Happy Monday bobcats! It may just be the beginning of the semester, but we’re rolling into week six with lots of news and upcoming events. Here’s your weekend recap, plus what events you should be looking out for this week.
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Last week’s conversation was all about free speech. Once again OU’s free speech wall has been defamed with graphic images. This led to a meeting, which took place last Thursday, about how to stop racism on campus.
So, I just saw this on OU's graffiti wall: "Build the Wall" message over mural w/ lynched stick figure pic.twitter.com/bGbbKb7i9c
— Conor (@condormorris) September 20, 2016
What to know.
OU’s Black Student Union and OU’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are trying to get an anti-hate speech clause added to the student code of conduct.
Last year, a similar event occurred with the free speech wall. President Roderick McDavis addressed the situation, but students seem to think there won’t be a change since we didn’t see anything happen after the December 2015 incident.
On a lighter note…
Moms and dads from all over came to visit their bobcats for Parents Weekend. From good eats with UPC’s “There’s No Place Like…” brunch to good games with the football team’s first win of the season, there were lots fun activities for parents.
Summary of parents weekend at OU in one video: pic.twitter.com/21mdvjhsux
— Michael Buckles (@BucklesMichael) September 22, 2015
The Career and Leadership Development Center is holding a Career and Internship Fair Monday, Sept. 26th and Tuesday, Sept. 27th from 10a.m. to 3p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom. It’s a chance for students to come network and make connections with business in their career field. A follow up networking event will take place Monday night from 5:30p.m. -6p.m. in the Konneker Alumni Center for students to gain connections with other OU alums.
- Bring multiple copies of your updated resume
- Have your business card on hand and be prepared to collect other company business cards
- Dress professionally, but also comfortable
- Do bring a notebook and pen to take notes
Then when you need something fun…
The Campus Involvement Center is screening free movies every other Monday. Yep, you read right, FREE. They rent recently screened movies like Finding Dory and Central Intelligence from a company called SWANK Motion Pictures. Grab your best friend and a bowl of popcorn for tonight’s showing of Star Trek Beyond at 8p.m. Check out the rest of the schedule below.
Mark your calendars for all the upcoming pizza and popcorn movie nights this semester! ?? pic.twitter.com/tnWAIbb8za
— OU Involvement (@OU_involvement) September 8, 2016
What else is there to do?
Glad you asked. A debate is to be held this Tuesday, Sept. 27th between Republican nominee Jay Edwards and Democrat nominee Sarah Grace, who are both candidates for Ohio’s 94th District representative. The debate will be split into two parts, the first being time for candidates to discuss their platforms on five pre-determined issues – the economy, the environment, healthcare, education, and community. The second round will allow students to ask questions.
Candidates running for the Ohio 94th District representative spot will debate Tuesday https://t.co/rRl9UylzLD
— The Post (@ThePost) September 23, 2016
Should I attend?
Yes. With such a heated presidential election, it’s important to recognize other political candidates at the local level who can still have an impact on policies. Here’s your opportunity to see the candidates in person and ask them questions.
Check back next week for the latest insight on Ohio University.