Calendar Add comments Kathleen I sent you a calendar listing at least 3 weeks ago and yet I still do not see it posted here. The Charter Board Council and 22 othercommunity groups are hosting a BESE candidate forum on October 5th at 6:30 at Dillard University – Professional Services Building (Georges Auditorium). Five of 7 of the candidates running for districts one and two are confimed to participate. http://UptownMessenger.com Robert Morris Kathleen – We actually posted the BESE forum when you sent it to us. If you hover your cursor over Oct. 5 on the calendar, then scroll down the screen to see all the events, you’ll it there. We realize this is a very unwieldy way of displaying calendar entries, and we’re working hard to upgrade it, hopefully in the very near future. Bear with us, and in the meantime, we’ll post a notice on our news page as well next week, once we’re a little closer to the event. Thank you for making sure our readers are aware of this forum, and I hope the turnout is strong. That’s Crazy Unweildy? I think “foolish” might be the term best used. I’ve always thought the calendars were empty, and moved on. Unless Kathleen had called y’all out, I’d've never know there WAS anything on the calendars. What a ridiculous way to fill out a calendar. At least put text inside the body of the calendar telling people there’s SOMETHING there. But to be honest, to have to hover over each day and read all that… forget it. Useless to me. Way too visually busy, and gives me no real overview of what’s going on in a month. What a waste of time and energy for the people working on the calendars, and sending in events! http://UptownMessenger.com Robert Morris So, Crazy, you don’t like my calendar… Neither do I, frankly. It’s not a waste of time for anyone, because the calendar entries also automatically appear on the right side of the page under “Upcoming events.” For many of the events people send in, we’ll run an individual post printing the information — and anyone can enter their own events in our forums. But the calendar itself leaves a lot to be desired, there’s no doubt. The calendar software we’re using is third-party software, and I certainly can’t take any credit for programming it. We’ve looked for a different program, but from what I can tell, the good ones (for example, see helioscalendar.com) are expensive, and also have a time consuming and technically difficult installation — which, worst of all, takes me away from reporting to figure out and deal with. Trust me, finding a more user-friendly calendar on this site has been a priority since the beginning, and as soon as we have the resources to devote to the project, we will certainly do so. Thanks for your input, and for reading UptownMessenger.com. http://www.facebook.com/Everymahn Steve Peer Please add: “Back That Cancer Up” Fashion Show & Concert Benefit Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CT) New Orleans, LA http://backthatcancerup.eventbrite.com/ ARCE-NOLA I know that it can take a while for an event to be posted to the calendar, but I would appreciate it if you could add this event (sent in a week ago) as soon as possible: “Death on the Nile: The Lifecycle of a Theban Tomb” Monday, October 15, 2012 at 7:00 102 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane Universitywww.arce-nola.org/upcoming-events Thank you! ARCE-NOLA http://www.arce-nola.org/upcoming-events Tulane SOM Marketing Please add: Tulane University School of Medicine’s dermatology department is offering FREE skin cancer screenings from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in the Dermatology Clinic on the fifth floor of Tulane Medical Center, 1415 Tulane Ave. The free screenings are available by appointment only by calling (504) 988-1700 Screenings involve a full- or upper-body skin assessment by a Tulane dermatologist. If suspicious lesions are found, patients will be encouraged to contact their personal physicians, or they will be referred to a Tulane dermatologist. Validated parking is available in Tulane’s LaSalle St. Garage, located on the corner of Tulane and LaSalle streets.