It’s Bar Night at Usdan. It’s BAR NIGHT at USDAN. A headline out of my dreams:
A full range of mocktails and sodas will be served with labeled ingredients.
We will provide a range of different activities such as Wii, trivia competition, water pong, darts, karaoke, pool, foosball, and other
games. Following the bar night theme, we will be serving fries, onion rings and chicken fingers.
While participating in this fun filled event, students can enjoy delicious drinks and great entertainment with friends, without
worrying about having a terrible hangover the next day. This will also be a scent and strobe-light free event.
Date: Friday, November 2
Place: The Usdan Center
From Jenessa Duncombe ’14:
PE class at Wesleyan, best thing you’ve never heard of. Meets three times a week, leaves you on your (gradually firmer) ass every time. Check it out on Wesmaps.
Date: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Time: 9:00-9:50 AM
Place: Freeman Athletic Center
From Noah Rush ’14:
Come to Wash.
Take your shoes off.
Weekday Mornings @ 9 AM
Mondays and Thursdays @ 6 PM
356 Washington Street
(across from Indian Hill)
Date: Weekday mornings; Monday and Thursday evenings
Time: 9AM and 6PM, respectively
Place: Buddhist House (356 Wash)
From Codi Leitner ’13:
Do you enjoy working with children? Are you searching for a fun and fulfilling on-campus job? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Middletown Community? Need an excuse to nurture your passion for coloring books and play-doh?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should consider working at Green Street Arts Center! Green Street is a non-profit afterschool enrichment center run by Wesleyan for students of Middletown public schools and we are looking for new student workers! This opportunity is open for work-study students and those who wish to volunteer. Open positions include teaching assistants, homework tutors, van monitors, and musical mentors. If you are imaginative, motivated, and energetic, we strongly encourage you to apply. Interested parties should please send a cover letter and resume to greenst(at)wesleyan(dot)edu ASAP and fill out the online Fall 2012 application here!
Date, Time: ASAP/all year!
Place: Green Street Arts Center
Below is a message from Adam Rashkoff ’13, Campus Ambassador for Venture for America (VFA), regarding an awesome VFA info session happening tomorrow! Andrew Yang, founder of VFA — the new nonprofit organization that aims to match high achieving college students with
internships full-time jobs at start-up companies in cities across the country — will be on campus to talk about opportunities to become VFA Fellows after graduating from Wes! See more info after the jump.
- What: Venture for America Info Session
- When: Tuesday, September 11th @ 4PM
- Where: PAC 001
- Who: all students are welcome to attend!
Adam Isaacson ’13 (happy birthday, Adam!!!!!!11) and Ashlin Aronin ’13 are beginning a “fictive-variety/omnivorously-experimental radio show” in a couple of Sundays, and they’re hungry for submissions and participants:
Do you like infinitely jesting? Is it a perfect day for banana fish? Shall I compare thee to a Summerfields?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you’ll love The Secret Files of Buford Parks, a new Radio-Play-Variety-Show-Me on WESU Middletown. Centered on the exhilarating exploits of sleuth Buford Parks, the show also – and more importantly – features student-composed-and-performed literature and music of all formats. Do you dig what we’re putting down? If you produce it, we’ll conduce it.
We are currently seeking voice actors, as well as submissions of radio drama, micro-fiction, poetry, speculative philology, fusion-lounge, astro-lounge, tragicomedy, melomystery, yodeling, growling, poop-jazz, whispering, whimpering.
The Star & Crescent Eating Club, located in Alpha Delta Phi at 185 High Street, will be opening for the semester this Tuesday at 5 pm. The Star and Crescent is open to all Wesleyan staff, faculty, and students and can be paid for with the points on your very own WesCard! After this week, the S&C will be open weekly for lunch, which is served from12-12:30 or until the meal is sold out, Tuesday through Thursday, and Dinner, from 5-7 on Monday through Thursday. As always, the first three freshmen to arrive to each meal eat for free!
Tuesday, Sept. 11th
Dinner –Green Salad w/ Herb vin, Lemon/Basil Gemeli tossed w/ Grilled Summer Vegetables and Oven Roasted Tomato. Chicken/Tofu
Dessert – Raspberry Yogurt Cake
Wednesday, Sept. 12th
Lunch – Garlic Crostini/Herb Ricotta Spread w/ Grilled Flank Steak/Tofu Arugula Salad
Dessert – “House Made” Fruit-on-Top Vanilla Pudding
Dinner –Green Salad w/ Tomato Vin, Grilled Salmon/Tofu w/ Saffron Basmati Rice, Sautéed Garlic Green Beans, Tomato Caper Sauce
Dessert – Berry Crisp
Thursday, Sept. 13th
Lunch- Curried Lentil and Green Apple Soup w/ Herb Focaccia
Dessert- Coconut Cookies
Dinner- Green Salad w/ Cilantro Dressing, Chili w/ Beef and Pork or Veggie/ Garnished w/ Scallion, Cheddar, Sour Cream and Buttermilk Corn Bread
Dessert- Banana Cream Pie
Wesleyan, as usual, has decided to subvert the existing field of creative work by recognizing performance “art” as an acceptable medium. As if. Alex Hunt ’13 brings you all the gory details:
Performance Now (Friday, September 7 – Sunday, December 9, 2012) will debut at Wesleyan and will show how performance has come to be at the center of the discussion on the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. Bringing together some of the most significant artists working today, this exhibition surveys the most critical and experimental currents in performance over the last ten years from around the globe. Segments of the exhibition feature video and photography, by artists including Marina Abramovi?, William Kentridge, Clifford Owens and Laurie Simmons, as well as a film series, selected by Performa film curator Lana Wilson ’05.
Performance Now is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance.
What: Performance Now opening reception (free food!) & gallery talk by RoseLee Goldberg!
When: Tuesday, September 11, 5-7pm; gallery talk at 5:30pm
Where: Wherever art is made (in this case, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery)
“O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world / That has such people in’t!” From Nicholas Orvis ’13, directing William Shakespeare (class of 1585):
Auditions for the Theater Department production of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, a thesis production directed by Nick Orvis ’13, will be held this coming Monday-Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. in the Theater Studios. Auditions are open to EVERYONE, regardless of major or experience! Please come prepared with a 2(ish)-minute monologue by a classical playwright (Shakespeare preferred, but that umbrella includes Miller, Ibsen, Williams, Shaw, Brecht, Beckett, and so on). Callbacks (if needed) will be held on Saturday the 15th, from 1:30-4 p.m. Sign-up sheets are posted on the Theater Department callboard in the Theater and Dance Studios. Please contact norvis(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for questions and concerns!
Date: Tonight, September 10th, September 11th, and September 12th
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Place: East Room, Theater Studios
Facebook Event: Link.
“I’m going to sing one more song about love, and then that’s it for the subject.”
Between Bear Hands on Friday afternoon, Laura Stevenson & the Cans/Molly Nilsson on Friday, and Gary War on Saturday, the first concert offerings of the new semester came, saw, and conquered.
First up: Long Island’s Laura Stevenson, back at Wes for the first time since spring of 2011, the same semester her ska punk collective, Bomb the Music Industry!, performed without her. (That was a crazy freaking show.) This time, she brought with her an accordionist (okay, maybe he was here last time too, I don’t remember) and performed her buoyant, funk-tinged power-pop to a packed Eclectic dining room crowd—especially frosh-filled. Success! Though less effortlessly dynamic than Stevenson, Molly Nilsson, an icy one-woman-show from Sweden, charmed and confused with her synth-driven cabaret pop, promising a Q&A after her songs, then sneakily waltzing off the stage.