This Week At Hofstra
In this issue...
  • Friday, December 3rd, 2010
  • Saturday, December 4th, 2010
  • Sunday, December 5th, 2010
  • Monday, December 6th, 2010
  • Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
  • Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
  • Thursday, December 9th, 2010
  • Friday, December 10th, 2010
  • Coming Soon!
  • Reminders
  • Beyond Hofstra
  • We're on Facebook Now!

  • Senior Class Toast - December 2010 Graduates

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    The Class Programming Committee invites all seniors graduating in December 2010 and their family members to the Senior Class Toast.

    Date: Friday, December 17, 2010 Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Location: The Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus.

    Business casual attire is preferred. RSVP at www.hofstra.edu/classof2011 For more information osla@hofstra.edu or 516-463-6914



    Event Friday, December 3rd, 2010

    Support the H.A.B.I.T. 4:00-6:30p.m. Cultural Center Theater. Support the H.A.B.I.T. (Hofstra Against Bullying, Intimidation, and Torment). This is Hofstra's response to the growing controversy of hateful treatment in the university setting. Hear from people that are willing to stand up to the bullies and the disrespectful treatment that no one deserves! This is a problem that has gone too long without the Hofstra Community voicing a serious objection to hateful behavior! EARN LION'S DEN POINTS FOR ATTENDING! THE TOP 3 REPRESENTED ORGANIZATIONS WILL EARN A CASH PRIZE! FREE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AFTERWARD! Hosted by S.G.A.

    Joy Night! 7:00-10:00p.m. Student Center Theater. Come join HGE as and get refreshed, renewed, and revived! Life, especially as a student, can often get monotonous, routine, burdensome, and weary; but needs to realize the cleansing power of God that can rejuvenate, revitalize, and restore us, daily. This night will change your life! Gospel concert featuring HGE and our new dance ministry: Eternal Flow! Guest groups will include: Stony Brook Gospel Choir, Adelphi University Gospel Choir, Byron Elliott & Living Instrument and Pastor Darren Butler.

    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

    Final Karaoke Night of the Fall Semester. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. Netherlands North Cafe. Grab the mic and be a star! Free Food! Free Fun! If you have any questions, please contact OSLA at (516) 463-6914.


    Friday Saturday, December 4th, 2010

    Hofstra Men's Basketball vs. Towson University. 4:00p.m. Mack Sports Complex For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. 8:00-9:30p.m. John Cranford Adams Playhouse. Peter Loel Boonshaft, director. A program of traditional and contemporary works for wind band. One free ticket with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard. For more information: Hofstra Box Office (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    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: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Student Center Theater Come see free movies all semester! Enter to win free concessions for the year!

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


    Saturday Sunday, December 5th, 2010

    Hofstra Women's Basketball vs. Fairfield University. 2:00p.m. Mack Sports Complex For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

    Holiday Wonderland Sunday, December 5 - Wednesday, December 8 Main Dining Room, Mack Student Center. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Student Leadership and Activities, Student Government Association, Inter-Fraternal and Sororal Council, and Hofstra for the Homeless. For more info contact: OSLA@hofstra.edu or call x 3-6914.

    The Swingtime Big Band - Swingin' the Classics/Artie Shaw at 100. 2:00-5:00p.m. J.C. Adams Playhouse. The Swingtime Big Band returns to pay homage to Swing Era legend Artie Shaw, in honor of the clarinet titan's 100th birthday. For more information: Hofstra Box Office (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    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: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Student Center Theatre Come see free movies all semester! Enter to win free concessions for the year!


    Sunday Monday, December 6th, 2010

    Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Student Leadership and Activities, Student Government Association, Inter-Fraternal and Sororal Council, and Hofstra for the Homeless. For more info contact: OSLA@hofstra.edu or call x 3-6914.

    Chocolate Lover's Fest. Bits & Bytes Warm up with scrumptious chocolate treats at our Chocolate Lover's Fest display! Our gourmet chocolates and gift packages make for perfect holiday presents for your friends and family.

    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

    Kwanzaa Celebration. 9:00p.m. Plaza Room Middle, Mack Student Center. Sponsored by Black Student Union. For more info contact: OSLA@hofstra.edu or call x 3-6914.

    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, December 7th, 2010

    27th Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. 5:00p.m. Hofstra Hall. Holiday celebration in Main Dining Room to follow. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Student Leadership and Activities, Student Government Association, Inter-Fraternal and Sororal Council, and Hofstra for the Homeless. For more info contact: OSLA@hofstra.edu or call x 3-6914

    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, December 8th, 2010

    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.

    Snow Ball. 7:00 - 11:00p.m. Chateau Briand. Come enjoy an evening of dancing, food and fun! The Resident Student Association presents its annual Snow Ball Winter Semi-Formal. Tickets will be on sale throughout the month of November for $35 at the Student Center Atrium Tables. Buy your ticket soon before they are all sold out!

    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, December 9th, 2010

    Snow/study/reading days for Undergraduate classes only. Graduate classes will meet.

    STRESS BUSTERS: Retail Therapy. 10:30a.m.-4:00 p.m. Student Center Atrium. FREE TRIP to Tanger Outlet Mall in Riverhead. Need to get last minute gifts? Need to take break from the books? Then come out and spend the day shopping and get some Retail Therapy! Sign up OSLA office Wednesday, Dec. 8th at 10:00am. To secure your spot. If you have any questions, please contact OSLA at (516) 463-6914.

