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Wofford hosts Sister Hazel concert, See-Saw-A-Thon and more this weekend

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will be full of activity over the next few days with a number of events open to the public.  Unless otherwise noted, these events are free.

Daily through Monday, April 30
Twin Towers service learning organization will be collecting cleaning supplies to donate to Miracle Hill Rescue Mission and The Haven.  Drop boxes are located in Zach’s in the Raines Center, Burwell Dining Hall and the first floor of Main Building.

Thursday, April 26
8 a.m.-noon – Photographs representing the deaths from genocide in Darfur, Sudan – 400,000 of them – will be spread on the lawn of Wofford College’s Main Building on Thursday, April 26, to educate the community about the situation there.

11 a.m. – Phi Beta Kappa convocation in Leonard Auditorium, Main Building, featuring Dr. Douglas E. Wood (Class of 1990) speaking on "Closing the Achievement Gap: A Civic and Moral Imperative," a discussion of the history, data and recommendations regarding the educational achievement gap among minority youth.  Wofford will initiate Wood and 28 students and recent graduates into Phi Beta Kappa at a ceremony at 4 p.m. in the Papadopoulos Building.

3 p.m. – Military Science Awards Ceremony in Leonard Auditorium, Main Building.  Distinguished members of the Southern Guard Battalion ROTC will receive recognition awards for academic and military performance.

7 p.m. – The War Year program in Leonard Auditorium, Main Building, featuring Dr. Jay Winter, professor of history at Yale University, an eminent historian who specializes in World War I.

Friday, April 27
8 p.m. – Sister Hazel concert with Chasen, Intramural Fields.  Public tickets are $15 (plus surcharges), available at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium (582-8107), through Ticket Master or at the gate.  For information, call 597-4040.

8 p.m. – Wofford Theatre participates in 365 Days/365 Plays, The Showroom, 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave. (Hub-Bub Building).  Students perform as part of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ nationwide grassroots festival.  The Wofford group will perform Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm.  The program is free.

Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29
6 a.m. (Saturday)-6 a.m. (Sunday) – Zeta Tau Alpha sorority will hold its annual See-Saw-A-Thon fundraiser for breast cancer and education awareness on the lawn of the Anna Todd Wofford Center in the Andrews Field House.  The women of ZTA will be see-sawing continuously for 24 hours, beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday and continuing until 6 a.m. on Sunday.