News Briefs Sept. 17, 2010

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New Director for Newsong
Since the resignation of Al Clifft last spring, California Baptist University passed the honor of directing the New Song Chorus to one of its own, Marisa Giorgetti. Giorgetti, a master’s student, began her first year as director during the group’s annual choir camp at the end of August. She can be seen every Tuesday and Thursday in front of the group in the Collingsworth School of Music Building.

Dancing at the Depot
Monday nights at the Coffee Depot on Mission Inn, in downtown Riverside, are dedicated to a blast from the past, complete with swing dancing lessons and open dancing after. “Swing UCR” teaches swing dancing twice every Monday night from 7:30- 8:00 and 8:00-8:30 p.m. with open floor till 11 p.m. “It’s easy to pick up and is a fun way to have a night out on the town and let your hair down, without getting too crazy,” sophomore Daniel Scott said. The schedule for this event is subject to change. Check www.CoffeeDepot.tv for further updates.

Healthy New Dean for CBU
The College of Allied Health has a new dean starting the 2010-2011 school year: Charles D. Sands. The College of Allied Health is responsible for new programs in areas such as nursing, sports medicine and other health care programs at CBU. Sands was formerly the associate dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He will oversee these programs as well as reach out to local health programs in the community.

Fox Theater Concert Schedule
The fall season for the Fox Theater in downtown Riverside started in September, featuring Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles and American funny man Dennis Miller. This season will be filled with local favorites as well as nationally renown artists, like the B-52s, in October, and Blondie, in November. December will hold a ballet classic, The Nutcracker, performed by the California Riverside Ballet. For more information, visit www. FoxRiversideLive.com.