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Festival of the Arts program unites GW groups

In an exotic ballet of traditional Afro-Brazilian martial arts, the Capoeira Angola Club ushered in the first-ever Festival of the Arts program on the Quad Saturday.

The Festival of the Arts, organized by Student Activities Center student assistant Jenna Harju, was an attempt to present all of the arts programs at GW in a singular event.

Harju said she held the event “to show the administration that the arts are important to GW and the community . and we would appreciate funding.”

Several student comedy, music and dance groups performed.

Mindy Miner, a member of Purely Coincidental, an improv comedy troupe, said the event received a lot of attention because it was “spring visit” weekend at GW.

-Monique L. Harding

Panhellenic Association hosts annual fashion show

The Panhellenic Association raised about $1,800 for the National Breast Cancer Coalition at its fourth annual fashion show Friday in the Marvin Center Ballroom.

“It was the most successful (Panhellenic Association) fashion show so far,” said Panhellenic President Carrie Jablonow.

Mike Gargano, executive director of the Student Activities Center, Dean of Students Linda Donnels and representatives from several student organizations modeled fashions from Speedo, the Limited, Britches of Georgetown and other area stores that donated clothes.

Jablonow said the event made her happy to be a part of Greek life at GW.

“Breast cancer has affected my family in the past year and this deepens the significance of last night for me,” Jablonow said.

-Monique L. Harding

GWizard kiosks unable to produce class schedules

The GWizard kiosks are not able to produce class schedules for future semesters, raising concerns students will be unable to conveniently obtain their fall schedules.

The kiosks are meant to provide an easy, accessible way to get schedules, grades and account information for students and there are few alternatives.

“It’s on the `to do’ list,” said Doug Gale, assistant vice president for information systems and services.

The old GWizard kiosks and upgraded administrative software did not work with the new kiosks, Gale said.

“There needs be to be a solution fast or there will be a lot of misplaced students come fall,” said Lonnie Giamela, Student Association vice president for academic affairs. “The first classes here at GW won’t have anywhere near full attendance.”

-Laura Hertzfeld

Thurston Hall Block Party promotes community at GW

F Street took on a carnival flavor with yellow and blue balloons, a ball pit and dunk tanks as part of Thurston Hall’s annual block party Saturday.

Proceeds from ticket sales, for rides and games, went to Reach Out and Read, a pediatric literacy promotion program sponsored by the GW Primary Care Associates.

Adam Siple, coordinator of the “GW Votes” campaign, was registering students to vote in D.C. elections. The campaign is aimed at electing GW students to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

The Cocoa Bravaz, the featured band, provided a musical finale. The GW band Liquid Rhythm also performed.

Aaron Chacker, Thurston Hall president, said the goal of the day was twofold.

“First of all we wanted to put together a day everyone would consider one of the best days of the year,” he said. “Second, we wanted to promote the reputation of our class. This event symbolizes the dedication and drive that we have.”

-Rebecca Brink

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