All free unless otherwise noted
Wednesday 11/7 - Sunday 11/11
Theatre: “Shooting Simone.” HJT presents this very funny play exploring themes of jealousy, the changing face of feminism, and the inevitably subjective nature of "truth." Tickets available Oct. 26. For more information, click here.
Lecture: “Invasion! Immigration and Spread of Bromus Tectorum (Cheatgrass).” A talk by Richard Mack, professor of ecology at Washington State University and leading expert on cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), the most widely distributed and widely loathed invasive plant in the American West. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.
VWRS: The Visiting Writers Reading Series presents a reading by writer, poet and essayist Matt Bondurant, author of three novels as well as numerous works of short fiction, poems, essays and reviews. 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Lecture: “The Mosaics of Seugma on the Euphrates – Visual Culture on the Roman Frontier.” A talk by Katherine Dunbadin, emerita professor of classics at McMaster University specializing in Roman art and mosaics, Roman dining customs and theatre and spectacle in the Roman Empire. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.
Music: The Music Department presents The Whitman Orchestra Fall Concert, directed by Paul Luongo. 7:30 p.m. in Chrism Recital Hall.
Lecture: “West Africa Today – Empowerment of Women in Togo Through Fair Trade of Shea Butter, Education, and Health.” Rose Hyde ’95 and her husband Olowon-n’djo Tchala discuss their fair trade cooperative, Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care, which empowers women in central Togo through the production and sale of skin care products made with butter from Shea nuts that local women gather from wild trees. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.
Music: The Music Department presents a general Student Music Recital. 4 p.m. in Chism Recital Hall.
Lecture: “Corridors of Heritage – For Peace and Conflict Resolution.” Sudharshan Seneviratne, professor of archaeology at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, will discuss the heritage initiatives he has undertaken focusing on peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, as well as his experience working with city and village folk, school children, undergraduates and public-private sector partnerships. 7:30 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.
Film: “Holy Rollers.” Documentary filmmaker Bryan Storkel screens his second feature film endeavor, which follows the rise of a large, extremely well-funded blackjack team made up entirely of churchgoing Christians. Part of the film and media studies program’s Cinema Arts Series. 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Lecture: “Save the River, Kill the Trees.” O’Donnell Visiting Educator Jamie Workman presents the first in a three-part series of lectures called “Three Things Your Parents Didn’t Tell You About Water Conservation.” Part one explores the massive surplus of trees that are now threatening another one of our most valuable natural resources: water. 7 p.m. in Olin 130.
Music: The Fridays at Four Recital Series presents seven unique keys of jazz piano with Nicholas Ferrell, Ethan Maier, Dylan Martin, Veronica Miller, Jason Morrison, Lucinda Sisk and Zack Strater. 4 p.m. in Kimball Theatre.
Lecture: “The Impact of Global Environmental Challenges on U.S.-China Relations.” China expert and award-winning journalist Orville Schell explores China’s current environmental crisis and what it means for the U.S. and the rest of the world. 7:30 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.
Music: The Music Department presents The Fall Wind Ensemble Concert, directed by Gary Gemberling. 7:30 p.m. in Chism Recital Hall.
Lecture: “Taps Leak Energy, Cars Burn Water.” O’Donnell Visiting Educator Jamie Workman presents the second in a three-part series of lectures called “Three Things Your Parents Didn’t Tell You About Water Conservation.” Here he explores the interrelationship of water and energy. 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.
Lecture: “American Whistle Blower Tour – Essential Voices for Accountability.” Experts from the Government Accountability Project present their acclaimed whistleblower program on campus, focusing on the hazards at the Hanford Nuclear Plant. 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.
Music: The Music Department presents The Concerto Aria Competition. 7 p.m. is Chism Recital Hall.
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