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Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: First Year Classes

This is an update of Jackson‘s post from 2015, which was an update of skorn‘s post from 2014. Which was an update of DaPope‘s post from 2013. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, or some shit like that, right?

This is going to be a very familiar webpage for the next four years... use it wisely.

This is going to be a very familiar webpage for the next four years… use it wisely.

This is part of our 2016 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

I’m 99% sure you are brimming with excitement right now, dear young frosh — and you can’t wait to finally be on campus to settle in, and finally be a college student. (BTW, orientation is pretty fun. You should be excited. There are also parties. And people. Ya gotta like the people.) But, of course, part of being interested in Wesleyan means also being interested in the classes that you will take at Wesleyan, and as a Real Life Wesleyan Student, there is a slight chance I can help you on that front.

Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: WesLingo

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This is part of our 2016 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

This post is an updated repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a post for anyone who’s worried about sounding like a totally unassimilated dweeb walking around campus – which is inevitable, but this post is tradition by now. So frosh, listen up. Conformity is key. Which is probably the last thing you’d expect to hear at Wes.

At this point, you’ve probably spent your summer knowing the names of buildings as they are on the campus map (which is conveniently linked here for those of you who are procrastinating even that). Let me just tell you now: almost all of them have earned some nickname or other over the course of Wesleyan’s long lifetime. We’re here to help you relearn their de facto names, so you aren’t marching around looking like the uninformed frosh you are. Once again though, it’s inevitable; even if you’re “on your phone” we know you are looking at the school map as you head towards one direction and do a completely noticeable 180 degree turn towards your building of choice.

Click after the jump to fake it ’til you make it.

Procrastination Destination: Tall, Dark, and Scary (But Mostly Tall)

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I am hyped up, off-campus, riding on the coattails of Friday the 13th… yet, somehow, I find myself typing on Wesleying just to guide you in procrastinating both finals and packing to gtfo campus. To help you in your quest for distraction, I leave you with the following top three most popular Alternate Reality Youtube Series following one of the creepiest, most obsessively followed myths of the internet – Slenderman. (Couldn’t you tell by the title?)

PROMETHEUS FIRE ARTS SHOW (WesFest Edition)

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Alexis Jimenez ’19 writes in:

Come see Wesleyan’s one and only fire spinning troupe, PROMETHEUS, as we show off our firey moves this Thursday at 7:30 PM on Foss Hill! Seating is very much not limited, so bring your friends, bring your prefrosh, bring your friends’ prefrosh! It should be a fine night, but bring warm clothing just in case.

Date: TONIGHT
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Foss Hill

WeSLAM presents: WOR(L)DS, a non-english poetry night

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Alexis Jimenez ’19 writes in:

Join WeSlam for our first-ever non-English performance poetry event. Our focus in doing this is to create a space that celebrates language in all its forms. This is NONCOMPETITIVE, and students do not need to have experience performing or writing poetry to participate. Students do not have to be native speakers of the language they choose to perform in; they can  be majors of that language, or have studied it independently.

The sign-up list IS OPEN NOW, and closes on March 2nd at 5:00PM. If you sign up to perform, you have the choice to provide an English translation for those who do not speak in non-English languages. The translation must be in by the 2nd, as well. Email all sign-ups and submissions to weslam.wesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lex: ajimenez[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Teresa:  tnaval[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Albritton 311

 

New Orleans Themed Late Night!

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Angela Chung ’18 writes in:

Wesleyan ServeUP is having a New Orleans Themed Late Night to raise money for a service trip to rebuild houses and communities in New Orleans during Spring Break. Please come by and support a good cause while enjoying delicious NOLA food.

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Jambalaya (vegetarian option available!)
Curry
Mac & Cheese
Beignets
Fried Oreos
Sweet Tea
Oreo & Peanut Butter Truffles

Sponsored By the Wesleyan chapter of ServeUP – Volunteer trip to help hurricane disaster victims of New Orleans.

Date: TODAY, March 1, 2016
Time: 9:00PM to 12:00PM
Place: Exley Lobby

Awareness Series: GTFO

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Sarah Chrystler writes in:

The third film in the Awareness Series is GTFO, an exploration of women, gaming, and acts of harassment. Filmmaker Shannon Sun-Higginson (’10) will discuss the film after the screening.

