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SPRING TERM 2018

WINTER TERM 2018

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 10/8/17

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Westians in the News

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOD IN THE HYPHEN NOW!

Join UGAs Drew and Jae for “breakfast” in the Hyphen tonight at 9 – all are welcome!

RESUME/INTERVIEW Help this Tuesday

 Come join Resident Fellow and Tuck student Alen Amini for a special career session from 8-10 PM on Tuesday, October 10th in the first floor Fahey Lounge. He is happy to:

*   help with resume editing specific to career tracks
*   help with consulting case interviews
*   read and edit cover letters
*   connect you with Tuck students focused on particular industries

If you are requesting consulting case prep, reach out to him individually in advance: alen.a.mini.tu18@tuck.dartmouth.edu. He looks forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday!

 HP Tea WEDNESDAY with photographer/author Eli Burakian ‘00

 West House is pleased to invite the Dartmouth community to our weekly Hous Professor’s Tea, in the first-floor lounge of Fahey Hall, with snacks and drinks starting at 4pm and a guest discussion at 4:30. This week (Wednesday, Oct 11) we are delighted to host Eli Burakian ’00, Dartmouth Photographer, who will discuss his recent hike of the Vermont Long Trail and his work on guidebooks for the MALS program. At the tea we will also have advisors for Dickey Center internships. All are welcome!

Outdoor movie on Saturday 

Your Exec Board is planning an outdoor screening of “Cabin in the Woods” on the evening of Friday the 13th. More details TBA!

Community Dinner on Sunday: WestoberFest

Our next West House Community Dinner will be next Sunday, Oct 15th at 6pm. The catering will be German dishes with theme of “WestoberFest”.

IM soccer Friday

The next IM soccer game is against School House (in a rematch of last year’s final) this Friday, Oct 13 at 4:50pm(be at the field by 4:30!) It’s still possible to sign up; if interested in playing, please contact our IM Captain, Resident Fellow Cory Cline at Cory.T.Cline.TH@dartmouth.edu. IM registration is FREE for members of House teams.

Invite your student group to DINNER at the HP’S Residence

For any Westian who is a member of a student group (musical group, sports team, activist group, outdoors club, anything!) and would like to extend a dinner invitation to your group (including all students, not just West House members), please contact Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu. Thursdays usually work best but other nights can work as well. (Note that the most we can host our residence is about 25 or 30). Looking forward to seeing you in our home!

Exec Board meeting

 Tonight the Exec discussed:

– plan for movie night

– update on Community Dinner

– input on gear orders

– House facilities working group

– visits to other instiutions

The next Exec meeting wll be Sunday after the Community Dinner

Wrap-up of the week

 

  • This weekend we had a great time in Fahey for the first-year pre-Bonfire party on Fri night and at the West House tailgate on Saturday! Special thanks to Pamela, Alen, and Jeremy who made over 200 breakfast sandwiches!
  • Last Sunday we had a very enjoyable Community Dinner with members of West House from across the College and Community.

 

Resident Fellow Office Hours 

The West House Resident Fellows: Alen Amini (Business); Cory Cline (Engineering); Jennifer Franks (Biology); Sam Modder (Engineering/Art) will be holding regular Office Hours together in the Hyphen (between Butterfield and Russell Sage) from 9 to 10 on Thursday evenings. They’re a great resource — please don’t hesitate to get to know them!

Resident Experts

Free HOP tickets

 

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. A full list of shows for Spring term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact Pamela at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

Del Sol Quartet and ZOFO

Sat Oct 14 2017 – 8:00 PM

Two acclaimed California-based ensembles join for new music of the Pacific Rim.

Pink Martini

Tue Oct 17 2017 – 7:00 PM

Rollicking “little orchestra” serves up multinational, multi-genre music, with a flair.

 

The Westletter: Week of 9/24/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 9/24/17

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Westians in the News

Fellows Dinner next Sunday, Oct. 1st

Next Sunday, Oct. 1st (please note the change of date from this weekend) we will host our second annual West House Fellows Dinner at the House Professor’s Residence starting at 5pm. This is a great way to get together with West House students, faculty and staff and enjoy an evening of wonderful dinner and conversation. All students, faculty, and staff are invited and we will once again have babysitters for those with families! I’d like to particularly encourage students to come as it’s a great way to connect with professors and staff outside the classroom, and is a delicious free meal.  RSVP toPamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

 

 

 

 

Apple/Pumpkin picking at Riverview Farm

There are plans in the works for a House trip next Saturday to the lovely Riverview Farm just down the road in Plainfield for some apple and pumpkin picking. If interested, please contact Resident Fellow Jennifer Franks: Jennifer.M.Franks.GR@dartmouth.edu. More details TBA!

