Narrowing it down: top 5 events on campus this week

Well, we’re back! Winter finally came. Registration seemed more stressful and disorienting than usual. Everyone is sort of getting re-adjusted. Here are a few suggestions to keep you busy as the semester gets underway again.

State of the Union Party — Tuesday, January 24 @ 8:30pm, PAC Film Viewing Room.
It’s that time of year again. Join SLC politics faculty and the SLC Democrats to watch Obama’s State of the Union address. This year’s promises to be particularly pertinent. 2011 was far from uneventful in the political sphere — Osama, the end of the war in Iraq, Occupy _____, etc. Come hear what Obama has to say.

La Table Francaise — Wednesdays @ 12:30pm, Faculty Dining Room
Have you been yearning for another opportunity to practice your French before jetting off for a year in Paris? Or, have you just returned and are anxious to keep sounding like a Parisian? Well, now there is a French Table in Bates, designed just for you! Head to the faculty dining room between 12:30 and 2pm every Wednesday.

A ‘Summer of Translation’ in Buenos Aires Informational Meeting — Thursday, January 26 @ 5:30pm, Westlands 104
Okay, so maybe it’s just me, but this new study abroad program seems like the best thing since sliced bread. Spending a month in Buenos Aires learning about translation? Yes, please. Come to the information session to find out more.

MISCAST Cabaret — Thursday, January 26 @ 8:30pm, Slonim Living Room
Sandcastle Productions is promising an evening of raucous entertainment. The cast members have each chosen a song that intentionally doesn’t fit his or her typecast. Combined, the set should make for an evening of slight confusion and lots of humor.

Sustainability Forum — Saturday, January 28 @ 8:45am (til 12noon), Donnelley Lecture Hall
The Forum this Saturday connecting Sarah Lawrence to the grander sustainability-oriented community promises to engage a series of crucial debates and questions about moving forward. Elected officials, municipal staff, and committees are all convening to lay out a plan for 2012. Come to Heimbold to participate in democratic processes right here.

Nina Sparling (Editor, “What’s Up”) is a bi-coastal aspiring bread baker frustrated with the current food system. Originally from Berkeley, she moved to New York, complaining most of the way, until she found the Met and figured out the subway (but still has serious envy for Bay Area vegetables). Currently a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence, Nina studies languages, political ecology, and geography and tries to figure out how they all relate.

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