WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 5, 2015    VOLUME 2 ISSUE 19
IAMBUS GLOW OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK

On behalf of the Olin Art Gallery and the Art Department, it is with extreme pleasure that we invite the entire W&J community to attend the opening reception and artist talk for Iambus Glow an installation by Christie Blizard this Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  The artist will begin her talk at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the Olin Art Gallery.

  

Christie Blizard is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Blizard received her MFA from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA and her BFA from Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN. 

  

The exhibition continues through March 8th and is open daily from 12:00 noon-7:00 p.m. For additional information concerning the exhibit please see the gallery's web page.


THIS FRIDAY

FEBRUARY 6
6:00 - 8:00 pm 

Olin Art Gallery
ANNOUNCEMENTS
RA SELECTION INFORMATION SESSION

Tonight  at 7:00 pm

There is still plenty of time left to apply to be an RA!!  Come out and learn about the requirements for the RA Selection process, opportunities,  and important dates.  Current RAs and professional staff members will let you know everything that you need to know about how to apply and what the positions are like.  

 

Applications are available online at the button below. If you have any additional questions, contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@washjeff.edu or stop by the Office of Residence Life on the UL of Rossin. 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS INTEREST MEETING

Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Are you interested in meeting someone from a different culture and background? Are you interested in helping an international student with their conversational English skills, while potentially practicing conversations in another language as well? Than come and join the Conversation Partners Interest Meeting! This Wednesday and Thursday from 5-6pm in Hub Fireplace Lounge.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Dodgeball Sign-ups CLOSE THIS FRIDAY

Please submit entries via the button below. Teams must have a minimum 6 players (with at least 2 females).  Games are best 3 out of 5 sets and they are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from February 9-26.

 

Indoor Soccer Sign-Ups CLOSE THIS FRIDAY

Please submit entries via the button below.  Teams must have a minimum 4 players.  Games are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from February 9-26.


GEORGE AND TOM'S EPIC MARATHON

Sign-ups CLOSE THIS FRIDAY

George and Tom's Epic Marathon is a special, individual event designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles on campus through running.  This competition runs from February 9-27 and entries are due by February 6th (registrations are accepted throughout the duration of this particular event).  For more information on this event please go to www.washjeff.edu/intramural-leagues-tournaments.

All entries for George and Tom's Epic Marathon can be sent via the button below.

BSU CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Friday at 7:00 pm
Join the Black Student Union as the kick-off Black History Month with a Black Cinema film series starting this FRIDAY, February 6th at 7:00 pm in the Media Room. Come by to enjoy a classic Black film and some light snacks.

 

SAB'S BIG BINGO & MOBILE MONTI'S

Saturday at 8:00 pm
Come to SAB's Big Bingo night for a chance to win a LoveSac grand prize and enjoy your favorite snacks at Mobile Monti's! Saturday at 8:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom.

 

DIY SERIES: FLEECE BLANKETS

Sunday at 2:00 pm
Come to the Alley on Sunday at 2:00 pm to make your own fleece tie blanket! Get there early, supplies limited! Sponsored by SAIL and the Library.

 

STUDENT CHOICE SURVEY

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
GROUP PROJECTS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Multiple Dates Available!
Are you a part of a student group, organization, fraternity, sorority or team and you would like your group to do a service project? Consider volunteering withHabitat for Humanity!  Each Saturday, large volunteer groups are welcome to assist Habitat for Humanity with the housing build projects in Washington. Volunteers can do anything from painting, to drywall, to framing and more!  Group builds run from about 8:00AM - 2:00/3:00PM with a provided lunch.  It is possible to arrange transportation for your group as well.  Open dates are February 14 & 21, March 14,  April 4, May 9, 16 & 23. If you are interested in signing your group up for one of the volunteer events, click the button below to email us and include the name of your group and the date that you would like your group to volunteer.  First come first serve on dates, so contact us today!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Check Out the Latest Volunteer Opportunities!
Are you interested in volunteering in the local community? Check out the Office of Community Engagement's list of current volunteer opportunities. The list also includes other service, philanthropy and awareness-based community programs both on campus and in the community. There may be activities based in education, environmental stewardship, health & wellness, poverty, homelessness, and more. You can sign up for most of these opportunities online or by emailing volunteer@washjeff.edu.  Click on the button below to view the full list.

 

THIS WEEKEND'S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY

11:30 am - Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Info Table, Rossin LL

12:00 pm - Dean Chatterjee-Sutton Open Office Hour (until 1:00), Rossin UL

5:00 pm - Conversation Partners Interest Meeting, Hub Fireplace Lounge

5:30 pm - Study Abroad Info Session, Media Room

7:00 pm -  The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle

7:00 pm - RA Selection Info Session, Alex Hall Lobby

FRIDAY

1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID, Alpine Lanes

6:00 pm - Art Gallery Talk and Opening: Christie Blizard, Olin

6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (Departs 6:30, 8:30, 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle

7:00 pm - BSU Black Cinema Film Series, Media Room

9:00 pm - Karaoke Night at Monticello's (until Midnight), Hub LL

SATURDAY
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (Departs 11:00, 1:00, 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (Departs 6:30, 8:30, 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - SAB's Big Bingo & Mobile Monticello's, Rossin Ballroom
SUNDAY

2:00 pm - DIY Series: Fleece Blankets, The Alley (Hub LL)

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

MONDAY PREVIEW
NOAH'S ARK AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The English Department's Annual Branton Lecture, Monday at 7:00 pm

The English Department invites the campus community to its annual Branton Lecture, Monday at 7:00 pm in Burnett 103. This year's speaker is Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, and his talk is titled "Noah's Ark and Climate Change."

 

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is Professor of English and the Director of the Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies at George Washington University. His  research examines phenomena that are paradoxically alien and intimate to the human. His publications examine the multilingual literatures of the British archipelago; what monsters reveal about the cultures that dream them; the ways in which postcolonial studies, critical animal studies, queer theory, postmodernism and posthumanism help to better understand the texts and cultures of the Middle Ages (and might be transformed by that encounter); the limits and the creativity of taxonomic impulses; the complexities of time when thought outside of progress narratives; vibrant materialism, object-oriented ontology, and other methods for discerning the complicated  vitality of what is supposed to be inanimate; and ecological theory. His research has been funded by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Guggenheim Foundation.  He blogs at In the Middle.

 

W&J ACTIVE MINDS CHAPTER MEETING

Monday at 7:30 pm

The W&J Active Minds Chapter will be having its first meeting Monday at 7:30 pm in room 203 of Burnett.  Active Minds is an organization that works to reduce mental health stigma on campus.  We recognize that mental health is just as important as physical health, and we strive to make sure our language, knowledge, and attitudes reflect that.  If you are interested in mental health or would like to learn more about it, please come to the meeting!  All are welcome!

 

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP MEETING

Every Monday at 8:45 pm

Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meetings will be held EVERY MONDAY at 8:45 in the Ski Lodge; meetings will last about an hour, maybe longer, depending on the topics discussed.  They will include discussing possible ideas for events and a discussion with Father George and Father Dragan.  Contact Jonathan Cadez at cadezjj@washjeff.edu for more information or questions.  Hope to see many people there!


 



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