This Week At Hofstra
In this issue...
  • Friday, April 1st, 2011
  • Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
  • Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
  • Monday, April 4th, 2011
  • Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
  • Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
  • Thursday, April 7th, 2011
  • Friday, April 8th, 2011
  • Coming Soon!
  • Reminders
  • Beyond Hofstra
  • We're on Facebook Now!

  • 2nd Annual WalkINN to Fight Hunger

    The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) and the Office of Student Leadership and Activities present: 2nd Annual WalkINN to Fight Hunger on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in Outside C.V. Starr from 10 AM to 1 PM.

    The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) started at Hofstra twenty-eight years ago when members of the Hofstra community saw a man on Long Island picking food out of a trash can. They decided then and there they needed to take action! Since 1983, The INN has expanded and created an extensive system of soup kitchens and homeless shelters all throughout the island. The WalkINN to Fight Hunger is an annual tradition that brings together the local community with the Hofstra community to raise money and awareness for The INN. Last year was a great success, we were able to raise over $4000 and this year we aim to raise even more!

    There is no registration fee, but any monetary, food, paper product or clothing donation would be greatly appreciated. The walk is rain or shine, and is right on campus so you don't have to worry about transportation!

    Register Today! E-mail: OSLA@hofstra.edu. If you are unable to attend the walk, drop off donations in 260 Student Center.



    Event Friday, April 1st, 2011

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Debbie 6:30-7:30 a.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Fridays @4. 4p.m., Student Center Atrium.

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Kim 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Spring Fitness Activities: YOGA with Elizabeth 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Karaoke Fridays. 7:00 p.m.-11:00 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, April 2nd, 2011

    Irish Family Fun Day. 12:30p.m. Intramural Fields. Irish Family Fun Day gives local students and families a chance to learn about and celebrate Irish culture. Children will learn about Irish arts and crafts, Gaelic sports, traditional music, step dancing, and the Irish language. There will also be storytelling and films. Children will share what they learn during an ice cream and cookies social. $5/family. For more information call (516) 463-6182 or email socgmm@hofstra.edu.

    Hofstra Softball vs. University of Delaware. 12:00p.m. and 2:30p.m. Hofstra Softball Field. For more information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Spring Fitness Activities: EPIC ABS with Jean. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Spring Fitness Activities: BOOT CAMP with Jean. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Hofstra Men's Tennis vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology. 2:00p.m. Hofstra Tennis Center. For more information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Free Movie Series: The Tourist. 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Student Center Theatre Come see free movies all semester! Enter to win free concessions for the year! Contact hofstraentertainment@gmail.com for more information.

    Midnight Movie Series: Tron. 11:59p.m. Student Center Theatre Contact hofstraentertainment@gmail.com.


    Saturday Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

    Free Tax Preparation by VITA. 11:00 - 2:00p.m. Saltzman Center. Hosted by The Tax Society. Returns will be electronically filed and submitted to the IRS. To qualify, taxpayers must have under $49,000 in Adjusted Gross Income and must also bring forms to substantiate all income received and any potential deductions or credits. For a full list of items VITA does or doesn't cover, please email the Tax Society at hofstrataxsociety@hotmail.com.

    Hofstra Softball vs. University of Delaware. 12:30p.m. Hofstra Softball Field. For more information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Spring Fitness Activities: YOGA with Elizabeth. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Catholic Mass. Every Sunday @ 6:00pm - Greenhouse (lower level of Mack Student Center). Confessions will be available before and after Mass. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

    Spring 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

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

    Spring 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

    Free Movie Series: The Tourist. 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Student Center Theatre Come see free movies all semester! Enter to win free concessions for the year! Contact hofstraentertainment@gmail.com for more information.


    Sunday Monday, April 4th, 2011

    Spring Fitness Activities: YOGA with Elizabeth. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Backpack to Briefcase. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Career Center. Join Zarb School of Business alumni, faculty and The Career Center staff for a round-table discussion about the tools necessary to transition from student to professional. All juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. To RSVP log on to the Pride Career Management System, under the MyApps Tab of the Portal (myhofstra).

