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House Hopping Day – Sunday, February 26, 12 PM – 5 PM

A somewhat old picture of 202 Washington Street, home to both Full House and Writing House.

Today, Sunday, February 26 is house-hopping day for Program Houses! Go visit ones you may want to apply to so that you can meet the residents and check out the buildings. Here are a few exciting things happening tomorrow at Asian/Asian-American (AAA) House and Full House (past the jump, of course)!

Asian/Asian American House is now accepting Rolling Applications for a SINGLE room!

Gavin Swee ’13 writes in:

Want to live in the house that helped bring you the Lunar New Year Celebrations 2011, Lt. Dan Choi, and the Mid Autumn Festival? Want to be a part of our multicultural food culture (one of our residents trained at Le Cordon Bleu!)? Want to contribute towards the discourse on Asian/Asian American issues on campus? Then apply to Asian/Asian American House in the Spring!

AAA House is now accepting rolling* applications for one new resident in the Spring. The new resident can expect to enjoy a large single room with sink and hot water, as well as the following shared facilities: in-house laundry, spacious kitchen equipped with dishwasher, 3 full bathrooms for 6 residents, a newly-refurbished living room, a well-stocked library, and a newly-created reading alcove complete with rocking chair!

For more information about AAA House and to apply, email Gavin Swee at gswee(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. For more information about Program House Applications, email Residential Life at reslife(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or call 860 685 3550.
*Rolling means we will accept suitable applicants as and when they send in applications. The earlier you submit an application, the higher your chance of getting a spot!

Lecture by Dan Choi

Asian/Asian-American House presents Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and Iraq veteran who received a discharge letter from the army after he announced that he was gay on The Rachel Maddow Show in March 2009. Since then, Choi has been an LGBTQ rights activist fighting for reform of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that prevents openly gay officials from serving in the army.

Choi’s talk at Wesleyan is especially timely, given the recent order by US federal judge Virginia Phillips to the Pentagon that it stop enforcing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Choi signed up to enlist in the army again at the recruiting station in Times Square (video) and his request is in process.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from someone at the frontline of the fight for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” reform. Choi has emphasized that he invites all to hear him speak regardless if they agree with his ideals; he wants everyone to hear his message before they form a judgment.

What: Truth & Consequences: One Man’s Quest to Openly Serve His Country
When: Wed, Nov 3, 7pm – 8.30pm
Where: Tishler Hall (Exley 150)
Cost: FREE
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Lata Chawla: Keeping the Competitive Edge

Aditi Shivaramakrishnan ’12 writes in about a cool lady coming to visit:

Asian/Asian-American House presents Lata Chawla: accomplished business leader, active philanthropist and local Connecticut resident.

Ms. Chawla will share her insights on maintaining a competitive business edge in this era of rapid change.

Ms. Chawla worked at ESPN, Inc. for 11 years, where she held a variety of leadership roles in the Human Resources Department. She then founded Performance Edge, LLC, a consulting company serving the broadcast media industry.

She is also active in community and philanthropic efforts, serving on the Board of Directors for the World Affairs Council of CT and non-profit Jazz’d 4 Life.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from this dynamic business leader! There will be a Q&A session following the lecture. (:

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Date: April 26
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Shanklin 107

Asian Late Night II @ AAA House

From Aditi Shivaramakrishnan ’12:

Asian/Asian-American House is proud to present Asian Late Night II, the much-awaited sequel to the one held last fall!

(Ohh yeah. Can we have a NOM NOM NOM? \m/)

On the menu this time:
– Rice with Japanese curry: energy food for a night of fun!
– Red bean soup: your sweet tooth will thank you!
– Thai iced tea: cool and refreshing!

Please bring cash! All profits will go towards supporting non-profit Jazz’d 4 Life‘s work in India. Facebook event.

Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 10:30 PM – 1:30 AM
Place: AAA House, 107 High St (next to playground behind Butt B)
Cost: However much you’ll spend on food

Want new housing? Live in a program house!

Tired of your current living situation? You can live in a program house next semester! Several houses have open spots for the Spring 2010 semester:

Farm House:
Interested in food politics? Then live in this amazing house with a great kitchen, huge tv, parking lot, and its own washer/dryer. There are 5 spots available in doubles. Email Alex Ketchum ’12 at aketchum(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if interested.

Music House:
Music House is searching for residents!! We’re looking for music enthusiasts (not necessarily musicians) who highly value house community. In our inaugural semester we’ve been hosting shows, parties, and good times all ’round. We’ve been starting up a lot of projects such as working towards providing an ensemble practice space in our house (complete with PA system and drumset), and starting a student run recording studio. If you’ve heard of us, or if you haven’t, we’d be psyched to hear from you. Email if you have any questions! Send an email to Henry Kiely ’11 at henrykiely(at)gmail(dot)com. We have 2 singles available!!! With each day Music Hauz grows stronger.

