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6 Events You Shouldn’t Miss

Many students have begun the countdown until the end of the semester (50 including weekends) but there are plenty of opportunities in the upcoming weeks to keep busy.

Earth Jam 2011

Hosted by DEAL

When: March 25, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Helmick Commons

Free music festival promoting awareness of environmental issues featuring five live bands. The Student Activities Board will be there with supplies to make potted plants.

“Let Freedom Leak”

Sponsored by Hawley Lectureship Foundation, Honors Program, Honors Student Council

When: March 28, 7 p.m.

Where: Sheslow Auditorium

Rock critic, author and Emerson College journalist-in-residence Tim Riley will discuss free speech and the conflicts and consequences of war.

“Standing On My Knees”

A Drake Theatre Production

Student Director: Ben Raanan

When: March 24 & 26, 8 p.m. and March 27, 2 p.m.

Where: Studio 55

This play by John Olive centers around Catherine, a schizophrenic trying to attain normalcy. She’s joined by her friends and new love interest.

“Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You”

A Drake Theatre Production

Student Director: Moira Nash

When: March 25, 8 p.m.

Where: Studio 55

This biting comedy by Christopher Durang features a nun explaining the basics of Catholicism, but the audiences learns of the trauma resulting from Sister Mary’s unchanging dogma.

Downtown Networking

Hosted by Student Alumni Association

When: March 31, 5 -7 p.m.

Where: Meredith Corp. downtown campus, bussing from Olmsted. Evening includes music, food and the chance for SAA members to meet and network with some of Des Moines’ leading professionals from a variety of fields.

BFA Exhibitions

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Exhibitions

When: Opens April 8, 5 p.m.

Where: Anderson and Weeks Galleries

Opening reception  for “Resonance.”  The Weeks Gallery is also hosting a BFA exhibition, something unique for this space.  “Prose,” by Rachel Crown also opens April 8.

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