Wednesday, February 29, 2012
-Anita Ellis, Director, Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services
Friday, February 24, 2012
There are two more nights of the Monologues - this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are on sale until they are sold out. They will be available at the box office the night of the event. Each night the show starts at 8pm in the Helene Fortunoff Theater. Student tickets are $10 and all others are $12. It's not only an awesome production but, you can feel good that all the proceeds from shirt sales and ticket sales go directly to Nassau Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Women and Girls of Haiti funds. The students and staff worked really hard to put on a great production and to educate the Hofstra community about the violence against women.
At the end of the show the producer and directors got up and asked the audience to join the fight against violence in the #1BillionRising program an active way for 1 billion (and more) of us to join the fight against violence against women. For more information you can email HofstraVday@gmail.com
Thursday, February 23, 2012
With growth comes change, innovation, and a redefined purpose. With an effort to focus their perspective and lens, Hofstra’s Student Government Association has worked diligently over the last six months to revamp, update, and streamline their Constitution and Policy Series. Armed with the revised pillars of Accountability, Equity, and Presence, the seven senators on the Constitutional Convention Committee completed their revisions of the 70-page document and prepared for their presentation to the Senate on February 9th in the Cultural Center Theater. The Senate debated diligently, remembering the importance of taking their own personalities and biases out of the positions since they were putting forth a document that has remained unchanged for over a decade, and would be their legacy to Hofstra University. After six hours of debate and amendments, the proposed Constitution and Policy Series passed unanimously!
Some of the highlighted modifications and additions include: a strictly enforced attendance policy and new cap for number of senators, firmer accountability of club office spaces including an annual application for office space, a more equitable financial process with bi-annual budget weekends allowing clubs to request money on a semester basis, a stronger presence in the campus community through fall elections targeting first-years and transfers interested in getting engaged early, and a Programming Board that will be open to senators and non-senators tasked with planning campus-wide events throughout the year. The Student Government Association is excited to put these changes into effect with the swiftly approaching election season! They encourage new faces to run for a Senate position as they are always looking for new energy and innovative ideas. If you know a star student looking for a new leadership experience and an opportunity to represent their constituents, perhaps this is their chance! Let them know they can contact email@example.com with any questions. I know I speak for many when I congratulate this year’s Student Government Association for achieving such an undertaking with diligence, commitment, and pride.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, then you’re well aware that next week is P.R.I.D.E. Week! A myriad of events will be taking place from February 27 through March 2 to highlight our P.R.I.D.E Principles (How many principles can you name? Take the survey, below). I’m hoping you have already reserved your spot to see our P.R.I.D.E. Week keynote speaker. Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, will be speaking about “How to Change the World With Your Bare Hands” during common hour on Wednesday, February 29. Don’t miss out on this Debate 2012 kickoff event!
In addition to the week-long schedule of events, the Division of Student Affairs is encouraging Hofstra students, faculty, and staff to “Pay Your P.R.I.D.E. Forward” and engage in random – and not so random – acts of kindness throughout P.R.I.D.E. Week. Remember the film, “Pay it Forward,” in which Haley Joel Osment’s character tries to make the world a better place by paying a good deed forward to three unsuspecting people? His hope was that those three people would continue the trend of paying it forward, and good will would spread throughout an ever-widening circle of people.
Okay, let’s see if we can create this phenomenon here at Hofstra. Whether you act as an individual or through the collective efforts of a student club or organization, office, or department, you can spread cheer throughout our community! Stop by the P.R.I.D.E Week table in the Student Center Atrium to sign up, and check here for more ideas on how you can pay your P.R.I.D.E. forward!
Friday, February 17, 2012
Two-term Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, will be kicking off “Debate 2012: Pride, Politics and Policy” when he speaks to the Hofstra community as part of the second annual P.R.I.D.E. Week on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The event will be held in the Helene Fortunoff Theater in the Monroe Lecture Center. His speech, “Changing the World with Your Bare Hands,” aims to empower people to take action and be of greater service. There will also be a Q&A session so come prepared with questions!
You must RSVP to attend. Space is limited and will fill up fast! To register now, visit www.hofstra.edu/CoryBooker.
About Cory Booker
Mayor Booker’s career began in 1998, after serving as Staff Attorney for the Urban Justice Center in Newark. He then continued his career as Newark’s Central Ward Councilman. During his years of service, then-Councilman Booker earned a reputation as an innovative leader willing to take bold action to effect change. For his work, he has been recognized widely, including, among others, TIME, Esquire, New Jersey Monthly, Black Enterprise (naming him to the Hot List, America’s Most Powerful Players under 40) and The New York Times Magazine. For more information about Mayor Booker visit www.corybooker.com
Join Student Affairs and the Political Science Department on Tuesday, February 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Mack Student Center Theater for the showing of the Oscar-nominated documentary, “Street Fight,” that chronicles the contentious 2002 mayoral race in Newark, which pitted Mayor Booker against incumbent Sharpe James. Professor Rosanna Perotti will present an introduction to the movie and set the context for that election.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Some highlights that we took away were; every private house is legally supposed to have a fire alarm and CO2 alarm near every bedroom, everyone should plan and practice and evacuation routine, check to make sure that windows can easily be opened, and keep stairs and hallways clear of clutter. Click here for more fire and personal safety information.
