Published: Nov. 11, 2019

This week brings a mac and cheese bar, the Diversity and Inclusion Summit, self-care activities, Pizza and Perspectives, an astrophotography workshop and more.

People attending Veterans Day ceremonyMonday, Nov. 11

Observe the transit of Mercury

8–11:15 a.m. Fiske Planetarium
Safely watch Mercury cross in front of the Sun. Mercury will appear as a tiny dot moving across the brilliant Sun, an astronomical rarity that will only occur 14 times this century. Stop by for a few minutes, stay for the entire morning or catch it on livestream.

Veterans Day Ceremony in the UMC

11 a.m. UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Join the University Memorial Center and Veteran and Military Affairs for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony honoring our veterans and active-duty service members. This year's event will feature keynote speaker Rear Adm. Marcus Hitchcock, the director of strategy, plans and policy for U.S. Space Command. Reception to follow.

I Love Mondays: Mac and cheese bar

 2–3 p.m. UMC North Dining Hall
Cure your case of the Monday blues with a mac and cheese bar! Located right by Alferd Packer Grill, I Love Mondays also promotes other opportunities on campus that you can get involved in.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Diversity and Inclusion Summit

 2–3 p.m. UMC and Old Main
The 29th Diversity and Inclusion Summit extends the theme of intent and impact into its second year, offering two days of workshops and interactive experiences to help reduce fear and uncertainty, learn on many levels, and develop skills and tools for effective inclusive practices.  

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Wellness Wednesday: DIY bracelets

 2–4 p.m. Wardenburg, 3rd floor
Celebrate friendships and positive self-image by making your own festival and friendship bracelets. Join this weekly program to engage in self-care activities, learn about campus resources and build community.

Alternative Breaks info session

5 p.m.  UMC 458
Alternative Breaks sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects during each college break. Interested in learning more about spring 2020 trip opportunities? Attend this info session and go all in!

Thursday, Nov. 14

Pizza & Perspectives: The Arabian Peninsula

Noon to 1 p.m. UMC 247
Pizza & Perspectives is a monthly lunchtime gathering featuring a panel of students from a specific region and, of course, free pizza! Come hear different international student perspectives on culture, life here in the U.S. and life back home; plus get a chance to ask your own questions.

Astrophotography showcase and workshop

7–8:30 p.m. Fiske Planetarium
Learn the tips and tricks for capturing the night sky: star trails, illuminated landscapes, deep sky images, camera settings, post processing technique and more. This showcase will highlight the work of several experienced photographers who will guide attendees through their favorite pieces. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

Friday, Nov. 15

Fri-Yay Nights: Middle East Night

 7–11 p.m. UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Make connections, build community and have fun at Fri-Yay Nights! With a wide range of different events, Fri-Yay Nights brings a variety of fun activities to kick off the weekend right. Enjoy performances that showcase Middle Eastern culture, including singing, dancing and instrumentals. This event also includes a fashion show and comedy segment. There will be free food, henna, art displays and a photo booth. 

Slated for rescheduling Program Council Film Series: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Join the Program Council for this film about an actor, Rick Dalton, who gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood he doesn't recognize anymore.