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Fall 2012

Your OPDs (orientation planning directors) cut loose a little while getting ready for the Class of '16. Take that, U.S. Olympics swim team!




Slide show of Bonchek House orientation, Aug. 24-27, 2012:





Slide show of some Bonchek House events for the Fall semester, 2012:

Bonchekers made two trips to the Fulton Opera House this term, to see Gypsy on Sept. 11 and Singin' in the Rain on Dec. 8.

Prof. Sternberg took Bonchekers to the Farm Aid concert in Hershey on Sept. 22 to hear luminaries such as Jack Johnson (shown here), Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young.

Bonchekers celebrated Fall on Sept. 28 by taking a cooking class with local chef Betsey Sterenfeld to create several apple dishes, including these tarts.

Students and professor had dinner in the Great room with Prof. Andy Markovits from the University of Michigan to talk about sports and society, Oct. 15.

F&M students interested in careers in science teaching met with Dr. Robert Butler (University of Portland) and local teachers on Oct. 17 for pizza and discussion about teaching careers and pedagogy.

A beautiful Fall day in front of Bonchek House!

Prof. Aleci worked with Bonchek students to cook a wonderful dinner with local foods for National Food Day on Oct. 24.

President Porterfield joins Bonchekers for one of our weekly Friday morning bagel breakfasts on Oct. 26.

Bonchek students enjoy our new ping-pong table while marooned for two days without classes during Hurricane Sandy.

Bonchek Student Congress sponsored Halloween pumpkin carving on Oct. 30, and other social events during the semester.

Over 100 guests were hosted at our biannual Community Outreach Dinner on Nov. 3. Students paid for the dinner by donating meal swipes, and served our guests.

Dr. Aly Thibodeau (University of Toronto) spoke at F&M on sourcing archaeological turquoise using lead isotopes. Her visit was co-sponsored by Bonchek House. She speaks with Prof. Thomas at our reception.

Prof. Nola Nola Semczyszyn (right) donated her original painting to Bonchek House.  Rosie Blair (left) won the Name That Painting contest with “Chek Red.”