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Free Israeli Late Night

From Matthew Renetzky ’18:

10945858_10203584853957659_3146862625151879298_oCome relax and celebrate Israeli culture with FREE food, music, and more! Hosted by Wesleyan United With Israel.

Date: Wednesday, February 18th
Time: 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Place: 41 Wyllys
Cost: FREE
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“Painting for the People”—Lithography in France in the 19th Century

From CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Join the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Friends of the Davison Art Center for “Painting for the People,” a short course on French lithographs in the 19th century. Sessions will discuss early lithographs by Théodore Géricault and Eugene Delacroix; political satires and social caricatures by Honoré Daumier; and the exploration of color lithography by Impressionists and Post-Impressionists including Édouard Manet, Pierre Bonnard, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Taught by Curator Clare Rogan, the course will meet at the Davison Art Center to view selected artists’ prints in the collection.

Dates: Wednesday, October 15, 22, and 29, 2014 from 6pm to 7:30pm

To register, contact:

Amy Bello
(860) 685-3005
will[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Wednesday, October 15th – Wednesday, October 29th
Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Place: Davison Art Center
Cost: $70, To register, contact the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning

First Wesleyan Women in Film Meeting


Wesleyan Women in Film,
 writes in:

Given the fact that film has been a predominantly male-dominated industry, we feel that it is important to create a space on campus where self identified women with a passion for film can celebrate the achievement of female filmmakers. Just as important is the establishment of a supportive network consisting of female-identifying members of the Wesleyan community. We encourage students of all majors to join the group, since part of our mission is to spread the female film love to as many people as possible.

The meeting should be no more than an hour (there WILL be candy), but during that time we’ll be doing some brief introductions and figure out as a group what we’d like to accomplish for the semester. If you can’t make it to the meeting, but would still like to be involved, email Sofia Davila ’16 sdavila[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Danielle Pruitt ’15 dpruitt[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, October 15th
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Usdan 110

 

Shabbat in Da Sukkah

From Emma Golub ’16:

This Wednesday marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, where we hearken back to the good days when Moses and the Israelites were sleeping in lil huts under the stars that probably did not look like the one just outside Olin.

On a more serious note, from Shabbat leader Miriam Kudler-Flam! —

“Shabbat is coming! We’ll be gathering to sing/chant/make sounds
together in the sukkah (outside Olin) as the sun begins to set (5:30).
Come bring in the light of shabbat with wordless melodies and simple
Hebrew and English chanting. We’ll be focusing on only a few songs-
mostly Hebrew poetry and liturgy- and repeating them over and over and
over to squeeze out all the soul-sense we possibly can. Everyone is
invited! Especially people unfamiliar with prayer, Hebrew words, or
singing. Transliteration and translations will be available. Moadim
l’simcha and shabbat shalom/ Festival for joy and a peaceful day of
rest!”

Getting WesConnected: #CareerDrive

This series is not affiliated with WesConnect

Now that we’re a couple of weeks into school, you’ve probably already gotten your first big paper assignment, and are anxiously awaiting the all too soon arrival of your parents this weekend– now it’s time to start thinking about your plans for the summer. Or more importantly, if you’re a senior, your plans for the rest of your life. You can compare this to the yearly phenomenon of department stores selling Halloween decorations after Labor Day, or how Christmas season takes over right after Thanksgiving.  During a mandatory senior meeting a couple of weeks ago, we were encouraged to donate to the annual senior gift, since graduation is “right around the corner”.

To help us on this journey to employment, the career center has upgraded from MyCC to CareerDrive. In addition to MyCC’s history of taking advantage of student data, they actually went bankrupt right after Wesleyan decided to part ways (go figure). Not only does the new platform  provide us with features in several key areas where MyCC was severely lacking, but it’s release has also been paired with a series of workshops called Driver’s Ed. and a job search boot camp called Accelerate, both created to aid us on our #drive to success. [insert witty comment]. To understand CareerDrive better, I sat down with Rachel Munafo, the Assistant Director of Public Relations and Communications, who was able to help me discover some key features worth pointing out.

USLAC’s first meeting

From Sara Swaminathan ’17:

USLAC (united student/labor action coalition) is having our first meeting of the school year this Wednesday at 4:15 in the UOC. Come get involved in advocating for the workers on Wesleyan’s campus! We’ll explain who we are and how you can get involved. We’re already brimming with exciting ideas for this year, and are eager to hear yours.

Date: Friday, September 19th
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (in btwn Beta and Eclectic)

Kantar Retail Info Session

From the infamous Matt “Mr. Career Center” Donahue ’14:

Kantar Retail is a global insight and consultancy firm that delivers tangible and transformational growth solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers and retailers.

Join us for an info session and FREE desserts from Fusion Bakery!

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 7pm-8pm
Place: Usdan 108
Presenters: Chi Le ’13 and Matt Donahue ’14

Unofficial Orientation Series: How To Make Friends

This article was originally posted during last year’s orientation series.

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Now that you’ve settled into your rooms, orientation is over and classes are about to begin, I’d like to welcome you to what has been known for generations at Wesleyan as the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL… or to majority of America as Labor Day.

This list not only applies to those who are new on campus, but to anyone who is looking to make new friends. Though it might seem like there is a point where everyone has already found those on campus who they want to be friends with, I can assure you this point doesn’t exist. Let us begin shall we, in no particular order…

Unofficial Orientation Series: Getting There From Here

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 11.55.53 PMToday’s installment is a huge blob of updated information from an article I posted during last year’s Orientation Series detailing ways for you to travel home (or not), around the New England area, and most importantly how to get some delicious pancakes at 4 in the morning. If you have a car already, feel free to ignore this post entirely while the rest of us look upon you with envy. If you don’t, then you might want to take my advice and become friends with someone who does. Until then, you may want to read on.

As any current Wes student will tell you, one area in which Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown (not that you would ever want to of course). The closest train station is in Meriden, though your best bet for getting out of town is to go to Union Station in New Haven or Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (near Hartford). Getting there, though, is quite the challenge. At one point there was even a campus organization strictly dedicated to improving transportation. Lucky for you, we at Wesleying, and our friends at the Peer Advisor Blog, have attempted to compile a list of the car-less ways to get to Connecticut’s two main transportation hubs to make your lives easier.