Are you tired of always hearing about Oberlin and UC San Diego and Wichita State and their elite alumni bowling teams? Well now there is a chance to put Swarthmore Alumni Bowling on the map!Better Off Bowling is a co-ed social bowling league for young professionals that runs on Sunday afternoons during the Fall. The league is filled with young professionals along with a number of other school alum groups and usually have ~400 participants. Better Off Bowling contacted us hoping we would be interested in getting a team or two together (does not have to be all alums though). Registration ends early October, and the league starts rolling October 19th!
You can get more info or see pics at their season page here:
It's a great way to hang out with old friends, and meet new ones, plus a great after bowling bar scene with drink specials, bar games, board games like Cards Against Humanity and Jenga along with NFL games on all the TVs.
- $63, with discount code, for 6 weeks of bowling (includes rental shoes, drink specials, etc in addition to the bowling)
- Bowl at Lucky Strike at 322 E Illinois St.
- Sunday Afternoons (Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23)
Signup / Get Info:
1) Go to www.BetterOffBowling.com/chicago
2) Click on Register button to pay/get registered
3) Join as an individual/small group, or create a team of your own and invite friends via Facebook or email!
Swarthmore Event in Minneapolis
Happy Hour/Rebecca Skloot Lecture
Monday, November 10th
Engage your mind with fellow Swarthmoreans on the evening of Monday, November 10th in Minneapolis as a group will meet to attend a “Conversation with Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”
Organizer Anna Tischler ’99 invites interested alumni, parents, and friends to meet before the lecture at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-event happy hour at Republic • Seven Corners, 221 Cedar Avenue South. (Look for Anna wearing Swarthmore garb)
At 7 p.m. the group will then proceed to the entrance of the Ted Mann Concert Hall where more Swarthmoreans can join and then attend the 7:30 p.m. lecture.
Kindly RSVP to organizer Anna Tischler ’99 at email@example.com so that she can plan accordingly.
Lecture information: http://ias.umn.edu/2014/11/10/lacks/
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 4th Street S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
REPUBLIC at Seven Corners
221 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Conversations of Purpose
Join us as a panel of Swarthmore faculty, administrators, and alumni come together for a discussion prompted by Swarthmore College: A Community of Purpose.
The cornerstones of a Swarthmore education today are the same as they were 150 years ago: academic rigor, social responsibility, community, and commitment to the physical campus. Hear the panelists reflect on their individual Swarthmore experiences and then join the conversation as we look ahead to the future. How will Swarthmore’s particular kind of education continue to inform our lives into the future and will these same four cornerstones sustain us for the next 150 years?
November 20, 2014
Omni Houston Hotel
Houston, Texas 77056
The panel will begin at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow.
Constance Cain Hungerford, interim president, Swarthmore College
K. David Harrison , associate professor of linguistics, Swarthmore College
Vasya Dostionov ‘01, senior consultant, Gartner, Inc.
Sabrina Martinez ‘92, engineering university recruiting lead, Conoco Phillips
Kindly R.S.V.P. to Julie DiPietro at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 610-328-8402 by Friday, November 14th.
The Penn Museum: Women in the Classical World
Saturday, November 22nd, 11 a.m.
3260 South St., Philadelphia
A double feature at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, made possible by Lisa Batt ’88, who works as an administrator there.
First we’ll be taken through the Etruscan, Roman, and Greek collections on a tour about women’s life in the Classical Era. Then after a lunch break at the museum’s cafe we’ll attend a lecture entitled “Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art, and History” by visiting research scholar Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University.
Those hungry for more can continue to tour the other museum galleries, including the extensive Egyptian collection, afterward.
Cost: $16 not including lunch. Send paypal to jim@jimmosk.
I must receive payment by NOVEMBER 8TH.