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Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

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“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For any lost seniors out there:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more.

Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/28, Tuesday 9/29, Wednesday 9/30, and Thursday 10/1 at 11:00, 1:00, and
3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Dates: Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1
Times: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day
Place: Olin Library

WESupport International Students

From Elizabeth Arslanoglou ’16:

Are you an international student? Are you facing difficulties in adapting to classes and social life at WES? Do you feel that your cultural norms are different from those in the US? Do you believe that there are many things you just don’t get here? Do you feel homesick? Do you want a group of people similar to you to talk to?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us in our New Mental Health Support Group, specifically focused on International Students. The group will be facilitated by trained students who will also be active participants in the discussion. We will be having weekly friendly conversations about issues that concern us, relative to our transition from other cultures into a US college campus. You are not the only one out there facing “culture shock” so come share your experiences and thoughts!

Date: February 23-May 11
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel Meditation Room



10353547_10153095431921177_6367538421406283836_nZia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 writes in:

TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)

Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.

We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert

Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room

Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31

Date: January 28th-29th
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday)

Thai Late Night

Thai Iced Tea PosterFrom Lin Arttachariya ’14:

Wanna try delicious home-made Thai cuisine? It’s happening in Woodhead Lounge this Sunday March 3! Take a study break, grab some CASH, walk to Exley and think about what you want to eat:

- Five-spice Soup with Egg and Ground Pork
- Garlic-pepper Chicken
- Glass-Noodle with Pork and Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Mix (Regular or Veg)
- Thai-style Spring Roll (Regular or Veg)

Dessert: Sweet Pandan Layer Cake
Drink: Thai Iced Tea
Hope to see you there!

Grilled Cheese Delivery


From Sarah Lerman-Sinkoff ’15:

It’s the Sunday night before midterms. You’re hungry. You’re bored. There might even be a little precipitation. Isn’t life always better when it’s a little…cheesy?

GOOD NEWS. W’Escrime: The Wesleyan Fencing Club is delivering grilled cheese sandwiches everywhere across campus! Don’t bother putting down that book – we’ll come to you!

Sunday, March 3 from 9PM to 12:30 AM
Classic grilled cheese $3
Deluxe (tomato-basil-mozzarella) $4
Text (248) 270-5941 OR email grilledcheesefencing(at)gmail to give us your order!

Espwesleying: Free Drinks at Espwesso


Good news, coffee snobs fans! Espwesso’s benevolent dictator Jake Eichengreen ’13 tells us that in one last hurrah before break, Espwesso will be running a special promotion this week. Sunday to Wednesday this week between the hours of  9:00 and 10:30 p.m., members of one class will receive any item on the menu for free, starting Sunday night with Freshman and progressing up to seniors Wednesday night.

So, the schedule will be as follows:

  • Sunday: Freshman
  • Monday: Sophomores
  • Tuesday: Juniors
  • Wednesday: Seniors

Remember, kids, this is only between the hours of 9:00 and 10:30. If you don’t frequent Espwesso, you’re missing out on seriously delicious coffee in a seriously cozy spot. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know the cafe, which is located on the bottom floor of Allbritton.

Middletown Potluck Tonight


Really cool message from Ari Ebstein ’16 about an awesome event tonight, urging you to come eat and hopefully also make some food!

Middletown Potluck is happening tonight! It is a space for Wesleyan students and Middletown residents to come together and break bread. Bring food to share with new friends; bring stories to share about yourself; bring open ears, heart, and mind. Let’s create community one meal at a time. :)

Featured speakers on the theme of the Middletown Experience will be:

  • Nur Moebius, who will tell her story of how she came to Middletown.
  • Arthur Moore, a 9th grade student at the Green Street Art Center interested in poetry and spoken word.
  • Jalen Alexander, tutoring coordinator for the Wesleyan affiliation with Traverse Square.

Company Orchestra Auditions

From Ben Zucker ’15:

Want to make music? Want to Be Alive???? Wesleyan’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” (running April 25-27) is looking for musicians to round out our pit orchestra. We are looking for string players, woodwind players (doublers encouraged!), trombonists, and percussionists. If you’re looking to get involved with some theater and to play some beautiful/awesome music, this is the place.

Informal auditions will be held in the Music Studio Lobby on Sunday, March 3, and Monday, March 4, from 4-6 PM. Come ready to play; you don’t have to prepare anything, and expect to sight-read parts of the score. We look forward to having you!

Date: Today, March 3rd and tomorrow, March 4th
Time: 4-6pm
Place: Music Studio Lobby
Cost: We’d pay you if we could…

Story Co-op Meeting

Sarah Corey ’15 has two first names:

Come share and listen to stories, eat, relax, and get to know new people in an open and friendly environment.

Story Theme: Transformative Moments. A moment/day/year/person that changed your life (or maybe just slightly altered it)

Sunday at 5 in the Usdan Multipurpose Room!

Date: Sunday, March 3
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room
Cost: Free

J Street U Open Meeting

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Come to the J Street U Open meeting!  Officially J Street “is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans fighting for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. We believe that Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depend on a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.”

Unofficially, we like to think of ourselves as an irreverent student movement that is shaking up the status quo in the hawkish American Jewish community. We also have a knack for making, mildly inappropriate, slighly offensive Two-State Solution Ryan Gosling Memes.

We have a lot of really exciting plans for this semester so whether you sing hatikvah in your sleep, think Zionism is an irredeemable racist project, or have never thought about these issues before, we hope you will join us.

Date: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Time: 8 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 133