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Get your FREAK FORMAL ON!

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The Division of Student Affairs is bringing back some of the true essence of Hofstra: The Freak Formal. Nothing says Hofstra quite like the Freak, the annual Halloween party that is. It will be held tomorrow night at Hofstra USA at 9:00pm. It is FREE! One to One guest policy! FREE Food and Soft Drinks!

Show your class PRIDE and take a step back in time to dress up and experience what students wore during their years at Hofstra.

  • Class of 2011 - Roaring 30's
  • Class of 2012- Swingin' 50's
  • Class of 2013 - Groovy 60's
  • Class of 2014 - Flashy 80's

There will also be a COSTUME CONTEST!

  • 1st Prize: 2 tickets to Wicked
  • 2nd Prize: $40 Gift Card to AMC Cinemas
  • 3rd Prize: $25 Gift Card to Cheesecake Factory


DATE CHANGE: The EXPLORE NEXT DOOR TRIP TO RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO NOVEMBER 14TH, 2010. Sign ups start Wednesday, November 3rd at 11.30am.





Event 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. RETURN of the FREAK FORMAL!~ 9:00p.m. - 2:00a.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! Costume Contest 1st Prize: 2 tickets to Wicked, 2nd Prize: $40 Gift Card to AMC Cinemas, 3rd Prize: $25 Gift Card to Cheesecake Factory. Free for HU Students, 1:1 Guest Policy, Free Food and Soft Drinks.




Friday Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Hofstra Men's Soccer vs. Northeastern University 4:30p.m. Hofstra Soccer Stadium For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

22nd Ranked Hofstra Women's Soccer vs. The College of William and Mary. 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: Charlie St. Cloud 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: Psyco. 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 31st, 2010

Hofstra Field Hockey vs. Towson University. 1:00p.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. Virginia Commonwealth 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.

Fall Fitness Activities: NO ZUMBA w/ Leah. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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.

Free Movie Series: Charlie St. Cloud. 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, November 1st, 2010

Employer Mock Interview Program 9:00a.m. -4:00p.m. Location: Career Center. Do you need help polishing your interview skills? Do you want to receive tips from employers about how to ace an interview? Then call (516) 463-6060 reserve a "mock" interview time! All students participating in Pride Recruiting are required to attend a 45-minute mock interview. Students are required to dress professionally and bring a resume. RSVP on the Pride Career Management in the Hofstra Portal under MY APPS tab.

Take Home a Pie Student Center Café. Take a Pie Home for the Holidays. Make holiday cooking easy this year by pre-ordering your pies and having them ready for you on the day of your choosing! Visit our Pie display in the Student Center Cafe, fill out an order form and bring it to a cashier. All pies are affordable and made fresh to order on the pick-up date that you choose.

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: 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

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, November 2nd, 2010

Dean's Day 10:30a.m.-2:00p.m. Student Center Atrium. Our Dean's Day programs provide students and parents with a more intensive view of the University than the typical information session and tour. The day includes presentations from current students, administrators and faculty followed by an Academic and Student Services Fair. Contact Information: Call 1-800-HOFSTRA or email admission@hofstra.edu.

Love Between Two Cultures: America and Italy. 7:00-9:00p.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, First Floor, Axinn Library. Presented by Martha McPhee, Professor of Creative Writing at Hofstra University and author of "L'America." This event is part of the Hofstra Cultural Center's Italian-American Lecture Series: Fall 2010, "Women and Memory: Memoirs on Italy and Italian America. Admission is FREE! For more information (516) 463-5669.

Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 9:00-11:00 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.

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

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, November 3rd, 2010

Personal Finance Boot Camp. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Student Center Multi- Purpose Room 101E. This workshop will provide you with skills necessary to: Understand how credit is established and rated, Strategically manage your money and Avoid the enemy; credit traps and identity theft. FREE PIZZA! Space is limited: r.s.v.p. at studentfinancialservices@hofstra.edu (with your name and phone number.)

Take Your Search to the Next Level. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 108 Axinn Library. This workshop will give you in-depth training on the Web-based research tools available to you exclusively through Hofstra's research databases, and teach you how to use these resources to be competitive in today's job market. This workshop is open to all students and all majors, so bring your questions and learn from a talented Hofstra expert. Lunch will be served.

