Calendar

Nov
29
Wed
Clayton Anderson — Distinguished Speaker Series @ Peru State College Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC)
Nov 29 @ Nov 29, 2017 7:00 PM – Nov 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Mar
12
Mon
Joe Starita — Distinguished Speaker Series @ Peru State College Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC)
Mar 12 @ Mar 12, 2018 7:00 PM – Mar 12, 2018 9:00 PM

Joe Starita: “A Warrior of the People – How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor”

Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC)

Joe Starita is a professor at the University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communications. A Nebraska native, he went to college on a baseball scholarship, played professional basketball in Turkey and had a stint herding cattle on an Israeli kibbutz. Eventually, he spent 14 years at The Miami Herald – including four years as the newspaper’s New York Bureau Chief and four years on its Investigations Team. Interested in Native American history and culture since childhood, he has written three critically acclaimed books examining their vital roles in American history. Three years ago, he started a college scholarship fund for Native American high school graduates.

Peru State College 150th anniversary logo

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Apr
10
Tue
Curt Tomasevicz — Distinguished Speaker Series @ Peru State College Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC)
Apr 10 @ Apr 10, 2018 7:00 PM – Apr 10, 2018 9:00 PM

Curt Tomasevicz: “Have no Fear”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7 pm in the Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC)

Curt Tomasevicz grew up in Shelby, Nebraska, a small town of nearly 700 people. While attending UNL, Curt played running back and linebacker for the Huskers, earning most of his playing time on special teams. Curt holds a bachelor and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Astrophysics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

During his first season of bobsledding, Tomasevicz landed on the World Cup circuit, consistently pushing on the USA II sled. He made his Olympic debut in Torino in 2006, sliding to sixth place in the four-man competition. His biggest achievement came in February at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, when he, Steve Holcomb, Justin Olsen, and Steve Mesler raced the “Night Train” to the first American four-man Olympic title in 62 years.

Peru State College 150th anniversary logo

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Apr
25
Wed
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign co-sponsored by SAAC and Rotaract @ Quad to Student Center
Apr 25 @ Apr 25, 2018 6:00 PM – Apr 25, 2018 8:00 PM

Start on the Quad and finish in the Student Center for the SAAC information panel. Bring “her” shoes (and we will have some available). Walk the designated path around the Campus Quad and rally against rape, sexual assault, and gender violence.

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Jan
23
Wed
Aaron Thomas — Distinguished Speaker Series @ Peru State College Performing Arts Center
Jan 23 @ Jan 23, 2019 7:00 PM – Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM

Aaron Thomas: “The Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story”
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

Aaron will discuss how to deal with adversity and how to make the most of all opportunities. You will be challenged to look at your life, your family, and your organization to see if you are being a true difference maker.

Aaron Thomas headshot

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Apr
2
Tue
Megan Phelps-Roper — Distinguished Speaker Series @ Peru State College Performing Arts Center
Apr 2 @ Apr 2, 2019 7:00 PM – Apr 2, 2019 8:30 PM

Megan Phelps-Roper: “Empathy for the Other Side”
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center.

Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church: a group infamous for its intolerance. But dialogue on Twitter showed her another life was possible—and in 2012, she escaped her home, family, and faith. Now, with a popular TED Talk, a major New Yorker profile, and an upcoming memoir and film adaptation, she is a unique example of how empathy can overcome hate, and how tolerance can bridge ideology. In this inspiring talk, Megan Phelps-Roper advocates for a better, more empathetic way to overcome disagreements—for engaged communication that not only heals wounds and forges bonds, but helps us expand our narrow perspectives.

Megan Phelps-Roper headshot

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Sep
6
Fri
Women’s Cross Country @ Bearcat Invite @ Maryville, MO
Sep 6 @ Sep 6, 2019 6:00 PM – Sep 6, 2019 9:00 PM
Sep
14
Sat
Women’s Cross Country @ Bronco Stampede @ Hastings, NE
Sep 14 @ Sep 14, 2019 10:00 AM – Sep 14, 2019 1:00 PM
Sep
27
Fri
Women’s Cross Country @ Wildcat Open
Sep 27 @ Sep 27, 2019 4:00 PM – Sep 27, 2019 7:00 PM
Oct
5
Sat
Women’s Cross Country @ Haskell Invite @ Lawrence, KAN
Oct 5 all-day