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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 26-Nov. 1

October 23, 2015
grinning jack o'lantern with UW flag in the background
A number of activities are planned for Halloween on the UW campus. (UW Photo)

These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 26-Nov. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Oct. 26, 3:10 p.m. -- The Department of Geology and Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Kenneth Sims, professor of geology and geophysics. He will discuss “Determining the Timescales of Shallow Magmatic Processes at Erebus Volcano, Antarctica” in the S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216. Free.

Monday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. -- Verismo Trio, UW faculty chamber ensemble, will perform in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m. -- “Living Exhibits: Indigenous Captives on Display at the Museo de la Plata, Argentina (1884-1906),” lecture by Carolyne Larson, professor of history, in the History Building, Room 155. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. -- “Beauty is Embarrassing,” a free documentary screening, will be in the Visual Arts Building, Room 111.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. -- Nursing and Health Professionals Fair in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, noon -- “Writing the Right Resume or CV,” an event hosted by Women in Math, Science and Engineering (WiMSE), will take place in the Wyoming Union, Room 221. Free. RSVP to wisme@uwyo.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, noon -- School of Energy Resources Speaker Series presents Maohang Fan, professor of chemical and petroleum engineering. He will discuss "Innovative Chemical and Fuel Conversion Technologies -- Benefiting Wyoming and the Nation" in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium. Lunch provided. Free.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. -- Student Activities Council presents a night of ghost hunting tips with the Denver Ghost Hunters in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free. Tickets are no longer available for the paranormal investigations at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29, noon -- The Global and Area Studies Program presents John Paul Lederach from the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame. He will discuss “Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies” in Coe Library, Room 506. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m. -- Phi Alpha Theta, history honor society, hosts graveyard tours at Greenhill Cemetery with Department of History Professor Phil Roberts.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. -- Rainbow Leadership Series presents “Finding a Common Purpose” in the Wyoming Union, Room 202. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. -- Cowgirl volleyball vs. Nevada in the UniWyo Sports Complex. Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. -- Studio WYO presents Open Mic Night hosted by JD Korpitz in the Wyoming Union Gardens. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. -- Visiting artist Anne Wilson in Visual Arts Building, Room 111. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. -- “The Study of Freedom” exhibition reception in Gallery 234 in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. -- “New Frontiers: The Playground,” a performance in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. -- Cowboy Country Swing Club Halloween Dance in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Free lessons start at 8 p.m., with live music at 9 p.m. Costumes are allowed, but masks are prohibited.

Friday, Oct. 30, noon -- School of Energy Resources Speaker Series presents Albert Reynolds, professor of petroleum engineering and mathematics at the University of Tulsa. He will discuss “Two Useful Ensemble-based Optimization Algorithms -- Best Options for Assisted History Matching and Life-cycle Production Optimization” in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium. Lunch provided. Free.

Friday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. -- Safe Treat, a trick-or-treating event, will be in the Wyoming Union. Free.

Friday, Oct. 30, 4:10 p.m. -- “Japanese Wyomingites: Vignettes of ‘Japanese Pioneers’ and Their Descendants in Wyoming,” a presentation by Aura Newlin as part of the Anthropology Seminar Series. College of Business auditorium.

Friday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. -- “Spooky 9-Ball” in Pete’s Game Room, lower level of the Wyoming Union. There will be a free pool tournament as well as a raffle and costume prizes.

Friday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. -- “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” film viewing in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Panel discussion to follow. A second screening will start at 9 p.m. Free.

Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. – Master of Fine Arts creative writing program reading at Heineke Showroom (201 S. Second St.). Free.

Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. -- Planetarium show “Comets and Asteroids.” A Michael Jackson laser light show follows at 8:10 p.m. Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for nonstudents, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building.

Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. -- “Smoke-Screen” performance in the College of Education auditorium. A panel discussion will follow the performance. Free.

Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. -- The Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series presents “Succinct, Serious, and Exuberant!” This Summit Chamber Players event is in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. -- Planetarium show “The Spooky Side of Space” in the Physical Sciences Building. Come dressed in costume for door prizes. Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for nonstudents, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building.

Saturday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. -- Cowgirl volleyball vs. San Diego State in the UniWyo Sports Complex. Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, Oct. 31, 11 p.m. -- “Rocky Horror Picture Show” screening. This is a ticketed event, but tickets are free. Pick up tickets at the Wyoming Union information desk. Doors will open at 10 p.m., with general admission seating in the Arts and Sciences auditorium. This is an 18-and-older event with ID checks at the door.


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