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Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala
A group of Tibetan monks visited campus for four days to create a Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala. The four day ritual involved art, music, and performance – and was done in a public place where people observed the process that is understood to bring healing and peace.
The Homecoming Parade stepped off from North Campus promptly at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday on a crisp but sunny morning. Student groups and alumni marched south on Sheridan Road to Fan Fest, which was set up in the Sports and Recreation Center parking lot—a fitting kick off to the day’s celebration.
More than 600 people attended the Lillard Science Center Grand Opening on Friday. Professors and students demonstrated science in action on all four floors of the renovated and expanded facility. President Stephen Schutt welcomed the guests, thanked all those who contributed to the $43 million project, and introduced principal donors John and Paula Lillard to the crowd.
Alumni experienced the cutting-edge world of virtual reality during a Friday open house in the College’s new Virtual Space. Virtual reality, or VR, is the computer-generated simulation of a 3D environment that can be interacted with using a headset and handheld controllers. The Virtual Space is located in Room 212 in the Donnelley and Lee Library.
Professor Matt Kelley shared his story, Growing up Clueless, during the lunchtime Soup & Stories on Friday, October 12. Soup & Stories is a series dedicated to highlighting the personal, culturally-related experiences of each particular presenter. Kelley is the chair of the psychology department and chair of the neuroscience department.