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Investing: The Muslim Model

Want free hot chocolate tomorrow at 4?

High yields. No Compromises.

Come join the Muslim Students Association (WesMSA) and The Committee for Investor Responsibility for a presentation on Islam-based strategies Muslim and Non-Muslim investors have utilized in the past decade to generate sizable returns without the compromise of conscience. The presentation will be given by Mansoor Alam ’15, who currently serves as an Organizational Consultant to UNESCO.

The event is additionally being cosponsored by The Interfaith Justice League and The Catholic Students Association.


Date: Thursday November 1st
Time: 4pm
Place: PAC 001
Facebook: here

Free Clothes Hangers

From the cool peeps down at the Wesleyan University Costume Shop:

Here at the costume shop we have tons of hangers we don’t need! But maybe you need them? Because you are at college and have clothes? Or you like crafts? Or something? From here on out, there will be a box of hangers outside of the costume shop (in the basement of the theater department building), free for the taking Monday through Friday, 1-5pm.

If you don’t take these hangers, we’ll forced to put them down…

Date: Whenever
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Wesleyan University Costume Shop
Cost: Free as a bird (okay, maybe some birds aren’t free…)

WESUggest You Come See Doug Berman ’84

Holy shit! Avery “Honey Tru Tru Child” Trufelman ’13 drops the details on what promises to be the best lecture of November so far:

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and Car Talk creator and producer Doug Berman ’84 is coming to Wesleyan this Thursday for the third installment of the WESU Lecture Series!

Berman is a Peabody Award winner, whose career has spanned not just the world of public radio but also into newspapers, with Car Talk’s syndicated column, and beyond.

What’s he going to talk about? How to produce a show. How to make it big. Whatever you want him to talk about.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us at the CFA Hall for a casual Q+A with one of radio’s heaviest hitters!

Date: Thursday, November 1

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: CFA Hall (directions here if you’re not from around these parts)

Cost: Free

FB Event Page?: Aw, yeah


Become A Tour Guide

Love talking about Wesleyan, but have no one to listen? Enjoy showing off our clothing optional library and making corny jokes about how everything in Pi is $3.14?  Apply to be a Wesleyan tour guide!

Kayla Stoler ’14 writes in: 

The Office of Admissions is hiring again!  The tour guide application is available here. It should be completed and returned to dethomas(at)wes (or a paper copy to the Office of Admission).

Contact: dethomas(at)wes
Due: Monday, November 12 @ 5pm

Bring a Friend to Zumba, Save $$

From Emily Hunt ’13:

Feeling a little stir-crazy from lounging around inside for the past two days? Feeling the urge to get your mind off of work and to just have a dance party?

Then come on down TONIGHT to Fayerweather 108 at 6:30 for Zumba, as a part of WesBAM!!

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system.
Additionally, this week to promote the class a little more, it’s…BRING-A-FRIEND WEEK!!!!!!  If you bring a friend to class today or tomorrow, it’s $3 for each of you (instead of the normal $5 drop-in rate!!!). So spread the word, share the love, join the party!
All levels welcome!

Date: Today
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Place: Fayerweather 108
Cost: $3 if you bring a friend, $5 if you don’t.

Archeology Open House

Alex Ray ’13 writes in about an academic department that may or may not teach you how to find wooly mammoth fossils:

The Archaeology Program is having an Open House tomorrow, and all are welcome!

You dig? Come and learn about course offerings, field work opportunities, archaeology internships, and museum and collections work.

There is also a brand new archaeology minor.

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 12 pm
Place: Exley 351

Liz Bradbury: Lesbian Fiction, Self-Publishing, and Queer Activism

From Izzy Rode ’14 and Eric Stephen ’13:

Liz Bradbury, author of the critically acclaimed Maggie Gale Mystery series, will be visiting campus to talk about and read from her newest hot Lesbian romance/mystery Being the Steel Drummer and share her experiences as a Lesbian writer/publisher and activist.

Recently featured in Diversity Rules Magazine and Magazine, Liz has also written over 350 nonfiction published articles, columns, and essays. She founded the Valley Gay Press newspaper in 1998, has served as co-editor of Sinister Wisdom Magazine, and is the co-creator of the Medusa Literacy Society for Fiercely Independent Lesbian Publishers.

A full time Queer activist, Liz founded Pennsylvania Diversity Network in 2004. PDN is now the largest LGBT advocacy organization by membership in Pennsylvania.

Liz will be discussing her history of Queer activism, her experiences as a fiction writer, and how self-publishing is a way many Queer authors have made a successful living. She will take questions during the presentation and will be available afterwards to speak individually with those who have questions about writing and publishing their work.

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 7pm
Place: Judd 116
Cost: Zero

Government Department Open House

From Amy Davis ’13:

The Government Department is pleased to invite all prospective Government majors to our open house on Thursday, Nov. 1 12pm-1pm in PAC 002. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about major and concentration requirements, meet the faculty and the majors’ committee, and ask lots of questions! In short, Government is awesome. Come.

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 12pm
Place: PAC 002

Second Stage Presents: Beauty Pageant Massacre

From the Sandiest Stage Manager around, Roxy Pell ’15

Second Stage Presents: Beauty Pageant Massacre

Written by Louise Schwarz Directed by Coz Deick

This original dark comedy-thriller takes place at the 51st Annual Miss Middletown Pageant, where 6 women want nothing more than to win the title of “Miss Middletown.” They may even be willing to kill for it.

Come in costume this Wednesday. Hurricane Sandy is only the beginning of your Halloween peril. This show is not ticketed.

Starring: Catherine Aker, Matt Catron, Paulina Jones-Torregrosa, Emma Lautz, Grace Nix, Maddy Oswald, Hannah Rimm, Gwendolyn Rosen.

Date: Wednesday, October 31; Thursday, November 1; Friday, November 2
Time:  8 pm
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Your dignity… or your life.