IM soccer update

On Friday, West House came from behind twice in a hard-fought game against a strong East Wheelock team, but ultimately fell short, 4 goals to 2. The next game is against Allen Housethis Friday at 4:50pm (be at the field by 4:30!) It’s still possible to sign up; if interested in playing, please contact our IM Captain, Resident Fellow Cory Cline atCory.T.Cline.TH@dartmouth.edu. IM registration is FREE for members of House teams.

Invite your student group to DINNER at the HP’S Residence

For any Westian who is a member of a student group (musical group, sports team, activist group, outdoors club, anything!) and would like to extend a dinner invitation to your group (including all students, not just West House members), please contactRyan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu. Thursdays usually work best but other nights can work as well. (Note that the most we can host our residence is about 25 or 30). Looking forward to seeing you in our home!

Exec Board meeting TONIGHT

 Our weekly Exec Board meeting will be TONIGHT at 6:30pm in the Fahey Lounge. Dinner will be provided, and all are welcome!

On the agenda:

  • Selection of some activities for later this term, following up from last week
  • Discussion of a list of “big ideas” for this year and beyond

Wrap-up of the week

  • On Tuesday we welcomed our new graduate members to West House with a welcome reception (and even braved a fire alarm!)
  • We had a wonderful dinner with a group of mostly first-years at the new Moosilauke Ravine Lodge on Wednesday. The DOC staff were really welcoming, and the new building is spectacular; I’d highly recommend a visit.
  • We had our first West House Professor’s Tea of the year on Wednesday afternoon. More to come, with some exciting guests – stay tuned!
  • Lake Winnipesaukee was beautiful in the sunshine for our West House sophomore outing (which included some guests from other years and Houses as well!) We had a great time cruising on the M/S Mt. Washington and some big ice cream sundaes at the Kellerhaus.
     

Resident Fellow Office Hours 

The West House Resident Fellows: Alen Amini (Business); Cory Cline (Engineering); Jennifer Franks (Biology); Sam Modder (Engineering/Art) will be holding regular Office Hours together in the Hyphen (between Butterfield and Russell Sage) from 9 to 10 on Thursday evenings. They’re a great resource — please don’t hesitate to get to know them!

 

Resident Experts

We will once again have Resident Experts hosting study sessions in West House in Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Economics. They are currently scheduled for the Fahey 3rdFloor study room. These sessions are a great way to take advantage of the expertise among your peers in the House!

 

Biology: Noah Lee ’18 (Saturdays 1 to 2:30pm)

Myung.Chang.Lee.18@Dartmouth.edu

Chemistry: Anirudh Udutha ’18 (Sundays 12 to 1:30pm)

Anirudh.K.Udutha.18@dartmouth.edu

Mathematics: Claire Gasque ’19 (Sundays 4 to 5:30pm)

Lilias.C.Gasque.19@dartmouth.edu

Economics: Jack Elder ’18 (Tues 9 to 10:30pm)

Jack.W.Elder.18@Dartmouth.edu

Free HOP tickets

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. A full list of shows for Spring term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact Pamela at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

Emerson String Quartet

Sat Sep 30 2017 – 8:00 PM

Nine-time Grammy winners bring luminous intellect, musicality and joy to Mozart, Beethoven and more.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Tue Oct 03 2017 – 7:00 PM

Premier jazz big band’s program includes tribute to jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton.

 

The Westletter: Week of 9/17/17

Hi Westians,

Great to see so many of you (including our new grad student Westians) at the kickoff BBQ on Friday afternoon, and at the Exec Board meeting tonight. Looking forward to a great term.

(If you didn’t get to pick up your new House gear on Friday, we still have hats in the House Office in Fahey Hall; please stop by and see Pamela or Ted to get yours.)

Lots of exciting activities this week!