    Spring Fitness Activities: PILATES with Nicole. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Russel. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

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


    Tuesday Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Kim. 6:30-7:30 a.m. Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Hofstra Softball vs. Marist College. 4:00p.m. Hofstra Softball Stadium. For more information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Lindsey. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fitness Center. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Hofstra Men's Lacrosse vs. Manhattan College. 7:00p.m. James M. Shuart Stadium. For more information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    First-Year Series: Build Your Network Now! 7:00-7:00 p.m. Netherlands 021. Did you know that the No. 1 way to start your career journey is through networking? The National Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that approximately 70 percent of new employment is gained through networking. Understanding this and starting your network during your first-year will give you an advantage when graduation time approaches! This workshop covers ways you can start building your contacts NOW through face-to-face interaction, social networking sites and even your friends! Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. To RSVP log on to the Pride Career Management System, under the MyApps Tab of the Portal (myhofstra).

    Italian American Experience Lecture Series: Italian Landscapes. 7:00 - 9:00p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor. Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center as part of the Spring Italian American Lecture Series, Making Italian and Italian American History Come Alive. The lecture will be given by Ben V. Scannella, Teacher Emeritus of Humanities and Italian American Studies, Copiague High School, Publisher of L'Esperienza Italian American Magazine. For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669. Admission: FREE!

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Lindsey 6:45-7:45 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Spring 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

    Spring Fitness Activities: EPIC ABS 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

    Spring Fitness Activities: BOOT CAMP 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


    Wednesday Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

    So You Want an International Experience? 11:15-12:30p.m. 106 Brower Hall. Are you interested in traveling abroad to study, intern or volunteer, and don't know where to start? Then you do not want to miss this information session co-sponsored by Study Abroad Programs and The Career Center. At this session, you will discover how to get started and learn about required paperwork and procedures, who to contact for help, and what resources are available. You will also hear Hofstra students discuss their own experiences abroad.

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

    Spring Fitness Activities: POWER YOGA with Charlene 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Relay for Life Meeting 7:00 p.m. RM145 Student Center. Relay for life is 12 hour charity event raising money for cancer research. If you would like to get involved stop by the meeting and find out more!! For more information please contact Katie Friedman at Kfried8@pride.hosfatr.edu.

    Bible Study & Pizza. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Join with other students to read and understand Scripture, discuss life & just hang out. , For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Hofstra Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

    Employ"ability" 6:00-7:00 p.m. The Career Center. This panel discussion with employers and alumni is designed to assist students in identifying opportunities and the assets needed to obtain successful employment. Co-sponsored by Services for Students With Disabilities, School for University Studies, and The Career Center. To RSVP log on to the Pride Career Management System, under the MyApps Tab of the Portal (myhofstra).

    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.

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

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

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Lisa 8:300 - 9:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958


    Thursday Thursday, April 7th, 2011

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Nicky 6:30-7:30 a.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Spring Fitness Activities: TURBO KICK with Gina 5:15-6:15 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Kim 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Hofstra Women's Golf vs. St. Francis (NY), Wagner, Quinnipiac. Eisenhower Park. For more information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Debbie 6:45-7:45 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Spring 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 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.

    Spring Fitness Activities: EPIC ABS 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

    Spring Fitness Activities: BOOT CAMP 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


    Friday Friday, April 8th, 2011

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Debbie 6:30-7:30 a.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Fridays @4. 4p.m., Student Center Atrium.

    Spring Fitness Activities: CYCLE with Kim 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Spring Fitness Activities: YOGA with Elizabeth 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fitness Center For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

    Karaoke Fridays. 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Netherlands North Cafe. Come enjoy free fun, and giveaways! If you have any questions, please contact OSLA at (516) 463-6914.


    Student Picks Coming Soon!

    WalkINN to Fight Hunger. Saturday, April 9, 2011. Registration starts at 10:00 AM, Walk starts at 11:00 AM. Outside C.V. Starr. The Office of Student Leadership and Activities is co-sponsoring The Interfaith Nutrition Network's (INN) Second Annual WalkINN to Fight Hunger. This annual tradition brings together the Hofstra and local communities to raise money for The INN's extensive system of soup kitchens around Long Island. There is no registration fee, but any monetary, food, paper product or clothing donation would be greatly appreciated. The walk is rain or shine, and is right on campus so you don't have to worry about transportation! For more information contact: OSLA@hofstra.edu.

    FREE EXPLORE NEXT DOOR - N.Y. Mets vs. The Nationals. Sunday, April 10th, 2011 - Citifield, NY. SIGN UP- Begins Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in 260 Student Center. OPEN TO ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. Students are required to pay a $10 deposit to hold their spot. Your deposit is refunded when you attend the event. For more information check www.hofstra.edu/explorenextdoor or call (516)463-6914.

