Returning home this summer?

Returnee Seminar

flightReturning home… Good food, family, old friends… But why does everything feel so different now? It’s true, studying abroad, whether for a semester or for five years can make returning home and reentering the familiar difficult. Come meet up with others and learn about “reverse culture shock” and how to readjust when you return home.

When: Thursday, April 24, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Lone Star Room, Texas Union 3.208 map
RSVP: Let us know you’re coming athttps://www.facebook.com/events/538991896219228 or email us at austinbridges.ut@gmail.com.
You’ll get FREE PIZZA if you do!

The Bridge Café

This week at The Bridge Café we’ll go back to our normal (but awesomely fun) time of games, food, and friends. Join us, and bring your favorite game to share with others!

When: Thursday, April 24, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: SAC 2.120

Upcoming Events

April 24 – Earth Day @ ACC

Earth Day is on April 22, but at ACC Rio, Bridges is partnering with a couple other groups to host a table. Find out more on the Bridges @ ACC facebook page.

May 3 – End of Year Party

Come celebrate the end of the school year with us! We’re having a party at a VERY nice home on the lake with dinner and some special activities to commemorate the past year. I hope you’ll join us! We’ll add more info about the party and transportation soon!
https://www.facebook.com/events/691676114224566

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Enough with all the bunnies!

The Bridge Café: Easter

Though the shopping malls in the U.S. would not lead you to believe, Easter is actually a more important holiday than Christmas. Easter, together with Good Friday, is the holiday in which Christians in the U.S. and around the world remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. Unfortunately, this aspect of the holiday gets eclipsed by chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, and peeps. (Even Disney gets into it…)

But, because anything made out of chocolate is good, we will have some chocolate. We may even decorate some eggs for fun, but the real story is the “reason for the season,” as they say, so we’ll have a brief presentation on where Easter came from and why it’s celebrated. Hope you can join us!

When: Thursday, April 17, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: SAC 2.120

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Bridges goes bowling

The Bridge goes bowling

Time to go bowling! On Thursday, for the Bridge we will be meeting in the Union Underground to go bowling together at 7PM! It’ll be $2.50 per game for a UT student or $3.50 for a non-UT student. If you need to rent shoes, it’ll be $2 per person. Come play with us!

When: Thursday, April 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Union Underground Bowling Alley

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Upcoming Events

April 24 – Earth Day @ ACC

Earth Day is on April 22, but at ACC Rio, Bridges is partnering with a couple other groups to host a table. Find out more on the Bridges @ ACC facebook page.

April 24 – Returnee Seminar

Nervous about leaving the U.S. and returning home? It’s not easy! Come meet up with others and learn about managing “reverse culture shock” and how to readjust when you return home.

May 3 – End of Year Party

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the end of the 2013-2014 school year with Bridges! Save the date!

Come to the park with us!

The Bridge Café

Join us as we resume The Bridge Café this week. Great food, good friends, and games…. I couldn’t think of another adjective that starts with the letter “g.” If you know one, come to The Bridge and let me know! ;-)

When: Thursday, April 3, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: SAC 2.120

This Saturday April 5

Bridges Picnic and Field Day

Join us for lunch around 12:00 p.m. and stay for some awesome field games, including relay games, and maybe kickball and a mysterious game from Malaysia called “captain ball.” Come check it out!
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Location: Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave
Directions by bus: Take bus 3 from the Texas Union at 11:26 a.m., get off at Medical Pkwy and 44th. Click to see the map.

Upcoming Events

April 24 – Earth Day @ ACC

Earth Day is on April 22, but at ACC Rio, Bridges is partnering with a couple other groups to host a table. Find out more on the Bridges @ ACC facebook page.

April 26 – Returnee Seminar

Nervous about leaving the U.S. and returning home? It’s not easy! Come meet up with others and learn about managing “reverse culture shock” and how to readjust when you return home. Email austinbridges.ut@gmail.com for more info.

May 3 – End of Year Party

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the end of the 2013-2014 school year with Bridges! Save the date!

Rez Week, No Bridge Café This Week

If you walk by Gregory Gym plaza this week, you might find someone performing on a guitar, a huge art mural, some people selling lunch for $1, or even something crazy called “banarchy.” If so, you’ve found the spot for Rez Week. All week long people will be celebrating an early Easter (Easter is in April), and sharing the goodness and the message with others. This week we’re taking a break from The Bridge Café so that you can go check it out as well! Check out the facebook event for more info, and look on our facebook page for when to meet up with other Bridges people!

When: Thursday, March 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Gregory Plaza

April 5

Bridges Picnic and Field Day

We’ll share food, hang out, and play some fun games outside at a park near UT. Save the date!
12-3 p.m.
Location TBD

The Bible: Gospel, Guide, or Garbage

The Veritas Forum: TOMORROW NIGHT!

We all have our ideas about what the Bible is and what it is good for, but how would one of the world’s foremost experts on it say about it? And, how would a philosopher respond? Join us as we co-sponsor a conversation between renowned New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and Dan Bonevac, a Professor of Philosophy at UT on the topic, “The Bible: Gospel, Guide, or Garbage,” followed by Q&A with students and faculty.

March 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm
LOCATION CHANGE: TEXAS UNION, MAIN BALLROOM

http://veritas.org/campuses/university-texas-austin

Bridges Valentine’s Party

Is Valentine’s Day one of those holidays for greeting card companies to make money off of naive sentimentalists, or is it really about letting those you love know how much they mean to you? I don’t know, but it’s a perplexing question isn’t it? In any case, we’re taking this opportunity to let you know how much you mean to us by having a Valentine’s Day party for you! There will some tasty Valentine’s treats, some fun activities to get to know each other, and an international music dance party in which you can learn a few dances too!

When: Saturday, February 15, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: 1909 University Avenue (Longhorns for Christ Campus Center)

The Bridge Café: Cancelled this week

Too much of a good thing is… too much? Well, just in case it is, we’re cancelling The Bridge in lieu of having the Valentine’s Day party on Saturday night. We’ll resume The Bridge next week, same day, same time!

The Bridge Café

While the world may be going to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics, we’re just going downstairs this week for The Bridge Café. Room 1.106, that’s where we’ll be. Although you won’t be able to try your luck at ice skating or curling, you will be able to test your nerves at a game of cards or warm up with some hot tea. Join us this week, and go for gold!

When: Thursday, February 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: SAC (Student Activity Center) 1.106 
Click here for a map.