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Best Bets: Events to Anticipate, Week of 9/12/16

The Rat

Date Published: Sept. 9, 2016

We’re officially into the fall semester, which means by now you should have the lay of the land, and your schedule should be filling up. But in case you’re still looking for some fun events to fill your leisure time, we have a loaded week coming up — from an academic conference to Dungeons and Dragons to TGIT, there are plenty of activities happening around campus.

Before we jump ahead to next week, though, don’t forget about this weekend.

If you’re into fantasy role-playing, then Dungeons and Dragons might be just the game for you. Embark on your next fictional adventure this Saturday in the Haggerty Science Center in Room 1 at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday you can catch the women’s soccer team gearing up to compete against Hendrix College at noon for their last home game before traveling away to compete against Schreiner University on Friday, Sept. 16.

While the rest of the university might appear closed, you can still attend Sunday Mass at the Church of Incarnation at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. From 9-10 a.m. is the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Monday

Think you have what it takes to beat Jackie Chan in a one-on-one martial arts duel? No? That’s OK, I wouldn’t last a minute on the mat either. Whether you’re an expert or a novice, you can join UD’s Martial Arts Club this Monday out on the Braniff Mall at 11 a.m.

Tuesday

Are you a math genius or someone who cares about finance? Good! Because I need some help balancing my piggy bank. Oh, and there’s also this Certified Treasury Professional Training Class at 6 p.m. in Braniff, Room 4, for anyone who likes punching numbers a whole lot.  

Also meeting at 6 p.m. is the St. Vincent de Paul Society in the Haggar Reception Room. If you’re feeling charitable and want to volunteer your time for a worthy cause, the St. Vincent de Paul Society is the group for you.

Wednesday

A congratulations are in order for making in through your first half of the week (seriously). Let loose a little. You’re almost through the week. Almost. You can join the rest of the UD community for Wine Down Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Rat.

Rome applicants for spring 2017 are invited to attend the first Rome orientation meeting of the semester at 6:30 p.m. in Gorman A. Director of the Rome Office in Irving Rebecca Davies will be discussing the orientation process for Rome, explaining how to make flight arrangements and handing out a schedule of deadlines.

Thursday

Starting Thursday, a two-day academic conference, “On the Middle Class: Philosophical and Political Perspectives,” kicks off at UD, providing a timely opportunity for academics and others interested in the role and impact of the middle class across international borders. Hosted by the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), the conference begins at 2 p.m. in the SB Hall Multi-Purpose Room and lasts until 7 p.m. “On the Middle Class” continues over into Friday. Friday, the conference begins at 2 p.m. in the Art History Auditorium and lasts until 7 p.m.

TGIT. It’s that time again. No, it’s not Friday. It’s Thursday. Join UD and your fellow classmates at 9 p.m. in the Rat this Thursday. Get ready for a wild night of drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) and bring in the new day, Friday, as we gear up for the weekend.

Friday

Who doesn’t enjoy listening to music as they’re walking across the Braniff Mall between classes or on their way to lunch? Music on the Mall begins at 10 a.m.

If you’re feeling more philosophical, from 3-4 p.m. you can check out “Philosophy Colloquium: Does Language Structure the Mind?” presented by Professor of Philosophy and Director of Human Sciences in the Contemporary World Dennis Sepper in Braniff, Room 201.

 

 

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