Category Archives: Events

It’s Getting Hot Chocolate in Here @ ADP

hot chocolate

Do you enjoy gourmet hot chocolate? Fire? Nelly? Sydney Edelist ’14 implores you to read on:

Come refresh your country grammar with ADP! Indulge your nostalgia for early 2000’s music with fancy hot chocolate (think carmel and peppermint) and Nelly’s greatest hits because he’s the Emily Dickinson of our time (slant rhyme people!)

Date:  Friday, Feb. 1st
Time: 3-6pm
Place: Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High St.
Links: Facebook

SHOFCO Summer Institute Info Session


From beautiful bombshell/SHOFCO princess Maeve Russell ’14, whose blonde locks are a sign that she is a goddess sent to us from the heavens:

SPEND YOUR SUMMER WITH SHOFCO!The Institute is a highly competitive program that provides deeply motivated and civic-minded college students with on-the-ground experience teaching at The Kibera School for Girls (KSG) in Nairobi, Kenya. KSG is a free school for girls in the Kibera slum, one of the largest slums in Africa.

COME TO THE INFO SESSION FROM 12-1 IN RM 115 IN 41 WYLLYS (AKA THE SQUASH COURTS)! Students from last year’s Summer Institute will be there to share their experiences, give helpful advice, and answer questions! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Date: Tomorrow, February 1st
Time: 12pm
Place: 45 Wyllys Room 115

Table Talk with Amy Bloom

From Izzy Rode ’14 comes an exciting opportunity:

Every Thursday beginning January 31st, Amy Bloom, Welseyan’s Kim Frank Writer-in-Residence, will be hosting Table Talk:

All things prose. Anything you want to discuss? Translations, problems with papers, letters you can’t bring yourself to write, expressions that puzzle you, books that you can’t finish (as a reader or a writer), anything to do with the word, the sentence or the paragraph.

Please come and discuss.  (Over a cup of coffee or glass of wine)

Time: Every Thursday from 5-6 pm
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High St.
Cost: nothing

First EON Meeting of the Semester

Save the Earth!

From your brand new EON coordinators Aletta Brady ’15, Nina Gerona ’15, Kate Gibble ’15 and Corey Guilmette ’13:

We are excited to announce that EON’s first meeting of the semester will be held this Friday, February 1st from 1-2PM in 41 Wyllys Room 114. That’s right, we’re back and ready for action.

EON (Environmental Organizers Network) is Wesleyan’s umbrella environmental group that helps organize environmental groups on campus to further promote their ideas. Our agenda for this meeting will be to introduce ourselves and give these various groups an opportunity to introduce themselves and their agendas for the upcoming year. If you want to get involved this is a great space to connect with other people who are interested in many different types of sustainability and Earth related issues. Also on the agenda will be a potential trip to Washington DC during the weekend of February 17th for a protest against the keystone pipeline.

This will also be an opportunity to bring up any relevant environmental issues that you see on campus and discuss a way to organize around them.

What: Environmental Organizers Network’s 1st meeting of the semester
Where: 41 Wyllys, room 114
When: This Friday from 1-2pm

Film Series: My Australia

2011. Israel/Poland. Dir: Ami Drozd. With Jakub Wroblewski. 97 min.

Two brothers in 1960’s Poland get involved with an anti-Semitic gang, not knowing that their mother hides her own Jewish identity. She convinces them to board a ship for Australia – that mysterious land of a young lad’s fancy – only to take them to Israel, where a very different life awaits. Speaker: Magda Teter, the Jeremy Zwelling Professor of Jewish Studies.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Come Hear: Slender James and the Princeton Footnotes

Everyone I’ve talked to since the start of the semester has told me that the one thing hir break lacked was a performance by two all-male a cappella groups from Wesleyan and Princeton, respectively. Simon Riker ’14 must have overheard all of these conversations:


Welcome back! And so are we! Let Slender James and the internationally recognized and acclaimed Princeton Footnotes knock your socks off this Thursday at the highest-scoring pavilion in Scrabble. Soul food — that is to say, music — will be served.

Check out the event on Facebook, and check it out in real life, too.

What: Slender James Provides Shelter for Vagabond Princeton Choral Group
Where: Zelnick Pavilion
Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 pm
How Much?: $0

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Auditions

bennett likes this picture because he says that everyone would expect a picture of marlon brando but here you're just given the banality of the script

From Bennett Kirschner ’13:

Actors! Dancers! Musicians! Come on out and audition for an ensemble production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The three-month rehearsal process, and the production concepts that will be going along with it, promise to be very exciting. Memorized monologues are requested but certainly not required – we will have sides available. Each audition should take only 10 minutes; feel free to drop by on any of the three days. Please find further details below.

Thursday, January 31st
Friday, February 1st
Saturday, February 2nd

4:00-6:00 PM (Thursday and Friday)
2:00-4:00 PM (Saturday)

Fayerweather 106 (Thursday and Friday)
Usdan 110 (Saturday)

Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies


Hilda Vargas ’15 and the Philosophy Department have an opportunity for you to get your weekly dose of dialogue (with a visiting lecturer, no less).

Hi everyone!

The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture tomorrow (Thursday, January 31st) entitled, “Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies.” It will be at 4:15 in Russell House (350 High Street) and the lecturer is Camisha Russell from Penn State University. Come check it out if you can!The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture tomorrow (Thursday, January 31st) entitled, “Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies.” It will be at 4:15 in Russell House (350 High Street) and the lecturer is Camisha Russell from Penn State University. Come check it out if you can!

Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 4:15-5:15
Place: Russell House (350 High Street)

RA Information Sessions


Want to be an RA? Veronica Young has the deets:

ResLife wants YOU!….

…to join our team. Apply to be a resident advisor (RA) and develop great leadership skills while shaping the residential experience for other students at Wes. Learn more at our information sessions:

-Thursday, January 31st 7-8pm Butt A Lounge
-Monday, February 4th 7-8pm Bennet Lounge
-Tuesday, February 5th 7-8pm Nicolson Lounge

Dates: Thursday, January 31st; Monday, February 4th; Tuesday, February 5th
Times: 7-8pm
Places: Butt A Lounge (Thursday), Bennet Lounge (Monday), Nicolson Lounge (Tuesday)

Audition for Slavei

An urgent yet hilarious message for all musically inclined individuals who wish they could be Eastern European folk singers from Nathan Shane ’13:

You know you want to be a part of Wesleyan’s bestest, zaniest, hottest, oldest, prestigious-est Eastern European singing ensemble! And guess what? You can be. That’s right, Slavei is having auditions this Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 in Usdan 108. You do not need to prepare a song — just come as yourself and we’ll do some singing and a little talking and generally just have a good time.

Slavei sings some of the craziest/most interesting music that you will ever hear in your life. You will probably not get a chance to sing in an ensemble like this outside of Wesleyan, so you should do it!

We’re also the a capella group that uses the most instruments.

Date: Today, January 30
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108

Author’s note: Slavei is awesome. If you’re interested in a capella, audition for this.