Weekly View

Sunday, April 15th

Time Event Title
1:30 pm-3:30 pm

A 3-Month Journey to Ghana with Chris Vertullo

Hancock
As part of her step-down retirement, Christina Vertullo, a Distinguished Lecturer in the Marist College Department of Mathematics, spent 3 months teaching mathematics in a startup girls’ secondary school in Sampa, a remote town in Ghana, West Africa. Simultaneously, Ghana’s newly elected president made good on his campaign promise to implement free government-sponsored secondary education to all children in the first year of high school. The impact of this sudden increased number of students created challenges for all schools in Ghana and especially for the small startup school where Chris taught.

Hear about the experiences, challenges and adventures of Chris living and working in the community of Sampa, a town 10 hours by car from the capital and bordering the country of the Ivory Coast. Her talk will include videos and photos of her teaching, travels and updates on the Sampa birthing center made possible by donations from generous Hudson Valley residents. Displays of authentic Ghanaian jewelry are available for purchase with proceeds going to the birthing center.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Monday, April 16th

Time Event Title
5:00 pm

Lecture: Dr. Alison McQueen

HC2023 - Kondysar Presentation
The Department of Art and Digital Media and the Fashion Program are pleased to announce the following event.

On Monday, April 16 at 5:00pm (Hancock Center, room 2023), Dr. Alison McQueen (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) will present a lecture entitled “What Will I Wear?: Fashion and Choice for France’s Empress Eugénie.”

Alison McQueen is Professor of Art History and Director of the School of the Arts at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Dr. McQueen is an internationally known art historian who has published extensively on Nineteenth-Century French Art and culture. Her latest book is "Empress Eugénie and the Arts: Politics and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century"

Her lecture will focus on fashion, art and Empress Eugénie, who was empress of the French from 1853 to 1870 during the Second Empire, a period of great economic prosperity and social change. The decisions Eugénie made around clothing and accessories resonated with meaning, from the kind of lace she chose for her wedding dress to the types of materials and designs she selected for the gowns she wore to public events. That meaning was shaped by politics and complicated by her personal background as a Hispanic woman. Her fashions were scrutinized and sometimes criticized. She wore complicated, layered crinoline dresses and helped the couturier Worth establish his international fame. She also commissioned clothing from female designers and raised her hemline to make her hiking clothing more comfortable. Empress Eugénie is a significant if neglected figure for the history of fashion in nineteenth-century France.
6:00 pm-6:30 pm

MA in Integrated Marketing Communication Virtual Information Session - online

Online

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Tuesday, April 17th

Time Event Title
6:00 pm-6:30 pm

MA in Communication Virtual Information Session - online

Online
6:00 pm

The Poughkeepsie Journal Hosts Lyme Forum

Nelly Goletti Theatre
The Poughkeepsie Journal will host a forum to discuss information about the disease, from prevention to treatment. It will feature Poughkeepsie Journal investigative reporter Mary Beth Pfeiffer '76, Dr. Kenneth Liegner from Pawling, NY, and Lyme patient Brian Gaucher. The event is free but space is limited; attendees must register in advance. To register, click below.
7:00 pm

2018 Hesburgh Lecture: Sport and the Common Good

HN2023 - Kondysar Presentation
Ed Edmonds, Professor Emeritus of Law at Notre Dame Law School will speak about participation in sport, particularly the opportunity for children to enjoy and learn through play and is a human right and strongly supported by the goals of Catholic social teaching and the efforts of the Olympic movement and the United Nations. Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association and its Mid-Hudson Chapter.

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Wednesday, April 18th

Time Event Title
11:00 am-1:45 pm

CURSCA

SC 3102 - 3105
CURSCA, a celebration of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity, is an annual showcase of student scholarly and creative work, and provides a forum for students to share their work with, and be celebrated by, the Marist community. CURSCA 2018 will feature keynote speaker Patrick Mara '97, poster sessions, oral presentations, and other means of expression such as musical and dramatic performances, artwork, and other types of scholarly and creative activity.
11:15 am

White Ribbon Campaign

McCann Center
White Ribbon is the world's largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships, and a new vision of masculinity.

Join Marist's march around campus to honor Sexual Assault Awareness month.

