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Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome (WoW) at Elmhurst College is a series of activities and events designed to provide new and returning students with opportunities to get involved and meet other students. It starts during your first weekend on campus and goes through the beginning of October. 

2013 Events Listed Below

*indicates that program is also a part of the First Year Student Success Series (FYSS). Students who attend 8 FYSS programs will be entered into a raffle to win a Target gift card.

Tuesday, August 27th
Create your own hot dog with the President and his Cabinet, 11:30am-12:30pm, Patio (Founder's Lounge, Rain Site)

Tuesday, August 27th
Phi Mu Blood Drive, 9:45am, Frick Center, Alexander Room

Thursday, August 29th
Poster Sales, 8:00am -5:00pm, Patio (Alexander Room, Rain Site)

      Thursday, August 29
Taste of Elmhurst, 11:00am-1:00pm, Alexander Street between Myrtle and Prospect Streets
Food, fun, raffles, and entertainment! Get a taste of all that the College and City have to offer. Learn how to join student organizations, get information about campus resources, and learn about the services of local businesses and restaurants.

       Thursday, September 3
Jim Wand the Hypnotist, 7:00pm, Frick Center, Founders Lounge

       Thursday, Septmeber 5
Middlewestern Voice, 11:00am-11:00am - 3:00pm, Brune Patio
Launch party with music and food.

       Thursday, September 5
Union Board Electric Run Time & Location, TBA

       Saturday, September 14
*Bluejays Care Service Project at SCARCE, 8am-1:000pm, Contact Debbie Logan at debbiel@elmhurst.edu or (630) 617-3058 to sign up.
Serve at SCARCE, a non-profit organization focused on environmental education (limit 15).

      Monday, September 16 - Friday, September 20
Fraternity Formal Recruitment. Greek life offers you the chance to meet people who share your interests and values as natural firneds. For details visit ElmhurstCollegeGreekLife.com

      Tuesday, September 17
*Study Away Fair, 11:00am-1:00pm, Frick Center, Founders Lounge

      Wednesday, September 18
*Will Keim, Keys to Success in College and Life, 4:00pm, Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22
Sorority Formal Recruitment. Greek life offers you the chance to meet people who share your interest and values as natural friends. For details visit ElmhurstCollegeGreekLife.com

Friday, September 20 - Saturday, September 21 
Intercultural Retreat, Oregon, IL. Contact Debbie Logan at debbiel@elmhurst.edu or (630) 617-3058 to sign up.
Sunday, September 22
The Neibuhr Forum Lecture, The Reverend Al Sharpton, 7:00pm, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

Monday, September 23
The Schade Lecture, Robert Williams, 7:000pm, Frick Center, Founders Lounge

      Wednesday, September 25
*Dear Lisa, 7:00pm, Founders Lounge
Tom Santoro speaks on dating violence awareness and education in his program called "Dear Lisa." "Dear Lisa" tells the story of what happened to Lisa Santoro and is designed to encourage students to recognize patterns of abuse, escalation and incidents in dangerous relationships. Tom facilitates a discussion about domestic and dating violence that allows students to share their thoughts and explore their perceptions of the issue.  He provides a clear explanation about the different forms of abuse that can take place between dating couples and helps to bring this topic out of the shadows to elevate awareness.

       Thursday, September 26 - Saturday, September 28
Theatre Production - Noises Off, 8:00pm, Mill Theatre

       Monday, September 30 - Sunday, October 6
Homecoming and Family Day. From current students to alumni, this week is packed with activities and competitions that allow all to showcase their College pride. Visit elmhurst.edu/homecoming for more information.

Saturday, October 5
*Bluejays Care Service Project, Northern Illinois Food Bank, 8:00am-12:30pm. Contact Debbie Logan at debbiel@elmhurst.edu or (630) 617-3058 to sign up.

Thursday, October 10
*When the Gays Move into Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, 4:00pm, Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Thursday, October 15
*Health Professions Fair, 11:00am - 1:00pm, Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Tuesday, October 15
*Defamation - The Play, 7:30pm, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19
*Civic Reflection Training. A two-day training designed to help you build your small-group facilitation skills. Contact Debbie Logan at debbiel@elmhurst.edu or (630) 617-3058 to sign up.

Wednesday, October 23
*LGBT Student and the Culture of Respect, 4:00pm, Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Thursday, October 24
Middlewestern Voice, The Gathering, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Irion Hall, Buik Recital Hall. Faculty and student readings, open mic.

Saturday, October 26 -Sunday, October 27
World Music Festival, Time and Location, TBA

       For more information on events marked as To Be Announced (TBA), please go to Student Activities (Frick Center) or contact Desiree C. Novak, dnovak@elmhurst.edu

      Events Sponsored By:
Campus Security
Center for Professional Excellence
Chaplain's Office
Fraternity/Sorority Life
Frick Center
Intercultural Student Affairs
Leadership, Service and Engagement
Mill Theater
Niebuhr Center for Faith and Action
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
Residence Life
Student Activities
Student Government Association
Student Success & Retention
Union Board


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