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Fall 2013

Orientation 2013, planned by  our OPDs, and led by our HAs and PAs, got our 150 1st-year students moved in, and busy learning about each other and campus culture.  Photos by Maya McNeal.

  • Bonchek House bagel breakfast
  • At weekly Friday bagel breakfasts, we talk about whatever while eating 10 dozen bagels, with assorted cream cheeses, orange juice, fruit, donut holes, and coffee.

On September 8, 25 Bonchekers went to see the Phillies beat the division leading Braves 3-2, with an excellent outing by Cole Hamels and a game-winning homer by Darin Ruf.

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  • Opening UnCommon Hour, 9/3/13
  • We shared lunch and heard short presentations by: Nadya Wanigasundara '14 and Kate Ziegelstein '14 about study (and surfing) abroad in Australia and Spain; Joel Naiman '15 about summer excavations at Poggio Colla; Chris Bemis '14 about summer chemistry research; Athena Tahos '14 about her summer PSSI internship in Lancaster; and Z Hutchins '15 about public service and coursework in Capetown, South Africa.

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  • Dean of Students Margaret Hazlett
  • F&M's news Dean of Students Margaret Hazlett (pronounced Haze'-let) lunched with Bonhek students on Sept. 24 to discuss issues of interest to our students. Zach Ezickson '17 looks on intently.

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  • Marshall Scholars and Fellows
  • Dinner at Bonchek House on Sept. 24 for the current Marshall Bonchekers, to discuss Community and Public Service projects with Lisa Wolfe from the Ware Center, and academic enhancement projects woth Prof. Sternberg. Photo: Emma Lisle '14 listens to Lisa Wolfe.

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  • Bonchekers enjoy the fruits of their labors
  • Bonchek House Congress paid for taking a bus of students to Cherry Hill Orchards on Sept. 28 for apple picking. Rumor has it that pies, apple sauce, and sundry other treats were being made in the days to follow.

  • Bonchek House forum on arming
  • Forum on arming of public safety offiicers
  • Zach Adams '14 and Nellie Garlow '14 organized a discussion with Vice President Dave Proulx, director of public safety WIlliam McHale, faculty, and dozens of Bonchek students on this important issue on campus. A second forum took place the evening of Nov. 12.

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  • Family Weekend
  • Maya McNeal's parents were among those who visited F&M for Family Weeekend/Homecoming, and joined us for a reception in Bonchek House on Oct. 5.

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  • What Next in Biochemistry?
  • Sam Sternberg, Ph.D. candidate in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses graduate school and careers in biochemistry with professors and students over dinner after his Biology Department colloquium on Oct. 8.

Our UnCommon Hour on Oct. 22 provided context for the F&M production of Spring Awakening this coming weekend. Members of the cast, including Bonchekers Spencer Johnson '14, Michael Manley '14, and Cameron Koob '16 performed the number Bitch of Living (above). Karen Campbell and students from her class discussed the original play by Frank Wedekind (below).

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  • Los Cincos Soles de México
  • Dr. Gloria Arjona gave a live music and multimedia presentation on Oct. 24 to a full house in the Great Room, covering five important moments in the history of Mexico: the Pre-Colombian Era, the Conquest, the Colonial Times, the Revolution, and Globalization.
     
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  • Public Health and SE Lancaster Health Services
  • Sebastian Vanegas '14 (center) organized an UnCommon Hour on Nov. 5 to discuss public health and its relation to "Obamacare", with the specific example of SouthEast Lancaster Health Services, with 5 staff members joining us for a panel discussion over lunch.

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  • Bonchek Crooners
  • Not sure if we found the next Lady Gaga, but students enjoyed a karaoke night with pizza organized by the Bonchek House Congress on Nov. 9.

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  • Pane Discussions on Higher Education
  • Kate Jacobson from Admissions and Varo Duffins from Financial Aid led a discussion on current issues in higher education and specifically at F&M over lunch on Oct. 29. (Yes, we had some bananas.) A second discussion on Nov. 12 focused on college govenance and the tenure process.

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  • Bonchek House Goes Bollywood
  • Zenia Tangri '16 (left) organized a Bollywood in Bonchek night on Nov. 2, with food from the Himalayan Curry and Grill and a showing of the film Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth), about a boy in Mumbai with dyslexia. Here she convinces Chenyu Zhang to eat a samosa.

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  • Coming of Age Movies
  • For Don's and Dean's Movie Picks night on Nov. 15, Dean Proffitt chose Breaking Away, and Prof. Sternberg chose The Graduate. Pizza from The Fridge and ice cream made the tough life choices shown in the movies more palatable.

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  • Community Outreach Dinner
  • Bonchek students donated over 1,000 meal swipes to provide a turkey dinner on Nov. 16 for 160 residents of local shelters in the Ben Franklin Catering Suite. Students did the organizing and serving as well. Thank you, Bonchekers!

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  • UnCommon Hour on Sustainability and Food
  • Julia Fleisch '16 presented a slide show on the Real Food Rising conference, and Prof. Aleci discussed the F&M Master Sustainability Plan at an UnCommon Hour on 11/19/13, with lunch from the Roaring Brook Market.

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  • THRI screening of the film Water
  • Bonchek House hosted a screening of Deepa Mehta's film Water, organized by Shrina Pandey (center) and Priya Bastola (right) for The Human Rights Inititive. Prof. Ganesan (left) led a discussion of the film.

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  • Hispanic lunch feast
  • Prof. Chambers and her SPA 171 (Hispanic Food & Culture) course prepared a lunch for her class and Bonchek visitors on Nov. 25: avocado salad, gambas, bacalao, cornbread, plantain chips. Yum!