E-bulletin for Monday, March 28, 2011

Lectures This Week

Note: April 1 is the last day to drop classes and earn a ‘W’

Starting this week, Core is collecting video content for two projects: a video for the Core website and a video to celebrate the sophomores who have completed two years in the Core Curriculum. To do this we need help from Freshmen and Sophomores to stop by the Core office to sign out a Flip Video camera for a day. Give us your best 2-4 minute take and return the camera and file to the office. We want to see funny, engaging, thoughtful, nostalgic or serious reflections on Core texts and experiences. Use your imagination, you can parody a moment from a text or a lecture, or just tell us why you love the Core! All videos should be submitted by April 15. The makers of the top 2 video clips in first and second year will each win a Flip Video camera. Edited versions of the files will be shown at the Core Banquet on May 4.

Calliope presents the swashbuckling nineteenth-century play, Cyrano de Bergerac, this Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2 at 7:00 PM in CGS 511. Tickets are $5 and are available in CAS 119.

Do your part to tread lightly on the environment. Registration has begun to participate in the Core Ecolympics, April 1-15. There is a lot to see and do with the Ecolympics: on Thursday, March 31, see the documentary film “Home” and what we have done to the planet in 50 years! Pizza at 6:45, film at 7 PM in CAS B-36.

Also, a walk along the Arboretum on Sat. April 2 beginning at 9 AM. Check out the calendar for more events: http://www.bu.edu/core/ecolympics/calendar.

There are a limited number of tickets available to see F. Murray Abraham in Shakespere’s The Merchant of Venice on Wed. March 30 at 7:30 PM at the Emerson Majestic Theatre. Tickets are available in CAS 119 for $5.

Coming Up
Friday, April 8: come to the annual Aristophanes play reading pitting students from Core and Classics against faculty in a retelling of the Greek comic play, The Wasps. See students try to cure their professors of an addiction to becoming Deans. Profs Eckel, Nelson, Esposito, Roochnik and others will appear in various ridiculous roles, and all this will be introduced by free pizza and the Jim Jackson, Brian Jorgensen, Wayne Snyder and Jay Samons Blues band — and end with our traditional phallic procession. CAS Stone B50, 5:00 ? pizza; 5:30 – the band; 6:30 – the show. Come for some or all — and bring your friends.

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