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A Night on the Town: Dowling’s Annual Winter Ball

By Melissa Theodorakatos
February 11, 2011

Each fall semester, the Dowling community joins together during one of the most anticipated events of the year. On December 3rd, 2010, students gathered at the Bellport Country Club to celebrate the annual Winter Ball. As students arrived at the beautiful building, familiar faces from the student government directed them towards the decorated hall. A DJ was set up near the dance floor as the event began to help all the guests get into a festive mood. After most of the guests arrived, the crowd was introduced to a wonderful performance from the Dowling College Dance Team. Members of the student government executive board followed with a few words to welcome the crowd and start off a great night. Students and faculty were seen dancing, eating, and conversing with other guests, while a wide variety of music played around them. Once appetizers were served, students rushed to find tables with their friends to enjoy the lovely meal. Almost every table was full throughout the hall, with various vacant chairs seen left behind by the eager dancers of the group. A photographer was also set up right outside the hall to give students a chance to take photos with their friends in front of a festive tree with other beautiful decorations. These photos were distributed later in the evening in a nice stand for students to place later in their dorms or homes.

After the fun-filled four hours had passed, students began to gather their belongings and leave the hall. The event was a huge success, with students talking about how much fun they had during the school days that followed the ball. Pictures flooded Facebook and other social networking sites the following day, showing how much fun all the guests had with one another during the ball. It was wonderful to see students and faculty come together for one night and show the spirit that lies within the Dowling Community.

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Winter Student Art Show

By Melissa Theodorakatos
February 11, 2011

The Dowling College Art Club hosted their very first Student Art Show on December 8th, 2010. President Sarah Asplund, with the help of Professor Brown, spent hours preparing the art studio (424RC) the night before to create a gallery atmosphere for everyone who would attend. The studio was transformed into its very own museum, with carefully lined tables filled with student sculptures and walls covered with paintings and prints making the art community proud at the amazing site that was created. Dozens of students submitted their work for the show, with all mediums visible throughout the vast space of the studio. Students outside the Visual Arts or Graphic Design program were said to also submit work, giving every member of the college community a chance to express him or herself. The work quality was outstanding, showing how talented and diligent the students in the art department truly are. With the help of incredible faculty and a successfully built art curriculum, the art department has provided students with a chance to fully express themselves in all forms of art.

The studio opened its doors to the Dowling community at 12PM, with individuals already waiting outside to view the show. Students and professors browsed throughout the entire length of the exhibit, with comments heard all around about the beautified setup and the amazing artwork around them. Some professors were even seen taking photographs of select pieces of artwork for the Visual Arts website in hopes to give those who could not attend a chance to view the exhibit. Refreshments were served throughout the entire show, with fruit, cheese, crackers, and beverages spread across a full-length table for all to see. This event was a true success for the Dowling College Art Club, giving all members of the club a chance to show how dedicated they are within the college community. Due to the success of the Winter Student Art Show, the Art Club will be hosting a spring event in the Ballroom on May 2, 2011, providing students another great opportunity to display their cherished art pieces. The ballroom will provide the club with an extensive space to hold larger art pieces and accept more submissions from the community.

If you were unable to view the show, search for the Dowling College Art Club group page and browse through the club gallery. Look around campus for more information about the Spring Student Art Show, or email president Sarah Asplund at sna3@dowling.edu.

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The Music Club Presents: American Idiot

By Melissa Theodorakatos
February 11, 2011

American Idiot is a Broadway show based around the award-winning album from the hit band Green Day. The show is known for its amazing vocals, outstanding stage effects, and overall entertaining qualities. The Music Club chose this musical for their off-campus event because of the insane amount of hype surrounding the show and the overwhelming demand for the trip from the Dowling community. Tickets sold fast, with dozens of students lining up outside the Performing Arts Center on December 11, 2010 to catch the bus into Manhattan. Students were given some time to explore the city and enjoy the holiday decorations before grabbing their seats at the St. James Theater.

