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Shopping While Black: Retail Racism in the United States

10 a.m. / Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair


Eighth Annual Holt Lecture

7 p.m. / G09 White Hall


Latin American and Spanish Film Festival: “Truman”

7 p.m. / Mountainlair Green

Join the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics for the 2018 Latin American and Spanish Film Festival every Wednesday in October. All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Bring your own snacks, then stay for the post-screening discussion. The festival is sponsored by the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; Pragda; the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain; and SPAIN Arts and Culture. 


Communication Studies Homecoming Reunion

Various Times / Almost Heaven Bar and Grill

Join the Department of Communication Studies for its annual speed networking event and reunion on Friday, Oct. 5. Communication Studies students, faculty and alumni are invited to attend this annual celebration as part of WVU’s homecoming weekend. Both events will be held at Almost Heaven Bar and Grill, located at 374 High Street.  


BackBurner Dreams: A Women's Passion Project

7 p.m. / 104 Downtown Campus Library


The Science and History of Whiskey

4:30 p.m. / 208 Clark Hall

Whiskey is universal. Its production is fascinating and embraces a broad spectrum of disciplines. Whiskey serves as a convenient lens for looking at many of the big ideas that unite the sciences and engineering. As a historical lens, whiskey also provides a unique frame for the events that shaped America. Aimed at the general public, Eric Simanek, the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry at Texas Christian University, examines what makes whiskey so interesting from both the production process and how it offers optimism that, indeed, things are getting better. The event is sponsored by the C. Eugene Bennett Department of ChemistryDepartment of History and the WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education.


Test of Faith: Signs, Serpents, Salvation

4 p.m. / 104 Downtown Campus Library

Lauren Pond, an award-winning documentary photographer, will stage an exhibit throughout the month of October and give a presentation about her 2017 book "Test of Faith: Signs, Serpents, Salvation," which chronicles the life, death and legacy of Pastor Mack Wolford, a Pentecostal serpent handler from West Virginia. The book, which is concentrated in Appalachia, provides a deeply nuanced, personal look at the often sensationalized and misunderstood signs following faith. Pond's work also serves as a meditation on photography, its ethics and its capacity to generate empathy. 

An exhibit of photos from Pond's book will be on exhibit on the ground floor of the Downtown Campus Library during the month of October, and she will give a presentation about her work on Monday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. in room 104 of the Downtown Campus Library, adjacent to the exhibit.

The exhibit and presentation are made possible through the Mary L. Thomas Endowment in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Reed College of Media  and the Office of Multicultural Programs.


Eberly Distinguished Lecture Series: Jon Meacham

7 p.m. / Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, Creative Arts Center


'Paper Tigers:' An Adverse Childhood Experiences Film Screening Event

7 p.m. / Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair Student Union


Women's and Gender Studies Fair

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. / Mountainlair Ballrooms

During the semi-annual women's and gender studies fair, students will showcase knowledge they’ve gained inside and outside of the classroom on a wide range of social issues. The event allows students to make connections between classroom knowledge and real-world applications and share what they've learned with the campus community.