Best,
RCH

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 9/17/17
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Westians in the News

West House faculty affiliate Alexander Chee won the 2017 Paul Engle Prize, awarded by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, to excellent writers who have improved his or her community. Congratulations!
Haley Gordon ’18, a double major in theater and government, is serving as an intern at the Hop this year. See her top picks for the Hop calendar in the article (West House has free tickets for many of these).

Graduate welcome reception Tuesday night, Sept 18

We’re delighted to welcome our new graduate student members to West House, and will be holding a graduate welcome reception on Tuesday at 5:30pm in the Fahey Lounge. We’ll have hors d’oevres and refreshments, including beer and wine for 21+. All House members are invited; please come along, enjoy some wonderful conversation, and welcome our newest members to the community.

First-year dinner at Moosilauke Lodge on Wednesday, Sep 20

On Wednesday, West House ‘21s will be among the first to enjoy a meal at the newly renovated Moosilauke Ravine Lodge! The ‘21s will have received an invitation via OrgSync. Space is limited, so please be sure to sign up!

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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 getting limited, and priority will be given to ‘20s, but faculty and staff (including families) and students from other years are welcome to sign up in case there’s extra space. To sign up, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/Uzej2RABwwRRDRWI2

Fellows Dinner Sunday Sept. 24

On Sunday, Sep. 24th we will host 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 Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

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, on Fridays at 4:50pm. 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 Cory.T.Cline.TH@dartmouth.edu. 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.

Free HOP tickets

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. A full list of shows for Spring term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact Pamela at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

yle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion “Dearest Home”
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion “Dearest Home”
Thu Sep 21 2017 – 7:00 PM
MacArthur “genius” choreographer Kyle Abraham returns with poetic show about love, longing and loss.
merson String Quartet
Emerson String Quartet
Sat Sep 30 2017 – 8:00 PM
Nine-time Grammy winners bring luminous intellect, musicality and joy to Mozart, Beethoven and more.
azz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Tue Oct 03 2017 – 7:00 PM
Premier jazz big band’s program includes tribute to jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton.

Photos from the weekend

Here are some photos from the weekend. Good to see Westians enjoying the ballooning adventure on the Green yesterday!

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The Westletter: Week of 9/10/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 9/10/17

as always, for more see sites.dartmouth.edu/west-house/

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 Ian.J.Sullivan.18@dartmouth.edu

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: https://goo.gl/forms/Uzej2RABwwRRDRWI2

 

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 Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

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 Cory.T.Cline.TH@dartmouth.edu. 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)
Alen.A.Amini.TU18@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Cory Cline (Engineering, Butterfield 112)
Cory.T.Cline.TH@dartmouth.edu

Jennifer Franks (Biomedical Sciences, Russell Sage 102)
Sophie.L.Leung.MED@dartmouth.edu

Sam Modder (Engineering / Studio Art, Butterfield 112)
Samantha.A.Modder.TH@dartmouth.edu

The Westletter: Week of 4/16/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 4/16/17

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WESTIANS IN THE NEWS

If you know of more accomplishments of West House members that we can highlight in the Westletter, please be in touch!

House Professor’s Teas

We had a wonderful HP Tea this Friday with Alix FitzGerald ’07 who discussed her role as a Group Product Manger for Betterment, and her path to success in the FinTech industry.

We won’t be having our regular HP Tea this Friday, but we will be having a special dinner discussion this Thursday night with Judge John Mott ’81, in collaboration with the Center for Professional Development:

Thursday, April 20th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

West House Professor’s Residence

Register by Wednesday, April 19th at 4:00 p.m. under “My Events” in DartBoard.

Join us for an evening conversation and connect with Judge John Mott ’81 to learn about his journey through law, most recently serving as a Judge in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Judge Mott will offer perspective and insights on the current legal employment landscape, his career path that has ranged from practicing in public interest law, serving as a trial lawyer, teaching in the law school environment to his most recent role as a Judge.

Dinner will be served! Please note, this event is capped at 25 students.

To learn more about Judge Mott, visit here.

Sustainability and Social Justice Dinner

 West House is pleased to be co-sponsoring the Sustainability and Social Justice Dinner this Monday evening, and have 10 places reserved forWest House students. Some information is below – to RSVP, please follow this link:

Invite your student group to DINNER at the HP’S Residence!

