This Week At Hofstra
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DIAMOND WEEKEND is HERE!!!!

Halfway to Graduation

FRIDAYS at 4 are BACK!!! Join fellow students, alums, parents on September 24th, 2010, at the Student Center Clock Tower from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the start of the weekend! Music, Food and Refreshments will be provided!!! For more information contact the Dean of Students Office (516)463-6913.



Jimmy Fallon Tickets

Tickets sales are in the Mack Student Center atrium this Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$5 for students with Hofstra I.D. and one guest ticket for $35





Event Friday, September 24, 2010

Fridays at 4 Return! 4:00 - 5:00p.m. Student Center Clock Tower Alumni, parents and families are invited to join current students as we revive a Hofstra tradition and celebrate the start of the weekend. Music, food and refreshments provided.

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

Diamond Reception 6:00 - 8:30p.m. Main Dining Room, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Enjoy the signature 75th anniversary event that celebrates the University and the prominent individuals in Hofstra's history. President Rabinowitz will welcome students, families and alumni. For more information check www.hofstra.edu/75.

Hofstra's Got Talent Finale! 8:00 pm. John Cranford Adams Playhouse Freshmen tried out during Orientation and then again during welcome Week! Upperclassmen auditioned! And now we're down to the Finale! Come support your favorite Hofstra Talent at the Finale Show Diamond Weekend. For more information call (516) 463-6914

Karaoke Fridays: Michael Jackson Night. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. Netherlands North Cafe. Come enjoy free food, free fun, and giveaways! If you have any questions, please contact OSLA at (516) 463-6914.




Friday Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Hofstra Cub Zone (Children ages 6-11) 9:50 - 11:45a.m. Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center. Siblings and young relatives (ages 6-11) enjoy fun games and arts-and-crafts. Hofstra mascots, Kate and Willie, visit! For more information check www.hofstra.edu/75.

Parade of Floats and Student Performances 11:00a.m. In Front of Hofstra USA (Arriving at the Show Mobile between 11:30-11:45a.m. Show your Hofstra pride and join alumni and families to watch the Parade of Floats. This year's theme is "Hofstra through the Years". Students perform skits on their floats outside of Hofstra USA.

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

Live at 75 Fall Festival 1:00 - 7:00p.m. Intramural Fields Embark on a musical journey that begins at Doo Wop and ends with Hip Hop. Concert line-up features Sha Na Na - Blue Oyster Cult - Lisa Lisa- Public Enemy-Fountains of Wayne-Trey Songz -Hosted by Adrienne Bailon and Special Guest DJ Envy. Enjoy food stations, a beer garden, areas for alumni group, parents and reunioners to gather, a children's area with games and activities, and much more! For more information check www.hofstra.edu/75.

Women's Lacrosse: Hofstra To Host Second Annual Nick Colleluori Women's Lacrosse Classic 1:15p.m. James M. Shuart Stadium The tournament was the first of its kind on the women's side to help raise funds and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation and blood cancer research. Participating in the tournament will be 15 teams: Hofstra, Adelphi, CW Post, Bentley, Iona, La Salle, Long Island University, Stonehill, Temple, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and a pair of post-collegiate teams (New York Athletic Club and Long Island Squids). To learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation, please visit their website at: www.HEADstrongfoundation.org.

Grucci Fireworks Spectacular 8:00p.m. Intramural Fields Celebrating Hofstra University's 75th Anniversary.

Free Movie Series: Toy Story 3 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!

An Evening of Comedy With Jimmy Fallon 9:00p.m. David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex The host of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and a former Saturday Night Live cast member will perform live on campus! For more information check www.hofstra.edu/75.

Midnight Movie Series: Casablanca 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, September 26th, 2010

Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series: Latin and Lace 2:00 p.m. Monroe Lecture Center Theater A concert featuring Latin jazz standards, big band and other Latin American classics. Sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center. Contact: John Cranford Adams Playhouse at (516) 463-6644.

Welcome Weekend Catholic Family Mass 6:00p.m., Greenhouse (lower level of Mack Student Center). Bring your whole family and your friends, and 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: Toy Story 3 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, September 27th, 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: 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: EPCI 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, September 28th, 2010

Italian American Experience Lecture: An Immigrant's Daughter Becomes an Italophile. 7:00 - 9:00p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor. The Hofstra Cultural Center presents the Fall 2010 Italian American Experience Lecture Series: Women and Memory - Memoirs on Italy and Italian America. The lecture on September 28 will be given by Florence Gatto, an independent writer from Bellmore, NY, who is the author of "The Scent of Jasmine: Vignettes From a Sicilian Heritage." Other lectures in the series are September 21 and November 2. Admission is free. For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669 or the lecture series website: http://www.hofstra.edu/Community/culctr/culctr_events_italianamerican.html.

