‘Orange is the New Black’ actress will cap SAC Speaks series

Posted April 14, 2015 at 6:38 pm

 The Student Activities Council at Northwest Missouri State University will welcomes Laverne Cox, star of the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” as the final guest of its 2014-2015 SAC Speaks lecture series.

The lecture begins at 7 pm, Wednesday, April 15 at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free and will be available at Student Services Center, located on the first floor of the Administration Building.

Cox, the first trans-woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted series, will explore how the intersections of race, class and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans-women. Cox draws from her own personal narrative to share how she has navigated the world and all its challenges.

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    Sexual and Domestic Assault Public Forum upcoming

    A Public Forum will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm, Thursday, April 16 at the Maryville Community Center, 1407 North Country Club Drive. There will be a Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) presentation done by Meghann Kosman, Children and Family Center victim advocate and Sarah Kahmann, Maryville Public Safety Officer with a question and answer period afterwards.

    Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. It is sponsored by all law enforcement agencies, Children and Family Center and the Prosecuting Attorney. For more information, contact 660.562.2320.

    Northwest to present ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ April 9-12

     San Francisco during the 1960s serves as the backdrop as Northwest Missouri State University presents one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with four performances April 9-12.

    Performances are 7:30 pm, April 9-11 and 2 pm, April 12 in the Mary Linn Auditorium at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” depicts a fantastical journey through the woods on the shortest night of the year, with lovers and fairies

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    Thrivent open house gives donation opportunities

     Thrivent Financial, 217 North Main Street, Maryville, will host a Giving Back Open House from 4-8 pm, Thursday, April 16.

    The open house will feature grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and the opportunity to donate to three area organizations. Thrivent is sponsoring local Boy Scouts with the Pony Express Council, The Ministry Center and Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church.

    For each dollar donated at the open house, up to $600 for each group, Curtis Behrend and Cody Vaughn,

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    Northwest music faculty to present annual April Fools’ Day concert

     Faculty in Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will perform their third annual April Fools’ Day Concert Wednesday, April 1.

    The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 pm, in the Charles Johnson Theater.

    The program features music faculty giving a light-hearted performance with unconventional instruments and improvised acts.

    “Music faculty will be performing silly musical pieces and perhaps doing

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