Coming Up

Campus and Community Events Calendar

Academic

  • February 13
    Degree applications due for May 2015 graduation

    Apply online through SIS Graduation Information Menu. For more information, contact the Registrar at 276-6231.

  • February 16
    President’s Day Holiday

    Staff holiday.

  • February 16 & 17
    President’s Day Holiday

    No classes.

Lectures/Seminars

  • February 9
    Biological Sciences Seminar

    Speaker: Melissa Patterson and David Rosenman, Biology graduate students. CBIS, Bruggeman. 12 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • February 9
    School of Architecture Lecture

    Speaker: Rhett Russo, partner, Specific Objects Inc. Title: “Architecture in Surplus.” EMPAC Concert Hall. 6 p.m.

  • February 10
    Chemistry and Chemical Biology Spring Seminar

    Speaker: Kathryn Uhrich, Rutgers University. Title: “Polymeric Bioactives and as Bioactives.” DCC 337. 4 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Beth McGraw at 276-6456.

  • February 11
    Department of MANE Colloquium

    Speaker: Joe Shonka, Shonka Research Associates. DCC 330. 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6351.

  • February 12
    Biological Sciences Seminar

    Speaker: Paul Venturelli, University of Minnesota. Title: “How a novel approach to describing lifetime fish growth can transform recreational (and commercial) fisheries.” CBIS, Bruggeman. 12 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • February 18
    Chemical and Biological Engineering Spring Seminar

    Speaker: Julius Lucks, Cornell University. Ricketts 211. 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lee Vilardi at 276-6929.

  • February 18
    Biological Sciences Seminar

    Speaker: Maggie Xenopoulos, Trent University, Ontario, Canada. CBIS, Bruggeman. 12 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • February 18
    Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Colloquium

    Speaker: Yiyang Sun, Rensselaer. CII 3051. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6310.

Movies

  • February 6
    Big Hero 6

    Screenings at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and midnight. DCC 308. All showings are $2.50. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

  • February 7
    Jurassic Park

    Screenings at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and midnight. DCC 308. All showings are $2.50. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

  • February 11
    Dreams That Money Can Buy

    The first screening in the series “On Animation & Workflow” will start with two pioneering animated films from the 1920s: Viking Eggeling’s <i>Diagonal Symphony <i>(1924) and Hans Richter’s <i>Filmstudie <i> (1926). These 16mm shorts will be accompanied by Richter’s surrealist feature film, <i>Dreams that Money Can Buy <i> (1947), scored by experimental music pioneer John Cage, with Paul Bowles, Darius Milhaud and Louis Applebaum. EMPAC Theater. $6. 7 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2015/spring/animation-and-workflow/dreams-money-can-buy.

  • February 13
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

    Screenings at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and midnight. DCC 308. All showings are $2.50. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

  • February 14
    Kate and Leopold

    Screenings at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and midnight. DCC 308. All showings are $2.50. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

  • February 20
    Intersteller

    Screenings at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and midnight. DCC 308. All showings are $2.50. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

Performances

  • February 13
    <I>And You Were Wonderful, <I>Onstage

    On the final evening of Cally Spooner’s EMPAC production residency, in which she will be shooting her new film work <I>And you were wonderful<I>, the artist invites you to be part of a live studio audience. A performance with multiple actors, dancers, and stage sets that attempts to integrate the process of filming into the production itself, the event will be live-streamed and reflect on the format of a TV sitcom and soap opera. EMPAC Studio 1 – Goodman. 8 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2015/spring/and-you-were-wonderful-stage.

  • February 20
    An Evening of Performance 2015

    The RPI Players present An Evening of Performance 2015, featuring one-act plays <i>Boise, Idaho, Off the Grid, <i>and <i>The Game<i>, along with an improv performance by Sheer Idiocy. RPI Playhouse. $15 general/$10 students/$5 with RPI ID. RPI Playhouse. 8 p.m. For more information, contact the RPI Players at 276-6503.

Special Events

  • February 6 & 7
    Alumnae Hockey Weekend and Celebration of 10 years of Women’s Ice Hockey

    Women’s ice hockey alumnae will celebrate 10 years of Division I Women’s Ice Hockey at Rensselaer. The weekend will include a family skate on Saturday at noon, followed by the traditional alumnae game at 1 p.m. Houston Field House. For more information, contact Head Coach John Burke at burkej4@rpi.edu or (518) 276-2192 or Alumni Relations at 276-6205, or go to alumni.rpi.edu/alumnaehockey2015.

