Live from Middletown, CT, it’s a message from WeSNL:
Calling all actors, writers, and videomakers!
WeSNL is a brand new video sketch comedy group seeking to bring Wesleyan’s wit and humor to the interwebs! We produce weekly sketches, both on Wesleyan related issues and about funny things at large, and will also have a monthly “Weekend Update” section where we recap the past month’s most ridiculous news stories.
From Sarah Hensiek ’13:
The first Wes Contra dance of the year is this Friday!! Come hang out with all of your favorite orgo lab friends and meet new friends while you’re at it!
The band and caller are local CT folks – awesome as always. Fulfill your New Year’s resolution to try something new! Come for as much or as little as you want – we’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Date: January 31st
Time: 8PM – 11PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Straight from Haley Rauch ’15:
Come audition for the play that the New York Times called “unprintable,” Variety called “riveting,” and Evening Standard called “an impressive package!”
When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out…
Auditions will be held on:
FRIDAY, JAN 31, 2PM-4PM in the Jones Room (TST 115)
SATURDAY, FEB 1, 2PM-4PM in the East Room (TST 114)
Memorized monologues are requested, but not required – we’ll have sides available.
Date: January 31st & February 2nd
Time: 2PM – 4PM
Place: Theater Studios (Jones Room & East Room)
From Sara Feldman ’17, on behalf of Middletown Potluck:
Ever thought that you could really use something sweet and homemade to go with your late night coffee and studying?
Of course you have. Come to Espwesso on Thursday night for some awesome treats! Pay what you can, and all proceeds will go directly to buying lockers to secure the personal property of homeless citizens in Middletown. These lockers are essential for homeless people as there are no other ways to safeguard their few and valuable belongings, which are often stolen because of a lack of proper storage. Come to Espwesso, buy yummy treats, and feel good about it, too.
Time: 9:00PM – 12:00AM
Place: Right outside Espwesso!
Cost: Pay what you can (but please pay something!)
Not too long ago, Sharon Wade – one of the Bon Appetit employees that we all know and love – agreed to meet me in Usdan for an interview. She greeted me with kind blue eyes and a genuine smile. I knew she had been here a very long time and I wanted to pick her brain about her experiences at Wesleyan. She had warned me in advance, the week before at work, about how she’s prone to going on and on and reassured me that I shouldn’t be afraid to cut her off if necessary. As we got into the flow of the interview, which was not very difficult with Sharon’s enthusiasm, I certainly knew what she meant, but by no means was I going to stop her. Sharon sat with me in Usdan for approximately an hour, during which she told me about what she’s learned during her time at Wesleyan, expressed both her loves and her qualms with campus issues, and shared some wonderful anecdotes about students. The following is a transcript of our conversation, edited for clarity.
How long have you been working at Wesleyan?
Probably… around 29 years. A long time – flown by, just like that. It has flown by!
Has it been at Weshop the whole time?
No, this is my second time at Weshop. Because we can move all around. We just have to bid on jobs, awarded by seniority, throughout the campus. We’ve all done probably most everything. I’ve been a cook. For overtime, I did tons of utility. That took me around the world… I’ve done register at the old campus center, I’ve done it [at Usdan], I’ve done at Weshop, so everybody has really moved around, which is a great part of the job because [you can say,] ‘you know what, I think I’ll do that.’ As long as you’re qualified and you’re the most senior person signing – and everybody signs – you get to the job.
Courtesy of Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:
Do you like beautiful music? Study breaks? Magnificent cats? Then come see the Mixolydians in their winter concert this Monday, December 9th at 3 PM in the Memorial Chapel! We will be singing a wide range of music, from Filipino battle songs to gospel tunes to Christmas carols, that will be sure to calm your finals-induced insanity.
See you there!
Date: TOMORROW, December 9th
Place: Memorial Chapel
From the lovely Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:
Come celebrate Hanukkah in the Olin Lobby! There will be candle lighting, gelt, and donuts, dreidels, and singing!
Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Place: Olin Lobby
It was recently pointed out to me by my good friend, Johnny Lazebnik ‘16, that there are a lot of awesome places and things on campus that many people don’t know about. Despite being in a small bubble-like college environment, there’s a ton to do and see; while rushing through academic, extracurricular, and social routines, it can be hard to experience everything. But never fear, Wesleying is here, unveiling all of Wesleyan’s hidden gems so that you can get the most out of them or at least experience them vicariously through the Internet.
Starting off this series (no promises!) of posts is a mechanical treasure deep in the belly of the Science Library. If you venture down the stairs and past the fire exit that nearly everyone almost walks through, you’ll arrive in the basement. This is typically a quieter space, with several large tables, study rooms, and thesis carrels. You’ll notice, however, that this only takes up the front half of the room. If you head for the back, you’ll find rows of shelves, lined up like dominos, filling the space up to the back wall. But these shelves are no ordinary shelves. You’ll find that most of the shelves are so close together you can’t even get to the books on them! Seems strange, but this space-saving measure allows for a rather entertaining innovation: the shelves are automated.
That’s right, with just the push of a button, you can move one or more shelves out of your path, allowing you to get to your study materials. Pretty neat, huh? But why just stop there? Besides using the shelves for practical uses or just to marvel at the miracles of modern technology, you can have a lot more fun with them! If you’re down there and are in the mood for a study break that’s slightly more active than browsing the Internet, here are some things you can try.
From Helen Handelman ’16:
Come see Alan Ball’s wonderful play “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”!
Directed by Gwendolyn Rosen ’15
Stage Managed by Helen Handelman ’16 and Rachel Kaly ’17
Thursday, 10/31 at 8PM
Friday, 11/1 at 8PM
Saturday, 11/2 at 8PM
in the Downey House Lounge.
Show will be first come, first served–so arrive half an hour early to get a seat! (NO TICKETS WILL BE NEEDED)
CAST (In order of appearance)
Frances – Alison Goldberg
Meredith – Annie Cooperstone
Trisha – Connie Des Marais
Georgeanne – Jessica Wolinsky
Mindy – Rebecca Hutman
Tripp – Conor Boughton
Sponsored by Second Stage.
Date: October 31st, November 1st & 2nd
Time: 8PM – 10PM
Place: Downey House Lounge
Straight from Ronnie Alvarado ’15:
Did you pretend that you were a knight when you were little? Do you love King Arthur or secretly listen to Gregorian chants? Think that the Crusades are really awesome? Then come to the Medieval Studies Open House this Thursday at noon!
Learn about the courses offered in this amazing interdisciplinary major and enjoy free pizza!
Date: October 31st
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Place: Downey House Lounge