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Student Forum: The Humanity of Medicine

From Catherine MacLean ’14 comes an opportunity to fill in the gaps of your pre-med education:

This course is an attempt to blend ideas from a wide variety of disciplines in order to fill the gaps present in an undergraduate pre-health education. The required courses for matriculation into post-graduate education for a health career cover essential biomedical topics but do not address many aspects of the practice of medicine. To be fully prepared to work in health today you need to understand motivation, inequality, socialization, cognitive bias, psychology, behavior, economics, insurance, communication and leadership skills, government policy, sociology, statistics, diverse cultures, and much more. This course will by no means be an exhaustive education in any of these, but merely an overview. We will draw on academic disciplines such as literature, narrative medicine, sociology, psychology, and more.

Auditions for Welcome to the Troll Cave

Troll Cave Auditions

Yo yo yo Wes! Miranda Haymon ’16 and Sarah Woolf ’16 want you in their troll cave:

Welcome to the Troll Cave is a mystery. Lead by Director Miranda Haymon, the company will work together to enter a magical miraculous world that has yet to be discovered. Come play with us.

Auditions will be on Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept 3-4) from 6-9 both evenings in the Jones Room. Callbacks will be same time same place on Thursday.

Please prepare a one-minute demonstration that will make us laugh. Feel free to include a prepared monologue (it’s optional, we promise). Show us your improv skills. If you can sing, sing. If you have any other random talents, either show us or note them during the audition.

The show goes up September 19-21.

If you have any questions feel free to email Miranda at
mhaymon(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Stage Manager Sarah at swoolf(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. Hope to see you there!

Waste Not! Tag Sale at Pine/Fountain & Brainerd Garages

waste not

Attention everyone on campus that doesn’t want to lose their limbs for dorm furnishings! Waste Not!, the annual tag sale, is on. Details from Rebecca Sokol ’15:

It’s that time of year, y’all. Come get all the couches you could ever want at the WasteNot! Tag Sale. We also have tables, chairs, shelves, kitchen appliances, microwaves, coffee-makers, kettles, fridges, lamps, Christmas-themed paraphernalia, and a flying Batman doll. As always, our proceeds will go towards Sustainability at Wes and local charities.

There will be two sales this year on Saturday 8/31 and Sunday 9/1, both from 2-5 pm. We will be selling items in the backyard between Fountain Ave and Pine St. as well as in the garage behind 44 Brainerd Ave (Womanist House). We will only accept cash.

If you have any questions please email Sustainability Interns Isabel Stern and Rebecca Sokol at wesustainability(at)gmail(dot)com.

Date: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 & Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Fountain Backyard and Garage behind 44 Brainerd
Cost: All yo monies

Auditions for Next to Normal


From Keelin Ryan ’14:

Come to auditions for Next to Normal, a soaring rock-musical that explores the intersection of mental illness, loss, love, and suburban family life. “It is something much more than a feel-good musical: it is a feel-everything musical.” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times

NOTE: The female roles have already been cast, so we are ONLY AUDITIONING FOR MALE ROLES!

All auditions will be held in the CFA East Room
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 5:00-7:00pm
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm

Please prepare a short monologue and 16 bars of a song, and come when you can!

Shapiro Creative Writing Center Open House

Capote At Home

It’s really that time of year again! A time of joy, of orientation, of new students, and, of course, of Wesleying events posts. Amy Bloom ’76 and Izzy Rode ’14 at the Shapiro Writing Center write in with a great opportunity (also, snacks):

Interested in creative writing at Wesleyan? Wondering what writing opportunities are offered at Wes? Looking to find the best study space on campus?

Drop by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center this Friday to meet Amy Bloom, Wesleyan writer-in-residence, and Shapiro Center Fellow, Izzy Rode, and share some snacks and chats!

Date: Friday, August 30th, 2013
Time: Noon–2pm
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High (located on the corner of Church St. and High St.)
Cost: Free!