This Week Ahead!!!

There are tons of events coming up over the next week so make sure to take advantage of all of these opportunities to get involved and really enjoy your college experience!!!
Thursday, Sept. 20, Totally Red, 7pm, Craig Hall Balcony Theater. This play is a unique and fun retelling, in multiple styles, of the classic battle of wit and deception: Little Red Riding Hood. We meet Red (who is nobody’s fool) and the wolf (who tries to be cool) and granny ––well, sometimes she’s left in the dark! Words, music and dramatization by Dinah Toups. Lyrics and music by Barbara Walker.  Tickets are $8 and available at any Missouri State Tix office. Also showing Sept. 21-28.
Thursday, Sept. 20, SAC After Hours Presents Trivia Night, 9pm-midnight, PSU Food Court. Come to the food court for a night of trivia and fun! Some of the trivia will be focused around public affairs. You may enter teams of five or less. We will have prizes for the top three teams.
·       Friday, Sept. 21, Ms. Xanath Caraza Poetry Reading – Conjuro, 6pm, PSU 313. A tri-lingual reading in Spanish, English and Nahuatl (Language of the Aztecs) exploring linguistic diversity among Latinas by Xanath Caraza, a traveler, educator, poet and short story writer.  Poetry, Q&A, and book signing.
·       Saturday, Sept. 22, SAC Films presents: Brave, 7pm, PSU Theater. Special Family Weekend showings! Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Showing again on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2pm and 9pm.
Monday, Sept. 24,   Dr. David S. Fitzgerald “Unauthorized Immigration to the US: US Policy and Its Effects,” 6:30pm, PSU 313. A public lecture from David FitzGerald, Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Gildred  Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations, University of California at San Diego. Co-sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Hispanic Studies (LACHS) Program and the Department of Political Science.
Monday, Sept. 24, Chess on the Square, 5-8pm, Park Central Square, Downtown. Springfield Chess Club invites students to join them for chess on each Monday night at the gazebo.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, Spanish Film Night: La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In), 5pm, SICL 225. Brilliant plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard seeks to overcome the grief of his late wife’s disfigurement in a fiery car crash by inventing skin that’s impervious to injury. But his experiments on a living woman hasten his descent into madness.  2011, rated R, 120 minutes.
[youTubeVideo url=”″ width=”680″ height=”413″]Tuesday, Sept. 25, SAC Lectures Presents: MTV’s The Buried Life, 7pm, PSU Theater. Join Student Activities Council for an evening with our friends from the MTV’s hit series The Buried Life!  The Buried Life (TBL) originated in 2006 when four now-twenty-something’s – Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn – set out in an old RV to complete a list of “100 Things We Want To Do Before We Die,” and help out strangers along the way to accomplish something off of their own lists.  In mid-2008, MTV’s Reveille’s Howard T. Owens helped the team check off #53: Make a TV Show, by capturing the four in a reality show, in real time with no manipulation and no assistance from MTV, except for cameras rolling. Involved in every aspect of the show’s creation, production and airing, Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn are co-executive producers of the TV series.  They work to keep it authentic to their original vision: “Simple and practical things demonstrate that, with creativity and the help of others, a person can accomplish anything, anything is possible.”
Tuesday, Sept. 25, MSU Symphony Orchestra “Premiere Concert,” 7:30pm, HHPA.  TheTrumpet Sonata by faculty composer Dr. John Prescott will be premiered in its complete orchestral version, with Soloist trumpet professor Dr. Grant Peters.  The Sonata was composed and dedicated for Dr. Roger Stoner, former Head of the MSU Music Department, who will be in attendance. Additional selections to be performed will include a portion of Petruchkaby Stravinsky and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, Celebracion de Celebraciones, 7pm, PSU Ballroom West.
·       Wednesday, Sept. 26 (and Sunday, Sept. 30), SAC Films presents: The Amazing Spiderman, 9pm, PSU Theater. Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.
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·       Thursday, Sept. 27, SAC After Hours: Capture the Flag, 9pm, North Mall. Meet at the bear on the North Mall for a campus wide game of capture the flag! Bring your friends and join a team!
Friday, Sept. 28, SAC Comedy Presents: Hannibal Buress, 7pm, PSU Theater. Hannibal Buress is a stand-up comedian from Chicago. He currently resides in New York City with zero pets and an XBOX 360. He has a cable package with the Starz network but he never watches it. He’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Lopez Tonight, the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live at Gotham, the John Oliver Show. He can also be seen in LOUIE, 30 ROCK, the upcoming Adult Swim series THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW, and has previously written for 30 ROCK and SNL. Hannibal’s first album, My Name Is Hannibal, is available now through Stand Up! Records and he recently recorded his one hour Comedy Central Special “Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace.” which released in May.
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