Event Notices from William Woods University

Monday, February 16, 2009 –6:30 PM– Memories of a Movement: Interview of George Farris – George Farris, a relative of the late Martin Luther King, has been an eyewitness to history. Farris will talk about the turbulent 60s, the struggle for justice and equality and his personal reflections on the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King. (Co-sponsored by the offices of Multicultural Affairs and Faith & Service, Tammy Carter and Travis Tamerius). – Chapel


Tuesday, February 17, 2009 –5 PM– Make Your Mark – A speaker from CARD-V will come to speak about domestic violence. There will also be a banner for students to creatively express themselves and their thoughts toward domestic violence. – Ivy Room, Allison Bornhauser, sponsor


Thursday, February 19, 2009 –4 PM– Road Trip for Justice – National speaker Bess Klassen Landis will discuss the rape and murder of her mother and why she is still a proponent of nonviolent alternatives to the death penalty. There will also be a speaker from Missouri, Ginger Masters, whose husband was murdered in 2005. – Model Courtroom, Cynthia Kramer, sponsor


Thursday, February 19, 2009 –6-8 PM– William Woods University is celebrating Black History Month with a dance performance by Outpouring Dance Ministry International and the Lincoln University Dance troupe. – Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center, Tammy Carter, sponsor


Thursday, February 19, 2009 –7 PM– Our Space at the Woods: Charlie James, – Former major league baseball player. Spring is around the corner and “take me out to the ball game” is soon to be sung. Come listen in as WWU Trustee Charlie James shares with us important life lessons and tells stories about his time playing football with the Missouri Tigers and professional baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals. James was a member of the Cardinals’ 1964 World Series Championship team. – Library Auditorium, Travis Tamerius, Office of Faith and Service, sponsor


Monday, February 23, 2009 –4:30 PM– Sick Around the World – Five Capitalist Democracies and How They Do It. In this hour-long documentary, journalist T. R. Reid explores how other countries are able to afford high quality universal health care for their citizens. More information here: www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/Library Auditorium, Loree Monroe, sponsor

Thursday, February 26, 2009 –4 PM– African-Americans in Missouri History – The KC Monarchs and Negro League Baseball – Viewing and discussion of documentary about the KC Monarchs one of the most successful Negro League Baseball teams of the early 20th Century; an era in which African-Americans were excluded from Major League Baseball. We will also consider the history of the African-American community in KC, and its role as a cultural and community hub of African-American life in the greater Midwest. Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta and the History Club. – Library Auditorium Stephen Hageman, faculty sponsor