Filmmaker Michael Moore’s visit to campus surrounded by related activities

Performances by Xavier Players and department of music add to week’s events | October 27, 2003

Academy award-winning documentary filmmaker and best-selling author Michael Moore is coming to campus Thursday evening to discuss topics outlined in his books and films. The event is in the Cintas Center arena and includes a talk from 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., followed by a one-hour question-and-answer period with the audience. At 10:00 p.m., Moore is signing copies of his book, Stupid White Men … and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation. Tickets are free for faculty and staff, and are $10 for general admission through Ticketmaster or the Cintas Center box office. For more information, call 513 744-4250 or joanie@cinci.rr.com.

The student government association is sponsoring a host of activities preceding and relating to Moore’s speech. Wednesday, Oct. 29, “Bowling for Columbine” is showing at 8:00 p.m. in the student center’s theater. Following Wednesday’s screening of the film, the University’s college Democrats and college Republicans clubs are debating the film’s merits.

But Moore’s visit is just one of many activities keeping the campus bustling through this last week of October.

On Wednesday, the department of music features “Tom Sherwood Does Broadway” in the Long Recital Hall in Edgecliff Hall at noon. Sherwood, with the help of James Hart on piano, is performing pieces from Broadway musicals. Students and faculty are invited to bring a lunch and listen to this live performance. For more information, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu.

Also on Wednesday, this week’s international coffee hour features the theme of Japan at 3:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Gallagher Student Center. For more information, call 513 745-2864 or e-mail kilgore@xu.edu.

On Thursday, Oct. 30, the Xavier Players performs August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theater. The powerful drama set in the 1950s addresses issues such as coming of age, racial differences and family values. As the story unfolds, the main character builds both literal and figurative fences that affect everyone around him. General admission is $12, and tickets for students and staff are $5. For more information, call 513 745-3576 or e-mail neumeyer@xavier.edu.

Thursday evening, the volleyball team leads a light week for Musketeer athletics, traveling to Temple University in Philadelphia for an Atlantic 10 Conference game at 7:00 p.m.