Over the past term we’ve had a wonderful time hosting the West House first-year floors for dinner at the HP’s Residence on Webster Ave. This term we’d like to extend this to all student groups: For any Westian who is a member of a student group (musical group, sports team, activist group, outdoors club, anything!) and would like to extend a dinner invitation to your group (including all students, not just West Housemembers), please contact Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu. (Note that the most we can host our residence is about 25 or 30). Looking forward to seeing you in our home!

WEST HOUSE INTRAMURAL SPORTS

West House had our first IM volleyball game this Friday against South House. We ended up on the wrong end of the scoreline against SouthHouse. Our next game is April 28 against School House. If you’re interested in joining the team, email Ryan.R.Monasch.19@dartmouth.edu and register FREE on IMLeagues.com.

WEST HOUSE GEAR

We had over 300 orders for West House gear this week! Thanks to all of you for your productive feedback on how we can make West Housebetter going forward. We expect to have the gear in within 3-4 weeks; looking forward to being the best-dressed House on campus!

Free HOP tickets

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. A full list of shows for Spring term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact Pamela at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

The Gloaming

Fri Apr 21 2017 – 8:00 PM

Transatlantic supergroup takes Celtic music to breathtaking new heights while staying true to its roots.

STUDENT EXEC BOARD MEETING AND ELECTIONS

Our next Exec Board meeting will be TONIGHT at 8:30pm in the McLane Seminar Room. All are welcome!

  1. Planning for Community Dinner on Apr 30
  2. Co-sponsorships
  3. Potential Green Key Event
  4. Election Planning
  5. Update on Gear Orders
  6. Recruiting Bartenders

This term we will be holding elections for the student Exec Board for 2017-18. If interested, in running for the Exec Board, please contact current Chair Noah Manning ’17 at Noah.N.Manning.17@dartmouth.edu.

 

The Westletter: Week of 4/9/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 4/9/17

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WESTIANS IN THE NEWS

  • Congrats to Kaya Thomas ’17, who was featured on Huffington Post this week for her work creating We Read Too, an iPhone app that serves as a directory of hundreds of books showcasing characters of color.
  • WestHouse faculty affiliate Petra McGillen (German Studies) has a great article this week in the Observer about “fake news” in 19th Century  Germany and what it can tell us about the current media environment. She’ll be chatting with us at a House Professor’s Tea on May 12.

If you know of more accomplishments of West House members that we can highlight here, please be in touch!

A FAREWELL, AND A WELCOME

This week we said a bittersweet farewell to our Assistant Director, Darby Wiggins, who is moving south to take up an exciting new opportunity at the University of Mississippi. We are very grateful to Darby for her instrumental role in getting the West House community started this year. We’ll miss you Darby — you’ll forever be a Westian!

At the same time, we are delighted to welcome Lauren Oliver to the West House community. Lauren is currently the AD of Allen House, and through her graduate work she is an expert on residential houses and colleges around the country and the world. She’ll be overseeing the UGAs in West House this term – if you see Lauren please give her a warm welcome to the House!

House Professor’s Teas

Our next HP Tea will be This Friday, April 14 from 4:45 to 5:30pm, with Alix Fitzgerald ’07, for a discussion about entrepreneurship at the leading edge of the personal finance industry.

Alix Fitzgerald ’07 is a Senior Product Manager at Betterment, a company leading the market in automated “robo-advising” for investors, based in New York City.

Invite your student group to DINNER at the HP’S Residence!

Over the past term we’ve had a wonderful time hosting the West House first-year floors for dinner at the HP’s Residence on Webster Ave. This term we’d like to extend this to all student groups: For any Westian who is a member of a student group (musical group, sports team, activist group, outdoors club, anything!) and would like to extend a dinner invitation to your group (including all students, not just West Housemembers), please contact Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu. (Note that the most we can host our residence is about 25 or 30). Looking forward to seeing you in our home!

WEST HOUSE INTRAMURAL SPORTS

House IM Volleyball starts THIS FRIDAY! The join the first ever West House Volleyball team, contact IM captain Ryan Monasch ’19 atRyan.R.Monasch.19@dartmouth.edu and register on IMLeagues.com

BARTEND AT WEST HOUSE EVENTS!

