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Weekender Briefs: Attend OU’s MLK Jr.-inspired Trivia Night, learn ceramics basics at Hocking College

Friday, Jan. 22

Physics Colloquium: Special Relativity and Optical Control of Chemistry at 4:10 p.m., hosted by Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences online. Join Prashant K. Jain, a chemistry professor and scholar of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, for a discussion about his research. Jain will describe how special relativistic effects as manifested in the electronic structure of gold are at the heart of the optically induced conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbon fuels.

Admission: Free

MLK Jr. Celebration Event: Trivia Night at 6:00 p.m. hosted by OU's Division of Diversity and Inclusion online. Test your knowledge while celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at this virtual trivia night. Participants will compete against other students and OU community members to answer questions about OU, Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.

Admission: Free

Welcome Week Comedy Show at 8:00 p.m. hosted by OU’s Campus Involvement Center online. Unwind after the first week of classes with comedy presented by renowned comedian, Ryan Conner. Conner has done stand-up at many of the top comedy clubs in the country and worked alongside famous comedians such as Dave Chappelle.

Admission: Free

Saturday, Jan. 23

Level One Ceramics at 11 a.m. hosted by the Visual Arts Center at Hocking College at 3301 Hocking Pkwy. Learn wheel-throwing basics in this introductory ceramics course. Each participant will create a bowl with a heart-shaped rim. On Jan. 30, participants can come to community glaze night to prepare the bowl so it will be finished by Valentine’s Day.

Admission: $35

Winter Window FineTime Painting Party at 6 p.m. hosted by the Parkersburg Art Center at 725 Market St. Paint a peaceful winter scene at the Parkersburg Art Center. Materials will be provided, and Brandon Cross will lead the event.

Admission: $30

Monday, Jan. 25

Foundations of Yoga at 6 p.m. hosted by Bodhi Tree Guesthouse & Studio online. Strengthen your mind and body in this six-week-long yoga class. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn breath practices, experience short-seated meditations and begin to understand yoga philosophy and history.

Admission: $150 for the six-week class


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