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!
Are 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
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!
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
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
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.
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) Facebook:ALL DA FACEBOOKS
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!
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