Spring back into the semester: Upcoming events on campus

Many events are occurring on campus in the coming weeks. Here, students participate in International Dancing Lessons in the Union Courtyard on April 11, 2018. (Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

The spring semester always seem to move far more quickly after spring break, and it appears that this semester will be no exception. Here are some upcoming events to help you keep up with what’s happening on campus, find an event to attend or discover something new at Kansas State University.

Pi(e) Day

What: Celebrate a belated Pi Day (March 14, or 3/14) with free pie from the Union Program Council

When: noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Union Courtyard

Art of Democracy Engagement Symposium

What: Presentations and performances focusing on democracy. Highlights include the closing keynote by Kevin Willmott, Oscar-winning co-writer of “BlacKkKlansman” and professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas.

When: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: K-State Student Union

A Simple White Blouse

What: A free sketch comedy show presented by On the Spot Improv and the Run Away Ambulance sketch comedy club.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Purple Masque Theater

Jamel Brinkley Reading

What: Fiction writer Jamel Brinkley will read from his work. Brinkley is the author of “A Lucky Man: Stories” and is a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction.

When: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Wildcat Chamber

International Student Coffee Hour

What: International students present about their country and culture. This week’s coffee hour focuses on Ecuador. Traditional food from the presenter’s country is also served.

When: 4 – 5 p.m. Friday

Where: International Student Center

Women’s History Month Gallery

What: Stories from women on campus and in the community are displayed in a pop up gallery.

When: Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29

Where: K-State Student Union

“The Bachelor” Speaker Olivia Caridi

What: “Big Mouth Olivia” from the 2016 season of the show “The Bachelor” will speak about her time on the show and her experience as a reality TV villain.

When: 7 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26

Where: Forum Hall

48 Hour Film Festival

What: Student teams are challenged to make short films in 48 hours including four required creative elements. The challenge starts on March 21, with the premier and awards ceremony on March 29. Free popcorn and soda are available at the event.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, March 29

Where: Forum Hall

Spring Dance ’19

What: K-State Dance’s spring performance featuring modern, tap, jazz and African choreography styles.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30

Where: McCain Auditorium

I'm Macy Davis a former Collegian culture editor and a 2019 graduate in English. When I was not reading and writing (both for class and for fun), I was also a member of the nationally ranked K-State speech team.