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The Birds are the Students in Field Ornithology Student Forum


Which part of “take a student forum” do you not understand? Christ, do I need to have Oliver James ’14 whip out some bird-based martial arts on you kids? Just take a look at this:

The Birds of Central Connecticut: An Introduction to Field Ornithology (.5 Credit)

This student forum is designed to give an introduction to bird life and behavior, with an emphasis on local bird knowledge and identification.  The structure of this forum will consist of regular field trips to spots around campus and greater Central Connecticut accompanied by in-class workshops and readings.

Other ideas in the works include the creation of The Field Guide to the Birds of Wesleyan, construction and monitoring of bird feeders and bird houses around campus, and perhaps an attempt in the Spring to set the record for number of bird species seen in one 24 hour period in Middlesex County (*disclaimer*: there is no record yet).

Students should expect to leave the course with an ability to identify most of the resident, local avifauna by sight and sound and a greater understanding of how birds fit into the greater ecological communities beyond Connecticut!

And then migrate to an Information Session, Tuesday the 29th!

What: Bird School
When: Tuesday the 29th @ 4:30 p.m.
Where: Usdan 108 (That’s where birds come from)

Do Radio Journalism With Argus News Radio

ANR_All Things Considered

For those of you with a deep golden voice and a desire to be intellectual stimulating, this just in from Aria Danaparamita ’13:

Think you have ‘All Things Considered’? Like ‘Talk of the Nation’? Eat your breakfast to ‘Morning Edition’?

ARGUS NEWS RADIO on WESU 88.1FM invites you to the world of radio journalism. We broadcast every 2 weeks, exposing news and features stories that affect the Wesleyan and Middletown communities.

Breaking news, fun features, in-depth investigation, interviews. Learn to report, produce, write, or edit for radio news.

Robert Siegel – that could be you. Kind of. Come to our info sesh and see what you can bring to ANR!

Date: Sunday, January 27th.
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Place: Usdan 114
Cost: Nope. Gotta love public radio.

A Very Royal (Rumble) Silver Jubilee

royal poster copyAre you ready to Rumble? How about with Princesses Mia and Buttercup? Stop by Alpha Delt’s Grotto this Sunday and find out:

Join us for a very royal afternoon, starting with screenings of classic princess movies and culminating in the 25th Anniversary of WWE’s Royal Rumble. Tea will be served throughout. Stop by for a study break, or stay through till the end. We’ll be happy to see you either way!

Date: Sunday, Jan 27th
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Grotto, 185 High Street (door facing High St., under the windows)
Links: Facebook

Audition for War for February


Into experimental theater? Don’t like long time commitments? Cool, Hannah Rimm ’15 has the perfect thing for you to check out:

This is a week-long workshopping of a developing play. The show will rehearse the week of February 17-February 23 only, with staged readings on Friday February 22 and Saturday February 23. The script will be changing throughout the process — it will be an exciting experience to be part of a collaborative development of new work! No need to prepare anything! Invite your friends!

Sunday January 27
Come whenever, leave when you’re done!

Wesleyan Singers Information Session


My Hebrew-speaking homegirl Stephanie Blumenstock ’16 has a message for all you singers types out there:

Come and learn about Wesleyan Singers, Wes’s largest mixed chorus! You’ll meet the new director, Arianne Abela, and hear about the music and exciting performances she has planned for this semester. No auditions are necessary, and singers of all voice parts are welcome. See you there!

For questions or more information, contact Arianne Abela at arianneabela(at)gmail(dot)com or Stephanie Blumenstock ’16 at sblumenstock(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Sunday, January 27th
Time: 4pm
Place: Zelnick Pavilion
Facebook: Lalalalaaaaaaaa

Widowspeak at Eclectic

If you missed out on tickets to see dead prez (or prefer a more alternative vibe), Brooklyn group Widowspeak will be playing Eclectic tonight, alongside Wesleyan’s own Treasure Island. Chelsie Green ’14 (hey, that rhymes) coming at you with the details:

Widowspeak is coming down up from Brooklyn this Saturday to play some
tunes. They played NYC’s Mercury Lounge on 1/22, and the reviewer
found their set “rounder, fuller, [and] more expressive” than ever
before. The material from their brand new release (from this week) is
more hard-hitting and varied than their first attempt (I’d even say
it’s better).

Film Series: Pierrot Le Fou

1965. France. Dir: Jean-Luc Godard. With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina. 110 min.

Godard – ever the trickster – mixes up gangster mythology, existential ennui, comic-book colors, musical numbers, and an emotional romance into a freewheeling narrative of lovers on the run in the French Riviera. The charismatic Belmondo and Karina become accomplices in a disorienting and exuberant cinematic assault.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Audition for Company


Jenna Robbins ’13 hits you with another cool audition opportunity:

Come audition for Company, a musical comedy that offers an honest, witty look at relationships as it tells the story of Bobby, a single man living in New York who has to face the fact that he is turning 35. A musical with no plot, Company addresses Bobby’s insecurities through interactions with his married acquaintances and past lovers.

Sunday Jan 27th, 3-5 pm, Usdan Multipurpose Room
Monday Jan 28th, 7-8:30 pm, East Room in the Theater Studios

Please prepare a monologue and 16 bars of a song.

Tuesday Jan 29th, 7-8:30 pm, East Room

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Matt Leibowitz ’14

Questions? Contact mleibowitz@wes(dot)edu or jmrobbins@wes(dot)edu.

Date: Sunday, January 27th and Monday, January 28th
Time: 3-5pm (Sunday), 7-8:30pm (Monday)
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room (Sunday), East Room in the Theater Studios (Monday)

Collaborate For Success Info Meeting

Collaborate for Success

Leah Temes ’13 brings you an education opportunity you won’t want to miss:

Join Collaborate For Success, a new student group dedicated to bringing together Wesleyan students with local high school students for tutoring and enrichment sessions. Get involved in the local community and gain experience in the field of education!

Email me at ltemes(at)wes(dot)edu if you have any questions!

Date: Sunday, January 27th
Time: 5pm
Place: Exley 141
Cost: Freeeee

Auditions for “Under Milk Wood”


The audition announcements keep rollin’ in. Nicholas Orvis ’13 brings another bomb dot com theatre opportunity:

Under Milk Wood is the only play by the incredible bard of Wales, Dylan Thomas, and an enchanting exploration of a day in the life of a small Welsh town called Llareggub. With a huge cast of beautiful characters, it’s ensemble theater at its finest.

Auditions are Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 from 6-9 p.m. in the East Room of the Theater Studios, and a signup sheet is available NOW on the callboard in the lobby. Bringing a heightened text monologue is encouraged, but not necessary; cold reading material will be available.

Date: Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th
Time: 6-9pm
Place: East Room of the Theater Studios