Founder’s Day And V-Day

One of the finest traditions for Lehigh University, Founder’s Day offers a bit of Pomp and Circumstance with a few history lessons about our campus and our esteemed founder, Asa Packer. There’s a full afternoon of campus pride with events and celebrations. Review the website link and fill out the registration if you plan to attend.

One other note: if you are on Twitter, and haven’t started to follow AsaPackersGhost, this week would be a good time to start.


ArtsLehigh proudly supports the annual Vagina Monologue production. Here is the description from the event website:

-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues.”

In 2005, more than 2500 V-Day events took place in the U.S. and around the world.

To date, V-Day has raised over $30 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; funded safe houses in Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq, and over 5000 community-based anti-violence programs.

The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and

Auditions for cast members will be held October 17-21, by the following schedule:
  • Wednesday, October 19: 6-7PM in the Women’s Center
  • Thursday, October 20: 6:30-8PM in the Women’s Center
  • Friday, October 21: 12-2PM in Maginnes 104
Please sign-up for an audition time on the sheet by the door of the Women’s Center (UC 207), which will be available after Pacing Break. If you are unable to meet at any of these specified audition times, please discuss this with the producers by emailing

During your audition, you will be asked to read a selected monologue from the play, which we will provide. We’d like to emphasize that no acting experience is necessary in order to become a cast member. We value your creativity, enthusiasm, and commitment to V-Day’s campaign to end violence against women.

We are also looking for volunteers (lovingly known as Bobs after a character in the play) to help us with production. Bobs will work with the cast to create V-Day events and help out with miscellaneous tasks. Since cast members are required to identify as women, becoming a Bob is a great option for men who would like to get involved with V-Day or for anyone who wants to participate, but does not want to act in the play.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at or drop by the Women’s Center. We look forward to meeting all of you and working together to make a positive impact on Lehigh’s campus.

How can I get involved?
As a cast member, you would be performing an individual or group monologue in The Vagina Monologues, as well as helping to plan V-Week events. We have weekly, 2-hour meetings/rehearsals every Sunday beginning in early November, kicking off with a retreat for cast and Bobs.

As a Bob, you would be a volunteer that assists the planning and production of V-Week events and The Vagina Monologues. Bobs work closely with the producers and cast of The VaginaMonologues and are encouraged to attend our weekly Sunday meetings, beginning with a retreat in early November.

As a member of the Lehigh community, you can help the mission of V-Day by attending a performance of The Vagina Monologues on February 10-12 or attending a V-Day event during the fall semester this year. For additional events involving anti-violence activism, check out the Women’s Center website for more information during this academic year.

If you’ve been a fan for the past couple of years, or if you’ve thought about being a part of this year’s production, now is the time to audition. This year’s directors ask you to sign up for an audition time on Google Docs.