Campus Life Events

Oct 2
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Michael Reyes, Spoken Word Activist

12pm, KC130

Michael Reyes is a social justice activist that does his work through his words. His mission is to provide a participatory educational environment through poetry and hip-hop to address issues of social justice and cultural identity. Learn more about his Latino identity while exploring your own identity and the issues that you stand for.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 8
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Magdalen Hsu-Li, Singer

12pm, KC130

Come enjoy this high energy, live performance by Magdalen on vocals, guitar, piano, and percussion. Dialogue about identity, racism and bi, Asian American, and feminist issues is interspersed between songs and is implicit in many song themes & lyrics. She has a voice of gold, and a knack for sharing her story on the intersection of race, gender, and the arts.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 10
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Block-out Cancer Volleyball Game

7pm, Cougar Gym

IU Kokomo vs. University of Saint Francis

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the IU Kokomo Volleyball team is inviting you to wear pink to the game to create awareness and raise funds to block-out breast cancer!

Sponsored by Student Athletics & Wellness Board

Oct 13
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ANT, lecture "Bullied, Bashed, but not Broken"

12pm, KC130

ANT has steadily climbed the comedy hill to become one the most successful comedians of our time, and has been seen on the Tonight Show, Tyra Banks Show, and Last Comic Standing to name a few. But he comes to campus to share his story of being bullied for being different- gay, and of immigrant parents, and peer pressure leading him to drugs and alcohol, and how he then discovered a life of hope and happiness.

Sponsored by Student Union Board and Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 18 - 19
Leadership Retreat

Overnight, Camp Tecumseh

Discover your capacity to be an effective leader through this two-day retreat.  Surrounded by woods and a nearby lake, Camp Tecumseh is a wonderful treat. You will participate in leadership & team building activities; spend time outdoors on the zipline, archery range and climbing wall; all while getting to know your fellow students.  The retreat is limited to 22 students and participants will need to complete an application.  Make sure you don’t miss out on one of the best events of the year!

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Oct 22
Defamation, Interactive Play/Drama

2:30pm, KC130

In this interactive theater production, a legal case is presented that illuminates our common perceptions about race, religion, and class. The case presented is not simple and keeps the audience on their toes, and then it is the audience that becomes the jury, and must decide on a verdict!

Sponsored by Student Union Board and Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 23
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Sean Bott, Mentalist

12:30pm, KC Commons

In this interactive theater production, a legal case is presented that illuminates our common perceptions about race, religion, and class. The case presented is not simple and keeps the audience on their toes, and then it is the audience that becomes the jury, and must decide on a verdict!

Sponsored by Student Union Board and Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 24
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Halloween Open House

, KC Commons

Movie Showing:  5:30pm and 7:30pm in Kresge Auditorium  Title TBA

Trick-or-Treating: 6pm - 8pm in Alumni Hall

$1.00 per child, adults free.  Please bring your own trick-or-treat bag.

This award-winning event is for Kokomo area children ages 10 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and should bring their own goody bags. Treats will be handed out by various campus groups in very interesting costumes!  There is also a children’s movie shown twice during the event.

Sponsored by Student Union Board and the Office of Student Activities

Oct 29
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Nearly Naked Mile

, Alumni Hall & Kresge Auditorium

IU Kokomo students will have the opportunity to give those in need the clothes off their backs – figuratively speaking - during the fourth annual Nearly Naked Mile. The Nearly Naked Mile is a noncompetitive event in which students run or walk a 1-mile course through campus in bathing suits or costumes.  Entry fee is the donation of two new items of winter clothing or $10.  All donations will benefit the Kokomo Urban Outreach.  Come join in the fun!

Sponsored by the Student Athletic and Wellness Board

Nov 4
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First Home Basketball Game of the Season

7pm, Cougar Gym

Come out and cheer on both, the men and women’s basketball team at the Cougar Gym! This is the first season of IU Kokomo’s Women’s Basketball team so let’s cheer them on to a great year!

Nov 5
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John Rush the Human iPod

12:30pm, KC Commons

John Rush takes you on a musical journey like no other one-man show can. Singing and playing guitar/bass/harmonica/piano/saxophone/banjo/keyboard and percussion, John Rush plays his own original music and songs you know. With a set list that covers over 200 different bands, John Rush plays originals and/or covers depending upon what the audience requests. 

Sponsored by Student Union Board

Nov 10
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Larry Omaha, Comedian

12:30pm, KC130

Larry is a Native-American comedian who left his government investigator job to become a stand-up comic- and audiences are glad he did. He has been seen on the Showtime Comedy Special "Goin' Native” and “Comics Unleashed”. He also recently toured with Gabriel Iglesias!

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Nov 17 - 22
Homecoming Week

TBA, TBA

This year we will be celebrating our third annual Homecoming week! Stay on the look-out for different ways you can get involved with the campus spirit during this week!

Nov 20
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Campus Movie Night - Title TBA

7pm, Kresge Auditorium

It is time for our annual end of the semester movie night! Take a break from studying and come watch an awesome movie- that you help choose! Look out for the poll we will send you via text so you can vote for the movie that you would like to see! Text “IUKLife” to 71441 to opt-in.

Sponsored by Student Union Board

Nov 20
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Homecoming Basketball Game

1pm, Kresge Auditorium

IU Kokomo vs IU South Bend

Nov 8
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Cosmic Bowling

10pm - 12am, Kokomo Sport Bowl

Cosmic bowling is tenpins under black lights, set to a thumping beat. Come to the bowling alley for free bowling, food, and door prizes! Don’t forget to present an IU Kokomo ID.

Sponsored by Student Athletic and Wellness Board

Dec 10
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Espresso To Go

10am - 2pm, Alumni Hall

Get your coffee kick for free during finals week! Grab your latte, espresso, or hot chocolate, or try a new flavor from this mobile coffee house!

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities