Marietta College announces public events for October 2016

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Marietta College today announced its October 2016 schedule of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission to these events is free.

For the most recent and updated information about Marietta College events, visit our Campus Calendar. For a schedule of athletic events, visit the Pioneers website.

October 1-2 — The Theatre Department’s final two performances of “Gidion’s Knot” by Jessica Adams will be at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1, and 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 2. The play — which explores a parent-teacher confrontation that explodes into an interrogation of women's roles as nurturers and educators — is being directed by Tara Clinton. Tickets: $8 general admission, $7 senior citizens, and $4 students

8:00 p.m., October 4 — Pioneer Activities Council (PAC) is hosting Trivia Tuesday in Izzy’s. Here is a chance to compete for top-notch prizes against your friends and fellow classmates.

2:00 p.m., October 5 — It’s now time for PAC to worry about your overall well being. It’s getting close to mid-terms and they want to help make your life as stress free as possible. Come out to The Christy Mall from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and see how they can help.

7:00 p.m., October 5 — Dr. Samuel Cruz will be leading Salsa and Samba dancing in the Andrews Hall Great Room as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

October 13-16 — It’s time for hundreds of alumni to return to campus for pig roasts, class reunions and the football game against Wilmington. Here is a complete rundown of Homecoming events.

10:00 a.m., October 14 — Dr. William N. Ruud, who joined the College on July 3, will officially be installed as Marietta College’s 19th president during the formal inauguration ceremony in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center.

8:00 p.m., October 18 — Trivia Tuesday returns with a sports edition at Izzy’s.

7:00 p.m., October 21 — PAC wants to see everyone’s best dance moves as it hosts Get Down with Gatsby Dance in The Gathering Place. If you’re not sure, here are some tips.

8:00 p.m., October 25 — It’s the final Trivia Tuesday of the month and it’s still at Izzy’s.

8:00 p.m., October 26 — Your next number is N39! PAC Bingo is back with a Halloween edition in the Andrews Hall Great Room. You won’t want to miss this spooky fun.

7:00 p.m., October 27 — The Impact & Culture of Addiction with RJ Vied is an opportunity to hear from a recovering drug addict as he talks about how heroin took over his life. He is the author of “A Painful Goodbye,” and “Hope for the Prisoners of Heroin.” RJ Vied will speak in the Alma McDonough Auditorium.

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., October 28 — This is not exactly a campus activity, but it’s close enough and sounds like fun. Stop by the corner of Second and Greene streets for Food Truck Friday. It’s a chance to eat something from Cissy’s Kitchen, The Sweet Stop, Kona Ice and Nacho Average Taco.

12:00 p.m., October 28 — Alumnus Ben Charley ’13, CEO of Rapid TPC, will be back on campus to speak at the Physics Colloquium in Rickey 166. He will be discussing “From Applications to Abstraction and Back: Using Your Physics Toolbox in Entrepreneurship and Beyond.” Don’t forget to email Andrea Richardson ( to let her know you plan to attend. She has to make sure there’s enough pizza for everyone.

7:30 p.m., October 28 — The Music Department is excited to host its annual Fall Choral Concert at the First Congregational Church in downtown Marietta. If you need more information about the concert, please contact Myra Reich at