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University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 15-21

September 12, 2014
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Students will use sledgehammers starting at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, to tear down a mock Berlin Wall on Prexy’s Pasture. (Associated Press)

These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Sept. 15 -- The Wyoming Union celebrates its 75th anniversary with a retrospective exhibition in Gallery 234. It can be seen through Oct. 23.

Monday, Sept. 15, 3:10 p.m. -- Researcher Jim Gill presents “Creating Ocean Crust at an Intermediate Spreading Rate,” S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216. Free.

Monday, Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m. -- Dave Nutting discusses “Was Darwin Wrong?” -- a presentation about evolution not usually heard at universities, College of Education auditorium.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6-8 p.m. -- The UW Outdoor Program holds “Back Country Cooking Clinic,” $5 students, $7 faculty/staff, Outdoor Program trailer. Food included. Limited to 10 participants.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. -- Free movie of First Nations film “Nutak,” followed by a question and answer session with film consultant Colin Samson. College of Business Room 127. Free.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. -- Visiting artist Jaimie Henthorm gives a talk in the Visual Arts Building. Free.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. -- Colin Samson, indigenous people’s rights researcher, shares his knowledge about First Nations in a guest lecture in Room 127 of the College of Business Building.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m. -- Antonio Sacre, a performance artist, bilingual storyteller and author, presents a remote reading in the Wyoming Union Senate Chambers. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Antonio Vargas is among speakers at a symposium on “Immigration Policy and Its Impacts from a Wyoming and U.S. Perspective,”  at the Hilton Garden Inn/UW Conference Center. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 18, noon -- The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be celebrated by tearing down a mock Berlin Wall on Prexy’s Pasture.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 4:10-5:10 p.m. -- Guest lecturer Mimi Fenton speaks on “Joy and Regeneration in Paradise Lost,” Room 142 of the Classroom Building. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. -- Ideas about wilderness from a range of perspectives will be shared during a Wyoming Voices presentation, UW Berry Center. Free.

Friday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m. -- UW professors Mary Burman, nursing; John Mittelstaedt, business; and Michael Dillon, zoology, along with Rachel Shaw, theater and dance, discuss their research during Saturday U, College of Business auditorium. Free.

Friday, Sept. 19, 6:30, 9 and 11:30 p.m. -- Friday Night Fever presents the movie, “Maleficent,” in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. -- Rock climbing films will be presented during the annual Reel Rock Film Tour, College of Education auditorium. Free.

Friday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m. -- Concerts and Convocations presents comedian Nick Offerman in the Arts and Sciences auditorium. Students $15/$20 premium seats; non-students $25/$30 premium seats.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. -- Stompin’ Out Stigma 5K to raise awareness about mental health and celebrate recovery month, Fraternity Mall. $10 for lunch and T-shirt.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. -- The annual Ag Day BBQ serves Wyoming beef, pork and lamb as a tailgate in the southwest corner of the Indoor Practice Facility. Proceeds benefit College of Agriculture and Natural Resources student clubs and organizations. $12 adults; $5 kids 6-12 years; free children 5 and under.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m. -- UW Cowboy football vs. Florida Atlantic, War Memorial Stadium. Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m.-midnight -- Friday Night Fever hosts family game night in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.


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