By Kristen Linsalata
After a month-long break, the campus at LIU Post is coming to life again for the spring semester. Whether you want to attend an event at the Tilles Center, or become a part of life on campus, there is a lot to look forward to this semester.
If you want to laugh, cry, or just be entertained, there is always an event to see at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post. The Tilles Center brings programs of every genre right to campus. They are sure to keep you, your friends and family entertained on every occasion. If you are an undergraduate student enrolled in at least 12 credits, then you are automatically eligible to receive discounted tickets for select performances with your student ID. This weekend, if you have a love for Broadway’s theatrical performances then you’re in luck. Kristin Chenoweth, who is well known for her success in film, television and theatre, is bringing Broadway to Tilles on Feb. 7.
“Every ‘Glee’ and ‘Wicked’ fan wants to come see Kristin Chenoweth,” said Chris Russomanno, a junior Accounting major, who is an assistant box officer manager at the Tilles Center. VIP tickets, which include privileges like an exclusive meet and greet, up close seats, limited edition collectible merchandise, and a personal photograph with Chenoweth, are selling rapidly.
However, if you aren’t a fan of Chenoweth, there are still many more events at the Tilles Center for you to attend. Broadway’s popular rock n’ roll musical, “American Idiot,” will take over the Tilles Center on Feb. 16. The highly anticipated “Bring It On: The Musical,” which The New York Times called, “impossible to resist,” will appear on March 30, while on their national tour.
If you’ve ever thought about joining Greek life at LIU Post, this semester is the time to do it. If you missed Meet The Greeks on Saturday, Feb. 1st, which gave students the opportunity to meet the various fraternities and sororities on campus, there are still opportunities to find out more about your favorite Greek organization.
“Joining the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha was one of the best decisions I’ve made as a young man in college,” said Kareem O’Neill, a senior Forensic Science major.
The Panhellenic Conference for the sororities at Post will take place on Feb. 10 until Feb. 14. This event will allow students to become a part of the sorority of their choice. You must register online in order to be recruited into a sorority at the event. For more information about the conference, students can contact a Greek advisor at (516) 299-2818.
“We want the girls to figure out where they want to go,” said Kate Gambino, a sophomore Journalism and Photography minor, who works with new member chairs, and said her goal is not to promote her personal sorority. Be sure to attend the Panhellenic Conference at Post to find out the true meaning of “college fades, sisterhood remains.”
An event that is highly anticipated by some of the performers on campus is Association for Campus Programming’s Post Idol. Jesus Cardenas, senior Business and Film double major and brother of Lamba Sigma Upsilon, will be the host. Auditions will take place all through April, and the winner has the rare opportunity to open up for the main guest performing at this year’s Spring Fling.
If you have a love for fashion or modeling, the Runway might be the club for you. Cardenas, who is also on the e-board and male coordinator for the club, expressed that he, along with other people in the club, are really excited for the Fashion Show, which will take place on March 2 at the Tilles Center.
Another event that is sure to unite all LIU Post students and faculty is Relay For Life on April 24. It is a 12-hour event from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. that raises money for cancer research and patients. Relay For Life will not only enrich your life, but also the lives of others as you spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, and help raise money to assist in the fight against cancer.
However, if you feel like your interests haven’t been met just yet, there are still many more options that enable you to experience the diversity of Post. Regardless of religious affiliation, you can join clubs such as the Hillel, Gospel Choir or the Pagan club. Jonathan Seltzer, a senior Public Relations major and a member of the Hillel club, expressed his excitement for the upcoming Shabbat dinners being held for students that affiliate with the Jewish faith.
There are over 80 clubs at LIU Post and one of them is sure to be your niche. If you’d like to learn more about the various clubs on campus, information is posted at the Hillwood Information desk.
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