Diversity Awareness Month Opening Reception. 5:30p.m. Emily Lowe Gallery. The opening ceremony of Diversity Awareness Month 2010 and Leadership Presentation featuring JEFF JOHNSON - Journalist, Social Activist & Political Commentator. The opening reception will be followed by JEFF JOHNSON LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION at 7:30p.m. Student Center Theater. For more information contact the office of Multi-cultural and International Students..

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, November 4th, 2010

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, November 5th, 2010

Careers in the Federal Government. 12:00-1:p.m. 106 Breslin Hall. The government offers employment opportunities across the country and around the world to candidates from every academic discipline. This event features Hofstra graduates who are working in federal service positions as well as a representative from the federal government who can offer advice on how to find and apply for a job or internship with a federal agency. Lunch will be served. RSVP: Log onto Pride CMS Under my Apps feature in the portal.

22nd Ranked Hofstra Women's Soccer host the CAA Tournament Semi-Finals. Time: TBA. 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 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 Night. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. Netherlands North Cafe. Grab the mic and be a star! If you have any questions, please contact OSLA at (516) 463-6914.




Student Picks Coming Soon!

Food Not Bombs! Sunday, November 7. 1:50 - 4:30PM. Meet at Student Center Bus Stop. Come help give out food that would have been thrown out to those in need. We will be taking the blue beetle to the Hempstead train station where Food Not Bombs gives out food every Sunday. Please meet at the Student Center Bus Stop at 1:50 PM! Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. For more info email: Ashley.Gray@hofstra.edu.

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.

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

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.

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

Sophomores: AIM

Juniors: ACT

  • October 29: 11:00AM-1:00PM Studio A, Dempster Hall Communication Career Fair.
  • November 5: 12:00PM 106 Breslin Hall Careers in the Federal Government

Seniors: ADVANCE

  • October 29: 11:00AM-1:00PM Studio A, Dempster Hall Communication Career Fair.
  • November 5: 12:00PM 106 Breslin Hall Careers in the Federal Government

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




Beyond Hofstra Beyond Hofstra

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Steampunk Haunted House Abrons Art Center at the Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 The Abrons Arts Center gets into the Halloween spirit with the return of the Steampunk Haunted House, a highbrow, low-tech scarefest grounded in the steampunk aesthetic as imagined by award-winning performance group Third Rail Projects. The grinding horror of man-machines meets Victorian science fiction (pre-industrial robots!) in the subterranean catacombs of this early 20th-century building. Admission: $10-$25; for more information, visit thirdrailprojects.com.

Psycho: 50th Anniversary Screenings. October 29 - November 4, 201. 1:00pm. Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St. Manhattan, NY 10014. It set an entirely new standard for suspense, horror and about a dozen other genres, and half a century later, its legend continues to grow. Psycho-considered by many to be director Alfred Hitchcock's finest hour- first arrived in theaters in 1960, and in honor of its 50th anniversary, New York's Film Forum is bringing it back for a weeklong run (with Halloween screenings conveniently included). Don't miss your chance to see this all-time classic the same way those original stunned audiences once did. For more information, visit filmforum.org.

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Dead of Night. 2:00p.m. The Film Society at Lincoln Center. 165 W 65th St (between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave). Supernatural stories by various authors-H.G. Wells, E.F. Benson, John V. Baines-were adapted for this film's collection of chilling vignettes, linked by Dearden's central tale. Restrained yet eerie, it's an effective journey through cinema's dark side.

Creepshow at the Freakshow. 5:00p.m. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave (at W 12th St). As you creep through the haunted house, you'll see amusement park crime scenes, which include a collapsed roller coaster, decapitated bodies and plenty of zombies; participate in the ghoulish trial of the negligent ride inspector. Admission: $10. For more information (718) 372-5159 or coneyisland.com.

Floating Kabarette. 10pm. Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St (at Water St). Galapagos reclaims the circus with this recurring cabaret night, featuring a rotating cast of performers. Expect burlesque, magic, trapeze and more-all hosted by potty-mouthed performance-art duo Olga and Bjorn. Admission: $5 (First 25 people FREE!) For more information (718) 222-8500 or galapagosartspace.com.

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Village Halloween Parade. Sixth Ave from Spring St to W 21st St. The Village Halloween Parade had humble beginnings back in 1973, as neighborhood children in the West Village walked from house to house with their friends. Over the years it's become a massive party with wildly costumed characters, puppets, bands, dancers and about two million spectators. Don't let the crowd scare you off-this is a lively NYC tradition you won't want to miss. For more information: halloween-nyc.com.




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