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October 11, 2016

The campus community saw plenty of events -- some planned, others spontaneous -- in the past week, generating wide interest between people seeking career options, protesting against (and in defense of) LGBTQ issues and using an old 20th-century hobby -- hula hooping -- to raise funds for a good cause.

A large crowd was on hand for the protest.

A large crowd was on hand to respond to the Westboro Baptist Church's protest against the LGBTQ campus community on Oct. 4.

People had plenty to say, especially on placards.

People had plenty to say about the topic, out loud or with the signs and placards they carried.

The protests from Westboro Church made their feelings known.

The protesters from Westboro Baptist Church made their feelings clear ...

... but so did students who decided a positive response was the best response.

... but so did students and community members who decided a positive response was the best response.

Chancellor Paydar met with as many students as he could.

Chancellor Nasser Paydar, right, met with many of the students.

A few speeches and comments were made.

In the spirit of many past campus protests, a few speeches and comments were made.

Many of the participants made their own feelings just as clear as the protesters.

Many of the student participants turned the day into a referendum on the issue of human relationships.

Hula hoops may be a link to the distant past, but they can still raise funds for a good cause.

Hula Hoop for Hope was a two-day fundraising event held Oct. 4 and 5, hosted by the ladies of Alpha Sigma Alpha to support Special Olympics Indiana.

Not everyone is skilled in the art of hip movements when it's all on the line.

People put their hips -- and their muscle memory -- to the test for all to see, raising money for a great cause.

The chancellor took a moment to share in the joy of a worthy project with the students behind it.

The chancellor took a moment to share in the joy of a worthy project with the students who created it.

Motorsports Day, another campus tradition, brings students together with professionals to discuss options.

Motorsports Day, which took place Oct. 6, brought students together with professionals to discuss careers.

It also offers a chance to look at an IUPUI race car and go-kart up close.

The event also offered a chance to look at an IUPUI race car and go-kart up close.

But let's face it, Motorsports Day offers students an opportunity to pretend to be race drivers in simulators.

Motorsports Day offered students an opportunity to pretend to be race drivers in simulators.

LIZ KAYE / IU COMMUNICATIONS

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