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News Briefs Oct. 6, 2022

Spoken word poet Chibbi to visit Kirkwood

uesday, Oct. 11. In the stage area of Iowa Hall, Chibbi, a Mexican-born, Texas-raised poet, actor, editor, publisher, community organizer and spoken word artist will speak at 11:15 a.m.

Having performed poetry since 2006, he is the founder of Laredo BorderSlam, a founding member of Write About Now, Editor in Chief of The Mixtape Lit Mag and the director and co-host of a video podcast. He also works as the director of Virtual Programming for Write About Now and the director of Media Production for Write Art Out.

He has two books of poetry – his latest “OTRO/PATRIA,” a journey through the intersections of identity, was released in the summer of 2019. His work primarily deals with the exploration of identity and culture, his experiences as both Queer and Latino and fighting for the validity of existence.

Kickball tournament

Students are invited to participate in an intramural kickball tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The tournament will take place at the outdoor Rec Field. Register ahead of time at the following link

Bingo in Iowa Hall

Students are invited to Iowa Hall for their chance to win prizes during bingo on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 11:15 a.m. 

All students are welcome to attend to meet new people and have some laughs. Scan in at the event using the event check-in QR code located in the MyHub app.

Sex in the dark at neon night

Students can get free t-shirts, pizza and participate in glow-in-the-dark games with a panel of “sexperts” who will answer sex-related questions in Iowa hall A/B on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.

Take a walk on the wild side

Want to learn about South African Culture? In Meeting Room B in Iowa Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11:15 a.m. students will hear the perspective of South African Fulbright Scholar and Wildlife Researcher Dr. Dan Parker. 

Parker is a wildlife biologist who graduated with his doctorate in Zoology from Rhodes University in 2008. 

He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, at the fledgling University of Mpumalanga in South Africa, Kirkwood’s Partner College where students will study abroad next summer 2023.

Vet tech dog wash

On Friday, Oct. 14, students are welcome to head over to the animal health building from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. to get their pooch a nice wash. They can stay and wait for their dog to get done or drop them off with the vet tech students. 

Credit cards are the preferred method of payment. Please also provide proof of vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper and Parvo upon arrival or email documentation ahead of time to

Global Spotlight: India

Students are invited to attend the next Kirkwood global spotlight on the first floor of Iowa Hall on Thursday, Oct. 13 starting at 11:15 a.m. Learn more about the country of India from Kirkwood’s international students.

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