This Week At Hofstra
In this issue...
  • Friday, September 23rd 2011
  • Saturday, September 24th 2011
  • Sunday, September 25th 2011
  • Monday, September 26th 2011
  • Tuesday, September 27th 2011
  • Wednesday, September 28th 2011
  • Thursday, September 29th 2011
  • Friday, September 30th 2011
  • Coming Soon!
  • Beyond Hofstra
  • We're on Facebook Now!

  • Dodge Till You Drop!

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    The First Annual Dodge 'Till You Drop Dodgeball Competition.

    It's First-years vs. Sophomores vs. Juniors vs. Seniors!

    Rain or Shine! 6:30 pm. at the Hofstra Soccer Stadium.

    Free Wings! Free Class Apparel! (we have those awesome knee socks in your class colors!)

    Bring your friends (and your enemies) and Dodge 'Til You Drop!!!

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities and the Class Programming Committee. For more information, email

    Event Friday, September 23rd 2011

    Muslim prayer held every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in 219 Student Center.

    Gathering in Memory of Dr. Vince Brown 3-5 pm University Club The Psychology Department will be hosting a Memorial Gathering for the late Associate Professor Dr. Vince Brown, who died suddenly in August. The Gathering will be held on Friday, September 23rd, from 3-5 pm at the University Club. All members of the Hofstra community will be welcome, including students, faculty administrators, and staff. Friends and members of Dr. Brown's family from out of town will also attend. Come share your memories of Vince. Refreshments will be served. You may share your memories of him online, at this link. may also contribute to the Vincent R. Brown Memorial Fund, which will be awarded to future undergraduate psychology students on the basis of academic accomplishment. Contributions to the Vincent R. Brown Memorial Fund may be made via the Hofstra website . Under Gift Designation, click the box for "in memory of" and type in Dr. Vincent R. Brown Memorial Fund, and the contribution will be directed to the fund.

    Entertainment Unlimited's Fridays @ 4: Homecoming celebration 4pm, Student Center Atrium

    Office Of Student Leadership And Activities' Hofstra's Got Talent Finale 7pm, Adam's Playhouse. Watch talented first year students and upper classmen, battle to see which one of them is Hofstra's Most Talented.

    Women's Soccer, Hofstra Vs. JMU 7pm, Hofstra Soccer Stadium

    Friday Saturday, September 24th 2011

    Vibe Live The "Vibe Live 2011" concert on Saturday, September 24, is one of the major events of Hofstra's Fall Festival, September 23-25, planned for members of the Hofstra community. Bands scheduled to perform at "Vibe Live 2011" on Saturday, September 24, are: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Salt n Pepa, Taking Back Sunday, and Rick Ross. The concert is hosted by La La Vasquez Anthony and DJ ENVY. Musical acts subject to change or cancellation without notice.In addition to the music, there will be areas for alumni groups, parents and reunioners to gather, a children's zone with games and activities, fireworks and much more! The evening of September 24 will feature "Out Loud - One Night Only with Louis C.K.!" Louis C.K. is one of the most respected comedic voices of our generation, finding success in television with his hit series Louie and on the HBO series special Talking Funny. (**Out Loud - One Night Only with Louis C.K.! is for adult audiences only.**) Go to to make your reservation, for the complete weekend schedule, and up to date information.

    Opening Ceremony Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit 2-4 p.m. The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Through Silverman's use of contemporary realist portraiture, the exhibition examines the commonalities of existence of "everyman". Burton Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. Ordinary working people, his primary subjects, are elevated to a stature of dignity and importance, which we rarely see, with the individuality of his sitters as well as the universality of their life experiences evident in each canvas.

    Fall Festival Float Parade 12:00pm, Intramural Fields, North Campus. Watch the hardwork of various student clubs and organizations come to life during the Fall Festival Parade. This year's theme is 90's Television Shows.

    Men's Soccer, Hofstra Vs. Uncw 7pm, Hofstra Soccer Stadium

    Volleyball, Hofstra Vs. North Eastern 7pm, Physical Education Building

    Office Of Student Leadership And Activities' Karaoke Night 7pm, Hof USA. Come out for a night of singing and free food!

    Saturday Sunday, September 25th 2011

    Fall Festival Tailgate; Women's Soccer, Hofstra Vs. VCU 12pm, Hofstra Soccer Stadium

    Entertainment Unlimited Presents Movie Night "CARS 2" 7pm, Student Center Theater. Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

    Catholic Mass, celebrated every Sunday at 6:00 pm in the Greenhouse, Student Center.

    Sunday Monday, September 26th 2011

    9/11 Photo Exhibit: "Hope and Healing" September - November 27: Monday - Thursday, 8a.m. - midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Tenth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library To mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Hofstra University's Department of Special Collections is currently showing an exhibit of 18 photographs called "Hope and Healing" on the tenth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library. The display features images of the devastation and destruction in NYC, as well as photos of memorials set up around Long Island and artistic and community projects done in response to the events of that day. The exhibit, which will run through the month of October, also includes photographs of the daffodil project in Suffolk County and a brick path created in Farmingdale with the names of the 37 Port Authority officers lost that day. The intended effect of the images is to not only have the viewer reflect on that day, but also propel him or her toward a more hopeful future. Free admission.

