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  Events for September 30, 2013

Tai Chi Master is Back in Alfred!

- Location: Village Bandstand
(9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Tai Chi master Guigang Liu is back in Alfred and will give 3 sessions of Tai Chi classes from May to October! The schedule is as follows:

Spring Tai Chi class: 6 weeks from May 13 to June 21, 9-11 a.m. weekdays. Yijin Jing, Five-animal Exercises, 24-form Tai Chi, and Swimming dragon Tai Chi will be taught and practiced.

Summer Tai Chi class: 6 weeks from July15 to Aug. 23, 9-11 a.m. weekdays. "Swimming dragon Tai Chi Sword" will be added for this session.

Fall Tai Chi class: 6 weeks from Sept. 2 to Oct. 11, 9-11 a.m. weekdays. There will be Tai Chi Performance in mid-September for Moon Festival Celebration.

Place: Village Bandstand on Main Street in the Village of Alfred

These classes are sponsored by Confucius Institute at Alfred University and are free to the public!

Zumba Fitness Classes

- Location: Davis Gym
(4:45 PM - 5:45 PM)
- Link: Alfred Zumba Facebook page

Join the Party! Zumba Fitness classes, taught by Denise Eck, will be held from 4:45-5:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Davis Gym. Classes are $3 each for Alfred University faculty, staff and students. No need to sign up in advance. Just show up and dance!

’For the Bible Tells Me So’ - Screening & Discussion

- Location: Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center
(6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
- Attachment 1: ForTheBibleTellsMeSoPoster.pdf
Film Description:
Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how people of faith handle, or sometimes tragically fail to handle, having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard’s Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, "FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO" offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture
and sexual identity.

Discussion to follow the film regarding sexuality and religion facilitated by Wakoh Shannon Hickey, assistant professor of religious studies at Notre Dame University of Maryland.

Bishop Robinson will be on campus to present the Sibley Lecture the following evening, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Nevins Theater.

Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading

- Location: Gothic Chapel
(7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
The great Irish poet Seamus Heaney died on Aug. 30. A month later, Alfred University faculty, students, and community members are invited to gather for an evening of stories and poetry.

Bring your favorite Heaney poem to share, or any other poem/writing you think would be appropriate. The English Division will provide snacks.

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer

- Location: Knight Club
(7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Sigma Xi, the research honor society, is proud to host Dr. Jody Roberts of the Chemical Heritage Foundation as its Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Roberts will be giving a talk about "Re-inventing Green Chemistry" on Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Knight Club.