Celebrate University Week!

Sunday, October 24 – Saturday, October 30, 2010

In recognition of Salem State officially becoming a university on October 26, all members of the SSU community are invited to several special events, including the SGA’s U-NITE night on Monday and University Day on Tuesday.

Sunday, October 24

1 to 4 pm
Haunted Happenings, Ellison Campus Center
The Student Government Association will holds its annual free Halloween celebration for all Salem children and children of all members of the Salem State community. The activities are geared towards children ages four through ten and include: face painting, temporary tattoos, donut eating contests, musical chairs, pumpkin decorating, a moon bounce, and a haunted house.

2 pm
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Callan Studio
They were on the verge of something new, at the start of a new century. New ideas—in science, in art—are the topics of the table between Picasso and Einstein, before they are famous, before their ideas change the world. Picasso at the Lapin Agile is Steve Martin’s first full-length play and won the 1996 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play and Best Writer.
Advanced tickets advised; $15 general/$10 students and seniors/free for students with SSU ID

Monday, October 25

11 am to 12:30 pm
Faculty Reflections: What University Status Means for Salem State, Veterans Hall

U-NITE Night
4:30 to 7:30 pm
Block Party, Central Campus
Join the Central Campus Block Party on the grounds of Marsh Hall featuring many different fun and interactive events. The Commons Dining Hall on North Campus will be closed this night as all students are invited to attend the Marsh Hall cookout. In the case of inclement weather, cookouts will be offered in both Marsh and the Commons Dining Hall, with entertainment available at each location.

9 pm to 1 am
Countdown Carnival, O’Keefe Center
Celebrate this historic occasion as we countdown to midnight when Salem State officially becomes a university! Many different activities are planned including athletic exhibitions and contests! Countdown to midnight and celebrate our new status!

Tuesday, October 26

UNIVERSITY DAY– Dress down in Salem State gear
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
U-cake for lunch, Dining Commons on North Campus and Marsh Dining

2:30 to 4 pm
University Day Ceremony, Marsh Dining
Join us for the official event marking Salem State becoming a university! President Patricia Maguire Meservey will welcome our community members, and then have your photo taken in front of a green screen, sign a special banner, enter a raffle to win SSC gear, and be entertained by the dance team and members of the student jazz band. No matter where you are, you can join the celebration. Watch the action here.

4:30 to 6:30 pm
University Day Steak Night, Dining Commons on North Campus and Marsh Dining

6 to 8 pm
Eight Cultures One Fight: The Fight Against Breast Cancer, hosted by the PRSSU, Veterans Hall

Wednesday, October 27

5 to 6:30 pm
Book signing, Central Campus Dining Commons
Featured authors include: Chris Fauske, Perry Glasser, Chris Hudson, Kani Sathasivam, Yvonne Vissing, and Jamie Wilson.

7 pm
Salem State Sings!, Recital Hall
A fundraiser to showcase the university's vocal talents, the event supports the Sandra B. Fowler Memorial Scholarship Fund. The late Professor Fowler was a well-respected and loved member of the communications department.

Thursday, October 28

6:30 pm
English department fundraiser, Veterans Hall (talk will take place in MLK Room at 7:30 pm)

7 pm
Women’s Volleyball v. Framingham State, Twohig Gym

9 pm to 1 am
Halloween Dance, South Campus Gym (sponsored by Multicultural Student Association)

Saturday, October 30

12 pm
Women’s Field Hockey v. Framingham State, Alumni Field

3 pm
Women’s Soccer v. Mass Maritime Academy, Alumni Field

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