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Professors play music for Japan

Posted by Samantha on Mar 22nd, 2011 and filed under Top stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Brock professors will take centre stage on Wednesday to busk for Japan.

Professors from various faculties will play for an hour and a half in Market Hall to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross’ Japan relief efforts. International Services and Programs Abroad is spearheading the Brock campaign.

The schedule is as follows:

12 noon to 12:30 – Irish folk music by the Biorhythms, a musical group of Biology professors
12:30 to 1 p.m. – Business professor Don Cyr on keyboard
1 to 1:30 p.m. – Klezmer music with Psychology professor Sid Segalowitz on clarinet and Mathematics professor Bill Ralph on keyboard

A staff member has also pitched in to help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Jackie Bering, a fourth-year Visual Arts student and employee in Human Resources, has donated the painting Birds with Hats 3 to be auctioned for the cause.

The painting will be available for bidding on Wednesday and Thursday in Market Hall.

The minimum bid for the 8” by 10” painting will be $20. Bids will be kept hidden.

There are donations jars throughout the campus. There will also be a sale of origami, recipes and other Japanese items in Market Hall on March 24.

Donations will be accepted at the International Services and Programs Abroad office at GLN-B 210 in the International Centre. You can also call 905-688-5550 x3163 or email isa@brocku.ca. Cheques are preferred and can be earmarked “Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami” and sent through inter-office mail.

To donate online, visit redcross.ca and cite the donation as part of the Brock/Japan Red Cross fundraising group.

Related story:
Fundraising underway at Brock for Japanese quake victims

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