    Hofstra Community Spring Blood Drive. April 12th, 2011. 8:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. Multipurpose Room, Student Center. All members of the Hofstra community are encouraged to donate, just make sure you bring a picture ID! BLOOD DONATIONS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED. Long Island Blood Services has issued an emergency appeal for donations. There is a serious blood shortage and there is no substitute for human blood. One in three people will need blood sometime during their lives and those people could be your family members or friends. Here on Long Island, less than 3% of the eligible population donates blood. Close to 2,000 men, women and children in our community, including cancer, transplant and surgery patients, trauma victims, newborn babies, and many others need blood transfusions each day. Since Donor appointments can be scheduled by contacting Pat in the Fitness Center by e-mail at Patricia.Montagano@hofstra.edu or at x 3-6959. Please consider making a donation and giving the gift of life. Whether you are able to donate or not, you can show your support for the blood drive by wearing red on Tuesday, April 12th!


    Coming Soon Reminders

    75 Stories for 75 Years. 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor. In celebration of Hofstra University's 75th anniversary, this exhibition, guest curated by Geri Solomon, assistant dean of special collections and Hofstra University archivist, is drawn from the University Archives collection, which focuses on the history of the University, and highlights 75 stories from the University's past. Through the use of photographs, original documents, memorabilia and objects, the exhibition tells the stories of William and Kate Hofstra, the University presidents, and Hofstra students, faculty and staff. Included are anecdotes and descriptions of events that many will have forgotten, such as: Who were the founding sisters of Alpha Theta Beta? Who were James Barnard, George Williams and Olive Plunkett? What was the concept behind Aymar Embury's design of the campus? For more information: (516)463-5672.


    Beyond Hofstra Beyond Hofstra

    Friday, April 1st, 2011

    ˇSí Cuba! Festival - Eso que anda / Van Van Fever. 6:00p.m. The Bronx Museum of the Arts. The Bronx Museum of the Arts Presented by Havana Film Festival New York & The Bronx Museum of Arts. Cuba. Documentary. 70 min. Cuban Ian Padrón follows Los Van Van, the most popular band in Cuba since 1969, during their last tour in Cuba attended by more than 1 million people and examines the band's history and future plans. In addition, The Pedrito Martínez Project will be playing with an unique interpretation of Caribbean-tinged Afrobeat rhythms.

    Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

    Native American Film & Video Festival. National Museum of the American Indian-NY 1 Bowling Green (Bowling Green/Whitehall St), Manhattan, NY 10004. Since 1979, the Native American Film & Video Festival has served as one of the world's premier showcases for Native American filmmakers and documentarians. In 2011, this four-day event at New York's National Museum of the American Indian will continue its evolution into a celebration of indigenous peoples across all the Americas, with representatives from Argentina to Alaska. Close to 100 films have been selected for screening this year, many of them relating to the festival's current theme of "Mother Earth in Crisis." For more information, visitnmai.si.edu.

    Pillow Fight NYC 2011. 3:00pm. Union Square Park, meet at the corner of E 14th and Broadway. Bring your softest weapon of choice (but organizers ask you leave the feather- and down-stuffed pillows at home to lessen the mess), and join in New York's sixth citywide pillow fight. After you've fended off your cushion-wielding attackers, you'll feel even warmer knowing the surviving pillows will be donated to no-kill animal shelters.

    Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

    NYC Vegetarian Food Festival. 10:00a.m. Altman Building, 135 W 18th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves, Manhattan, NY 10011. On first glance, vegetarianism may appear to have taken a step back in the wake of recent media-fueled carnivore crazes, but cruelty-free and eco-friendly food has never been as diverse, delicious, healthful or popular as it is today. NYC's inaugural Vegetarian Food Festival is packed with information, entertainment, vendors, contests and, of course, free food samples! For more information, visitnycvegfoodfest.com.

    Brooklyn Flea Williamsburg. 27 North 6th St. (btw. Kent Ave. + East River), 10:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m. We're pumped that the Brooklyn Flea now has another outdoor location (the other is still in Fort Greene) that's even closer to Manhattan, plus the large lot is right on the waterfront, ensuring fabulous views of the city skyline. The market kicks off the season this Sunday with a performance from a Brazilian marching band (1-3pm). For more information visit brooklynflea.com.


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