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Purple Knight Weekly
April 17 - 23, 2017

  

 

 

 

 

Join us for our 7th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk. This year we're introducing a fun twist with Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Men, please bring and wear a pair of high heels during this one mile fun walk.  All donations go directly to the Center For Family Justice. The Walk is free, but UB Students are asked to give a suggested donation of $5. UB Faculty/Staff are asked for a suggested donation of $7. Community members are asked to donate $10. Groups of 5 UB Students are asked to donate $20. Prizes will be awarded for Largest Group and Largest Donation. The Walk kicks off at 11:30am in front on the Student Center. Register at ubwalkamileinhershoes.eventbrite.com

 

 You’re invited to celebrate the Class of 2017 at the Wisteria Ball!

Click here to purchase your ticket: https://bridgeport.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx

Log in with your UB id for access. You may need to create a profile before purchasing tickets.

 

 

 

Welcome Team

We are looking for friendly and energetic members of the UB Community to help welcome students and their families to the University of Bridgeport Community during fall move in (August 23rd and 27th).  Volunteers will help students with traffic flow, parking and moving items into the residence halls.  Volunteers can be students, faculty or staff.  For more information, please followhttp://orgsync.com/139900/forms/256722 to apply.  Applications are due May 5th.  For more information, please contact Craig Lennon at clennon@bridgeport.edu.

   

  

 
In This Issue

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  • Campus Announcements
  • Upcoming Events
 
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Campus Announcements

Climate Survey

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month - a time to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.  The Title IX Office is conducting a short survey of students on issues of sexual misconduct and relationship violence at UB.  The survey is confidential and should take 5-10 minutes to complete. 

You can access the survey at https://orgsync.com/113165/forms/255224.

 

Volunteers Needed!

Want to volunteer for commencement? The Office of Special Events is looking for help with the annual commencement ceremony.  Stop by Room 229 in the Student Center for more details!

 

Library Hours

Due to the library’s extended hours, the driving escort hours will change from its normal operating hours of

6pm-2am to 7pm-3am during the dates listed below.

 

 

Upcoming Events
Monday, April 17th

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Green Thumb. This an event geared towards educating students about green and sustainable designs. Arnold Bernhard Center, Room 508-C. Sponsored by ASID.

12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Public Speaking. Learn techniques to be an engaging and intelligent speaker. Wahlstrom Library, Room 500D. Sponsored by Academic Advising Center (AAC).

2:00 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Franklin Pierce. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Men's Baseball Team to victory. Harbor Yard. Sponsored by UB Athletics

2:30 p.m. Women’s Softball vs. Holy Family. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Women's Softball Team to victory. Seaside Park Softball Complex. Sponsored by UB Athletics

4:30 p.m. Women’s Softball vs. Holy Family. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Women's Softball Team to victory. Seaside Park Softball Complex. Sponsored by UB Athletics

5:00 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Franklin Pierce. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Men's Baseball Team to victory. Harbor Yard. Sponsored by UB Athletics.

5:00 p.m. Run Through Campus with RD Maliek. This run is designed for students to run at their own pace, gain confidence and be able to push past how they feel. With this run we will gain a mental strength to press through while starting a process of becoming physically fit. Come out and grow! Meet at the Student Center Front Steps of the Student Center. Sponsored by the Office of Housing, Residential Life, and Community Standards.

5:30 p.m. ThinkFast Game Show. Test your trivia knowledge for a chance to win prizes! Marina Dining Hall. Sponsored by the Student Programming Board.

6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Zumba. Summer bodies are made in the winter! Come out and have fun burning calories! Arnold Bernhard Center, Room 113. Sponsored by UB Wellness Club.

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Bi-Weekly Meeting. Come out and join us! John J. Cox Student Center, Room 207/209. Sponsored by Haitian Student Association.

8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Gospel Choir. In our weekly meetings, the gospel choir will have rehearsals. If you enjoy singing, come out and join us. Arnold Bernhard Center, Room 110. Sponsored by UB Gospel Choir.

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. General Board Meeting. Come out and discuss campus events and student involvement. John J. Cox Student Center, Private Dining Room. Sponsored by Student Programming Board.

 
Tuesday, April 18th

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Game Hour. Come out and have some fun for a cause! Health Sciences Center, Lawn. Sponsored by UBCNM Class of 2020.

12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Finals Prep. Students will learn specific study and time management techniques to master finals, manage stress, and avoid burnout. Wahlstrom Library, Room 500B. Sponsored by Academic Advising Center (AAC).

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Finals Prep. Students will learn specific study and time management techniques to master finals, manage stress, Mandeville, Room 18. Sponsored by Academic Advising Center (AAC).

