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10-16-2014 Honors Weekly Updates
Honors Float Takes First Place in Homecoming Parade!
HPSO is happy to announce that they took first place in the UND Homecoming Parade with their No Place Like Sweet Home UND float. Thank you to all students who helped create this theme, build the float, and walk in the parade as Oz characters. They were a big hit overall, but especially with the kid demographic!
Leaf Raking for Global Friends on October 18th-19th
The fall leaf raking project needs volunteers for October 19th. It's a great opportunity for students to complete their service learning hours, and with the matching grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, we can make a bit impact for Global Friends.
Posters for the project can be found in the hallways. You can contact Anna Huss at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign up.
Students who rake leaves on the weekend of the 18th and 19th will also be entered into a drawing for two Black Keys tickets for their Minneapolis concert on October 24th and a Hell's Kitchen gift card!
Theater Opportunity at the Empire Arts Theater
The Empire Theater Company is currently putting on Doubt: A Parable at the Empire Arts Theater. Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley was the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.
Set in 1964 against the backdrop of an America in the midst of change, a progressive young Priest's conduct comes under question by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, a veteran nun twice his age. As questions begin to plague her, Sister Aloysius finds herself consumed by doubt in an ancient institution that once provided the comforts of community, certainty, and faith. For mature audiences.
The play runs from the 16th to the 18th this weekend.
UND Clothesline Project and 'Take Back the Night' rally scheduled for Oct. 13-17
The University of North Dakota Women's Center will host the 19th annual display of the North Dakota Clothesline Project Oct. 13-16, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the UND Memorial Union Ballroom.
In addition, the "Take Back the Night Rally" will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The keynote speaker at the Take Back the Night Rally will be Karyn Hippen, Mayor of Thompson, N.D.
Hippen is a survivor of sexual abuse and has also overcome the struggles of being in a domestic violent relationship. Hippen will share her story and the effect violence has had on her life. The public is encouraged to come and listen to Hippen as she shares her experience of abuse, how she overcame those struggles and what she has learned from it.
After Hippen speaks, a march will take place. Everyone is welcome to join the march. The march will start on the north side of University Avenue near the Memorial Union and will proceed to Princeton Street and then back to the Memorial Union on the south side of University Avenue. This march represents taking a unified stance against violence. It brings the community together to speak out and work toward ending violence.
Take Back the Night is an opportunity for people to have a voice against violence. By bringing in a speaker to this event, people are given the opportunity to talk and discuss these topics with each other.
The purpose of the Clothesline Project is to increase awareness of violence in North Dakota. The Clothesline Project is to bear witness to the survivors and the victims of violence, to educate the community about the dynamics of violence and help with the healing process for those who have lost a loved one or are survivors of violence.
The project features decorated t-shirts representing stories told by survivors, family members and/or friends of victims. This year, the Women's Center will be incorporating shawls that people will be able to decorate along with the t-shirts.
"Shawls are held in high esteem by Native women. We feel giving the option of decorating a shawl in place of a t-shirt helps bring awareness to violence against native women and moves us towards being more culturally inclusive," said Jackie Hoffarth, a graduate student assistant at the UND Women's Center.
The Clothesline Project will continue going green this year. They will be using a QR Code that individuals with smartphones will be able to use to get more information about violence. This change, along with other additions to the project is based on student/community feedback.