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!

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:

“Are We Better Than Our Predecessors? Toward a New Era of Progress” — a Constitution Day talk by Middletown Mayor Dan Drew

From the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

In this talk, Mayor Drew will explore the erroneous assumptions that we are more advanced than preceding generations and what we can do to focus ourselves toward a future predicated on progressive social and economic advancement. A Q&A with the Mayor will follow.

Date: Friday, September 16
Time: 5:30-7 PM
PlaceSmith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Library

Aporia Auditions

From Sara Eismont ’18:

Come audition for Aporia: a musical extravaganza equal parts Greek Philosophy and Slapstick comedy created right here at Wes! All you need is 16 bars of your favorite song and a monologue (or joke, or just really funny story) to help us get to know you.

Synopsis: In ancient Greece, The wise-talking Protaginus travels to Athens to trick wealthy patrons out of their money, only to fall for the wrong girl and become embroiled in an epic battle of rhetoric in the process. This wry, musical throwback explores competing theories of philosophy that we still debate in 2016, indulging in a kickline or two along the way.

Singers, Dancers, Actors, (Jugglers?) your time has come. We can’t wait to meet you!

Contact Sara Eismont ’18 (seismont[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Miranda Hoyt-Disick ’19 (mhoytdisick[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) if you have any questions!

Audition Dates: Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16
Times: 4:30-6:30 PM both days

Date: Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16
Time: 4:30-6:30PM
Place: East Room of the CFA (TST 114)

WesBAM! Free Promo Week

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Caitlin O’Keeffe ’17 wants you to stay active, and so do we!

Join WesBAM! for a week of FREE Yoga, Zumba, and High Intensity Interval classes taught by professionally certified Wesleyan students! All classes are open to all levels, and did we mention this week they’re free?

Join our Facebook event HERE.

Date: Sunday, September 11 through Saturday, September 17
Place: Fayerweather 106 and 108