Upcoming Events at William Woods University

All events are free and open to the public.


Tuesday, Nov. 16, Library Auditorium


7 p.m. – Ryan Ferguson–Wrongfully Convicted? – The Father of Ryan Ferguson, Bill Ferguson, remains convinced that his son is not guilty of the murder of Columbia Tribune’s sports editor in Columbia, Missouri. He will be talking about his son’s appeals and the Innocence Project. Ryan is serving 40 years for the crime of murder he allegedly committed when he was 17 years old. His companion that night “dreamed” that they committed the murder but has recanted his testimony.


Wednesday, Nov. 17, Library Auditorium


5 p.m.  – Contemporary Native American Culture – Dona and Oran McKinney are Lakota Indians who will be presenting on contemporary Native culture and talking about how our people maintain and preserve their culture and heritage in modern times. They will also have many native items on display.


Thursday, Nov. 18, Cutlip Auditorium


4 p.m.  – ASL Performance – Help Hands Up Club celebrate November’s Deaf Awareness Day by watching current ASL and Interpreting students perform songs, stories and more using sign language!


Thursday, Nov. 18, Library Auditorium


4:30 p.m.  – Henry C. Simons: The Inventor of Libertarianism – Travel back in time to meet Henry C. Simons (1899 – 1946), the originator of libertarianism. This lecture recovers the memory of an economist who was renown in the 1930s and 1940s, who yet became all but forgotten in a couple of generations … except in the minds of the students he profoundly influenced and who remembered him for the rest of their lives. Be prepared to be surprised by the way “the inventor of libertarianism” looked at the role of government and the standing of both the individual and the business corporation in the industrialized state. Simons “puts forth a serious conservative program of institutional reform and policy operation that remains a model of political economy.”


Thursday, Nov. 18, Library Auditorium


7 p.m.  – Akwaaba to Ghana, the Land of Sunshine. – Abdul “Chancellor” Ameyaw, an exchange student at Fulton High School, will introduce you to Ghana, in western Africa.


Friday, Nov. 19, Dulany Auditorium


7 p.m.  – Theatre Improv. Performance – The “Served Up Crispy” theatre improv troupe based out of the WWU theatre department will perform a variety of your favorite improvisation games and performance techniques, similar to “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and other such programs. Some volunteer audience participation.


Monday, Nov. 22, Model Courtroom


1 p.m.  – Politics and Government Debates-#1 – Students will debate subjects such legalizing marijuana and sex education.


Monday, Nov. 29, Model Courtroom


1 p.m.  – Politics and Government Debates-#2 – Students will be debating topics such as lowering the drinking age and doctor assisted suicides.


Tuesday, Nov. 30, Cutlip Auditorium


7:30 p.m.  – Bach for the Holidays – President’s Concert & Lecture Series The classics…electrified! These St. Louis musicians are wildly creative and have transformed the music of the masters–Bach, Beethoven, Mozart–to the 2lst Century.


Wednesday, December 01, Model Courtroom


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