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"As the new Graduate Assistant, I am so excited to be part of an office that has so much to offer for Hofstra students. I'm looking forward to a great year full of wonderful events and opportunities to meet all of you!" 

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221 Student Center


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Drinking and Driving: Last Call 

Tuesday, October 18

7-8 p.m. 

Student Center Theater

We will discuss the dangers of drinking and driving and explore ways to keep everyone safe on the road. Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. 


Fire and Personal Safety

Wednesday, October 26

Common Hour

Student Center Theater

Hear from the experts how to protect yourself and your home in case of a fire or other emergency. Co-sponsored by Hofstra's Department of Public Safety. 


Halloween House Decorating Contest

Saturday, October 29 

Contest begins at noon

Register with the Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, 221 Mack Student Center, North Campus. 



It's never too late to join the  

Organization of Commuter Students (OCS)

Please e-mail  

to find out more information. 



Hofstra University's Annual Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 11

Mack Student Center Multipurpose Room 


Please join in donating blood, or if you cannot donate, please encourage those who can. To sign up for a donation appointment, please contact Anita Ellis at or Kerri Griesbeck at to schedule your appointment. There is currently a blood shortage and every donation counts! Together we can save lives.


Walt Disney Internship Information Session

Wednesday, October 12

Common Hour

109 Roosevelt Hall

Are you interested in interning with the largest name in entertainment - Disney? Join us for this fun and informative session to learn about the Disney college program and to find out if this is the right internship for you!


School of Communication Internship Orientation

Wednesday, October 12 

Common Hour

106 Breslin Hall

This workshop provides information about the benefits of an internship in the field of communication, the most suitable time to take part in an internship in the industry, conducting a successful search, applying for an internship and gaining the most from the experience. You will learn important resources to use in attaining an internship in radio, public relations, broadcast and print journalism, speech communication, video, television and film. Every School of Communication Major is strongly advised to attend. 


Interview to Impress 

Friday, October 14 
Career Center 

Learn the secrets of successful interviews! If you are a student who will be interviewing for full-time or part-time jobs or summer internships, this is an essential program to attend! This workshop introduces you to the different types of interviews and teaches you how to answer questions effectively. This workshop is mandatory for all Pride Recruiting participants.


Student Leadership Conference

Saturday, October 22


Throughout the Student Center 

The Conference will include breakfast, a keynote speaker, and break-out sessions. Emerging and established student leaders are encouraged to attend in order to engage in dialogue about how leadership is earned and not handed to students. Students will leave the Conference with a motivation to lead, an understanding of what leadership is, and some ideas of what they can do to achieve further as a leader. The Students Registration link will be emailed next week, and registration goes live Monday October 10th 2011. Co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, Resident Student Association, and the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.