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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrating its 25th year of Awareness, Education and Empowerment. A world with less breast cancer is a world with more birthdays. That world gets closer and closer at every American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Join Hofstra for this inspiring event to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and to help save lives. With every step taken, we will be giving people facing breast cancer hope and power.

The walk will take place on Sunday, October 17th. We have groups going to both Central Park and Jones Beach. For every participant we require a donation of $5 (or more!), and the first 75 people to register for each walk will receive a FREE t-shirt. Sign up in 260 Mack Student Center by October 8th . Sponsored by: Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA). For more information please contact: Kimberly Rhyan at (516) 463-6914.





Event Friday, October 8th, 2010

Employer Mock Interview Program. 9:00a/m/ - 4:00p.m. The 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.

Transfer Open House. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center. Learn about the spring 2011 application process as well as advisement and financial aid. Please bring transcripts from previously attended institutions for an unofficial credit evaluation and to speak with an advisement dean to determine the applicability of your credits. FREE! Click on the URL below or call 1-800-HOFSTRA to reserve your place. admission@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

Hofstra Volleyball vs. Northeastern 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.

Hofstra Field Hockey vs. College of William and Mary 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 Women's Soccer vs. Towson 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.

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 9th, 2010

Explore Next Door: Museum of Modern Art. Meeting in Student Center Atrium 10:40a.m.. The fall END trips are open only to new registered first-year and new transfer undergraduate students. Students are required to pay a $10 deposit to hold their spot. Your deposit is refunded when you attend the event. Students must cancel by 9:00a.m. three business days before their scheduled event by contacting the Student Leadership Office in 260 Student Center at 516-463-6914. Any student who fails to cancel within the cancellation period will have to forfeit their deposit. SIGN UP NOW!

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: Despicable Me 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Student Center Theatre Come see the first free movie of the semester! Win free giveaways and hide your identity like Iron Man by making your very own super hero mask! Enter to win free concessions for the year!

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




Saturday Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Hofstra Field Hockey vs. Old Dominion 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 Women's Soccer vs. George Mason University. 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.

Catholic Eucharistic Minister & Lector Training. 5:00p.m. Greenhouse (lower level of Mack Student Center). Any student interested in being trained to serve as a Eucharistic Minister or Lector for Catholic Mass can sign up by emailing Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or call the Catholic Life Office at x-3-7210.

Welcome Weekend Catholic Family 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: Despicable Me 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Student Center Theatre Come see the first free movie of the semester! Win free giveaways and hide your identity like Iron Man by making your very own super hero mask! Enter to win free concessions for the year!




Sunday Monday, October 11th, 2010

National Coming Out Day 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Student Center Atrium, Mack Student Center. Literature, readings, and more will be distributed in the Mack Student Center by The Pride Network's members and friends. Contact: The Pride Network at (516) 463-6047. Sponsored by The Pride Network.

Dean's Day. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Atrium. Hofstra University cordially invites you and your family to attend our Dean's Day program on Columbus Day, October 11, 2010. 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. Call 1-800-HOFSTRA or click admission@hofstra.edu.

"National Coming Out" Jeans Day. 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Mack Student Center Atrium. Starting in the early 1990s, college campuses and local communities began wearing a common piece of clothing in support of National Coming Out Day. Stop by the Student Center Atrium Table for more resources and wear jeans to show support to the LGBTQ community! Contact: Sarah Young at (516) 463-6914 or e-mail OSLA.

"Cosmopolitan Owls" 11:15a.m.-12:40p.m. Brower Hall 204. Presentation on Human Beings and other Animals in "Mixed Communities" by Bill Lynn, geographer and ethicist, visiting from Williams College (Environmental Studies). Sponsors: Department of Philosophy and Global Studies & Geography Club. Contact Ralph R. Acampora, Associate Professor, at T: 516-463-6472 / F: 516-463-2201 / E: phirra@hofstra.edu.

True Life: I'm Out at Hofstra - A National Coming Out Day Event. 7:00-9:00p.m. Student Center Theater. Come hear about what it is like to be "out" at Hofstra University as a panel of students talk about their day-to-day lives in the social, cultural, and academic circles here at Hofstra. Contact: Annick Aska at (516) 463-6796 or e-mail Annick Aska. Sponsored by The Pride Network and the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs.

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

Celebrate Life Month Movie Night 7:00 p.m. Student Center Greenhouse. Come watch Young @ Heart, a documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. Bring your pillow and come for popcorn, candy and soda to watch the film that captured the nation! All are welcome. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

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 12th, 2010

Donate Blood and Help save 3 Lives! 8:30a.m. - 8:30p.m. Plaza Rooms (Student Center). Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood. COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

Lackmann's Street Food From Around the World featuring Hispanic Cuisine Tuesday and Wednesday, October 12 and 14. Student Center Café, Mack Student Center. Try this month's Street Food From Around the World in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: Mexican Tlayuda. This popular antojito (snack food) comes from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is a grilled tortilla topped with refried beans, vegetables, cheese, meat and cilantro that you are sure to love! Sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services, Inc. Contact: e-mail Laura Musa.

