Monday, April 16
Baby Items Drive – Students for Life is holding a Baby Items Drive during the month of April to benefit Hopeline, a local pregnancy resource center that provides free services such as counseling, ultrasounds and other services for new moms. Hopeline gives a basket of donated baby items to each of their patients after the baby is born to help them on their journey of parenthood. Items to consider donating include a pack of diapers, some blankets or baby clothing. The items can be dropped off in the boxes in the Chapel Lobby until April 30.
Tuesday, April 17
“Artist Talk with dancer Dada Masilo” – Join the Fairfield University Art Museum for an artist talk by South African choreographer and dancer, Dada Masilo at 6 p.m. in the Walsh Gallery in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Dada founded her own company in 2008 and became a celebrity in South Africa and soon after, a star on the international scene. She has created a dozen choreographies and was the recipient of the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance in 2008.
Free Diving Lessons and Open Board by the University diving coach Dan Vener – Want to learn how to dive like a pro? Come to the Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex pool for diving lessons from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. From beginners to advanced divers, all are welcome. For anyone who wants to jump around and have fun, open board begins at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18
Mock Interviews – A great interview is critical to landing your dream job or internship. The Academic & Career Development Center has invited former corporate recruiter Bill Ingram to conduct Mock Interviews each Wednesday through April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center. Sign up by calling ACDC at 203-254-4000 ext. 4081.
Canvas Bag Decoration – Come sign a pledge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Leaders for Environmental Action and decorate a free canvas bag at the Barone Campus Center 3rd Floor Information Desk.
“Giselle” by Dada Masilo – Join the Quick Center for the Arts for Masilo’s latest reimagining of Giselle as a feminist revision of the classic. Masilo’s vision will be of grief, heartbreak, anger and revenge. The show begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 19
“Art in Focus: Chasuble of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, ca. 1575-1589” – Each event in the “Art in Focus” series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by curator of education Michelle DiMarzo. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, the museum will look at the embroidered chasuble, or liturgical vestment, belonging to Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, patron of the church of the Gesù in Rome. The object comes to Fairfield on loan from the church for the exhibition “The Holy Name. Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age.” Seats are limited; RSVP here.
Woofgang & Co. Bingo – Join Fairfield at Night, Faber Hall, the Field Hockey team and a few of our furry friends for bingo in the Lower Level BCC at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit Woofgang & Co., a nonprofit organization located in Fairfield driven to help young people with disabilities succeed by creating jobs tailored to the individual. It also provides high-quality pet treats and handcrafted novelty items with passion and purpose.
Friday, April 20
Holi (A Celebration of Spring) – Celebrate the arrival of spring with Holi. Join the South Asian Student Association from 1 to 5 p.m. on the BCC Green. Similar to the Color Run, wear white and leave in color. To see pictures from previous years, click here.
Stagathon – Stagathon 2018 is one of more than 300 Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs fundraising for local children’s hospitals. Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement uniting college, university and high school students across North America. According to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ website, the collective efforts of students have raised nearly $180 million since 1991 for the nonprofit, which raises funds and awareness for 170 pediatric hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Oak & Dogwood Rooms in the Barone Campus Center. Register here.
“Machine de Cirque” – Join the Quick Center for the Arts for “Machine de Cirque” at 8 p.m. Wildly acrobatic, poetic and humorous, “Machine de Cirque” presents a show for the whole family. Sometimes comical, sometimes nostalgic, the five wacky characters are full of contagious spirit, all while masterfully handling the teeterboard, juggling clubs, drum kit and even bath towels. Putting themselves in perilous situations, they offer their souls as well as their bodies to make you laugh, to move you and to dazzle you. Student tickets are $5.
Saturday, April 21
Inter-Residential Housing Association Spring Fest – Bring on the warm weather and celebrate at Spring Fest. Each Residence Hall Association will have a table with an Earth Day activity on the Quad from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There will be food trucks, inflatables, make your own wax hand, music and more.
Fairfield University Men’s Lacrosse v. University of Massachusetts – Cheer on Stags as they take on UMass at Rafferty Stadium at 1 p.m. T-shirts will be sold and donations will be collected to support the Norma Pfriem Breast Center. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness. A pregame ceremony will also celebrate the Fairfield Lacrosse Class of 2018 for Senior Day.
Late Night at the Rec Plex: Laser Tag – Fairfield University Student Association invites you to enter the Laser Tag Arena in the Rec Plex from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Have a laser shoot out with strobe lights flashing and music blasting.