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This Week At King's: February 9-15
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THIS WEEK AT KING'S
February 9-15

 
Hi <<First Name>>,
 
So nice of you to open this email! I’ll let you in on a little secret – TWAK readership hasn’t been what it used to be these last few weeks. – Now, after writing that sentence I went back into my SECRET INTERNET SPY HEADQUARTERS and looked over the stats again, and it turns out that the week after TWAKlustre I lost almost a hundred readers. What, you like punny titles until I go whole hog and incorporate a little bit of a corresponding theme? Picky, picky.
 
But I’m not complaining. You’re all great just for being subscribed.
 
Super special shoutout to Hannah and Becca and Madi for having me over for dinner tonight. We had baguette/pesto/avocado/brie grilled cheese and an awesome salad with sundried tomatoes and spinach and some kind of seeds and great dressing (super special shoutout within a shoutout to Hannah for the salad it was delish). Also, Orangina and donuts. 50% off donuts at the Superstore is exactly what EVERYONE needs at 6 PM on a Sunday night, am I right?
 
Here’s something else about me, because who doesn’t love taking up space in this intro: this week I read Part 1 and Part 2 of a sweet article about AI and by sweet I mean mind blowing and terrifying. Probably the best part of ubiquitous nanotech will be on-demand ripening of fruit. Imagine being able to preserve fruit forever and then ripen them immediately when you feel like it. Super cool.
 
Happy last-week-before-reading-week-at-ever-so-so-long-last.
 
J

WEATHER w/ GUEST Paisley


"Today I spent three and a half hours writhing on the floor using this as a reference. If that wasn’t emotionally taxing enough, my friends made me watch a really boring Kanye West performance at the Grammy’s and ARCADE FIRE DIDN’T WIN EITHER OF THE CATEGORIES THEY WERE NOMINATED FOR, so that’s where my feelings are at today. Environment Canada is no longer issuing a special weather statement for the province of Nova Scotia, but that doesn’t make any of you Liberal Arts snowflakes less special."

Paisley Conrad is in FYP – a TWAK weather first for this year – but believe it or not she was born in '94 which makes her older and cooler than me. Paisley has been to Sweden, and is a pretty decently huge fan of Arcade Fire, I think. Also, Avril Lavigne??

MONDAY - Says mainly cloudy and I don’t like its attitude.

TUESDAY - What the heck is a “flurry”??? Apparently we’re getting several and they will all be scattered.

WEDNESDAY - SUN, yet it’s still in the negatives what is weather on the east coast.

THURSDAY - A mix of sun and clouds, I have no patience for such wishy-washy weather PICK ONE AND STICK WITH IT.

FRIDAY - I forget what the quad looks like when it isn’t covered in snow.

SATURDAY - Mainly sunny. Monday, take note. This is what I'd rather see.

SUNDAY - [REDACTED]

BRUHHHNOUNCEMENTS

 
ELECTIONS UHUH OH YEAH ELECTIONS YA
They’re finally here! Elections season is raging on and it’s going so well I don’t event think there’s all that much to say about it. Speeches are Monday night in the Wardroom and 6, followed by a super fun Party. Speeches will be posted online after the fact, and there is also lots of other cool info online as well so you should definitely check out the internet. Voting will be Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 6 PM and all you need to vote is your King’s ID or ISIC. EVERYONE can vote in this election so we’ll see you there!!!!
 
STAR WARS UPDATES. WAIT NO, STRONG NUCLEAR UPDATES. WAIT NO WAIT IT’S THE CTF, COLLEGE TASK FORCE. YES. COLLEGE TASK FORCE UPDATES.
DEAR ME, ALL THESE FORCES. WHERE WILL IT END. The College Task Force met again and released their Interim Report and recommendations last week. Your student representatives on the Task Force are super excited that so many of the things that students are constantly talking about and that you brought up at the Town Hall made it into the report and are addressed in the Task Force’s recommendations. Please, please go read the report and recommendations, and if you have any feedback for the Task Force whatsoever, email them! Stay tuned for more updates.
 
TOOTH AND CLAW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS           
The students' HoST journal, Tooth & Claw, is NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2015 VOLUME, XII. In HoST? Did you take CSP 3000? EMSP 3000? Just really dig Kyle Fraser's alchemy/occult courses? You totally qualify! To submit your paper for review, click here. Already an author from last year? You know what to do. If you're new, just select "Register" at the top, follow the instructions, and make sure at the bottom you register as a reader AND AN AUTHOR! Woohoo! FINAL DEADLINE IS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20. YEAH THAT’S DURING READING WEEK. Questions? Email Claire at toothandclaw15@gmail.com. (PSST. THEY’RE ALSO STILL LOOKING FOR REVIEWERS.)
 