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, September 29th, 2010

LGBTQ History Month Opening Reception 11:15a.m. - 12:45p.m. Plaza Rooms Middle and West, Mack Student Center. Join MISPO for student speaker and keynote speaker Malcolm Lazin, founder of the Equality Forum and National GLBT History Month and former assistant U.S. attorney. During the program students will have an opportunity to view the international LGBTQ icons for the month of October as well as enjoy light food and refreshments. Contact: Annick Aska at (516) 463-6796.

Zarb School of Business Internship Orientation 11:15a.m. - 12:30p.m. 245 East Library Wing. This workshop provides information about the benefits of an internship in the field of business, the most suitable time to take part in an internship, conducting a successful search, applying for an internship, and gaining the most from the experience. Learn about important resources to use in attaining an internship in fields such as accounting, finance, information technology, management, and marketing. Every Zarb School of Business major is strongly advised to attend.

Kick-Off Reception: 75 Acts of Kindness: What Will Your Heart Do? 4:00-5:30 p.m. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor As Hofstra University commemorates its 75th anniversary, the Offi ce of Student Leadership and Activities invites all members of the University community to celebrate this milestone with a commitment to service by participating in 75 Acts of Kindness! Members of the Hofstra community and alumni are challenged to make a difference in their respective communities. It doesn't matter whether you volunteer fi ve hours or 25 hours, every act of kindness counts! Please visit our Community Service Calendar for updates (hofstra.edu/oslaservice). For more information call (516)463-6914.

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: 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

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

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.




Thursday Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Film: The Big Sleep - Kapow! Film Series 8:00 - 10:00p.m.Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor There will be a screening of "The Big Sleep" as part of the Kapow! Film Series, in conjunction with the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library symposium, Kapow! From Pulp Fiction to Google Books. The film will be followed by a discussion. Admission is free. Other films in the series are "Danger: Diabolik" on October 7 and "Metropolis (2001)" on October 14. 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

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

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.




Friday Friday, October 1st, 2010

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 Returns to Action vs. James Madison University 7:00p.mPhysical Education Building For more 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.




Student Picks Coming Soon!

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 SERVICEday 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 SERVICEday 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





Coming Soon Reminders

The Hofstra Observatory Only open to students who are enrolled in an astronomy course during their class time. The only time that the observatory is open to the public is during Hofstra University's "Stars on Sundays" series allows participants to use telescopes for star-gazing while learning about the universe from college astronomers. They are open to the public free of charge. For more information: Department of Physics and Astronomy, 151 Hofstra University or call (516) 463-5582.

Ethics and Human Values Series Events Throughout the Semester Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Axinn Library, Lower Level Lounge Look out for topics: Ethics On Campus, Social Responsibility And Business, Human Values In The Pickup, Human Beings And Animals In Community, A Citizen's Guide To Ethics And Sustainability, And Is God Green? For more information contact: Prof. Kathleen Wallace, the Philosophy Department at (516)463-5612.

75 Stories for 75 Years 9:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m. David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor (Thursday, September 23, 2010 through Friday, February 04, 2011 ) 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 current hours, visit Hofstra.edu/Libraries/lib_hours.cfm

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Beyond Hofstra Beyond Hofstra

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Coney island film festival: Sideshows by the Seashore September 24 - September 26, 2010. 1208 Surf Ave at 12th St, Brooklyn If Coney Island is fighting to retain its crusty, freaky soul amid high-rise development and gentrification, the Coney Island Film Fest is on the front lines. While the schedule is still being assembled, three days of innovative shorts, campy classic features and wild parties await, all at the heart of the boardwalk. For more information, visit coneyislandfilmfestival.com.

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Death By Roo Roo: Your F'ed Up Family 9:00p.m. September 25 - November 20, 2010 9:00p.m. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 W 26th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves, Manhattan. The improvisers in this late-night-friendly team play it fast and loose, exploring a different family dysfunction-garnered from audience interviews-each week. Admission $10. For more information: phone: (212)366-9176 or check ucbtheatre.com.

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Final Day of : Feast of San Gennaro September 16 - September 26, 2010. The Feast runs along Mulberry Street, between Canal Street (on south) and Houston Street (on north). It takes place east to west on Grand Street, between Mott and Baxter Street, and east to west on Hester Street, between Mott and Baxter Streets. Long known as one of New York's most beloved immigrant heritage events-and featured in all three Godfather flicks-the Feast of San Gennaro is a massive 11-day festival that regularly draws more than a million fans and participants from around the world. One of summer's final gatherings, the feast, in its 84th year in Little Italy, honors the patron saint of Naples with traditional processions, live music and a wide array of the very best Italian food this side of the Atlantic. For more information, visit sangennaro.org or call (212)768-9320.




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