Students perform smorgasbord of skits tonight
The Pantomime and Nontraditional Theater Society will present a one time, hour long performance at 5 p.m. tonight in the Frederickson Theater in Roosevelt Hall.
The show, titled “Are You Saying There’s a Party in Your Pants,” is based on the concept by Greg Allen, Neo-Futurist. The ensemble, comprised of eight ESU students, has created 30 completely unrelated skits that will be performed in order according to the audience and they must be done in 60 minutes.
The audience will be handed a “menu” that has the titles of the skits accompanied by their numbers. Participants will shout out a number, and the first number that the ensemble hears is the skit they will perform.
The event is free and open to the public.
International Education Week provides look into foreign cultures
International Education Week will run next Monday through Friday and will feature tables in the Memorial Union each day with information on the Office of International Education, Study Abroad and Worldview.
Special events during the week will include a showing of “The God of Cookery,” at 7 p.m. on Monday in Science Hall room 72; a concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Heath Recital Hall; a showing of “What’s Cooking?” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and a potluck dinner hosted by Black Student Union; and a contra dance at 7 p.m. on Friday in the recreation center gym.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the William Allen White Library, members of the Saudi Club will provide a special look into Arabian culture and folklore. Members plan to serve Maamoul, traditional cookies and different varieties of baklava along with Arabian coffee and tea.
They will also present artifacts from the Middle East, perform the art of the Arabic language, provide a presentation about Islam by the Muslim Student Association, and provide henna tattooing sessions, among other activities including music, dance and sports.
ESU to host annual “Battle of the Brains” IT competition
Students from Emporia State, Baker University, Barton Community College, Bethel College and Kansas State University will compete for a spot as one of the 100 teams to attend the IMB-Sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in Warsaw, Poland this spring.
On Saturday, teams of three students from each college will go head-to-head on the ESU campus in this regional “Battle of the Brains.” This year’s regional competitions are expected to attract tens of thousands of students from universities in approximately 90 countries on six continents.
The students will combine their brain power, applying their programming skills and maintaining their mental endurance to solve complex, real-world problems under a five hour deadline. The competition is equivalent to completing a semester’s worth of computer programming in one afternoon.
The team that solves the most problems correctly in the least amount of time will win a spot on the World Finals roster. ESU has one team competing.
Since the IBM sponsorship began in 1997, the number of students participating has increased 1,000 percent, from 2,520 to almost 25,000 contestants worldwide.