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Visual perception and cognition study

the brain!

From Rachel Santiago ’12:

Hey all! The Cognitive Development Lab is running a visual perception and cognition study and is need of participants!

Appointments are available this Friday (12/9), Monday (12/12), and Tuesday (12/13). If you’re interested in earning $5 for half an hour of your time (and you know you need an extra $5 for that finals week caffeine habit), contact Elizabeth Chase at erchase(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or 860-685-3588.

Date:   Dec. 9 – Dec. 13
Time:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Place:  Yellow Lab (2nd floor of Judd)
Pay:   $

Musicians Needed!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is scheduled to go up here at Wes next month, but the show can’t go on without a pit band!  If you play

  • oboe
  • flute
  • piano

please get in touch with Simon Edmonds-Langham ’14 (sedmondslang at wes) to schedule an audition within the next week!

Further information about the show:
Performances are Nov 17-19.
Rehearsals include tech week and 3 rehearsals (to be scheduled) between now and then.

Auditions for As You Like It [updated with location]

Second Stage Presents: As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, directed by Claire Whitehouse. Performances are November 10-12. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday from 7pm-10pm in the Jones Room in the theater studios. Callbacks will be at the same time on Wednesday.

BOTH THE AUDITION AND THE CALLBACK WILL BE COLD READINGS. No need to prepare anything, just show up at a quarter hour time (ie, 7, 7:15, 7:30, etc.) and you will be paired with a scene partner and given a side and some time to prepare.

For prospective singers/instrumentalists: The musicians in the play are also characters, so at the first audition, you will do a cold reading like everyone else but you will put on your audition sheet if you are interested in playing music and if so, with what. If you are called back, please prepare a short piece (<1min) in your respective instrument/voice. Musicians we are thinking of are singer, guitarist (if you sing and play guitar, even better, and please audition with a song where you do both), violin, and flute, but if you play any other tonal instrument that fits vaguely into the british folk music world, feel free to audition with that.

  • Date: Monday, Tuesday, 7 – 10 pm
  • Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
  • Place: Jones Room, theater studios

Mixolydian Auditions Thursday and Friday

So you’ve been bombarded by people asking you to audition for their a cappella groups. I’m here to ask you to audition for Wesleyan’s only student run chamber choir. If you sang classical, renaissance, gospel or world music in high school (or any other types of choral music that I missed) then this is the group for you!

Auditions will be held in the Chapel Basement:

tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 8 – 4:30-6, and
Friday Sept. 9 – 4-5.

Bring a short solo and some smiles and leave the rest to us.

Pianist and TA Needed For Opera and Oratorio

Wesleyan’s Opera and Oratorio class is looking for a piano accompaniest and TA for the upcoming semester. Duties are very simple, namely accompanying one night a week and leading a TA session one other day. Normaly Wesleying doesn’t post jobs, but this does pay well, or you can take it for credit, and Professor Gale (who is a wonderful professor) is in need of a pianist immediately.

You can read more about the class here on wesmaps. Having done this once myself, I can say it was a lot of fun and wish I could do it again, but senior obligations make that difficult, so if you are at all interested, please contact Professor Priscilla Gale at pgale (at) wesleyan (dot) edu

Notably Sharp Auditions



Wesleyan’s Newest and best dressed Co-ed a cappella group is having auditions this week. If you love to sing and want to hang out with some really cool cats, then we would love to have you.
All you need to do is show up and be ready to sing a short song for us.
Come on down to Butts Lounge on Tuesday, September 6, or Wednesday, September 7, before 6 and 8 pm. All voice parts and all years are welcome. If you have any questions, email Chris Delaney ’14 at cmdelaney(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
  • Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 and 7
  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • Place: Butts Lounge

More Auditions! This Time for Slender James @ Psi U

Hey you! Stop wasting your life on Wesleying (for the next five minutes) and take a moment to appreciate about how awesome it is that you’re here at Wes right now. Everything is perfect, except one thing is missing… you’re not in an a cappella group! Well, hot dog! Your chance to fill that devastating hole in your life is here at last! Come audition for Slender James, and prove that you are just the debonaire, handsome, smarmy, silver-tongued and honey-voiced young lad we’ve been waiting our whole lives to see stroll through our door.

To audition, please:
1. Prepare a solo; something contemporary. A verse and a chorus should be just fine, or about minute of music.
2. Bring a good joke.
3. Be a dude.

We’ve having TWO nights of auditions, in the Chapel Basement Psi U (signage will be present: you’ll figure it out).

Tues, Sept. 6, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Weds, Sept. 7, 8:30-10:30pm

If you have any questions, ask us on this page or shoot one of us a fb message. Spread the good word, and see you there!

Internet Update (2 pm Friday)

From the superwonderful HelpDesk people :

HelpDesk is seeing several issues from students trying to access the new wireless network. We are doing our best to resolve all of the issues, and we ask for your patience as we work through everything. If you need to come to the Helpdesk, expect a longer fix time than usual, and if you have a non-urgent issue we’d appreciate if you wait for a few days before bringing your computer in. We’re doing our best to get everyone on the internet as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience!

In the meantime, we strongly urge you to download and/or print the instructions available here. The new access setup requires very specific specifications for setting up your connection to “wesstudent” which can be found in the instructions.

PSA: AirWes Is No More. Keep Reading If You Want To Get on The Internet at Wes

you want to get online

Wireless access on campus has changed. AirWes is offline and there is no longer unencrypted wireless available. For your convenience, please take a moment to download or print the instructions you will need which can be found here.

HelpDesk staff will be available to assist you, but lines could become long.  Any preparation you can do in advance will help make the process smoother.

It is a good idea to download instructions before you get to campus, as you will not be able to access the instructions once you get to campus to set up your computer. Also, if you don’t follow the instructions, you may be prompted to (god forbid) type in your username and password every few weeks.

PC/Windows users are reminded to make sure your system is current with updates and patches to reduce downtime getting online. Antivirus is also (still) required on PC computers (instructions for installing ESET Antivirus are available on your portfolio under Tools & Links).

Helpdesk is located in Exley 116 (down the hall from Pi Cafe) and online here. Hours during orientation/move-in week are:
  • Thursday-Saturday 10-5;
  • Sunday 10-10

Slender James’ First Ever Solo Show!

It’s a Slim Jim Slam Jam! Come out to Exley and join Skinny Jimmy (Wesleyan’s most attractive all-male a capella group) as we make our second stop (in as many days!) on our Wesleyan University tour! Refreshments will be served–vocal refreshments! But actually, food provided–food for your ears! Let Thin Jimbo wow your face off–for less than an hour, because we are considerate of your time! We also do B’nai Mitzvah. So please come and show us some love, and we’ll show you why they call us Slender James.

  • Where: Exley Lobby (near Pi)
  • When: Tonight at 9