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The Office of Student Leadership and Activities hosts Explore Next Door (END), a series of events that take place in the fall and spring semester open to undergraduate students. These trips seek to introduce students to the cultural wealth of New York City, and provide them with an opportunity to connect with their fellow students, faculty and administrators outside of the classroom. This time we're off to Broadway for Green Day's American Idiot. American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score. This high-octane show includes every song from the acclaimed album American Idiot, as well as several songs from the band's Grammy-winning release, 21st Century Breakdown. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line. The stage is festooned by a collage of art and newspaper clippings as well as over a dozen embedded .

The fall END trips are open only to new registered first-year and new transfer undergraduate students. 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.



  • EVENT SIGN-UP: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
  • EVENT SIGN-UP TIME: 11:30a.m.
  • EVENT SIGN-UP LOCATION: Room 260 Student Center
  • MORE INFO: www.hofstra.edu/explorenextdoor




Event Friday, October 15th, 2010

A Conversation with Eddie Daniels: Surviving Apartheid, Building a New South Africa. 11:15a.m.-12:45p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, first floor, Axinn Library. The Hofstra University Library and the Joan and Donald Everett Axinn Lecture Fund invite you to a conversation with Eddie Daniels Eddie Daniels is a South African activitist who fought apartheid and was imprisoned on Robben Island for 15 years with Nelson Mandela. Classified as "colored" by the apartheid government, Daniels defined himself as black. He is the author of There and Back: Robben Island, 1964-1979. For more information, contact Axinn Library at (516)463-5076.

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.




Friday Saturday, October 16th, 2010

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

Hofstra Men's Soccer vs. University of Delaware 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.

The Pride Network Coffee House Series: Open Mic Night 8:00-10:00p.m. Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center. Come enjoy FREE coffee, cookies and brownies at The Pride Network's Open Mic Night. Come hear Hofstra's musicians, poets, spoken word artists, and comedians. The mic is open to everyone! Contact: The Pride Network at (516) 463-6047. Sponsored by The Pride Network.

Free Movie Series: SALT 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: The Birds 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, October 17th, 2010

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: SALT 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 18th, 2010

2010 NEW YORK STATE GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE News 12 Networks, Newsday, and Hofstra University have partnered to present the first New York State Gubernatorial debate on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. On television, the cable-exclusive event will air live on News 12 Long Island, News 12 Westchester, News 12 Hudson Valley, News 12 The Bronx and News 12 Brooklyn. It will also be carried on Time Warner Cable's NY1 and YNN, providing coverage throughout the state. The debate will be held in front of a live audience of invited guests, including community members, local leaders, and Hofstra students.

All seven candidates in the race have been invited to attend, and have confirmed:

  • Charles Barron (Freedom Party)
  • Andrew Cuomo (Democratic Party)
  • Kristin Davis (Anti-Prohibition Party)
  • Howie Hawkins (Green Party)
  • Jimmy McMillan (Rent is too Damn High Party)
  • Carl Paladino (Republican Party)
  • Warren Redlich (Libertarian Party)


Online 101: Internet Job Search and Correspondence 4:00-5:00p.m. Career Center Feeling overwhelmed by all of the "Monster" employment Web sites? Don't know how to navigate efficiently for jobs and internships? This workshop presents the facts about the online world of career exploration. The best strategies for approaching an Internet career search are discussed, as well as how to correctly apply online to job postings. Refreshments will be served. RSVP on the Pride Career Management System under MY APPS in the Hofstra Portal.

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 19th, 2010

First Year Student Resume Workshop 7:00-8:00p.m. 103E Netherlands Dining North. Yes, as a first-year student you should have a resume! Do not procrastinate on this important activity! If you understand the purpose of the resume and where it fits into the entry-level hiring process, you will see that it requires a great deal more thought and preparation than just compiling it during your senior year. This resume workshop for first-year students covers the basics of how to write a resume and why it is important to have one, even though graduation is a few years away. Refreshments will be served. Rsvp on the Pride Career Manangement System in the Hofstra Portal under MY APPS.

