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Wesleyan Rosh Hashanah Services and Meals Schedule

L’shana tovah! Celebrate the Jewish new year style at Wes:

The Jewish New Year is coming! Rosh Hashanah begins this Sunday at sundown and the Wesleyan Jewish Community invites you to join in the new year festivities! Interested in participating in our community services? We’re looking for volunteers to do anything from candle lighting to Torah reading. Please contact Rabbi David (dleipziger(at)wesleyan(dot)edu)!

September 16 (Sun): Evening service 6PM Davison Art Center Courtyard /CFA (weather permitting) (rain site: Usdan Campus Center: Beckham Hall)

Followed by special festive dinner: 7PM Usdan Campus Center: Beckham Hall (rain site: Usdan Campus Center: Daniel Family Commons)

A Very Wesleying Recrootment

Interested in auditioning for Wesleying, Wesleyan’s “sassiest and most WordPress-savvy online singing group”? Scroll on, dear one. Our blog could be your life.

Hey, readers. Wesleying’s pretty low-staffed lately (BZOD is abroad, and frostedmoose has floated on into the great abyss), and to make matters worse, a whole bunch of us are graduating this coming May. So it goes. Wesleying underwent a pretty wild generational shift back in 2010, when Sheek exited and handed over the reigns, and as it finishes up its seventh academic year, it’s going to have to weather another one in 2013. That’s where you step in.

We bloggers exited the WiFi confines of our cyberspace existence yesterday to get some sunlight and schmooze in flesh-and-blood form at the Student Activities Fair. Frankly, it was pretty weird. People don’t really think of Wesleying as a group of humans, as normal students—we’re just a thing that’s out there, online. And it turns out there are a lot of freshmen reading. One girl bragged that Wesleying is pretty much why she applied ED. Another declared, “I’ve been reading this blog for so long, and I’m only a freshman!” Another claimed to have read every Wesleying post, which is pretty impressive, considering there are over 11,000. We’ll be materializing again tomorrow, and here’s your chance to keep the blog alive.

There’s a whole lot of text below the jump, so here’s the short of it: Wesleying is recruiting. We’ll be having a formal recruitment meeting tomorrow, September 16, at 2:30 pm in Usdan 110. We’re looking for bloggers, journalists, writers, photographers, interviewers, social media types (run our Twitter!), homespun Wes historians, videographers, internet addicts, photoshop fiends, and web design wizards—whatever. Frosh especially welcome. If you love Wesleying and want to help make it the weird, irreverent, and colorful media space it has become—or if you just like blogging in your underwear—please stop by. In the immortal words of The Great Sheek, “All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

For Seni0rz 0nlee LOL: Senior Barbeque

Auuuuuuugh... better bring some sunscreen maaaaaan

Non-seniors, this is the kind of event you can look forward to having later on. No word on what happens if you self-identify as a senior. From Ross Wells Gormley ’13:

This Saturday afternoon, come hang out in the backyards of Fountain/Pine with your fellow classmates for a welcome back SENIORS ONLY event!

Bring your blankets, frisbees, drinks/ID’s (Wesleyan and state-issued), and enjoy some tasty fare including grilled chicken, vegan dishes, and salads. There will also be performances by Smokin’ Lillies, IGBEE aka Bruce Durley, and Bones Complex.

A senior pass (a pass to Senior Cocktails, formal and semi-formal, and other outings) will be raffled along with a foosball table, Wes apparel, and gift certificates to local eateries. Tickets cost $1 each and a portion of the proceeds will go towards our Senior Gift.

Punchline! Auditions This Weekend

From Eli Meixler ’13:
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Do you like stand-up comedy, storytelling, or just turning bad middle-school experiences into mirth and laughter? Then audition for Punchline!, Wesleyan’s only Stand-up comedy collective! No experience necessary, just an interest in story-writing, story-telling, and comedy and a willingness to work with other students to workshop and develop an act for 2 shows later in the semester. Bring 2-3 minutes of of material–a personal story, or a series of jokes or observations. No need for a cohesive “act,” though those are always appreciated (and as always, so are costumes).
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What: Punchline! Stand-Up Comedy Collective Auditions
Where: Downey House (corner of High and Court Streets), Room 100 (basement)
When: Sat., Sept. 15 and Sun., Sept. 16. 2:00-4:00 PM
Cost: 15 minutes of your time and your sense of self-worth
Contact Eli: emeixler(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
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