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Food Justice Student Forum Info Session


Rachel Eisman ’16 writes in:

Ever wondered what’s really in your Usdan grilled cheese? Or what it took to get that vegan apple crisp onto your plate? Join us this Thursday to learn more about the “Food Justice and Sustainability at Wesleyan and Beyond” student forum. We’ll talk about food around the world, in the U.S., and on our campus. See ya there…we’ll have food.

Date: Thursday, September 10th — today!
Time: 7:00PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 112

Creation/Destruction Auditions


From Jess Cummings ’17:

BOOM! BANG! CRASH! What was that!? Have you ever destroyed something? Better question: have you ever created something? Better-er question:have you ever created something out of destruction? Do you want to? We are looking for artists (actors, dancers, movers, musicians, sound makers, ANY KIND OF ARTIST) who want to explore this concept with us.We will be putting up a show the weekend of October 1-3 that experiments with how we can destroy and how we can create.

Come to the Jones Room in the Theater Studios between 6:30 and 8:30 on Wednesday the 9th or Thursday the 10th to say hello and audition for us. We ask that you bring in a 90-120 second story from these three prompts: 1. about your first memory, 2. from the perspective of a person 100 years in the future, 3. describing a time you created something. If it can be memorized, that’s great! Feel free to tell us this story using whatever means you like. Come for the fun, stay for the fun (and also audition)

For questions contact:

Jess Cummings: jlcummings(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Anthony Dean: asdean(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Eli McClintock-Shapiro: emcclintocks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Checkout the Facebook event here

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th and 10th
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: Jones Room (Theater Studios)

Alpha Delta Phi Presents: Second Day Snacks


Clara Pinsky ’16 writes in:

Help welcome in the new school year by joining us for ADP’s first rush event of the semester! Swing by the house for popsicles of all colors,some (end of) summertime jams and, of course, for the good company.

Disclaimer: While we are so excited to welcome the new freshmen on campus, we are not allowed to rush freshmen first semester.

Date: Tuesday, September 8th
Time: 4:00PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (the big house next to 200 Church)

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Athletics/Athlete Life

This is mostly an updated repost of previous athletics unofficial orientation series posts.


Some of you frosh probably don’t know that WesTech competes in the prestigious NESCAC—the most competitive D3 conference in the country. Despite the throngs of news outlets that flock to many of our sports games, you will never have to enter a lottery system or wait in a line overnight to obtain tickets. We also aren’t like these fans, and we never will be. That’s okay. Do not believe the naysayers who claim that Wesleyan students do not support or appreciate athletics. I have personally witnessed Wes students get so fired up after a basketball loss to Trinity that we started a “safety school” chant. Not our best moment but definitely an example of caring!

Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit (the freshman fifteen is real), or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!

Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Eating and Drinking at Wes

This post is an updated version of the Eating and Drinking installment of last year’s Orientation Series.


Eating and drinking is a necessity for all living beings, even during your hazy college days. While we all have to adjust our food standards from delicious home-cooked meals to university food, trust me, it could be worse. Wesleyan has many options for dining that you can enjoy regardless of your dietary orientation. Although we lost to Oberlin last year for “most vegan friendly school,” we still have awesome vegan food and our friends at the Mongolian Grill are always willing to cook up a chicken tortilla topped with cheese if it’s protein that you want.

This is a part of the Unofficial Orientation Series 2015 to remind you to eat your veggies.

Rocky Horror Picture Show


Lucy Rubin ’17 writes in:

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey- a journey through the craziest night in the lives of the newly engaged Brad and Janet. After a flat tire halts their trip to see an old science teacher, the couple stumbles upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s castle, filled with servants, groupies, party guests, and his very own live experiment. Come see the campiest, sexiest horror parody movie this side of Denton! Absent Toast, Wesleyan’s very own Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast performs the midnight cult classic right in front of the screen, with full audience participation.

Doors Open at 11:00
Pre-Show Begins 11:30
Show Starts Midnight

Date: Wednesday, May 6th
Time: 11:00PM
Place: CFA Hall

Overcoats, Violent Mae, & Nick Hakim


From Nicole Stanton ’15:

To top off an almost-absurdly good weekend of wes music, come get your soul all melty at art house.

9PM Overcoats will open. This electro-soul-folk project of JJ Mitchell & Hana Elion will make their campus debut this weekend. Listen to their one and only single here. Carefully crafted, yet effortlessly soulful harmony. Sooo warm.

10PM VIOLENT MAE is from our very own Harford, CT. They perform a sort of brooding indie-folk. Their music is gaining traction — They’re here as friends of Nick’s. Listen here

11PM Nick Hakim is something dream like & sultry. His EPs Where Will You Go Pts. I and II have fat, down tempo soul and atmospheric production, packed with longing, laments, and late nights. His voice is golden.listen…and listen some more

Date: Saturday, April 25th
Time: 9:30PM
Place: Art House

Alumni Career Panel


Talia Baurer ’15 writes in:

Are you thinking about potential future careers/school? Do you have a lot of questions about what happens after Wes? Do you enjoy FREE PIZZA? (last question obviously most important)

Join the lovely woodframe and Fauver CAs at an alumni panel where you can ask six Wesleyan alumni all of your questions! Our awesome panelists have already made the transition from Wesleyan into the real world, and most of them are interested in hiring Wes students after graduation! Come to learn, ask questions, and network!

1. Melissa McCaw – current Budget Director at the University of Hartford
2. Brian O’Donnell – Attorney
3. Kevin Egolf – Works for a sustainable farming company
4. Michael Andolina – Took 7 years off after college to do volunteer work, now getting his MBA from Yale
5. Win Whitcomb – Head of his own pharmaceutical company
6. TBA

Date: Thursday, April 23rd
Time: 6:00PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115


Before I Die Cube


From Laura McIntyre ’17:

BEFORE I DIE is a public art project that will be at Wes Monday, 4/20-Friday, 4/24.

It involves a vertical surface set up outside, some chalk, and whoever is willing to write their thoughts, fears and ambitions on the structure.

At WES, we’ll have a cube, set up outside Usdan. Come participate. Tell us what you want to do before you die. Engage with everyone on campus in a totally new way: in public space, in anonymity, in word.

Date: Monday 4/20 to Friday 4/24
Place: Outside Usdan



Catherine Chase ’15 writes in:

It’s WesFest, which means it’s time for the Homerathon!

Classical Studies majors and students come together for a reading of one of Homer’s epics. This year’s reading is the Iliad. After a day of reading the Iliad, all are welcome for a reception in Downey House.

This is going to be an EPIC day, but in order to make it as awesome as possible we need your help! Please click the link to sign up for a 15 minute slot of reading the Iliad out loud from a book! The reading will happen from 9:00am-8:00pm, so sign up any time in-between!

Don’t want to read? That’s fine! Please come and support your fellow students by donating your time and listening to The Iliad being read as it was meant to be- out loud!

Thursday, April 16th:

9:00-10:30 – Pi Cafe
10:30-12:00 – College Row, outside of North College
12:00-2:00 – On Andrus Field outside of Usdan
2:00-4:00 – On the steps outside of Olin Library
4:00-6:00 – On the platform on the Andrus Field side of Olin
6:00-End – Downey House