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'Real World,' Postville on tap

Barry McNamara
10/20/2010
In the coming week, Monmouth College will present a series of entertainment and educational programming for its students, but the public is also invited to attend the free events.

Ryan Conklin, one of the stars MTV’s “The Real World: Brooklyn,” will discuss his experiences serving overseas in the military on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. Conklin first enlisted after 9/11, and he had a second tour of duty last year.

University of Northern Iowa anthropology professor Mark Grey will present a convocation lecture on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. Grey is the co-author of “Postville USA: Surviving Diversity in Small-Town America.” The book features the northeastern Iowa town of Postville and its experience with diversity before and after a 2008 federal immigration raid. The title of his convocation lecture is “Immigration and Population Change in the New Midwest: Challenges and Opportunities.”

The touring company of the Chicago-based Afrikan Centered Theatre (ACT) will return to campus on Oct. 28 for a 7 p.m. performance in Wells Theater. ACT is an artistic expression grounded in the many cultures and traditions of the African continent and its Diaspora. The company will present a powerful selection of monologues and scenes representing the diversity of perspectives, styles and values that have graced its stage.

Just in time for Halloween, MC alumnus Tony Wash ’02 will present a workshop on special effects in the film industry on Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. in Wells Theater. Wash is closely associated with Scotchworthy Productions, a horror film production company. At 4 p.m., his latest film, “A Chance in Hell,” will be screened.