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September 9, 2005

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Race and eat

Why not participate in a 5K or 10K run/walk, then dig into a breakfast of pancakes? Proceeds go to the Alison Ciancio Memorial Scholarship.

  • 9 a.m., Sept. 10
  • ISU cross country course
  • $20 walk/run; $5 pancake breakfast

Banned in Boston

Author Chris Crutcher's books are about controversial issues -- bigotry, abuse, teen sexuality -- and feature strong language. All nine are banned or censored somewhere. That makes Crutcher a natural for Iowa State's observance of Banned Book Week.

  • 8 p.m., Sept. 12
  • Sun Room, MU
  • Free

The popcorn's free, too

Grab some popcorn and settle back for the classic sci-fi flick, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Watch what happens when the Earth is exploded to make way for a space motorway.

  • 8 p.m., Sept. 22 and 23
  • Pioneer Room, MU
  • Free

SUB films in September

Pioneer Room, MU (unless noted)
All films begin at 8 p.m.
Free admission and popcorn

September 9

Ringu (The Ring) (1998): Japanese horror thriller, a mysterious video kills, exactly seven days later, whomever views it.

September 15

Before Sunrise (1995): 14-hour relationship in Vienna between American and French students.

September 16

Before Sunset (2004): Nine years later, the American and French lovers meet again in Paris when he visits to do a book reading.

September 22-23

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005): Arthur Dent is whisked off Earth moments before it is exploded to make way for a space motorway, and the adventure begins.

(Sept. 23 shown in the Sun Room, MU.)

September 29-30

Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003): a young martial artist is sent by his Thai village to Bangkok to retrieve a sacred statue, Ong Bak, from thieves.

Two actors kissing

Modern-day love story

The musical Miss Saigon, the epic tale of a young biracial couple in love but caught in a world at war, will be presented at Stephens Auditorum at 3 and 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Tickets are $38 and $42. Contributed photo.