Director of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
“Let’s Talk About Love” with Wendy Williams was a unique experience. If you are tired of all the “sugarsweet” couples, movies, restaurant, and love quotes on Valentine’s Day, you would have certainly enjoyed Wendy Williams. Students submitted questions about love beforehand and Wendy Williams gave advice, coupled with a great sense of humor. Students asked many interesting questions-- questions you probably ask yourself. What do you think?
Is love and emotion or an ability?
Wendy Williams gave advice on all those topics. How to break the ice? – “With a smile and eye contact. That always works.” Is love an emotion or an ability? – “Love is an emotion, but emotion is an ability”. I certainly had many laughs at “Wendy’s Talk” and enjoyed this more atypical Valentine’s Day experience.
The unconventional Wendy Williams Valentine’s experience was great, but I can’t help to still be somewhat romantic during Valentine’s Daytime. And I mean, who does not love chocolate…
I loved both of the events. There was something for everybody. So go Spread the Love on campus and we hope you enjoyed all the Valentine’s Day events offered.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
They "liked" us on Facebook and some students chose to follow us on Twitter, that's how! And in exchange students received FREE Career Center Show Us Some Love T-shirts!
A big thank you to all the students who participated and for those of you who missed out--we'll still LIKE you, that is if you will "LIKE" us!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Looking for something to do this Valentine's Day? Head over to the Monroe Theater to see Wendy Williams in action at the "Let's Talk About Love" event, starting at 2:15 p.m. (but arrive early, space is limited)!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
This past fall semester we kicked off the program by hosting four workshops and this spring we have ten more workshops for you to choose from! This past Monday, February 6, was the first workshop for the spring semester and it was a great success! The topic of the workshop was “Failure IS an Option” where we discussed that failure is inevitable and thus in order to be great leaders we must learn to embrace it and learn from it. Students opened up and shared their own failures that they have had to overcome and it was one of our best workshops yet. This semester we have a lot of great presenters lined up including faculty and higher administration, so don’t miss out! You do not need to be a part of the larger program to attend a workshop.
Below are the remaining spring workshops. Make sure to take advantage of this great leadership and resume-building opportunity. See you there!
SPRING 2012 LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS
All workshops are held in Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center.
Wednesday, February 15, Common Hour
(D: Diversity and community) – Understanding Individual Diversity
Presented by: Ashley Gray, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Activities
Thursday, February 23, 3 p.m.
(P: Personal and social responsibility) – Leading Up
Presented by: Sara Hinkle, Associate Dean for Student and Community Development
Wednesday, February 29, 5 p.m.
(I: Integrity, Ethics and Leadership) – What Would You Do?
Presented by: Kathleen Wallace, Professor of Philosophy
Tuesday, March 6, 4 p.m.
(E: Expression and free exchange) – It’s All About Effective Communication!
Presented by: Holly Seirup, Associate Professor of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation
Wednesday, March 14, Common Hour
(R: respect for self and others) – Love Your Self First
Presented by: Eduardo Duarte, Associate Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
Thursday, March 22, 5 p.m.
(E: Expression and free exchange) – TBD
Presented by: Brendan Caputo, Assistant Dean of University Advisement
Monday, March 26, 3 p.m.
(P: Personal and social responsibility) – TBD
Presented by: Jennifer Boscarino-Green, Senior Associate Dean of University Advisement
Tuesday, April 3, 2 p.m.
(D: Diversity and community) – TBD
Presented by: Gerard Brogdon, Director of Multicultural and International Student Programs
Thursday, April 19, 11 a.m.
(I: Integrity, Ethics and Leadership) – TBD
Presented by: Jayne Brownell, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
For more information email OSLA@hofstra.edu or visit hofstra.edu/leadership.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Last semester, nearly 100 students participated in the Dinner and Discussion sessions held at the home of Vice President for Student Affairs, Sandy Johnson. The topics discussed were "Getting Connected" and "Staying Informed" at Hofstra. During these discussions there were a number of students with ideas and suggestions about improving the Hofstra Portal and the filtering of information.
In response, we have gathered key administrators from different areas of campus and have scheduled three listening sessions. We invite you to delve deeper and work with our technology gurus on how to make your experience better. We want to know: How are you currently using the portal? What works for you? What would you like to change? Let's discuss technology on campus and how we can improve functionality and communication.
Please RSVP for the session you would like to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to get an accurate count for ordering food. Space is limited to the first 20 students who RSVP for each session!
Monday, February 13, 2012: 200A McEwen, 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012: 200A McEwen 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2012: Student Center Room 141, 8-9 a.m.