    Hawai'i Luau. 6:00-9:00p.m. Student Center Plaza Room East. You're invited to the Hawai'i Clubs Luau to celebrate the end of the Fall 2010 semester! There will be food, music and fun times! Tickets are $5 and goes towards making a bigger luau at the end of next semester! Come check it out!

    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, December 10th, 2010

    Snow/study/reading days for Undergraduate classes only. Graduate classes will meet.

    STRESS BUSTERS: Massage Therapy. 11:00a.m.-2:00 p.m. Student Center Middle Plaza Room. FREE Massages. Get a quick 5-10mins massage before going to write that paper or meet with your study group. Relax and de-stress with some Massage Therapy. If you have any questions, please contact OSLA at (516) 463-6914.

    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


    Student Picks Coming Soon!

    Senior Class Toast to the Class of 2011. Seniors graduating in December 2010 and their family members are cordially invited to Hofstra's Toast to the Class of 2011 on Friday, December 17, 2010 4:30 p.m. at the Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus. Please RSVP at http://hofstra.edu/classof2011 . If you have any questions contact the Student Leadership and Activities at 516-463-6914 or by email at OSLA@hofstra.edu and fields.

    January Session 2011. Classes run from January 3-14, 2011. January Session is the perfect opportunity to take new or popular courses and earn up to three credits in two weeks. Hofstra offers a broad range of courses with an emphasis on diversity, including study abroad and distance learning (online) courses. Distance learning courses for January Session 2011 are offered in comparative literature and languages, elementary education, English, French literature in translation, health and human performance, information technology, international business, management, marketing, political science, and psychology. Log on to your Portal and register NOW! www.my.hofstra.edu.


    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

    Sophomores: AIM

    Juniors: ACT

    Seniors: ADVANCE

    • December 9th: 5:00-6:30PM University Club Senior Social.

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


    Beyond Hofstra Beyond Hofstra

    Friday, December 3rd, 2010

    Gingerbread Extravaganza. Le Parker Meridien New York, 119 West 56th Street (56 St/6 Av)New York, NY 10019. Celebrate the holiday season by walking through a Gingerbread wonderland! The architecturally stunning desserts are all created by local bakeries, trucks and restaurants, and all proceeds benefit City Harvest. This year's theme is "Movies Made in New York." Place a vote for your favorite and be entered to win a five-night stay at the Parker Palm Springs. For more information, visit parkermeridien.com.

    Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival Of Animation. The Bell House 149 7th St. (bet. Second and Third Aves.), Brooklyn, NY 11215. Spike & Mike's now two-decade-long run of annual Sick & Twisted Festivals have featured the first incarnations of South Park, Beavis and Butthead and The Powerpuff Girls. Of course, amid these character-driven classics-to-be have always been brain-meltingly bizarre, abstract and downright transgressive animation shorts that rarely see the light of day elsewhere. The latest collection of Sick & Twisted material touches down on the Bell House for just two nights-nights no fans of animation, comedy or general weirdness should miss. Tickets: $8. For more information, visit thebellhouseny.com.

    Saturday, December 4th, 2010

    LMAO HA! Comedy Club. 3:00p.m. and 8:15p.m. 163 W 46th St (at Seventh Ave). The show's acronym tells us to laugh our asses off, but this topical-and pricey-musical sketch and variety show (ring-led by David Green) must still hope to get some of those departing butts into seats. Admission: $50. For more information, visit lmao-nyc.com.

    Holiday Windows. Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave. (bet. E. 60th and E. 61st Sts.)Manhattan , NY 10065 Manhattan's most popular department stores always have enchanting, appointment-worthy holiday window displays that all ages find entertaining. Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Barneys, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman and others will create winter wonderlands-some more idiosyncratic than others. (Barneys' windows this season, for instance, will be dedicated to luminaries of the food world, including Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Paula Deen. Naturally, the display is called "Have a Foodie Holiday.") In New York City, window-shopping is always an experience-even more so during the holidays.

    Sunday, December 5th

    Hanukkah Festival. 10:30am, 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10128. Get in the holiday spirit with the whole family at the 92nd Street Y's Hanukkah Festival. You can spin the dreidel, handcraft a menorah of your own or take a starring role in a retelling of the Hanukkah story. Add in live, traditional music and terrific food, and you've got eight days worth of activities packed into one fun afternoon. Tickets: $20 adult, $15 child. For more information, visit 92y.org.

    Thursday, December 9th, 2010

    NY Creative Interns. at 7:00p.m. The Wix Lounge, 10 West 18th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011. NY Creative Interns invites Hofstra Students to our Kickoff Meetup on December 9th. Mix and mingle with other creative students and professionals who are looking for interns! Join proffessionals from Buzzfeed, Real Simple Magazine, Netted.net, Universal Record Database, Time Inc, IFC/Sundance, BULLETT Media, NewYorkNoise.net , Wieden+Kennedy and more. RSVP at meetup.com to be put on the guest list and facebook so you remember! For more information check: http://nycreativeinterns.com/ .


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