Published: Sept. 30, 1997

Fans will have a chance to tackle the classroom before watching the Buffs tackle their football foes at three University of Colorado home games in October and November.

“CU Before the Game” seminars, showcasing acclaimed campus performing artists and top-ranked faculty, will give area residents and visitors an opportunity to sample some of CU-Boulder’s cultural and academic offerings on game day mornings.

Three separate events are scheduled concurrently and participants will be able to attend only one prior to each game. No reservations are necessary.

The seminars before the Oct. 4, Oct. 18 and the Nov. 28 home games will feature faculty speakers Douglas Seals, Jan Whitt, Gregory Dyes, Jacquelyn Sullivan, Stanley Jones, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Robert Lynch and Mimi Wesson. The theater presentation will be directed by Lynn Nichols, a member of the theater faculty.

Before the Oct. 4 game against Texas A&M, fans can choose between three seminars starting at 11 a.m. “The Role of Regular Exercise in Healthy Cardiovascular Aging,” in Geology room 121, will provide new information on the importance of regular exercise in reducing the loss of cardiovascular capacity as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Another seminar, “Forward, Backward or Standing Still?: Advertising and Gender Images,” in Education room 220, will include a lecture, slide show and video presentation that deals with images of women and men in

contemporary American advertising. Another option on Oct. 4 is a scene from Moliere’s classic comedy, Tartuffe, on the main stage of the University Theater, followed by an informal talk with the actors and director.

“CU Before the Game” events are free and open to the public. The hour-long lectures and performances are scheduled to begin 2 1/2 hours before kickoff. Other scheduled topics and their locations are:

Oct. 18, CU vs. Kansas

* “Jazz and Blues,” Imig Music Building, C199-Chamber Hall

* “Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, College of Engineering,” Entry lobby, ITL Laboratory, Engineering Center

* “The Power of Nonverbal Communication,” Hellems room 199

Nov. 28, CU vs. Nebraska

* “Immigration and the Anti-Immigration Movement,” Hale room 230

* “Biological Clocks and Your Health,” Hellems room 199

* “The Death Penalty in America: Theory and Practice,” Education room 220

Seminar sponsors are the Chancellor’s Office, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Alumni Association, Outreach Council and the Division of Continuing Education.

For more information call (303) 492-5148.