Category Archives: Events

Student Forum on Signing and Spatial Cognition – Thursday, 9/5, 4:30 – 5:30

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Theater expert and hat maker extraordinaire Emma MacLean ’14 is running an awesome student forum:

Come check out the student forum on signing and spatial cognition. This forum with break down into two parts: discussion based work at Wesleyan and service learning at MacDonough Elementary School. The classroom work will focus on the effects of sign language and spatial grammar on the brain. This will span deaf individuals who have lived essentially without language and then are introduced to signing later in life to hearing children who use sign to help them learn English. The service learning component will involve an hour of work in either a kindergarten or first grade classroom at MacDonough. We will be signing with the students to reinforce their reading vocabulary. Previous experience with American Sign Language is a plus but not mandatory. Come stop by Allbritton 304 Thursday September 5th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM to find out more about this class. If you can’t make it but are interested in learning more about this forum contact Emma MacLean ’14 (emaclean[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Miranda Orbach ’15 (morbach[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Date: Tomorrow, Thursday, September 5
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 304

Women’s Music Co-op Forum

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Last semester, Wesleying interviewed Molly Balsam ’14 about her hopes to make Wesleyan’s music scene more inclusive.  Her plans to start a Women’s Music Co-op on campus are now underway and will kick off tomorrow. She writes in with more info:

I am starting a Women’s Music Co-op that will attempt to address and resolve some of the issues women have with the music scene at Wes. I have tons of ideas on how to do this, but first and foremost I would like to find out what other musical ladies are thinking and feeling before I start to make any concrete plans. SO this forum will hopefully help to get the ball rolling. Come hang out! I will be in the Usdan Multipurpose Room from 5:30-7:30 tomorrow running this forum.

Date: Tomorrow (Thursday)
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room (in the basement)

Local Foods Co-Op Interest Meeting

produce.box_.istockWant mad fresh veggies? Harvest the Westco kale in the dead of night Will Curran-Groome ’14 has the answer:


The Local Co-op is gearing up for another semester/year, and we’re
hoping to get things moving (and food delivered) ASAP. Interested in
local, high-quality, usually Organic produce, bread, meat,
meat-substitutes, eggs, dairy, and preserved goods? Want them for less
than you’ll pay at Weshop? Want to support small, regional food
producers while you’re at it?

Come to an interest/information meeting for the Local Co-op so we can
explain the details of costs, sign-ups, and logistics!

Date: Thursday, September 5th
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Backyard of 66 Home Ave

Audition for Antigone


From Nikki Dodd ’15:

 Come audition for ANTIGONE, a haunting modern retelling of Sophocles’ classic text!

 Please prepare a short monologue (dramatic preferred, but not
required) and be prepared to do some cold reading as well. If for  some reason a monologue isn’t possible, please prepare to tell us a  short (1-2 minute) story instead. Auditions shouldn’t last more than 10 minutes.

Cast is most likely [6m, 3f], although some of that is flexible.

The show will be on October 10-12

Audition Dates: Thursday (9/5): 6-8pm

Friday (9/6): 5-8pm

Audition Location: Jones Room (TST 101)

Callback Date: Saturday (9/7), 3-6pm

Callback Location: East Room (TST 114)

Please contact Ariella Axelbank ’14 at aaxelbank(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Nikki Dodd ’15 at ndodd(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with questions

CFA Job Fair

Screen Shot 2013-09-04 at 5.01.58 PMOH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY. THIS IS HAPPENING NOW. RIGHT NOW. GO GO GO.
Andrew Chatfield GRAD ’18 has more:

Great performances and cash!

Come hear about Center for the Arts job opportunities, including
Events Staff, Zilkha Gallery, Marketing & Public Relations, Technical
Support, Box Office Staff, Internships and more!

Work-study students are given priority, but all are encouraged to

Date: TODAY, Wednesday, September 4th
Time: RIGHT NOW, 4:15 – 5:30 pm
Place: World Music Hall


Read & Write for & Follow the Ampersand


Emma Singer ’15 writes in with good news for funny people & a relevant photo & lots of other &&&s:

The Ampersand, Wesleyan’s ONLY humor publication, has a NEW WEBSITE. will be updated daily, so bookmark it now! In other news, our first meeting of the year will take place this Thursday, September 5th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Allbritton basement next to Espwesso. We are looking for new writers, social media interns (Compose tweets that will be read by Carter Bays! He follows us!), & generally funny people. Contact Sarah Esocoff ’15 at sesocoff(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with questions & concerns & jokes. No experience necessary. Over & out.

Date: Tomorrow (Thursday), September 5th
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: the basement of Allbritton

Audition for Slavei


From Katie McLaughlin ’15:

Q: Who is happier than Michael Roth on the day that Wesleyan ranks well in Forbes magazine?

A: Students who audition for Slavei.

Slavei is Wesleyan’s oldest co-ed eastern European, Georgian and Balkan a cappella group. Just bring your lovely selves to PAC 001 Thursday September 5th between 4:30 and 6:30. No audition piece necessary; we want you as you are.

Date: Thursday, September 5
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Place: PAC 001

Wesleyan Hackathon


Kwaku Akoi ’14 writes in with an event that appeals to the future Zuckerbergs out there:

Remember how programmers duked it out on The Social Network? Well, Wesleyan is hosting its very own Hackathon this weekend (9/6 – 9/8). Hack it out for 48 hours — may the best code win — or crash-course your way through the basics at bootcamp workshops, no experience necessary. Register here:

As a technology minimalist, I have very little to add about the glory of computers or code writing or app-making (or, as I like to call it, witchcraft) but, according to the website, there seems to be a little bit of everything for everyone  at this event, like a well-stocked digital buffet. If you have only a basic working knowledge of technology, like me, you could attend the Tech Bootcamp, and learn how to do laptop push-ups, data crunches, and hard-drive jumping jacks  website creation, graphic design, and basic techie stuff. Or, if your nickname is  “the Good Will Hunting of computers” you should probably find some buddies and make a Hackathon team to design a Wes-based app that we can all use. (Please, someone make an app that tells me when  there is less than 20 people in Weshop.) If you don’t want to compete or learn new things, you can always just send the Hackers a tweet telling them how cool they are.

Dates: Sept 6-8
Place: Register here

First Westco Open Mic


From talent connoisseur Willie Zabar ’16:

Come on down to the Westco Open Mic to showcase your talent. Whether it be music, comedy, poetry, puppetry, or mediocrity, we’ve got a spot for you. Support your friends and get a taste of the Wesleyan performance scene.

  • Date: September 4th (Today)
  • Time: 9:30pm (signups @ 9)
  • Place: Westco Café