What are Hallway Meet and Greets?
Hallway meet and greets ensure everyone at SUUSI checks in with other people every single day. This is a tradition used by the Teen Dorm for decades, and its benefits are many fold.
First, it simply allows us to know who is present and who isn’t. When an SUUSI person misses a Meet and Greet, it is probably not an emergency, but a daily Hallway Check-In is a way to know if someone is hurt, missing, or otherwise in need of help.
Your SUUSI Nature Staff is ready to show you the wonders of our outdoor (and underground) world! We have a few trip changes to tell you about:
Due to lots of interest in the Planetarium, we have added a second opportunity: Trip #500 (Family Friendly) on Tuesday from 7:45 to 9:15 pm. This year's show is "2012: Mayan Prophecies;" it explores the Mayan culture, knowledge of astronomy and relationships to their ancient temples, and potential causes for the decline of the Mayan culture.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have made a change...
All services are in Pridemore Theatre in Porterfield except for the Thursday 7 p.m. service which will be in Preston Hall (where Ingathering is held) and the Friday evening Earth-Centered service at 7 p.m. which will be outdoors in the large field in between Heth and the fountain.
Monday 9 a.m., Draw the Circle Wide, Rev. Jan Taddeo and Rev. Bret Lortie
"Welcome Home!" Those who return to SUUSI year after year receive this greeting after waiting 51 weeks to be reunited with their beloved SUUSI community. Yet first timers may not quite feel ready to call this "home."
This year the annual SUUSI Blood Drive will be held in Cook Hall.
Wednesday and Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Volunteers are needed to help people sing-up for a time to give blood, in the cafeteria during meals on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and maybe Thursday (breakfast and lunch only) if we still have space for people to give.
Volunteers are also need to assist people as they check-in to give blood Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (in Cook).
People can volunteer for an hour or more in either venue.
Nightlife This Week
In-gathering is just the beginning! Tonight’s Nightlife is the Cabaret Open Mic, open to everyone who wants to share a song, a dance, a poem or whatever your talent! If you would like to perform, please sign-up at the Nightlife table at registration. All acts welcome - Porterfield Theater at 9:30 pm.
All week long Concert Hour features some wonderfully entertaining storytelling, rabble rousing and rock ‘n’ roll.
Monday: Tret Fure
Tuesday: Mindy Simmons
Wednesday: Cosy Sheriden
Thursday: The School of Rock.
Special family events this week
Community Time is a free festive afternoon fling. You’ll find a merry gathering of the SUUSI tribe on the lawn between Heth Hall & the fountain (same place as last year) Monday – Friday from 4:30-6 pm.
Each day there is space for something different: lounge on the lawn with old friends, strum your guitar, start a card game with a stranger, take a splashy seat in the dunk tank, ink in
Folks have been submitting ideas for the essential items in their SUUSI boxes.
A SUUSI box is a box that stays tucked away in storage all year, waiting for SUUSI week. What is in your ultimate SUUSI box?
Share your ideas!
Yes, the SUUSI Bookstore IS open on Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm, in the same GREAT space in the basement of Heth as the past few years, Room 014.
So once you’ve registered and moved into your room, come on over and check out all of our great books, logo items, music, and fun things like temporary hair color! Come check out the books that were recommended for your workshops, including many that were not listed in the catalog. We have all of that information for you, and most of the books as well.
We also have some amazing items
Richard Hallmark writes:
It has been fifty weeks since the members of our Beloved Community gathered to say goodbye. The ashes have long grown cold. Covered by the leaves of fall and the snows of winter. Drenched by the rains of spring. Finally midsummer has returned. The wait has been long and arduous. While nothing has been visible these long months, beneath the surface there has been activity.
In March we saw the first clear sign when the SUUSI 2014 catalog emerged. Like the images on its cover, we reached out over the miles in a long distance hug. After a flurry of activity when over 1200 registered, things again grew quiet. The weeks passed slowly.