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 20th, 2010

Farmer's Market 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Walkway in front of Bits & Bytes. Purchase local and fresh produce with your meal plans (cash also accepted) right here on campus!

True Life: I Live in Latin America 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Multipurpose Room East, Mack Student Center. Have you ever wondered what life is like in Latin America? Come hear from Hofstra international students who share firsthand experiences of what it's like to grow up in Latin America. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural &International Student Programs and Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans.Contact: e-mail Michelle Hall.

Assess Yourself Series: INTERESTS 11:15a.m.-12:30p.m. Career Center. The activities and hobbies that have provided you with unique gratification are reflections of your interests. Understanding your personal interests can help identify your skills and values and focus on what ideas and pursuits keep you engaged - an important element in satisfying work. It is critical for students to identify their interests and to be able to integrate them in the career-planning process. This workshop helps students define their individual interests, both personal and academic, and discover areas in which they are most motivated to pursue a career. INTERESTS is the third of four workshops in the Assess Yourself Series this month. You may also be interested in attending SKILLS, VALUES, and PERSONALITY.

Explore Next Door: Green day's American Idiot on Broadway. SIGN UP - Begins, 11:30 a.m. in 260 Student Center. Saturday, October 30th, 2010. 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.

Reel Ireland Film Series: "Seamus Heaney Out of the Marvellous" 6:00-8:30p.m. Monroe Lecture Hall. Made with Seamus Heaney's unprecedented collaboration, this feature length documentary by Charlie McCarthy takes a fresh original look at one of the greatest English-language poets of his generation. Discussion to be facilitated by Professor Connie Roberts. FREE! For more information please contact Dr. Greg Maney (516) 463-6182 or email socgmm@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra Men's Soccer vs. Drexel 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.

Celebrate Life Month: "Your Life is a Gift" Flower Day 11:15 a.m. Student Center. Free roses and carnation will be distributed by students from Catholic Life at Hofstra to celebrate the gift of life! For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

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 21st, 2010

WALK IN FLU CLINIC 1:00-6:00p.m. Plaza Rooms, Student Center. Students' Center $10.00 students, $20 staff and faculty. There will also be another Walk In Flu Clinic Tuesday, October 26, 2010 12 noon to 4 pm, Plaza Room, Students' Center $10.00 students,. $20 staff and faculty.

Online Career Chat. Join Us!. 12:00-1:00p.m. hofstra.edu/career We understand how busy you are and know for many of you how difficult it is to come to The Career Center to have your questions answered. We heard you and now we are coming to you! Visit hofstra.edu/career and join a Career Center counselor for an interactive chat on job search strategies. Questions are encouraged!

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 22nd, 2010

KAPOW! From Pulp Fiction to Google Books. 9:00a.m.-5:p.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, First Floor, Axinn Library Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library 75th Anniversary Symposium Featuring: Michael Sharp, AKA "Rex Parker" SUNY Binghamton Bob Rozakis '73 comic industry veteran Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University and Hofstra University Faculty Panels. Admission is FREE! Complimentary lunch for all registrants from 12:30-1:45pm. RSVP for the symposium by October 15 to Jolene Collazo at 516-463-5952 or jolene.collazo@hofstra.edu.

Hofstra Women's Soccer vs. Georgia State 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.

Hofstra Volleyball vs. University of Delaware 7:00p.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: 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!

Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tuesday, November 2 9-11 p.m. Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center. Come watch a movie and enjoy a free bag of "props" for an interactive version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Contact: The Pride Network at (516) 463-6047. Sponsored by The Pride Network.

Hispanic Cuisine and Fiesta Karaoke Night Friday, October 29th. 8:00-11:00p.m. Netherlands Café, Netherland Complex. Join us for a fun karaoke night with a Hispanic-themed dinner. Grab the mic and be a star! Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs and the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. Contact: e-mail Michelle Hall.




Coming Soon Reminders

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 19: 7:00PM 103E Netherlands Dining North First-Year Resume Workshop.

