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    Cool Things to Do on Campus

    It’s the spring semester already, and with it comes tons of things to do around campus. So many things that some are ones you may not have even heard of! So we at the Statesman decided to give you a few choice activities which are worth filling up your busy (or not so busy) spring schedule.

    Free Exercise Classes at the Gym These are, of course, not limited to the spring semester and are held all year. However, there’s something about spring that inspires the sign-up. Whether it’s what we eat over the holidays or the desire to fit in our bikinis, these exercise classes do much more than just work. Number one: They are free! Take it from someone who took the hip hop class last semester – they are fun as hell. They offer everything from abs to belly dancing to cardio to the intense cycling which, I heard from a friend definitely, whips you into shape. Just go to for the spring schedule.

    Dinner ‘ A Movie: “Grease” If you’re going to sit around with your roommates in your dorm room and complain there is nothing on television, you might as well lay around and take in a dinner and movie. On January 30 at 7:00 PM, come and relive the ’50s with an old favorite. The event, hosted by FSA, offers the food and film at the SAC. So why not do the dinner and the movie scene only seconds away from your room without spending any money?

    Contact Information Phone: 632-6770

    $4 Movie Tickets at any Loewes Theater if you buy it at the SAC! I bet all of us can say we have been to the AMC Loewes movie theater seconds away on Rt. 347 and paid full price. But why? Just go to the ticket booth in the SAC and show them your ID card. You get a ticket for $4 no matter what movie you want to see, and they also give you coupons for a small drink and popcorn.

    Is the Smithhaven mall starting to get old? Try out some new shops – the outlets alone can fill up a whole entire day! Tanger Outlets: 1770 West Main St., Suite 200, Riverhead, 800- 407-4894, 631-369-2732.

    Intramurals Whether you’re the shoo-in for the poker tournament, have a chance in the bench pressing competition, or are just crazy about white water rafting, Stony Brook’s Intramural and Recreational Events site has something for everyone. Check out:, with registration deadlines for soccer, softball, volleyball, and dodgeball on March 12, and basketball on January 29, you’d better hurry to sign-up fast.

    SBU Annual Super Bowl Party Still trying to figure out super bowl plans? If you’re completely stumped, why not celebrate it Stony Brook style at the SBU Union’s Annual Super Bowl Party on February 4 from 6-10 PM at the End of the Bridge Restaurant? Call 632-6770 for further information.

    Executive Chef’s Kitchen If you love to cook, or just love to eat free, come down to Kelly Dining. This program includes a variety of free – yes, absolutely free – demonstrations on how to make and create dishes from all over the world on your own. The demonstrations, which are held Monday through Thursday nights, cover everything from cake decorating to Thai cuisine. Participants get to sample the delicious dishes made by the featured chef of the night. They teach healthy lifestyle recipes and introduce vegan and vegetarian cooking techniques as well. Times and locations of the events can be found on the Stony Brook web site under “Campus Dining” in the For Students Section.

    Staller Center Film Screenings! If the AMC Loews is just too far away for some of you, the Staller Center for the Arts right on campus offers Friday night films throughout each semester. For the 2007 Spring Semester you can see all twelve movies offered with a $20 pass (with student ID) but if only some of the featured presentations interest you, single tickets are also sold at the Staller Center Box Office (limited quantities) for $5 with your student ID. The first film screening to kick off the season is House of Sand (Casa de Areia) on Friday, February 2, 2007.

    For more information on this and other events, the entire line-up, and tickets, call (631) 632-ARTS, visit, or drop by the Center itself.

    Rooting for the Seawolves at Home Games! The Sports Complex is more than just the gym. It’s also the home of Stony Brook’s NCAA Division I Seawolves and this semester gets rolling with the first Men’s Basketball game (part of the America East Conference) on Thursday, January 25 at 7pm against University of Maine’s Black Bears. All students, faculty, staff and supporters are welcome to join Wolfie at this and many of the Seawolves’ home games.

    For complete schedules and information, visit Stony Brook’s Official Athletics Site at

    Influence Campus Activities and More! Ever wonder who comes up with all the cool stuff to do on campus? Both the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Organization come up with school sponsored events and activities for the thousands of students who are on campus everyday. Along with these two groups, the Student Activities Board, a USG agency encourages undergraduates to pitch ideas, opinions, and views on upcoming things to do and offer the UG community. The SAB holds General Body Meetings at 7pm at SAC 302.

    For more information in participating in and with USG, their office is SAC Suite 202. GSO’s office is located in the Computer Science Building in Room 2105.

    Revel in the Greek Life! Stony Brook’s fraternities and sororities offer students plenty of opportunities and events to explore Greek life and have fun both on and off campus. The Inter-Fraternity and Sorority Council (IFSC) hosts events at the beginning of each semester and individual fraternities and sororities sponsor their own activities. This semester, IFSC welcomes everyone with a who-can-really-resist Chocolate Factory event. Taste all the chocolately goodness on Wednesday, January 31 during Campus Lifetime from 12:30pm – 2:30pm at SAC Ballroom A.

    IFSC Events and other organizations’ activities are routinely held at the Student Activities Center. For more information on SAC events, call (631) 632-9392.

    Experience Art at SAC! The Student Activities Center is also home to its very own art gallery, one of various on campus, including the University Art Gallery at the Staller Center and the Melville Library Gallery. Gallery Shows are typically free for anyone wandering by when it’s open on Tuesdays to Fridays from 11am-5pm. The airy, open space features a wide variety of multimedia exhibits and traditional and nontraditional works organized by Interim Gallery Coordinator Keith Miller and Gallery Assistant James Pearson. Shows and exhibits rotate regularly.

    Contact the SAC Art Gallery at [email protected] or call the Student Activities Office at (631) 632-9392. The Gallery’s website is

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