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Really Really Free Market

free+thingsWesRUM’s Really Really Free Market is happening tomorrow from 1-5 in the Nic Lounge. Offer your unwanted clothes, food, games, services, musical talents, books, etc and take whatever you want for free!

Date: Sunday, 11/15
: 1-5 pm
Location: Nic Lounge

’09: Get your free t-shirts!

The bad news: Well, okay, they’re not technically free. They’re only free if you’ve donated to the class gift.

The good news: Buying a pass for senior cocks totally counts as donating to the class gift.

Erik Underwood ’09 and Jen Matthews ’09, the Senior Class Gift Chairs, say:

If you didn’t manage to pick up your free Senior Class T-Shirt last Friday at Usdan, we will be handing them out again Tuesday-Thursday from 12-1 in Usdan. Seniors who have given to the Senior Gift (i.e. bought a Senior Pass or gave independently) are eligible to get a rockin’ shirt with the above picture as the design. (Courtesy of Chris Choi ’09). Also, you can always give to the gift at any point with your Student Account, Cash, or Check. FFI email eunderwood@wes or jmatthews@wes.

MasqueRave At WestCo Cafe

DJ Michael Ullman ’12 is hosting a dance party this weekend featuring the DJ group Bastille. Bastille members are Ullman and Oberlin student Julien Benichou. Check out their facebook page to listen to the group’s music samples. Ullman received SBC funding, so the first 100 students to show up will get a free mask. If you want to be fashionably late, you are encouraged to make/buy/steal your own mask.

What: MasqueRave dance party
When: Saturday, January 31st 11 PM- 2AM
Where: WestCo Cafe

Free Coffee Mugs at R&B

Ed Thorndike ’89 says:

The Red & Black Cafe will be giving out free coffee mugs this evening (Thursday) starting at 5:30 p.m. (while they last) Look for upcoming coffee specials with your new mug including free refills all day on Election Day!

Also, WesWings will be having election night specials and will keep our flat screens on past the 8 p.m. results!

Get em while you can!

Birthright: free trip to Israel

Avi Smith ’09 sends in the following info:

Heard of Birthright? It’s a free trip to Israel, happening over winter break, and you’re eligible as long as you have at least one Jewish parent and haven’t been on a peer trip to Israel since you were 12. The trip will probably be all Wesleyan students and their friends.

Registration for Birthright is Sept 10th, a week from Wednesday, so if you’re thinking of going, you need to act fast!! They are having fewer and fewer Birthright trips each year because of rising gas prices and the dollar going down, so this is the year to go!

Informational meetings:
– Sunday, Sept 7, 3pm, the Bayit (157 Church St) and
– Thursday, September 4, 7:30 pm also at the Bayit
You only need to come to one meeting, and bring your laptop if you can.

If you’re considering going at all, you should come to the meeting. registration is soon and fills up fast!

If you have more questions, check out www.israelexperts.com/taglit or
email Avi Smith(aesmith) or Rachel Berkowitz (rberkowitz).

It’s a pretty sweet (and totally free) trip full of interesting dialogue, and Avi and Rachel are pretty much going to be the greatest leaders ever. I highly recommend it.

More free books

Holly’s post below reminded me: the science fiction/fantasy publisher Tor Books is offering a promotion where they release one free e-book a week for nine weeks. The e-books are available in mobi, pdf, or html formats, and they’re all DRM free.

Three books have been released so far:

  • Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson
  • Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi
  • Spin, by Robert Charles Wilson

You can sign up for the promotion here. If you’re interested in any of the three books that have already been released, I would be more than willing to forward them to you–something Tor is encouraging. If people show interest, I’ll set up a separate e-mail address to forward them to anyone who’s interested.

Free Development Software: DreamSpark

Microsoft has decided to release full versions of its professional development tools to college students in a program called Microsoft DreamSpark.

The software available is:

  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Expression Studio
  • XNA Game Studio 2.0 with a 12 month XNA Creator’s Club Online trial subscription

As of right now you have to go through a special kind of hell JourneyED to get verified as a student, but it’s still worth it to get your hands on this (very) expensive software if software development is something you’re interested in.