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Breaking the Silence. Take part in the day of silence for sexual assault awareness and join in the panel discussion afterwards. John J. Cox Student Center, Social Room. Sponsored by Dean of Students and Campus Activities and Civic Engagement.

8:00 p.m. Live Band Karaoke. Be the lead singer in your favorite band! John J. Cox Student Center, Great Room. Sponsored by Student Programming Board.

8:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Weekly Meetings. Join our discussions on women’s empowerment and other current events affecting society. John J. Cox Student Center, Private Dining Room. Sponsored by We L.E.A.D.

8:40 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Carp Meeting. Come out and join the conversation! Carstenson Hall. Sponsored by Carp at UB.

9:00 p.m. Self Expression Series. This program is an opportunity for students  speak out on current issues and/or a time for just self expressions through different art forms. We will gain perspective and understanding together. University Hall, Activity Room. Sponsored by the Office of Housing, Residential Life, and Community Standards.

Wednesday, April 19th

12:00 p.m. UB Knight’s Birthday. Celebrate the Knight’s Birthday with us! Marina, the HUB. Sponsored by the Student Programming Board.

12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Meditation. Join us and relax, unwind,and center yourself. John J. Cox Student Center, Commuter Lounge. Sponsored by UB Wellness Club.

12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. “Feeling overwhelmed? Dealing with the stress of college? Students will learn tips to manage their stress. Wahlstrom Library, Room 500A. Sponsored by Student Support Services (SSS).       

12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Resume Workshop.  Come work on your resumes in an interactive setting with the help of the Career Development team! Wahlstrom Library, Discovery Pavilion. Sponsored by Center for Career Development (CDC).

2:30 p.m. Women’s Softball vs. Nyack. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Women's Softball Team to victory. Seaside Park Softball Complex. Sponsored by UB Athletics

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Finals Prep. Students will learn specific study and time management techniques to master finals, manage stress, Mandeville, Room 18. Sponsored by Academic Advising Center (AAC).

4:30 p.m. Women’s Softball vs. Nyack. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Women's Softball Team to victory. Seaside Park Softball Complex. Sponsored by UB Athletics

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Yoga with Professor O. Join the journey of stress reduction while maintaining physical health. John J. Cox Student Center, Commuter Lounge. Sponsored by UB Wellness Club.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Graduate Information Session. Students interested in graduate programs at UB are welcome to join us for info regarding the application process and program details. Mandeville, Lobby. Sponsored by Graduate Admissions.

6:30 p.m. A Broadway Celebration. The UB Chamber Singers, UB Percussion Group, and the University Singers present an evening of Breadway Medlies. ABC, Mertens Theater.

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. General Meeting. Come out and join us! John J. Cox Student Center, Social Room. Sponsored by Kueen Au Naturale.    

8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Lifesize. Come out and enjoy life size tic-tac-toe and Jenga supporting sexual assault awareness week. John J. Cox Student Center, Great Room. Sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

8:30 p.m. Self Expression Series. This program is an opportunity for students speak out on current issues and/or a time for just self-expressions through different art forms. We will gain perspective and understanding together. Bodine Hall, 1st Floor Lounge. Sponsored by the Office of Housing, Residential Life, and Community Standards.

8:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. General Meeting. Come out, learn about different African countries, and embrace your roots. John J. Cox Student Center, Room 207/209. Sponsored by African Student Association.

8:45 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Weekly Meeting. Join us for meetings and discuss current events affecting our world. Carson Hall, Room 152. Sponsored by Global Affairs Society.

9:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Club Meeting. Join us for our bi-weekly meetings to discuss sexual health topics and plan events for the semester. John J. Cox Student Center, Private Dining Room. Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Sexology.   

Thursday, April 20th

12:00 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Dist. Colombia. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Women's Lacrosse Team to victory. Knights’ Field. Sponsored by UB Athletics

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dance Hour. Come out and have some fun for a cause! Health Sciences Center, Lawn. Sponsored by UBCNM Class of 2020.

12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Manage Stress with Everyday Mindfulness. Need help dealing with your stress? Learn what to expect from mindfulness, how it differs from relaxation and how simple techniques can be woven into your everyday life to improve your emotional and physical well-being. Wahlstrom Library, Room 500B. Sponsored by Academic Advising Center (AAC).

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meditation with Professor Buller. Join us and relax, unwind,and center yourself. John J. Cox Student Center, Commuter Lounge. Sponsored by UB Wellness Club.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Power Yoga with Relaxation. Join us and relax, unwind,burn calories and center yourself. John J. Cox Student Center, Commuter Lounge. Sponsored by UB Wellness Club.