  • October 20: 11:15-12:45PM Career Center Assess Yourself Series: INTERESTS.
  • October 20: 7:00-8:30PM Lower Level Lounge, Axinn Library To Copy or Not to Copy: Does it Matter?

Sophomores: AIM

  • October 20: 11:15-12:45PM Career Center Assess Yourself Series: INTERESTS.
  • October 20: 7:00-8:30PM Lower Level Lounge, Axinn Library To Copy or Not to Copy: Does it Matter?

Juniors: ACT

Seniors: ADVANCE

  • October 8: 9:00AM-4:00PM Career Center Employer Mock Interview Event
  • October 21: 10:00AM and 4:00PM 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


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 15th, 2010

Bacon-Palooza *Starting Oct 15. Fri 6pm-10pm , Sat 2pm-11pm , Sun noon-4pm. Soho Gallery for Digital Art, 138 Sullivan St, Soho. Can't get enough of greasy strips of fried pork? This three-day extravaganza features bacon-themed food, drinks and performances, including a sizzling turn by burlesque dancer MissMinnie Tonka and a rendition of Bacon: The Musical. Sip on a pork-infused vodka cocktails and watch the bacon-eating competition go down. Tickets: one-day pass $30, three-day pass $80; advance one-day pass $25, three-day pass $65. For more information contact: (212)228-2810 or check http://www.bacon-palooza.org.

Japan Fashion Now The Museum at FIT, Seventh Ave at 27th St. Manhattan, NY. Admission: FREE! We won't fault you for thinking you're strolling through Tokyos Harajuku neighborhood as you enter this exhibit. After all, the walls of the gallery are covered in enormous images of street scenes from Japans most fashionable city, while ensembles from some of the country's more innovative designers-including Undercover and Comme des Garçons-line a runway on either side of the space. About 90 outfits are on view, covering the full breadth of Japanese style; youll see a sleek gown by Issey Miyake, outrageous Gothic Lolita costumes designed by h.NAOTO and a cosplay outfit depicting a maid with cat ears, among other items. For more information: (212)217-4558.

Saturday, October 16th , 2010

Irish New York Walking Tour 11:00a.m. Location TBA Manhattan Tickets: $15; students, seniors and active military personnel $12Throw on something green and get to know the area between City Hall and Houston Street that was once known as Little Ireland. Believe it or not, the neighborhood was home to more Irish people than Dublin was in the 1800s. Learn all about Boss Tweeds control over the city, the Five Points and Al Smith, the four-time governor of New York. Meet directly in front of St. Paul's Chapel, 74 Trinity Pl at Broadway J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St; N, R to Rector St (Trinity Pl). For more information: (212)439-1090 or http://www.bigonion.com.

ZooZoo *Starting Oct 15. Fri 7pm , Sat-Sun noon, 5pm , Oct 22 7pm , Oct 23 noon Ongoing through Oct 24. New Victory Theater, 209 W 42nd St, Midtown West Tickets: $14-$38. Acrobats dressed up in outrageous animal costumes-from polar bears to penguins-parade and play in this circus-like performance from the Portland, Oregon-based Imago Theatre. For more information: (646)233-3010 or http://www.newvictory.org.

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Bacon Takedown 4:00p.m. The Bell House, 149 7th St, Gowanus, Brooklyn. Tickets: $15. Don your snout and curlicue tail and get ready to taste outrageous bacon concoctions (were talking bacon-caramel ice cream, bacon-infused vodka and bacon cupcakes). Schmooze with costumed pork fans as you chow down; then cast your ballot for the cook-off champ. For info: (718)643- 6510 or http://www.thebellhouseny.com.

Halloween Harvest Festival: Celebrating Da de los Muertos 11;00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park,32-01 Vernon Blvd (at Broadway), Long Island City, Queens. Celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead at Socrates Sculpture Park, where you can attend costume-making workshops, listen to Mexican bluegrass by Rana Santacruz and watch tricked-out pups parade in the Seventh Annual Canine Costume Contest. Admission: FREE! For more information: (718)956-1819 or check http://www.socratessculpturepark.org.




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