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Nine great things to do around campus in November
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Senior Kylie Hall, who holds the Emory women’s soccer record for most consecutive games with an assist, plays the Violets of New York University. Cheer on the women’s soccer team during their senior night and final game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 5.

A new month means new events happening all over campus. From immersing yourself in the arts to cheering on the Emory Eagles during final fall matches, there’s plenty to fill your calendar from here until Thanksgiving break.  

1. Immerse yourself in concerts on campus.

The Emory Department of Music is pulling out all the stops this month. These concerts will be held in the Schwartz Center’s Emerson Hall and are free to attend, with no tickets required. 

The Emory Chamber Music Society is hosting two concerts with guest musicians. Pianist David Deveau will perform on Friday, Nov. 4, at noon and violinist Soovin Kim and pianist Gloria Chen will perform on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. 

Want to support Emory students? Check out the Emory Chamber Ensemble and the Emory Collaborative Piano Ensemble at 4 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. The Emory University Symphony Orchestra and the Emory Wind Ensemble play a collaborative concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, and the Emory Jazz Ensembles present their fall concert on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. 

You can also join the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir for their annual fall concert on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Cannon Chapel. The concert is free and food will be served after the performance, but attendees should register online.

2. Get lost in a good book. 

Explore the Woodruff Library’s exhibit “Inner Beauty: Exploring Rare Books Beyond their Covers.” It investigates the world of rare books ranging from the 13th century to the present, diving into the history of ownership, reception among readers and how these titles have inspired new works. The exhibit is on display now through Feb. 20, 2023. 

If rare books aren’t your ticket, check out the “Connections: The Power of Objects” exhibit, also at the Woodruff Library, on display now through Jan. 8, 2023. This exhibit highlights libraries, museums and other organizations that collect, preserve or foster the use of objects to increase knowledge, spark curiosity, encourage discovery and promote creativity. 

3. Learn from experts.

There’s plenty for students to learn in the classroom — but there’s plenty more outside of it, for the whole Emory community. Emory attracts thought leaders from a wide range of topic areas, so there’s always something new to learn.

On the Oxford College campus, check out “Sankofa Futurisms: The Future of African Women in the Legal Profession” from J. Jarpa Dawuni on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Dawuni is an associate professor of political science at Howard University in Washington, DC, and a qualified barrister-at-law before the Ghana Superior Courts of Judicature. Registration is free and the event will be held at Williams Hall. 

Explore the world of Argentine tango performances from the Oxford campus. Catch the “Tango in Japan: Affect, Desire and the Performance of Modernity” lecture by Yuiko Asaba, the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Hudderfield and visiting researcher at Osaka University. The event takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Oxford College Chapel. 

Learn how craft practices and communities can carry histories and cultures of people, knowledges, innovations and social ties — and why some of these practices are disappearing — at the Center for Mind, Brain and Culture. Vernelle A. A. Noel presents “Craft + Computation: Culture, Design, Cognition” at PAIS 230 on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. 

4. Take time for civic engagement.

It may not be July, but there are plenty of opportunities to feel patriotic this month.  

First, early voting is open through Nov. 4, including at the location on Emory’s campus. Any registered DeKalb County voter may cast their ballot at 1599 Clifton Road. No time to vote early? Make your voice heard on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters will need to vote at their assigned precinct and the on-campus location will only be open to assigned voters. Not sure where your polling location is? Check out Georgia’s guide to voting in person on Election Day.

You can also check out the Election Watch Party on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Harland Cinema. Watch the results come in starting at 6 p.m. and enjoy good food and conversations with other interested Emory students, faculty and staff. 

After Election Day is over, it’s time for Veterans Day. All faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to Emory’s annual Veterans Day commemoration on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The event will take place on the Emory Quadrangle and include a flag ceremony, guest speaker, the “Armed Forces Medley,” refreshments and more.  

5. Cheer on the Eagles.

Fall sports seasons are wrapping up, so be sure to cheer on the Emory Eagles during their last events! Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host the Emory Fall Invitational on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Woodruff P.E. Center and men’s soccer has senior day on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. Plus: Basketball season tips off with the first games on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The men’s team plays Piedmont at 7:30 p.m. and the women’s team plays LaGrange at 5:30 p.m. 

The women’s soccer team has had a successful season, with their best start in UAA play since 2000. Senior Kylie Hall now holds the record for most consecutive games with an assist, so you don’t want to miss senior night and the end of their regular season and conference play on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1:30 p.m. 

You can check out the full sports schedule at and view the Emory Oxford Eagles schedule at 

6. Make a difference in the community. 

Join Emory Cares Day, which puts Emory’s mission to serve humanity into practice. The annual tradition, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 12, this year, offers a wide variety of service projects in Atlanta and beyond. It’s a chance to nourish relationships within the Emory family, increase Emory’s visibility, strengthen partnerships with civic and community organizations, and improve communities worldwide. 

Registration is now open to students, alumni, faculty and staff members. Be sure to register by Nov. 5 to participate. 

7. Beat the Sunday scaries.

Did you know you can fill your Sunday with something that’s more fun than dreading the week ahead? Check out Sunday FUNday at the Carlos Museum. This month’s event takes place on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Tate Room. You’ll get to explore miniature masterpieces in stone through the exhibition “Making an Impression: The Art and Craft of Ancient Engraved Gemstones” then head to the studio to make your own gemstone.  

The event is free and includes admission to the galleries — a win-win.  

Can’t make it that day? Head to a student guide tour on Sunday, Nov. 13, where you’ll enjoy hands-on activities and explanations about what ancient art can tell us about the artists themselves. Tours are free, but registration is required.  

8. See Shakespeare in a new light.

Think you learned everything about Shakespeare in your high school literature class? Think again. This three-part series from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry explores how African American theater artists across eras have performed Shakespeare and how Black authors and playwrights have chosen to write about Shakespeare — including updating his classic plays. 

The seminar meets in person at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry on three Mondays — Nov. 21, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 — at 5 p.m. Registration is free but participants are expected to attend all three sessions. 

9. Recenter yourself.

Need a few minutes to reset and refocus? There are several opportunities each week to do just that.

On Mondays, head to the mindfulness and well-being circle at 12:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel, 106. Offered by the Emory Buddhist Chaplaincy, it’s open to anyone as a place focused on rest, community and learning.

On Wednesdays, tune into the mid-week musical meditation offered by Maury Allums, director of music, and the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. The event takes place every Wednesday via Zoom from 12-12:15 p.m. 

Check out the compassion meditation group on Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 5-6 p.m. These sessions focus on accessible, shared silent group meditation with members from across the Emory community.

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