This Week At Hofstra
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Diamond Weekend Approaching!!!

Halfway to Graduation

Once-in-a-75-years Volunteer Opportunity is here! Diamond Celebration, September 23-26, 2010, is a big kick-off party for Hofstra's 75th Anniversary, Family Weekend, Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, all in one! We are excited to welcome your parents and families and Hofstra alumni to campus during that weekend. You can be a part of this unique event by becoming a campus leader and sharing your Hofstra Pride.

You will receive a t-shirt, a "campus leader" certificate, a meal voucher and a ticket to An Evening With Jimmy Fallon, September 25, 9 p.m. Please attend the mandatory volunteer pizza lunch on Wednesday, September 22, during common hour, 11:15 a.m.-12:15. p.m., in the Plaza Room, Mack Student Center, North Campus for more information about your shift assignments and responsibilities.

Sign up now!

The volunteer sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions, please call Office of Parent and Family Programs at (516) 463-4698 or e-mail parents@hofstra.edu. Check out the cool Diamond Celebration program at www.hofstra.edu/diamondweekend.





Event Friday, September 17, 2010

YOM KIPPUR - No Evening Classes Any class that meets at and after 4:30 p.m. is defined as an evening class.

Career Exploration Group Information Session 1;00 p.m. Career Center Are you a first-year student or sophomore and still undecided about what to major in? Would you like to know more about yourself and which careers would be a good fit for you? Do you need help taking the first steps in your career decision making? The Career Exploration Group is a great place to start! Come to this information session to learn about this exciting eight-week opportunity. This group will help you take the essential first steps to a rewarding future! Please RSVP on the Pride Career Management System on the Hofstra Portal under MY APPS . For more information please contact the Career Center (516)463-6060

Praise & Worship Adoration & Dodgeball 6:30p.m. -The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington Join the Catholic Life Office & Newman Club and over 300 young people from across Long Island at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington for an incredible hour of praise and adoration of our Lord followed by food and a serious battle of dodgeball against college students across Long Island. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

Fall Fitness Activities: TURBO KICK 4:00-5:00 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

Karaoke Night! 8:00 p.m. - Midnight. Netherlands North Complex Free Fun!... And Lots of Singing!!! SING TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT! If you have any questions, please contact OSLA at (516) 463-6914.




Friday Saturday, September 18th, 2010

YOM KIPPUR - No Classes

Newman Beach Day, Mass & BBQ 1:00p.m. (5 PM Mass) Join college students across Long Island for a celebration of the beatification of Cardinal Newman, for whom our Newman clubs are named for. Beach volleyball, frisbee, praise & worship, adoration, veneration of a relic of Cardinal Newman, confessions, Mass and a huge BBQ. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

City Plunge (Service Learning Project) 10:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m. OSLA is hosting the City Plunge for students to explore various parts of the city to learn about poverty, hunger and homelessness in New York City. Students will also be empowered to take action and create service project to give back to their community. This project is FREE and includes transportation and lunch! A $10 cash refundable deposit is required. Sign-Up now at OSLA 260 Student Center or for more information call (516)463-6914

Hofstra Field Hockey Returns to Action vs. Fairfield University 1:00p.m. Field Hockey Stadium For moret information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

Fall Fitness Activities: TURBO KICK 12:00-1:00 p.m. Fitness Center All activities will be held in the Fitness Center. Classes are FREE to all members of the Hofstra Community with a valid Hofstra Card/ Activities are canceled when classes are not in session. The schedule follow the Hofstra academic calendar. For more information please and updates view www.hofstra.edu/Recreation or call (516)463-6958

Free Movie Series: Grown Ups 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: Animal House 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 19th, 2010

HOFSTRA ITALIAN EXPERIENCE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 18 YEARS 11:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m Outdoors, Rain or Shine, South Campus Featuring Food, Children's Activities and Live Entertainment - Including Michael Amante, the "People's Tenor". Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

Hofstra Women's Soccer vs. Princeton University 1:00p.m. Soccer Stadium The Hofstra Women's Soccer team, fresh off a road sweep of Purdue and Indiana last weekend, faces two teams in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region rankings this week when it travels to No. 7 Columbia on Friday and hosts No. 3 Princeton on Sunday. Come support your 4- 1 Women's Soccer Team who jumped to second in the Mid-Atlantic Region poll, and is receiving seven votes in the NSCAA national poll, essentially ranking it 36th in the country. For ticket information, contact the Hofstra box office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or log on to GoHofstra.com.

Catholic Mass & Second Sunday Supper 6 PM, Greenhouse (lower level of Mack Student Center). Join the Hofstra Catholic community for Sunday Mass followed by a meal together. Confessions are available before and after mass. All are welcome. For more information, contact Rosie Scavuzzo, Catholic Campus Minister, at catholic@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-7210.

Fall Fitness Activities: ZUMBA 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: Grown Ups 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 20th, 2010

Dining Plan Changes End

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.

How to Work a Job Fair Workshop 1:30-2:30p.m. Career Center Come learn how to make the most out of your current and future job fair experiences. This is a great workshop to attend before you attend the Hofstra Fall Career Fair on Wed. September 29, 2010. Open to all Hofstra Graduate Business Students. Please RSVP Online through "Pride-CMS." For more information contact: Graduate Business Career Services graduatebusinesscareerservices@hofstra.edu or call (516)463-6060.

Fall Fitness Activities: TURBO KICK 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 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 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 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 21st, 2010

Interview to Impress-Level 1 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Learn the secrets of successful interviews! This workshop highlights the formats and stages of the interview process. A professional career counselor covers specific strategies for effective interviewing in many situations, including on-campus interviews. This workshop is mandatory for all PrideRecruiting participants. Hofstra students and alumni only. To RSVP log on to the Pride Career Management System, under the MyApps Tab of the Portal (myhofstra).

