The Sun-Day Forecast 1/31/10

Here’s what you have to look forward to around JMU this week (other than Groundhog Day) :

Looking Through Broken Glass

For National Eating Disorders Awareness Month UPB, SWO, and the sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma are bringing speaker Stacey Prussman to campus this Monday. Stacey is a professional stand-up comedian, actress, and motivational speaker. Her presentation tells the personal story of her battle with eating disorders and how she struggled to overcome them. This presentation is brutally honest, with a sense of humor and discusses the media’s influence and the “smoke and mirrors” of magazines and TV.

Tim Blane Band

Come check out the Tim Blane Band this Wednesday in TDU at 8 PM

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.

Can It!

Help support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank while enjoying the music of three amazing bands. Eta Sigma Gamma and UPB are bringing Cicero, The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, and The Avenue to the Festival Ballroom. The event is this Thursday at 8 PM and admission is either 2 canned food items or $2.

Funny Freakin’ Friday with Michelle Buteau

From HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival and Last Comic Standing, Michelle Buteau will be performing her stand up for free this Friday night as part of UPB’s Funny Freakin’ Friday Series. As usual the event is from 8-9 PM in TDU.

This week at Grafton:


The Men Who Stare At Goats


Pirate Radio

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)

“Did You See Me Fall?”

Skiing and snowboarding can be very fun but also dangerous.  I started snowboarding during high school when I visited Vermont.  I went about four or five winters, took lessons, and learned how to make it down a mountain pretty well.  I was definitely not the next coming of Shaun White, though.

My twin brother and I did not wear helmets… we were way too cool for that.  One winter in Stratton, Vermont, my brother zipped by me on his board and got pretty far ahead.  When I eventually caught up with about a quarter of the trail left, I saw him lying down, defeated, on the snow.

“Are you alright?” I asked him.

“Yeah… I don’t know what happened.  Did you see me fall?”

“No, I was behind you; I missed the whole thing.”

“Yeah… I don’t know what happened.  Did you see me fall?”

“Uhh… no.  Are you sure you’re OK?”

“Yeah… I don’t know what happened.  Did you see me fall?”

At this point, I was completely freaked out.  So I did what any loving brother would do: I made him get back up and ride down the remaining quarter of the trail to the bottom.  We had the medics look at him.  He was diagnosed with a concussion.

Not surprisingly, my brother and I got helmets the following Christmas before we went to Vermont.

You should follow our example when you try out your skills at Massanutten Thursday nights this winter. We are co-sponsoring with UREC to bring back Ski Spree. We will be busing students up to the mountain to be able to ski at a reduced price. Hope to see you guys out there!

– Craig