Sponsored by The Center For Student-Athlete Enhancement.
12:00 pm

Lecture: Kate O'Neill, "Current Challenges in Global Environmental Science and Policy"

MU3201 - Fusco Recital Hall
Dr. Kate O'Neill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. She has authored two books, "Waste Trading Among Rich Nations: Building a New Theory of Environmental Regulation and The Environment and International Relations," and has also published in "The Annual Review of Environmental and Resources, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, International Studies Review" and others.  
12:30 pm

Research Seminar Series: Dr. Robert Bird

Dyson
FACULTY ONLY. The School of Management presents Dr. Robert Bird, Professor of Business Law and the Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics at the University of Connecticut, as part of their Research Seminar Series (RSS Feeds).

Dr. Bird will talk about how firms can respond to legal volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) in order to capture value and manage risk. Firms can manage legal volatility by developing an agile organization that is able to exploit new regulatory opportunities.

Lunch will be provided.
6:00 pm-6:30 pm

MBA Virtual Information Session - online

Online
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony

HC2023 - Kondysar Presentation
In collaboration of the Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Asian Alliance Club in observance of Asian/Pacific Islander Month.
8:30 pm

Kappa Kappa Psi Presents: Annual Spring Recital

MU3201 - Fusco Recital Hall
The members of Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi will host their annual spring recital celebrating the musicianship of the general members of the music department and the members of Kappa Upilson.

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Thursday, April 19th

Time Event Title
5:00 pm

The Marist Poll Guest Speaker Series: Featuring Lynn Novick

HC2023 - Kondysar Presentation
To commemorate the 50 years since 1968, the tumultuous year in American society which laid the groundwork for today’s political system and defined a generation, Marist is offering a four-part series of guest lecturers with unique perspectives on that year.

Speaker Lynn Novick co-directed and co-produced with Ken Burns the 10-part, 18-hour epic "The Vietnam War, which aired on PBS.

Seating is limited. To register for this event, click link below.
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Art Exhibition: Infinity

Art Gallery
The Beyond Area 51 artist group of Marist is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring 18 emerging artists in a collective show. This exhibition includes studio drawings, paintings, digital designs, videos, and print.

Opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 19. The exhibition is on view through May 5.

Marist College Art Gallery hours are 12:00-5:00pm (Monday-Saturday)
7:00 pm

Lecture: Best-Selling Author & Noted Scholar Robert Wright

Nelly Goletti Theatre
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.
7:00 pm

Emmy Award Veterans Brian Brown and Rob Weir

Student Center
On Thursday, April 19, a team of Emmy Award-winning television veterans will present "Sports Documentary Directing and Editing" at 7:00pm in the Murray Student Center, Riverview Rooms.

Brian Brown has won 15 Emmy Awards as producer, director, and writer. His work has appeared on CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, TBS, ESPN and HBO. He has worked with Bob Costas, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams.

Rob Weir has more than 30 years of experience as an editor and his company, Big House Group, has 6 Emmys to its credit. Rob recently returned from Pyeongchang, South Korea where he edited segments for the Winter Olympics.

These gentlemen have collaborated on many segments for various Olympic broadcasts as well as on "The Last Gold," an award-winning Olympics documentary that was screened at Marist College in Fall of 2016.

They will screen some of their favorites segments and discuss their many years of sports documentary production, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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Friday, April 20th

Time Event Title
10:00 am

Workshop: Financial Literacy Month

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

Lecture: Best-Selling Author & Noted Scholar Robert Wright

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

Story Fest: Celebrating Marist's Favorite Bedtime Stories

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

Workshop: National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

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

Shakespeare's Birthday: Death-Day Celebration

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

Hudson Valley Games Conference

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

Commemoration: Rwanda Beyond the Genocide

Cabaret
This event is sponsored by the Center of Multicultural Affairs with support from Student Government Association's Inclusion Committee.

Light refreshments provided.

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Saturday, April 21st

Time Event Title
5:30 pm

Film Screening: "Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Rise of Broadcast News"

Nelly Goletti Theatre
The first full-length documentary on pioneering journalist Lowell Thomas will have its premiere screening at Marist College, home to Thomas’s papers and photographs. "Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Rise of Broadcast News" will be screened on Saturday, April 21, in the Nelly Goletti Theater in the Murray Student Center.

The event will kick-off with a reception at 5:30pm and a question and answer session with the film's producer and director, Rick Moulton, and the executive producer, Anne Thomas Donaghy (granddaughter of Lowell Thomas), at 6:30pm. The screening will begin at 7:00pm. Admission is free but advanced registration is required; register by clicking below or calling (845) 575-3364. Parking will be available in the Donnelly Hall parking lot.

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