The Sun-Day Forecast 1/25/10

Hope that everyone is having a great start to the spring semester! When you feel like you need a break as the classwork picks up, you should check out these events around campus this week:

Student Org Night

Feel like you could be getting more out of your college experience? All the Student Ambassadors would be happy to brag about JMU’s 300+ organizations on campus. There’s sure to be something out there thats just right for you (….like UPB’s PIT Crew) so come out to Festival tonight from 7 to 9 PM to get more info about getting involved.

How To Series: Me Fit

So it’s been a little over three weeks since we all set aside goals that we promised ourselves that we’d actually follow through with this year. Despite the good intentions, the crowds at the gym are thinning and more of us cave to the food cravings every day. UPB’s here to help. We have Heather Driver from Student Wellness and Outreach talking about losing weight in healthy ways.

Ski Spree

Looking to show off your skills on the Massanutten slopes? Sign up with UREC to ski Thursday nights from 4:30 to 10:30 PM this winter at a special discount.

Fiesta Night

Get excited for our Fiesta Night! You have another chance to learn how to salsa dance from the Latin Dance Club in TDU this Friday from 10 PM to 1 AM.

This week at Grafton

7:00 Paranormal Activity – “After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban ‘starter’ tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.” (from Paramount Pictures)

9:30 The Box – “Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger, delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don’t know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.” (from Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Sun-Day Forecast 11/1/09

This week around the JMU community (other than the start of everyone’s favorite “No-Shave-November”):

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Wong Fu ProductionsWong Fu Productions
Wong Fu Productions, one of the most influential Asian groups in the media, is comprised of three men who reach out and express their beliefs on Asian culture. They produce music and very entertaining videos, as well as spreading Asian awareness in the communities in which they visit. They will be talking to the audience about who they are and what they represent as well as sharing some of their videos and music. The event will be Tuesday from 6:00-9:30 PM in Grafton.

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Advanced Screening of The Fourth KindThe Fourth Kind
Our on-campus movie theater is getting a special advanced screening of the thrilling and very scary The Fourth Kind starring Milla Jovovich. The events in the film are based on the true events surrounding one psychologist’s investigations into one remote area’s claims of alien activity. The film is open to 400 JMU students for free, so make sure to come by the UPB office to pick up your pass before the show Wednesday at 10:00 PM.

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RDU Winner ShowRumble Down Under Winner: Stay At Home Greg’s Show

Stay at Home Greg, the band that wowed the judges and fans alike last week is having their very own concert on the Commons Friday at 6:00 PM. Come check JMU’s up-and-coming band perform and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.

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Funny Freakin’ FridaysErik Griffin

The Black Student Alliance and UPB are bringing comedian Erik Griffin, as seen on Showtime and Comedy Central, to Taylor Down Under this Friday at 8:00 PM. His multicultural background inspires many hilarious rants and this Friday is sure to be a night that will leave your sides hurting from laughing so hard.

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picture from schlagerblog.blogspot.comFiesta Night

Right after Funny Freakin’ Friday ends, the Latin Dance Club and UPB are hosting a Fiesta Night on Friday from 10:00 PM-1:00 AM in TDU. Even if you aren’t already a lord of the dance LDC will be teaching salsa, merengue, and bachata. The event is completely free and promises to be a night you’ll remember!

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Matinee Film Series: (500) Days of Summerpicture from scraboblog.wordpress.com

The Matinee Film for November is already a cult classic. Grafton will remind you of a day at the beach with the decorations for this month’s installment of the Matinee Film Series (who doesn’t love beach balls?). There will be a romantic film trivia game, with a “Date Pack” prize. Also come share your summer love stories on the giant sunflower we’re constructing in the movie theater this Sunday!

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