Event of Note
V-Day Celebrates 10 Years
The Responsible Sexuality Committee will observe V-Day’s 10th anniversary with performances of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14, at 8:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Proceeds will benefit the Carroll Rape Crisis Center and the Carrollton Emergency Shelter.
Established in 1998, V-Day, which stands for victory, valentine and vagina, is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The event also raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of the award-winning Ensler production.
To date, the V-Day movement has raised more than $50 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it. There have also been more than 5,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses funded in Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq.
Admission is $5 for students and $10 for general admission. For ticket information, contact the Student Development Center at 678-839-6428 or for more information on V-Day visit www.vday.org.
Professor Likes His Bed of Nails
After a three-year hiatus, the University of West Georgia will host a Physics Demonstration Night: Smash Physics for students and adults in the community on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Crider Lecture Hall. The family event is free and designed to engage students in the sciences.
Dr. Ben DeMayo, a retired professor of physics, and UWG faculty and physics students, will dazzle the audience with amazing feats that include the Bed of Nails, Collapsing Can and the Giant Smoke Ring.
“There will be one demonstration after the other,” said DeMayo. “There’s going to be a whole bunch of gee whizzes and lots of smoke and noise. It’s a perfect evening for the young at heart and for young aspiring science and math students over the age of six.”
DeMayo retired three years ago but continues to teach at UWG and work in the laboratory. The professor has had a grant from the Georgia Space Grant Consortium-NASA renewed for the 14th consecutive year and he is working with five undergraduate research students who study superconductors, nanotubes, battery-powered ultra light aircraft, brainwaves, Alberta oil sands and electronic music.
“Physics is fun,” said DeMayo. “Science is fun. I hope to see a lot of students that night come see me lie on a bed of nails.”
The Crider Lecture Hall is located in the Boyd Building on Back Campus Drive, adjacent to the Ingram Library. For more information, call 678-839-4097.
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