Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tuesday NUUS
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Community Time

It’s finally here! Our third annual SUUSI PRIDE!!! Bring the swag you made yesterday and join our grand marshall, Amy Carol Webb in the parade! Afterwards, you can do some Karaoke at our open mic, or make some FLUBBER or a sundial! If all of that is just too much for you, you can hang out at the tables in front of the dining hall and enjoy some adult coloring pages or use the chat cards to help you start a conversation with new friends. Be there, be square, community time starts at 4:30!
The Big Sing

SUUSI's pickup choir, the Big Sing, is your opportunity to join in harmony with others. Rehearsals are in Coulter 357 choir room, either 4:15 to 4 :45 OR 4:45 to 5:15 Monday through Thursday. Try to attend at least 4 rehearsals! We’ll perform at Thursday evening for worship. Bring a black binder if you have one.
Need a reimbursement for your workshop or other personal funds spent for SUUSI operations? There's a site for that!
Just visit https://tools.suusi.org.
Want to Be in the Room Where it Happens?
Want to help make SUUSI the best it can be? Serving on the Board is a great way to contribute to this gathering we love so much. This year at SUUSI, we’ll elect one Adult Trustee for a three-year term and one Youth Trustee for a two-year term.

Nominations must be submitted to elections@suusi.org by noon on Tuesday, July 16. Nominees must also submit a candidate introduction to the SUUSI NUUS by 1pm on Tuesday at nuus@suusi.org.
Morning Worship: Sacred – Outside and In

A sacred place is almost always a physical location – a cathedral built by human hands or by the forces of nature. What about the sacred space we all own, within our own minds and souls?

Rev. Lori Hlaban currently serves as the Minister of the UU Fellowship of Beaufort, South Carolina. She is a native Midwesterner, and partnered with Tom Hlaban, with whom she raised three now-adult children. Formerly a regular attendee of Midwest UU Summer Assembly (MUUSA), this is her third year at SUUSI.  
Evening Worship: Singing In Our Sacred Space

The ways we create sacred space are many and varied, but none is so beautiful or powerful as many voices raised in song, singing the sacred in. We will hear of the power of these musical sacred spaces and sing our own sacred space in together.

Rev. Kimberley Debus works as a community minister based in New York’s Capital Region, inspiring an artful and art-filled faith. She consults with congregations and religious professionals and provides sabbatical ministry support throughout the denomination. She has previously served congregations on the North Fork of Long Island and Key West. At SUUSI, Kimberley is a worship coordinator and a member of the Pair-A-Dice staff.
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Tuesday Dance Themes

Tuesday will be “Disco” night at Ballroom Hour, so come ready to do the Hustle. We will still be playing a mix of other dance styles to give you plenty of variety. We start at 9:30pm and go to 10:30 so come early and don’t miss a minute.
When Ballroom Hour is over, Serendipity continues! Tuesday’s costume theme is Halloween in July. CACHE’s costume theme is Funky Formal.
Sports & Games
Soccer anyone?! Meet at the Sports and Games tent at 4:30 pm. Pair-a-Dice will be at Community Time demonstrating Happy Chicken - come check it out. Tonight we challenge WCU Conference Services Staff to Volleyball at 7 pm. The tournament will be in the Quad behind Village Housing. We’d love for all interested players and lots and lots of spectators to join us.
SUUSI Explorers
Whether this is your first SUUSI or your tenth, you might sometimes find yourself unsure about diving into the social scene. SUUSI Explorers is a new program, providing a hosted tour of some of the best SUUSI has to offer. Today, choose from these activities:

  • 12:30pm: Communal box lunch
  • 6:45pm: Evening Worship

Explorers and their host will meet in the seating area outside the dining hall (or the downstairs lobby, if it’s raining) and walk to each event together.
SUUSI Promises Workshops
SUUSI's mission is to provide an experience that evokes the best in us in concert with Unitarian Universalist values. What promises do we, could we, shall we make with one another to live into this mission?

Drop-in to any ONE of these workshops to explore these and other questions as we create our SUUSI Covenant ( Workshops are held in Blue Ridge 270)

  • Tuesday 10 am-noon
  • Tuesday 8-10 pm
  • Wednesday 2-4 pm
  • Thursday 10 am-noon.

Or, join us at the Nurture Tent during Community Time Or, Share your ideas on the SUUSI Promises tent cards located in SUUSI gathering spaces all over campus!
Family Movie Night

Tuesday night is movie night! Join us at 6:30 in the University Center Movie Theater for Disneynature Bears. Please be reminded that children must be accompanied by an adult!
SUUSI Pianists Needed

The Nurture staff is creating a list of people who are wiling and able to play the piano to accompany hymns for our SUUSI worship services this year and in the future. Please contact Jan Taddeo at nurture@suusi.org to learn more.
Come Hear the Music Play......
Showcase of the Stars

Showcase of Stars is a music workshop, an opportunity to hear all of your favorite SUUSI musicians in a fun “round” format. You can sign up for the week, or for individual days at $5 per day. Today’s amazing music will be provided by Pat Wictor, Eli and Bill Perras, and Lee Knight. Showcase of Stars is held in the University Center Movie Theater, every afternoon from 2-4 pm.
Concert Hour

Concert Hour has moved to Coulter Recital Hall! If you haven’t yet been to the Coulter Recital Hall. You can enter through the double glass doors on the first floor (closest to University Center), catch the elevator up to the second floor, turn right, walk down the hall, through the double doors, and there we are!