FOOD FOR FINES – GOOD FOR THE LIBRARIES, GOOD FOR THE FOOD BANK, GOOD FOR YOU!
The Library is stoked announce that the annual Food Bank Drive (a.k.a. Food For Fines) will be held this year for THREE weeks, from Monday 9 February to Sunday 1 March. Anyone owing fines at any Novanet library (University libraries in Nova Scotia) may donate food items for the food bank in lieu of paying their fines. For every non-perishable food item donated, the libraries will reduce fines by $2, to a maximum of $50. Gifts of food are also welcome. Cash will also be accepted during this period, and the money will be donated to Feed Nova Scotia. Simply bring your food or cash donations to the Circulation Desk at any Novanet library. For more information please contact the King's College Library.
 
RAD UNDERG(RAD) JOURNAL THX TO NSPIRG
The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) is excited to be accepting submissions for the first journal issue of rad underg(rad), research and writing on topics of social and environmental justice. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2015 at midnight. For more information, visit their website nspirg.ca/radundergrad! We see hundreds of students pass through these universities who do amazing research and writing on topics of social and environmental justice. Usually, this work is read once, given a grade, and never seen again. We see many undergraduate students doing incredible work who are short on opportunities to share it and present it. We want to create a space to highlight and share some of this amazing work, both celebrating it in our present day, and archiving it so that it can still be found in the future. This year, the journal is open to submissions from students at Dalhousie and King’s. In future years we plan on expanding our mandate and vision for what is possible to include. To ask questions or request one of the attached posters, please contact us at radundergrad@nspirg.ca, or call the NSPIRG office at 902-494-6662.
 
BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE: UNDERG(RAD) MINI-CONFERENCE
We also want to celebrate this amazing work as much as possible! So, we are also holding a mini-conference on March 26 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. underg(rad)’s published writers will be offered a chance to present their work at this conference. Presenters will have 10 minutes to present, and 5 minutes for questions from the floor. The journal will be published in book form this summer. Please spread the word! We look forward to working with our brilliant community of students. To ask questions or request one of the attached posters, please contact us at radundergrad@nspirg.ca, or call the NSPIRG office at 902-494-6662.
 
UPPER-YEAR PROGRAMME OPEN HOUSES – RESCHEDULED
Huge thanks to Meghah Kitt for explaining the difference between “programme” and “program”. The silly weird long one is the British one. Very fancy. Moving on, the upper-year programs at King’s are all having open houses in the coming weeks!
  • History of Science and Technology Programme – FEBRUARY 9, 2015 – 4 PM, SCR – The History of Science and Technology programme involves an interdisciplinary examination of the role of science, our place in nature, and the interaction between science and thought in Western culture.  You can pursue a combined honours BSc or BA degree. If you are a general arts or science student and are not enrolled in the programme, you are able to enrol in HOST classes.
  • Early Modern Studies Programme – FEBRUARY 11, 2015 – 4 PM, SCR – This programme enables you to explore some of the most influential writers, thinkers, and artists of the Early Modern Period (16th-early 19th century).
  • Contemporary Studies Programme – FEBRUARY 23, 2015 – 4 PM, SCR – The Contemporary Studies Programme offers a wide range of interdisciplinary courses that cover major political, scientific, and aesthetic trends in the contemporary world.
 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION STUDENT ASSISTANCE A.K.A STACKS ON STACKS
The King's Alumni Association “is committed to financially supporting students and their activities to enhance their overall experience at King's”. The Alumni Association is pleased to recognize students who work hard academically and contribute to the life of the College. The Association offers several awards, with different selection criteria, ranging in value from $100 to $1,950. Download the application form right here, or drop by the Advancement Office for a copy. Completed submissions must be submitted to the Advancement Office (in the Link, across from the KSU office) by Friday March 13, 2015. For more info, contact Kathy Miller.
 
ISCHIA SUMMER SCHOOL ON THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE SCIENCES
Applications are invited for this week-long summer school, which provides advanced training in history of the life sciences through lectures and seminars in a historically rich and naturally beautiful setting (Ischia. It’s a city in Italy. I didn’t know that either). With the theme 'Geographies of Life', the school aims to address the spatial turn in the history of science, medicine and technology, including studies of transregional and global exchange networks, which have often taken inspiration from imperial studies, oceanic histories and world history. For more information click on this text that is underlined. Program runs 27 June - 3 July, 2015, and the application deadline is Feb 28. Go!

