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Bentley activities help stave off cabin fever

February 4, 2004

On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow but whether his prediction of six more weeks of winter proves true or not, February is definitely the month when winter begins to feel interminable and the threat of cabin fever rises from moderate to severe.

But for Bentley students, faculty and staff, a myriad of activities - from dramatic arts to Greedy Bingo, from visual arts to lectures on ethics and the arts - can help chase the winter blues away.

So button up your overcoat, and get ready to browse this sample of the many Bentley activities on campus in February! (Activities may be postponed due to inclement weather.)

On February 6, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) presents its traditional, fun-filled and extremely popular night of Greedy Bingo beginning at 9:00 p.m. in the Dana Center. Prizes include a 42-inch plasma TV, a travel package, electronics and more. The event begins at 9 p.m. and a Bentley student ID is required to play. For more information go to http://ecampus.bentley.edu/org/cab/

Also on February 6, an opening reception will be held from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the LaCava Art Gallery for artist Andrea Raynor, whose exhibit of recent paintings are featured through February 27. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.

On Saturday, February 7, Campus Connections is sponsoring a family basketball bash to cheer the Bentley Falcons men's and women's basketball team to victory against Franklin Pierce. The women's game starts at 1:30 p.m. and the men's game starts and 3:30 p.m. in the Dana Center. Pizza, chicken fingers, drinks and cookies will be available in the Athletic Conference Room between the two games.

On Monday, February 9, the Graduate Management Association presents "Capturing the Upside While Avoiding the Downside," a lecture by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, best-selling author of The Innovator's Solution (Harvard Business School Publishing, 2003). Christensen will talk about the decisions managers can make to increase their probability of successfully building innovation-driven growth business. The event will run from 1-3 p.m. in the Wilder Pavilion, and will include a question-and-answer session.

The annual undergraduate Winter Activities Fair will be held on February 11, from 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. in the Back Bay Room, Student Center. This is the second time this academic year that students get a chance to check out the many interesting student organizations on campus, from club sports to cultural organizations. Informational brochures will be available.

Also on February 11, the Gender Issues Council, in conjunction with the Women's Center, will sponsor a production of Even Ensler's book, The Vagina Monologues (Random House, 2001) as part of Romance, Respect and Responsibility week. The production will feature Bentley student readers and will begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Backstage, the non-alcoholic pub in the basement of Spruce Hall. The production is open and free to the Bentley community.

The 2003-2004 Provost Seminar Series presents a lecture by John Seely Brown on Friday, February 13. "Social Life of Knowing - creating a context for continuous learning and innovating in the knowledge economy," runs from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the LaCava Campus Center, Room 325 ABC. The lecture will be followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is requested. RSVP for the seminar and reception to Diane Whelan, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at 781-891-2471 or e-mail: dwhelan@bentley.edu.

Brown is currently a visiting scholar at the Annenberg Center at the University of Southern California. He was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation until April 2002, and also the director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) until June 2000.

As part of the Bowles Performing Arts series, Alpha Psi Omega, Bentley's drama club, will present student-written-and-directed one-act plays February 19 - 21 in the Koumantzelis Auditorium, Lindsay Hall. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $3 students; $5 faculty/staff; $7 general public.

Circle K is sponsoring another Red Cross Blood Drive on February 19, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Back Bay Room, Student Center. Snacks and drinks will be available. If you wish to donate, e-mail Christopher Bares Bares_chri@bentley.edu with the following information: Name, phone number (on-campus, home, or cell -- and specify which) and two time preferences for donating.

On February 23 from 2:10 - 3:25 p.m., in the Wilder Pavilion, playwright and CPA James Rasheed will participate in a panel on the ethical challenges that students are likely to face in their careers - no matter which field they enter - and the role that cultural works (drama and movies such as Wall Street or Chinatown) play or could play in a student's ethical development. Other panel participants include Professor of Finance Len Rosenthal, Professor of Accountancy Bill Read, Professor (and Chair) of Philosophy Robert Frederick, and Professor of Management and Coordinator of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility Tony Buono.

Rasheed has written the play, Professional Skepticism, based on his experiences as a junior member of a prominent firm; copies of the play are on reserve in the Solomon Baker Library.

"DUI: A powerful lesson," will be presented by Student Life, Judicial Affairs and Athletics on February 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dana Center. The program is offered by Mark Sterner, whose life changed drastically after three of his best friends and fraternity brothers were killed in a drunk-driving accident during spring break from Johnson & Wales University: Sterner, a Marketing and Accounting major was behind the wheel of the car. Sterner was scheduled to be the first member of his family to graduate from college; instead, he was the first member of his family to go to prison. To date, Sterner has shared his "Don't drink and drive" message with nearly a million high school and college students across the country.

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