Hofstra Volleyball vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology 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: 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, October 13th, 2010

International Scene Lecture: America's Tragic Descent Into Empire 11:15a.m. - 12:30p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor. The Hofstra University Departments of Economics, History and Sociology in cooperation with the Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement, Long Island Teachers for Human Rights and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives present the International Scene Lecture Series - A Citizen's Guide to U.S. Foreign and Economic Policies.The lecture on October 13 will be given by Tom Engelhardt, Editor, TomDispatch.com, a project of The Nation Institute. Admission is free. For more information please contact the Department of Economics at (516) 463-5595.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar. 11:15a.m. - 12:45p.m. Common Hour. Berliner Hall 117. Guest outside speaker, Dr. Nicholas Petraco, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College will speak on " Application of Advanced Computational Pattern Recognition to Trace Evidence Analysis". For more info call 516-463-6278.

Zarb Undergraduate Welcome Back Barbeque. 11:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. Hofstra USA. The Zarb School of Business welcomes back undergraduate students with a barbeque at Hofstra USA.

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

M.B.A./M.S. Black and Hispanic Executive Speaker Series. 6-8 p.m. 246 East Library Wing, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus The Black and Hispanic M.B.A./M.S. Association presents guest speaker David Russell from Microsoft Corporation as part of the Executive Speaker Series. David Russell has more than 10 years of management consulting experience in the delivery of innovative strategic and IT solutions to clients in both the private and public sectors. Come share your thoughts and listen as he shares his personal journey in corporate America. For more information contact the Zarb Black and Hispanic MBA/MS Association at zbmma@gmail.com

Backpack to Briefcase (presented by the Zarb School of Business Alumni Association) 6;00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Join Zarb School of Business alumni and faculty and The Career Center staff for a roundtable discussion about choosing a major, finding internships, and the necessary tools in transitioning from student to professional. Refreshments will be served. Contact Information: RSVP to the Pride Career Management System in the Hofstra Portal under MY APPS.

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 14th, 2010

"Out" in the Workplace Event: A Program for the LGBTQ Community 7:00-9:00p.m. Hofstra University Club. Please join The Career Center, Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs, The Pride Network and LGBT Studies Program for a panel discussion with employers and Hofstra alumni who will share their experiences about being gay in the workplace. Students are invited to ask questions of the panel members in this casual, safe environment. Contact: Fred Burke via e-mail or (516) 463-6060 Co-sponsored by The Career Center, Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs, The Pride Network, and the Hofstra LGBT Studies Program.

IDEAS Lecture: Sustainable Life: A Citizen's Guide to Ethics and Sustainability. 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. Monroe Lecture Center Theater. The Hofstra School of Education, Health and Human Services presents IDEAS (Institute for the Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences). What exactly does sustainability mean, and why is it something we ought to pursue and aspire to achieve? Learn about the concept of sustainability, what its ethical basis is, and the extent to which it might serve as a guide for our behavior as citizens. The lecture, an IDEAS Public Lecture on Science, will be given by Kathleen Wallace, Department of Philosophy, Hofstra University. Admission is free. For more information, please contact IDEAS at (516) 463-5792.

Film: Princess Mononoke - Kapow! Film Series. 8:00p.m. - 10:00p.m. Leo A. Guthart cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor. A film screening of "Metropolis (2001)" as part of the Kapow! Film Series, presented in conjunction with the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library symposium Kapow! From Pulp Fiction to Google Books. A discussion will follow the screening. Admission is FREE! For more information please contact the Axinn Library at (516) 463-5076.

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 15th, 2010

Job/ Internship On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) Orientation. The Career Center at Hofstra University. It is designed to serve students seeking full-time professional positions upon graduation, as well as internships. Formal recruitment program for all 1st and 2nd year Zarb graduate business students. Attendance is mandatory for participation. Please register by logging onto the portal: "myapps", "Pride Career Management System", "Events" and then "Workshops." Choose 1 (ONE) session either at 12 o'clock or 1:30!

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.




Student Picks Coming Soon!

Explore Next Door: Green day's American Idiot on Broadway. Saturday, October 30th, 2010. SIGN UP - Begins, Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. in 260 Student Center. The fall END trips are open only to new registered first-year and new transfer undergraduate students. One trip per student, per semester. If you attended an END trip during Welcome Week you are not eligible to attend a trip during the fall semester. Students are required to pay a $10 deposit to hold their spot. Your deposit is refunded when you attend the event. Students must cancel by 9 am three business days before their scheduled event by contacting the Student Leadership Office in 260 Student Center at 516-463-6914. Any student who fails to cancel within the cancellation period will have to forfeit their deposit.




Coming Soon Reminders

Register for COLLEGIATE LINK It's Fast! It's Free!... And It's Required! All clubs and organizations must register by Friday, October 15th, 2010. All students should log on to know whats going happening on campus and how to get involved. To register: Log into the Portal. Click on the MY APPS Icon and then click on COLLEGIATE LINK. For more information contact OSLA (516)463-6914 or visit 260 Student Center or email OSLA@Hofstra.edu.

