A preview of public events at the University of Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.
KUMM Rock Concert
There will be a rock concert featuring regional act Lessons and Tracings on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in Oyate Hall. Lessons is a metalcore band based out of Marcell. It features members of Children 18:3, Take Cover, and Planet Earth. Tracings is a post-hardcore band on tour promoting its new album Bloodlines and Anchors. The concert is sponsored by KUMM Radio.
There will be an Afro Fitness event on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Afro Fitness is a cardio workout similar to Zumba that incorporates traditional and contemporary African dances.
Kristin Hawkins Lecture
There will be a guest lecture featuring speaker Kristin Hawkins on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium (2950). Hawkins will deliver “The Ugly Truth about Abortion: How It Does More Than Just Kill Babies,” on behalf of Students for Life of America and the Young America’s Foundation. This event is free and open to the public.
There will be a blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 12:30 to6:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. The drive continues on Thursday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be a lecture sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.in Imholte Hall 111. T.R. McKenzie, climate activist from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will lead the public through an engaging discussion about different intersections of climate justice.
Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar
Ed Brands, assistant professor of environmental studies, will deliver the next Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. His presentation is titled “Chasing Sustainable Sanitation in Developed Nations.” Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation.
French and Francophone Film Festival
The French and Francophone Film Festival will begin with a showing of Two Autumns, Three Winters on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium (2950). The festival continues with a new film every Thursday through March 5.
Meiningens Student Production
Meiningens Student Theatre will present Burt V. Royal’s Dog Sees God on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre. Additional performances will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Prism Concert will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, at 4:15 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre. An additional performance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 4:15 p.m. Prism is an experience that, like a prism revealing varied colors of light, displays the many facets of musical performance in a seamless 60-minute program of non-stop music performed from various locations within the auditorium. Free admission; no ticket required.