Once the show was about to start, the lights dimmed in the theater, and the crowd rushed to their seats. The show opened with an electrifying performance of “American Idiot,” gearing up the audience for an outstanding performance throughout the remainder of the afternoon. Students watched in awe as the show unfolded in front of them. The crowd clapped in excitement between songs and laughed at comedic commentary from the cast. When “Whatshername” began, the crowd knew the show was nearing its end. The amazingly-written story had ended, and the cast took their final bow. Just as each member of the audience thought it was time to leave, the cast emerged onto the stage, each with his or her own guitar. They played a breathtaking acoustic of “Time of Your Life” for the audience as a memento to all the Green Day fans who had attended.

Every student who left the theater that day exclaimed his or her love for the musical. They talked of the music, acting, visuals, and overall experiences that they had during the length of the show. As the group gathered to wait for the Dowling bus, some students hovered around the stage door, hoping to see a few actors emerge. To their surprise, a few cast members stopped by to meet their fans and, of course, sign some playbills. But, before any more actors and actresses could visit, it was time to head back to the college. The bus ride home was sad for some students because it meant the show was over and the trip was coming to an end. This was a great experience for all members of the college who attended because of the amazing performance put on by the American Idiot: The Musical cast. The Music Club hosted a very successful trip and will provide the Dowling community with more fun and excitement for this coming semester.

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The Catholic Club Tours St. Patrick’s Cathedral

By Melissa Theodorakatos
February 11, 2011

On December 10th, 2010, the Dowling College Catholic Club hosted its first off-campus event in Manhattan: a scheduled tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Dowling bus took students straight to the Cathedral early in the day to give the group a great deal of time to explore the areas around the religious structure. Due to the central location of the Cathedral, students were able to walk around Rockefeller Center and Times Square before and after the scheduled tour. At 3PM, the group gathered outside the Cathedral to begin an extensive tour around the beautiful structure before them. The group was exposed to an amazing work of art at every turn, with breathtaking stained glass windows above them and beautifully crafted architecture throughout the entire structure. It was truly a remarkable site for all who have not been exposed to a work of art like St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

After the tour, the students continued to take advantage of the time allotted in the city. They traveled around the tightly packed streets of Times Square to explore the tourist sites and get a taste of the fast-paced urban lifestyle of New York City. As the night sky began to emerge, the city lit up with beautiful holiday decorations all around the area. Just before departing for Dowling, the group was able to see the massive Christmas tree up close, along with thousands of other visitors all joining together to admire such a remarkable site. At 8PM, the bus arrived to bring students back to the college. The group was sad to leave such an amazing city; but after such a long and eventful day, most of the group was ready to rest. The Catholic Club president, Russel Kuhn, hosted an amazing event for all the Dowling affiliates who attended. He has hopes for more exciting events in the future for his newly appointed club. For more information on the club and the upcoming events scheduled for the Spring semester, contact Russel at rtk2@dowling.edu.

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Schoolhouse Rock, Live!

By James Browning
February 11, 2011

Perhaps you may remember the Schoolhouse Rock! cartoon series from the 70s and 80s, a popular show that aired as part of the Saturday morning cartoons. This musical mini-series was aimed at entertaining children while also supplementing their education; the songs written for the series are packed with facts from such varied disciplines as English, History, and Science. If you are still not sure whether the series sounds familiar, surely the songs “I’m Just a Bill,” and “Conjunction Junction” will trigger your memory.

Schoolhouse Rock, Live! is a newer version of the series brought to the stage. In conjunction with the Drama and Music Departments, Dowling is proud to host the production of this incredibly fun show. Performances will be held starting from Thursday, March 3rd until Sunday, March 6th. For more information on tickets and performance times, check the Dowling website or email the director, Kim Poppiti, at PoppitiK@dowling.edu. As the performance dates draw nearer, the box office will begin taking ticket reservations at (631)244–5037.

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