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Audition for the Mixolydians

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From the musically gifted Ben Zucker ’15:

The Mixolydians are Wesleyan’s student-run chamber choir. We are holding auditions for all voice parts this week, in Room 113 of 41 Wyllys (conveniently located next to Usdan), from 7-9 PM on Wednesday, September 4, and 6-8 PM on Thursday, September 5. Auditions are painless and fun, bring yourself and a song, and go for baroque!

Date: Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5
Time: 7-9pm on Wednesday and 6-8pm on Thursday
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113

Wesleyan Rosh Hashanah

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From Rebecca Koppel ’14 and Danny Blinderman ‘14:

To the Wesleyan Jewish Community,

This week marks the fourth and final time that I will begin a year at Wesleyan. I remember each new beginning fondly, as starting points to years full of new ideas and experiences. At the same time, they also stand out as moments of continuation and renewal for some of the most meaningful friendships and most amazing communities I have ever known.

Read after the jump to see the rest of this message and a schedule of events for Rosh Hashanah!

Student Forum: Food Justice and Sustainability at Wesleyan and Beyond

From Rachie Weisberg ’15:foodz

There is a lot of great food related work happening on campus like Food Not Bombs, Long Lane Farm, WesFRESH, and WILD Wes, to name a few. You might have even heard that Wesleyan was chosen as the most vegan-friendly small US school by PETA!

Here at Wesleyan, we are lucky enough to be provided (at least) three meals a day. Yet, despite the fact that we consume food everyday from Wesleyan’s meal plan, many of us are uneducated about the system that brings the food to our plate. In fact, the food system goes
largely overlooked in our daily lives. Our country’s food system consists of a variety components. We will learn about this system in its entirety spanning from issues related to labor, the environment, and overall health and access.

Apply to Coach for Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready!

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From two ladies who can tell you how to get that golden 2400 (maybe?), Chloe Rinehart ’14 and Lucy Britt ’14:

Did you love the SAT? Probably not. Do you love college? We’re guessing so. Want to help local high school students prepare for the SAT so that they can get into and love college too??

Apply to be a coach—a tutor, mentor, role-model—with Let’s Get Ready!, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation and college admissions counseling to socioeconomically disadvantaged and otherwise under-served high school students.

The Wesleyan program of LGR partners with Platt High School in Meriden to work with high school juniors and seniors from Middletown, Platt, and Maloney High Schools on the SAT, college applications, and financial aid information.

As a coach, you will be committing to volunteer with us once a week for 3 hours, teaching a group of 4-5 students either the Math or Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Come volunteer with LGR! Applications can be found at THIS LINK, and are tentatively due Sunday, September 15th!

Deadline: September 15th
Link: Standardized testing is a social construct

Nietzsch Factor Tryouts/Open Practices This Week

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From Adam Bresgi ’14:

Come try out for the Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. It’s fun, will eventually be competitive, is often exciting, and usually worthwhile.

We’ll be at the bottom of Foss Hill on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 until about 6:30. If you’re interested, please show up with cleats, a light shirt, a dark shirt, and water.

Date: Today, tomorrow, and Thursday (September 5)
Time: 4-6:30pm
Place: Bottom of Foss

Slender James Desperately Seeking Men

Hope that shit’s purified.

Need an outlet for that sultry baritone? Look no further! Simon Riker ’14 is desperately seeking you:

Title says it all. Come try out for our a cappella ramble-tamble this week.

Ten minutes…
Eight judges…
One solo…
No Pressure!
We love it all!

We need you to come! We’re just that moist!

Being in Slender James?!? It’s fun, we make our music to please, and we’re the only living heirs to the Slender James Fortune.

Seriously! If you’re a dude who likes to sing, this will impact your Wesleyan experience forever! I’m talking life-changing! Try out!

Date/Time: Wednesday from 4-6 PM and Thursday from 7-9 PM
Place: Psi U
Contact: sriker(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
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Onomatopoeia Auditions

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From my super cool homie Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Come audition for Onomatopoeia, one of Wesleyan’s all-female a cappella groups! Bring a song and your lovely self!

Auditions will take place Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th from 8-10 PM in the Butts C lounge.

Date: Today (September 3) and tomorrow (September 4)
Time: 8-10pm
Place: Butts C Lounge

Auditions for “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”

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From the lovely Helen Handelman ’16:

Come audition for Alan Ball’s hilarious and poignant comedy!

Directed by Gwen Rosen ’15
Stage Managed by Helen Handelman ’16

Auditions will be Tuesday 9/3 from 5-8PM in Fayerweather 106 and Wednesday 9/4 from 4:15-7PM in Fayerweather 108. You can come during the audition times listed above and you will be able to leave as soon as you finish your audition.

Sides (text from the play) will be provided for girls; guys should bring a monologue if they can.

Callbacks will be Thursday 9/5 from 7-10PM.

Please email Gwen Rosen at grosen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Helen Handelman at hhandelman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have any questions!

Date: Today (September 3) and tomorrow (September 4)
Time: 5-8pm today and 4:15-7pm tomorrow
Place: Fayerweather 106 today and Fayterweather 108 tomorrow

Wesleyan Spirits Auditions: Wednesday, 9/4 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM; Thursday 9/5 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

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Ben Jacobs ’14, the dashing tall blond gentlemen whose eyes could be described accurately with the simile “like icebergs in the cold waters of the Arctic Sea, piercing hearts worldwide as icebergs pierced the hull of the Titanic on that dark and fateful night so many years ago, that night that shall forever live on in infamy layered with Leonardo DiCaprio and why didn’t they both just jump onto that door it would TOTALLY have held them for at LEAST long enough for help to arrive what a fucking stupid end to a movie” sends us this message from the Wesleyan Spirits:

The Wesleyan Spirits want YOU…

Especially if you’re a male who enjoys singing! The Wesleyan Spirits, Wesleyan’s oldest all-male a cappella group, is holding auditions for all dudes, homies, sk8er boiz, ballaz, hustlas, pimps, playas, bros, or all around good-guys with angelic voices. Or heck, forget all those labels and just COME OUT AND AUDITION! Nothing would make us happier than singing with you! Here are the details:

Dates: Wednesday, September 4; Thursday, September 5
Times: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, 9/4; 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, 9/5
Place: The Greene Room in Alpha Delta Phi–the building on the corner of High Street and Church Street.
Bring: A song, a smile, maybe a haiku, or really whatever suits your fancy. You do you ;)