Join the Great Issues Committee tomorrow night at 7 in welcoming speaker Peter Bergen.
Peter Bergen is a print and TV journalist and CNN’s national security analyst. He will be presenting “The Awakening: How Revolutionaries, Barack Obama and Ordinary Muslims are Remaking the Middle East” in the Wool Ballrooms. He will speak on how the issue of Islam is becoming a fault line between Democrats and Republicans, and what exactly that means for us in this highly polarized environment.
Photo: CNN-Brent Stirton
This event is free, so anyone may attend and become informed on what is going on between the United States and the Middle East.
GIC Presents: Peter Bergen
Wed., April 24th, 7pm
BSC Wool Ballrooms
Tomorrow night from 10pm to 1 am, Habitat for Humanity will be hosting Flapjacks for Habitat at the Clocktower!
They will be selling pancakes for $1 to raise money for Habitat, along with bacon and some other treats. Everyone should take a study break and have a yummy midnight snack with Habitat!
Flapjacks for Habitat
Wed., April 24th, 10pm-1am
It’s Oath Week 2013. Throughout the week, various events will be held to focus around the Oath of Inclusion. The events are open to all members of the SLU and St. Louis communities.
The keynote address will take place tomorrow evening at 7:30 in the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA). Rabbi Susan Talve, of the Central Reform Congregation, will be speaking on the importance of inclusion and activism in the plight for social justice. Rabbi Susan has helped lead both local and global social justice movements. Her congregation has become a safe space for Jews of the LGBTQ identity, and Jews of Color. Rabbi Susan has also helped advocate for workers’ and laborers’ rights, universal access to healthcare, and peace for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
You can see a complete list of Oath Week events on the SGA website. Also, make sure you let the world know how you’re Living the Oath and use the hashtags #LivinIt and #OW2013 in your social media!
Oath Week 2013
Various events and locations
The Sheila Nolan Whalen Series continues tomorrow afternoon with a poetry reading by Maureen McLane in the Sinquefield Stateroom.
McLane is a poet and critic and currently teaches at New York University. She has also published two books of poems, World Enough and Same Life; several books of literary criticism related to Romanticism; and My Poets, a book of experimental criticism that tracks the “growth of a poet’s mind” (in Wordsworth’s phrase). Her essays have appeared in numerous publications and she has received a National Book Critics Circle Nona Balakian Citation for excellence in reviewing.
This event is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department. Light refreshments will be provided.
Contact Devin Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Poetry Reading by Maureen McLane
Tuesday, April 23, 4 pm
Sinquefield Stateroom, Dubourg Hall (room 409)
Submitted photo of survivors from previous Relay For Life
This year’s Relay For Life is starts tomorrow evening at 6 in the Hermann Stadium!
Relay For Life
is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and money raised during the event will go to support cancer treatment, research, and recovery programs across the country and worldwide. Currently celebrating its 10th anniversary on campus, Relay For Life of Saint Louis University has raised over $1 million in the fight against cancer and has been recognized nationwide as a leading collegiate Relay. On Saturday, approximately 1300 students, faculty, staff, and their families as well as members of the St. Louis community will gather together to celebrate those who have beaten cancer, remember those who have lost their battle, and fight back against a disease that has taken too much. To sign up or donate today, visit www.slurelay.org
Students are welcome to attend the event for $15. Activities start at 6pm and go all night until 6am! Food will be available for sale at the event, as well. Please stop by this amazing event and fight for more birthdays! E-mail email@example.com for more info.
Relay For Life
Apr. 20-21, 6pm-6am