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Spirit and Pride Highlight Day!

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This Saturday, Student Leadership and Activities will be hosting Spirit and Pride Highlight Day during the Men's Basketball home opener. The Hofstra Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Mascots, and Pep Band will take the floor during halftime to prepare a specially choreographed routine to kick off the season, and welcome new Head Coach, Mo Cassara. Under the direction of Pep Band Director Fred Motley, Dance Coach Kelly Olsen, and Cheer Coach Christine Farina, Spirit Support teams represent Hofstra University year-round at university events, off-campus exhibition appearances, and local and regional competitions. Cheer on Hofstra's Spirit Support teams as they take the floor during halftime to help kick-off the season, and welcome coach Mo Cassara to Hofstra! Free "We Are Hofstra" t-shirts will be given out to the first 1,000 students.





Event Friday, November 12th, 2010

Developing a Multicultural Organization: A Step by Step Approach (Part of the Diversity, Dialogue and Desserts Series). 3:00-5:00 p.m. Room 141 Student Center. Join us to examine what it means to be a part of a multicultural organization, and what kinds of missions, goals and values lie within the cultural clubs at Hofstra. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs. For information please contact Tineka Brown at tineka.brown@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra Women's Basketball SEASON OPENER vs. Virginia 7:00p.m. Hofstra Arena The Pride open the 2010 season at home versus Virginia on Friday, November 12 at 7 p.m. It is also Welcome Back Campers Day and RA Challenge - Resident Assistants will bring students from their dorm to the game. The RA with the greatest floor participation will win a pizza party and t-shirts for their residents. COME OUT and show your Hofstra PRIDE for the PRIDE! For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

Hofstra Women's Basketball vs. University of Virginia. 7:00p.m. Mack Sports Complex For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

Department of Drama and Dance presents "Awake and Sing!" 8:00-10:00p.m. Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 21. Most critics consider Awake and Sing! Clifford Odets' best play. First produced by the Group Theatre in 1935, Awake and Sing! examines three generations of a Jewish family living in The Bronx as they struggle to survive during the Great Depression. SHOW TIMES: Friday, November 12 and 19, 8 p.m. Saturday, November 13 and 20, 8 p.m. Sunday, November 14 and 21, 2 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 8 p.m. One free ticket with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard. For more information call (516)463-6644.

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.




Friday Saturday, November 13th, 2010

SHAKE A RAKE: In Hempstead and Uniondale! 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.

Spirit and Pride Highlight at Men's Basketball 4:00pm - David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Come out and support the Hofstra Men's Basketball Team in the home opener for their 2010-2011 season. Cheer on Hofstra's Spirit Support teams as they take the floor during halftime to help kick-off the season, and welcome coach Mo Cassara to Hofstra! Free "We Are Hofstra" t-shirts will be given out to the first 1,000 students. For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

Hofstra Men's Basketball vs. Farmingdale State College. 4:00p.m. Mack Sports Complex. For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

Voices for a Cause 8:00-10:00p.m. Monroe Lecture Center Theater. Presented by Hofstra Entertainment and NOWSA. This unique fundraising performance directed by Bob Spiotto, will include the premiere of Ms. Demeanor, a new all-female jazz ensemble featuring Shirley Ritenour and friends; guest vocalists; Hofstra's Sigma'Cappella vocal group, dramatic and inspiring interpretations of actual victims' stories presented by Hofstra Drama and Dance Department students and others; commentary by Karen O'Callaghan, Hofstra University's new director of Public Safety; and surprise celebrity guest appearances. $20 Hofstra student with current HofstraCard or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. For more information call (516)463-6644.

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: Inception 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: Pan's Labyrinth. 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, November 14th, 2010

Omo Kibish, Ethiopia: The Archaeology of the Oldest "Modern" Humans. 2:00-3:30 p.m. 105 Breslin Hall. Join us for a new look at human origins in light of recent archaeological research on the oldest-dated skeletons of Homo sapiens and stone tools in Ethiopia. Guest speaker Dr. John Shea, professor, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University . Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

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: Inception. 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 15th, 2010

A Native American Approach to Thanksgiving: Oppressive Holiday of Good Holiday Fun. 4:00-5:30 p.m. Room141 Mack Student Center Join MISPO as they examine the roots of Thanksgiving in the United States and explore the role of Native Americans in the first Thanksgiving celebration that took place in 1621. Also survey the systematic oppression and slaughter of Native Americans before and after the first Thanksgiving. Part of the Diversity, Dialogue and Desserts Series. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs For information, please contact Tineka Brown at tineka.brown@hofstra.edu.

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

Hofstra Women's Basketball vs. St. Peter's College. 7:00p.m. Mack Sports Complex For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

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 9th, 2010

English Major/Minor Career Mixer. 6:30 - 7:45p.m. 246 East Library Wing. Join faculty, The Career Center, Hofstra alumni and employers for this exciting event. Speakers discuss how they got started in their fields and how you can utilize your English degree in the professional world. Casual Event, refreshments will be served .

