WWU announces upcoming events

busytimeWEBApril is a busy month at William Woods University as the semester draws to a close.  These are some of the events planned this month and the beginning of next. All but the play and the co-curricular awards dinner are free and open to the public.7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, Dulany Auditorium




7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, Dulany Auditorium

  • Daniel Jones, Hypnotist – Daniel James is one of the busiest comic hypnotists in the entertainment industry, having appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates across the country. Considered a master in the art of illusion, he is recognized internationally by his peers as a top inventor, designer and engineer of original theatrical illusions. He has appeared on America’s Got Talent, the Tonight Show, the Ellen Show and at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.


8 a.m. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, UPHA Arena

  • WWU Spring Dressage Show – The WWU Spring Dressage Show is an annual nationally recognized dressage show that follows the rules of the National Governing Organization of the sport. Spectators, while always welcome, will be expected to respect competitors’ rights to a distraction-free arena.


4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, Cutlip Auditorium

  • Bits and Pieces- Spring Showcase – Presented by WWU Theatre Department featuring Dance Ovations Dance Company, First Impressions and WWU student talents of dance, vocal and musical theatre. 4 p.m. Monday, April 13, Ivy Room


4 p.m. Monday, April 13, Ivy Room

  • These Hands Don’t Harass – An educational discussion about prevention and recovery of sexual assault on college campuses, followed by finger painting. Students will be provided card stock. There will be various teal paints provided to put their handprints, statistics and any other decoration on this paper. Teal is the color for sexual assault awareness month.

4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Library Auditorium

  • Civil Rights Movement for Deaf Citizens – Come hear from a man who was one of the key figures in the 1988 protest and demonstration in Washington D.C. Then a college student at Gallaudet, he and three others lead the charge to bring equality for Deaf people. The movement is known as “Deaf President Now” or DPN. This event will be interpreted.


Noon Friday, April 17, Library Auditorium

  • Severe Weather with Zach Paul from KRCG-TV (CBS) in Jefferson City/Columbia will discuss severe weather in Missouri.


8 a.m. Saturday, April 18, UPHA Arena

  • End of The Year Horse Show – In-house horse show run by the event management class with classes for Saddle Seat, Western and Hunter/Jumper.


5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Dulany Auditorium

  • Bikers Against Child Abuse – Come out and interact with a great group, Bikers Against Child Abuse, and learn what they’re about, what they do and how they live to serve children in need.


10:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, Tucker Lawn

  • Earth Day Potting Party – Earth Day Potting Party during lunch outside on Tucker Lawn (rain location: Ivy Room). Students will plant their own ‘seeds of intentions’ to grow. They will have an opportunity to write a personal commitment to sustain the earth and will also plant and take their own pot using mini pots, soil and seeds (mint, basil, aloe vera).


4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Dulany Auditorium

  • Academic Convocation – Students will be honored for academic achievement during the year. Awards to be presented include the Faculty Award, the Academic Service-Learning Award and Distinguished Scholars in particular fields. In addition, the Dads’ Association-Louis D. Beaumont Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching will be presented.


5 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Tucker Dining Hall

  • Co-curricular Awards Dinner – Students will be recognized for their achievements outside the classroom.


7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Library Auditorium

  • The Horse Lover–A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs – Author H. Alan Day will discuss his book “The Horse Lover.” Day owned the first government-sponsored sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses. He and his sister, Sandra Day O’Connor (the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court), co-authored the New York Times bestselling memoir, “Lazy B,” which chronicles the story of the Day family and growing up on a harsh yet beautiful Southwestern ranch.


7:30 p.m. April 23, 24, 25; 2 p.m. April 26, Cutlip Auditorium

  • Spoon River Anthology – Spoon River Anthology is based on a collection of short free-form poems that collectively narrate the epitaphs of the residents of a small, mid-western town Spoon River during the turn of the 20th century. Over 200 separate characters are woven together as we learn about their accomplishments, loves, secrets and regrets. Flexible casting and the addition of music, dance and projections will accompany this truly wonderful piece of Americana. The production will be directed and designed by Professor and Artistic Director Joe Potter with costume design by Jane Friedman.


All day, Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, various locations

  • Alumni Weekend


8 a.m. Friday, April 24, UPHA Arena

  • Matt Hollberg Hunter/Jumper Clinic – Grand Prix rider Matt Hollberg will share his expertise for three days. Event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, EQS classroom

  • iBooks for Horse People – A presentation of Karen Pautz’s iBook “The Bandage Book,” a work-in-progress, multimedia digital text book on bandaging horses’ legs. The discussion will focus more on the benefits/advantages of the iBook format than on how to bandage horses, so anyone interested in iBook authorship is welcome to attend.


6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Library Auditorium

  • Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse – Learn the key fundamentals when it comes to preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse – or other campus emergency. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) trainers, Jim Reseburg and Bob McKibben, will share advanced information on how to ensure your survival in an emergency situation – because only you can help yourself when the zombies attack.


9:15 a.m., Saturday, May 9, Senior Lake Bridge

  • Ivy Ceremony – a tradition for WWU graduates who cross the bridge carrying ivy, which is cut on the other side, indicating their separation from college and their entry into the “real world.”


10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, Cutlip Auditorium

  • Commencement for undergraduate and graduate students