The food trucks are back!
Saturday, April 28, Spuds Your Way, Fryborg and Bowl'd Creations will be on York Hill from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cresent parking lot.
York Hill residents will receive one free food ticket of your choice.
It's free food and free fun all in one place.
Pi Kappa Phi held its annual Bikes for Buddies event on Thursday, April 26, on the Bobcat Way Lawn.
Best Buddies is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sophomore Pi Kappa Phi member Shane Grant said he believes that Bikes for Buddies is a great philanthropy event.
“Bikes for Buddies is a philanthropy event were doing with Pi Kapp and QU Best Buddies,” Grant said.
Pi Kappa Phi members cycled and did push ups to raise money and awareness for Best Buddies.
“We’re trying to raise money and all of it’s going to go to Best Buddies,” Grant said.
By Mary Rose Bevins
Seniors who are attending senior week from May 16- 18, must attend a mandatory meeting. The meeting will include a detailed itinerary of the festivities that will be taken place during the three days.
There are only two sessions left to attend:
Monday April 23 at 9 p.m in the Mount Carmel Auditorium
Tuesday April 24 9 p.m. in the Mount Carmel Auditorium
Senior Week Itinerary:
Wednesday, May 16
Seniors will move in between 9 a.m. - noon and receive their room key and wristband. They will unpack and then go directly to a barbecue with food trucks, djs and games.
At 5 p.m. seniors will board coach buses and head to Mohegan Sun where they will be staying overnight. A $20 food and gambling voucher will be given out along with access to Club Avalon. Seniors must bring two forms of ID with them.
Thursday, May 17
Seniors will head to Holiday Hill for a day of fun. Food and drinks will be available throughout the day. Kayaking, volleyball, frisbee, basketball and row boats will be available as well.
At 6 p.m. seniors will head back to campus to get ready for the Senior Banquet.
At 8:30 p.m. seniors will arrive at the banquet. Casino Royale is the theme with a buffet style meal. A cash bar, a photo booth and raffle prizes will be available.
Friday, May 18
Seniors will begin to move out of their dorms starting at 9 a.m. and head home.
Starting on Monday April 23, seniors can pick up their cap and gown on both the Mount Carmel and North Haven campuses. Seniors will also be able to enjoy free food and giveaways.
Representatives from several departments including the Registrar, Public Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Career Services and Yearbook will be there to answer any questions seniors may have in their last weeks at QU.
Seniors can pick up their cap and gown on the following days:
Monday, April 23
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Piazza, Carl Hansen Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus
Tuesday, April 24
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Piazza, Carl Hansen Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus
Wednesday, April 25
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, North Haven Campus
Important notice: You may attend any fair date, but your gown must be picked up at the location you selected during the ordering process. Check your email receipt to confirm which pickup location you chose.
Email email@example.com with any questions or concerns regarding commencement.
Quinnipiac University's Earth Day craft fair is making a comeback.
"I'm so excited," senior Lily Herman said. "I can't wait to see what fresh food will be available to buy. I always love a good farmers market.”
On Apr 20, students and faculty will be able to enjoy a day outside, while celebrating Earth Day at the Susantiability Fair.
Various local shops such as Thyme & Season Natural Food Market, Farmer Joe Gardens and so much more will be in attendance. Food trucks will include Yimello Smoothies, Spuds to Go, Bowl'd Creations and others.
Chelsea Campbell is a student at Quinnipiac, as well as, the founder and CEO of the handmade jewelry company, Shellsea. Campbell is super excited that she is going to be selling her one-of-a-kind pieces at the fair.
“I think it’s great that they put this fair on because promoting artisans this way can be a great addition to any community and creates a sense of support,” Campbell said. " I also think it would be a great idea to bring back the farmers market on a regular basis.”
Campbell usually donates a portion of her proceeds to different charities and organizations. For this year’s Earth Day Fair, proceeds will be donated to World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), in honor of the fair.
There will also be an eco-fashion show and speaker. One student who is also participating in the eco-fashion show is excited that it will be the center of attention.
“Earth Day is important to celebrate,” senior Lindsay Goode said. I've always been interested in fashion and I love making things, so having an outfit I am making out of paper and renewable sources will be really cool. Also, I get to have a girl model it for me, which is really fun.”
