What To Do This Weekend

It’s the end of a long week, and there are many things your students can do on campus (as well as nearby) to make it a great weekend.  Here’s a sampling:

– Hillel, our Jewish student organization, is hosting a Shabbat dinner

– Go see Clybourne Park, our University Theatre production about race and real estate.  If your students go tonight (11/7), there will be a discussion with the playwright, Bruce Norris, our director and faculty member Sharon Andrews, and the cast after this evening’s production!

– Student Union’s film is X-Men: Days of the Future Past

– We have our first men’s exhibition basketball game vs. Young Harris.  Women’s Volleyball is playing GA Tech tonight and Pittsburgh Saturday night.

– Z Smith Reynolds Library is hosting a Home Movie Day

– There is a Concert and Lecture with Amy Beach on Saturday night, sponsored by the Music department

– Student Union is hosting a concert as well – Tyler Hilton

That’s just some of the on-campus, official things.  The weather this weekend looks sunny, if a bit chilly.  I’d urge your students to get outside and do something active – take a walk to Reynolda Gardens or just around campus.  The leaves are at their reddest and won’t last forever.  They could head up to Pilot Mountain or Hanging Rock State Park, two great places for a day hike.

They could head downtown using one of the campus shuttles and enjoy the coffeeshops, art galleries, restaurants, a/perture movie theatre and more downtown.  (My favorite place to get a great cup of coffee and a pastry is Camino Bakery.)

Our students are so nocturnal and many (most?) will sleep as long and as late as they can on Saturday morning.  They have no idea how quickly these four years goes.  I hope they make the most of their time here and explore our beautiful campus and city.

PS –  Give them a call.  You know the drill 🙂

 

– by Betsy Chapman

 

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