Category Archives: Events

A Conversation About Depression and Suicide in College Students


Please Join Coach Drew Black and Professor Octavio Flores for a discussion about depression and suicide. This is an opportunity to learn how to tell if someone you know is struggling and how to let a friend know you care.

Date: Tomorrow, Tuesday September 13th

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Downey House Lounge (Corner of Court and High St)

Sponsored by CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), Religious and Spiritual Life and Active Minds at Wesleyan

Dessert will be provided!

Wesleyan Outing Club: first meeting!!

Calling all people who love the outdoors! Or love people that love the outdoors! Or even just have a vague affinity for the outdoors! This includes, but is not limited to, activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing (of the rock and tree varieties), sitting around campfires and lounging in hammocks.

The Wesleyan Outing Club will have it’s first meeting of the year this WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, at 9pm. The meeting will be held at Outhouse (yes, like the bathroom), which is located at 132 High Street – across from the Butts parking lot, and look for the moon on the door! Find out more than you ever wanted to know about the club – who we are, what we do, what’s hidden in our attic and where we like to catch alligators in the Connecticut River.

We normally have meetings every other Wednesday at 10pm, so if you can’t make it this time around, there is always another chance! However, this meeting will have ice cream… so it’s a probably a good one to come to.

Happy Trails!

Kaffee und Kuchen – German Conversation Hour

Eins, zwei, drei, vier, Julian Azaret ’13, sieben, acht, neun:

Come to German Haus for witty banter and delicious cakes!  No knowledge of German required!  We’ll even help you with your German homework!

Bratwurst: Thursday, September 15
Blutwurst: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Weisswurst: German Haus (65 Lawn)

Winter Dance Auditions

Please come to Winter Dance Auditions! Auditions will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14th, from 5:00-6:00 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM. (You need to attend only one of the audition times.) The auditions will be tons of fun and no previous dance experience is necessary. Please come dressed in comfortable clothing and be ready to move! All dancers in the Winter Dance Show will receive 0.25 credit.

Date: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 5 -6, 6:30 – 7:30
Place: TST 001 (bottom floor of the theater/dance building in the CFA)
FAAAAAAACE: b0000000k

    Roosevelt Institute Meets This Tuesday

    From Sylvie Stein ’12:

    Do you like politics? Do you like blogging and discussing current events? Do you like writing policy and enacting change? Then the Roosevelt Institute is the group for you!

    Aimed to engage, empower, and promote student leaders through progressive policy, the Roosevelt Institute is a multi-faceted student-run think tank with chapters across the nation. On Wesleyan campus, the group facilitates fireside chats (conversations on current events), community projects, and a politics-oriented blog geared towards the student body (currently still on summer hiatus, but about to pick back up! Check it out).

    Want to learn more? Come to the black couches in the downstairs floor of Usdan on Tuesday at 9:15pm for the Roosevelt Institute’s first meeting. Direct any questions to Sylvie Stein at

    Date: Tomorrow
    Time: 9:15 pm
    Place: Usdan couches

    Wesleyan Pep Band: The Cardinal Players

    From Alyssa Rassi ’12:

    Did you used to work at a food bank in high school? Or maybe you were interested in public policy debate? It doesn’t really matter. Join Pep Band!

    Wesleyan’s most fertile pep band, are looking for instrumentalists (especially percussion and low brass).  No previous pep/marching band experience required, just show up ready to play and hurl insults at referees.  If you’re interested, attend their first meeting , or e-mail Alyssa Rassi at arassi(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.  Go Wes!

    Date: Sun., Sept. 18
    Time: 3:00 PM
    Place: Usdan Room 108

    Writing At Wesleyan Presents Poet Charles Bernstein At The Russell House

    Come to Russell House this Wednesday to see poet Charles Bernstein.

    Charles Bernstein is the author of All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010), Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays & Inventions (Chicago 2011), Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School 2008), Girly Man (Chicago 2006), and My Way: Speeches and Poems (Chicago 1999). He is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, where he co-directs PennSound.

    Date: Wednesday, September 14th

    Time: 8 P.M.

    Place: Russell House (350 High Street)

    * A book signing and reception will follow the event.

    For more information, please visit The Russell House Prose and Poetry Series.

    Audition for THE CANTERVILLE GHOST!”

    Julia Baritz ’12 kicks the doors in and threatens my children if I did not post:


    Based on the Oscar Wilde short story of the same name, “The Canterville Ghost” is an original musical written by the Wesleyan Musical Theater Collective. The story follows Sir Simon de Canterville, a terrible ghost who, after centuries of scaring the wits out of every Englishman to step foot on his estate, finds himself entirely unable to frighten an American family that moves into Canterville Chase. Sir Simon’s ensuing identity crisis forces him to explore the complicated ethics of being human– whether living or dead.

    AUDITIONS will be held in the Memorial Chapel rehearsal room on Monday, Sep. 12th and Tuesday, Sep. 13th, from 7PM – 10PM both days. Come to the audition with a short song and monologue of your choosing.

    Date:   Sept. 12 – Sept. 13
    Time:   7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Place:  Memorial Chapel Meeting (Rehearsal Room)

    EDIT: Canterville Ghost also needs a prop designer. Jillian Rubin ’12 writes:

    Community Engagement Opportunities

    Enjoy this triple-play event post with bonus application material:

    Find out ways to get involved in your local community.  The Center for Community Partnerships is hosting several different events this week to find out ways to to get connected:

    • AmeriCorps Info Session: Monday at 8pm or Tuesday at 4pm Usdan 108
    • CCP Open House 1pm – 3pm @ 167 High St
    • Community Engagement Fair, Wed 9/15 11:30 – 1pm Usdan Courtyard

    And if you want to work for OCS, please attend a mandatory employment session, info here:

    Dates: Sept. 12, 13,  14
    Times: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    Places: Usdan 108, 167 High, Usdan Courtyard

    Rho Ep Rush Info Sesh

    So, you may have been there to throw down with Beta at Jock Jams or the Pirate Rave with AEPi this weekend, but what you may not know is that Wesleyan is also home to a newly founded sorority. Despite fanciful rumors about brothel laws in Connecticut and a bit of smack talking, Rho Epsilon Pi–an organization specific to Wesleyan–formed last Spring and will be holding our first Rush this semester.

    Come to Allbritton 311 (Top Floor) this Wednesday at 8 p.m. to learn more about our fanny packs organization or our rushing process for this semester. And help us shape our sorority into an organization that our entire student body can take pride in at Wesleyan. Rho Epsilon Pi is open to any Wesleyan student who identifies as female.  See y’all ladies on Wednesday. If you’re interested, yet unable to attend, please e-mail Rebecca Markell ’14, rmarkell [at] wesleyan [dot] edu. And any disparaging comments can be directed here.

    Date: Wednesday, Sept. 14th
    8 to 9 p.m.
    Allbritton 311 (Top Floor)