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RSO: Eurovision Screening, IHouse, May 14

A message from our friends from the European Students Association:

Hi all,

we hope you’re enjoying this quarter, and are ready for a bit of popular culture.
European Students Association in cooperation with the International House’s Residents’ Council is inviting you to
EUROVISION screening,
which will take place in the dining hall of the International House on Saturday, May 14th, at 2 pm.
Eurovision presents songs of contestants from all over Europe. Come and see what European songs are like!
In case you don’t like the performances, you can enjoy a variety of free food and snacks which will also be served.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
On behalf of ESA board,



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RSO: PASA General Meeting, Harper 151, May 3, 8pm

A message from our friends at PASA.


Today is May 3- Polish Constitution Day!!  We will be meeting today  at 8pm in Harper 151.  Delicious pierogi will be served, and we will be talking about the rest of our events for the quarter – theConstitution Day Parade this Saturday, May 7th, our final meeting May 17th, Kielbasa on the Quad, and elections for next year.
Do zobaczenia jutro!  See you tomorrow!
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RSO: German Language Table, European Students Association, May 5


We hope you survived all the midterms, and now have time to use your intellectual capacities in a more practical way – speaking a different language!

ESA board has prepared for you a German language table. Join us on Thursday, March 5, at Bartlett lounge in Reynolds club, from 9 to 10 pm. Even if you don’t speak a word of German, you can change it; or at least get some good Central-European food. We hope to see you there!

On behalf of ESA board,


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RSO: PASA Meeting, Harper 141, Tuesday, April 12, 8pm

A message from our friends at PASA:

Witam wszystkich!

We will have our first PASA meeting of the quarter tomorrow at 8pm in Harper 141 (this is a change in location from last quarter). We will be making pisanki (Polish Easter eggs) and enjoying traditional Easter babka.

There will also be information about the CEERES Slavic Cultural Night and elections for the PASA board for next year.

Do zobaczenia!

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ESA screens Ostře sledované vlaky (Closely watched trains) ( Czechoslovakia, 1966), February 17

This Thursday, February 17, at 7pm, in Harper 135, we offer you an opportunity to watch an Oscar-awarded movie Closely watched trains (Ostře sledované vlaky, 1966). Although this movie is a bit older, it is still quite popular in former Czechoslovakia. If you’re wondering why, come and see it!

In order to make your movie experience even more enjoyable, we’ll be also serving snacks and drinks. We hope to see you there!

On behalf of ESA board,


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Film: Central Asian Studies Society trip to see The Bodyguard (Telokhranitel’), Gene Siskel Film Center, February 19

Salomlar O’rtoqlar!

You are Cordially Invited to Dinner and a Movie with the Central Asian Studies Society (CASS)

“The Bodyguard” (Telokhranitel)

February 19th at 3PM

at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Discounted Student Ticket Price is $7, and after the film students are invited to Jibek Jolu to sample traditional Kyrgyz dishes.

Please RSVP to Perry Wong ( by February 14 if you plan to participate in both the screening and dinner so travel arrangements can be made.

Film Synopsis:

1979, Ali Khamraev, USSR/Tadzhikistan, 91 min.
With Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Gulya Tashbayeva

Like THE SEVENTH BULLET (playing Feb. 26 & 28), THE BODYGUARD is an example of the “Red Western,” set again during the Basmachi Revolt of the 1920s. This time, however, the primary reference point is not Sergio Leone, but the classic Hollywood westerns of Budd Boetticher and Anthony Mann. When a Basmachi leader is captured, the Red Army enlists a veteran local hunter to escort the prisoner, accompanied by his servant and daughter, across difficult terrain, pursued every step of the way by I a relentless Basmachi usurper and his soothsayer wife. The morally ambiguous power struggles among the beleaguered group recall Mann’s great THE NAKED SPUR, as do the spectacular landscapes of snowy mountain and vast desert. In Russian with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)

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RSO: PASA trip to Czerwone Jabluszko, February 19

This Saturday, Feb 19th, PASA will be taking a dinner trip to Czerwone Jabluszko, a Polish buffet.  We will provide a subsidy as well as transportation.  We will leave Hyde Park at6:15pm.  Please email me ( if you would like to come.

Here is a link to the restaurant’s website if you want to take a look:


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PASA Winter Quarter Events

Here’s a list of the events PASA is planning this quarter:
Jan 18 9-10pm: meeting in Harper 150
Jan 29 6pm: restaurant trip to Czerwone Jabluszko
Feb 8 9-10pm: meeting in Harper 150
Our second meeting of the quarter will be this Tuesday, February 8th at 9pm in Harper 150.  We’ll be watching the movie Zemsta, based on the comedy by Aleksander Fredro, and enjoying some delicious golabki (stuffed cabbage).
A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic notary and half by a volcanic old soldier’s niece. The old soldier, Cupbearer, and the notary are sworn enemies, which may doom the love between the niece, Klara, and the notary’s son, Waclaw. On this day, the tongue-tied Cupbearer asks a braggart courtier, Papkin, to sue on his behalf for the hand of the widow Hanna. Papkin succeeds and the wedding is set for the next day. In response, the notary plots to marry Waclaw to the widow to upend Cupbearer’s plans. When Cupbearer learns of this perfidy, he responds with his own plot. Will there be poison, a duel, kidnapping, and imprisonment; or, will fate bring another solution?

Hope to see everyone on Tuesday- zapraszamy!

Mar 1 9-10pm: meeting in Harper 150
Mar 3 8-10pm: Tlusty Czwartek/Fat Thursday/Paczki Day study break in McCormick Lounge

If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia.

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European Student Association – meeting, October 28

European Student Association (ESA) hold bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays.

The next meeting will take place on Thursday, October 28th, at 9pm in Bartlett Lounge.

Join ESA’s listserv here to get weekly announcements about events.

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Polski Stolik (Polish Table) – weekly meeting

A message from our friends at the Polish-American Student Association (PASA):

Polski Stolik will be meeting Mondays at 5pm in Hallowed Grounds (the coffee shop on the second floor of the Reynolds Club) for coffee and cookies.

To learn more please e-mail Ola McLees or join the listserv.

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