Two chilling programs will be offered on Monday, Oct. 31, as part of the Great Britain Semester.
Dr. Mike Hulderman, chair of the Criminal Justice Department, will present “Nicking a 20th Century Jack the Ripper” in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. It will be a comparative analysis of the late 19th century Whitechapel murders attributed to Jack the Ripper and the late 20th century Footpath Murders by confessed serial killer Colin Pitchfork.
The analysis emphasizes the English criminal justice system process as illustrated by the Pitchfork case. That case resulted in the world’s first-ever DNA screen and the first person to be exonerated based on genetic fingerprinting.
Dr. Michael Howarth, director of the Honors Program, will present “The Butcher of Plainfield: Ed Gein and the Evolution of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho.’”
The release of the 1960 film was the culmination of three important cultural events: the serial killings of numerous women by Ed Gein in the mid-1950s; the publication of Robert Bloch’s novel “Psycho” in 1959; and the rise of Momism in American society – the fear that boys were either excessively attracted to or dominated by their mothers.
At 2:30 p.m., the Campus Activities Board will screen Hitchcock’s classic film in Corley Auditorium.
“Nicking a 20th Century Jack the Ripper,” 9 a.m., Corley Auditorium.
“The Butcher of Plainfield: Ed Gein and the Evolution of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’”: 10 a.m., Corley Auditorium.
“Psycho”: 2:30 p.m., Corley Auditorium.
Safe Halloween: 6 to 8 p.m., Billingsly Student Center Ballroom. Children are encouraged to come in costume to trick or treat and play games. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Tea time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lions Den. Tea time became a fashionable social event during the 1880s. Missouri Southern students are invited to take a break from their day for afternoon tea.
“Secrets & Lies”: 7 p.m., Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium. Presented as part of the British Film Festival.
Women’s volleyball vs. Southwest Baptist: 7 p.m., Young Gymnasium.
Wednesday, Nov. 2
Analyzing and Managing Cash Flow: 1:30 p.m., Plaster Hall. The training is designed for those who want to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. Cost is $59 per person. Details: 417-625-3128.
Found Footage Festival: 7 p.m., Corley Auditorium. The one-of-a-kind comedy show features odd and hilarious clips from videotapes found around the country. Free for the campus community.
Thursday, Nov. 3
“War Dogs”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Billingsly Student Center’s Phelps Theatre. Presented by the Campus Activities Board, it is free and open to the campus community.
Friday, Nov. 4
Women’s volleyball vs. Central Oklahoma: 6 p.m., Young Gymnasium.
“War Dogs”: 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre.
Southern Symphony Orchestra concert: 7:30 p.m., Taylor Performing Arts Center. The orchestra, joined by guest violinist Erik Peterson from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, will perform a selection of music from Great Britain. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Women’s volleyball vs. PSU: 5 p.m., Young Gymnasium.