|The following events are scheduled to take place on campus this semester. Dates will soon be announced here, on the bulletin board in the Student Union, and in the school newspaper, The Scoop.|
(Please note: All campus events listed are tentative and subject to change or cancellation.)
Oldies reunion show featuring:
- The Turtles
- The Animals
- The Monkees
Pianist Vladimir Barkowitz and cellist Meow-Meow Ma will play selections from Beethoven and Wagner.
The Department of Purrforming Arts will present two shows this semester.
- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
- A Streetcat Named Desire
I AM Somebody Night
Operation PUSH comes to shove when the Reverend Jesse Jackson brings his uplifting, inspirational message to campus. - Sponsored by Iams.
Award-winning writer Robert Stone will read from his classic novel Dog Soldiers, to be followed by a screening of the film based on the book, Who'll Stop the Rain?
Noted New York Times columnist Anna Quindlen will read from her book Good Dog. Stay. We hope you'll stay for the presentation afterwards when that good dog of hers, Beau, receives an honorary VCLA degree.
Stephen Colbert will read William Faulkner's classic The Bear and lead a discussion on whether it is a short novel or a long story. Afterward he will sell copies of his book I'm An American, and So Can You. Mr. Colbert's dog, Gipper, will receive an honorary VCLA degree.
- All Co-sponsored by the departments of Engleash and Litterature.
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft will speak on the subject "Strange but true: I Lost An Election to a Dead Man" and sing "Let the Eagle Soar." - Co-sponsored by the department of Pawlitical Science and Mewsicology.
California Senator Barbara Boxer will deliver a PowerPoint presentation on the subject: "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Her Bark Is Worse Than Her Bite." - Sponsored by the Department of Pawlitical Science.
Reminder: All events are tenative and subject to change and cancellation.
Saturday Night Fever (featuring Sir Barksalot)
Every Saturday from 9PM to Midnight, talented local DJ and Snoop Dog impersonator Sir Barksalot spins tunes in the Union Mosh Pit aka The Cage. All members of the student body and faculty are welcome to dance and prance.
Favorite tunes on campus include:
- Rolling Stones: Stray Cat Blues
- Elvis Presley: Hound Dog
- Ted Nugent: Cat Scratch Fever
- Spider John Koerner: Froggy Went a Courtin'
- Asleep at the Wheel: Nobody Here But Us Chickens
- Baha Men: Who Let the Dogs Out
- Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman
- Jefferson Starfish: We Built This College
- Ry Cooder: Police Dog Blues
- Stray Cats: Rock This Joint
Monday, Monday Groovie Movie Night (hosted by Roger E-Bear)
Popcorn eating movie critic impersonator Roger E-Bear will offer his paws-up, paws-down verdicts on these movies this semester:
Animation Animal Nation (Every Friday Noon-Midnight)
- The Incredible Journey
- The Dogfather Part I
- Groundhog Day
- Catty Shack
- Kitten with a Whip
- Rebel without any Paws
- Dog Day Afternoon
- My Friend Flicka
- Mighty Joe Young
- The Owl and the Pussycat
From Bugs Bunny to CatDog, cartoon favorites from down through the ages come to life on the small screen in the Kennel Club at the Student Union.