The Fair will also feature the Connecticut Environmental Police, plant your own flowers, local artists, vendors selling vintage clothes, handmade jewelry and gifts, natural and organic soaps, scrubs, pottery, knits, crystals and much more.
If you or your club would like more information, want to participate or sell an item you create, contact 203-582-3790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SQUID(Students at Quinnipiac University Integrating Difference) certificate program will be accepting applications until Wednesday, April 18th. The application is open to all majors, and can be found at the following link: https://myq.quinnipiac.edu/Academics/College%20Of%20Liberal%20Arts/Document%20Library/All%20Students/SQUID%20Application.pdf
Sociology professor Lauren Sardi is the coordinator of SQUID. She said that the program was created to “bring attention to and celebrate the academic study of social diversity in its various forms.”
In order to qualify for the program, a student needs to have a B- or better from at least 3 selected CAS courses, with one being outside the student’s own major. Also, the applicant must write a reflective essay on matter of diversity in those classes. This year’s SQUID recipients will be invited to the CAS Awards Dinner in the first week of May.
As for a reason why a student would want to join the program, Sardi said it's valuable to have knowledge outside of one’s own sphere.
“Learning about the diversity amongst individuals not only leads to a more well-rounded education, but it also affords students the opportunity to demonstrate to employers that they have taken learning about issues of diversity seriously and can add valuable contributions to their future employer and the society at large,” she said.
Reflective hike to yoga is back.
Students now have the opportunity to meditate at the base of the Giant, hike the Giant and have a reflective conversation within nature at the top of the hiking trail.
The experience is designed to promote balance in the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of one's life.
These hikes will be taking place on Monday, April 9, April 16, April 23 and April 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You must bring a towel/blanket to do yoga on, water and it's advised to dress comfortably.
Email Tami.Reilly@quinnipiac.edu to register.
Join Hamden Police Department and the Hamden Youth Center for the 2018 April Vacation Camp. The week long extravaganza includes a movie field trip, a K-9 demonstration, a field trip to WTNH-8 and a number of other surprises.
The after school program, open to kids from 7th to 12th grade from Hamden, runs from 8 a.m til 3 p.m. The program is designed to keep teens occupied during their week off, according to Hamden Town Center Program Director Chris Buechele. "Half of our kids are special needs, some are troubled, and some just want to hang out."
Among the activities available at the camp are basketball, video games, and arts and crafts.
The deadline to register is April 9.
Khalid along with special guest Daya will be performing at this year's Wake the Giant Concert on Apr 14, 2018.
Ticket sales will be on Mar. 4 for undergraduate students.
Tickets will be $25 for floor seats and $20 dollars for all other seats.
Follow SPB on social media for more information about the event.
In an event co-sponsored by the Game Design & Development Department and Office of the Dean of Students, attendees will be given the chance to view a documentary that tells the stories of survivors of sexual assault in virtual reality. The event will be held in the Mount Carmel Auditorium on Thursday April 12.
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.
Quinnipiac University postponed their International Women’s Day to March 29th. The university is celebrating by raising awareness and inspiring action.
From 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday in the Piazza students and faculty will discuss, debate and lecture on topics like the #MeToo movement, the gender pay gap, racism and sexism, the Women’s March and the women of the LGBT movement.
This years theme is "Silence Breakers." The goal, according to the organizing committee, is "to elicit a discussion about those who have taken active measures and public stances to disrupt a culture of silence."
For more information, visit the International Women's Day Teach-In event on the Quinnipiac University Facebook Page, or contact Anat Biletzki at email@example.com or Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will have the opportunity to board a fan bus for Quinnipiac's second round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament from the TD Bank Sports Center to the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.
The Student Programming Board postponed its ninth annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 because of the snow day. It is now TBA.
At the event, volunteers who signed up will have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids who lose their hair to cancer, supporting the concept that ‘bald is beautiful.
Organizers hope the event, in which students raise money and shave their heads to bring awareness of childhood cancer, will match or exceed last year’s total $12,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charitable organization funding childhood cancer research.
Barbers from Classic Cutz of Hamden will donate their time to cut hair. Food also will be served.
According to their website, "The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives."
The musical, "Little Shop of Horrors" is coming to Quinnipiac and tickets have officially sold out. There are still other ways to try to purchase tickets.
According to the Quinnipiac University Theater Program's Facebook page, "there will be a wait-list started for each performance one hour in advance of show time."
