An internationally acclaimed pianist and university alumna will accompany the Cavani String Quartet's performance tonight as part of the Mitchelmore Master Series, the School of Music's special funding program named in the pianist's honor.
Laurana Rice Mitchelmore wrote in an e-mail that she always had a love for the piano and studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and the Vienna Academy of Music in Austria after graduating. She wrote that she was delighted to return to the university to perform.
A distinguished philosophy professor will share his views and challenge student and community member opinions with discussions about abortion and the existence of God tonight and Friday afternoon.
Michael Tooley, a philosophy professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, said he hopes to encourage attendees to examine the arguments made by those on both sides of each argument and encourage debate based on logic. He said he wants to challenge students' and community members' views on abortion and what is good and evil.
The university's women's arena polo team has been in the shadows in the past two years but has made a strong comeback with this year's team and players, said new head coach Carrie Whitehouse.
The team started off strong this season, winning its first unofficial match against the University of Texas.
The sport is similar to field hockey, except three people are on a horse with a long mallet trying to keep a ball away from the opposing team, said club team member Sarah Ziomek, a freshman environmental science major.
If haiku writing is one of your skills, then your poem could decorate the fleet of purple bikes some students, faculty and staff ride around campus.
Keith Whitworth, director and coordinator of the Purple Bike Program, said he started a haiku contest for students and faculty to get recognition for their work with the bike program. He also said the poems would give back to the sponsors who donated bikes by bringing attention to the program and, consequently, to the sponsors.
Two former university athletes will return to campus today to raise money for KinderFrogs School.
Chad Hennings and P.D. Shabay will answer questions about performing under pressure, building positive momentum in the workforce and motivating teams both on and off the field, Shabay said.
Traci Larrison, senior account executive for ISP Sports, said both speakers were chosen because of their ability to talk about these topics to all audiences attending the event.
She said tickets are $20, and the event is open to the public.
Frog Trade, a first-time campus trading event in which students swap their unwanted goods, took place Thursday on the lawn of Sadler Hall. Eye patches were optional.
Chase Bruton, a sophomore supply chain management and marketing major, traded 144 eye patches, a deck of cards, a kite and a glow stick for a pair of shoes and some movies.
Bruton, who described himself as sustainable, said he has all kinds of useless things in his room, so he attended the event to trade up.
"I got some great stuff," he said.
Free seasonal flu shots will be available for university students at the Brown-Lupton Health Center because of a purchase from the Southern Methodist University Memorial Health Center, a university official said.
Stacey Simpson, administrative assistant at the Brown-Lupton Health Center, wrote in an e-mail that the university did not receive its small order of seasonal flu vaccines because suppliers focused more on manufacturing the H1N1 vaccine.
After days of careful carving, students' pumpkin creations were put on display and judged in Market Square Thursday night.
Kelly Raw, marketing manager for dining services, organized the event that took place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Raw wrote in an e-mail that the pumpkins were available for students to pick out Oct. 27 and 28 in Market Square.
She wrote that sixty pumpkins were ordered for students to sign out at the register free of charge.