    Career Center's Accounting Fair 6pm, Career Center. Hosted by Beta Alpha Psi and The Career Center, this event brings public and private accounting firms to campus as well as financial organizations seeking to hire Hofstra interns and graduates! This event is a must for students in the Pride Recruiting or Internship Recruiting programs and is an excellent opportunity to network with employers.

    Tuesday Tuesday, September 27th 2011

    Zarb School of Business Alumni Association Mock Interviews 6pm-8pm, Career Center. Do you need help polishing your interview skills? Do you want to get tips from employers about how to ace an interview? Then reserve a "mock" interview time! All students participating in Pride Recruiting are required to attend a 30-minute mock interview. Alumni from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business will conduct these mock interview sessions.

    Communication Alumni and Interns: Real World A Frank Conversation 7pm, Multipurpose Room. Are you interested in a career in radio, television, film or public relations? Learn from alumni industry insiders and current interns about the most effective ways to present you on paper, online and in person to stand out from the crowd and get noticed.

    Men's Soccer, Hofstra Vs. Fordham7pm, Hofstra Soccer Stadium

    Wednesday Wednesday, September 28th 2011

    Is Bombay's Global Experience Rooted in Its Colonial History? 10am, Guthart Cultural Center Theater, 1st Floor, Axinn Library. Sujata Patel will present a lecture in the Asian Studies Speaker Series on how the contradictions of this mega-city can be linked to the experiences of its colonial past. Sujata Patel is a sociologist at the University of Hyderabad. Her research interests include modernity and social theory, history of sociology/social sciences, city-formation, social movements, gender construction, reservation, quota politics and caste and class formations in India.

    LGBTQ Heritage Month Opening11:15am, Common Hour, Plaza Rooms

    Office Of Student Leadership And Activities' "Stride With Pride" Fashion Show 7pm, Student Center Theater. This is Hofstra's version of Fashion's night 'OUT' where YouTube sensation Ms. Gay Rhode Island 2006, Ms Haley Star, hosts a night of the most 'fabulous' clothing that can be used for all aspects of life including work, casual, and of course night clothes. This will teach you how to be 'out', but keep your style 'in'

    Catholic Mass, celebrated every Wednesday at 9:00 pm in the Greenhouse, Student Center.

    Thursday Thursday, September 29th 2011

    Office Of Student Leadership And Activities' Domestic violence Service Trip Into New York City 10am, Leaving From The Student Center . In honor of the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a group of students will be able to spend a day in the city helping out at the Shelter for Families. Here students will help in two departments, in fundraising publications and a clothing donation center. This will be a life changing experience that will stay with you forever.

    Women's Soccer, Hofstra Vs. Drexel 4pm, Hofstra Soccer Stadium

    The Protestant Community Meets every Thursday from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Interfaith Center.

    Friday Friday, September 30th 2011

    Field Hockey, Hofstra Vs. VCU 3pm, Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium

    Volleyball, Hofstra Vs. Towson 7pm, Physical Education Building

    Office Of Student Leadership And Activities' Karaoke Night 7pm, Hof USA. Come out for a night of singing and free food!

    Muslim Prayer is held every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in 219 Student Center.

    Student Picks Coming Soon!

    September 24: Hofstra University Museum Presents Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit OPENING RECEPTION WITH ARTIST'S TALKEmily Lowe Gallery, South Campus behind Emily Lowe Hall. Join the Hofstra University Museum for the exhibition opening reception of Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit. The highly regarded American artist Burton Silverman will give a special gallery talk at the beginning of the event. During the reception Hofstra University students, under the direction of Adjunct Associate Professor of Drama and Dance Dyane Harvey, will perform original interpretive dances created in response to the works of art. This exhibition, partially supported by Astoria Federal Savings, examines the commonalities of existence of "everyman" through Silverman's masterful use of contemporary realist portraiture. Light refreshments will be served and admission is free. For more information call 516-463-5672.

    Sept. 24 and 25: Hofstra Entertainment Presents "Looking for an Echo" The Sound of Doo Wop and Rock 'n' Roll "Looking for an Echo" The Sound of Doo Wop and Rock 'n' Roll will pay tribute to the tradition that is known as doo-wop as well as the early origins of rock 'n' roll and the music of the 1950s, the '60s and even the early '70s. The evening includes performances by The Brooklyn Bridge, The Del-Satins, The Clusters and Tony Ferrari's Chaperone Salute and The Midlife Crisis Band. Show times are 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus. Tickets are $30 adult, $25 senior citizen (over 65) and $20 for matriculated students with ID. For more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644.

    Office of Student leadership and Activities' Blood Drive scheduled for Oct. 11 8:30AM-8:30PM in the MPR. (Accepting walk-ins) If you would like to make an appointment you can stop by the atrium table on 10/5 and 10/10, 10AM-2PM to make one.

