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Meditation, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu Classes Starting Up at Freeman

Kung Fu Panda movie image

Sorta went the easy route on this one.

Jimmy Nguyen ’15 invites all the grasshoppers:

This year’s lessons in Meditation, Taichi, and Kung Fu, taught by the Wesleyan Small Forest Temple, are beginning this Thursday, September 26th!

The practice sessions meet on Thursdays: Meditation at 6:00pm in the Freeman Athletic Center Multipurpose Room, Taichi at 6:30 also in the Freeman Athletic Center Multipurpose Room, and Kung Fu at 7:30 in the Freeman Athletic Center Wrestling Room.

Although there is a course fee of $60 payable by cash or check, the temple expresses that money should not be an obstacle in training and they are willing to work with students should the need arise.

Email hhnguyen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more info or to be added to the listserv.

Date: 26 Sept. 2013
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Freeman Athletic Center Multipurpose Room & Wrestling Rooms

USLAC Meeting and Dinner at University Organizing Center

wes custodian first draft

The United Student Labor Action Coalition is meeting today at 5pm. Lentils and salad will be served–bring your own bowl. There will be a discussion about recent labor disputes between the custodial staff and Sun Services about the overburdening shifts that have resulted from attrition of custodial staff.

Date: 24 Sept. 2013
Time: 5-7pm
Place: University Organizing Center, 162 Church St.

First EON Meeting of the Year



Are you interested in not raising children in a post-apocalyptic landscape? The Wesleyan Environmental Organizers Network is having their first meeting on Friday, September 20th! Details from Isabel Stern ’14:

We all know you’ve been waiting, and it’s finally here: THE FIRST EON MEETING OF THE YEAR! We want to hear from every environmentally-minded person/group/club that we can, so come to share your plans for the year, thoughts and ideas about to how to improve the environmental scene at Wes, or just to sit and eat lunch with some awesome people!

Date: Friday, September 20
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 115

Residential Composting Bucket Distribution Day II at Olin Library – Rescheduled to 8:30 to 10:30 Tonight!


Don’t let our children end up like Howard (the one on the left)

Are you into planet Earth? The human race? The survival of the aforementioned planet Earth/human race? Then you may be interested in this unassailably environmental heads-up, which comes from DeNeile Cooper ’15:

Couldn’t grab that five-star blue composting bucket that food waste critics are raging about before you went out for thirsty Thursday? Stop by the Olin entrance lobby or Weshop entrance this Sunday evening between 7 and 9 pm and set your environmentally sustainable conscience at ease with a free composting bucket provided by the Wes Composting Committee and Wesleyan Sustainability. Buckets are generally distributed to student apartments, program or senior houses, but exceptions can be made if you really sell your composting enthusiasm. Contact Zach Burns ’14 (zburns(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) or DeNeile (djcooper(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) with questions.

Date: Today, Thursday, September 12
Time: 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Place: Olin Library entrance lobby and Weshop entrance

First Composting Committee Meeting at University Organizing Center



Green alert from Zach Burns ’14:

Looking for free food?! Take it out of our compost bucket. Really though, come learn how we diverted 20,000 pounds of would-have-been trash to hot, steamy goodness last year. This year we have even bigger plans and we need your help! As master Confucius oft proclaimed, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (190 High St., between Beta and Eclectic)

Re-Opening of The Writing Workshop

Credit: Bill Waterson

Writing is hard. Sometimes we maek mistakes. Were human.

But fear not! Ford Fellow Piers Gelly ’13 has just the solution:

We’re excited to announce that the Writing Workshop will officially re-open its doors this Sunday, September 8th!

The Writing Workshop provides trained undergraduate writing tutors who will help you with any and all aspects of writing, from brainstorming theses to reorganizing body paragraphs to figuring out which prompt to answer. One-on-one appointment slots last 45 minutes (though you do not have to use the whole time period). Our schedule for the semester is as follows:

Waste Not! Tag Sale at Pine/Fountain & Brainerd Garages

waste not

Attention everyone on campus that doesn’t want to lose their limbs for dorm furnishings! Waste Not!, the annual tag sale, is on. Details from Rebecca Sokol ’15:

It’s that time of year, y’all. Come get all the couches you could ever want at the WasteNot! Tag Sale. We also have tables, chairs, shelves, kitchen appliances, microwaves, coffee-makers, kettles, fridges, lamps, Christmas-themed paraphernalia, and a flying Batman doll. As always, our proceeds will go towards Sustainability at Wes and local charities.

There will be two sales this year on Saturday 8/31 and Sunday 9/1, both from 2-5 pm. We will be selling items in the backyard between Fountain Ave and Pine St. as well as in the garage behind 44 Brainerd Ave (Womanist House). We will only accept cash.

If you have any questions please email Sustainability Interns Isabel Stern and Rebecca Sokol at wesustainability(at)gmail(dot)com.

Date: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 & Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Fountain Backyard and Garage behind 44 Brainerd
Cost: All yo monies

Unofficial Orientation Series: First Year Classes

Almost time for the learning part

Almost time for the learning part

By now you’re tenderly stroking the PDF-images of your plane tickets to Bradley Airport on your computer screen, brimming with excitement to head off to college to start the rest of your life. You’ve got loads of wonderful and exciting things very shortly ahead of you: orientation (which at Wesleyan happens to be awesome), meeting your classmates, and maybe doing a little partying. No doubt, if you’re interested in a place like Wesleyan, the classes also factor in at a high-priority level on your list of things to look forward to. Possibly, maybe even hopefully, they are at the top. You would be justified in this.

But deciding your first year classes takes some thought. For that, perhaps I, Real Student at Wesleyan University, can be of service.