As we continue to host our fun wine & cheese receptions we are looking to hire bartenders for these and other House events. Candidates must be 21+ and complete an hour of TIPS training — then are eligible for a fun job with a competitive hourly wage. If interested, please contact Pamela at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

WEST HOUSE APPAREL

For Spring term we’ll be doing an order for more House merchandise; current ideas are fleeces, hoodies, T-shirts, baseball hats, PJ pants, and blankets. Every Westian will be able to order the specific item and size you like. ORDER FORM AVAILABLE SOON!

HELP DESIGN THE OFFICIAL WEST HOUSE INSIGNIA!

(Please note the deadline for input is tomorrow, April 10 so if you have ideas please send them along as soon as you can.)
The time has come for the College to design a set of six official insignia to represent all the House Communities staring this fall. Towards this end, the West House Executive Board has begun accepting prototypes for the official West House Insignia – please send email to Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu with the subject line “West House Insignia Ideas” and it will be passed to the Exec. Your submission can be a complete design or a sketch of a concept: feel free to use words where your artistic skills come up a bit short. Ideas that were submitted during the open call for input last spring have already been passed to the Executive Board and will be considered fully as part of this process.

The House Executive Board will review your submissions and create a portfolio containing the most promising ideas. This portfolio will be used as a starting point and inspiration for a professional design team charged with developing a coherent set of six insignia for the HouseCommunities. To help guide your creative process, please see this document with a few basic guidelines for the House Insignia plus some samples from other institutions. Please submit your ideas by Monday, April 10.

One final note, if you happen to like the design concept behind our interim “elm tree” insignia representing the majestic tree between Fahey and Russell Sage – please let us know that too! One possibility is that our official insignia could build on this idea.

BAKER-BERRY LIBRARY EXHIBIT ON HOUSE COMMUNITIES

For next academic year, Dartmouth Libraries (led in part by our West House Librarian, Laura Barrett) will be hosting an exhibit in Baker-Berry called “House Communities at Dartmouth: The First Year”. West House will have our own case and the opportunity to highlight all the activities and growth of community that we’ve had in this inaugural year. If you’re interested in joining our House Historian, Alexis Colbert ’19, in curating and developing the exhibit, please contact her at Alexis.R.Colbert.19@dartmouth.edu.

Free HOP tickets

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. A full list of shows for Spring term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact Pamela at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

The Gloaming

Fri Apr 21 20178:00 PM

Transatlantic supergroup takes Celtic music to breathtaking new heights while staying true to its roots.

STUDENT EXEC BOARD MEETING AND ELECTIONS

Our next Exec Board meeting will be TONIGHT at 8:30pm in the McLane Seminar Room. All are welcome!

  1. Recruit Bartenders
  2. Plan for Spring Events
  3. Update on Elections
  4. Update on Gear
  5. Visits to other House communities

This term we will be holding elections for the student Exec Board for 2017-18. If interested, in running for the Exec Board, please contact current Chair Noah Manning ’17 at Noah.N.Manning.17@dartmouth.edu.

The Westletter: Week of 4/2/17

 

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 4/2/17

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COMMUNITY DINNER and RECEPTION TONIGHT

Our next West House COMMUNITY DINNER will be TONIGHT at 6pm in the Fahey Lounge, catered by Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant. From 5-6pm in the Fahey ground floor lounge we’ll have a wine & cheese reception (with soft drinks, and beer, wine, and cider for 21+).

Also, for those (particularly ‘20s) who have questions about ROOM DRAW, representatives from the Housing Office will be visiting the Community Dinner starting at 6:30pm to answer any queries you have.

House Professor’s Teas

On Friday we had a productive discussion regarding the future of West House space for our HP Tea. The schedule for future House Professor’s Teas is available here. There will be no HP Tea this week – our next Tea will be Friday, April 14, with Alix Fitzgerald ’07, for a discussion about entrepreneurship at the leading edge of the personal finance industry.

Alix Fitzgerald ’07 is a Senior Product Manager at Betterment, a company leading the market in automated “robo-advising” for investors, based in New York City.

Invite your student group to DINNER at the HP’S Residence!

Over the past term we’ve had a wonderful time hosting the West House first-year floors for dinner at the HP’s Residence on Webster Ave. This term we’d like to extend this to all student groups: For any Westian who is a member of a student group (musical group, sports team, activist group, outdoors club, anything!) and would like to extend a dinner invitation to your group (including all students, not just West Housemembers), please contact Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu. (Note that the most we can host our residence is about 25 or 30). Looking forward to seeing you in our home!

