9 free activities to do on campus in October | Emory University

The full return to campus has resulted in a resurgence of events, both virtual and in person. Here is a sample of free things you can enjoy in October.

1. Spend time at the Carlos Museum

The museum’s renovated Asian gallery was inaugurated at the end of August, with a reconfigured space that allows for better display of many objects. The exhibition “Resonance: Recent Acquisitions in Photography” explores the act of interpretation through the seemingly opposing themes of isolation and unity, loss and shared joy, fear and courage, among others. Although the works were from several photographers between 1963 and 2015, the exhibition is meant to resonate with the unprecedented realities and deep emotions experienced by many in 2020. “Resonance” is on display until October 24.

“Each / Other” celebrates the work of Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, two prominent contemporary Indigenous artists whose processes focus on collaborative artistic creation. Members of the Emory community contributed to some of the works on display.

Entrance to the Carlos Museum is always free for museum members and Emory University professors, staff, and students.

2. Develop your thinking with engaging speakers

Discussions on several thought-provoking topics are scheduled for October, with some offering both in-person and virtual registration options. Learn from the weekly speakers at the Race and Difference Symposium Series hosted by the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference on Mondays at 12 p.m.

Candler School of Theology explores Martin Luther’s views on various topics and how they relate to today. Listen to “Luther’s Appeals to Ethnic Identity and Implications for Social Justice” on Wednesday, October 6 at noon and “Luther and Islam” on Wednesday, October 20 at noon.

3. Hear an artist talk about restitution and redemption

On Thursday, October 7 at 6 p.m., artist and Emory Arts scholar Masud Olufani will discuss how the history of racial trauma and the creative ways marginalized populations practiced constructive resilience in the face of sustained brutality served as a catalyst. at his work. His lecture, “Excavation: Mining Memory for Restitution and Redemption”, will be held at the Carlos Museum.

4. Brush up on your security skills

The annual Emory Campus Safety Show returns Thursday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cox Hall Bridge. Learn about available security resources, play games, and get free gifts. The event is hosted by the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, Emory Fire Safety, Emory Police Department, Emory EMS and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

5. Listen to a few songs, including those from student performers.

Musical performances are back on campus, including a Cooke Noontime concert at the Carlos Museum on Friday, October 15 and Jazz on the Green concerts with the Emory Jazz Ensembles on Thursday, October 7 and Thursday, October 21 at 6 p.m.

The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts will host several programs: the Emory University Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 23 at 8 pm; Emory Wind Ensemble Sunday October 24 at 4 p.m. Emory Concert Choir and University Chorus on Friday, October 29 at 8 p.m. and Beethoven and a Big Band on Saturday, October 30 at 8 p.m. with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta.

6. Celebrate Emory’s Return and Look to the Future

Relive the moments and reimagine the future during Homecoming weekend, October 21-23. Events are back on campus this year, with live concerts, special exhibits, reunions and more. The entire Emory community – including faculty, staff, and students – are invited.

Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the launch of 2O36, Emory’s movement to rethink and reshape the future. With an eye on Emory’s bicentennial, 2O36 inspires investment in people for the good of people, bringing the Emory community together to build on our mission to serve humanity through knowledge. Join the 2O36 celebration on Friday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Quad will be open for an immersive experience like no other with interactive domes, food, freebies and more.

7. Sit back and relax with virtual meditation programs

Wednesdays offer many opportunities to take a short break and refocus. Virtual programs include the midweek musical meditation at 12 p.m., the weekly refreshment at 4:30 p.m. and the compassionate meditation group at 5 p.m.

8. Well done for the Emory Eagles

On the Oxford campus, catch one of the last tennis matches of the fall season or watch the cross country and football teams compete against each other. Atlanta campus teams also compete in fall tennis, soccer and cross-country, as well as women’s volleyball. Find the latest times and results (along with spectator guidelines) on the Oxford College Athletics website and the Emory Eagles website.

9. Sample samples while learning about sustainable food

Emory’s student-run sustainable food show returns on October 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. after it rains on October 5. Head to Asbury Circle to taste sustainable food, learn about sustainable food systems, and more. The fair takes place next to the Emory Farmer’s Market, which is held on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., where you can purchase ready-made meals, fresh produce and more from local vendors.

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