WESU Interest Meeting

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Come to PAC 002 this Thursday at 7pm where members of the WESU board can answer all of your burning questions (such as “When does training start?” and “Do you think radio can be used as a force for good as well as evil??”) Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory for completing training but if you are interested in getting involved with the station this semester try to make it!

Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Place: PAC 002

Presidential Candidates in Order of Fuckability

sleeping w a non-voterIn memory of the candidates who are no longer with us after the Iowa caucus and in honor of those who are preparing to battle to the death in New Hampshire today (wait you’re telling me that the presidential primaries aren’t The Hunger Games??), please enjoy this *~*~*~*high-brow*~*~*~* political commentary that was sent in by an enterprising Wesleyan student!

History Matters Series: Primary Lessons

primaryLast minute news of an event from Alexandra Ricks ’16:

Ron Schatz (History)
Sam Rosenfeld (Government)
Courtney Fullilove (History)

The first primary of the 2016 presidential election is today in New Hampshire. Professors Schatz and Rosenfeld will lead a discussion of the origin and purpose of primaries and caucuses, the two-party system, and the current state of the election. Professor Fullilove will moderate.
There will be snacks.

The History Matters series is sponsored by the History Department.
Event Contact: cfullilove[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Today! Tuesday February 9
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Place: PAC 107

The Unofficial Guide to Managing Your Internet Self

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Spring semester is now fully underway – and with that comes the renewed efforts to get a job because never have you been in as much debt as you are in this moment.  A seventh of the population of Wesleyan is now probably transfers, and all the cushy year long job positions are full. It’s too cold and wet for potential employers to post flyers with information you need; and so you turn to the internet to get hired…. and face it, the internet turns back at you and gives you the judgemental once over, looking at the literal and metaphorical sweatpants you have inhabited since the snow started.

So, let’s be honest here – we’ve all ignored the “you must be over thirteen to join this site” clause and have been on social media since the grim days of Myspace and AIM chat. Ahhh, the internet.

But, more seriously, we have ourselves spread extremely thin – you Snapchat™ your best friend so they will respond to you on Facebook™, only so you can link them to your Instagram™ post – which is, of course, a screenshot of you vaguely being salty and calling someone out on Twitter™. Oh, that’s only me? Anyway, we’ve got a lot of places where we speak, and, while that’s great for fostering self-expression – it might not be the expression you choose to share with your bosses/professors/anyone who has access to $$$. Because we all want that $$$ – [insert broke college student joke here].

Without further ado, here is an Unofficial Guide to Managing Your Internet Self

Kota Yamazai/Fluid hug-hug: “OQ”

kota yamazaki fluid hug-hug cfaFrom the CFA and the College of East Asian Studies:

Dancer/choreographer Kota Yamazaki founded Fluid hug-hug when he moved to New York in 2002. At Wesleyan, his “stellar cast” (The New York Times) will perform the New England premiere of “OQ” (2015), a stunning work inspired by renga, a collaboratively-written form of linked poetry, and named after the phonetic sound for the Japanese word “palace.” Five performers search for ways to communicate with one another playfully and freely on a mirage-like stage set, created by the architect collective SO-IL.

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $25 general public; $23 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students, $6 Wesleyan students

More info here.

French Play Auditions

french playFrom Natacha Bielikoff ‘GRAD:

Do you like acting but never got your big break? Do you speak (some) French? Do you want to be a part of the coolest play on campus this semester? Well, come audition for us and join the French theater team!

This semester we are presenting a modern version of Marivaux’s play ”The game of love and chance”, a comedy about love and misunderstandings. Much laughs involved.

Show up in DOWNEY 113 anytime between 5.30 and 8pm, all you have to do is read a short passage of the play and discuss with us a little. So we hope to see you there! And also invite your friends, it’s gonna be really fun I promise. There even might be food involved.

Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 5:30-8 PM
Place: Downey 113
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Table Talk with Amy Bloom

AmyBloom_0209Zenzele Price ’18 writes innnnn:

Drop/add is over and it’s time to get down to the daily grind. Brighten things up by discussing your ideas with a professional writer and your peers. Bring all your plans (drafts, outlines, concepts, you name it!) for all things prose to workshop them with Amy Bloom and the Wesleyan writing community.

Free snacks, great people, and valuable critique! Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.

Come to chat, come to share, come to snack.

Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High Street)
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Reserve Your Spot Red Wolf’s Exclusive Valentine’s Day Event

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From sous chefs Abby Gruppuso ’16 and Wolfi Jorde ’16:

Don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Never fear! Red Wolf is here to help you find love. We will be serving a Valentine’s Day aphrodisiac buffet. What’s the catch? Well, each guest must bring a date from Tinder/Bumble/Friendsy or any dating app of your choice.

This is a Valentine’s Day celebration for the adventurous type, so get ready for a date you will never forget.  Plenty of Valentine’s Day surprises are coming your way. So get swiping!! Reserve one ticket, then send us the name of your date. The price for this specific event will be $25/person to cover the cost of ~red wine~.  Feel free to keep chivalry alive and pay for your date or have them pay for themselves. (Venmo @Abby-Gruppuso) Dress code is formal/date attire or sexy underwear. Whatever floats your boat.

Date: Sunday, February 14th
Time: 7pm
Place: 24 Fountain
Cost: $25
Reservations: HERE THEY ARE GOING QUICKLY

Summer Farming Interest Meetings

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Are you still figuring out your summer plans? Do you love vegetables and/or dirt and/or poultry? Have you always dreamt of having your own hands-on agricultural experience? Would you like to be more involved in the Middletown community?

 

 

If you missed this last week, never fear! You can still learn all about spending the summer at Long Lane Farm, at one of two interest meetings. If meeting a lovely bunch of farming folk isn’t attraction enough, there will also be (tbd) SNACKS.

Dates: Wednesday, February 10 and Thursday, February 11
Time: 8:30PM and 12:30PM, respectively
Place: PAC 421 or Usdan 110, respectively

Mask-Making Mardi Gras Madness

mardi gras maskZoë Thrasher ’16 writes in with an opportunity for artsy gluttony:

Mardi Gras is a cool occasion to meet some swell and happening people and collectively make masks (zomg – GLITTER) and enjoy the finer things in life, like food. Stop by Alpha Delt this Tuesday at 7-9 and make a neat mask (to show off your ultra artsy side), eat some donuts and chips and soda (because gluttony is a fun combo with mask-making), and revel in the fun atmosphere of a house full of other artsyn gluttons. Happy Mardi Gras! And we hope to see you there! ^_^

Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Alpha Delt
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