|10:00 am|| Library|
STUDENTS ONLY. Fridays in April are Fun Financial Fridays #TGIFFF. The Student Financial Services Office will host several events throughout the month of April. Learn about private and loan repayment and federal loan requirements, test your knowledge with Fun Financial Fridays, and more.
|11:00 am|| MU3201 - Fusco Recital Hall|
Best-selling author and noted scholar Robert Wright, currently a Visiting Professor of Science & Spirituality at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, will deliver two lectures based on his writings.
The first, “Mindfulness Meditation and the Path to a Valid Happiness,” will take place on Thursday, April 19, 7:00pm, in the Nelly Goletti Theatre; this talk is based on Wright’s most recent book, Why Buddhism Is True. Wright, drawing on Buddhist philosophy, explains how human well-being can align with a clearer view of the world and a more moral life. In the second lecture, on Friday, April 20, 11:00am, in the Fusco Recital Hall, “Why We Fight,” Wright argues that the roots of most wars and many other human conflicts lie in cognitive distortions that are built into our brains but can be neutralized if we understand them.
Wright’s previous book, "The Evolution of God," was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His other books include "The Moral Animal," which The New York Times Book Review named one of the ten best books of 1994, and "Nonzero," which former President Bill Clinton called “astonishing” and instructed White House staff members to read.
In 2009, Wright was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 global thinkers. Wright is a contributing editor at The New Republic and a contributor to Time and Slate. He has also written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy, and the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Financial Times. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and his awards include the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism. He has taught courses in philosophy and religion at Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania and is editor-in-chief of the websites Bloggingheads.tv and MeaningofLife.tv.
These events are sponsored by the Office of the President.
|12:30 pm-2:00 pm|| Library|
With finals week in sight and midterms behind us, we at the library want you to take a break from studying and writing papers to join us for:
Story Fest: Celebrating Marist's Favorite Bedtime Stories on Friday, April 20 at 12:30pm in the Library's Gartland Reading Room.
This is a day to reminisce and relax, feel free to wear pajamas, bring a blanket or sleeping bag. Come share your favorite books with students from the Poughkeepsie City School District.
In preparation for this event, please share your favorite story and what made it special when you read it, your parents read it to you or you read it to your children! We will announce the most popular at Story Fest.
Use the form on this page to vote online or visit the display on the Library's second floor near the computer lab to vote.
Come join us and have some fun as we celebrate American Library Association's Children's Book Day!
This event is presented in conjunction with the School of Liberal Arts.
|1:30 pm-3:00 pm|| HN2023 - Kondysar Presentation|
Interested in grants for humanities scholarship, programs, and research? NEH staff will explain the various grant programs, give tips for crafting a strong proposal, and answer questions. Local NEH grant recipients will also share their experiences.
Nonprofits such as libraries, museums, tribal entities, and cultural organizations are invited to attend in person or by webinar, as are faculty and grants staff from local colleges and universities.
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please register by April 13. Click link below to register for webinar or to attend the workshop.
|4:00 pm-5:30 pm|| Cornell Boathouse|
CAMPUS ONLY. Come celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday (and, simultaneously, his death-day) at the Marist Boathouse, with food, drink, song, theatre, and lots of spoken Shakespeare. There will be an open mic, and you are encouraged to bring a piece of Shakespeare's work to read (keep it short).
Sponsored by School of Liberal Arts, Department of English, Office of the Executive Vice President, Marist Theatre Program, Marist Shakespeare Society, and Literary Arts Society.
|5:00 pm-9:00 pm|| Lowell Thomas|
The 4th Annual Hudson Valley Undergraduate Games Conference features student-created games and presentations, as well as games industry speakers. The event takes place in the Lowell Thomas building on Friday, April 20, 2018, starting at 5:00pm and running until 9 pm.
All are welcome to attend -- the event is open to the public and free.
|5:00 pm-7:00 pm|| Cabaret|
This event is sponsored by the Center of Multicultural Affairs with support from Student Government Association's Inclusion Committee.
Light refreshments provided.