Sean Grace for Senate Kickoff
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sean Grace for Senate Kickoff

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, there will be a kickoff at Dunn’s Pub in Hamden for state senate candidate Sean Grace.

Grace has lived in Hamden for 13 years and grew up in the surrounding area. He is the Democratic candidate for Connecticut’s 17th State Senate District, which includes parts of Hamden as well as Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby and parts of Naugatuck and Woodbridge.

According to his website, Grace’s campaign will focus on jobs, health care, and education in the area. 

All are welcome to attend the kickoff. The suggested contribution is $25 and the maximum is $100.

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Mountainfilm Tour  Festival
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Mountainfilm Tour Festival

  • Mt. Carmel Auditorium in the Center for Communications and Engineering building.  (map)
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The School of Communications is hosting the MountainFilm Tour Festival. 

 Mountainfilm “uses the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.”  This festival will exhibit the exhilarating and captivating spirit of the Mountainfilm tour which has been described as one of the “25 coolest film festivals in the world for 2017”. 

The evening will be hosted by a Mountainfilm emcee who will describe the motivation and challenges of each film presented.

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Shamrock the Rope
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Shamrock the Rope

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Kappa Delta is holding its sixth annual “Shamrock the Rope” event on Feb. 18 in the Burt Kahn Gymnasium. The event is a tug of war competition and all proceeds go nationally to Prevent Child Abuse America and locally to The Children’s Center of Hamden.

In addition to the competition, there will be vendors, food and a half time performance from the Dance Fusion team. There will also be guest speakers from the Children’s Center of Hamden. 

According to Kappa Delta’s vice president of community service Alexis Segal, The Children’s Center of Hamden has created a safe and healthy environment for children who have faced abuse and neglect throughout their childhood. “Kappa Delta has a very close relationship with The Children's Center of Hamden,” Segal said. “In the past much of our money has gone to interactive and therapeutic programs for the children who live there or takes buses their daily. Our donations have funded a therapeutic music studio, a new kitchen and greenhouse to fuel the culinary program and picnic tables for families to use when they visit their children.”

Prevent Child Abuse America receives 20 percent of the proceeds from the event and The Children’s Center of Hamden receives 80 percent. Kappa Delta will also host events throughout the week to raise additional funds. 

Segal said, “Kappa Delta would like to thank everyone who has supported the event in the past and looks forward to all of the attendants and participants this weekend!” 
 

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Ash Wednesday Services at QU
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Ash Wednesday Services at QU

Ash Wednesday services will be held on Feb. 14 at various places around Quinnipiac, sponsored by the Quinnipiac Catholic Chaplaincy and the Office of Religious Life. The 8 a.m. service will be held at the North Haven Campus in MNH 101, and the noon service will be held in the Catholic Chapel (formerly CAS2). All other services will be held in the Buckman Theater at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.

Most of the services will be held in the Catholic tradition, but the 6 pm service will be a eucemenical serivce, meaning that it’ll be intended for any Christian who celebrates Ash Wednesday.

However, Rev. Matthew Gworek, the Catholic chaplain at Quinnipiac, says that anyone who is interested in the service is welcome to attend. Gworek thinks that it's important for people of any religious tradition to be able to express and talk about their beliefs, and Ash Wednesday is an opportunity to do that for some Christians.

“When [faith] is an important part of our life, we want to have these moments where we can share that with people, and wearing ashes on our forehead is a very real and very neat way to get to do that,” he said.

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Documentary Screening about Climate Change in Echlin
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Documentary Screening about Climate Change in Echlin

The Albert Schweitzer Institute will host a screening of the movie ‘“Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective” on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Echlin 101. Pizza will be served at the start of the movie, and there will be discussion about the movie during the event.

 

Sean Duffy, the executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, says that the main theme of the film is permaculture, “a system of thought and practice that takes as its starting point the idea that we should be able to sustain ourselves on the earth in a way that doesn’t deplete the earth’s resources, but rather regenerates them”.

 

Duffy says that some of the ways permaculture is practiced the film includes community gardens, using city rooftops for farming and putting rainwater runoff to use. With methods like these, he thinks that they are ways to promote sustainability that can be done on a small scale.

 

Duffy, who is also a political science professor at Quinnipiac, says that his goal in screening the film is to start a conversation about climate change that could have a lasting impact.

 

“I’m hoping to find people … who are interested in starting to work some of these idea into what we do as a community – thereby establishing practices that we can bring into the wider communities that we move to after Quinnipiac,” he said by email.

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America’s Got Talent Comedian Adam Grabowski Performing at QU
Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

America’s Got Talent Comedian Adam Grabowski Performing at QU

Adam Grabowski, who has been a competitor on America’s Got Talent, will be performing at QU this weekend. The show, sponsored by the Student Programing Board (SPB), will be on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Piazza.

Arts and Entertainment Chair of SPB, Joshua Sprague-Oliveira, said it’d be worth it for students to see  Grabowski’s show. He said that SPB had tried multiple times to get Grabowski, who regularly does college shows, to play Quinnipiac.

“[Grabowski] is well known for engaging with the audience, and bringing them into the set, so he’s not just a comedian reciting their set directly to you. He kind of makes it more engaging than your typical comedy show,”  Sprague-Oliveira said.

Sprague-Oliveira said his favorite segments of Grabowski’s comedy include his “food perv” bit (which is about people who obsess over deserts), and his Disney Princess bit (where he talks about the “messed up” messages that Disney Princess movies have).

