Torch News Briefs

Murderball (Film)

To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, on Oct. 21 the Liaison Committee for Students with Disabilities is featuring a film about athletes with physical disabilities. The movie will play from 7 to 9 p.m. in Business 111. For more information contact Deb Cox at or call x2742.

Dr. Thomas F. Jorsch: “Why Barack Obama is not a Socialist”

Dr. Jorsch examines the policies of the Obama Administration and the claims of socialism against President Obama. He offers a glimpse at what an actual “socialist” government would do in the current economic crisis and why a socialist movement would benefit the country. He is a visiting assistant professor of history and writes about American socialism in the early twentieth century. This event will take place on Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in Music Center 122. For more information contact Matt Moresi at or call x2587.

Club Replica

This annual event is hosted by the MaCH3 staff and will feature a Halloween theme. Come for food, drinks, games, a root beer keg, mocktails, music, and a costume contest. This free event will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Masselink Hall Lobby. For more information contact Thomas Somerville at

Anna Rosmus: Political Activist Lecture

The Arts and Lectures Performing Artists Series present speaker Anna Rosmus at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Williams Auditorium. As a teenager, Anna Rosmus wrote an essay revealing the history of her town (Passau, Germany) exposing many of the town’s leaders, who were admired as Nazi resistance fighters and as staunch supporters of Hitler’s regime. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. For more information contact Williams Auditorium at x5600.

The Haunted Jail

From Oct. 23 to 24 Big Rapids Jaycees and Y-102 WYBR present the Haunted Jail. Tickets are $10 a piece or $9 with a student ID. The event will take place at 220 S. Stewart St. from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information contact Erin Diehm at or call x3981.

Haunted Corn Maze

On Oct. 24 from 8 to 11 p.m. the Health Care Management Association (HCMA) will host the Haunted Corn Maze at Four Green Fields Farm. Tickets are $4 and half the proceeds will go to HCMA which benefits programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Angel Tree. For more information contact William Rhodes at

Campus Wide Public Speaking Contest (Prelims)

The first round of the 4th Annual Campus Wide Public Speaking Contest will take place on Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Starr 135. Competitors will present 5 to 8 minute informative or persuasive speeches on the theme “Opportunity and Social Change.” The top three from the preliminary round will move on to the finals. For more information contact Sandy Alspach at or call x2779.