 

WEST HOUSE INTRAMURAL SPORTS

We’ll be continuing House IM sports this term – it’s looking like there will be House leagues in volleyball and softball and/or kickball. Watch this space!

WEST HOUSE APPAREL

For Spring term we’ll be doing an order for more House merchandise; current ideas are fleeces, hoodies, T-shirts, baseball hats, PJ pants, and blankets. Every Westian will be able to order the specific item and size you like.

HELP DESIGN THE OFFICIAL WEST HOUSE INSIGNIA!
The time has come for the College to design a set of six official insignia to represent all the House Communities staring this fall. Towards this end, the West House Executive Board has begun accepting prototypes for the official West House Insignia – please send email to Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu with the subject line “West House Insignia Ideas” and it will be passed to the Exec. Your submission can be a complete design or a sketch of a concept: feel free to use words where your artistic skills come up a bit short. Ideas that were submitted during the open call for input last spring have already been passed to the Executive Board and will be considered fully as part of this process.

The House Executive Board will review your submissions and create a portfolio containing the most promising ideas. This portfolio will be used as a starting point and inspiration for a professional design team charged with developing a coherent set of six insignia for the HouseCommunities. To help guide your creative process, please see this document with a few basic guidelines for the House Insignia plus some samples from other institutions. Please submit your ideas by Monday, April 10.

One final note, if you happen to like the design concept behind our interim “elm tree” insignia representing the majestic tree between Fahey and Russell Sage – please let us know that too! One possibility is that our official insignia could build on this idea.

BAKER-BERRY LIBRARY EXHIBIT ON HOUSE COMMUNITIES

For next academic year, Dartmouth Libraries (led in part by our West House Library Liaison, Laura Barrett) will be hosting an exhibit in Baker-Berry called “House Communities at Dartmouth: The First Year”. West House will have our own case and the opportunity to highlight all the activities and growth of community that we’ve had in this inaugural year. We are looking for students to join our House Historian, Alexis Colbert ’19, in curating and developing the exhibit.

There will be a kickoff meeting on Wednesday, April 5 in the Rauner Library Bryant Room from 3:30 to 5pm. Come represent West House, and learn about creating compelling exhibits, gathering oral histories, and digital archiving.

Free HOP tickets

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. A full list of shows for Spring term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact Pamela at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu

Brad Mehldau, piano

Tue Apr 04 2017 – 7:00 PM

Supremely expressive jazz pianist blends diverse influences—from classical to pop—into shapely impromptu musical creations.

STUDENT EXEC BOARD MEETING AND ELECTIONS

Our next Exec Board meeting of the term will be TONIGHT at 8:30pm in the McLane Seminar Room. All are welcome!

This term we will be holding elections for the student Exec Board for 2017-18, to be run in concert with the SA elections on April 18. If interested, in running for the Exec Board, please contact current Chair Noah Manning ’17 at Noah.N.Manning.17@dartmouth.edu.

 

 

The Westletter: Week of 3/26/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 3/26/17

as always, for more see sites.dartmouth.edu/west-house/

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

COMMUNITY DINNER NEXT SUNDAY

Our next dinner and reception will be NEXT SUNDAY, April 2 at 6pm. Mark your calendars!

HOUSE INTERN JOB OPPORTUNITY

We will be hiring one or two West House Interns (approx. 5 hours per week each) to work on publicity, events, and other activities for the House. Thanks to those who already expressed interest! Application details will be available shortly and we hope to hire an intern(s) this week: if interested, please email Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu for more information or details on how to apply.

House Professor’s Teas

The schedule for House Professor’s Teas is available here.

Our first HP Tea this Friday at 4:30pm in the Fahey First-Floor Lounge will be a general discussion about ideas for the future of common spaces in West House:

 Fahey Lounges, the Hyphen, study rooms, the Russell Sage “Cage” — West House has many common spaces and your House leadership is thinking about these can be best utilized for the West House Community. Have ideas for how we could best use the spaces? (a library, a cafe, a music studio, etc.?) Come join us for a discussion!

We’re still finalizing a number of our HP Tea guests for this term; you have an idea for guests or discussions (or would like to lead a Tea yourself!), please let us know. We’ll be using one or two of the Teas to highlight research by West House students, and in particular senior theses! If you’d like to present your work, please contact Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu.

