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Celebration Planned for Christena Schlundt

Service Wednesday for Founding UC Riverside Faculty Member

The Life of Professor Emerita Christena Lindborg Schlundt Will be Celebrated With Music and Dance

(October 28, 2004)

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Christena Schlundt

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- The UC Riverside Department of Dance will celebrate the life of Professor Emerita Christena Lindborg Schlundt, from 12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Performance Lab, ARTS 166.

An eminent scholar of dance history and a visionary educator, Prof. Schlundt envisioned the study of dance in the university as encompassing artistic, historical, and theoretical frameworks. Her leadership in the growth and development of the Department of Dance at UC Riverside has had an unmistakable impact on the entire field of dance studies.

This event is acknowledgment of her contributions. Speakers include members of the Dance faculty, as well as guests from the UCR campus community. Also included will be performances of dance and music in honor of Prof. Schlundt.

Speakers and/or performers include:

Susan Rose, Professor and Chair, Department of Dance
Fred Strickler, Distinguished Professor, Department of Dance
Linda J. Tomko, Associate Professor, Department of Dance
Sally Allen Ness, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Elizabeth Lord, Professor of Botany/Developmental Biology, Associate Dean, Graduate Division
Lizbeth Langston, Head, Information Services, Science Library
David Warren, Professor, Department of Psychology, former Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Barbara Bennett, Lecturer, Department of Music

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