The Westletter: Week of 9/10/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 9/10/17

as always, for more see

To add the West House calendar to your own calendar applications, you can use this iCal link.

Westians in the News

Welcome to the West House ‘21s!

We had a wonderful welcome dinner on Saturday with the ‘21s at our residence. If you see some first-year Westians around, be sure to say hello and welcome them to the community!

Community Dinner: Kickoff BBQ Friday

We all love the West House Community Dinners! Our first one of the year, the Kickoff BBQ. will be this Friday at 5 on the Fahey patio, prior to the Fallapalooza concert across Tuck Mall. All students, faculty, staff, friends, and family are very much invited! On Friday will also be revealing the new West House insignia and will have some new House branded items (because we also love the gear).

Leadership Workshop Tuesday 5:30pm

The Student Assembly is hosting well-known expert on college life, Harlan Cohen to campus this Tuesday, September 12. He will be holding a Leadership Workshop for House Exec Boards and other interested House members at 5:30pm in Carson 60. West House has six slots available; if you’re interested, please contact SA president Ian Sullivan at

Sophomore Outing: Lake Winnipesaukee Boat Cruise! Sat Sept. 23

On Saturday, Sep. 23rd we will be having our first West House Sophomore Outing: A chance for the sophomores in the House to take a fun day trip, hang out together, and make new connections among House members. This year we’ll be going for a boat cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire. The trip is FREE and will leave around 9:30am and return before dinner. Space is limited; priority will be given to ‘20s, but students from other years are welcome to sign up in case there’s extra space. To sign up, please go to:


Fellows Dinner Sunday Sept. 24

On Sunday, Sep. 24th will be our second annual West House Fellows Dinner. West House faculty and staff affiliates, students, and families are all invited to the House Professor’s residence for an evening of wonderful dinner and conversation. The dinner starts early (5pm) and we will once again have babysitters for those with kids! RSVP to

IM Soccer

After finishing as runners-up last fall, the West House IM soccer team will once again be playing in the House league this term. The IM competitions will all count toward an overall House Cup this year, so we’ve got extra incentives to represent our House and come out on top at the end of the year! If interested in playing, please contact our IM Captain, Resident Fellow Cory Cline at IM registration is FREE for members of House teams. If we’re limited in space, spots on the team will be first come first served, so let Cory know right away.

Welcome to Assistant Director and Resident Fellows

We are delighted to welcome to the West House community our new Assistant Director, Dr. Ted Stratton, who was previously the AD for South House. Ted has a PhD in Higher Education and is an expert in research on undergraduate student experiences. Ted lives in the apartment at the end of Fahey Hall with his wife Lindsay, three year-old daughter Willow, and two pups. Be sure to say hi when you see them around!

We’d also like to welcome our four new Resident Fellows, who will be helping organize a number of House activities and will hold office hours in their academic specialties. Get to know them!

Alen Amini (Business, Fahey 101)

Cory Cline (Engineering, Butterfield 112)

Jennifer Franks (Biomedical Sciences, Russell Sage 102)

Sam Modder (Engineering / Studio Art, Butterfield 112)