Category Archives: Events

Disabling Language: An Open Discussion on Disability at Wes

Catherine Maclean ’14 writes in about a student group discussion happening this Thursday night. There will be free food:

Join members of Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights for dinner and a lively conversation about the politics, history, and controversies surrounding language used to talk about disabilities and people with disabilities. Information about disability services will also be available. Afterwards, students with disabilities will be available to discuss their experiences on campus. All are welcome! Dinner will be provided.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 6
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm
Place: Clark Lounge

Audition for Spring Awakening

Audition Season continues with this message from Kayla Stoler ’13:
Interested in auditioning for Spring Awakening? Come try out this Thursday and Friday in the Memorial Chapel Rehearsal Room! For the audition please prepare a short song and monologue. Sign up for a time slot on Facebook or at this link. Email slmartin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have any questions. The show is going up Nov 15-17.
Date: September 6 and 7
Time: 5-8 pm and then 4-7:30pm
Place: Memorial Chapel Rehearsal/Meeting Rooming
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Audition Season Begins: Little Shop of Horrors

Audition Season is upon us, and Little Shop of Horrors is coming up in November. For the love of all things Rick Moranis, Jenna Robbins ’13 invites you to audition:

Come audition for the best comedy horror musical this side of Skid Row: Little Shop of Horrors, which tells the story of a young man
named Seymour and his man-eating plant Audrey II. Auditions will be held on:

  • Wednesday, September 5 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

in the Usdan Multipurpose Room (B25, in the basement near the package center). Please prepare 15 bars of a song and a short 1-2 minute monologue. Callbacks are TBD. The performance dates are November 1st – 3rd. Questions? Feel free to email Jenna (jmrobbins@wes) or Jio (jrobles@wes).

Student Activism Orientation Event

Think Wesleyan students are active?  Here’s some of what happened last year alone, from the UOC interns:

Defending Wesleyan’s long-standing need-blind policy, re-imagning our campus as a closed, sustainable system, diving into Middletown politics, organizing around queer issues, escorting women to a local abortion clinic, sleeping in Zucotti Square, organizing cultural events, working at Long Lane Farm, promoting awareness around student mental health, disability rights, safe sex and sexual assault, protesting the visit of a controversial Supreme Court Justice, writing for the Hermes, starting a Skill Share Collective, allying with Wesleyan’s service workers for fairworking conditions, organizing a day of action to divest from big banks, and exposing institutionalized prejudice in higher education.  And the list goes on!

Wesleyan students stand up for issues that matter to them.  Are you passionate about social justice and ready to make a difference on campus? Just curious about what resources are available to help launch a new creative idea?  Come meet other students and leaders at the helm of Wesleyan’s activist community! Time pending, the reception will make a visit to the University Organizing Center, an open space for student group organizing at 190 High St.