“If only I had known you, Pericles, when you were at your best.”
Alcibiades, Classical Athenian statesman/shade-dispenser
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Thursday, February 19 (8pm-12am)
Wear your chillest Garden of Eden Garb and a prize will be awarded for best costume! (No nudity please, earthy and demure is best!) If you enjoyed Menage a Toga, prepare to relive that classy and fabulous event, but this time with a sinful twist.
AUS Teaching Awards: Callout for Nominations!
Deadline: 26 February
Do you know an outstanding Professor, Advisor or Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Arts? Nominate them for an AUS Teaching Excellence Award! Please fill out the nomination form here (http://ausmcgill.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/AUS-Teaching-Award-Nomination-2015.docx) and submit it to the AUS VP Academic at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, February 26th 2015 at 5:00pm. Winners will be announced at the Awards Reception in early April.
The Arts Peer-to-Peer Research Symposium (APPRS)
9 February, Arts 160 (6PM)
Come out on Feb. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 9th to see research presented by your fellow Arts undergraduates! The APPRS is a new initiative, transforming the former Social Science Research Symposium (SSRS) and opening it up to the entire Arts Faculty. The event will include 12 undergraduate students presenting over 4 nights. Each night has its own theme with three students presenting their completed or ongoing research projects, followed by a question period.
This is an amazing opportunity for presenters and audience members alike to engage in academic conversation with other students throughout the Faculty. Come out and join in the scholastic discourse! Please visit our Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/586396554793741/) for more details.
Shows: 9,10,11,12 February @ 8PM (doors open at 7:30PM
Tickets: $12/$8 Students/SRs/QDF
Where: La Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent Boulevard (please accept our apologies- this is not an accessible venue, as it has many stairs)
Reservations can be made here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10WASSUTfDtphrudbLINpHV36V9S4VLqhDKST0vBnUoA/viewform?usp=send_form
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/528632323906143/
For more info, click here: www.mcgill.ca/classics/classicsplay
16 February, Peel 3475 Room 101 (6PM)
A young Shakespeare struggles to pen his next play, finding inspiration from a betrothed noblewoman who enters his life unexpectedly. This film is delightful, with incredible scenery and costume design.
Professor Wes Folkerth will be joining us to discuss the historical context of Shakespeare in relation to the Oscar winning film, exploring historical accuracy and attempting to understand Shakespeare’s true nature and personal history. You definitely won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn a little bit more about Elizabethan England & theatre!
The screening will be at 6pm with a discussion to follow
We will be providing free snacks as usual!
The AUS Essay Centre is now open!
Need FREE essay help? Bring a draft to the AUS Essay Centre! Our tutors will help proofread and edit your essay.
Stop by the Jack Daniel’s Conference Room (located at the back of the Arts Lounge) during our drop-in hours (12:30-1:30, Monday through Friday). French essay help is also available. If you would like to meet with one of our tutors but cannot make the drop-in hours, email@example.com to set up an appointment!
Society of China Studies Journal
Deadline: 15 February
The McGill Society of China Studies will publish its first ever literary-academic journal with the theme of “Narrating China” in Winter 2015 semester. We seek for literary work or academic papers that either reflect a profound understanding of China’s politics/history/culture or an unique experience related to China. Works in ALL modes of writing are welcome, including artwork and photography.
Please be advised that all academic submissions must be under 6000 words and literary submissions must be under 3000 words. Please email all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org before February. 15th.
Society of China Studies is the first student society at McGill that is dedicated to developing China Studies as an academic discipline through promoting China-related academic research & discussion for young scholars. To know more about us, please move to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/scsmu) or join our discussion group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSCDG/).
As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact your benevolent leaders!
President – Disha Jani
VP Finance – Emma Meldrum