Around Campus: Briefs

Alpha Phi Alpha hosts step show

Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. National Black fraternity will host its annual step show Saturday night in Lisner Auditorium. The show runs 7:30-10 p.m.

The proceeds from the event will benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation and sickle cell research.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Leadership week continues with events

The L.E.A.D. Center-sponsored Leadership Week continues over the weekend with several events including the Foggy Bottom Ball and other activities.

On Thursday, students can vote for the Mr. and Ms. GW award during the men’s basketball game at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Center. Votes will also be tallied at a “Power Hour” with student leaders at 3 p.m. Friday at the University Club. There will be a networking reception after the “Power Hour.”

Friday night will also feature a bonfire and cherry-pie-eating contest on the Quad at 5 p.m. Martha’s Marathon housing lottery number auction takes place at J Street from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.

The Foggy Bottom Ball will close the weekend Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Swissotel grand ballroom in the Watergate. Tickets are $40.

Campus will celebrate Olympic closing ceremonies

The Hippodrome and Mount Vernon Pub will televise the closing ceremonies of the Salt Lake City games Sunday from 8-11 p.m.

The Mount Vernon pub will have the ceremonies playing on a 52-inch television and a full snack bar. For a full listing of closing events visit

Aviation Institute launches management program

GW’s Aviation Institute began airline management classes this semester near Dulles International Airport.

The new certificate program will include 18 credit hours of six graduate-level management courses taught by faculty assembled from the professional world of airline management.

Some of the courses include organization and management of airlines and advanced airline economics.

The faculty includes Robert Baker, executive vice president of American Airlines, and Michael Miller, editor in chief of Aviation Daily.

The program aims to draw current employees involved in public and private sectors that work with airlines as well as individuals working to enter the industry.

Some of the classes in the 12-month program can be applied to other graduate degrees as electives.

The program is the first of its kind in the United States.

National service fraternity holds rush

The biggest co-ed national service fraternity in the country, Alpha Phi Omega, will host an information session Thursday in Rome Hall room 204 from 9-10 p.m.

Rush is usually held in early March.

The fraternity is one of the largest co-ed Greek organizations with 16,000 members nationwide.

To become a member, students must attend two events during the rush and perform three service projects by the end of the semester. The group requires a $40 pledge fee and attendance at weekly meetings.

All interested students are welcome to attend, including members of current honors or social fraternities.

-Trevor Martin

Fraternity hosts party for charity

Sigma Phi Epsilon will host its second annual bowl-a-thon this weekend to benefit the Frank Foundation Child Assistance International.

The Frank Foundation is co-sponsoring the party to raise money to help children worldwide.

The event starts Thursday at 10 p.m. and will last 24 hours, with an open mic from 2 to 4 a.m.

Four-man bowling teams will be asked to raise $40 each, and all bowlers receive a free T-shirt. Free food and drink will be provided.

National and local area bands, including Granian and Highway 9, will perform, and the Washington Wizards dance team will make a special appearance.

To sign-up a bowling team or reserve open-mic time, students should contact

-Kate Stepan

Hillel to host fundraiser at Tequila Grill

The Hillel will host a party this weekend at Tequila Grill at 10 p.m. Saturday night.

There will be drink specials all night and the cover charge will be $5.

Proceeds will benefit the GW Hillel. All students over 21 are welcome to attend.

BSU hosts keynote speaker

The keynote speaker for GW’s celebration of Black History month, Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, will lecture Thursday on black culture in the United States

Dyson, author of If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur is an ordained Baptist minister.

The speech will take place Thursday 8 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Hand Chapel.

GW students will perform ‘Dangerous Liaisons’

The theatre and dance department will host Christopher Hampton’s popular stage adaptation of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” at the end of this month.

The play, which was written during the 18th century, has been re-worked for both stage and screen and several different time periods.

Hampton’s version is set in 1920’s United States.

Evening performances will begin Feb. 28 and last through March 2. There will be a matinee March 3. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and the matinee starts at 2 p.m.

There will also be a special preview Feb. 27 for a discount ticket price of $5. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and regular prices are $8 for students and $10 general admission.

-Trevor Martin

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