Who? Every member of every dorm on campus! Each dorm plays for itself, winning dorm gets the prize (and bragging rights). Don’t worry, energy counts are done per person, so all dorms are on an even playing field.
What? A dorm energy competition to use the least amount of energy possible. Energy use will be counted by % decrease (from the previous week). Tips on how to save energy are posted below. Creative team strategy is encouraged.
When? Monday, November 9th at noon until Saturday, November 14 at noon. That means Friday’s room parties should all happen in the dark…
Where? Energy use in each dorm is counted specifically for that dorm.
Why? Because our campus is going green!
How? Energy meters were installed recently in each dorm, so now we have the technology to do this. Below is the info for accessing the metering website so you can monitor the energy use of each dorm during the battle.
Prize? FREE T-SHIRTS to members of the winning dorm, and, of course, the satisfaction of being champions.
Sponsored by ConnPIRG’s Global Warming Solutions, SGA, and Green Campus
The TREEhouse is hosting an art competition with the winner receiving $100 and his/her artwork displayed on campus.
Best pieces will use local, natural, or recycled materials, so put your artistic skill to good use and help save the planet.
The deadline is November 9th. All entries may be submitted to either 125 Allen Place or the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement (Mather basement, next to the bookstore).
For more information, please contact Giuliani Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s a new class starting this week at Alchemy Juice Bar (201 New Britain Avenue, right across the street from campus):
West African Percussion with Aaron Greenberg
Wednesdays @ 7pm
$8 for students (with school ID)
This class will explore the rich and sophisticated percussion ensemble music of West Africa; in particular that which was first devised in the time of the Mali Empire, and continues to be played today in the nations we now know as Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. West African music is by nature vibrant and exuberant, full of laughter and joy. This class caters to all levels and will be helpful to you whatever your goals with the drums may be. Serious students of music who approach this class with diligence, dedication, and a penchant for exhaustive practice can expect a greatly enhanced fluency on the djembe and dununs, the ability to make the drums speak and sing (and to make others dance). More casual players who approach this class with an open mind, ready hands, and a smile can expect to make a lot of new friends, learn some of the funkiest rhythms ever to funk a funk, and generally have a lot more fun than they ever thought could fit into a Wednesday evening!