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Grab a cuppa fair trade joe and listen to some great live music at Capp House Tuesday night from 7-10pm in the University of Dallas Cappucino Bar (Cap Bar).

During the live performance and before, UD Earth Service is providing FAIR TRADE ESPRESSO at the Cap Bar from 5-9 pm for 25¢ off. In addition to your discount, 25¢ will also be donated to UD Earth Service by the Cap Bar. These deals apply to any drink purchased at the Cap Bar made with Fair Trade Espresso.

Support fellow UD student Michael Unterberger, fair trade practices, and UD Earth Services with only some pocket change and an hour of your time.

Love Rockabilly music?  Wondering what the heck Rockabilly music is?  Either way it’s time to shut the books and head over to this week’s Thank Goodness It’s Thursday (TGIT).  November 11th from 9pm to 12am, see the North Texas band, Drop Top Rockets, put on a live show in Haggar Student Center’s Rathskellar (a.k.a the basement, for you non-UD-ers).

I know, I know…’Tis the season for COMPS (comprehensive exams).  As a University of Dallas senior, I am well aware it’s that time of the year–theses, projects, presentations, research, oral exams, written exams…the list goes on.  The season begins late October/early November and lasts through Spring Break, practically.  Even for those students who aren’t seniors, the papers are piling up and the semester is snowballing until the small relief granted by Thanksgiving break.

However, for your own health, I suggest taking a break–even for an hour or two–to let loose, show off those dancing skills, and grab a beer (or soda/pop) this Thursday in the Rat with some of your friends.  You deserve it.  (Plus, then you can find out what’s up with that Rockabilly genre that’s WAAAY under represented on your iTunes play list).

Thursday from 9pm-12am in the University of Dallas Rathskellar, come to this week’s TGIT is featuring Kazyak and Brian Laidlaw.  The Minnesota trio Kazyak will be playing their original music.  The fantastic acoustic singer songwriter Brian Laidlaw will open for the band.  Listen to Kazyak before their University of Dallas debut.

Thank goodness it’s almost Thursday!  With midterm week in full-swing, we all need a chance to let loose and have some fun.  I know what that means…Thursday night, I’ll be rocking out to UD band Speak Easy made up of UD seniors, Brennan Pecha, Steve Schmidt, and Robert Landreaux.  They are accompanied by their  talented drummer, junior Ethan Munsill.

For those of age, the bar will be serving $2 beers.  For the rest of you, pop (soda, for you northerners, coke for you crazy southerners) will be available for purchase, as well.  And of course, FREE popcorn is available.

So get your weekend started right,  join Speak Easy in Haggar University Center’s Rathskellar this Thursday, October 21 at 9pm.

Come here the talents of UD’s own Jordan Campirino and Luke Dougherty from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday, October 19.  The Cap Bar in Haggar University Center will be open and coffee will be flowing for those in need of a midweek midterm caffine fix or a study break from all of your exams.

For more October events, check out the University Calendar and keep up with A&E @ UD.

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It’s Monday, but it’s never to early in the week to look forward to the University of Dallas’s annual Oktoberfest Celebration this weekend.  Look for t-shirts and steins this week in the Haggar University Center throughout the week, especially during lunch and dinner.  Pull out your polka skills with the traditional live performance by nationally-known band Brave Combo and German baked goods on Saturday

Next week guest poet, Peter Campion comes to campus for poetry reading and workshop and to visit Lyrics Studies (aka Junior Poet or J-Po) classes.