Category Archives: Events

Survey for English Thesis


Cardner Clark ’13 gives you an opportunity to get all Harry Potter-ish:

If you’re a fan of fan fiction, spare 3 minutes to complete a short survey! I’m writing an English thesis about Harry Potter fan fiction and your responses are greatly appreciated. And if you could forward it along outside the Wesleyan bubble, that would be awesome as well.

Deadline: February 14th
Cost: 3 minutes of your beautiful time

Comedy Combo Show


Dear Ashton:

Make Teddy jealous! Come on out and see the Comedy Combo Show tonight at 8pm in the Nics Lounge, free of charge! It will be a rollicking good time, featuring several comedy groups from around campus:

  • Desperate Measures (short-form improv)
  • Gag Reflex (long-form improv)
  • Lunchbox (sketch comedy)
  • New Teen Force (long-form improv)
  • Punchline (stand-up)
  • Vocal Debauchery (a cappella + sketch comedy)

Date: Tonight, February 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Free
Facebook: Link

Christine Sun Kim: Self Notary Public

Holly Everett ’15 writes in with an amazing opportunity to take part in a workshop with and experience a conceptual project by deaf sound artist and composer Christine Sun Kim.  Just looking at the event’s sponsors (Sign House and the Music Department, among many others), you can tell that this is not something you’ll want to miss:

This Saturday join us for a two part event featuring Christine Sun Kim, a deaf sound artist and composer. Miss Kim investigates the visual manifestations of sound as an expression of her agency and ownership of it. In this new work, Self Notary Public, Christine presents “a conceptual attempt to legitimatize [her] presence through vocalizing.”

Workshop: 12 pm 41 Wyllys Room 114. Bring your brunch and your

Performance: 8 pm World Music Hall. FREE. Open to the public.

Travelers Unite Discussion

Elisa Waugh ’13 invites you to travel over to Usdan 108 this Sunday:

Have you studied abroad? Was your experience amazing/life changing/thought provoking and overall just too much to talk about in the one minute sound bite people expect when they ask, “How was…that other country?!” Are you finding life back in the States and at Wes surprisingly difficult to readjust to? Are you hoping that there is a way you can get in touch with other people who have studied abroad and want to talk about their experiences so you can finally begin to process your own?

You are not alone! And here is a solution!

Come chat with other returnees about your experiences and thoughts! Get advice from other returnees about the transition process! Travelers/study abroad returnees from any year are welcome!

Date: Sunday, February 3
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Free

Repost: A Very Wesleying Recrootment

This is a repost of our fall recruitment post. Same rules apply. Our blog could be your life.

Hey, readers. Wesleying’s pretty low-staffed lately (update: just kidding, we have some underclassmen now), and to make matters worse, a whole bunch of us are graduating this coming May. So it goes. Wesleying underwent a pretty wild generational shift back in 2010, when Sheek exited and handed over the reigns, and as it finishes up its seventh academic year, it’s going to have to weather another one in 2013. That’s where you step in.

We bloggers exited the WiFi confines of our cyberspace existence yesterday in September to get some sunlight and schmooze in flesh-and-blood form at the Student Activities Fair. Frankly, it was pretty weird. People don’t really think of Wesleying as a group of humans, as normal students—we’re just a thing that’s out there, online. And it turns out there are a lot of freshmen reading. One girl bragged that Wesleying is pretty much why she applied ED. Another declared, “I’ve been reading this blog for so long, and I’m only a freshman!” Another claimed to have read every Wesleying post, which is pretty impressive, considering there are over 11,000. We’ll be materializing again tomorrow, and here’s your chance to keep the blog alive.

There’s a whole lot of text below the jump, so here’s the short of it: Wesleying is recruiting. We’ll be having a formal recruitment meeting tomorrow, February 2, at 3:30 p.m. in 41 Wyllys, Room 112. We’re looking for bloggers, journalists, writers, photographers, interviewers, social media types (help run our Twitter!), homespun Wes historians, videographers, internet addicts, Photoshop fiends, and web design wizards—whatever. Frosh especially welcome. If you love Wesleying and want to help make it the weird, irreverent, and colorful media space it has become—or if you just like blogging in your underwear—please stop by. In the immortal words of The Great Sheek, “All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

Shabbat with Rabbi Andrea

Rabbi David Teva gives a fellow rabbi a chance to shine:

Come for music, meditation, and higher consciousness. Shabbat is a
‘reset button’ for all humanity. All are welcome. Shabbat is
followed by home-made dinner made by the Shabbat/Challah Co-Op.

Date: Tonight, February 1
Time: 6pm
Place: The Bayit
Cost: Free

48 Hour Magazine Theme: Inside Out


From Benjamin Soloway ’13:

The 48 Hour Magazine submission period begins NOW. The theme of this issue is INSIDE OUT. We are looking for ANY form of writing, visual content, or film—especially materials created today. If you already have material that fits, send it in as well!

Submissions are due by midnight tonight to 48hourmag(at)gmail(dot)com. All submissions must include your name, class year, the title of the work, and preferably your phone number.

Here are some prompts to get you thinking:

Film Series: Alien

1979. USA/UK. Dir: Ridley Scott. With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt. 117 min.

In the Goldsmith Family Cinema no one can hear you scream.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Musical Mentoring Student Forum Info Session


Evan Scarlett ’14 has an opportunity you won’t want to miss (especially if you hate all the open Drop/Add class options):

Looking for a 4th class to fill your schedule? Not impressed with what still has open seats on Wesmaps? Like playing music and hanging out with kids?

This semester, Liza Reagan ’13 and I are leading a student forum called “Musical Mentorship: A Service Learning Forum”. For an entire course credit, students who sign up will teach music lessons to kids in Middletown on a weekly basis and also attend class to discuss the relationship between music and development.

For those interested, there will be an information session held in the Music Studios lobby at 3:00 pm this Saturday.

Feel free to contact Liza at ereagan(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or myself at escarlett(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any further questions.

Date: Saturday, February 2nd
Time: 3pm
Place: Music Studios lobby