Wednesday, February 1st

Time Event Title
6:30 am

Einstein’s Relativity For Everyone!

Nelson Hall East
Einstein’s Relativity rests on one idea, the idea that there is a fastest speed, known as the speed of light. From this one premise he logically worked out the consequences and these consequences are very counter-intuitive yet not very complex. You can understand them.The class is scheduled to meet 4 times and build upon each other. The material will be presented as simply as possible and yet true to Einstein’s ideas.

This class meets on February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd.
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Spring Clubs Fair

UC Quad
Clubs and organizations come together on the UC quad to introduce the students to all the organizations available to join on campus!

***Raincheck date is the following Wednesday- February 8th***
12:00 pm-12:50 pm

SkillShop: Marketing Yourself - Resumes and Cover Letters

HSU Library
Still looking for a job? Getting ready to graduate? Applying for graduate school? Whatever the case this workshop will assist you in developing your résumé and cover letter to market yourself to others.

Register at
5:00 pm-5:50 pm

SkillShop: Video Editing with Camtasia

HSU Library

At the end of this workshop you will have created a short (~30s) screencast using Camtasia Studio, a screen recording and video editing suite by TechSmith that is available for free to all HSU employees and students.

Topics and techniques covered include:

*Recording a screencast
*Editing the screencast using features such as cursor highlighting & zoom
*Creating captions
*Saving & Publishing

Register at
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Science on Tap!

Blondie's Food & Drink
Dr. Melanie Michalak from the HSU Department of Geology will give a public lecture titled:

"Determining the Age of Earth: Three Centuries of Scientific Pursuit"

In the 18th and 19th centuries, prominent geologists, physicists, and biologists found themselves in heated, prolonged disagreement about the age of the Earth. Based on observation of thick sedimentary layers in the rock record, most geologists intuitively believed the Earth had to be at the very least, 100s of millions of years old, some contended Earth was infinitely old. Such imprecise treatment of the problem left physicists intolerable to that idea, who in turn calculated the time required to cool a molten globe to a rocky earth and placed limits on Earth's antiquity at about 100 million years. The argument remained stalled for almost a century until the discoveries of radioactivity and a convecting mantle revealed large heat stores previously unrealized. Still, despite emerging understanding of the radiogenic isotopes that held the key to Earth's age, it took another half a century to correctly determine the age of Earth, as scientists struggled with how to precisely measure these isotopes in the laboratory. Once successful, measuring isotopic values of uranium and lead ultimately settled the question of the age of the Earth: 4.54 billion years.

This talk reviews the major players of this debate, their assumptions, scientific approaches, and contentious interactions with one another. Despite the protracted drama, the pursuit of the age of Earth resulted in two major 20th century scientific discoveries, i) the field of quantitative geology, geochronology, which has profoundly influenced our understanding of earth processes, the history of life, and global climate, and ii) the accidental discovery of a public health hazard, lead contamination in the environment, introduced by human-made products such as gasoline and paint.

Free and all ages welcome!
Delicious food and drink available for purchase!
8:00 pm


Van Duzer Theater
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams.

Sponsored by Pierson Building Center

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Sep 14th-May 10th

Womyn of Color at HSU

MultiCultural Center Conference Room
Jan 17th-May 9th

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

Goodwin Forum

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