Welcome to Buffalo TGIF Party Friday, November 4, 4:00pm-6:00pm
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Welcome to Buffalo TGIF!
A Buffalo-themed TGIF gathering with a Daemen-style welcome! Live music by WNY favorites Maria Sebastian and Zak Ward, finger foods, and a selection of fine wines and frothy ales to sample. We’ll also have a Photo Booth and other attractions, just for the fun of it! A great chance for students, faculty, families, and alumni to have some fun and meet and greet. Free Admission. Hosted by the Daemen College Alumni Ambassadors.
- Wick Center Cyber Café
Entertainment Brunch & Market Walk (Children 6YO and up and Adult Ticket) Saturday, November 5, 11:00am-1:00pm
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2011
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wick Center Dining Room
Enjoy this elegant buffet-style brunch featuring live musical entertainment by BABIK (voted WNY's Best Jazz Band) and the incredible illusions of Garrett Thomas. Several of Daemen’s student organizations, artists, and hobbyists will also have booths and displays set up in a city-style marketplace for your perusal and patronage.
Tickets for the brunch are only $6.00 presale by October 23, or $6.25 cash-at-the-door. Current resident students do not need to buy a ticket; children under 5 years old are free.
Daemen College Student Association Presents: The Buried Life Saturday, November 5, 8:00PM
The Daemen College Student Association presents:
The Buried Life!
Four Globe-Trotters Asking "What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?"
The Buried Life (TBL) originated in 2006 when four now-twenty-something’s – Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn – set out in an old RV to complete a list of “100 Things We Want To Do Before We Die,” and help out strangers along the way to accomplish something on their own lists.
Originally from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the foursome pulled a borrowed ’57 Dodge Coachman RV out of a field which lost five of its six tires on the road, bought a secondhand camera for $100 on eBay and hit the road for two weeks to see how many items they could check off their list.
On their journey, TBL approached people to ask the question, "What do YOU want to do before you die?"
The name, "The Buried Life" refers to a poem written in 1852 by British poet, Matthew Arnold, in which he says our daily life becomes so cumbersome that our REAL life becomes buried – and we each have a longing to live our “buried life.” Jonnie Penn studied the poem in an English class at the time the team was formed, and soon the name stuck.
By 2008, after three years of pursuing their list, building an online community and funding it through sponsorship and working extra jobs, TBL had people from more than 139 countries participating on their website, without any promotion or marketing.
In mid-2008, MTV’s Reveille's Howard T. Owens helped the team check off #53: Make a TV Show, by capturing the four in a reality show, in real time with no manipulation and no assistance from MTV, except for cameras rolling.
Over an eight-week period, a grassroots movement grew to over 400,000 Facebook Fans, 50,000 Twitter followers, a following from people in 220 countries and two million views per month on their website. Now, TBL receives between 500-800 messages daily during the show’s seasons, most of which acknowledge that TBL and their mission has changed – and in many cases saved – the person’s life.
Involved in every aspect of the show’s creation, production and airing, Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn are co-executive producers of the TV series. They work to keep it authentic to their original vision: “Simple and practical things demonstrate that, with creativity and the help of others, a person can accomplish anything, anything is possible.
Daemen College is excited to feature THE BURIED LIFE as our 2011 Homecoming Showcase presentation!
TICKETS: $5 General Admission; $2 Daemen Students (one $2 ticket per student purchased in person at Wick Desk, additional tickets $5)
Seating is limited. Doors open at 7:15 PM.
- Wick Social Room