Invite your student group to DINNER at the HP’S Residence! 

Over the past term we’ve had a wonderful time hosting the West House first-year floors for dinner at the HP’s Residence on Webster Ave. This term we’d like to extend this to all student groups: For any Westian who is a member of a student group (musical group, sports team, activist group, outdoors club, anything!) and would like to extend a dinner invitation to your group (including all students, not just West House members), please contact Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu. (Note that the most we can host our residence is about 25 or 30). Looking forward to seeing you in our home! 

WEST HOUSE INTRAMURAL SPORTS

We’ll be continuing House IM sports this term – it’s looking like there will be House leagues in volleyball and potentially softball and/or kickball. Watch this space! 

WEST HOUSE APPAREL AND INSIGNIA DESIGN

For Spring term we’ll be doing an order for more House merchandise; current ideas are fleeces, hoodies, T-shirts, baseball hats, PJ pants, and blankets. Every Westian will be able to order the specific item and size you like. The order form will be available soon! 

The House Council is currently in the process of setting up a full design process for official insignia for all six Houses, and we’re looking for your input on the official design for West House. We already got some ideas from the design submissions last spring, and will be looking for more by early/mid-April to include in the official design process. Of course, if you like our interim “elm tree” symbol (below) please let us know that as well, as we could possibly go with something similar for the final insignia. All ideas will be considered — watch this space! 

Free HOP tickets

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. A full list of shows for Spring term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact Pamela at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

Hilary Hahn, violin with Robert Levin, piano

Fri Mar 31 2017 – 8:00 PM

Grammy-winning violinist plays probing interpretations of Bach, Mozart, Schubert and more.

STUDENT EXEC BOARD MEETING AND ELECTIONS

Our first Exec Board meeting of the term will be TONIGHT at 8:30pm in the McLane Seminar Room, to set the plans for the rest of term. This term we will be holding elections for the student Exec Board for 2017-18, to be run in concert with the SA election process. If interested, keep an eye on this space!

The Westletter: Week of 3/12/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 3/12/17

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

COMMUNITY DINNER ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2

We had a wonderful Community Dinner and Wine & Cheese Reception last Sunday, and made good work of a delicious Italian dinner for 150! was Our next dinner and reception will be the first Sunday back in the Spring term (Sunday, April 2). Mark your calendars!

CEREAL BAR IN THE HYPHEN

 Up late studying and don’t feel like going out in the cold? Come get a boost at the West House CEREAL BAR! in the HYPHEN (between Butterfield and Russell Sage) courtesy of your House Exec Board. We’ll keep it stocked throughout finals period. Milk, soymilk, and almond milk are in the fridge. Please keep the space clean and offer suggestions any additional cereal flavors. Happy Finals!

HOUSE INTERN JOB OPPORTUNITY

Starting Spring term we will be looking to hire one or two West House Interns (approx. 5 hours per week each) to work on publicity, events, and other activities for the House. A full job listing will be available soon; if interested, please feel free to email Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu for more information or details on how to apply.

House Professor’s Teas

We’re currently scheduling House Professor’s Teas for next term. If you have an idea for guests or discussions, please let us know. We’ll be using one or two of the Teas to highlight research by West House students, and in particular senior theses! If you’d like to present your work, please contact Ryan.C.Hickox@dartmouth.edu.

WEST HOUSE APPAREL AND INSIGNIA DESIGN

For Spring term we’ll be doing an order for more House merchandise; current ideas are fleeces, hoodies, T-shirts, baseball hats, PJ pants, and blankets. Every Westian will be able to order the specific item and size you like. Watch this space!

The House Council is currently in the process of setting up a full design process for official insignia for all six Houses, and we’re looking for your input on the official design for West House. We already got some ideas from the design submissions last spring, and will be looking for more by early/mid-April to include in the official design process. Of course, if you like our interim “elm tree” symbol (below) please let us know that as well, as we could possibly go with something similar for the final insignia. All ideas will be considered — watch this space!

Free HOP tickets

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. A full list of shows for Spring term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact Pamela at Pamela.K.Duffy@dartmouth.edu.

STUDENT EXEC BOARD ELECTIONS

In the spring term we will be holding elections for the student Exec Board for 2017-18, to be run in concert with the SA election process. If interested, keep an eye on this space! There will be no Exec meeting this week during Finals.