 Settle in at 8:15. Tonight’s Concert Hour performer is Kiya Heartwood, an award-winning, internationally touring, roots/folk singer-songwriter, composer, and change artist. Kiya “serves up a lively batch of original songs that follow on to two of the oldest traditions of folk music: storytelling and political broadside.” She tours solo and with her band, and makes her happy home in Austin, TX. Learn more at www.kiyaheartwood.com.

After Concert Hour, stay for Cabaret at 9:30! Don’t miss wonderful performances from Tret Fure, the Muir Family Singers, Lisa Lackey, Rachel Bevins, Guerry McConnell, Grant Peeples and a host of others. Great music, some belly dancing and a few other surprises!

Come out and support our SUUSI performers. We love appreciative listeners!
Today we continue our ever-popular Singings & Signings in the SUUSI Store .You can meet some of our awesome musicians and authors up close and personal! Kicking things off at 12:00, we have Newcomer Grant Peeples, followed at 1:00 by a chance to meet and sample the works of three SUUSI authors - Mary Feagan, Morris Hudgins & Marcia Slosser. This afternoon we have Eric Bannan at 4:15, followed by the duo Gail & Charlie Davis. Come to the SUUSI Store to enjoy and support all of these talented individuals!
The SUUSI Store is raffling off two awesome items for SUUSIships - a basket FULL of CDs donated by all of the fabulous musicians here this year, and a $100 Bookstore Gift Certificate! Tickets are 1 for $1, 12 for $10 and 25 for $20. Each raffle item has a separate container for tickets, so you can choose which item(s) you want to win. Drawings for both items will be held Thursday night at Cabaret.

Know someone who is celebrating something this week, or someone you want to thank for something? Get them a SUUSI Store Gift Certificate , available in any amount! Be sure to bring the Passport you received at Registration and get it punched to win your own Gift Certificates to the SUUSI Store and Artisans’ Bazaar!
Teen Way Off Broadway
Each year, our talented teens put on a musical theater production for the whole SUUSI community. Join us at one of our two shows, at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm, on Friday at the Bardo Theater! Each day this week you will find a clue in the NUUS for what the theme of the show is this year.
Today’s clue: Adventure awaits, but no romance, in this year’s TWOB. Think you know the theme? Send your guesses to twob@suusi.org. The first person to guess correctly will get a shout out in the NUUS!
NUUS from Pair-A-Dice
Pair-A-Dice Shirts The Pair-A-Dice Sacred Spaces Tour shirt was designed by Rev. Kimberley Debus AND is once again a game waiting to be played. Find a P-A-D staffer wearing their shirt (it’s the light green one this year) and check out our “tour schedule” on the back. Each location listed is the setting or a destination in a game. Guess them all and submit your answers to Pair-A-Dice. We’ll draw a winner from those with the most correct guesses and award them a Sacred Spaces Tour shirt of their very own.

Achievements Unlocked! If guessing obscure game locations isn’t your thing, you could win one of these stylin’ SUUSI Pair-A-Dice shirts by winning the Honorary Staff badge. All you have to do to win that badge is spend the most time in Pair-A-Dice this week. Anyone can register to “Unlock Achievements” and compete for badges and prizes by playing games, learning games, teaching games– or just being present. (You can register in Pair-A-Dice. 4$ for ages 14+ for Pair-A-Dice for the week. 5$ to Unlock Achievements.)

Game Demos in the SUUSI Store There will be Pair-A-Dice staff in the SUUSI Store every day demonstrating games from 10a-11a and 2p-3p. (Note the new afternoon time.) Game demonstrations are always offered in Pair-A-Dice to those registered. (Open 10a – 12a.)
Submit NUUS items online or email them to nuus@suusi.org . NUUS items go up online throughout the day, but the deadline for the next day’s print and email NUUS is 1pm.
Today's Schedule
Morning Worship: Rev. Laurie Hlaban, Bardo Theater, 9-9:45am

SUUSI Store open, Blue Ridge Conference Center, 9:30-6:30

Artisans’ Bazaar open, 2nd floor University Center, 9:30-6:30

SUUSI Promises discussion, Blue Ridge 270, 10am-12pm

SUUSI Store singing & signing: Grant Peeples, 12-1pm

Book signing: Morris Hudgins, Marcia Slosser, Mary Feagan, SUUSI Store, 1-2pm

Community Time, Central Plaza, 4:30-6pm

SUUSI Store singing & signing: Eric Bannan, 4:15-5:15

SUUSI Store singing & signing: Gail & Charlie Davis, 5:15-6:15

Evening worship: Rev. Kimberley Debus, Bardo Theater, 7-7:45pm

SUUSI Promises discussion, Blue Ridge 270, 8-10 pm

Concert Hour: Kiya Heartwood, Coulter Recital Hall, 8:15-9:15 pm

Cabaret, Coulter Recital Hall, 9:30-12am

Serendipity Ballroom Hour: Disco, 3rd floor University Center, 9:30-10:30 pm

Serendipity: Halloween in July, 3rd floor University Center, 10:30-1am

CACHE: Funky Formal, Illusions Café, University Ctr, 10pm-1am
Happy Tuesday!