UW Calendar for Week of Oct. 12-18
October 11, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Oct. 12-18.
Monday, Oct. 12, 4 p.m. -- Leslie Brown of Williams College will speak on the continuing civil rights movement as the 13th annual Susan B. Horton Cone Family Distinguished Lecturer, Room 129 of the UW Classroom Building. Free.
Monday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m. -- Novelist and short story writer Thomas King will read and sign his books in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.
Monday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. -- UW will join more than 150 theaters in all 50 states and worldwide in presenting "The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later: An Epilogue," College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Free.
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. -- Actor and musician Gary Farmer will screen and discuss his role in the movie "Dead Man," Room 222 of the UW Classroom Building, Free.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m. -- Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, a contemporary American Indian blues band, will perform in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Free.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m. -- Sisters Spit, a group of writers and performers from San Francisco, will present slam poetry, writing and performance in Room 306 of the UW Classroom Building. Free.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. -- World-renowned mountain climber Chris Warner will deliver the first lecture of the Todd Skinner Leadership Lecture series in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Free.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. -- Bel Canto and the Singing Statesmen will perform in the Fine Arts Concert Hall.
Friday, Oct. 16, noon-1:30 p.m. -- The UW African American & Diaspora Studies Program will celebrate its name change with a traditional African naming ceremony in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.
Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. -- Jazz legend and pianist Allen Toussaint will perform a Cultural Programs concert in the Fine Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $23 for the public and $19 for students and seniors.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m. -- The Indian student organization Milaap will hold Diwali Night in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium, followed by dinner at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom. It features performances by renowned flutist and tabla artists from India, followed by student performances. Free.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. -- ACRES will host a screening of the movie "FRESH!" in the ASUW Senate Chambers on the first floor of the Wyoming Union. Free.
Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009