' rights internationally and at home.

Theatre & Dance to present "Steel Pier"

The Department of Theatre & Dance will present the musical "Steel Pier" Nov. 18-21 and Dec. 2-5 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Media sponsor is WBFO 88.7FM.

In the grand tradition of the great movie musicals, "Steel Pier" unwinds a tale of second chances set against a dance marathon in Atlantic City's famous Steel Pier in 1933. The plot and the score are skillfully interwoven—and the stage pulsates with the jazzy, big band rhythms of the era.

The talented cast of student actors is lead by the award-winning director/choreographer Lynne Kurdziel Formato.

Tickets for "Steel Pier" are $15 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the CFA box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at all Ticketmaster locations.

For more information, call 645-ARTS