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| Monday, March 23, 2015

Purple Week

This week, Notre Dame’s Relay for Life will host “Purple Week,” a series of events to raise awareness about the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser.

“Purple Week gives the campus community an opportunity to join in the fight against cancer,” Relay for Life student co-chair Amanda Romeros said.

The week includes $5 boot camp classes at Rolfs, a “Why Do You Relay?” event on South Quad on Wednesday and a blood drive Friday. On Thursday, the dining halls will serve purple desserts, and students can register for the Relay for Life, which takes place in the Compton Family Ice Arena on April 17.

For more information, visit relay.nd.edu

Cavanaugh Coin Wars 

Cavanaugh Hall’s new signature event, Cavanaugh Coin Wars, will take place this week. The fundraiser will benefit St. Margaret’s House, a South Bend day center for women and children.

Through Friday, each dorm will have a jar in the dining halls and LaFortune Student Center. Coins put in the jar count for positive points, whereas dollar bills are negative. The dorm with the most points at the end receives a doughnut party.

“All you have to do is go to the dining hall or go to [LaFortune Student Center], and most people are already there, so it’s a great way to make an impact without really having to do anything,” Cavanaugh signature event commissioner Gracie Linus said.

Black Cultural Arts Council Fashion Show

The Black Cultural Arts Council at Notre Dame will host its annual fashion show Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Century Center in South Bend. The show, “Risque,” will feature 30 students modeling in name-brand clothes as well as clothes from a variety of South Bend boutiques.

“It is far from what people would deem a ‘normal’ fashion show,” fashion show coordinator Olivia Mitchell said. “Included in our show are choreographed scenes where our models portray characters, perform routines and generally just have a lot of fun while on stage.”

Tickets are available for $10 at the LaFortune Box Office, and buses to the Century Center will be provided.

WWI and Graphic Novels

The Nanovic Institute of European Studies will sponsor a performance and live-drawing of several texts related to World War I on Wednesday.

The event, titled “WWI in the Graphic Novels: A Drawing Cabaret,” will feature graphic novel artists Chloe Cruchaudet Ivan Petrus and Kris & Maël. Nanovic fellow and event moderator Olivier Morel said artists play an important role in understanding the Great War.

“As creators, their art involves a lot of writing and storytelling, a strong relationship to the artistic and literary traditions, but also to photography, sociology and, of course, cinema,” Morel said.

Morel said each of the artists chose a WWI-related text that inspired their work, which Film, Television and Theatre students Dylan Parent, Austin Hagwood, Anthony Murphy and Guillermo Alonso will act out. During their performances, the artists will draw the scene, and cameras will project the drawings for the audience to see. There will then be a discussion between the artists and the audience.

“Everyone should be aware that this first world war of the 20th century has profoundly changed our world in so many ways: its geography, its society and of course, its culture, its art history,” Morel said.

The event is free but ticketed. Tickets are available by contacting [email protected]

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Emily McConville is a news writer and photographer for the Observer. She is a senior studying history and Italian with a minor in journalism. She is from Louisville, KY and lives off-campus.

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