Weekly Briefs: March 11 – 15, 2019

The Politics of Twin Peaks

Human rights professor Amanda DiPaolo and communications professor Jamie Gillies are hosting a book launch for The Politics of Twin Peaks, a book they edited.

The book investigates how the television show Twin Peaks considers American politics and the American identity.

The launch is March 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Brian Mulroney Hall Rotunda.

STUISA Multicultural Fair 

The St. Thomas University International Students’ Association is holding their annual Multicultural Fair titled “We Are One” on March 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kinsella Auditorium.

International students will perform songs, dance, model traditional clothing and perform poetry in traditional languages and more than 20 food dishes from all over the world will be prepared.

Tickets are $10 for students and children and $15 for general admission. The funds raised go toward bursaries for international students at St. Thomas University.

Being Enough retreat

Student counsellor Wendy Matthews is hosting a women’s retreat for students on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in James Dunn Hall room 209. The retreat will provide a relaxed space “to share meals, stories, insight, creativity and laughter.” All STU students are welcome.

Acts of Kindness Theatre Festival

Theatre St. Thomas will be hosting their Acts of Kindness Theatre Festival in partnership with the Fredericton Homeless Shelters Inc. on March 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

The evening will include four one-act plays brought together by 19 actions and directors.

Admission is by donation and all proceeds raised will go to the homeless shelters in Fredericton.