According to an email sent to the Brandeis community on Sep. 23 by Dennis Hicks, the Director of Student Activities, the Department of Student Activities (DSA) will be hosting Family Weekend from Oct. 15 through Oct. 17.
Family Weekend is an annual event held in the fall semester that is designed to provide entertainment for students and their families throughout the weekend, according to the description on the university’s Family Weekend page. Events that will take place include Family Bingo, where you will be able to play for prizes and have the opportunity to meet other families and students. There will also be an exhibition at the Rose Art Museum where the museum will show off its work.
The university will also be hosting a neuroscience presentation by Donald Katz, a professor of psychology at Brandeis. During the presentation, Katz will attempt to convince those in attendance that the way that you perceive the world is an illusion, according to the event description.
If you are interested in registering for Family Weekend and taking part in these events, then you can register on the Family Weekend website. Among those mentioned, the Family Weekend website also lists the many different events that are occurring during Family Weekend.
In addition to these events, DSA is also looking for Brandeis community members that “make and sell things,” including artists and crafters. According to an email sent to Brandeis community members on Sep. 23 by DSA, interested community members will be able to participate in a Create@Brandeis Craft Market event to exchange their goods, taking place in Fellows Garden outside of the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC).
According to the email, accepted products include “jewelry, art, body care products, paper crafts [and] textiles.” The registration form can be found in an email sent out by student activities, the deadline to fill out the form is Oct. 3, according to the form.
During Family Weekend, DSA will also be hosting a first-time event on Saturday Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. in Spingold Theatre called “Brandeis Has Got Talent,” according to the email. In the email, Hicks states that at the event, student performers such as musicians, vocalists, dancers and comedians will be performing, further stating that “if you’ve ever watched ‘America’s Got Talent’ then you know what we are aiming for.” Additionally, if you are interested in applying for the event, you are able to apply to perform at the event as either an individual, a duo or a group.