This Week At Hofstra
In this issue...
  • Friday, October 22nd, 2010
  • Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
  • Sunday, October 24th, 2010
  • Monday, October 25th, 2010
  • Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
  • Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
  • Thursday, October 28th, 2010
  • Friday, October 29th, 2010
  • Coming Soon!
  • Reminders
  • Beyond Hofstra
  • We're on Facebook Now!




  • Event Friday, October 22nd, 2010

    KAPOW! From Pulp Fiction to Google Books. 9:00a.m.-5:p.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, First Floor, Axinn Library Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library 75th Anniversary Symposium Featuring: Michael Sharp, AKA "Rex Parker" SUNY Binghamton Bob Rozakis '73 comic industry veteran Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University and Hofstra University Faculty Panels. Admission is FREE! Complimentary lunch for all registrants from 12:30-1:45pm. RSVP for the symposium by October 15 to Jolene Collazo at 516-463-5952 or jolene.collazo@hofstra.edu.

    Hofstra Women's Soccer vs. Georgia State University. 7:00p.m. Hofstra Soccer Stadium For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Hofstra Volleyball vs. University of Delaware 7:00p.m. Physical Education Building For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Fall Fitness Activities: TURBO KICK with Gina 4:00-5:00 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Karaoke Fridays. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. Netherlands North Cafe. Come enjoy free fun, and giveaways! If you have any questions, please contact OSLA at (516) 463-6914.


    Friday Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

    OctubaFest 2010 - Hofstra University Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble 8:00-9:30p.m. Monroe Lecture Center Theater. Join us for Hofstra's annual celebration of the music tuba and euphonium. Student and faculty solo performances followed by a spirited performance of the Hofstra Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. Admission: Free! Contact: Hofstra Box Office (516) 463-6644.

    Hofstra Men's Soccer vs. Old Dominion University 7:00p.m. Hofstra Soccer Stadium For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Fall Fitness Activities: TURBO KICK with Gina 12:00-1:00 p.m. Fitness Center All activities will be held in the Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Free Movie Series: Dinner for Schmucks 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Student Center Theatre Come see free movies all semester! Enter to win free concessions for the year!

    Midnight Movie Series: Nightmare on Elm Street. 11:59p.m. Student Center Theatre Come experience the magic of the movies with Entertainment Unlimited, The Division of Student Affairs and RSA. Contact: hofstraentertainment@gmail.com.


    Saturday Sunday, October 24th, 2010

    Hofstra Women's Soccer vs. North Carolina-Wilmington. 1:00p.m. Hofstra Soccer Stadium For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Hofstra Volleyball vs. Towson University 1:00p.m. Physical Education Building For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    A Voyage with Byron Janis - Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Frédéric Chopin 2:00- 4:00p.m. Monroe Lecture Center Theater Hofstra Cultural Center Special Event!!Starring Byron Janis, piano Unforgettable music, meaningful words and stirring video provide the background as internationally renowned pianist Byron Janis takes the audience on a special journey exploring the world of Frédéric Chopin. Piano provided by Steinway & Sons.Hofstra Community: Two free tickets with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard.Tickets can be obtained at John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

    Catholic Mass 6:00p.m. Greenhouse (lower level of Mack Student Center). Join the Hofstra Catholic community for Sunday Mass. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served after Mass. Confessions are available before and after Mass. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

    Fall Fitness Activities: ZUMBA with Leah 6:00-7:00 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Free Movie Series: Dinner for Schmucks 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Student Center Theatre Come see free movies all semester! Enter to win free concessions for the year!


    Sunday Monday, October 25th, 2010

    Employ "ability" 5:00 - 6:00p.m. Location: TBA. Employability depends on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes individuals possess and the way they utilize and present those assets to employers. This panel discussion with employers and alumni is designed to assist students with identifying the assets needed to obtain and maintain employment. Co-sponsored by the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities and The Career Center. RSVP on the Pride Career Management in the Hofstra Portal under MY APPS tab.

    Fall Fitness Activities: TURBO KICK with Gina 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fitness Center All activities will be held in the Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Newman Club Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. Student Center 141 141 The Newman Club is the Catholic student club at Hofstra. Students in Newman Club build long‐lasting friendships, learn and grow through prayer and worship, community service, mission trips (international/local), recreational trips, retreats, sports and shared meals. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

    Fall Fitness Activities: PILATES with Christine 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Fall Fitness Activities: BODY SCULPT with Jean 8:30-9:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Fall Fitness Activities: EPIC ABS with Jean 9:30-10:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958


    Tuesday Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

    Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2010 Banquet 5:00-9:00 p.m. Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, New York. Long Island's multicultural diversity is the key to our social and economic survival. In the spirit of promoting tolerance and understanding, the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University is pleased to present an evening of awards, art work, entertainment and inspirational speakers to celebrate the strength and opportunities in our differences. Sponsored by The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University.

