2015 Kickoff and Idea Hack
Please join us for our spring 2015 DifferenceMaker Kickoff Event and Hackathon! You will learn more about DifferenceMaker and the $35K Idea Challenge; meet faculty and staff that can help you further your idea and make it a reality; build a team with other students; share your ideas and meet new people through an interactive Hackthon activity; and eat, mingle and have fun. Please email DifferenceMaker@uml.edu with questions.
Mish Michaels Book Signing Event
Families with children are invited to a free event with TV meteorologist turned children's book author Mish Michaels at the River Hawk Shop at University Crossing at UMass Lowell, 220 Pawtucket Ave. The event, which will take place the Saturday before Groundhog Day, will include a reading from Michaels' new children's book, "Ms. G's Shadowy Road to Fame." The book is based on the "true" story of how Ms. G, a Mass Audubon groundhog from Lincoln, became the State Groundhog for Massachusetts. Feb. 2, 2015 will be Ms. G's first "official" forecast. She is the only female groundhog in the country to hold this state office. The event will include a Q&A with Michaels and a video of Ms. G before her annual hibernation. The video will also include excerpts from elementary school student testimony in front of a State House committee during the Ms. G campaign. Michaels will sign copies of the book along with her illustrator, Kathie Jameson, which will be available for sale in the River Hawk Shop, with a portion of proceeds going to the Mass Audubon Society.
Ice Hockey vs. Merrimack
UMass Lowell is hosting Bob Ryan, author of "Scribe: My Life in Sports." The Boston Globe reporter and columnist will sign copies of his new book in the Tsongas Center lobby, starting at 6:15 p.m., prior to the River Hawks home hockey game against the Merrimack College Warriors. The River Hawk Shop will have copies of "Scribe: My Life in Sports" for sale on location though fans who already own the book are welcome to bring their own. In addition, fans are encouraged to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association as UMass Lowell's Greek Council raises money to fight muscular disease. It's also George Davis Night: Celebrate the past, present and future of the River Hawk Cross Country and Track & Field programs with fellow alumni and families. And it's Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni Night.
3rd Annual Hot Stove Baseball Dinner
Head coach Ken Harring and the UMass Lowell baseball team have announced the third annual hot stove dinner and auction which will be held at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut.The event will leadoff with a cocktail hour and silent auction. The evening includes dinner, a speaking program, a live auction, videos and awards. All proceeds raised from the event will be used to support the River Hawk baseball program, the 2014 Shedd Park Little League Cooperstown Team and the Adam Keenan Scholarship Fund. The Shedd Park Cooperstown Baseball team will be honored during the evening's festivities. State Rep. Tom Golden will act as the Master of Ceremonies while speakers include UMass Lowell Director of Athletics Dana Skinner and Coach Harring. Tickets can be purchased for $90 per person or $750 for a table at www.uml.edu/hotstove. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Harring at 978-934-2344.
Artist's Talk with Sean Downey: MARS
The UMass Lowell Art Department is pleased to present an exhibit of recent paintings and sculptures by Sean Downey: MARS. The exhibition will be on view in the University Gallery from Jan. 22 - Feb. 20. All are welcome to a talk and reception with the artist on Thursday, Feb. 12. The talk will begin at 3 p.m. in the O'Leary Library, Room 222. The reception will follow at 4:15 p.m. in the University Gallery. University Gallery is located in Mahoney Hall on 870 Broadway St., Lowell.
Dine & Dress for Success
Dine & Dress for Success, dinner and business etiquette presentation for students. Preregistration is required and $10 holding fee required (returned at event). Register in person in the Career & Co-op Center, 450 University Crossing. Event runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Snow date March 4, 2015.
You Gotta Love the Life: An Evening With Melissa Manchester
You Gotta Love the Life: An Evening With Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester. She's studied songwriting with Paul Simon, was discovered by Barry Manilow and has written many of pop music's enduring hits. "You Gotta Love the Life ¿ An Evening with Melissa Manchester" will celebrate the Grammy winner's 40 years in show business while raising funds for the Joyce Pang String Scholarship Fund for the UMass Lowell String Project. Youth ensembles and choral groups will also join Manchester on stage in a tribute to Pang. Tickets are $125 for the concert and VIP champagne reception with Manchester after the show where she will be available to autograph "You Gotta Love the Life," her 20th and first full-length album in nine years; $35 for the public; $15 for UMass Lowell students with valid ID (in person at the Tsongas Center Box Office). Prices do not include applicable fees.