Category Archives: Events

Be Calm and Go Greek

Looking for a good time? Trying to meet some ladies at Wesleyan? Heard about this sorority on campus? Want to know what it’s all about? We want to tell you. If you’re a female and interested in being a part of Greek Life, then join us either Friday at 4:30 p.m. or Monday at 8 p.m. in Allbritton 311. All grade levels are welcome. Help us shape our sorority into an organization that our entire student body can take pride in at Wesleyan.

If you can’t make it to either meeting or have questions about the sorority or rush process, please feel free to contact Jackie Freed ’15 (jfreed@wes) or Melody Oliphant ’13 (moliphant@wes).

Date: Friday (TOMORROW!) and Monday
Time: 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Place: Allbritton 311

Student Forum: Reading Walden — Spots Available

In fall of my freshman year, I took an FYI with Professor Henry Abelove simply called “Thoreau.” The syllabus of the class consisted of Thoreau’s famous book Walden and nothing else. The class was not only one of the best ones I’ve taken at Wesleyan, but also one of the most eye-opening. I was inspired enough that I’ve gone to Walden twice with classmates since taking the class and almost always have the book on hand to reread.

Though Henry Abelove’s semester with my class was his last teaching at Wesleyan, I’m excited to announce that two of my classmates, Leonid Liu ’14 and Oren Finard ’14, are teaching a student forum modeled after Abelove’s legendary class—with Abelove’s approval, of course. If I weren’t abroad, I’d definitely be taking this, and if you’re at Wes, you should add it to your list. It sounds cheesy, but I probably learned more about myself from reading Walden than I have at any other moment in my life. Description after the jump: 

The Mash: A Music & Public Life Initiative

Not that dumb game you played in middle school.

“You know what I wish?” says person number one. “What?” says person number two. “I wish that several of the talented musicians that attend/have attended Wesleyan will select a day in which they scatter themselves about the campus and play their music loud and for all to hear,” says person number one. “Wouldn’t that be nice?” But person number two does not respond because they left the conversation. Sad story, but true. Fortunately, if you are person number two, your wishes are being granted—by Chelsie Green ’14, Michael Roth ’78, frequently returning alumni Bear Hands, and a whole committee of students and faculty:

The Mash, inspired by Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, will highlight the student music scene at Wesleyan and kick off the year-long campus and community-wide Music & Public Life initiative.

The event will open with President Roth and other faculty members performing at noon on Friday, September 7 in the Usdan Courtyard. From 2-5 pm, three stages, located at the WestCo Courtyard, Usdan Courtyard and Olin Library Lawn, will feature some of Wesleyan’s student musicians, as well as newly formed groups (30 minutes of every hour will be left unbooked, so come ready to play with whatever instrument you need to make music—drums, amplifiers, and microphones will be provided). From 5-8 pm, THE MASH will continue on Andrus Field with a performance by campus band Treasure Island. This stage will be headlined by BearHands, an alumni band. Meanwhile, an all-campus outdoor barbecue dinner will be happening on Andrus Field/Foss. As a part of the event, small instruments will be handed out to encourage everyone to make music.

Multiplayer Madness @ ADP

Rush-tastic Charming Yu ’13 has an awesome event y’all should go to:

Want to just dance the night away? Perhaps smash some bros? Maybe you want experience the samurai lifestyle? All your dreams will come true at Multiplayer Madness. You’d be mad if you missed it.

What: Multiplayer Madness
Date: Friday, September 7
Time: 8-10PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (185 High St.)

Audition for Slavei

Katherine McLaughlin ’15 loves being in Slavei so much that she submitted her first name as “Slavei”:

Slavei is Wesleyan’s oldest co-ed Eastern European and Balkan A Cappella group. Come to Fayerweather’s theater rehearsal room (the building next to Usdan) to audition and be part of the magic.

Date: Today, September 6th
Time: 5-7 pm
Place: Fayerweather’s theater rehearsal room

Occupy is Occupying Wesleying. Again.

Occupy Wes:

For all the new frosh who wished they could’ve been part of all the radicalfreakinessthatwasOccupy (that is, the 1% of them not already from New York City), now’s the time to get excited. A group of students will be meeting today at 9pm in the University Organizing Center (that’s 190 High, all you youngsters) to plan a livestream viewing party/discussion for the upcoming debate between Chris Hedges and Crimethinc on “Occupy Tactics: Violence & Legitimacy in the Occupy Movement & Beyond” (planned for 9/12) as well as a trip down to NYC for the 1st anniversary of Occupy (events will be occurring from the 15th through the 17th of September).

tl;dr get your activist ass over to the UOC tonight at 9 pm.

Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 9 pm
Place: UOC