Admission is free; we hope to see you there!

Date: TODAY, March 1, 2016
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema
Cost: FREE

Karmenife Paulino ’15: On Reclamation and Other Things

Credit for this photo goes to Karmenife Paulino and Tess Altman at The Reclamation.

Credit for this photo goes to Karmenife Paulino and Tess Altman at Reclamation.

Note: This interview discusses sexual assault. It was also conducted prior to Winter Break and doesn’t reflect certain changes on campus since then. 

I knock at some small senior house right off of Cross street, and a muffled cry of, “Be right there,” can be heard from behind its chipping red door. The door opens, and this is the first and last time that I ever meet Karmenife Paulino ’15 – I follow curly, auburn hair up the narrow staircase as we say our hello’s and I am taken to her room. Her room is cozy and dim, with colored lights strung up on the left wall next to artwork and posters. My eyes graze over the mid-packing mess that I’ve interrupted, led to a mannequin in bondage gear leaning on the right wall.

She sits on her bed, crosslegged and comfortable, her body turned at an angle from mine, as I take a seat on the bottom most edge and gracelessly stumble through introductions. She’s patient as I rummage through my bag for my questions, and we begin.

What exactly is Reclamation?

Apply for the Ford Fellowship!

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Elana Rosenthal ’15 writes in:

Hey, seniors! Has the job panic set in yet? There’s an excellent opportunity right here at Wesleyan for any graduate interested in writing and invested in writers.

Do you have excellent editing and interpersonal skills? Are you interested in the fields of teaching or  publishing/editing? Would you like to begin your post-graduate career with a prestigious fellowship?
If so, apply to be a Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs for the 2016-2017 academic year!

In his/her administrative role, the Ford Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Workshop and supporting the First Year Seminar program. The Fellow’s teaching responsibilities include helping to
train the university’s student writing tutors, designing and leading the seminar for veteran tutors, developing workshops and tutoring services for first-year students and other campus communities, and serving as the university’s senior writing tutor. This year in particular, the Ford Fellow will be instrumental in designing and implementing a new web page of writing resources for the entire Wesleyan community.

The Fellowship also includes a generous stipend, and the Fellow has graduate student status and is eligible to take two courses.

How to apply:
Please email the following application materials to Professor Meg Weisberg, Interim Director of Student Writing mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

  1. A letter of interest explaining your academic experience and future plans
  2. A transcript
  3. A resume
  4. Two academic papers, preferably with grades and the instructors’ comments
  5. The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

Applications are due MARCH 9, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. and interviews scheduled thereafter.
Link: https://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/community/prizes.html

Date: By March 9th, 2016
Time: Due 4:30PM

Apply to be the Kim-Frank Fellow in the Writing Programs

Sophia Franchi ’15 writes with this great opportunity:

Attention, seniors! Unsure what to do next year? Looking for a job with significant responsibilities and learning opportunities? Interested in a career in teaching, writing, or the arts?

Look no further. Apply to be the 2016-2017 Kim-Frank Fellow in the Writing Programs!

The Kim-Frank Fellow organizes and supervises a broad range of writing programs and events on campus. The job offers an opportunity to work with distinguished writers, journalists, and other artists in addition to teaching and tutoring experience. The Kim-Frank Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Certificate and writing programs, has teaching responsibilities, and contributes to the development of new courses.

The fellow has graduate student status and is eligible to take two academic courses, conduct research, and work collaboratively with faculty members.

Applications are due Wednesday, March 9 at 4:30 PM. To apply, please email the following application materials to Professor Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and cc: russellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, using the subject line “Kim-Frank Fellowship Application.”

  1. A letter of interest explaining your academic experience and future plans
  2. A transcript
  3. A resume
  4. Two academic papers, preferably with grades and the instructors’ comments
  5. The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

For more information, visit the Writing at Wesleyan webpage or contact Anne Greene, University Professor in English and Director of the Writing Certificate, at 860 685 3604 or agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, March 9th
Time: Due 4:30 PM