    Federal Jobs: Find and Apply for Full-Time Work 2011. 5:00-6:00p.m. Career Center. Workshops are available to all Hofstra Students at The Career Center. The Partnership for Public Service will present webinars on topics ranging from how to effectively use the new USAJOBS Web site to how to find and apply for jobs.

    What is Your Love Language? 6:30-8:30 pm -at Adelphi University. Join with Adelphi students and learn about how knowing how you give and receive love and what temperament you have gives you the opportunity for better, stronger relationships. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

    Movie: Gay Pioneers 7:00-9:00 p.m. Student Center Theater. Gay Pioneers is the story of the first organized annual gay civil rights demonstrations held in Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. from 1965 to 1969. When few would publicly identify themselves as gay, these brave pioneers challenged pervasive homophobia. Gay Pioneers is directed by PBS award-winning documentary filmmaker Glenn Holsten and produced by PBS affiliate WHYY and Equality Forum. For more info: Annick Aska at (516) 463-6796. Co-Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs and The Pride Network.

    Persephone 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. BAM Theater Brooklyn,NY. In Greek mythology, Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, was a fetching young woman whose beauty set Hades' dark heart ablaze. He had to have her, and so he did, spiriting her into the depths of the Underworld. Leave campus at 5:00 PM via Blue Beetle from public safety on California avenue corner to Mineola train station. For more info: PeggyAnn Matusiak at Honors@hofstra.edu.

    Fall Fitness Activities: ZUMBA with Leah 7:00-8:00 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Hofstra Volleyball vs. Siena 7:00p.m. Physical Education Building For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Fall Fitness Activities: AIKIDO with Jay 9:00-10:00 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958


    Wednesday Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

    Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Reception. 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Student Center. Join members of the Hofstra community as we formally recognize our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Come hear this year's keynote address and enjoy a light reception. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs. For more info: (516)463-6796.

    Nuts and Bolts of Your Job Search 11:15a.m.-12:30p.m. Career Center Learn current, creative and effective job search strategies; where to find hidden job market opportunities; and how to get motivated to jump-start your job search today! For more information contact the Career Center.

    Who Killed Marcelo Lucero? 8:00 p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library As part of Hofstra's Day of Dialogue VIII, Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja presents this play about tensions between Latino immigrants and their neighbors on Long Island. The New York Times raves, "the play somehow succeeds where so many speeches and editorials fail. It points, at least, to where deeper understanding might lie and how people might get there." Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. Contact: Brenda Elsey at (516) 463-7003

    "This Could be Contagious" - Irish Women and Street Politics. 4:30-6:00p.m. 246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library. During the 1950s, 60s and 70s, women on the margins of Irish political opinion worked to change their society. Their tactics shocked many who disagreed with their message. But these very tactics confirmed that a new generation of Irish women would no longer be content to help the cause - instead, they would lead it. Book sales and signing to follow. Public talk by Dr. Tara Keenan-Thomson. Dr. Keenan-Thomson will discuss her new book published by Irish Academic Press. Co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Center for Civic Engagement. For more info: Dr. Greg Maney (516) 463-6182 or socgmm@hofstra.edu.

    Faith in God: Why Bother? Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Student Center 213. Every Wednesday we will talk about the hard questions we all struggle with and wonder about, the important consideration of virtue and morality, and why Christian teaching about eternal life is important about how we live today. This Fall we will be joined by Seminarian Dennis Anthony Suglia, veteran of the Marine Corps and Corporate America who will be ordained as a Priest in June. Come to meet new people, have some great discussion and have some free pizza. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

    Fall Fitness Activities: PILATES with Christine 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Fall Fitness Activities: BODY SCULPT with Jean 8:30-9:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Catholic Mass Every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. Greenhouse (lower level of Mack Student Center). Take a breather from classes and schoolwork and join the Hofstra Catholic community for mid-week Mass. All are welcome. Confessions are available before and after mass. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

    Fall Fitness Activities: EPIC ABS with Jean 9:30-10:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958


    Thursday Thursday, October 28th, 2010

    Education Career Night. 4:00-6:00p.m. Lobby, Hagedorn Hall. The Career Center will host several schools and education-related organizations seeking to meet candidates interested in education careers. All attendees should be professionally dressed and have plenty of resumes. A list of participating organizations will be available at hofstra.edu/career, and will be continually updated.

