Club Corner


Christian Bible Fellowship

Greetings, did you enjoy your Thanksgiving break? Are you looking forward to the semester break? I feel that it will be greatly deserved for all of us. Feel free this week to join us at FNF on Friday at 7:00 in Morgan A, and again Tuesday night down in Founders at 9:30 for a time of prayer for our campus. This Saturday is also the annual CBF Christmas Party ! Come on out for an evening of holiday cheer as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. For more information on any of these activities, please e-mail cbf@wpi.edu. " But the angel said to them, ' Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.' " Luke 2:10-12 (NIV) What is Christmas? Is it a time for buying things and seeing who can have the most elaborate lighting display? No, Christmas is a time to celebrate, celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. So instead of getting caught up in the commercialism of Christmas, remember the real meaning behind it and give God your thanks and praise.

Dance Club

Hello everyone, Last Tuesday December 2nd we went to Boston to see "Blue Men Group". It was a very creative show. Especially playing drums with a lot of paint on top of them was very cool. Matthew LeClair was selected to be a part of the show and he did a wonderful painting J. If you are on the mailing list of the Club, then you should have noticed that we're also going to attend some activities of MIT's Dance Club. Other than these we are planning to make another trip to Boston to see "Nutcracker"! So stay tuned and ask for more info at dclub@wpi.edu. PS. Don't forget the Foxtrot practice this Friday. Take care!! Ali...

WPI Glee Club

Well ladies and gents...the term is coming to a close. Our voices are weary, and our ears are just getting used to the dissonances of Fenno and Flor Peters. Because we are becoming all too familiar with singing "Bs" against "B-flats", major chords leave us questioning if a piece even sounds right. Why just several days ago when we were humming Silent Night with Regis, I had such the urge to throw in a blue note on the last chord. I refrained of course, but someday....someday. Kudos to your dedication to the club during this term. It's been hellish, but our relations with other groups are increasing two-fold as a result of our hectic singing schedule. This is a reminder to all that Wells will be coming this weekend. Yes, it's that time to laugh, sing, be merry, and poke fun at our favorite singing counterparts. Let's show these women a good time here(get your minds out of the gutter kids), and let's make them feel welcome in our cold city It's going to be a good change of pace for them because they now get the opportunity to breathe in the congestive air of a city, instead of clogging their noses with the iridescence of cow manure. Take it easy and remember the Christmas shindig on December 11th, after rehearsal. Be there or be square, elliptical.....o.k. paragonal. Ciao.

WPI Linux Association

Our next meeting (in coordination with the Worcester Linux Users Group) will be on December 18th at 7pm in Perreault Hall. The topic is Using PGP with Linux.

To note, we're going to try putting various things in the club corners per week from now on ... They might be useful, they might not, at least they're something. :)

To strip that extra new line off of text files (DOS -> UNIX), try:

tr -d "\015" < input > output

To convert a man page into plain text (good for printing) try:

man - | col -b > filename.txt

And this weeks' quote is from one Linus Torvalds:

"Software is like sex; it's better when it's free."


Masque

Hello everyone!! I'd like to start out by saying that MEDEA/media was spectacular. It wasn't just a show...it was more. A big congratulations goes out to everyone involved...it was nothing like WPI has ever seen.

Well, that was in the past. C term is coming upon us faster than we think!! That means "Quilt"...the musical...the producer, Matt Denicourt, is looking for people who are interested in helping out with the crew. Anyone looking for a production position should email him at harro@wpi.edu. Oh, and from what I heard, auditions for the show were spectacular. The show dates are in February....keep it in mind....

One more thing: Masque meeting, this Friday, Alden Hall's Green Room, 4:30 pm, BE THERE!


Muslim Student Association

As-Salamu Alaikum. The MSA General Body met last Tuesday for a productive meeting with feedback from this semester's activities and plans for the next semester. We have a number of activities scheduled for Spring including the Annual Ramadhan Dinner and MSA Speaker Program. Ramadhan is approaching, to begin on December 30th or 31st. Iftar (breaking of the daily fast) will be arranged on everyday of the month. We ask students on the Meal Plan to contact MSA this week for Ramadhan meal concerns. Constitutional amendments were ratified by the General Body last week The amended constitution is available for review through our homepage at http://www.wpi.edu/~msa. Two appointed portfolios were accepted last week: Mohammed Zaki will serve as MSA prayer room maintainer, and Naif Al-Sudairy as Sports Activities Co-Chair. Daily Dhuhr' and 'Asr prayers are organized at the Collegiate Religious Center at 12:00pm (noon) and 3:30pm respectively. The Car-Pool for Friday prayers departs the CRC at 12:15pm. For more information, or to join our mailing list contact msa@wpi.edu.

Newman Club

We are looking forward to our Christmas Mass this coming Sunday (Dec.14) which will be celebrated by Father Michael Hobson, a 1984 graduate of WPI. Father was ordained a priest last May and is currently associate pastor at St. Bridget's Parish in Framingham, MA. He is the third WPI student ordained to the Catholic priesthood in the last four year. A Christmas reception/party will follow the Mass. Our Christmas Mass will be at 10:00 PM in Alden on Sunday, Dec.14th. The entire WPI commmunity is invited.

Our Newman Executive Board will meet tonight at 6:30 PM in the Religious Center and our Newman Folk group is performing tonight at the SGA Faculty- Student Reception. Hopefully they will perform about 8:00 PM.

Our Christmas Tree gifts drive has been a tremendous success. Actually we ran out of names for the tags. Don't forget to bring your gift to our Christmas Mass and we will see that they are delivered to Youville House the Monday after the Mass.

Our Video and Pasta night was a great success. If it keeps up, we may have to rename it as the Alternate to DAKA on Friday night. However we appreciate having so many of you at these events.

So don't forget our Christmass Mass Sunday night and let's give Father Hobson a great WELCOME HOME .


Society for Medieval Arts and Sciences

The primary item on the agenda for last week's meeting was nominations for the various officer positions, as well as a bit of chaos, and perhaps a bit of silliness (Jason: "I nominate the light socket.") (Steve: "I decline." Jason: "I'm afraid that's unacceptable.") In the end, nominations were made, seconded, and accepted, in preparation for this week's elections.

In other news, Wes asked again that those in charge of committees for the Spring Faire submit their budgets. Anthea announced that she's been working with Jason Rosa for a fundraiser involving making wooden puzzles. Tonight, SMAS will be assisting in the SGA Holiday Extravaganza, with services being rendered by the Servants' Guild, and with period Christmas Carols.

SMAS mock combat practices are Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30PM (meet in the Wedge). SMAS club meetings are Tuesdays at 7:00PM in Founders Study Room. For more information, you can contact the officers via e-mail to realms@wpi.edu.



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