Thursday, Jan. 30
“Dream Like a Champion,” a lecture on entrepreneurship, begins at 6 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. Guest speaker Dick Durrance shares his journey from being the son of an Olympic gold medalist, to being an Olympic hopeful and ski racing champion himself, to going on to become an award-winning photographer (Magazine Photographer of the Year at National Geographic), to finally running his own business (Advertising Photographer of the Year). His inspirational talk and participative session can help unleash the creative vision of audience members. The event is hosted by the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business Institute for Entrepreneurship. A raffle will be held to generate income for the Institute, which supports students in entrepreneurial business plan competitions. Contact Dr Alesia Slocum at email@example.com or Donna Fazio at firstname.lastname@example.org FREE and open to the public
Friday, Jan. 31
Chinese New Year Celebration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Allen Dining Hall. Lunch menu includes lots of Chinese food. Enjoy Chinese music, too. Use your meal plan or pay at the door. Contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Intercultural Programs Maggie McCampbell at 540/535-3531 or email@example.com
Saturday, Feb. 1
Basketball Alumni Appreciation Day is from 2 to 6 p.m. in Shingleton Gymnasium. The day includes regular season games at 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men). All former Hornets players are invited to the double-header. Admission is FREE for alumni, who are also invited to the Hospitality Room that is open during halftimes as well as in between the games. Alumni in attendance will be recognized at both halftimes. General admission is $5; FREE with current SU I.D., and FREE for basketball alumni. Contact Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Renoula Griffin at 540/ 678-4375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Breakfast Presentation with Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve, begins at 8 a.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. The program includes continental breakfast, remarks by Lacker and a Q&A period. Tickets are $30 per person; $15 per Shenandoah student with I.D. Contact the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at 540/665-4572.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Make Paper Bead Bracelets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center main hallway. In many African cultures, beads play a huge part in women’s lives. Meanings behind African beads include pride, beauty, culture, power and identity. In honor of Black History Month, Shenandoah students can craft bracelets from beads made from magazine paper and small beads from craft stores. Contact Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Intercultural Programs Maggie McCampbell at 540/535-3531 or email@example.com FREE
Thursday, Feb. 6
Deadline to Register for Snow Tubing Trip on Sunday, Feb. 9. Sign up by today via firstname.lastname@example.org for a trip to Massanutten Resort on Sunday. Trip is open to 20 Shenandoah students. FREE
Friday, Feb. 7
“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” a second stage theatre production, is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Glaize Studio Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $10 for non-SU students. Complimentary tickets are available in advance for employees and students with SU I.D. Visit http://www.conservatoryperforms.org or call the box office at 540/665-4569 for more details.
Sunday, Feb. 8
Paul Pfau with Hollis K perform at the Bright Box (15 N. Loudoun St., downtown Winchester). Paul Pfau (rhymes with “wow”) is a soulful singer-songwriter and guitar player with hands like Hendrix and a voice like Sinatra. His unique approach to music combines British blues and New Orleans funk rhythms, with hook-laden pop melodies. Hollis K is a new duo of former members of the Golden Butter Band and Those Three Guys. They are the band to watch in 2014. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Visit http://www.brightboxtheater.com
Tuesday, Feb. 11
The Eric Byrd Trio performs at 5:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center Ferrari Room. The Eric Byrd Trio is a Washington, D.C.-based, premier jazz group that glorifies the age of traditional jazz while providing an energetic and modern approach to standards and original compositions. Students and guests age 21 and over with legal I.D. may have free beer and wine. Visit http://ericbyrd.com FREE