A few weeks ago I attended one of the dinners that the Bonchek House sponsored for Anthony Aveni, a renowned archaeologist and astronomer. This dinner was both for students and faculty to have a chance to speak with this scholar and learn about some of the experiences that he has had throughout his career. I found the entire event to be really entertaining and educational. Dr. Aveni not only was extremely intelligent and informative, but he was also a great story teller. He proceeded to sit with a number of us individually and in groups and tell us about the opportunities he has had. In addition he was really interested to find out about our personal interests and pursuits, which meant a lot to me. Also, if Dr. Aveni was off talking to another student, the event gave everyone who attended the change to meet different professors that they may not have had classes with and learn about the different activities and research they have going on outside their time in the classroom. I really enjoyed the whole experience and would highly recommend to students to take the chance to attend some of these dinners. It is a great way to meet new people for social reasons, and to start to create a network of professionals. Plus, they serve really good food, which is a nice break from having to make dinners yourself! Franklin and Marshall makes sure to have a number of events like this throughout the different Houses, not just Bonchek. I am from Weis House and was still more than welcome at Bonchek, so you should all attend events all over campus and get involved!