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    Craft Night

    Craft Night will be held Feb. 12 from 7-10 PM in the Union Ballroom. Approximately 17 tables will be set up with a variety of crafts. ‘They can hop table to table, meet people and do their own thing,’ said Janice Costanzo, craft center coordinator. Costanzo encourages everyone to attend. People can stay as little or as long as they like.

    Available crafts will include painting wind chimes, sun catchers and magnets. Beads can be made into key chains and necklaces. There will be a table to make Valentine’s Day cards and to do scratch art. Sample boards have been made and will be on display to illustrate creative options and to give ideas. Many of the crafts are aimed to help students decorate their dorm rooms.

    Members of the recently formed Craft Club will be on hand to assist everyone, otherwise creativity is the rule. This is a free event and snacks will be provided.

    Darwin Day

    Darwin Day will take place Feb. 15 in the SAC. The purpose of Darwin Day is ‘to improve the public understanding of the evolutionary sciences and the life and work of Charles Darwin while working to bridge the gap between science and society,’ according to the Darwin Day organizers’ website.

    To create awareness, from 10 AM-5 PM in the SAC lobby, information tables will be set up. Students will be able to see animals, plants and fossils, as well as ask questions. Also, there will be a series of videos shown in the SAC Ballroom B ,starting at 10 AM. They include, ‘The Evolutionary Arms Race,’ ‘Why Sex?’ and ‘Extinction.’ At 7:30 PM, there will be a lecture in the SAC auditorium, ‘Making of the Fittest,’ which will be given by Sean Carroll, Howard Hughes Professor at the University of Wisconsin.

    There will be a panel discussion Feb. 16 to conclude events on the topic ‘Faith and Science: Is there an interface?’ and that will be in ESS 001 at 7:30pm.

    Black History Month Lectures

    ‘The Mothers of Revolution’ lecture will be held Feb. 13 from 8:30-11 PM in SAC 304. Topics will include the role of black women in important political, cultural and social movements. It is being sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and MALIK Fraternity, Inc.

    ‘Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence & Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910,’ is a part of the Provost Lecture Series and will be held on Feb. 14 from 4-6 PM in the SAC auditorium. Dr. Kali Nicole Gross, Drexel University, will discuss her book Colored Amazons, which is an analysis of crimes, prosecution and imprisonment of Black women in Philadelphia. This event is being sponsored by the Department of African Studies.

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