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University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 30-Oct. 6

September 27, 2013
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Jason Johnston, French hornist, will be among the performers during the UW Symphony Orchestra’s opening night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

These are among activities scheduled Sept. 30-Oct. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. -- Geoff Mason, retired professor from United Kingdom’s Loughborogh University, will discuss D-Day engineering challenges, Room 1045 of the College of Engineering Building. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. -- Cowgirl volleyball vs. Black Hills State at the UniWyo Sports Complex. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Tuesday, Oct. 1-Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. -- UW Theatre and Dance presents Alan Ball’s play, “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” at the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts Studio Theatre. Tickets cost $14 for the public, $11 for senior citizens and $7 for students.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m. -- Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will speak about “Embodied Brains, Social Minds: How Emotions Shape Learning, Motivation and Self,” in the College of Education auditorium. A reception will be held in the Education Building lobby at 3 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7-10 p.m. -- The Consumer Issues Conference opens. The movie “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” will be shown in the Wyoming Union. Free. For the full schedule of events during the Consumer Issues Conference, click here.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m. -- California alternative rock band the Mowgli's will perform in the Arts and Sciences auditorium. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 9-10 a.m. -- Consumer Issues Conference program: Elaine Ryan, AARP vice president of state advocacy and strategy integration, will discuss "The Affordable Care Act - The State of State Implementation," in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $10 for the public, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for students.

Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. -- The movie “R.I.P.D.” will be shown in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. -- Grammy Award-winning mandolin soloist Chris Thile opens the Cultural Programs fall concert series at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $30 for the public and $25 for UW students.

Friday, Oct. 4, 9 p.m. -- Star walk and laser light show at the UW Planetarium; enter through the southwest doors of the Physical Sciences Building. Free.

Friday, Oct. 4, 9-10:30 a.m. -- Consumer Issues Conference program: Steven Brill, Time magazine author of "Bitter Pill, Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us," will speak via video teleconference in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.  -- Homecoming week begins with the Big Event community service project. A barbecue and live music from the Libby Creek Original will follow. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m. -- Diwali Night of Indian culture, in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. A free dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom will follow. Tickets for the dinner are available at the Wyoming Union information desk at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30-Wednesday, Oct. 2. Ticket distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. -- 5K fun run or walk will support UW Veteran Services Center, starting at the Washakie Center green area. Cost is $5 for UW students and $15 for community members. Register before Thursday, Oct. 3, or costs will increase.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. -- Piano soloist Chin-Chuang Chang will perform in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Free.

The UW Geological Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekends. Free.

A variety of exhibitions is on display at the UW Art Museum, located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive, open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  and Mondays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free.

The UW Department of Botany’s Williams Conservatory is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Fridays. Free. 

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