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 17th, 2010

Second Annual International Street Fair. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Atrium, Mack Student Center. This year's fair features a bazaar-like atmosphere with items such as clothing, jewelry, fragrances, and books from all points on the globe. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs For information, please contact Samantha Bucher at samantha.bucher@hofstra.edu.

Street Food Around the World. 2:00-5:00p.m. Student Center Café. This month's authentic Street Food is the Spicy Egg and Chorizo Torta, a beloved Tex-Mex breakfast sandwich. The zesty Sausage, fresh Eggs, Avocado and tasty refried Beans all stuffed into the signature Telera Roll will make you rethink the traditional sandwich. Pair it with a cold Orange Juice or coffee for a great meal that will keep you satisfied all day.

In Motion. 7:00 p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library. Mr. Amiri Baraka, Black Arts Movement founder and revolutionary political activist, speaks about his famed literary works and influences. Sponsored by the Hofstra Chapter of the NAACP, Hofstra Cultural Center, African Studies Program, and the Provosty Task Force. For information, please contact Nicholas Fils-Aime at nfilsaime@gmail.com.

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 18th, 2010

Being a Global Leader in a Time of Globalization. Time: TBD. Room 143 Mack Student Center. Join representatives from the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs and Hofstra International Club (H*Int) as they discuss skills to help participants develop into global leaders at a time when the world is more integrated than ever. Part of the Diversity, Dialogue and Desserts Series. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs and HINT. For information, please contact Tineka Brown at tineka.brown@hofstra.edu.

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 19th, 2010

Global Glitz. 7:00-10:00p.m. Student Center Theater. Please join us for this exciting event, which combines students' musical, dance, and performance talents. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs and HINT For information, please contact Michelle Hall at michelle.m.hall@hofstra.edu.

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!

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

  • November 13: 4:00PM Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex Spirit & Pride Highlight at Men's Basketball vs. Farmingdale.

Sophomores: AIM

  • November 12: 3:00-5:00PM Student Center 141 Developing a Multi-Cultural Organization: Diversity, Dialogue & Desserts.
  • November 13: 4:00PM Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex Spirit & Pride Highlight at Men's Basketball vs. Farmingdale.

Juniors: ACT

  • November 13: 4:00PM Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex Spirit & Pride Highlight at Men's Basketball vs. Farmingdale.

Seniors: ADVANCE

  • November 13: 4:00PM Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex Spirit & Pride Highlight at Men's Basketball vs. Farmingdale.

* 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, November 12th, 2010

The Law Firm: Law and Disorder. 10:30p.m. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 W 26th St (between Eighth and Ninth Aves) The latest of UCBT's teams to jump from Harold Night to a plum weekend slot, the Law Firm boasts a lot of great players, spinning scenes from a brief interview with an audience member that has been in some kind of trouble. Admission: $10. For more information, (212) 366-9176 or ucbtheatre.com.

Painting Brooklyn: Stories of Immigration and Survival. Fri noon; Sat 10am; Sun noon. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St (at Clinton St). Curiosity about her neighbors' diverse backgrounds prompted Flatbush, Brooklyn, resident Nina Talbot to spend the past 11 years interviewing and painting them; 17 of her pieces will be on view in this exhibit. The works are supplemented by personal photos of and recorded interviews with the subjects (audio will be available via a set of headphones next to each subject). For more information, (718) 222-4111 or brooklynhistory.org.

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

New York Chocolate Show. November 11 - November 14. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. Life in the City gets sweeter every November with the annual Chocolate Show, a full-on chocolate expo, chock-full of inventive live demonstrations, samples, book signings and more. The 13th-annual installment will also include live cooking demonstrations and a "Kids' Zone" for the young ones. And the chocolate's not just for eating: previous shows have featured chocolate-clad models strutting down runways and children creating chocolate artwork. Admission: $28 advance; $30 at the door. For more information, visit chocolateshow.com. or (212) 463-0071.

Artcrawl Harlem. 12:00p.m. Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Ave. (bet. E. 105th and E. 106th Sts. Manhattan. Harlem's new arts renaissance is pretty hard to absorb with just one exhibition or in a single gallery visit. There's simply too much going on. Fortunately, ArtCrawl Harlem has devised the perfect solution-a four-hour trolley tour with stops at a half-dozen of Harlem's most talked-about galleries, including the likes of Casa Frela, the Leroy Neiman Art Center and the Studio Museum. It's not only the most comprehensive way to reconnect with Harlem's vibrant art scene, it's also the most fun. Admission: $40-$55. For more information, visit artcrawlharlem.com.

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

The New York City Horror Film Festival. Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. (at Laight St.) Manhattan. They don't tend to win Oscars or rake in the critical praise, but horror movies always seem to captivate us, no matter what the budget is or how many sequels we've already seen. So it's hardly surprising that The New York City Horror Film Festival-the largest such event dedicated to the genre-has grown into such a monster (er, sorry). Along with introducing up-and-coming horror filmmakers to a wider audience, the festival also pays homage to the legends, from Roger Corman to George Romero. Basically, if you like your cinema sinister or spooky, you need to be here. After all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. For more information, visit nychorrorfest.com.




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