Lecture on men

“Why Men Are The Way They Are” will be the topic of discussion at Warren Farrell’s speech tonight at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center.

Farrell’s book, printed under the same name as the lecture, has won two national awards and has been translated into German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian and Swedish.

For more information, call sociology professor Clinton Jesser at 753-6429. The lecture is free to the public.

Homecoming Concert

The NIU Trombone Quartet will present their Homecoming Concert tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Boutell Concert Hall. The quartet will perform a program of varied musical periods and styles, from Bach and Mozart to jazz and popular songs of the 1900s. The concert is free.

Lecture series continues

Internationally recognized scholar Jeff K. Kowalski will lecture on the topic “Star Gods and Agricultural Fertility: The Meso-American Ballgame as Religious Ritual,” Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in room 102 of the Visual Arts Building.

The lecture is part of the Friends of Antiquity lecture series in archaeology and art history. The lecture will be preceded by an informal dinner at 6 p.m. at It’s Greek to Me, 232 W. Lincoln Hwy.

For reservations, call Prof. Dimitri Liakos at 753-7878.

Adolescent program

A program designed to give professionals more understanding of adolescents is being sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.

“Adolescents of the 80s: Issues, Perspectives and Directions,” is scheduled for Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the college’s auditorium.

The program is designed to provide understanding of normal developmental aspects of adolescents including medical and psycho-social concerns, as well as having particular focus on the needs of adolescent males.

The cost of the program is $35, which includes lunch and instructional materials. For registration information, call (815) 395-5592.

Buffet lucheon sponsored

The NIU Department of Human and Family Resources sponsors a buffet luncheon Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room 143 of Adams Hall. Reservations are required and there is a $3.50 fee. Call 753-1895.

EPA meeting scheduled

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will hold an informational meeting on the proposed rules for Illinois livestock waste regulations Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building, 315 N. Sixth St.

Trivia Bowl contest

The NIU Golden Key National Honor Society is looking for students to compete in the Golden Key Trivia Bowl, which will begin next week. The contest is open to all students and there is a $1 entrance fee for each participant. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

The event is a campus-wide trivia contest with questions provided by NIU professors on a variety of subjects. Sign up at the Honors House or Recreation Center by Friday. For more information, call Brian Drendel at 748-3480.