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March is Women’s History Month!

27 Feb

LUNAFEST poster

Who? : You!

What? : LUNAFEST!

When? : Tuesday, March 5, 7:00pm-9:30pm

Where? : The Loft Cinema (3233 E. Speedway Blvd.)

Purchase tickets by calling Leigh Spencer at 520-621-5656 or email spencerl@email.arizona.edu!

LUNAFEST is an event to celebrate Women’s History Month. This is a national film festival with short films by, for, and about women. Tickets are only $5 for students and 15% of proceed from the festival go to the Breast Cancer Fund.

 

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The Center for English as a Second Language International Festival

12 Feb

Image of poster: International Festival! Tuesday Feb. 19, 10:00-3:00

A Month of Celebrating

8 Feb

Recently, we told you about all of the amazing events on campus celebrating Black History Month. These events are all sponsored by AASA (African American Student Affairs), but they’re not just for members! They have put in a lot of hard work to make sure that these events are available for ALL students and faculty to enjoy.

Even if you don’t identify as African American, this is an important time to reflect on Black History and what that means to all of us. Take the time to head to one or two of the events. It’ll be a great opportunity to engage with the UA community while learning about the triumphs and struggles that are part of our American history. Plus, many of these events include food, and what college student can say no to that?!Picture1

Going to these events and learning about different perspectives will allow you to grow as a student. Think about it, all of us are required to take a certain amount of general education courses. Why do you think we’re asked to do this? It’s because college isn’t about just training you to do your desired career, which is why students who want to be doctors aren’t immediately carted off to learn about anatomy and nothing else. College is a chance for young adults to explore the world around them. We all come from different backgrounds, and this is your chance to learn about different cultures, backgrounds, traditions, et cetera that you may have never been exposed to before. It’s all about diversity and learning about different people. It’s a necessary part of becoming a well-informed citizen.

 

So go and enjoy these events – they’re for you!

Black History Month Events

6 Feb

Resource Connection: UA Campus Pantry

1 Feb

Okay, so technically this is an ASUA recognized club more than a resource, but it will really help UA students out! Today, Daniel and I headed over to the Grand Launch of the UA Campus Pantry. This project has been in the works for over a year now, according to coordinators of the event. Through donations from Whole Foods and organizations on campus, this club is able to help UA students who might not know where their next meal is coming from eat!

Campus PantryStudents are able to head over to the Pantry on the first Friday of the month (today, March 1, and April 5 for the remainder of this semester) from 3-6 at El Portal. There, students present their CatCard. (Don’t worry – this service is completely anonymous. They will not write down your information, they just want to make sure you’re a UA student). Depending on the amount of donated items available that day, point maximums are assigned. For example, today students could “spend” up to 9 points. Each of the tables hold either 1, 2, or 3 point items. Points are assigned to items based on their nutritional value and how many meals they will provide.  So, a student could get two 1 point items, two 2 point items, and one 3 point item.

It’s still in the beginning phases. In the future, UA Campus Pantry hopes to have the ability to host more frequent events (their goal is for once or twice a week) and access to perishable items.

If you’re part of an organization or group who would like to donate non-perishable food items to Campus Pantry, visit their Facebook page to set it up. It’s a new organization, so I’m sure they will appreciate any help they can get!

Happy Friday, Wildcats!

-Tori

MLK Week 2013: Renewing the Dream

10 Jan

Check out the UA’s African American Student Affairs event page on Facebook to learn more!

RSVP for the luncheon here.