2:30 p.m. Women’s Softball vs. Molloy. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Women's Softball Team to victory. Seaside Park Softball Complex. Sponsored by UB Athletics.

4:30 p.m. Women’s Softball vs. Molloy. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Women's Softball Team to victory. Seaside Park Softball Complex. Sponsored by UB Athletics.

6:00 p.m. Run Through Campus with RD Maliek. This run is designed for students to run at their own pace, gain confidence and be able to push past how they feel. With this run we will gain a mental strength to press through while starting a process of becoming physically fit. Come out and grow! Meet at the Student Center Front Steps of the Student Center. Sponsored by the Office of Housing, Residential Life, and Community Standards.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ASA Afrobeat Karaoke. Come out and enjoy the African version of Karaoke. John J. Cox Student Center, Knights’ End. Sponsored by African Student Association.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Ballroom Practice. Like to dance? Team members will practice and teach routines to members and new comers in hopes of competing against other colleges. Arnold Bernhard Center, Room 110. Sponsored by UB Ballroom Team.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Church Service. Come out and here the word of God from a guest speaker and enjoying singing by the gospel choir. Let us fellowship together! Arnold Bernhard Center, Littlefield Theater. Sponsored by UB Gospel Choir.

Friday, April 21st

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sexual Assault Awareness Walk. Join the movement and help raise money and awareness of the prominence of sexual assault on college campuses. Ped Mall. Sponsored by Campus Activities and Civic Engagement.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ballroom Practice. Like to dance? Team members will practice and teach routines to other members and new comers in hopes of competing against other colleges. Arnold Bernhard Center. Room 110. Sponsored by UB Ballroom Team.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Greek BBQ. Have fun and enjoy food at the close of the Sexual Assault Awareness Walk! People’s Park. Sponsored by Greek Council.

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study. Come out and join us for bible study in Mandarin and English. Mandeville, Room 218. Sponsored by Bridges Bible Study.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Ballroom Gala. Like to dance? Come out for some social dancing, refreshments and free lessons. Arnold Bernhard Center. Room 110. Sponsored by UB Ballroom Team.

9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. DJ Spin Off. End the day with a bang! Watch DJ’s face off for the ultimate prize. No better way to spend a Friday night. All guests must be registered in advance through email with name and state ID information to bridgeportspb@gmail.com. $1 for students and guests. Ped Mall. Sponsored by Student Programming Board.

Saturday, April 22nd

12:00 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. St. Thomas Aquinas. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Men's Baseball Team to victory. Harbor Yard. Sponsored by UB Athletics

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Vinyasa/Yin Yoga. Join yoga instructor, Sharron, for a free Vinyasa and Yin Yoga mix class. John J. Cox Student Center, Commuter Lounge. Sponsored by UB Wellness Club.

3:00 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. St. Thomas Aquinas. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Men's Baseball Team to victory. Harbor Yard. Sponsored by UB Athletics.

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. UB Pride. Help us celebrate LGBTQ diversity and history. 3:00-4:30 p.m.: LGBTQ History Talk, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.: LGBTQ People of Color Panel, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Queeraoke. John J. Cox Student Center, Great Room. Sponsored by LGBTQ and Allies Club.

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Afroganza. An annual cultural event showcasing the different aspects of the African culture through music, food, dance and fashion. John J. Cox Student Center, Social Room. Sponsored by African Student Association.

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Bible Study. Come out and join us for bible study in Mandarin and English. Mandeville, Room 218. Sponsored by Bridges Bible Study.

7:00 p.m. Isaiah Wilson’s Senior Concert. Come out and hear UB's lead male singer during his senior recital! A concert showcasing the work he's done over the last four years. There will be music spanning many genres coming from the live musicians, so sing along to the ones you know. Bring your friends, send someone, & spread the word! You're sure to have a great time. Arnold Bernard Center, Littlefield Recital Hall. Sponsored by the Music and Performing Arts Department.

 
Sunday, April 23rd

1:00 p.m. Women’s Softball vs. St. Thomas Aquinas. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Women's Softball Team to victory. Seaside Park Softball Complex. Sponsored by UB Athletics.

3:00 p.m. Carnival. Fun, fun and more fun in the sun! Our annual Carnival is back and filled with good music, activities, food and so much more! Ped Mall. Sponsored by Student Programming Board.

3:00 p.m. Women’s Softball vs. St. Thomas Aquinas. Purple Knights Unite! Come cheer the Women's Softball Team to victory. Seaside Park Softball Complex. Sponsored by UB Athletics.

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