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UAlbany Students Teach Community Martial Arts, Salsa Dancing and more

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150




The Earth Tones are one of the student groups who will perform and instruct the community at UAlbany Community Day.

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 7, 2009) -- Talented University at Albany student singers, dancers, and martial artists will both perform for and instruct the general public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Campus Center at UAlbany Community Day on October 10.

Student demonstrations are free and open to the public. They include:
• Earth Tones and Serendipity — UAlbany’s male and female a cappella singers
• Knemesis
• UAlbany Mixed Martial Arts Club
• Salsa Dancing
• Belly Dancing

Student demonstrations are just one of the many activities at UAlbany Community Day, designed to showcase the University’s academic and cultural strengths.  The Day – which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – will boast faculty presentations on topics ranging from the historical significance of the Battle of Saratoga to nanotechnology; interactive student step dancing and belly dancing demonstrations; a farmer’s market; bomb-sniffing dog and sheepherding exhibitions; and a faculty meet and greet.

UAlbany Community Day is part of the University’s Homecoming/Family and Reunion Weekend, which features an alumni luncheon honoring activist Harvey Milk, ’51, a speech by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and a lecture by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

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