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Archive for February, 2014

Life @ the IC: 您好! Chinese Table

Every Friday, students learning Chinese come to the Intercultural Affairs Center to polish their speaking skills.

Workshop: Lunch and Career Talk with Brandi Ferrara

Brandi Ferrara came to the Intercultural Affairs Center to talk to students to help them navigate through Career Services. Dollian Garo H’15, Jeremy Ramos H’14, Victoria Thomas WS’14, Chavon Thomas WS’14 attended the talk and absorbed the information and learned about different scholarships and internship opportunities.

Drag Show


On Friday, PRIDE hosted a Drag Show in the Cellar Pub. The Drag Show featured Miss Gay Rochester, Miss Gay Oneida, and Miss Gay New York. They preformed a number of song including “Drunk in Love” by Beyoncé.

CSA Charity Date Auction

On Saturday, CSA hosted a Charity Auction that raised money that was going to be donated to the Enrique Lends a Hand Foundation. The club raised nearly one thousand dollars. Fourteen Hobart and William Smith students were auctioned and the winners were treated to a sit down dinner in the Faculty Dinning Room.

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Vagina Monologues


The Women’s Collective preformed the Vagina Monologues over the weekend. Students and faculty members had the opportunity to see the show twice as selected students and faculty members preformed on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

Club Planning Dinner

Cultural club leaders came together on Sunday night, to discuss and organize the calendar of events for the spring semester. Club talked to each other about the difficulties and successes that they achieved. Patty Blue was the guest speaker for the event and called for the clubs to involve and create a closer relationship with the Geneva community. 

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Weekend Recap

Between going to a play and watching the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics the students of the Intercultural Affairs Center were busy all weekend long. On Friday night, a group of students when to the Geva Theater in Rochester to see the play entitled Black Pearl Sings.

“I really liked the play. It had a good balance of humor and heavy subject matters. It touched upon sexism and racism through the lens of comedy and song.” –Natia Bueno WS’14

That same night, in the Game Room of the Intercultural Affairs Center, people gathered together to watch the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

IC Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 2014