With November in full swing and Colgate’s first snowfall of the year under our belts, here’s what you can expect this week.

On Monday, George Vecsey will give a lecture in Olin Hall titled “A City Boy Falls in Love with Appalachia.” An American non-fiction author and columnist for The New York Times, Vescey moved to cover Appalachia for the newspaper and found that the region struck him. He discovered a new world of politics, history, music, and coal mining. Vescey’s lecture is part of the “Moving Mountains in Appalachia” series, a multidisciplinary series that has brought many speakers to campus this fall.

Want to improve your writing and hone your skills? On Tuesday go to “AWK! How to Interpret Professor Comments and Use Feedback to Improve Your Writing,” a mini-lecture that will have you more confident using your professors’ help to aid your writing in no time. For more information, go here.

Join the French Club for coffee hour on Wednesday! Stop by 205 Lawrence at 4 p.m. to learn about French culture and practice your speaking skills. Need any other incentives? Indulge in coffee, tea, and yummy pastries while you hang out!

Need a good laugh? Head over to Donovan’s Pub Friday at 5 p.m. or Saturday at 9 p.m. for the Rob Belushi and Jon Barinholtz November Show.  Featuring improv comedians and actors Belushi and Barinholtz, and premiering Colgate’s own improv group Charred Goosebeak, it’s sure not to disappoint. So bring your friends early to grab a good seat, order some food, and be ready to laugh.

Check out these events and more! To see everything happening on and around campus, take a look at the full Colgate calendar of events.