For Thursday

Communiversities: Examining Mission and Access

Back when community colleges were more commonly known as "junior colleges," the assumption was that they were made exclusively for high school dropouts and bored, empty nest housewives. That connotation is becoming less relevant every day.

Come join a panel discussion about the changing landscape of community colleges, and their continued growth as a viable alternative to traditional four-year universities. Panelists include Jean Floten, First Chancellor of Western Governors University, and Denise Yochum, President at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.

Communiversities: Examining Mission and Access, Thu, Oct 30, 6pm–8, Northeastern University-Seattle, 401 Terry Ave N, Free

For Friday

Costume Carnival

Halloween falls on a Friday this year, which means the streets will be filled with more nighttime traffic, party-goers, and general mayhem than normal.

If you are hesitant to send your children out into the possible unscrupulous activity, consider taking them to the Seattle Children's Museum for its 3rd Annual Costume Carnival.

The festivities will include a "Not-So-Scary Haunted Mountain," a Mad Scientist Lab, and scavenger hunts.

Costume Carnival, Fri, Oct 31, 4–7pm, Seattle Children's Art Museum, 305 Harrison St, Free

Advance Notice for November 4

Contagion: Ebola Facts and Fiction

West Africa is currently under the largest Ebola outbreak in history. While fleets of brave health care workers rush to the front lines to help beat back the epidemic, we in the states are left wondering if and when the virus will make its way to us in great numbers. These concerns range from the measured ("We should probably start screening flights from affected areas") to the insane ("We should quarantine New York!")

The Washington Global Heath Alliance and CodeMed want to help educate the public and debunk irrational fears with a panel of experts who certainly know more than your reactionary mother-in-law. These panelists include oe DiCarlo, Director of Emergency Relief & Global Security, Medical Teams International, and Dr. John Lynch, Harborview Medical Director for the Infection Control Center.

Contagion: Ebola Facts and Fiction, Tue, Nov 4, 6:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, $10

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