Sweepstakes Buggy Design Competition. Wiegand Gymnasium. 10 a.m.
Current buggy teams will be showing off and talking about their designs. The Buggy Alumni Association will also have a welcome table and a display.
Midway Opening Ceremony. Midway. 3 p.m.
Kiltie Band Concert. Midway Tent. 4 p.m.
School of Art Downhill Derby. Between Doherty Hall and the University Center. 4:30 p.m.
College of Fine Arts students will don extravagant costumes and parade down the hill between Doherty Hall and the University Center in a mock-Buggy style.
AB Comedy Show: Nick Offerman. Midway. 8 p.m.
Comedian and Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman will perform a stand-up show in the Midway Tent. In the case of rain, the event will be held in Wiegand Gymnasium in the University Center.
eLuma Music Festival. The Cut. 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and the Independent Music Festival Committee, the eLuma Music Festival will feature student performers and raise awareness about Project Yele, a SIFE project that aims to bring community development to Sierra Leone.
Tumbler Giveaway. Merson Courtyard, University Center. 11:30 a.m.
To commemorate Bill Dietrich’s historic donation to Carnegie Mellon, “Thank You, Bill!” tumblers will be available for free to members of the community.
Final Mobot Slalom Races. In front of Wean Hall. Noon.
Digital Fabrication Lab: Five Years of Educational Power Tools. Margaret Morrison C4. 1:30 p.m.
Associate Professor and dFab director Jeremy Ficca will describe the role of digital fabrication in educating students and faculty in digital design and manufacturing.
The Costumes of Downtown Abbey. Purnell Lobby. 1:30 p.m.
This talk on costume design will give insight into the historical world of the PBS Masterpiece series Downtown Abbey and will delve into the process of costume design at Carnegie Mellon.
Brain Scanning in Wean Hall. SIBR Center, Wean Hall 3604. 3 p.m.
Professor Marcel Just, director of the Scientific Imaging and Brain Research Center, will lead a discussion on new research on the inner workings of the brain.
Buggy and Patent Law? Really? Giant Eagle Auditorium. 3 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon alumnus Don Wood will relate his past experiences with Buggy to his current work in intellectual property law.
Information Systems Program Block Party. Porter Hall 222. 4 p.m.
Students, faculty, and alumni will have the opportunity to connect and network.
Tartan Football 500th-Win Celebration. Tartan Pavilion, Resnik House. 5 p.m.
The Athletics Department invites all Carnegie Mellon football alumni to celebrate 500 victories for the Tartans.
Exhibition Races. Schenley Park. 8 a.m.
The race course is located on Tech Street, Frew Street, and Schenley Avenue. The exhibition races are followed by the Sweepstakes finals at 9 a.m.
Why Capitalism? Posner Center. 10 a.m.
Professor of Political Economy Allan Meltzer will hold a discussion and book signing of his book Why Capitalism?
Occupy (insert city here)! Connan Room, University Center. 11 a.m.
Associate History Professor Nico Slate will lead an open discussion about the impact of the Occupy movement and debate its success or failure.
CMU Ice Cream Social. Kappa Alpha Theta Chapter House, Greek Quad. Noon.
Bikerator Demo. The Cut. 12 p.m.
This event will offer demos of the “Bikerator,” a 250W bicycle-powered generator, and the “Juice Box,” a solar energy-powered portable generator.
Holi. Flagstaff Hill. 12 p.m.
OM, the organization for Indian spirituality and culture on campus, will host a celebration of this Hindu holiday. Participants will enjoy an Indian lunch buffet and throw colored powder at each other as a form of celebration. Tickets are $5.
Academic Insights: Captivating the Marketplace — Built to Love. Posner Center, Room 153. 1 p.m.
Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Peter Boatwright will explore what it takes to engage customers in the marketplace.
Academic Insights: Wind and Solar Energy — Are They the Answer? Posner Center, Room 152. 1 p.m.
Dr. Jay Apt, professor of technology and executive director of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, will discuss the costs and benefits of implementing renewable sources of energy.
Academic Insights: Globalization and Business Culture. Posner Center, Room 152. 2 p.m.
Dr. John Hooker, the T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business and Social Ethics, will speak.
Academic Insights: Staying Happy with What We Have. Posner Center, Room 153. 2 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Marketing Dr. Jeffrey Galak will discuss the psychological reasons behind chronic dissatisfaction and will recommend remedies.
14th Annual Hoopla Basketball Competition. Skibo Gymnasium. 2 p.m.
The Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center (CMARC) will sponsor this yearly athletic event.
Student and Alumni Hockey Game. Ice Castle, Castle Shannon. 3 p.m.
Spring Carnival and Sweepstakes Awards Ceremony. Midway Tent. 6 p.m.
Passion Pit Concert and Fireworks Finale. The Mall. 7:30 p.m.
Scotch’n’Soda 6th Annual Alumni and Student Reception. Rangos 3, University Center. 10:30 p.m.
Buggy Alumni Association Morning-After Breakfast. Smallman Street Deli, 1912 Murray Ave. 10 a.m.
Former Buggy participants will reconnect over breakfast.
2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition. Miller Gallery.
The exhibit is organized by the College of Fine Arts and is open Thursday through Saturday from noon until 6 p.m.
Scotch’n’Soda presents: The Drowsy Chaperone. Rangos Hall.
The show follows a die-hard musical fan who, when he puts on his favorite cast album, is immersed in the story of a celebrity bride’s disastrous wedding. The musical pays tribute to the great American musicals of the Jazz Age. The Drowsy Chaperone will be performed on Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 2 p.m. and 11 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.