Category Archives: Events

Debate Team Meeting #1

Emily Sannini ’14 wants to argue with you:

The debate team’s first meeting is this Monday! Debate is an amazing way to practice public speaking, argue and and discuss absolutely anything you want, and meet new people at other schools in the area. Come by to find out more about college debate and meet the team. Absolutely no experience is necessary; we love you just the way you are. Can’t make the first meeting? Email esannini[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to learn more.

Date: Sept 9
Time: 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114

WORD GAME NIGHT – Every Monday!


A weekly event, courtesy of Eliza Kingsley-Ma ’15:

Get your angst out.
Eat Snacks.
Win socks, chocolate, or mugs.
And play some Scrabble/Taboo/Bananagrams/Boggle/Apples2Apples!

Every Monday night come down to the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing to battle with your words.

Date: Monday, September 9 (and every Monday thereafter)
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing (167 High St. At the Corner of Church and High St.)
Cost: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Wesleyan Sailing Team Informational Meeting


From Rachel Kurlander ’16:

Hey Weskids! Interested in joining the Wesleyan Sailing Team? Then join us for a brief informational meeting! We are Wesleyan’s club sailing team for intercollegiate competitive sailing. As a club team, though, we welcome sailors from all experience levels. So whether you have racing experience and want to continue in college, know how to sail and always wanted to compete, or just want to learn to sail, come join us and check it out!

Date: Monday, August 9
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Usdan 110
Facebook?: Yep.

Audition for The Library Project!


Looking for another “class” this semester? Want to spend some extra time in the Stacks? Ever wonder what happens in Olin after midnight?

Second Stage presents…


Otherwise known as The Library Project: An interdisciplinary retelling of The Odyssey, coming alive in the Stacks.

The Library Project will be an immersive, experimental, and completely ensemble based work of art that is different for each audience member. Loosely based on Homer’s epic poem, the play will be about knowledge, love, and the indelible power of words and libraries.

We are looking for not only actors, but DANCERS, MUSICIANS, SINGERS, WRITERS and READERS to be a part of our creative team. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Audition Times:
Date: Monday, September 9
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: Fayerweather Studios

Date: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Theater Studios – Jones Room

Date: Thursday, September 12
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Place: Fayerweather Studios

(Tentative) Performance Dates: November 1 and 2

Espwesso Opens Tonight – 9 PM to 1 AM!


The esteemed coffee artist/guru Sam Sikder ’14 has some pretty exciting news for all you folks who are planning to spend all day outside and all night doing work:

HAVE NO FEAR. Espwesso will be open beginning next week on Sunday, Sept. 8th.

Espwesso is Wesleyan’s student-run late night cafe, serving FREE locally roasted drip coffee if you bring your OWN mug/cup/drinking bowl. Espresso drinks and tea are available for not nearly as much as Pi! Find us in the basement of Allbritton from Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM.

Come for the coffee, stay for the cozy.

Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: Espwesso – Basement of Allbritton

2012 Green Party Candidate for President Speaking in Portland, CT Today


2012 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein will be speaking in Portland, CT (just across the river from Middletown) on Sunday, September 8, on the topic of “After the election: the Green New Deal versus the surveillance state.” Stein’s did not end in November. Instead, she has continued to support the movements for social transformation in this country, attending countless rallies and conferences, fighting in court after being arrested trying to enter the presidential debatesorganizing Green campaign schools, and issuing alternative stances to politics-as-usual from the Green Shadow Cabinet. This appearance will be one of many she has made since the election, and is being sponsored by the Green Party of Connecticut.

The event will be at the Portland Senior Center (7 Waverly Ave) starting at 3:00 PM. People from Middletown, including Wesleyan students, will be carpooling there. Please contact Ross Levin at if you’d like to join.

Date: Today, September 8
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Portland Senior Center, 7 Waverly Ave, Portland, CT
Cost: Free (just like US elections, lol jk)

Vocal Debauchery Auditions–LOCATION CHANGE


Cade Leebron ’14 writes:

Hey, Gang!

Vocal Debauchery, Wesleyan’s only sketch-comedy-a-cappella group, will still be holding auditions today from 2-4, but the auditions will be held in Usdan 110, instead of the Music Studios. Stop by anytime and bring a song and something funny!

Unitarian Universalist Kick-off Tea – Today at 7:00 PM


Courtesy of Kayla Reiman ’14:

Q: Why did the Unitarian Universalist cross the road?

A: To support the chicken in its free and responsible search for truth
and meaning.

If you’re Unitarian Universalist, interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism, or just want to hang out with fun UUs, come have tea with us! We’ll give an overview of this non-creedal religion, have some introductions and a check-in, and best of all enjoy the wonderfully comfortable library of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. All are welcome.

Date: Today, Sunday, September 8
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (corner of High Street and Church Street)

Birthright Information Session

Finally make your mom proud. From Daphna Spivack ’14:

Hello Friends!

Super excited to share that this winter break we are leading a Birthright Wesleyan trip to Israel! We will be having an open information session at the Bayit at 4 p.m., on Sunday the 8th. Please let us know if you are interested and we can give you more information about the application process, eligibility, and the trip.

Email Daphna at dspivack@wes or Rebecca at rmarkell@wes. Really excited to hear from you!

Date: Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: The Bayit (157 Church St)
Cost: Free!