Events and Activities

Catherine Calderon will screen her film “Dancing with the Spirits” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in Violette Hall 1000. “Dancing with the Spirits” tells the story of Calderon’s initiation into the Yoruba Orisha religious tradition. The film is free and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Film Studies Minor and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. For more information on the film and film-maker, including a trailer, visit

The University Art Gallery will have a public reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 to celebrate the opening of the Art Gallery exhibitions “An Illustrated Life: A Retrospective of the Life and Works of David Grove,” and “Disasters of War: New Prints by Nick Naughton.” Refreshments will be served.

The Stargazers Astronomy Club will host an Observatory Open House from 8-10 p.m. Oct. 25 at the University Farm. For more information, email

GlobeMed is hosting Dance ‘til Dawn
from 8 p.m.-8 a.m. Oct. 26 in Pershing Arena. Dance ‘til Dawn is a fundraiser where teams of 12-16 dance constantly. Each team must raise a minimum of $200 to register. The team that raises the most money receives 10 percent of the total profit earned to go to the philanthropy of their choice. For more information, email or

The Grad School Expo
will be from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. The event is sponsored by Psi Chi. For more information, email

James Guffey, professor of statistics, will present “Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Maintaining Students’ Attention in the Classroom” at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Coffee and cookies will be served. This event is sponsored by the Academic Professional Development Center.

The Sweet Expressions Kettle Corn Sale will be from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 30 on the Quad. As part of the Big Week of Giving, the SERVE Center will be selling black and orange kettle corn from Sweet Expressions.

Truman’s 2013 Lincoln Contest
focuses on the topic of “Global Slavery” and the notion of slavery in today’s society. Submissions for the contest are due by Oct. 31 and can be in art, essay or oratorical form. For more information, contact Barry Poyner at

The 19th Annual Women and Gender Studies Conference
is calling for papers on the topic “Gendered Space & Queer Alternatives.” Submissions are due 5 p.m. Nov. 15 to in PDF or word document form.

The Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award is an opportunity for students of all majors to submit a research paper on a specific topic for the chance to win up to $10,000. The deadline to submit a research paper is Dec. 2. For more information, contact Lana Dowell in the School of Business at
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