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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Events around campus

1)“The Green Show on the Green” on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Mountainlair Green. This event is a partnership between the WVU Young Democrats, Well WVU, the WVU Office of Sustainability, and the WVU recycling program.  The purpose of this event is to raise environmental awareness and sustainability on campus on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  It will feature artists from local bands The Greens, One Hundred Hurricanes and The Emperors, and will be a sustainability fair. There will also be an auction for a bicycle and a Dahon charger, which recharges cell phones and iPhones by pedaling a bicycle. Tables will be provided on the Mountainlair Green for your organization to set up an informational booth.
2)  WVU's International Student Organization (ISO) wants to invite you and the members of your student organization to participate in our first ever Talent ShowSaturday April 17th at 6:00pm in Eiesland Hall Auditorium (Room G24)Although this event is sponsored by ISO, it will be open to all students regardless of background!
3)On Sunday afternoon April 11, an interfaith service will be held to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust. Inaugurated in 1951, Yom HaShoah, as it is know in Hebrew, is a day of memorial and education. The service will take place at 4 pm at Tree of Life Synagogue, 242 South High Street. Persons from faith communities throughout the area will be participating. WVU President James P. Clements will introduce a 24-hour continuous reading of Holocaust victims’ names April 13th-14th in the front lobby of the Mountainlair (In front of the ticket office). Closing remarks will be made by Social Work Professor Dr. Neal Newfield.  WVU Hillel would like to extend a warm welcome to participate, read a few names, or just visit our 14th Annual “Unto Every Person There is a Name” Holocaust Memorial Program. 
4) All across the country, Habitat for Humanity participates in what is called Act! Speak! Build! Week. This is a week designed to raise awareness for people living in poverty and substandard housing all across the globe. WVU's campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity is doing our annual Sleep Out on the Green. We will have lots of opportunities to win a wide variety of gift certificates to various restaurants. Competitions will range from relay races, to hammering contests, to eating contest, and more. The biggest event of the evening will be the cardboard shack building contest. We have the green reserved ALL night, so if you desire, we will also be sleeping outside on the green.

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