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10 things to do around Emory in September
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In September, the calendar reloads with a variety of options for entertainment and learning. Whether you’d like to hear soccer star Megan Rapinoe speak, relax at a concert or peruse an exhibit, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. 


1. Expand your personal music collection 

The Music and Media Library is hosting a huge vinyl and CD giveaway Sept. 6–15. There will be more than 7,500 LP records (33 1/3-speed) up for grabs, as well as more than 1,000 CDs. Most feature classical music, but a few rock and jazz albums are in the mix. Some music scores and books will also be available. More selections will be added throughout the giveaway, so stop by more than once. 


2. Watch a film classic 

The Cinematheque series returns for fall semester with “Federico Fellini: A Centennial Celebration,” highlighting works from the most widely acclaimed Italian filmmaker of the 20th century.All screenings are on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall, Room 208. This month’s screenings include “The White Sheik” and “The Miracle” on Sept. 7, “The Young and the Passionate” on Sept. 14, “The Road” on Sept. 21 and “Nights of Cabaria” on Sept. 28. All films are free and open to the public. Learn more about the series. 


3. Share your thoughts on Emory’s Twin Memorials 

Take part in the next step toward designing and constructing twin memorials to honor the enslaved individuals and their descendants who lived and worked on Emory’s original campus (now Oxford College) by sharing input on their design.

During eight listening sessions scheduled for Sept. 12-15 on the Oxford and Atlanta campuses, community members will have the opportunity to comment on more than two dozen design concepts and hear about the possible sites for the memorials on the two campuses. 

Learn more about the upcoming sessions and register to attend. 


4. Hear an address by soccer star Megan Rapinoe 

Two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe will deliver the keynote address at Emory’s 41st Carter Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The in-person, ticketed event is open to first-year students, but anyone can register to watch via livestream. Learn more about the Carter Town Hall and how to watch. 


5. Get to know yourself through writing 

Writing is a powerful practice whether you’re discerning your career trajectory, thinking about starting a new venture or wanting to know yourself better and find ways to tackle problems. Join media and tech entrepreneur Jeremy Gilbertson during a four-part series of self-discovery titled “Write to Know You.” Hosted by The Hatchery, workshops will be held Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. A hybrid option will be available. Learn more and register. 


6. Enjoy an exhibit at Emory Libraries 

Need a break during your day? Stop by Emory’s Woodruff Library to see an exhibit: “Forbidden Loves and Secret Lusts: Selections from the Golden Age of Queer Pulp Fiction” (in Rose Library) through Oct. 7; “Graphic Narratives and Comic Collections at Emory: Past, Present and Future” through Dec. 17; and “Graffiti: A Library Guide to Aerosol Art” through Jan. 8. The Oxford College Library currently features “The Work Is Never Finished.” Get all the details on the exhibit pages.


7. Gaze at the beauty of ancient gemstones 

“Making an Impression: The Art and Craft of Ancient Engraved Gemstones” is the newest exhibit at the Carlos Museum and the first exhibition of ancient gems in the southeastern United States. The exhibit draws from the museum’s collection of Greek and Roman gems, many of which have never been displayed publicly. “Making an Impression” is open until Nov. 27. 


8. Enjoy musical and dance performances 

Arts activities on both campuses are plentiful this month, with events ranging from instrumental and voice concerts and informative lectures to dance performances and reading groups. Get more details about many of the events and plan to attend a few. 


9. Cheer on the Emory Eagles 

Fall sports include soccer, volleyball and cross country, with many events held at home. Admission is free and all competitions are open to anyone. Visit the Emory Athletics website or the Oxford College Athletics website for details on schedules and the latest sports news from both campuses. 


10. Take a stroll through the park 

Fall is the perfect time to run or walk the scenic trails of Lullwater Preserve, a 154-acre getaway with beautiful trees, green spaces and Candler Lake. Interesting sites include an English Tudor mansion where President Fenves lives and the remains of a two-story octagonal powerhouse built of stacked stone. Three entrances — on Clifton Road, Starvine Way and behind the Clairmont Campus — take you to trails that wind throughout the preserve. View the trail map here.

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