Category Archives: Events

Wes Needs CAPS Photo Campaign

14670616_10210863822495791_2403978094994953371_nHave you heard about the #WesNeedsCAPS Campaign? Do you want to know more?:

Tell us about why you need greater accessibility to CAPS by taking part in the #WesNeedsCAPS photo campaign October 31st through November 4th @Usdan, 11am-3pm.

You can also sign the petition here: https://goo.gl/forms/5DyjFJf9bVqliKZc2

Or, fill out the anonymous survey about your experience with mental health at Wesleyan here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdogPCzt8-w9PIsdk3EmZ6QenqApIEVOo9nUL30os1HJ0TZOQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

At Williams and Trinity, students from 2014-15 waited at most two days to get non-emergency mental health counseling.

At Amherst, they waited a day and a half.

At Bowdoin and Connecticut College, they had no wait.

At Wesleyan, they waited three weeks.

For three weeks, students who needed counseling and support marked down the days on their calendars as they missed classes, lost sleep, dropped commitments, and suffered.

Now, a year later, they still have to wait over a week and face a limit on the number of weekly appointments they can make per year.

If Wesleyan hopes that its students will grow into leaders and torchbearers, it, as an institution, should endeavor to do the same and commit to providing students care when they need—that means no wait—for as many times as the need—that means no cap on the number of weekly visits. Namely, the budget committee should approve the CAPS fiscal year 2017 budget request and:

1. Hire two new, full-time psychologists.
2. Raise our half-time therapist up to full-time.
3. Approve the hiring of a full-time Advanced Practicing Nurse Practitioner (APRN).
4. Increase the CAPS operating budget for the first time in six years.

Date: Monday October 31-Friday November 4
Time: 11 AM-3 PM
Place: Usdan

 

Audition for a Theater Thesis: THROUGH EVERCHANGING TRACKS OF NEVERCHANGING SPACE

marc-chagall-coppia-di-amantiFrom May Treuhaft-Ali ’17:

Ulysses is a love story. It is a story about the love between a husband and wife, and between a parent and child. It is a story about three individuals searching for a sense of belonging in a community that marginalizes them. It is also a story about flowers, hot chocolate, farts, flirtations, shooting stars, and the myriad moments that can transform an ordinary day into an epic journey. Because Ulysses is the epic of everyday life, this piece will be site-specific and take place in locations throughout the Wesleyan campus, as a theatrical intervention in the public sphere.

Performance dates are April 13-15. All actors will receive 1.00 academic credit for working on this project.

For your audition, please compose a performance (2-4 minutes) about one of the following:
1. A love song
2. A time you embarked on a long journey home
3. A ritual that is meaningful to you
Your composition may take the form of a story, dance, song, scene, et cetera.

We recommend that you sign up for an audition time on our signup sheet (available on our Facebook event or at https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/spreadsheets/d/1ozq2gxWuPDBWsZYYL39ORTul3Y54NiWFGAsufeZ08Jo/edit?usp=sharing), but you are still welcome to attend auditions if you don’t sign up in advance. If you can’t make the audition times but would still like to audition, or if you have questions, please contact May Treuhaft-Ali atmtreuhaftali[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Sam Morreale at smorreale[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Tuesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 2
Time: Tuesday: 6-8 PM, Wednesday: 7-9 PM
Place: The Jones Room and the East Room in the Theater Studios

 

Theory Certificate Presents: Capitalism and Planetary Crisis

classic-fm-image-2-1334930528-hero-wide-0From the CFA:

An evening of musical colonialism achieved by means of forgery, ruthless annexation, and works of great American serialists. Presentation will include a fair amount of innocence in admiration of sound with its various forms and shapes. (Elements of discourtesy for tradition may occur.) Performance will feature Wesleyan students and distinguished composer Robert Morris.

Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 9PM to 10:30PM
Place: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Cost: $5

 

Apply to be a Writing Tutor!

mickey-mouse-writing-tutorFord Fellow Gabe Borelli writes in:

If you love to read, write, and—most importantly—help others with their writing, apply to be a writing tutor this spring!

The Writing Workshop has several positions open for qualified students looking to be Writing Workshop tutors, writing mentors, and thesis mentors for the spring 2016 semester.

Writing tutors receive a $500 stipend and 1/2 course credit in the Writing Certificate. In order to apply, you will need to do the following:

1) Fill out a pre-application form HERE.
2) Fill out a hard copy of the full application by November 1st at 8:00 AM. Applications are due to Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli in Downey 103 and can be found HERE.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gabe Borelli at writingworks[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Interim Director of Academic Writing Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 1 at 8 AM

Submit to the Subway Ride: TIME

From Haenah Kwon ’17:

tsrIT’S ABOUT TIME. The Subway Ride, the all-inclusive human expression magazine, is accepting submissions for our Fall’16 magazine and blog, and it is, indeed, about TIME. You know the rules, submit any work (anonymously or not) you have as long as you think it is respectful to others and is vaguely- or closely- related to our theme. Be creative!

We accept videos and sounds/music in addition to printable works.
We will also have boxes traveling around campus (related to ‘REGRETS’ and ‘TIME TRAVEL) (especially near bathrooms and cafes) where you can submit anonymous short pieces, so watch out for those.

Email everything to thesubwayride[at]gmail[dot]com.
More info: thesubwayride.weebly.com

We are, after all, cans of pine-apples (points for you if you get the reference).

Opening Reception—“FLYING CARPETS: new paintings by David Schorr”

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From CFA:

Professor of Art David Schorr‘s solo exhibition and site-specific installation “FLYING CARPETS” revisits his childhood days spent playing on his grandmother’s Persian rugs. In the paintings, gouache with silverpoint drawing on linen, he recreates the richly-colored world of his young imagination, contrasting familiar toys from the mid 20th century with images that hint at the exotic and expansive world beyond his home. The artist brings the actual subjects of the paintings in a site-specific installation. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog designed by David Schorr, featuring an essay by poet Jonathan Galassi. During the Opening Reception there will be a Gallery Talk by Professor of Art David Schorr at 5pm.

Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace
Cost: $35 general public; $32 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

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: