Category Archives: Events

Residential Composting Bucket Distribution

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From DeNeile Cooper ’15:

Does your new apartment have awkward empty space in the kitchen? Is your enthusiastic chef of a housemate filling your trashcan with food waste on the daily? Solve all these minor problems AND save the environment with a free composting bucket provided by the Composting Committee and Wesleyan Sustainability. If you live in a program house, apartment, or senior housing, come grab a composting container in the Olin entrance lobby or Weshop entrance this Thursday and Sunday evening and start cutting down on your personal waste footprint. Email DeNeile (djcooper[at]wes[dot]edu) or Zach (zburns[at]wes[dot]edu) with questions.

Date: Today
Time: 8-10 pm
Place: Olin lobby and Weshop entrance
Cost: FREE

Disabling Language

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From Chando Mapoma ’16:

Members of Reslife staff as well as members of Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights will host a lively conversation about the politics, history,and controversies surrounding language used to talk about disabilities and people with disabilities. Information about disability services also will be available. Afterwards,students with disabilities will be available to discuss their experiences on campus.

Date: Today
Time: 6-8 pm
Place: Clark Hall. Basement Lounge

Vocal Debauchery Auditions

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Cade Leebron ’14 writes:

Are you funny? Can you sing? Then you should definitely probably audition for Wesleyan’s only a cappella/sketch comedy group. We do both of those things! Come on down to the music studios basement (in the CFA) TODAY at 4:30-6:30pm or Sunday 2-4pm and show us your stuff! (Not your genitalia! Your skills.) 

Please prepare a song and something to make us laugh! If you can’t make either of those audition times, email cleebron(at)wesleyan(dot)edu and we can try to work something out.

  • WHEN?: Thurs. (today!) from 4:30-6:30pm; Sun. from 2-4pm
  • WHERE?: Music Studios Basement

No to War on Syria Protest in Hartford Friday – Organizational Meeting in the UoC Tonight

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This Friday in Hartford, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, there will be an anti-war protest held to urge our local representatives not to support an attack on Syria. If you want to join us in Hartford for this critical mass gathering, or just want to start talking about everything that’s going on, join us as we gather TONIGHT Thursday at 7:00 PM at the U.O.C. (University Organizing Center at 190 High Street). You don’t have to stay long, but if you want to join us on Friday we need a head count! As many cars as possible will be driving up.

There will also be a demonstration this Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1:00 PM, at the corner of Main and Washington streets in Middletown. If you feel a need to voice your opinion on this critical issue, but can’t make it on Friday, that’s your chance to join people from the area for an anti-war rally.

Meeting in the UoC:
Date: Thursday, September 5
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (190 High Street)

Protest in Hartford:
Date: Friday, September 6
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Hartford, CT - Back of the Old State House (facing the highway – 90 State House Sq.)

Demonstration in Middletown:
Date: Saturday, September 7
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Corner of Main Street and Washington Street

Film Series: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

1965. USA. Dir: Russ Meyer. With Tura Satana. 83 min.

A go-go girl gang delivers snappy innuendos and bareknuckle punches as they swerve their muscle cars in search of the ultimate con. Meyer’s influential exploitation thrill ride lives up to its delightfully kitschy title – never has rooting for the buxom bad girls been so easy, nor has cat-eyed makeup looked so right.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

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

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Hey’all,

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

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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

Read & Write for & Follow the Ampersand

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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. wesleyanampersand.tumblr.com 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