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Feb
9
to Feb 12

Registration for CIS Society Data Analytics Competition with Cash Prizes

The Computer Information Systems Society is hosting the Business Analytics Workshop and Challenge, which is open to all majors. The top three competitors will be awarded cash prizes of $700, $500, and $300 respectively. Registration for the competitors (individuals and teams) are due by Monday, February 12. The link to the submission form is located here: https://forms.quinnipiac.edu/DataAnalyticsCompetition/form.html

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Technology Dr. Rachida Parks said that competitors will be given until February 18 to solve their chosen problem. The three problems that are available to solve are: “How can you predict which movies will be a hit or a bust”, “Does speed matter in e-commerce,” and “How can you eliminate the harmful effects of smoking on society.” The data used in these problems will be real data provided by QVC, NBC Universal, and Pfizer.

 

Jones said the point of the challenge is to give competing students an analytics experience that might be applicable to their careers.


“To mimic industry collaborations and interdisciplinarity (sic), I put together an analytics workshop and a challenge with all majors in mind. The challenge does not confine the students to one analytical tool but rather focuses on 1) collaborations  among different majors and 2) actionable items through the data analysis,” she said by email.

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Danny Glover comes to Quinnipiac
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Danny Glover comes to Quinnipiac

On Tuesday night, Burt Kahn court will be filled with students, faculty and members of the communities surrounding Quinnipiac awaiting Danny Glover. Known for being a successful actor, film director and political activist, Glover will be speaking at 7:00 pm addressing issues on race as this year's Black History Month keynote speaker. 

As a current UNICEF ambassador, Glover serves as an activist for issues on poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. 

photo courtesy: ua.edu

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Documentary Screening about Climate Change in Echlin
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Documentary Screening about Climate Change in Echlin

The Albert Schweitzer Institute will host a screening of the movie ‘“Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective” on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Echlin 101. Pizza will be served at the start of the movie, and there will be discussion about the movie during the event.

 

Sean Duffy, the executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, says that the main theme of the film is permaculture, “a system of thought and practice that takes as its starting point the idea that we should be able to sustain ourselves on the earth in a way that doesn’t deplete the earth’s resources, but rather regenerates them”.

 

Duffy says that some of the ways permaculture is practiced the film includes community gardens, using city rooftops for farming and putting rainwater runoff to use. With methods like these, he thinks that they are ways to promote sustainability that can be done on a small scale.

 

Duffy, who is also a political science professor at Quinnipiac, says that his goal in screening the film is to start a conversation about climate change that could have a lasting impact.


“I’m hoping to find people … who are interested in starting to work some of these idea into what we do as a community – thereby establishing practices that we can bring into the wider communities that we move to after Quinnipiac,” he said by email.

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QU celebrates BHM with "I Am Not Your Negro" screening
Feb
5
5:00 PM17:00

QU celebrates BHM with "I Am Not Your Negro" screening

  • Carl Hansen Student Center- Piazza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Circle of Perspectives is showing the documentary film "I Am Not Your Negro" on at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5 in the Piazza at the Carl Hansen Student Center on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel campus.

The film is based on an unfinished book by activist/author James Baldwin and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. It was a nominee for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2016.

The screening is hosted by Quinnipiac's Cultural and Global Engagement department as part of the university's celebration of Black History Month.  

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IRIS Run for Refugees 5K
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

IRIS Run for Refugees 5K

Members of the Hamden and Quinnipiac community are participating in the third annual Run for Refugees Walk/Run in New Haven. The event raises money for the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Service, which helped over 530 families resettle in Connecticut last year.

According to IRIS' website, the mission enables refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities.

The newly approved scenic route in East Rock will end with a post-race party to kickoff Super Bowl festivities. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes or jerseys. 

Register to run the 5k or donate

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AWSM meets NESN: How to break into sports TV
Jan
30
4:00 PM16:00

AWSM meets NESN: How to break into sports TV

Executives from Boston-based New England Sports Network (NESN) will visit Quinnipiac University's Mt. Carmel campus Tuesday evening to discuss how to break into the sports TV business in an event co-hosted by the campus chapter of the Association for Sports Media and Tonino's Pizzeria.

Among other topics, NESN Vice President of Human Resources Lisa Yarussi and Director of News Larry Lawson plan to speak about resumes, cover letters and interviews, as well as what it takes to stand out when you apply for jobs in sports TV.

Tonino's Pizzeria donated several pizza that is free to attendees of the event, which begins at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30 in Echlin 101.

AWSM@QU is the student chapter of a national, professional group dedicated to support and advance women in sports media. 

Inquiries should be directed to AWSM@QU president Victoria Rutigliano.

 

 

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Jan
26
9:30 AM09:30

Real Women of Orange is the New Black

Credit: Wikimedia

Credit: Wikimedia

Two women who were incarcerated at the same time as Piper Kerman, the author of "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," will talk about their experiences at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. Beatrice Codianni and Carol Soto, who each inspired a character in Kerman's book, will discuss the health care they received during their time in prison.

Jaclyn Lubicello, who was jailed for three years in the state's only female correctional facility – and who gave birth while incarcerated – will join the discussion.

The discussion will take place on Quinnipiac's North Haven campus in MNH 101, the auditorium at the School of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

You can register for this free, public event here.

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