    "Cabaret" Department of Drama and Dance presents "Cabaret."Set in the sultry Kit Kat Klub of 1930s Berlin, a decadent eye in the midst of the political and economic storm which set the stage for Hitler's rise to power, Cabaret depicts the intertwined stories of an American cabaret singer and the denizens of Berlin who are caught in a tumultuously changing society. Both musical masterpiece and edgy political commentary, Cabaret has long been considered one of the greatest musicals of the 20th century. One free ticket with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard. Tickets on sale beginning October 5.

    Fall Fitness Activities: ZUMBA with Leah 8:00-9:00 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Hofstra Concerts: Coffeehouse Performance Series 8:00-11:00p.m. Netherlands Café A series put on by Hofstra Concerts in order to allow students and local musicians to show their talent! Poets, Student Groups, Local bands, Comedy, Dance and so much MORE! Come out to a show, they are FREE! For more information contact: Hofstra Concerts, Room 212, Student Center or call (516)463-6967.

    Fall Fitness Activities: AIKIDO with Jay 9:00-10:00 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958


    Friday Friday, October 29th, 2010

    Communication Career Fair. 11:00a.m.-1:p.m. Studio A Dempster Hall. In conjunction with the School of Communication, The Career Center will host communication organizations seeking to hire students interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the communications industry. All attendees must be professionally dressed and have plenty of resumes to distribute at the fair. Visit hofstra.edu/career for a list of participating organizations. RSVP: Log onto Pride CMS Under my Apps feature in the portal.

    Hofstra Field Hockey vs. University of Delaware. 3:00p.m. Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Hofstra Volleyball vs. The College of William and Mary. 5:00p.m. Physical Education Building For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Fall Fitness Activities: TURBO KICK with Gina 4:00-5:00 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Hispanic Cuisine and Fiesta Karaoke Night. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. Netherlands North Cafe. Join us for a fun karaoke night with a Hispanic-themed dinner. Grab the mic and be a star! Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs and the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. If you have any questions, please contact OSLA at (516) 463-6914.

    Halloween Dance. 9:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. Hofstra USA Show your class pride and take a step back in time to dress up and experience what students wore during their years at Hofstra. For the Class of 2011 it's the roaring 30's, Class of 2012 it's the swingin' 50's, Class of 2013 it's the groovy 60's, and Class of 2014 it's the 1980's all over again! FREE! And 1 to 1 policy. Bring you friends to the Hofstra Halloween Bash!


    Student Picks Coming Soon!

    Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tuesday, November 2 9-11 p.m. Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center. Come watch a movie and enjoy a free bag of "props" for an interactive version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Contact: The Pride Network at (516) 463-6047. Sponsored by The Pride Network.

    In Hempstead and Uniondale! Saturday, November 13, 2010 (DATE CHANGE)9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make A Difference Day: Volunteer and help rake leaves for local elderly residents in the Hempstead and Uniondale communities. Breakfast Included! Meeting Location: Main Dining Room. Co-Sponsored with Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services. For more info: Kimberly Rhyan, Office of Student Leadership and Activities, 260 Student Center or call (516)463-6914.

    THREADING LOVE FOR YOUTH. October 1- November 22. Office of Student Leadership & Activities, Room 260, Mack Student Center. In October, make a handmade scarf, beanie, gloves/mittens, and other winter accessories to benefit Love Threads. Co-sponsored with The PRIDE Network and Multicultural and International Student Programs Office! Love Threads is a national nonprofit aimed at increasing public awareness of homelessness among LGBTQ youth through education, empowerment and social justice. Sign the pledge, check out yarn and begin threading love for youth today! All items need to be dropped off by November 22, 2010. For more info: Kimberly Rhyan, Office of Student Leadership and Activities, 260 Student Center or call (516)463-6914.

    Class of 2014 Service Project: Sustainability. Sustainability is a call to action to improve the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting eco-systems. To practice sustainability is to personally and collectively cultivate respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.

    Upcoming Projects: Operation Splash! Sunday, November 14th, 10 a.m. -1 pm. Transportation provided. Please sign up in 260 Mack Student Center by November 5th. For more info: Kimberly Rhyan, Office of Student Leadership and Activities, 260 Student Center or call (516)463-6914.


