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  Events for September 3, 2015

’Doggie Hamlet’ by Ann Carlson

- Location: nevermoor farm located at 593 Lever Hill Rd. Andov
(9:00 AM - 10:15 AM)
Recent Doris Duke Artist awardee, artist, and choreographer Ann Carlson will preview her work "Doggie Hamlet" at nevermoor farm in Andover.

Approximately one hour in length, "Doggie Hamlet" takes place in a lush green meadow and is performed by four (human) performers, an American Sign Language interpreter, three herding dogs, and a flock of sheep. This interdisciplinary work combines contemporary dance, classic narrative structure, and elements from competitive sheep herding trials.

"Doggie Hamlet" mines the territory of human and non-human relationship, delves into the hierarchy of domestication and wildness, and explores instinct, memory, family, and loss.

The preview performances will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 and at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at the nevermoor farm located at 593 Lever Hill Road, Andover.

Free Admission. Questions?

Bergren Forum - HEOP-style Retention

- Location: Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center
(12:10 PM - 1:00 PM)
The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provost’s Office will be meeting at 12:10 P.M. on Thursday, Sept. 3 in the Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.

Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

Speaker: Nadine Shardlow
Topic: "What Yo Momma Said - An Intrusive Approach to Retention HEOP Style"

Alfred University’s Director of Opportunity Programs will talk about why the intrusive support and advisement of students in the program provided them with the structure and discipline that so many young people lack today. This structure allows them to navigate the various "systems" they encounter and succeed at AU and beyond.

Yoga Classes

- Location: Multipurpose room, McLane Annex
(5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
All levels welcome.

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

All donations will go to the Alfred-to-Kumbo fundraising project to help create libraries and health clinics in villages in Cameroon.

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Career Talk with The White Page Collective

- Location: Binns Merrill Hall 106 (Room C)
(5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Career Talk with The White Page Collective: Alanah Luger-Guillaume, Kathryn Sheldon, Alexis Stiteler, and Rebecca Spangentha in conjunction with their exhibition at the Cohen Gallery.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Binns Merrill Hall 106 (Room C) Sponsored by the Career Development Center.

Mass and Pizza Party Picnic

- Location: St. Jude Chapel & Student Lounge
(5:15 PM - 7:30 PM)
- Attachment 1: Pizza Party Picnic
- Attachment 2: St. Jude Map
Join us for Mass and an outdoor pizza party!

Thursday, Sept. 3
Mass - 5:15 p.m.
Pizza Party - 6 p.m.

Join us for all or part of the time - whatever fits your schedule!

El cafecito: Cooking Lesson - Guacamole

- Location: AU Language House, 12 Park Street
(5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Please join us for the first El cafecito of the 2015 - 16 academic year!

El cafecito is AU’s Spanish Culture and Conversation Club which meets for one hour, once a week for people of all levels looking to practice their Spanish speaking skills through various activities including games, dance lessons, food and more!

Please join us this week for a delicious Cooking Lesson...learn to make and enjoy, fresh, homemade GUACAMOLE!

Potions Lecture (Harry Potter’s World)

- Location: Scholes 221
(7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
- Link: Harry Potter's World at the AU Libraries

"What If Magic Were Real?: Modern Technology, Love Potions, Veritaserum, Elixirs of Life, Liquid Luck, and Liquid Death"
Dr. John D’Angelo
With rare exceptions (like polyjuice potion), potions with the capabilities of those in Harry Potter exist in real life. Other forms of "magic," such as summoning spells, the Imperius Curse, and even flying are not 100% fiction. Together, we will journey through some descriptions and explanations of some of the "magic" that surrounds us daily, and which we rarely notice.