International House:
International House provides a home for students of all ethnic backgrounds and nationalities. International House is a haven for ideas and perspectives from around the world. We welcome all members of the Wesleyan community to this haven for diversity. We have our own kitchen and laundry room with washing and drying machines. There are 2 single rooms available. If interested, contact Hoang Nguyen ’12 at hnguyen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Full House is one of the new program houses dedicated to the appreciation of cooking and eating delicious, delicious food. We like to share with one another, and it’s almost guaranteed that several times a week you’ll return home to freshly baked bread, cookies, pie etc, waiting for your seal of approval. In addition to having lots of yummy food, we are a creative bunch that like to experiment with different cooking techniques and recipes. Even if you’re not a master chef (yet), we still want you! Kitchen-phobes encouraged to apply. 4 spots available: 2 singles, 1 two-room double, 1 one-room double. Contact Ali San Roman ’11, House Manager at asanroman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. **Applications due on Saturday, November 21 at 11:59pm!**

Well-Being House:
Well being house is an energetic and welcoming community which seeks to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is a substance-free community in order to provide a safe space for people who may not enjoy the traditional college scene but members are not required to be substance free when not in the house. Come and visit us if you’re interested, Emily can tell you all about our delicious house dinners and other fun events. We have six doubles available. Two of the doubles will be totally empty, so feel free to apply with a friend. E-mail Emily Iversen ’11 at eiversen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more information.
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Earth House provides its residents with the opportunity to practice an environmentally conscious lifestyle. There are 3 spots in doubles available. Contact Josh Levine ’12 at jslevine(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Russian House:
It is the mission of Russian House to foster a community that encourages students and faculty to share their knowledge and experience with Russian language and culture. Russian House also sponsors cultural events and educational opportunities that strive to meet the needs of Russian students and the greater Wesleyan community. There are 2 spaces in a double and 1 single available. Contact Conan Cheong ’12 at ycheong(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for information.
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Interfaith House:
A wonderful house with diversity and a warm community. Our residents love meaningful interfaith conversations but most important of all – food! A lot of cooking and fun around 24/7. Also known for having the best beanbags on campus.There are 2 double spots open. Contact Carmen Yip ’12 at nyip(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for information. We’re also having our next house program on Monday 16 Nov. It will be held at our house (230 wash) so definitely come to check out the house!
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Asian/Asian-American (AAA) House:
Want to learn more about Asian and Asian-American culture and languages? If you do, apply to AAA House! We have our own laundry machines (which charge $0.25 less than regular washing machines on campus) and dishwasher. There are 7 single rooms and 4 bathrooms in total. The AAA House library has more than 700 volumes of fiction and non-fiction books on Asian languages, culture, art, history and a special collection on Asian-American topics. So don’t miss this opportunity to live in our warm and tight community! There is 1 single room available. Contact Han Hsien Liew ’12 for info at hliew(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
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Live in the Bayit next semester!  The Bayit encourages both Jewish and non-Jewish applicants who are interested in sharing their religious and cultural perspectives with each other and the greater Wesleyan community.  We have an awesome kitchen and common room and usually have delicious leftovers from Shabbat dinner.  We have a few singles and a double available.  Contact Jen Liebschutz ’11 at jliebschutz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more info and an application.

*Applications for all houses are due on 12/6/09.*

[Edit 11/18 12:39: Full House applications due on Saturday, November 21 at 11:59pm]

Because you might need a place to live

Looking for a place to live next semester? Check out these offerings:

Pedro Ventura ’10 writes that there are a few room openings in Eclectic for next semester. If you’re interested, email Pedro at pventura@wes before Wednesday at 3:00 PM. You’ll need to fill out an application, but you don’t have to be a member of Eclectic in order to live in the house.

Sarice Greenstein ’10 writes:

Outhouse is now accepting applications for the spring semester. Outhouse is a program house (with beautiful rooms and three refrigerators) for people who love to be outside, and it serves as a base for the Wesleyan Outing Club. If you are a sophomore or junior, you can apply! Applications are due Friday. Please email Sarice at egreenstein@wes to get an application.

Carlo Francisco ’11 writes:

Asian/Asian-American House will have two open singles next semester. Interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors may email Mikako, the house manager, at mtai@wes to ask for an application. We welcome anyone with an interest in Asian culture and/or Asian-American social issues. We have a kitchen, washing machine and dryer, 4 bathrooms for 7 singles, and a pretty kick-ass common area. Best of all, we are great people (at least in my opinion).

[Edit by Mad]:
Paolo Speirn ’10 writes:

Committed to sustainability? Want to be part of an ecological community? Want to help define what that means, and live in a beautiful house while you do it? EARTH HOUSE is accepting applications for the spring semester. To request one or to get more information, email pspeirn@wesleyan.edu. Apps are due back by FRIDAY.

[Edit by Jacon]: Incidentally, according to Gail Winter at the Office of International Studies, there are about ten more people coming back from abroad then there are people leaving. So [good] housing might be a bit tight.

Japanese Calligraphy Tomorrow!

Peter H writes:

Event: Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

Come hang out with the residents of Japan Hall (Nic 5) this Sunday to eat some pizza, have some soda, and learn to master the Ancient Japanese art of Shodo.

We’ll practice some basic techniques and Kanji, and learn how to write each other’s names in Japanese!

NO experience or knowledge necessary! Bring and invite friends! It’s going to be a party.

When: Sunday, Feb. 10: 4 – 6 PM

Hosted by the AAA House/Japanese House and Max Wu’s residents