Buena Vista University has announced several upcoming ACES events, all open to the public, free of charge.
* BVU Concert Band Performance March 11
The Buena Vista University Concert Band will perform Sunday, March 11 from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. at Schaller Memorial Chapel. The band will perform with guest trumpet soloist, Richard Bogenrief.
* Drinking Stories - Monday, March 12, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Science Center Room 126.
BVU Wellness invites everyone to listen to "drinking stories" from members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). They will offer an honest, candid account of their struggles with alcoholism and their road to recovery, a sobering message for college students. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and learn more about the support services available through AA and their recovery programs. Stick around after the panelists speak to see how slamming down drinks at a virtual bar affects your blood alcohol content and experience the negative effects of intoxication while trying to work your way through an obstacle course.
* Exploring Saturn with the Cassini Spacecraft - Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m.- 8 p.m., Anderson Auditorium.
Professor Don Gurnett specializes in the study of space plasma physics and has participated in 25 spacecraft projects, most notably the Voyager 1 and 2 flights to the outer planets, the Galileo mission to Jupiter, and the Cassini mission to Saturn. He is the author or co-author of over 450 scientific publications, primarily in the area of magnetospheric radio and plasma wave research. Professor Gurnett has received numerous awards for his research. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in physics and astronomy, and in 1990 he received the M. L. Huit Faculty Award for outstanding service dedication to students at the University of Iowa, and in 1994 he received the Iowa Board of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence..
* Parallel Lives - Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., Dows Conference Center
Doormats No More Productions presents "Parallel Lives" by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy.
Two actresses take the audience on a journey marked by folly, loneliness, determination, and love, conjuring a variety of outrageous and poignant characters, male and female, in a show that will leave you laughing through your tears. Warning: Adult language.