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 13: 11:15-12:45PM Career Center Assess Yourself Series: VALUES

Sophomores: AIM

  • October 13: 11:15-12:45PM Career Center Assess Yourself Series: VALUES
  • October 13: 11:15-12:45PM 245 East Library Wing School of Communication Internship Orientation

Juniors: ACT

  • October 13: 11:15AM-12:45PM 245 East Library Wing School of Communication Internship Orientation

Seniors: ADVANCE

  • October 8: 9:00AM-4:00PM Career Center Employer Mock Interview Event
  • October 11: 5:00PM Career Center Pride Recruiting

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

Blue Leadership Program Over the course of seven weeks, the Blue Leadership Program prepares students to serve in significant campus and community leadership roles, by providing in-depth leadership training. Interactive workshops are presented by Student Affairs administrators and/or guest speakers. Each two-hour workshop equips students with leadership knowledge and tools to succeed as leaders at Hofstra University and beyond. The leadership model for the SERVICE day Series is based on a foundation of theories and processes that cover 12 areas of leadership, including personal development, purpose and vision, collaboration, and service. Participation in the SERVICE day Series (5 hours) is also a requirement. Applications are available in 260 Student Center. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Leadership and Activities at (516) 463-6914 or OSLA@hofstra.edu.

All Blue workshops are held on Thursday.

  • September 30, 6-8 p.m.
  • October 7, 6-8 p.m.
  • October 14, 6-8 p.m.
  • October 21, 6-8 p.m.
  • October 28, 6-8 p.m.
  • November 4, 6-8 p.m.
  • Retreat: Saturday, October 9, 9 am-5 p.m





Beyond Hofstra Beyond Hofstra

Friday, October 8th, 2010

The Edible Garden Today-Sun 10am-6pm Ongoing through Oct 17. Bronx River Pkwy (at Fordham Rd), Bronx. Tickets: $6. Embrace the trend of local, sustainable dining at the New York Botanical Gardens annual foodie-focused exhibit. Celebrity chefs like Martha Stewart, Mario Batali and Dan Barber share their favorite easy-to-grow cooking staples in gardens that they've designed. Check the website for information on the four festival weekends for "The Edible Garden," and cornucopia of cooking demos, tastings and book signings. For more information contact: (718)817-8700 or check http://www.nybg.org.

Puss in Boots (El gato con botas) Thu-Fri 7pm , Sat 2pm, 7pm , Sun noon, 5pm. 209 W 42nd St, Midtown West. Tickets: $14-$38. The New Victory Theater season opens with this funky adaptation of the classic tale. Its offbeat mix of puppetry, operatic elements courtesy of the Gotham Chamber Opera and live music from a chamber orchestra sounds like a charmer to us. Spanish-speaking youngsters can also attend a show performed in that language. For more information: (646)233-3010 or check http://www.newvictory.org.

Saturday, October 9th , 2010

Historical Jamaica Walking Tour 1:00-3:00p.m. Manhattan Tickets: FREE! Meet in front of the King Manor Museum, Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave between 150th and 153rd Sts, Jamaica, Queens. Subway: E, J, Z to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave; F to Sutphin Blvd. Queens historian (and native) Jack Eichenbaum leads this two-hour spin through Jamaica, stopping at historic spots like the Loews Valencia Theater, a 4,000-seat complex built in the 1920s, and the 350-year-old Prospect Cemetery. For more information: (718)526-2422 or check http://www.jamaicacenter.org.

LENNONNYC 7:00p.m. Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, Center Park (at Fifth Ave and 69th St), Central Park Admission: FREE! John Lennon would have turned 70 today. But instead of breaking out your hanky, head to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park for a screening of LENNONNYC, a film about the musicians relationship with our fair city. Arrive well before doors open at 6pm, as space is limited, and bring a blanket for the picnic-style seating. For more information: (212)310-6600 or http://www.thirteen.org/lennon.

Sunday, October 14th, 2010

Japan-Korea Autumn Street Fair 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Manhattan Admission: FREE! Broadway between 93rd and 94th Sts Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 96th St At this annual festival, see a ninja performance by Manhattan's Bujinkan Tatsujin Dojo, and scarf down Korean street food like pajun (vegetable pancakes). Stick around for the ikemen (or "good-looking guy") competition and Japanese cosplay performers. Call for info: http://www.japanblockfair.com.

New York Hispanic Day Parade 11:30a.m.-3:00p.m. Manhattan. Fifth Ave between 44th and 69th Sts Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St-Grand Central; 6 to 68th St-Hunter College Join crowds of close to a million people at this celebration of New Yorks Hispanic community. As you watch more than 10,000 marchers go by, spot the traditional getups of various Spanish-speaking countries in the mix. Admission: FREE! For more information: (212)243-1177 or check http://www.galoscorp.com.




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