Italian American Experience Lecture Series: Living in the New World, Leaning on the Old 7:00 p.m. Hofstra Cultural Center Speaker: Maria Laurino, Independent Writer, New York, author of "Were You Always an Italian?" and "Old World Daughter, New World Mother". For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural center at (516)463-5669.

Fall Fitness Activities: ZUMBA 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 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 22nd, 2010

Reel Irish Film Series: The Field 6:00 - 8:30p.m. Monroe Lecture Center Theatre A series of Irish films followed by discussion. Screen adaptation of Jon B. Keane's play. Directed by Jim Sheridan, starring Richard Harris in an Oscar- nominated performance. Set in a rural village in the southwest of Ireland, the film explores the complex and often tense relationships between land, emigration and identity. Admission FREE! For more information, please contact Dr. Greg Maney at (516)46-6182 or email socgmm@hofstra.edu.

Fill it Up! Bring a Mug and get a FREE cup of joe! 8:00 - 10:a.m. Commuter Parking Lot, located behind Breslin Hall Bring a mug and Get a free cup of coffee! Brought to you by The Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, Division of Student Affairs, with Hofstra Dining Services.

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: things like "Can We Prove God Exists?," "Do I Have to Go to Church if I Believe in God?," "Is Sex Okay?," "Can I be Gay and Believe in God?" and 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.

Hofstra Volleyball Returns Home To Face Fairfield University 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 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 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 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 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, September 23rd, 2010

The Celebration of HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY For more information check out Hofstra.edu/75

75 Stories for 75 Years Opening Reception 4:00 - 6:00p.m. David Filderman Gallery, 10th Floor Axinn Library "75 Stories for 75 Years" is an original exhibit, guest curated by Assistant Dean of Special Collections and Hofstra University Archivist Geri Solomon, which focuses on the history of the University and highlights 75 stories from the University's past. This exhibition, tells the stories of William and Kate Hofstra, the University presidents, and Hofstra students, faculty and staff through the use of photographs, original documents, memorabilia and objects. For more information call (516)463-5672.

Hofstra's Birthday Party 2:00p.m. John Cranford Adams Playhouse Quad, South Campus The crafty cake bakers of Charm City Cakes - featured on the Food Network's Ace of Cakes - will create an edible version of the Axinn Library and Unispan, along with a few surprises. Cake for several hundred folks! Join us in singing "Happy Birthday" to Hofstra!

Fall Fitness Activities: ZUMBA 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 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, September 24th, 2010

Fridays at 4 Return! 4:00p.m. Adams Quad, South Campus 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.

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

Fall Fitness Activities: TURBO KICK 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. Micheal Jackson Night! Come enjoy free food, 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

OSLA on FACEBOOK For the latest news, updates and events become a friend on Facebook with the Office of Student Leadership and Activities facebook.com/osla1 . More information call (516)463-6914 or visit 260 Student Center.




Beyond Hofstra Beyond Hofstra

Friday, September 17th, 2010

"Christian Marclay: Festival" Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave (at 75th St), Upper East Side Tickets: FREE! For nearly 30 years, this visual artist and pioneer turntablist has employed sculpture, performance, installation, video, photography and collage to meld the worlds of image and sound. This continuously evolving exhibition features musicians and vocalists performing "graphic scores," including one created on wall-sized chalkboard by the show's visitors. If you've always had a little Bach or Beethoven in you, this is your big chance to let it out. See also Chelsea, Paula Cooper Gallery. Today 11am-6pm , Tomorrow 1pm-9pm , Sat-Sun 11am-6pm , Wed 11am-6pm Ongoing through Sep 26. For more information call : (212) 570-3600.

Saturday, September 18

Billy Eichner Goes Pop! + Prison Freaks: A Talent Show Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 W 26th St, Chelsea Tickets: $5. First Shannon ONeill plays a cast of criminally insane prisoners doing their best to entertain rather than murder. Then Eichner, the saucy host of Creation Nation, brings his wit-and feral cattiness-to bear on celebrity culture. For more information: call (212)366-9176 or check http://www.ucbtheatre.com.

Banda Sinaloense de Los Muertos Littlefield, 622 DeGraw St, Gowanus, Brooklyn Tickets: $10. Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in traditional village brass-band style, compliments of some very familiar faces from the local jazz and global-pop scenes-among them reedists Oscar Noriega and Chris Speed, sousaphone player Jacob Garchick, drummers Jim Black and Vinnie Sperazza, and trombonists Curtis Hasselbring and Brian Drye. For more information: call (718)855-3388 or check http://www.littlefieldnyc.com.

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

25th Annual Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Show Coney Island Tickets: $7.50. Head to Brooklyns south shore for this annual motorcycle display (awards will be given for best custom, oldest and ugliest bikes) and tattoo contest for best color, back and butt designs. Hang out for performances by contortionist Amazing Amy and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. For more information: call (718)372-5159 or check http://www.coneyisland.com.

The 41st Annual African American Day Parade 1:00p.m. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) from 111th to 142nd Sts. Tickets: FREE! Now in its 41st year, the largest black parade in the country returns to Harlem. Though Denzel Washington isn't one of the grand marshals this time (sorry, film nerds!), there will still be an impressive lineup at the helm, such as Governor David Paterson, the Rev. Al Sharpton and NYCs first black mayor, David Dinkins. For more information: call (212)348-3080 or check http://www.africanamericandayparade.org.




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