Issues & Ideas
The Issues & Ideas committee is responsible for programming contemporary issues and topics in a variety of formats such as lectures, debates, forums, open seminars, interpretive readings, and multicultural art, utilizing campus, local, regional, and national talent.
For more information concerning issues and ideas, contact the Issues & Ideas Coordinator or the Campus Attractions staff at 231-7221.
Miss MN Savannah Cole Speaking on Epilepsy
January 22, 2015
Memorial Union Prairie Rose Room
Heads vs. Feds - A Debate on the Legalization of Marijuana
February 10, 2015
Festival Concert Hall
Play: The Meeting: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X - Co-sponsored with the Office of Multicultural Programs
February 24, 2015
MU Great Plains Ballroom
One-act-play by Jeff Stetson, Produced by Owt-a-Town Productions. Depiction of the imaginary meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs but neither aware of how soon their assassins' bullets would await them.
https://vimeo.com/OATP_TheMeeting View info at http://owtatown.com/Productions.html
Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Programs and Campus Attractions Issues and Ideas
Bridegroom with Shane Crone
March 26, 2015
Shane Bitney Crone, who lost his lover in a tragic accident and was prevented by the deceased’s family from even attending the funeral. The film – -inspired by a 2012 YouTube video posted by Crone that went viral — showcases the personal side of the story while also putting a spotlight on the hot-button issue of gay marriage.
Frederick Edwards- Issues & Ideas Coordinator
Issues & Ideas Committee Meetings
CA Office (MU 124A)