Upcoming Events

Just some things to do in the upcoming weeks

Curiosity has killed many feline companions, but it can also be the savior of weary college students. These events will tickle your fascination and warm your cold and weary soul.

Sherlock Holmes, is that you?
Morrill Hall will be privy to host Jon Jacobson, a private investigator, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Jacobson will be giving a speech to anyone interested in the often-depicted field of investigation.

According to the event’s description page on the North Dakota State website, Jacobson is a former Californian private investigator with a load of experience. He spent 25 years working with a team in the Golden State where he investigated far more than just stolen purses and jewelry. Jacobson was “one of the principal defense investigators on the Scott Peterson murder case in Modesto California as well as dozens of high profile gang homicide cases,” according to the page.

Jacobson has a long history in the field. “He has worked over 400 major felony cases, over 60 homicide cases and half a dozen death penalty cases, both as the criminal investigator as well as a mitigation investigator,” according to the page.

A solemn suicide seminar 
A tragic turn of events that is all too common in North Dakota and the country, the problem of suicide can be difficult to tackle. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Fargo Coffee Shop, Firstlink will be hosting “Suicide Prevention and Awareness.”

At the event, the public can ” learn how we can help save lives in our community.” According to the Facebook event page, “Suicide continues to claim lives at an alarming rate in North Dakota.” Firstlink is an organization focused on providing help to those during the crisis. Its 211 hotline is available all hours of the day for those in need of their resources. The organization is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, according to the facebook page.

A hard choice
At 7 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3, the Newfangled Theatre Company, in collaboration with Advocates for Youth, will be presenting “Out of Silence.” It will be a performance-based project dealing with the choice to have an abortion.

According to the Facebook page, the event is “Inspired by the more than 700 stories submitted to the 1 in 3 Campaign. Out of Silence confronts the divisive political rhetoric and asks us instead to listen to the voices of women and their families.” There will be two performances presented. According to the page, both performances are free.

Hate but not fate
The Great Plains Ballroom will not be home to hate, but healing, as Arno Michaelis tells his story of leaving his white supremacy roots behind. The event will take place 7-8 p.m. Jan, 31.

Michaelis was a “leader of a worldwide racist skinhead organization, a reverend of a self-declared Racial Holy War, and lead singer of the hate-metal band Centurion,” in the ’80s and ’90s, according to the NDSU event page. This was until he embraced diversity through his family. Michaelis is now an author of “My Life After Hate” and does a speaking tour to inform people of his journey.

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