DAZE 4 WEAKS

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 9

 
SUNRISE SADHANA (UNLESS THIS IS A FYP MONDAY)
King’s Gym, 8 AM

 
HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME OPEN HOUSE
SCR, 4 PM

The History of Science and Technology programme involves an interdisciplinary examination of the role of science, our place in nature, and the interaction between science and thought in Western culture.  You can pursue a combined honours BSc or BA degree. If you are a general arts or science student and are not enrolled in the programme, you are able to enrol in HOST classes.
 
YOGA WITH CIA!
King’s Dance Studio, 5 PM

 
CANDIDATE SPEECHES && MUSICAL DEMOCRACY WITH ELIZA NIEMI
Wardroom, 6 PM
It’s that time! Come on out and hear all about each candidate’s hopes and dreams, their plans if they’re elected, their favourite episode of Parks and Recreation, and why you should vote for them. Then, party about it.
 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10

 
BABY BOOMERS’ CARDIO
King’s Gym, 12:15 PM

Includes Salsafit, Jazz dancing, Zumba, and stretching! Check it out.
 
PEOPLE OF A FEATHER: FREE SCREENING WITH SUST KING'S
Red Room, 7 PM

Sust King's, NSPIRG, and Cinema Politica will be screening People of a Feather, a critically acclaimed documentary about the Inuit and their changing relationship with the eiderduck. Check out the trailer and the Facebook event. I wish I could go to this but I have work. So, you all have to go for me. No takebacks. Be there.
 
C U B E :  SOCCER
King’s Gym, 10 PM

 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 11 – VOTING DAY ONE OF TWO

 
POLLS ARE OPEN 9-6 OUTSIDE PRINCE HALL
BRING YOUR KING’S ID OR ISIC
 
SUNRISE SADHANA
King’s Gym, 8 AM

 
STUDY AND RESEARCH IN GERMANY INFORMATION SESSION FOR STUDENTS
Presentation Room of Recruitment and Enrolment, LeMarchant Building, Dal, 1 PM

DAAD scholarship and grant programs provide excellent Canadian students with resources to pursue study, research or internship opportunities in Germany – including programs in English. This session will give detailed information on these opportunities including how to apply and how to improve your application's chances for success. Snack provided! Free. Register to guarantee a spot: etector@dal.ca, 902 494-4400.
 
EARLY MODERN STUDIES PROGRAMME OPEN HOUSE
SCR, 4 PM

This programme enables you to explore some of the most influential writers, thinkers, and artists of the Early Modern Period (16th-early 19th century).
 
PRIDE MEETING
Haliburton, 4:30 PM

At this meeting PRIDE will be discussing and planning the upcoming PRIDE week in March. Sweet!
 
YOGA WITH CIA!
King’s Dance Studio, 5:30 PM

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 – VOTING DAY TWO OF TWO

 
POLLS ARE OPEN 9-6 OUTSIDE PRINCE HALL
BRING YOUR KING’S ID OR ISIC
 
SUNRISE SADHANA
King’s Gym, 8 AM

 
ELECTION RESULTS
Wardroom, probably 9 PM ish

 
C U B E :  BASKETBALL
King’s Gym, 10 PM

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13

 
SUNRISE SADHANA
King’s Gym, 8 AM

 
SAINT ANDREW'S MISSION SOCIETY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Manning Room, 10:30 AM

We are celebrating shrove Tuesday early this year and extend a warm welcome to anyone to feast with us! We are making a ton of pancakes in the Manning room for all to have. We will be collecting donations for youthnet. Hope to see you all there for some delicious food and celebration!
 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14

 
C U B E :  YOGA
King’s Gym, 4 PM

How great is this?? Free yoga every Saturday “until further notice”!!
 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH GO READ, FOOLS

NEW BOOKS

 
Open Graves, Open Minds: Representations of the Undead from the Enlightenment to the Present Day – edited by Sam George & Bill Hughes
The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders – by Peter Heather
Wood, Whiskey and Wine: A History of Barrels – by Henry Work

CHORAL REEF

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If you'd like to see your announcement in next week's TWAK, make sure to send your event to twak@ksu.ca by 6:00pm on Sunday, February 15. Maybe. I might also not do one for reading week. Depends how I'm feeling.

Here's what's going to happen this week. Over reading week, take a photo. Send it to me. The one I like the most will end up in here somewhere. Also, come to speeches. Seriously if we can have more people there than chairs again that would be so so so so so so so cool.

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