Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Spring 2012

Bagel breakfasts

Guests - President Porterfield (Feb. 3), Prof. Nola Semczyszyn (Feb. 10), Trustee Reeve Askew (Feb. 17), Prof. Jennifer Morford, chairperson of the Chemisty Department (Feb. 24), Prof. Gretchen Meyers, Dept. of Classics (March 3), library liaison Andy Gulati (March 30), Prof. Maria Mitchell (April 6), Provost Ann Steiner (April 20).

Bollywood Night

Apoorva Mathur '13 helped plan a Bonchek House Bollywood night on Jan. 22.  Dinner was provided from Tulsi's Restaurant, we we watched the blockbuster Bollywood film 3 Idiots about the highly competitive Indian higher education system.

Mark Hertsgaard lecture

Our House hosted the First Bonchek Lecture on Contemporary Issues on Jan. 25, when journalist Mark Hertsgaard spoke on HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.  The talk was preceded by dinner with Mr. Hertsgaard.

Sound Horizons concert and theater subsidies

Bonchek House continues to subsidize tickets for arts events on campus, such as the Sound Horizons concert Jan. 27 by Mamadou Diabate, Kora Master from Mali, and the theater production of Landscape of the Body, written by John Guare, and directed by Jimmy Ludwig.

Bonchek House sustainability reading group

This semester our sustanability themed reading group met for lunch on Jan. 31 and again on March 27 to discuss The Green Collar Economy, the book by this year's Sustainabilty Week keynote speaker Van Jones.

The Human Rights Initiative

On Feb. 7, The Human Rights Initiative (THRI) and Bonchek College House co-sponsored an open discussion led by Argemira Florez '14 about what it means to make a difference. Lunch was  provided.

Super Bowl party

Bonchek students consumed a vast amount of pizza on Feb. 12 during Super Bowl XLVI, as New York Giants fans gloated while New England Patriots fans despaired.

Prof. Glenn Parsons from Ryerson University

Bonchek House hosted Ryerson University (Toronto) philosophy professor Glenn Parsons for dinner on Feb. 13 to discuss his lecture on The Norms of Nature Appreciation. Co-organized with Prof. Nola Semczyszyn Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Philosophy and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

Scholars Reception

On Feb. 23, we honored with a reception in the Great Room those members of Bonchek House who have distinguished themselves with outstanding academic distinction overall or during the past semester.

Cooking class

Bonchek House, with the help of Prof. Aleci on behalf of Lancaster Buy Fresh Buy Local, organized a cooking class on Feb. 25 at Expressly Local Food.  Chef Nick Furrow guided us in a hands-on cooking class geared towards students who don't have a lot of money or fancy cooking gear, but who enjoy good food and want to support sustainable, seasonal eating. 

A night with Oscar

Hugo or The Artist?  Bonchek students awaited the awards toegther while watching the big screen in the Great Room on Feb. 26.

Middle Creek Wildlife Management trip

On March 4 we went to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area where tens of thousands of snow geese were stopping over on their way up the Atlantic flyway.  Just as we were leaving we watched the mutitudes make several sweeps around the lake in response to the circling overhead of a bald eagle.

African dinner and a movie night

On March 30, we had an African dinner with food provided by Rafikis Deli from Central Market, and we watched Skin, a movie based on a true story about the meaning of race during the apartheid era in South Africa.

Community Outreach Dinner

We sponsored another wonderful Community Outreach Dinner on March 31. Students donated extra meals on their meal plans to pay for dinners for 100 guests from local shelters. 

House trip to the Baltimore Aquarium

A bus of Bonchekers and friends headed down to the Inner Harbor on April 1 (no fooling) for to see some fish, maybe eat some as well, and do a little shopping.

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