February 27, 2020 | Campus Life, Arts & Culture, Society
We know the end of winter is officially still weeks away, but there’s no denying that those extra few minutes of daylight each day are starting to add up. If you’re looking for ways to fill them, we’ve got you covered. March is going to be a month full of pride, music, dance, speakers and theatre.
Here’s a rundown of what’s happening this month:
Is there a better (or more poetic) way to kick off the month of March than with an actual march? Meet up at MacEwan Residence on Monday, March 2 and help us make our way across campus to mark MacEwan’s fourth annual Pride Week. We’ll keep our pride on display with events, speakers and film screenings (see the full schedule), then wrap things up with a drag show on Thursday evening.
If you find yourself on campus after 5 p.m. during the first week of the month (maybe for the drag show, paint night at Towers Pub, or artist Shawn Tse’s Sharing Circle at the Mitchell Art Gallery), you may come across some slightly lost future students trying to find their way to presentations for Info Session Week. Give them a smile and a hand with directions, if you can.
The Contemporary Combo Concert on Saturday, March 7 is the first of many performances this month where music students will show off their hard work (if percussion and a capella are more your speed, there are several more concerts happening throughout the month). Speaking of speed – if you have a need for it, Sport and Wellness is hosting a go-kart mini grand prix on Friday, March 6.
Congratulations – the week of March 8 marks the halfway point for Winter semester classes! It’s also daylight savings time, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour on Sunday morning. While you’re working on a to-do list for Sunday, add “Student Research Day.” March 8 is the deadline to apply to share your work (and not just research – papers, performances and artwork count too) at our annual celebration of student discovery.
We know it’s hard to think about going anywhere this summer when you’re knee-deep in assignments, but if travelling and earning credit at the same time sounds good to you, stop by the Education Abroad Info Session on March 11 (there’s another one on March 24).
Check out several pop-up events in Griffins Landing between March 16 and 20 to celebrate MacEwan’s annual Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Week. And make sure to stop by Allard Hall on Thursday, March 19 to see how students at Ben Calf Robe School are honouring the generations of Indigenous families who have attended the school, which is being rebuilt.
If you’re feeling the pinch and really need a late-night cram session, plan to spend the evening at the library on March 19. There will be PAWSS dogs, snacks and help from librarians on hand to get you caught up (or get ahead).
Even if you stuck it out until 1 a.m. at the library, you still have lots of time to rest up and get yourself to Merienda (teatime) with Eugenio Salas in the Mitchell Art Gallery on March 20 (it doesn’t start until 3 p.m.).
If guitar is your jam, make sure to set aside some time on Sunday, March 22 to check out the Guitar Band Concert. Maybe it will inspire you to pick up an electric or acoustic and make learning to play your new goal. This goal-setting workshop hosted by Sport and Wellness on Monday might help (it’s really focused on setting goals for a healthy lifestyle, but skills transfer, right?).
You don’t want to miss our theatre students in action in Legally Blonde The Musical (March 25 to April 4). They’re amazing. Rumour has it that at least one PAWSS dog has a cameo in the show. You’ve got to go!
And speaking of PAWSS dogs, they’ve scheduled some post-spin class puppy playtime on March 31 for Pups ‘N Pedals. How cute is that?
That was a lot, but there’s even more waiting for you at MacEwan.ca/Events.