GW welcomes students back with events
Several campus organizations are hosting events as part of Winter Welcome Week this week. Activities include:
*Hypnotist Keith Karkut, Tuesday at 8 p.m. Get hypnotized at the Mount Vernon Hand Chapel.
*Totally ’80s Movie Night, Thursday at 7 and 9 p.m. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be shown in the Marvin Center Amphitheater.
*Fondue Friday, Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. Free fondue in the Hippodrome.
*’80s Cartoon Brunch, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Vernon
*Men’s Basketball game vs. Dayton, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Colonials take on the Flyers at the Smith Center.
*Women’s Basketball game, Sunday at 2 p.m. GW battles Xavier at the Smith Center.
*Comedy Night, Sunday at 10 p.m. Stuttering John and Friends featuring Artie Lange, comedians most famous for work on “The Howard Stern Show,” will perform at the Smith Center. Tickets ($5) are available at Ticketmaster or at gwired.gwu.edu/tickets.
HWC to hold free exercise classes
Students have one more reason to keep their New Year’s resolutions of shedding pounds when the Health and Wellness Center holds free group fitness classes this week.
Classes include cycling, mat pilates, step and yoga. A full schedule can be viewed by visiting gwired.gwu.edu/rsfs and clicking on “fitness programs.”
Those interested in attending classes throughout the semester can purchase unlimited group fitness passes for $60 each.
Former INS commissioner to teach law
Former Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner James W. Ziglar will begin as a law school visiting professor this semester. He is set to teach courses about immigration policy, constitutional law and natural resources law and policy.
Ziglar held his position at the INS until November 2002, when he retired from the federal service. During his 15-year career with the federal government he also held positions as sergeant at arms of the U.S. Senate, assistant secretary of the interior for water and science, and congressional and public affairs officer at the Department of Justice.
He has worked in the law field since 1972, clerking for a U.S. Supreme Court justice and working as partner in the firm O’Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Estover, Killingsworth and Beshears in Phoenix.
Communitarian Policy Studies hosts panel
The GW Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies will host “The State of Society,” a panel discussion, Monday at 2 p.m. in the National Press Club.
GW professor Amitai Etzioni will chair the panel, featuring Douglas Besharov from the University of Maryland and American Enterprise Institute, Kristin Moore from Child Trends and Isabel Sawhill from the Brookings Institute and the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 994-8937.