- Thursday, March 1 6:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. show time)
- Friday, March 2 6:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. show time)
- Saturday, March 3 1 p.m. (2 p.m. show time)
- Saturday, March 3 6:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. show time)
- Sunday, March 4 1 p.m. (2 p.m. show time)
Names will be added to the wait-list on a first come, first served basis. Individuals will be allowed to purchase tickets off the wait-list only in the event that there are other individuals who do not show up for the performance.
The musical's protagonist Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names “Audrey II." The catch is, the plant is foul-mouthed, sings R&B and is a carnivore. He promises fame and fortune to Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it blood.
Lauren Rosenay will play Audrey who is Seymour's love interest. Even though the show is sold out, she said students, faculty and Hamden residents should still try to see the show.
"I know the audience is going to love this show," Rosenay said. " I truly feel like this is a show for all ages, the music is SO catchy, there’s a huge puppet on stage, it’s filled with comedy, but I love how it also has so many touching and heartfelt moments as well. There’s something in this show for everyone."
For more information, call 203-582-8652.
Mayor Curt Balzano Leng host the first 'Mayor's Night Out' Event on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Leng will have an informal open dialogue session with citizens input on the neighborhood and town-wide issues.
According to the press release and The Hamden Patch, The goal of this initiative is to provide greater accessibility to the mayor throughout the community and foster a direct connection with residents.
Town budget will be one of the primary focuses of the session along with the development of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018-19 town operating budget with opportunities for other topics of discussion.
Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services at Quinnipiac will be filling the world with good on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
The Quinnipiac community will have the opportunity to fill boxes with food and notes of encouragement, which will be collected at the Mount Carmel Dining Hall at Quinnipiac, 275 Mount Carmel Ave. They will be will be donated to AIDS Project New Haven, New Reach and Columbus House.
This One Million Acts of Good movement began last fall as a partnership between Ellen DeGeneres and Cheerios to help people in need. General Mills, which owns Cheerios, is donating food, which will be delivered to each participating location.
Students who participate are encouraged to share their experiences on all social media platforms, including Ellentube.com/Cheerios, and use the #OneMillionActsofGood hashtag. In addition to volunteering at this event, students are encouraged to perform other acts of good in their daily lives.
DeGeneres will be hearing stories all season long.
For more information on how to particiapte visit: https://www.ellentube.com/campaigns/cheerios.html
As part of the War and Peace (and Film) series, the third film will be shown, Hotel Rwanda.
Professor Sean Duffy (Political Science/Albert Schweitzer Institute) will introduce the film and moderate its discussion following the screening in Kreske Hall (Echlin 101).
The movie depicts the true story of Hotelier Paul Rusesabagina of the Belgian owned luxury Hôtel des Mille Collines, who during the Rwanda genocide in 1994 sheltered members of both sides of the conflict in his hotel after the departure of UN Peacekeepers.
All QU community members are welcome to attend the screening.
Quinnipiac graduates, it is time to order your cap and gown!
To order your free cap and gown, please visit https://commencement.QU.edu.
All orders must be received by Friday, March 9.
To confirm your eligibility for Commencement, please contact your adviser.
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- Monday, Feb. 26- Dance Movement Classes 3 to 4 p.m. at Burt Khan (Bring your own yoga mat)
- Tuesday, Feb. 27- "Embrace" Film Screening and Discussion 6:15 p.m. Buckman Theater
- Wednesday, Feb. 28- Panel Discussion " Eating Disorders 101" 6 p.m. Buckman Theater
- Thursday, Mar. 3- Eating Disorder Screening by Quinnipiac Counselors 12 to 2 p.m. SC 116
- Friday, Mar. 2- "Body Beautiful" Empowerment Through Movement Class 10 and 11 a.m. AC Dance Studio B (Bring your own yoga mat)
Aromatherpy and light refreshments will be provided for the film screening and panel discussion. Visit the Carl Hanson Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for more tabling activites by student organizations and the Panhellenic Council during the week.
Itching to guarantee a spot at the Khalid concert featuring Daya?
Well, now's your chance to secure some tickets before they go on sale Mar 4.
If you find one of the three hidden place cards scattered throughout Mount Camrl, York Hill and North Haven campuses, you could win a set of two free floor tickets to Wake The Giant 2018.
Only current QU undergrads are eligible to win.
Follow @QUSPB for hints.