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Fall Festival is back! Without the Pumpkin-y aftertaste!


No, seriously, Pumpkin spice.


Ok, now, that I have that out of my system, I’m excited to bring you the line-up for MIT Undergraduate Association’s Fall Festival comedy show!


On Saturday, October 4th, Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch, stars of the hit show Silicon Valley on HBO, will grace the stage of Kresge Auditorium to make you laugh, giggle, and guffaw.


Doors will open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm.  Tickets are on sale now for MIT students for only $10!  You can purchase tickets at tickets.mit.edu.  MIT Community can buy tickets for $15 and local college students can buy for $20 starting 9/16 next week!

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We can’t wait to see you at the show, but just remember to leave the Pumpkin Spice Latte at home – no food or drinks allowed in Kresge!

Fall is coming. Winter comes later.

–Joel P.


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Last Minute Announcement: A Community Gathering

Earlier this week, Institute Community and Equity Officer Edmund Bertschinger emailed our community about the opportunity to discuss, reflect, and learn together about the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri. The events happening in Missouri influence what happens on our own campus and around the nation, and we appreciate the chance to talk and come to understand this situation better amongst our community.

If you are around today, and have some time, we highly encourage you to stop by and take part, however is most comfortable for you, in this gathering. Information is below.

ICEO Community Gathering
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: Noon – 3 pm
Location: MIT Bush Room, 10-105

Noon – 12:30 pm
Refreshments/water provided or bring your own lunch

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
Welcome – Ed Bertschinger, Institute Community and Equity Officer
Words of inspiration – Robert Randolph, MIT Chaplain

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
Viewing of selected videos
Affinity groups announcements

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Guest Speaker – Malia Lazu, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Future Boston Alliance
MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) Mel King Community Fellow, Class of 2011

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Facilitated conversations

As we start our new academic year together, it is our hope that we are able to do so in solidarity as a community committed to peace.

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MIT’s Asian Dance Team invites you to “Checkmate!”

The MIT Asian Dance Team will be having our showcase, “Checkmate (棋韵雕兰),” on Sunday, May 4th! The show will be from 4-6 PM and will be held in Kresge Auditorium.
 Come see us perform amazing dances in styles including Dai, Xinjiang, Han, contemporary, and classical Chinese, as well as hip-hop and pop performances to songs by CL, G-Dragon, Super Junior, and more!
Tickets are $5 for MIT affiliates. For general admission, tickets are $7 if bought early and $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased from 9am-5pm in Lobby 10 the week before the show (Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2).
In addition, ticket vouchers may be obtained through EventBrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-asian-dance-team-spring-2014-showcase-checkmate-tickets-11351447485). These vouchers may be presented at the door for early prices.
Any questions? Please check out our website (adt.mit.edu) or email us at adt-exec@mit.edu.
–Joel P.

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Party with Tim the Beaver!

It’s party time ya’ll!

Dance like Michael Jackson like Benedict Cumberbatch!

Tim, MIT’s beloved beaver mascot, turns 100 years old this Friday, January 17th, and we want you to celebrate with us!

This Friday, the Campus Activities Complex team will have cupcakes, giveaways, and live music as we celebrate our favorite beaver, and of course, you can get your photo taken with the Birthday Beaver himself!

Stop by the W20 Lobby between 1130am and 130pm to celebrate, and check out this website for more info!

Eat sweets with Tim the Beaver this Friday!

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Register for MC^2 Soon!

Registration for the 2014 Multicultural Conference is open and filling up fast!  This conference, which happens annually at the beginning of the spring semester, is a unique opportunity to get away from campus for a couple of days, and really dig deep and discuss with peers and friends about creating and fostering a more inclusive MIT.  Held at the Endicott House, enjoy a weekend of interesting keynotes, engaging presentations, and the opportunity to engage your peers in discussion around topics you care about that can lead to positive change for our campus.  Connections can be made, plans can be formed, and action can be taken that can help transform MIT into a more inclusive environment for every student here.

We invite you to be a part of this conference experience, so that you can be the change you want to see at MIT.  This conference is FREE for all MIT students, so REGISTER soon!

MC^2 is February 7th and 8th, at the MIT Endicott House, is free for all students, and transportation and meals are provided for all attendees.

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Spots still available for CCLP!

A partnership between the Student Activities Office and the Alumni Association, the Community Catalyst Leadership Program is an outstanding opportunity for MIT sophomores who want to gain leadership skills and also develop mentoring relationships with alumni coaches.
The Community Catalyst Leadership Program (CCLP) asks participants to engage in a journey of personal leadership development and reflection. Each participant is paired with an MIT alumnus/a in a coaching relationship designed to meet each student’s personal development goals.
This program is open to any member of the sophomore class, regardless of prior participation in leadership opportunities at MIT, so whether you are just starting out on your leadership journey or are involved in multiple student organizations, CCLP is a great opportunity to grow skills that will benefit you at MIT and beyond.
Applications now available! To apply and find out more about the program, visit the website at   http://alum.mit.edu/students/cclp.

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Buy your tickets for the upcoming show, Illusions!

The MIT Asian Dance Team will be hosting their Fall 2013 showcase next week on both Thursday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 13!  Their showcase, titled “Illusions,” will take place in Kresge Little Theater on both days from 4-6pm.

For a description of the event, see this breakdown from the MIT Asian Dance Team Director of Publicity, Sally Lin:

This showcase features many of the traditional and hip-hop/modern dances we have been working on this semester. We will be performing spectacular Dai, Mongolian, and Han ethnic pieces, classical and contemporary dances, as well as hip-hop pieces by Vixx, Nine Muses, Evol, and Show Luo. We will also host various guest performances from groups including MIT Lion Dance, Bhangra, Syncopasian, and Ohms, as well as Boston-area performing groups such as Dance Revelasian and YMCA.

Ticket vouchers can be reserved at pre-sale prices by clicking on the image above.

Ticket vouchers can be reserved at pre-sale prices by clicking on the image above.

Tickets are $5 for MIT affiliates, and for general admission, they are $7 if bought early or $10 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased on the MIT campus at the following times:

  • Thursday, Dec. 5 & Friday, Dec. 6 – Student Center (W20)
  • Monday, Dec. 9 & Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Student Center (W20)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Lobby 10
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 & Friday, Dec. 13 – At the Door

In addition to pre-sale and at the door ticket sales, you can reserve a ticket voucher here which can be presented at the door for early, pre-sale prices.

Got any questions?  Check out the MIT Asian Dance Team website at adt.mit.edu or email the Execs at adt-exec@mit.edu.

Want to see your student organization or upcoming registered event featured on the SAO Blog?  Email Joel Pettigrew at joelp@mit.edu for more information!  Until then, keep planning awesome events!

— Joel P.

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