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  December 3, 2012
Westminster Presents a Free Screening of Poison
December 3, 7:00 p.m. at Tower Theatre, 876 East 900 South

Todd Haynes’ 1991 film Poison is considered an early entry into the New Queer Cinema movement. The film intertwines three different stories. In the first segment, “Hero, a young boy shoots his father and then ascends into the sky. “Horror,” the second segment, tells of a scientist who discovers the essence of the human sex drive and must deal with the terrible consequences. The third segment, “Homo,” is the story of two prison inmates’ attraction to one another. These three segments combine to develop a controversial commentary on the complexities of human sexuality.

In partnership with the Salt Lake Film Society, the presentation of Poison is part of a series of film screenings that will appear at the Tower Theatre throughout the school year. All Ivory Tower film screenings are free and open to the public and will be shown on 35-mm prints.

Westminster Presents "Your Money, Your Future: Opportunities, Risks, and the Fiscal Cliff"
December 4, Noon - 1:30 p.m. at Westminster on the Draw
, 2120 South 1300 East
The Converse Society of Westminster will sponsor a lecture on the latest taxation changes for personal, estate and business planning. Scott McCullough, Attorney at Law at Callister Nebeker & McCullough; Scott Murri, CPA at CPAs, Planners and Advisors; Devin Pope, Personal Financial Advisor at Albion Financial Group; and John Bird, Principal at Albion Financial Group are the event's speakers. After the lecture, attendees may receive a free initial consultation regarding to discuss their specific needs.

Cost is $10 per person, and includes lunch, materials and two tickets to the Westminster Chamber Singers Holiday Concert. Please RSVP to Kaye Stackpole at (801) 832-2735 or by November 29. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. on December 4.

Westminster Chamber Orchestra Presents "Star Tours: A Symphonic Journey Through the Cosmos"
December 5, 7:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory

Don't miss this performance of original soundtrack music from Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, as well as the Utah Premiere of Atlas Eclipticalis on the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth. Atlas Eclipticalis will be accompanied by a multimedia presentation of NASA imagery curated by professor Chris Cline of Westminster’s physics department.

The concert is free and open to the public. Online reservations are recommended at

Westminster Chorale Presents the Holiday Chorale Concert
December 8, 7:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory

Westminster Chorale will perform an evening of entertaining music in celebration of the holiday season. Audience members will surely catch the holiday spirit with an evening of music that is anything but a “Silent Night. The Westminster Chorale is comprised of Westminster faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the community.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Westminster Presents the Diversity Lecture "Academics as Activists"
January 10, 7:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory

Highly sought-after public intellectual, author, speaker and NPR radio host, Michael Eric Dyson is an activist academic whose work and ideas extend beyond institutions of higher education to the public sphere and back again. Addressing issues such as race, class, hip-hop culture, institutionalized racism, love and justice, Dyson’s work is relevant across generations and social groups.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Westminster Presents the Occasional Temperament Conference "Becoming Who We Are"
January 12-13 at Westminster on the Draw
, 2120 South 1300 East
Researchers and practitioners wanting to learn about current findings and practices related to temperament, the more biological basis of personality, are welcome to attend. Mary Rothbart, a preeminent researcher on the role of temperament in human development, will give the keynote address. Full conference and Saturday dinner-only registration is available. 

Cost to attend is $200 for faculty and professionals and $125 for students. Saturday dinner-only cost is $60. To register or see a schedule of events, visit For more information, contact Jen Simonds at

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