    Coming Soon Reminders

    "Student Clubs over the Years" Now through November 1st. Student Center Hallway Rewind 75 years when Hofstra had just a handful of clubs. Now fast forward to 2010, where Hofstra has more than 180 student clubs and organizations on campus. Be sure to check out "Student Clubs over the Years," a photo exhibit that will be on display in the Student Center hallway across from the Plaza Rooms, through November 1. See the evolution. Learn the history.

    Be an "A" STUDENT There are many things to think about as you move through your college career. These class programs are designed to help you develop a class identity, realize goals set out at the beginning of your college career and help you stay on track. Be a part of tradition and achieve your objectives!

    First Years: ADAPT

    • October 27: 11:15-12:45PM Career Center Assess Yourself Series: PERSONALITY.

    • October 29: 8:00-11:00PM Netherlands Café Hispanic Cuisine & Fiesta Karaoke Night.

    Sophomores: AIM

    • October 27: 11:15-12:45PM Career Center Assess Yourself Series: PERSONALITY.

    Juniors: ACT

    • October 25: 5:00PM Career Center Employ "ability".
    • October 28: 4:00-6:00PM Hagedorn Hall Lobby Education Career Night.
    • October 29: 11:00AM-1:00PM Studio A, Dempster Hall Communication Career Fair.

    Seniors: ADVANCE

    • October 25: 5:00PM Career Center Employ "ability".
    • October 27: 11:15AM-12:45PM Career Center Nuts and Bolts of Your Job Search.
    • October 28: 4:00-6:00PM Hagedorn Hall Lobby Education Career Night.
    • October 29: 11:00AM-1:00PM Studio A, Dempster Hall Communication Career Fair.

    * All Career Center events with the exception of fairs, please RSVP on the events feature on PrideCMS, located under MyApps on the Portal.

    Day of Dialogue VIII: Public Issues in a Global World. Wednesday, October 27, 2010. In celebration of Hofstra University's 75th Anniversary, The Center for Civic Engagement and Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs present Day of Dialogue VIII: Public Issues in a Global World. A day devoted to dialogue, debate and discussion of the issues that face our nation and world. Schedule of Events - All events are free and open to the public. In addition to Day of Dialogue events, please join us for a debate. For a list of events please check: http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/HCLAS/CCE/cce_events_dayofdialogueVIII.html. For more information please contact Cynthia Bogard, Director for the Center for Civic Engagement, at 516-463-5640 or Cynthia.J.Bogard@hofstra.edu.


    Beyond Hofstra Beyond Hofstra

    Friday, October 22nd, 2010

    Eco-Fashion: Going Green 12:00p.m. The Museum at FIT: Seventh Ave at 27thSt. Manhattan, NY. Gone are the days when eco fashion was synonymous with sensible shoes and head-to-toe hemp. It has now become one of the fashion world's most innovative and exciting genres. This new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology explores the development of the eco-fashion movement by showcasing the work of environmentally-conscious designers from the 18th century to today. Admission: FREE! For more information: (212)217-4558.

    Blood Manor. Thu 7:30pm-midnight , Fri-Sat 7:30pm-2am , Sun 6pm-11pm , Oct 26 7:30pm-1am Ongoing through Nov 7. Many of the characters and scenes in this eerie maze-including a Wolfman-esque creature and a serial killer in the vein of Hannibal Lecter-will seem familiar, while the Disgraceland Freakshow evokes a twisted sideshow act. You're propelled though a number of gruesome scenarios, from a blood-soaked abattoir adorned with hanging pig carcasses to a pitch-black graveyard.Tickets: $33.50-$45. For more information check: http://www.bloodmanor.com.

    Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

    Fall Harvest Festival. 10:30a.m.-1:00p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6,Furman St. Dumbo, Brooklyn. Celebrate autumn's approach on Pier 6 today. The event includes a Halloween parade, face painting, storytelling and pumpkin decorating, as well as musical performances. Admission: FREE! For more information: (718)802-0603 or http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org.

    Sunday, October 17th, 2010

    The Amazing Maize Maze. Sat-Sun 11am-4:30pm , Oct 30-Oct 31 11am-4:30pm , Nov 6 11am-4:30pm Ongoing through Nov 7. 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, Queens. Journey through the Queens County Farms three-acre corn maze by finding clues and solving puzzles along the way. Think you've got the route nailed? Put your sense of direction to the test at the Maze by Moonlight event on October 9th and 16th, when the labyrinth will be open until 9pm. Tickets: $8. For more information: (718)347-3276 or http://www.queensfarm.org.


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