Category Archives: Events

8 to 8 is up again!

8-to-8-telephoneA very important message:

8 to 8 (the student run anonymous, confidential, listening service) is starting up for the semester. Call us anytime between 7pm-7am on weekdays or 7pm-10pm on Friday/Saturday at 860-685-7789 or chat with us through our website http://8-to-8.group.wesleyan.edu/ from 7pm-2am any night of the week. Our well-trained, committed, non-judgmental members are here to listen to your problems (or non problems). Please call us!

Seriously, 8 to 8 is awesome, and they’re there if you want to talk about anything at all. Call ’em! Beep ’em! Chat ’em thru the website!

Film Series: The Room

2003. USA. Dir: Tommy Wiseau. With Wiseau, Greg Sestero. 99 min. 

Wiseau plays Johnny, a successful banker whose life gets torn apart when his fiancee Lisa starts seeing his best friend, Mark; Wiseau also plays director, producer, and writer of the crown jewel of so-bad-it’s-good movies. Meant to be his Citizen Kane, this picture may indeed fundamentally alter how you view the film medium (and footballs).

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Camille A. Brown & Dancers – “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play”

cfa-black-girl-linguistic-playFrom the CFA:

Acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play” (2015), which uses the rhythmic play of African-American dance vernacular–double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, social dancing, and gesture–and privileges the black girl gaze to create a nuanced spectrum of black womanhood. With live music by pianist Scott Patterson and bassist Tracy Wormworth.

Date: Friday, October 7
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

WesEMT Information Session

emt-star-of-lifeUma Dieffenbach ’17 saves lives, and so can you:

Do you ever wonder what really happens in an ambulance? Are you interested in going to medical school and want to gain clinical experience treating patients in a prehospital setting? Do you like the underrated USA network television show Sirens?

Come to WesEMT‘s information session this Sunday, September 18th at 3 pm in Fisk 302! In this course you will learn how to treat and transport patients on an ambulance and become Emergency Medical Technician certified. Classes run every Sunday during the 2016-2017 school year. If you have any questions or cannot make the information session but are still interested in taking the class, please email Uma Dieffenbach at udieffenbach[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or stop by our table at the activities fair today!

Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 3-4 PM
Place: Fisk 302

The Writing Workshop is Officially Open for the Semester!

spongebob-essay-memeFrom Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli ’16:

Writing is hard. Sometimes we make mistakes. But whether you like it, love it, or hate it, writing is a part of life here at Wes. And sometimes it’s hard to get our ideas into just the shape we want them.

But fear not! Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg and I have just the solution! We’re excited to announce that the Writing Workshop has officially re-opened its doors as of Monday, September 12th.

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours. One-on-one appointment slots last 45 minutes (though you do not have to use the whole time period), and all Workshop Tutors will be taking drop-in students in the event that there are un-booked appointments when you decide to drop in.

If you have any questions, please contact Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at (860) 685-2440 or writingworks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

For the writing workshop’s fall schedule, click through:

Local Co-Op Sign-Up

co-opFrom co-op star Heather Whittemore ’17:

The survey to sign up for local co-op for the fall semester is now available! The link is HERE.

The deadline to sign up is 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 20. Please fill out the survey only once (and only be a part of one group!) Please email us with any questions at wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail[dot]com.

Sign-up Deadline: Tuesday, September 20 at 11:59PM
Place: here here here

Are You Wesleying? Come to a Meeting to Find Out!

Join Wesleying, Wesleyan’s least absorbent campus publication!

joke cardinal banner

Wesleying has been going strong for ten whole years. We were founded in 2006 by Holly and ishuku just as the internet was becoming more of a thing, and they wanted to tell everyone where the parties were, and ask the hard, irreverent questions that no one too close to the administration wanted to ask.

The blog has taken on a lot of different forms and styles since it was created in 2006, and that’s what keeps it interesting for me. Wesleying is a platform for literally anything that you want to write about. We’ve also been financially and ideologically and just generally independent from the institution since we were founded in 2006, and we’re planning on keeping it that way. And in order to keep going strong, we need YOU.

If you’re a Wes student and can write sentences, we want you. If you feel like your voice isn’t heard on campus, we want to change that. This goes double if you’re queer, trans/nonbinary, a student of color, first gen, low income, or an international student. We want to put up with asshole commenters who will try to shut you down. If you have even a fraction of enough time to have opinions about what happens on our campus, or on the Internet, or in the even-vaguely-Wes-related rest of the world, share them with us and our readers.

Our first recruitment meeting is this Sunday from 4-5 PM in Booger-Boo Hall, room 112. Please come if you are interested in blogging about things and putting them on this website. I’ll be giving what will probably be a very awkward presentation about what Wesleying has been, is, and could/should be. If you want to join but can’t make it to this meeting, please (please!) email editors[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Recruitment” and tell us about yourself and why you want to join Wesleying.

Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 4-5 PM
Place: The Artist Formerly Known As 41 Wyllys (Boger Hall), room 112
Why: Our Blog Could Be Your Life

We’re also going to be sitting at the WSA student group fair today looking incredibly antisocial, but this is just our default face, so please come talk to us! We can answer any specific or general questions about what we do and what it’s like to do what we do. But, we’ll have a more prepared recruitment pitch when we’re together again, or for the first time.

More about us after the jump:

WESU DJ Training Interest Meeting

wesu-2016-promo-posterJulia Berard ’17 wants you to be a cool college radio DJ:

Interested in radio? Want to learn how to record, edit, and produce? Come check out Wesleyan’s free-form radio station at an interest meeting this Monday, September 19th at 7pm in PAC004!

Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory for completing DJ training but if you’re interested in getting involved with the station, try to make it! If you can’t make it but still want to join WESU this semester, email me at personnel[at]wesufm[dot]org.

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: PAC 004

Bystander Intervention Training

Nikita Ragjopal ’17 writes in:

Become an active bystander by registering for Wesleyan’s bystander intervention training! Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively. The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention. The next training is Monday, September 19, 2016. Register here!

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: TBA; participants will receive instructions after signing up