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Lunchtime with Mark and Scott: Studytime

Back by popular demand, it’s Lunchtime with Mark and Scott! Wesleyan’s most popular foodcore podcast has returned to the airwaves for a second season. Check out last season if you need to catch up. A special multi-part miniseries, follow our intrepid lunchers, Mark Popinchalk ’13 and Scott Greene ’13, as they journey through the snacking world at Wes. This week, studytime snacks! What are the best snacks for your Olin experience?  Will Mark ever find his way home? All this and more on this week’s Lunchtime!

Previous episodes here.

Lunchtime Season 2 Episode 1 by Lunchtime w/ M+S Season 2

Punchline! Auditions This Weekend

From Eli Meixler ’13:
Do you like stand-up comedy, storytelling, or just turning bad middle-school experiences into mirth and laughter? Then audition for Punchline!, Wesleyan’s only Stand-up comedy collective! No experience necessary, just an interest in story-writing, story-telling, and comedy and a willingness to work with other students to workshop and develop an act for 2 shows later in the semester. Bring 2-3 minutes of of material–a personal story, or a series of jokes or observations. No need for a cohesive “act,” though those are always appreciated (and as always, so are costumes).
What: Punchline! Stand-Up Comedy Collective Auditions
Where: Downey House (corner of High and Court Streets), Room 100 (basement)
When: Sat., Sept. 15 and Sun., Sept. 16. 2:00-4:00 PM
Cost: 15 minutes of your time and your sense of self-worth
Contact Eli: emeixler(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Pep Band Returns! Wesleyan’s Cardinal Players

From Catherine Maclean ’14:

Did you used to work at a food bank in high school? Or maybe you were interested in public policy debate? It doesn’t really matter. Join Pep Band!

Wesleyan’s most fertile pep band, are looking for instrumentalists (especially percussion and low brass).  No previous experience required, just show up ready to play and hurl insults at referees.  If you’re interested, attend their first meeting , or e-mail us at sggreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or cmaclean(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.  Go Wes!

Date: Sat., Sept. 15
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Usdan MPR (Basement- down the stairs near the ATM and down the hallway to the left)

Final Desperate Measures Show

From Mark “Oslo” Popinchalk ’13:

Enjoy our show, please come! Desperate Measures May the Forth be with you show, 9 PM in Westco Cafe. It’s our last show of the year, and also the last show for a few of our players so come join us in sending them off with laughter!

Time: 9:00-10:00PM
Date: Friday, May 4th
Place: WestCo Cafe
Why: May the 4th be with you.

Jewish and Israel Studies Capstone Presentations

Herzl Forest Poster for the 50th Anniversary of the Jewish National Fund, 1954

From Prof. Magda Teter:

Another academic year is about to end. Just a few classes are left. A crunch time for our students and faculty, but also a time to celebrate students’ achievements. Since 2010 students and faculty have celebrated students’ projects in Jewish and Israel Studies. And while some students will indeed graduate with the Jewish and Israel Studies Certificate this year, others are still working on their courses, and still some are engaged in research and creative projects contributing to Jewish and Israel Studies without getting the certificate.

Topics of student presentations will include politics of trees in Israel/Palestine; folklore among Jews from Europe and Arab countries; Holocaust memory and family story; women and Jewish liturgical practices; rhetoric of otherness against Jews and Muslims in Europe; bioethics and Jewish law! And much more.

Come and get inspired to do creative work in Jewish and Israel Studies.

Reception will follow.

Date: Mon., May 7th
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Allbritton 103
Cost: Free (Reception to follow)

Desperate Measure’s 24 Hour Show

From Mark Popinchalk ’13:

Desperate Measures is building up to their annual 24 Hour Show this weekend, by releasing short little video spots about Wesleyan, the show, and life in general. Here is a link to the first video,

Catch each new video on YouTube all week, and be sure to see some if not all of the 24 hour show this weekend, Friday 9 PM to Saturday 9 PM in the WestCo Lounge.

Date: Friday, April 20- Saturday, April 21
Time: 9:00PM-9:00PM
Place: Westco Lounge
Cost: Soul

Transforming Education in Rural India


This broadcast is brought to you by Alex Pogosky ’13:

IMPACT India is a new group on campus that is collaborating with an established NGO in New Delhi to help provide education to girls of economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in rural India, who would not otherwise have such opportunities. Our mission is to fund a Wesleyan-sponsored school that will increase access to primary education for girls between the ages of 6 and 14. We’re also trying to create curricula targeting their personal needs. This will encourage them to become independent thinkers in an intellectually stimulating environment, which will ultimately aid in transforming these communities.

Our first meeting is on Thursday so come on by to hear what we’re hoping to do and share your own ideas! We’re open to any suggestions, and will have yummy Indian desserts!

Date: Thurs., April 19
Time: 7-8PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 115
Cost: Free

Desperate Measures Show Tonight

From Mark Popinchalk ’13:

Come see Desperate Measures Improv(e) Comedy! Wesleyan’s only short form improv group is kicking off their semester in WestCo Lounge, on Saturday at 9 pm. Come see some sick scenes made up on the spot just for you. There will be laughter, hilarity, singing, slow mo, and more! Seize the Day, Carpe DM!

Time: 9 pm
Dates: Saturday, March 3rd
Place: WestCo Lounge
Cost: Free

Lunchtime with Mark and Scott: Episode 10 – The Summerfields Burrito Challenge


The season finale! What a season it has been. Our intrepid lunchers, Mark Popinchalk ’13 and Scott Greene ’13, have been all over the Wesleyan campus, checking out lunchtime possibilities. We had so much content, we had to start a second Soundcloud account! Check out all the previous episodes here. It’s been a great run. And we couldn’t have done it without you listeners, the lunchites/lunchers.  But all good things must come to an end. This week, the season finale, we have the Summerfields Burrito Challenge. Mark fulfills his destiny. Once again, thank you for listening. We’ve had fun, and we hope you have too.
 Lunchtime with Mark and Scott: Episode 10- The Summerfields Burrito Challenge by Lunchtime w/Mark+Scott-2

Punchline!: The Basement Concert!!!?!

From Eli Meixler ’13:
Come out to celebrate the end of classes and cure your pre-finals anxiety with the last Punchline! show of the semester! And for those of you who take classes on Fridays—that’s terribly unfortunate for you but no excuse to not step out into that sweet, sweet pre-finals air and share some laughs with the guys of Punchline!
Where: ADP Basement Grotto, which I’m told is located between the testicles and the anus.
When: Thursday, Dec. 8th, 8PM
Why: Celebrate the end of classes!
Cost: One hour and your immortal soul.
Fook: Bace