Events for the Week of Feb. 4th

Monday, February 4th

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Define ‘Disability’

12:00pm, Red Room, Woodard Campus Center 

Students, faculty and staff will engage in a lively discussion of how the word ‘disability’ is defined and used. This lunch discussion broaches basic questions about the term: What is disability? What are the criteria? How should we use it? Why do we need to label? What are the benefits and setbacks of labeling? Are we using it with enough cultural sensitivity and respect for those who are different? How can we use the term so that it does not cause harm?

It’s time for RecycleMania: Kickoff Event!!

12:00-2:00pm, Campus Walk

RecycleMania is a friendly competition between college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities in their campus communities. For 10 weeks beginning every January, UMW Landscape and Grounds, the Ecology Club, Residence Life Sustainability Coordinators and other student organizations join forces to collect and report recycling and trash data in hopes of becoming the next Recyclemania Champions!
OUR KICKOFF EVENT will be on Campus Walk, come get information and a free snack.

For a full list of events and more information about RecycleMania visit our website:

Tuesday, February 5th

The DreamShare Workshop

7-8:30pm, Chandler 102

The Dream Share Project is an inspirational documentary film that follows two recent college graduates on a road trip across America, as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams. Along the way, the pair learns about: discovering one’s passion, committing to a dream, dealing with setbacks, and redefining success. The Dream Share Project encourages people to live up to their fullest potential and reject pressure to “play it safe.”  At this program you will view the movie and participate in a workshop led by the documentary makers that will help you figure out your life goals and dreams!

Please register via EmployAnEagle

Open Mic Night – Nelly’s Echo (from The Voice)

nelly's echo

8:00pm, The Underground

Nelly’s Echo, formed by Nelson Emokpae (Lead singer) in early 2007, originates from the premise that music is a two way street. “Nelly” refers to the musician/music and “Echo” refers to the audience’s appreciation of the music.  Nelly’s Echo is neither a band or a solo musician, but a concept of the musical experience associated with it’s creator Nelson.  Nelly’s Echo has self-released two successful albums, performed at over 100 colleges in the past year, entertained the troops in Cuba, and is returning to the studio for the third album to be released in 2012.  With Nelly’s Echo, you can “make good music the soundtrack to [your] life.”

Sponsored by UPC.

Wednesday, February 6th

Film and Discussion: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

7:00 pm, Combs Hall, Room 139

In the fictional small town of Endora, Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is busy caring for his mentally challenged brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his morbidly obese mother, Bonnie (Darlene Cates) who is in a depression as a result of her husband’s suicide.  This is a movie of sensitivity, compassion, and self-awareness that is set in a working class, one street community.  After the showing, Dr. Chris Foss, UMW Professor of English, will facilitate a discussion of the issues families and other communities encounter facing disabilities and life.

For more information, contact SDATA at or call the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.

Giant Presents: Passion Pit


Doors: 7:00 Show Starts: 8:00, Anderson Center

Passion Pit/Matt and Kim concert tickets are on sale NOW!  Tickets for UMW students, faculty, staff and alumni are $10 with a maximum of 2 per ID–$15 on the day of the concert!  General Public tickets are $30.  Don’t be left out – get your ticket today!

Thursday, February 7th

The Speaking Center Presents: Using Visual Aids

5:00pm, Combs 112

Feel the need to increase your audiences’ attention when you present in class? If you want to WOW them, come learn the dos and don’ts of using visual aids in presentational speaking.

Trivia Night

8:00 pm, The Underground

All those hours lost to random Wikipedia articles will finally come in handy – Come by Trivia Night to compete for prizes! Sponsored by UPC.

Friday, February 8th

YWLP presents…Real Issues for the “Real Woman”

 6:30 pm, Lee Hall 411

The event is open to the UMW and Fredericksburg communities
We will be showing a movie called Real Women Have Curves, have a discussion surrounding the film, and Catherine Walker will be the Guest Leadership Speaker
Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased Wednesday, February 6th – Friday, February 8th (Times TBA) in the Eagle’s Nest (Cash or EagleOne accepted) or they can be purchased at the event.
Hope to see lots of faces at the event!

Giant Presents Comedian: Lynne Koplitz


8:00 pm, The Great Hall

Lynne is a graduate of Troy State in Alabama. She moved to New York with theater on her mind but turned to stand-up comedy after trying it on a whim. Now, she is one of America’s most sought after female comics –  regularly headlining at major comedy clubs and colleges nationally. Find out more at:

UPC Presents The Cosmonauts!

9:00pm, The Underground

A friendship born from the labors of Giant Productions led to a realization that band members Mike Terlecki and Lonnie Southhall both play musical instruments and have a common love for Rock and Roll. Some of their musical influence includes bands such as the White Stripes, Black Keys, and Led Zeppelin. Come out for an awesome night of music as the Cosmonauts perform at the Underground!

Cheap Seats

Monroe 116

Movies for $1!

7:00 pm: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

10:00 pm: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Saturday, February 9th

Cheap Seats

Monroe 116

Movies for $1!

7:00 pm: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

10:00 pm: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Sunday, February 10th

Opening the Page: The Evolution of Artists’ Books

2:00, Combs Hall, room 139

‘Opening the Page: The Evolution of Artists’ Books’ by Yuki Hibben, Assistant Head of Special Collections and Archives, John Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries Presented in conjunction with the exhibition ‘The Art of the Book’, on view now in Ridderhof Martin Gallery.

Ms. Hibben will discuss the history of artists’ books and the value of artists’ books in academic and studio programs.

Cheap Seats

Monroe 116

Movies for $1!

2:00 pm: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2