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  Events for March 31, 2017

Writing Center Pizza and Pedagogy (faculty discussion)

- Location: Alumni Lounge/Kenyon Allen, PCC
(12:15 PM - 1:00 PM)
Once again, the Writing Center is sponsoring a Pizza and Pedagogy lunchtime discussion on how to help your students become better writers when writing is not the main point of your class. The topic for this year is building on writing skills taught in our first year writing classes. The majority of our students take Writing I and/or II in their first year. So by the time they get to their upper division classes, their writing should be perfect, right? Not so much. Apart from the fact that writing is a skill that takes time to develop, students often don’t transfer the skills they’ve learned in their introductory writing class(es) to their other classes. There obviously isn’t time to completely reteach writing in every class, but possibly we can encourage transfer of skills by explicitly making connections to what the students have already learned. To start off the discussion, Allen Grove will provide an overview of skills taught in Writing I and II and Mary McInnes will talk about ways she explicitly builds on those skills in art history classes without sacrificing content. Come share your ideas and successes with fellow faculty or just listen. Pizza will be served. RSVP to Vicky Westacott, fcobb@alfred.edu (so I know how much pizza to order).

March Women's and Gender Studies Roundtable

- Location: Judson Leadership Center
(12:20 PM - 1:10 PM)
The March Women's and Gender Studies Roundtable will be on Friday, March 31, from 12:20 - 1:10 p.m. in the Judson Leadership Center. The presenter will be Laurie McFadden, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and University Archivist. Her topic will be "The Feminist Origins of Wonder Woman." This presentation will cover Wonder Woman's roots in the early suffrage and birth control movements and how she was specifically created to promote the idea of women as strong, independent leaders. The WGST roundtables are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
If you would like to present at a future WGST roundtable, please contact Sandra Singer at: fsinger@alfred.edu

Traditional Shabbat Dinner

- Location: Hillel House
(6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Hillel is back and better than ever! This week we will be serving a traditional dinner of roast chicken, vegetable, starch, bread, and beverages! The combination for success! Dinner costs $5 to attend, or is included in your Hillel membership ($25/semester (includes a free mug!)) AN RSVP IS MANDATORY! Please RSVP to HILLEL@ALFRED.EDU by NOON on Thursday if you plan to attend!

A special invitation from the Women's Leadership Academy

- Location: The Judson Leadership Institute
(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
- Attachment 1: Flyer
If you are interested in becoming a future member
and learning more about the academy from current
members please join us for our Pajama party/
Movie night where we will be serving free pizza,
cookies and other refreshments.
* The person with the best pajama ensemble will
get the chance to win a 10$ gift card

Women's Leadership Academy Popcorn/Movie Night Event

- Location: Judson Leadership Center
(8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
- Link:

Women's Leadership Academy is hosting a Popcorn/movie night on March 31st including fun games, free pizza, cookies and other refreshments. This event will give you the opportunity to learn more about the academy and talk to current members of academy on campus.

It’s a free event that starts at 8 pm and you can come in with any questions about the application process (help with essays, interview prep), the academy or just drop in and make new friends. We recommend that you come dressed in your PJs since the person with the best pajama ensemble will win a 10$ gift card but it’s optional.

Comedian: John Fisher

- Location: Knight Club
(9:30 PM - 11:00 PM)
John Fisher is a musician and comedian. He will be performing in the Knight Club at 9:30pm on Friday March 31st.