    October 5: Fall 2011 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series 11:15 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, 1st floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library. The 40th Hofstra University Distinguished Faculty Lecture will be presented by Elizabeth M. Glazer of the Hofstra University School of Law. Professor Glazer's lecture, is titled "Sexual Reorientation." Professor Glazer received a B.A. and a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review. Glazer joined the Hofstra University School of Law in 2006 as an Associate Professor of Law. She has taught courses in Property, First Amendment, Jurisprudence, Antidiscrimination Law, Sexuality & the Law, Transactional Lawyering, and Business Drafting. She has also co-directed the Hofstra LGBT Rights Fellowship and has run the Hofstra Colloquium on Law & Sexuality since 2007. In 2010, the National LGBT Bar Association named Glazer one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 and in the 2010-2011 academic year Glazer was voted the Law School's Teacher of the Year. In "Sexual Reorientation," which is the title of this Distinguished Faculty Lecture as well as Glazer's forthcoming article in the Georgetown Law Journal, Glazer proposes an entirely new way of understanding sexual orientation for law but also for life. Glazer introduces the distinction between an individual's "General Orientation," which is the sex toward which an individual is generally attracted, and an individual's "Specific Orientation," which is the sex of an individual's chosen partner(s). While for many the two orientations are identical, for bisexuals the two orientations often differ. Glazer's framework makes room for bisexuals, as well as others whose orientations do not fit within the rigid categories that govern the collective understanding of human sexuality.

    Afghanistan - America's Longest War Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 with Anand Gopal, author and former Wall Street Journal reporter. For more information on the International Scene Lecture Series, please call (516) 463-5595. The series is sponsored by Hofstra's Departments of Economics, History and Sociology, along with the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. Long Island Teachers for Human Rights, the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives are also co-sponsors.

    October 11: National Coming Out Jeans Day October 11th is National Coming Out Day. Please join the Division of Student Affairs in supporting the LGBTQ community by wearing jeans or a jean patch to collectively show our support. Jeans Day began at Rutgers University in 1974 as a way to promote equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals. Since that time, Jeans Day has spread to other colleges and universities throughout the country. Why jeans? For most people, wearing jeans is a daily activity. Students barely even think about putting on a pair of jeans in the morning, and then head to work, class, or going out with friends. People who choose to wear jeans on Jeans Day do so for many reasons. Such as: You have friends, coworkers, or family members who are LGBTQ. You think it is wrong for people to be harassed or discriminated against because of who they are. You want your closeted friends and family members to feel comfortable enough to come out. Finally, LGBTQ people may wear jeans because they are proud to be who they are! For those members of the Hofstra community dressed in professional attire please pick up a jean patch with a pin in the Student Center Atrium between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to show your support.

    Hofstra University Office Of The Provost And Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs And The Hofstra University Center For Civic Engagement Present Day of Dialogue VIII: Power, Resistance and Democracy. Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 9:00am to 10:00pm. The Advisory Board of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is inviting the entire Hofstra community to participate in this special day devoted to dialogue, debate and discussion of the issues that face our communities, our nation, and our world.CCE is encouraging members of the Hofstra faculty to propose ideas for panels and/or workshops focusing on a broad array of issues you may be teaching about, researching, or engaged in with your local community. The CCE Board is currently planning the details of Day of Dialogue, and will be meeting shortly to begin finalizing the schedule of events for the entire day. We also ask the faculty to alert students about Day of Dialogue and get them to attend and participate in many of the sessions scheduled throughout the day. Started as an initiative by faculty committed to promoting student involvement in community and public life, CCE opened officially in 2007. We are a university institute designed to educate students in democratic values by actively engaging students as knowledgeable citizens in collaborative partnerships with their campus, local, state, national, and global communities. For more information about CCE or Day of Dialogue, contact: Co-directors Professor Greg Maney (, ext. 3-6182) or Mario A. Murillo (, ext. 3-6062).

    Coming Soon Beyond Hofstra

    The Cradle of Aviation Museum Friday October 14th, Saturday October 15th. A Film Festival Celebrating Universal Studios Monster Films. The Cradle of Aviation Museum, off Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530. $5.00 per show. Come celebrate Halloween with the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Dracula, Wolf Man and Frankenstein. Friday October 14th show times are 8pm Frankenstein, 9:30p Dracula, and 11pm The Wolf Man. Saturday October 15th show times are 8p Frankenstein, 9:30pm The Wolf Man, and 11p Dracula.

    Farm Tour/Potluck Dinner/ Fair Farm Bill Guest Speaker Sunday, September 25 from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Join the Nassau Land Trust, NOFA-NY, Food and Water Watch, Slow Food Huntington, and iEatGreen as we celebrate on Sunday, September 25 from 4:00 to 7:00pm Crossroads Farm at Grossmann's South Nassau's new 5 -acre certified organic vegetable farm. 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565. Admission:$10 per person, $5 for NOFA-NY and Slow Food members. Free for Crossroads Farm Committed Volunteers. 516-881-7900.

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