- Interim: MFA Group Show 2015Ongoing through Friday, January 30, 2015 The Interim exhibition, held annually, presents work by current MFA candidates in the University of Utah's Studio Art program. Work in this year’s show explores several topics including nostalgia, food ecology, vulnerability, and redeveloped spaces. Opening Reception on January 22, 2014 from 5pm-7pm. Event Calendars: University of Utah, Utah Museum […]
- Volunteer Retreat (Winter)Friday, January 23 – Saturday, January 24, 2015 Join other student leaders and volunteers for an overnight retreat to learn about service and community engagement and bond with other students. Event Calendars: Bennion Community Service Center Event Categories: Community Engagement, Workshops & Training Alternate Location: Union Room Name/Number: 101 Ongoing Event: No Campus Wide Event: Yes Ticket URL: bit.ly… Contact Name: Bryce Williams Contact […]
- Emmanuel Ceysson--visiting harpist performanceSaturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 – 8:30pm Event Calendars: College of Fine Arts Event Categories: Music, U Arts Pass Campus Locations: Dumke Auditorium (UMFA) Ongoing Event: No Campus Wide Event: Yes Cost: Tickets at the door Contact Name: School of Music Contact Phone: 801-581-6762 Contact Email: email@example.com More info: music.utah.edu
- Piano Winners of SummerArts with Salt Lake SymphonySaturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 – 8:30pm The winners of the SummerArts Competition take center stage with Salt Lake Symphony conducted by Resident Conductor and U of U DMA alum, Jong-hun Bae. These gifted young people will play concerto movements by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Grieg, and Liszt. Event Calendars: College of Fine Arts Event Categories: Music, U Arts Pass […]
- Advances in Internal Medicine, 2015Canyons Resort4000 Canyons Resort DrivePark City, UT 84098 Sunday, January 25 – Friday, January 30, 2015 Event Calendars: Health Sciences Colleges & Programs: School of Medicine Departments: Internal Medicine Division: General Internal Medicine Event Type: Conferences Event Audience: All University of Utah Faculty, Hospitals & Clinics staff, Non U of U Physicians & Health Care Providers, School of Medicine Faculty, School of […]
In the days following university Pride Week posters depicting “Straight Pride” were posted up and taken down before much of the student body noticed them.
But the message still reverberated through the U’s gay community.
“To me this speaks of homophobia and the fear of the unknown,” said Charles Milne, director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center.
Chris Kannon, a work-study student at the center said he thought it was more of a reaction to the unknown.
“I don’t think it was necessarily fear, but it is a response to the discomfort people feel about homosexuality,” he said.
But the fliers’ makers said it was a only a joke.
“We are not trying to make any kind of political or otherwise statement. When I first saw the ‘University Pride’ posters, I was surprised and came up with the Straight Pride flyers as the average joe’s version,” the organizers, who would not identify themselves, said via email. “People take things too seriously and the flyers were meant to bring light to the whole subject.”
The fliers?sporting male and female stick figures holding hands in front of a “U” with the words “straight pride” went unnoticed by many because the janitorial staff tore down the signs because they didn’t have the necessary date stamp on them.
However, the fliers’ makers had other explanations for why they thought they were torn down.
“Most of [the fliers] did not survive their first day of proclamation, whether this is due to humorless officials, gay supremacists or gusts of air?we are left to ponder,” they said.
The organizers did place the email address firstname.lastname@example.org at the bottom of the fliers, but they listed no names or sponsoring group.