October 9, 2019
For all those observing a holiday today, I wish you a meaningful Yom Kippur fast and a sense of renewal as you begin the new year.
I hope that all of you had a fun and productive fall break and that you are ready to re-engage in classes for the second half of the fall 2019 semester.
Time moves swiftly, as we see from the leaves that are beginning to change color. Some of you have begun to register for Spring 2020 classes and others will be registering soon.
Because time moves swiftly, I urge you to take a moment to think about your plans for life after graduation. What are your dreams, hopes, and ambitions? How will you achieve them? What can you do now to achieve those goals?
Toward that end, I encourage all HCLAS students to sign up for UNIV 006, “Careers and the Liberal Arts,” a one-credit pass/fail course co-taught by Dr. Rosanna Perotti (Political Science) and Ms. Sabeen Sheikh (HCLAS Liaison at the Hofstra Career Center). This course meets on Thursday evenings and helps students discover their career interests and map what they can do while at Hofstra to prepare to launch their professional lives after they take off their caps and gowns. Part of the course includes a conversation about applying to graduate and professional school. I promise you that this experience will help you make the most of your undergraduate experience as you prepare for life after commencement. And life after commencement is coming sooner than you think! (This course is open to all HCLAS students who will have completed their first semester at Hofstra by the time the course starts in January 2020 and to all HCLAS transfer students.)
In addition, I suggest you think about what minor might you add to your major to increase your attractiveness to employers or to graduate or professional schools. For instance, if you’re majoring in History or English, you might want to consider a minor in Data Analysis and Scientific Reasoning. If you’re majoring in Chemistry or Biology, you might want to consider a minor in a foreign language or Philosophy.
Lastly, I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to attend one of our Sikh music concerts this weekend (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings): these are extraordinary performers whose music will certainly move you. This is one of those times when something truly very special is right here on our campus – don’t miss it!
Your friendly neighborhood dean,
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Private Lives! What a great show! If you haven’t seen it, make it your business to get to the Black Box this coming weekend for the last performances of this terrific production.
Congratulations to all the members of the Hofstra Forensic Team (Speech & Debate) who had an outstandingly successful experience at the ACHOIE Speech and Debate Tournament at Lafayette College this past weekend. Hofstra Debate took 2nd place overall in the tournament and among the individual awards I can highlight, let’s congratulate Alexis Hughes for 1st place Program of Oral Interpretation and Jack Dalrymple for first place in Dramatic Interpretation!
Friday, October 11: 08:30 AM – 01:30 PM: Policy Innovation Hackathon
Tuesday, October 15: Deadline to apply for the HCLAS Transformative Learning Grant: More information at www.hofstra.edu/tlg
Exhibits All Week
Thursday, October 10, 2019
05:30 PM – 06:30 PM: Smartphone Photography Workshop
07:30 PM – 09:00 PM: Guru Nanak’s Musical Word sung from Sikh Sacred Scripture
08:00 PM – 10:00: Private Lives
Friday, October 11, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Fall Writing Proficiency Exam
07:30 PM – 09:00 PM: Saint Kabirâ’s Musical Word sung from Sikh Sacred Scripture
08:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Private Lives
Saturday, October 12, 2019
11:30 AM – 01:00 PM: Picture a Party!
12:00 PM: Medical Physics Open House
07:00 PM – 08:30 PM: Saint Faridâ’s Musical Word sung from Sikh Sacred Scripture
08:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Private Lives
Sunday, October 13, 2019
02:00 PM – 04:00 PM: Private Lives
Monday, October 14, 2019
11:15 AM – 06:00 PM: Indigenous Peoples Day: Confronting Colonialism, Climate Change, and Columbus
12:50 PM – 02:30 PM: Indigenous Peoples Day: ‘Kawsak Sacha: The Living Forest’
02:55 PM – 04:20 PM: Indigenous Peoples Day: ‘For the Right to Communication’
04:30 PM – 05:55 PM: Indigenous Peoples Day: Indigenous: Beyond the Meaning – A North-South Perspective
Tuesday, October 15
Don’t forget that the deadline to apply for the HCLAS Transformative Learning Grant is Tuesday, October 15: More information at www.hofstra.edu/tlg