This Week At Hofstra
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons. We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful but as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. The office of Student Leadership and Activities, and the Division of Student Affairs would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.





Event 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.




Friday Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Canned Food Drive Box-A-Thon! We CAN Fight Hunger Together! 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m. Location TBA. We will be boxing all the food collected during the canned food drive to be distributed to local families in need. We need YOU to help us box all the food! Free breakfast will be served and there will be a DJ! Please RSVP to the event, contact Ashley.Gray@hofstra.edu, call x 3-3986, or stop by Student Center 260. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.

Open Mic Night: Part of the Coffee House Series. 8:00 p.m. Plaza Room West, Student Center. Join this coffee house-style event where students are invited to showcase their diverse talents, including by not limited to musical performance, dance, poetry, stand-up comedy, and magic. All are invited to attend and perform; registration is not required. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Pride Network. For information, please contact William Moriarty at william@thepridenetwork.org.

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

Fall Fitness Activities: Jean's Triple Threat. (SPECIAL CLASS OFFERING) 2:00-3:30 p.m. Fitness Center 2-2:30p.m. Toning! 2:30-3:00P.M. Abs! 3:00-3:30p.m. Cardio! 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: The Other Guys. 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: Men In Black. 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 21st, 2010

2014 Class Sustainability Service Project: Operation SPLASH (Stop Polluting Littering and Save Harbors). 9:ooa.m. - 12:00p.m. Take a boat ride and help keep Long Island's south shore marshlands beautiful. We will be leaving from Freeport and helping to clean-up any litter that has been caught in the marshlands along the south shore. Please remember to wear warm clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty! Sign-up today in Student Center 260! A $10 refundable deposit is required when you sign-up. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. For more info e-mail: Ashley.Gray@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra Jazz Ensemble. 7:30-9:00p.m. Monroe Lecture Center Theater. Hofstra Jazz Ensemble, David Lalama, director. "Family Ties (With Strings Attached)" The annual Peter B. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert featuring the Hofstra String Orchestra and guest artists Ralph Lalama, Nicole Pasternak and other Hofstra family members. One free ticket with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard. Tickets on sale beginning November 2.

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: The Other Guys. 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 22nd, 2010

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: NO PILATES.

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 23rd, 2010

Conversion Day - ALL classes follow a Thursday schedule.




Wednesday Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Thanksgiving Recess - NO classes.

Fitness Center Hours: 6am-7:50pm.




Thursday Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Thanksgiving Recess - NO classes. University Closed.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Macy's Herald Square 151 W. 34th St. (at Seventh Ave.), Manhattan. A Thanksgiving institution for more than 85 years, this parade is one of the most famous holiday events in the world. This amazing and iconic spectacle of celebrities, Broadway performers, enormous balloon creatures and the first Santa appearance of the season can be witnessed in person along the route. The parade begins at 9am at Central Park West and West 77th Street and proceeds south; it then moves east along Central Park South and heads down Seventh Avenue, where it will then turn east on West 42nd Street and continue south on Sixth Avenue, ending at the Macy's flagship store at Seventh Avenue and West 34th Street.




Friday Friday, November 26th, 2010

Thanksgiving Recess - NO classes.

Fitness Center: NO PROGRAMMING. Fitness Center Hours: 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m.

Hofstra Men's Basketball vs. Wagner 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.




Student Picks Coming Soon!

Class of 2010 SENIOR SOCIAL (December 2010 Graduates) December 9th 2010, 4:30-6:00p.m. University Club. Celebrate the end of your journey at Hofstra and the beginning of a successful future! A selection of Hors D'Oeuvres will be provided. The bar will be open to seniors 21 years and older with proper I.D. RSVP today at WWW.HOFSTRA.EDU/CLASSOF2010. For more info: 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 20: 7:00-8:30PM Lower Level Lounge, Axinn Library Fairness, Justice and Education: How should we handle cheating?

Sophomores: AIM

Juniors: ACT

Seniors: ADVANCE

* 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 19th, 2010

5 DUTCH DAYS 5 BOROUGHS. Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2412, New York, NY 5 Days of Celebrating Dutch Arts & Culture Past & Present. 5 Dutch Days is a five day cultural event which takes place in New York City every November. It celebrates the continuous influence of Dutch arts and culture in New York City and brings together arts and cultural organizations from across the city. Locations, times and prices vary; visit 5dutchdaysnyc.org for details.

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.

Union Square Holiday Market. South end of Union Square (at 14th St) Lower East Side. Open during the winter holidays. More than 100 vendors sell their wares-including handmade soaps, knitted skullcaps, and other quirky items-at this hodgepodge-o-rama.

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

19th Annual Holiday Train Show. November 20, 2010 - January 9, 2011. Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Experience the magic of New York City dressed to the nines for the holidays. The New York Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Train Show has become a cherished seasonal tradition for families not just in New York, but across the country. Marvel as G-scale model trains puff along a half-mile of track in and around the 140 landmark buildings constructed entirely of natural materials: nuts, tree bark, fruits, pinecones, and leaves, housed within the warmth of the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Adults $25; Seniors/Students $22. For more information, visit http://www.nybg.org/hts/#.

Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair. November 15 - December 24. Grand Central Terminal, 15 Vanderbilt Avenue Hall 2A (42 St/Park Av), New York. If you want the holiday-fair experience but don't feel like braving the cold, head to Grand Central Terminal for the best of both worlds. The Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair, now in its 12th year, offers a diverse mix of products in an elegantly decorated environment-all indoors in the warmth of Vanderbilt Hall. For more information, visitgrandcentralterminal.com.

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The Superhero Tour of New York. Meet at Jim Hanley's Universe, 4 W 33rd St at Fifth Ave. New York City has inspired Superman's Metropolis and Batman's Gotham City. Those dudes-plus the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and the kids from Kick-Ass (all of whom have some literary or filmic connection to the city)-are all on the agenda as guests visit comic-book sites both real (the Marvel Enterprises headquarters) and pretend (the Flatiron Building as the headquarters of The Daily Bugle in Spider-Man). Cost: $25. For more information, (917) 675-3170 or thecelebrityplanet.com.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. FINAL DAY! Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St between Ninth and Tenth Aves, Manhattan. The prolific and renowned New York-based dance company-now in its 42nd year-comes back home for a weekend-long engagement, showcasing three of the company's finest recent productions: the world premiere of Lar Lubovitch' s Legend, a new performance set to Brahms'Piano Quintet; a revival of the company's North Star; and an all-new production of the Lubovitch favorite, Coltrane' s Favorite Things. Tickets $15-$45. For more information, visit lubovitch.org.




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