Friday, Nov. 2, the Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons will be turned into a fair on sexual knowledge. The Pleasure Party will be held between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
A group from the “Peer Health Advocacy” class, HLS 216 is holding the fair to raise awareness of safe sex. The fair is also meant to celebrate sexuality in general.
Representatives from Planned Parenthood, Monroe County Department of Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, AIDS Rochester, University Health Services and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual-Transgered and Friends Association will all be represented. Information will be provided on all types of sexual health ? both mental and physical.
Highlights of the fair include freebies, such as condoms and games. “There will be free games people can play such as ‘Pin the Jimmy on Timmy,'” junior Rasai Ernst said. Ernst is one of the organizers of the event.
“Pleasure Party is a chance to celebrate sexuality, have fun and get educated at the same time,” Ernst said.
Walk for Light scheduled
for Tuesday, Nov. 13
The annual Walk for Light is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13. Students are invited to walk around campus to identify areas that may not be well-lit or safe.
The walk is back from a one-year hiatus. It convenes outside CLARC at 6:00 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served to all participants after the walk, said sophomore Alexa Phillips, who is a member of the Students’ Association Senate Projects Committee, which runs the Walk for Light.
Bus to run to New York
City for Thanksgiving
A chartered bus sponsored by the Campus Activities Board will be available exclusively to UR students for a round trip to New York City over the Thanksgiving break.
The bus will leave CLARC at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. It will make stops only at Penn Station, at 8:15 p.m., and Grand Central Station at 8:45 p.m.
Sunday, the bus will pick up students at Penn Station at 1 p.m. and at Grand Central Station at 1:45 p.m. It will arrive at CLARC at 8 p.m.
The cost of a round trip ticket is $99, and tickets are available at the Common Market, which accepts cash and Flex payments. A portion of the proceeds will go to support disaster relief charities in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Viennese Ball set for
Saturday, Nov. 10
The annual Viennese Ball will take place in Wilson Commons from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 10.
There will be music provided by UR’s chamber orchestra and choirs.
“Revelers attend in evening dress, though some participants prefer to enhance the ‘spirit of old Vienna’ by coming in period costumes,” according to a UR press release.
Tickets to the ball cost $12 each and are available at the Common Market or at the door.
Reporting by Dan Bock and Alissa Miller.