Author Archives: AbSynth

Voss Visiting Scholar Lecture: Storytelling in the Digital Age

voss posterFrom Emily Brown ’12:

With traditional bookstores shuttering and ebooks on the rise, publishing is an industry in transition. Good stories, however, still have a cultural impact and can attract an audience in any format. Join literary agent and Wesleyan alumnus Luke Janklow ’89 to discuss the state of publishing, the rise of ebooks and the cultural impact of strong storytelling in publishing and beyond.

Date: Monday, April 28

Time: 8:00-9:30 PM

Place: Center for Film Studies


Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

yom-hashoah-candlesStephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Come join the Jewish Community as we observe Holocaust Remembrance
Day. There will be an exhibit with artwork, prose, and poetry set up
in the Exley lobby all day on Sunday, with a short commemoration and
poetry reading beginning at 5:30 with members of the Wesleyan
community and members of Middletown’s synagogue, Adath Israel. All are

Date: Sunday, April 27

Time: 5:30-6:00 PM

Place: Exley Lobby

A Heymishe Passover Brunch

img_0590From Sonya Levine ’17:

Tired of eight days of monotonous Passover food?

Help cook a FREE, vegetarian, kosher for Pesakh brunch from 11:00 am
onward, no prior cooking experience needed. We will also be cooking
one VEGAN recipe! When we’ve finished preparing a plethora of exciting
recipes, we’ll eat!

We’ll also read some humorous stories about Passover by Sholom
Aleichem, author of the “Tevye the Dairyman” short stories that were
the inspiration for “Fiddler on the Roof”, and listen to wonderful
Passover-related music!

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Jewish Community, The Bayit, and the Yiddish
Book Center with support from the Jack & Ruthe B. Cowl Center for
Jewish Culture.

Date: Saturday, April 19 (tomorrow)
Time:  11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Community Passover Seder

tumblr_lo5iz0V5z91qzv9o5o1_500There will be a semi-traditional chill potluck Seder tomorrow night, April 15, in the Bayit lounge. All are welcome to attend! It would be great if you could bring something (kosher for Passover), so there will be enough for everyone. If you plan on coming, please email sblumenstock (at) wesleyan (dot) edu .

Date: Tuesday, April 15
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: The Bayit

WesRugby Info Session

rugbyFrom WesRugby:

Do you identify as female?
Do you want to look like the badasses in this picture?
Do you want to join WesRugby?

If you answered yes to all of these, come to a dinner and desert info session with WesRugby. (Bring your dinner from Usdan.)

All levels of experience (or lack thereof) more than welcome.
See you there!

Email drobinson01@wes if you have any questions.

Date: Thursday, March 27 (tomorrow)
Time: 6:30-7:30
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 110

WesMaps 2014-2015 Has Arrived

For the countless number of you who have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of next year’s course catalog – your wait is over. Wesleyan’s course catalog for the 2014-2015 academic year has been made public via the website which you all love, or love to hate, WesMaps.

Though, like every year, it might be hard to actually plan your schedule at this point, especially if you are hoping to take any of the many classes whose time-slots are simply listed as TBA. Additionally, even for those classes that have been scheduled, there still exists a possibility for change. But there are also classes which will certainly be added later, some of which might be taught by visiting professors, or be a last minute addition by the QAC.

But do have fun browsing. A sampling of next semester’s classes, as well as next year’s CHUM themes, follow the jump.

European Society Meet and Greet

From Zoe Tolouse ’16:

Come to the European Society’s first meet and greet this Thursday 7 pm
at International House (151 Church St, next to the Bayit!). The
European Society is a newly founded group trying to create a European
student community at Wes. If you are an international or exchange
student from Europe, grew up in Europe, love Europe, studied/will
study abroad in Europe, then this event is for you. There will be
cheese, grape juice, great conversation and great people.

Hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, Feb. 20th
Time: 7PM
Place: International House

Rocky Horror Info Session

OucoRHDSarah Marmon ’14 wants you to get rocky:

Ever seen Rocky Horror at Wesleyan and said to yourself “damn, I could
do that”? Well, now you can! Absent Toast (the student group that runs
Rocky Horror Picture Show here at Wes) is having an information
session to let you know about all the sexy opportunities!

We have several behind the scenes positions available, as well as
Transylvanian parts. (That’s the part with lingerie and fishnets.)
Everyone who comes to the info session and would like a part will be
able to join the cast.

Facebook event here.

  • Date: Saturday, February 15
  • Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113