Weekly Event Roundup: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2019

By Maura Breth, Staff Writer

Monday, Oct. 28:

  •  Kinky Boots – The Musical
    • Oct. 28, noon and 7:00 p.m. at the Majestic Theater
    • Filmed from the London stage, come see the production of Kinky Boots – The Musical and the story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit as you’re taken from the factory floor of Northampton to the catwalks of Milan
    • Tickets start at $12 and are available at the Box Office, 25 Carlisle St., by phone at 717-337-8200, or online at the Majestic’s website.
  • X-SIG Seminar Series: Laurie Goodyear
    • Technical Lecture and Discussion: Oct. 28, noon to 1 p.m. in Bowen Auditorium (McCreary 115)
      • “Why Moms and Dads Should Exercise: Molecular Discoveries of the Beneficial Effect of Parental Eercise on Offspring Health”
      • Lunch provided
    • Public Lecture: Oct. 28, 6 p.m. in Mara Auditorium (Masters 110)
      • “Get Off the Couch: New Discoveries on the Beneficial Effects of Exercise on Health”
      • Pizza provided
    • Join Harvard Medical School Professor of Medicine and Section Head and Senior Investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center Laurie Goodyear for the fall 2019 X-SIG Seminar.

Tuesday, Oct. 29:

  • Annual History Department Lecture with Brian Black ‘88
    • Oct. 29, 5:00 p.m. in Penn Hall Lyceum
    • Join the History Department as they welcome back alum Brian Black ‘88, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and History at Penn State Altoona
    • Dr. Black’s research focuses on the landscape and environmental history of North America, especially in relation to the use of technology. His first book covers the oil boom of the 1860s and of the rapid industrialization of the postbellum United States.
  • “Destruction of Memory” Screening and Discussion
    • Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Joseph Theater
    • Co-sponsored by Art, Art History, Religious Studies, Globalization Studies, and Public History this screening will showcase the documentary of The Destruction of Memory followed by a discussion with Tim Slade about the urgent issue of cultural destruction.
    • For more information, contact felse@gettysburg.edu or visit this website.
  • The Women’s and LGBTQA+ Screening of “Seeing Allred” and Discussion
    • Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Women’s and LGBTQA+ office in Apple Hall
    • The Netflix documentary chronicles Gloria’s Allred’s life’s work as she fought as a discrimination attorney, primarily on cases of sexual assault.
  • Fielding Center for Presidential Leadership Study: Homeland Security After 9/11
    • Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom
    • After the events of 9/11, Tom Ridge became the first Director of the Office of Homeland Security and in 2003, became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He worked throughout his time to strengthen our borders, protect intelligence analysis and infrastructure, and improve the use of science to counter weapons of mass destruction
    • This event is free and open to the public

Wednesday, Oct. 30:

  • Next to Normal Performance 
    • Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Nov. 3 at 2:00 p.m. in Kline Theatre, Brua Hall
    • Next to Normal is a “profoundly moving, humorous, and at times very funny musical” about a mother struggling with bipolar depression and how that affects her husband and two teenage children.
    • Admission fee of $8 (credit cards only, no cash sales at the door)
    • For any questions, call 717-337-6060
    • Sensitivity warning: this production contains subject matter of mental health issues (specifically suicide) as well as theatrical fog and strobe effects.
  • Blavatt Family Lecture – Eisenhower Institute
    • Oct. 30 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom
    • Biographer, historian, and consultant Kasey S. Pipes presents on Richard Nixon’s comeback and political restoration following his resignation from presidency when he was destined for impeachment.

Thursday, Oct. 31:

  • Attic Halloween Party
    • Oct. 31 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Attic at the West Building
    • Celebrate with Halloween-themed food, spooky music, and costumes in the Attic.

Friday, Nov. 1:

  • Family Weekend 2019
  • The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute Seventh Annual Poster Presentation
    • Nov. 1, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Science Center Lobby
    • Stop by the science center lobby November 1st to talk with 73 students and 27 faculty members who participated in summer STEM research through the X-SIG program
    • Visit this link for more information. 
  • Fall Honors Day
    • Nov. 1, 4 to 5 p.m. in Christ Chapel
    • Celebrate students and faculty in this annual awards ceremony. Over 60 awards for academic, athletic, and leadership achievement will be presented and two faculty members, German Studies Professor Henning Wrange and Economics Professor Tsu-ting Tim Lin, will speak. The event will also feature performers from the Sunderman Conservatory of Music.
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