Beacon Briefs: The upcoming happenings on campus

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

Register for NEPA Sings

CASA of Luzerne County is hosting auditions for local singers to show of their skills and support CASA of Luzerne County. Auditions will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Kirby Center for the Creative Arts onWyoming Seminary’s Upper Campus in Kingston. Twelve vocalists will compete for the championship at the finals scheduled for Thursday, April 11. For more information register at
to audition. Walk-ins will not be allowed.

Women’s and Gender Studies Conference

Proposals for the Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference are now being accepted. Proposals are due Friday, Feb. 22 and may be submitted online. The theme is “New Narratives of Gender in the Media” and students, faculty, staff, and community members are all encouraged to participate in the conference. Sessions will include research presentations, panel disscussions, poster presentations, video screenings and performance art.  For more information abou the  conference please contact Professor Jennifer Thomas, director of Women’s and Gender Studies, at [email protected].

Celebrate the Lunar New Year

The Asian Cultural Society is hosting their Lunar New Year celebration on Friday Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be hosted in the ballroom of the second floor of the Henry Student Center. The event will be a celebration for the lunar new year and involve games, prizes, food, and performances.

Buddhist Meditation Sessions

Weekly meditation sessions that involve sitting and walking meditation will begin on Tuesday, Jan 29.  from 4:45 untl 5:30 p.m. They will be held on the  first floor of Kirby Hall in the Kirby Salon. On each Tuesday throughout the semester meditation sessions will be held in the style of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. For more information, email Dr. Paul at [email protected]. sessions are open to all student, faculty, staff, and community members who are interested.

Roses for your Valentine

The junior class is selling roses for Valentine’s Day. Prices are $3 for one rose, $15 for six roses and $25 for a dozen roses Roses are available in the following colors: red and pink. You can stop by the junior class table during club hours in the Henry Student Center on Feb. 5 and 7 or Feb. 12. You can also email [email protected]. Pre-orders are recommended, and roses will be ready for pick up on Feb. 15 during club hours. For more information of if you have any questions please email [email protected].

Tours with the Sordoni Art Gallery

Want to interact with other students, schedule tours with the Sordoni Art Gallery. Check out the Art Gallery’s website to learn more about current and upcoming exhibitions and to sign up for a tour. For additional information, please contact Sordoni Art Gallery assistant director, Nikki Lewis, at [email protected].

Save the date for Council of the Clubs

Student Government will be holding their Council of the Clubs meeting for all SG recognized clubs on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Breiseth 107. All club presidents and treasurers are required to attend the meeting. Food and refreshments will also be provided. For any questions or concerns please email [email protected].

Sign up for Spring Intramurals

If you are interested in joining or creating a intramural volleyball or basketball team please email [email protected]. The deadline to sign-up for intramurals is Friday, Feb. 22.

Student Development Shopping Trip

Mall shopping shuttles will be held on Feb. 24, Mar. 31 and Apr. 28 to Walmart, Target and the Wyoming Valley Mall from noon to 4 p.m. Please email [email protected] for any further questions.

e-Mentor Applications Available

Student Development is now accepting applications for the 2019 First Year Students e-Mentor Program. For those interested, please stop by the Information Desk in the SUB to pick an application. Student Development will also be hosting information sessions to provide more details on the program. For any questions or concerns please contact Student Deveopment at 570-408-4645 or through email [email protected]

Attend Sexual Jeopardy program

BACCHUS Club will be sponsoring the annual Sexual Jeopardy program on Feb. 5 in the Henry Student Center Ballroom from 9 to 10 p.m. If you have any questions or if you would like to participate in on of the four teams please contact [email protected].