Category Archives: Events

Stethoscope Press Seeks Writers

Piers Gelly ’13 (who’s teaching a great student forum on potion-making, btw!!!) sends in an ingenious method of getting your thesis published:

We are Wesleyan’s only student-run press. We publish books by individual student writers, who work one-on-one with our editors all year. We will help take you from idea to creative work to layout to published book. If selected, you will meet fortnightly with your editor to work on your project. The final book will be thirty to fifty pages, beautifully designed, and adorned with a handsome letterpress cover. To submit, please send the following to stethoscopepress(at)gmail(dot)com:

  • A project proposal of one or two paragraphs explaining your idea for your book as well as your interest in publishing a long-format work. Any and all genres accepted.
  • A sample of your previous work. This should be about five pages and in the genre in which you plan to write your book.
  •  Our submission deadline is Sunday, September 30th, so do not delay!

Last year’s books went like hotcakes, but in case you haven’t yet seen one and are curious, there are still some fat stacks at the College of Letters and in the writing lounge.

Deadline: September 30
Contact: stethoscopepress(at)gmail(dot)com

Friday: Aural Wes Launch Party

Bummed you waited in that absurdly long line in Usdan today and still didn’t get a ticket to Danny Brown? Don’t worry. That’s not the only show happening at Eclectic this weekend (and this one’s free). The long-awaited Aural Wes redesign is finally going live this weekend; to celebrate, Prince Rama and a plethora of Wes artists are performing. Here’s the write-up on Aural Wes:

Prince Rama is a Brookyln-based psychedelic rock band made up of sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson. Later this fall, they will be opening for Animal Collective in London, and they are on the label started by Animal Collective, Paw Tracks. Their music reflects the sisters’ experience being raised in a Hare Krishna-heavy community in Florida (they use sanskirt chants and tribal drums!). Check out their latest single here.

Opening for the show will be Wesleyan’s very own Guy Fridge, who was featured on Wesleying last year and whose music can be found here.

DJ CROOK$HANKS, whose mix tapes have spammed all over this blog, will also be playing a set after Prince Rama.

Date: Friday, September 21
Time: 10pm – 2am
Place: Eclectic

Annual Dance Showcase

Prepare to be one-upped. These dancers definitely outclass you shaking your whatever at Psi U. Kelsey Siegel ’13 has the details:

Come check out all of Wesleyan’s incredible dance groups at the most spectacular night of dance this campus has ever seen! **FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 10PM IN EXLEY LOBBY! The first group goes on at 11pm sharp! And ADMISSION IS FREE!**

There will be hip hop, contemporary, modern, ballet, step, breakdancing, African dance, dancehall, and much more. Each group will showcase some of their work as well as announce auditions coming up within the next month! Come and watch all these awesome groups perform:

Story Co-Op Meeting

Time for some traumatic childbirth stories! (Jaykay, no one remembers being born). From Sarah Corey ’15:

The very first Story Co-op meeting of the year will be Thursday at 7 in the Westco Lounge. Come ready to share and listen to stories that fit the theme “earliest memories.” Enjoy cookies and tea and a fun atmosphere for telling stories!

Date: Tonight, September 20th
Time: 7pm
Place: WestCo Lounge
Facebook Event: Link.

WeSupport: Train to be a Peer Mental Health Advocate

As one of the organizers of last semester’s Send Silence Packing suicide awareness event (remember that thing with all the backpacks?), I got a lot of questions along the lines of “What can I do to help my friends who are struggling with mental illnesses?” and “How can we build a community in which we support each other and ultimately prevent suicide?” WeSupport, a program cosponsored by CAPS and Active Minds, is an attempt to address these issues:

WeSupport is a 6-session workshop offered by Counseling and Psychological Services and Active Minds.  In a series of six 1-hour discussions, we will train students to be peer mental health advocates.  Participating students will learn about a variety of mental health topics, become familiar with the signs a friend or acquaintance may be in distress, gain practice talking with someone who is struggling, and become conversant in both campus and community resources.  Students who complete the six-session series will have the option of joining a network of Wesleyan peer mental health advocates.

Schedule of sessions and info about how to sign up after the jump.

National Eating Disorders Association Walk

The National Eating Disorders Association is sponsoring it’s first ever walk in Connecticut to raise awareness and support those suffering with eating disorders.

And if walking just isn’t your thing, there will also be live music, a yoga-tastic warmup, goody bags, and t-shirts! Register to walk here.

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 11-2 pm
Place: University of Connecticut
Cost: Donations welcome.
Facebook: Link