  • February 7
    Relay for Life Kickoff and Wellness Day at the Mueller Center

    Participate in a wide variety of health and wellness activities including Zumba and kickboxing classes, as well as additional fitness competitions. Stop by for a chair massage and smoothie, and visit with your favorite wellness clubs on campus. Information on Relay for Life 2015 will be available. This event is open to the entire Rensselaer community and sponsored by Relay for Life and the Wellness Institute at the Mueller Center. 12-4 p.m. For more information, contact the Mueller Center at 276-2874.

  • February 11
    Downtown Shuttle Not Available

    Due to the Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 11, the on-call/downtown shuttle service and any special shuttle requests will be unavailable. The downtown/on-call shuttle will resume normal operation at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12. For more information, contact Parking and Transportation at 276-6616.

  • February 11
    CCPD Spring Career Fair

    Open to all current students in all majors and alumni with proper ID. Over 130 companies across all disciplines will be recruiting for summer internships, co-op’s, and full-time positions. RSVP through JobLink and download the Career Fair+ app to find a list of attendees, their opportunities, and a map of the fair. Armory. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information, contact the CCPD at 276-6234 or go to www.rpi.edu/dept/cdc/students/careerfairs.html.

  • February 13
    RPI Spirit Day

    Join the campus community and alumni around the world to show your Rensselaer pride during the fourth annual Spirit Day. Simply wear or display your RPI gear at work, class … wherever you find yourself, and put your pride in your alma mater on display for everyone to see. Show your pride virtually with one of our RPI-themed profile pictures, available on the website. Then, take a picture and share it with #RPISpiritDay. For more information, contact Alumni Relations at 276-6205 or go to http://alumni.rpi.edu/spirit.

  • February 13 & 14
    Men’s Hockey Alumni Weekend

    Honoring the 1995 ECAC Champion and 1985 NCAA Champion teams. The teams will be honored on-ice during the Freakout game that evening. For more information, contact Peter Pedone at pedonp@rpi.edu or (518) 276-6061.

  • February 13 & 14
    Men’s Basketball Alumni Weekend

    Men’s basketball alumni are invited to return to campus for the traditional alumni game, a varsity game vs. Clarkson, and a post-game gathering with the current team. In addition, we’ll be holding a reception for former men’s head coach Mike Griffin to celebrate his retirement after 30 years of service. For more information contact Head Coach Mark Gilbride at gilbrm@rpi.edu or 276-8624.

  • February 13 & 14
    Women’s Basketball Alumnae Weekend

    Women’s basketball alumnae are invited to return to campus for the traditional alumnae game, a varsity game vs. Clarkson, and a post-game gathering with the current team. For more information, contact Head Coach John Greene at greenj5@rpi.edu or 276-8037.

  • February 14
    Big Red Freakout Ice House

    Join us for one of college hockey’s most exciting annual traditions. This year, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1994-95 ECAC Hockey Championship Team, as well as the 30th anniversary of the 1984-85 National Championship Hockey Team. Ice House features a buffet dinner, face painting, a visit from Puckman and the Pep Band, and free shuttles to and from the game vs. Yale, as well as a post-game visit with the team and coaching staff. 4:30 p.m. Register by February 6 at alumni.rpi.edu/freakout. For more information, contact Alumni Relations at 276-6205.

  • February 17-20
    February Visiting Days

    Prospective students can speak with admissions staff and get advice on how to make the most of the college search. For more information, contact Undergraduate Admissions at 276-6216 or go to admissions.rpi.edu/visitrpi/events.html.

  • February 18
    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Hosted by Alpha Phi and Sigma Chi. Eligibility requirements can be found at www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements. Mueller Center. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Sports

  • February 6
    Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Clarkson University

    Houston Field House. 7 p.m.

  • February 7
    Women’s Ice Hockey vs. St. Lawrence University

    Houston Field House. 4 p.m.

  • February 13
    Men’s Hockey vs. Brown University

    Houston Field House. 7 p.m.

  • February 14
    Women’s Basketball vs. Clarkson University

    ECAV. 2 p.m.

  • February 14
    Men’s Basketball vs. Clarkson University

    ECAV. 4 p.m.

  • February 14
    Men’s Hockey vs. Yale University (38th Annual Big Red Freakout!)

    Houston Field House. 7 p.m.

  • February 20
    Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Cornell University

    Houston Field House. 7 p.m.