Straight from Camille Casareno ’15:
Interested in reproductive justice issues? Do you believe bodily
autonomy is a human right? Wesleyan Clinic Escorts is having
info/training sessions for interested folks. We travel regularly to
one of the most protested clinics in Connecticut to provide a
confident and calming presence to the visitors and staff members of
the clinic. Here are the dates and locations of the info sessions:
Feb 9th, Monday, 4.15-5pm in Usdan 108
Feb 12th, Thursday, 12-12.45pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 114
Feb 16th, Sunday, 4-4.45pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 110
Newcomers only need to attend one session. Commitment is small (once
or twice a semester) but we make a big difference to the patients and
staff of a Bridgeport clinic. We welcome everyone!
From the always artsy Zach Scheinfeld ’16:
On Saturday from 1-5pm Art House will be
hosting a crafts fair! The event will feature work from over 30
student artists in mediums such as on-site portraits, jewelry, henna,
blown glass, drawings, paintings, face painting, woodblock prints,
etchings, hand crafted books, and much much more! There will also be
several sets of live music and plenty of yummy food.
Remember – sales do not necessarily have to be monetary. Artists will
set their own prices; whether their drawing sells for 10$, two
dinners, a print in return, or any other form of trade is up to them.
Please stop by with friends and a couple of bucks to support our
artists and Green St. Arts Center.
Date: Saturday, February 7th
Time: 1-4 PM
Place: Art House
Cost: Pay what you’d like at the door
Straight from Wes alum Hannah Plon ’14,
JDS Therapeutics is an innovative pharmaceutical and nutraceutical start-up that launched in November 2011 by two highly accomplished entrepreneurs. JDS Therapeutics develops and commercializes natural bioactive compounds for the treatment of human disease and improved quality of life. The company is on the smaller side with tremendous
aspirations. JDS will be looking to fill 2 different types of roles at both a full-time and internship level.
We are recruiting seniors for the entry-level Business Analyst and Scientific Affairs Analyst positions. We are looking for sophomores and juniors to fill our Summer Business Analyst and Scientific Affairs Summer Analyst internship roles. Job descriptions are currently live on the Career Center website for each of the positions.
Date: TODAY– Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Place: Career Center, 41 Wyllys
Coming at you from the super-fly Mika Reyes ’17:
Interested in dancing hip-hop and other related genres at Wesleyan? Wanna be fierce and strut your stuff?? Think about joining FUSION!!!
FUSION is a performance dance group, committed to embracing a widevariety of hip-hop based dancers. We are a “fusion” of dance genres such as popping and locking, voguing, street jazz, jazz funk, break dancing, waacking, and hip hop. Typically, we have two shows a semester with our rehearsals happening in the evenings usually twice a week, increasing as show dates near.
No need to bring or prepare anything!! Just come in comfortable attire
and enthusiasm to learn something new!! :)
Auditions are super fun and low-pressure, so please make sure to enjoy
yourselves–we want you to!
Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studios
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. Not only do we have the most watched baseball games in the NESCAC; last fall we hosted the ‘CAC’s first night football game and had over 5,000 students, alumni, and Middletown residents attend, shattering all previous attendance records.
Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit, or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!
At first glance, this post might seem like the most straightforward of the Unofficial Orientation Series. But scoff not, freshman or unadjusted upperclassman, packing for college is anything but a piece of cake. You’re placing some of your most prized and cherished possessions into flimsy boxes and suitcases, making difficult choices about what you’ll keep with you for the next nine months of your life– how could it not be stressful?!
By now your mom has probably found Wesleyan’s official packing list and, much to your chagrin, has begun scrounging around your garage for old milk crates and pillow shams. While mumsy dearest probably knows what you’ll need best, you might also benefit from a list compiled by a person who’s actually your age.
Of course, everyone needs the basics: toiletries, bedding, school supplies, and clothes, but at Wesleyan, as you’ll quickly learn, we tend to do almost everything a little bit differently.
Keyonne Session ’17 sends in this scoop:
The Class Council of 2017 invites all 2017ers to take a study break and enjoy some FREE ice cream sundaes. Swing by Allbritton 311 on Sunday, May 11th at 9 PM for good friends, good tunes, and the ice cream sundae of your life!
Don’t forget to BRING YOUR WES ID (the sundaes are free!) and sign the Class of 2017 banner outside of Olin while you’re chomping down on that ice cream.
This will be your ONLY CHANCE to sign the official Class of 2017 banner!
Date: Sunday, May 11th
Time: 9:00-10:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311 (Ice Cream)/ Olin Front Lawn (Banner)
Francesca Moree ’14 asks “Are you hungry?!”:
How many times have you heard the phrase, “I’m starving!” before going to eat dinner at Usdan? Is that what hunger really looks like? What about on a global scale?
Are you ready to find out?
Join us for a Hunger Banquet on April 23 at 5-6:30pm, sponsored by Oxfam America, and Haveli.
A Hunger Banquet is an interactive simulation of global inequality related to food, hunger, and income. Attendees will share a meal and participate in a discussion facilitated by Professor Sarah Mahurin.
Tickets are required for admittance and will be available for a minimum $2 donation at Usdan during lunch from April 16-23.
Will you be one of the lucky ones? Or will you leave hungry?
Date: April 23rd
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Place: Center for African American Studies Lounge
Cost: Minimum $2 donation for ticket
Aletta Brady ’15 wants your creative work!
Active Minds at Wesleyan is collecting stories, poems, artwork, and other artistic representations related to student experiences with mental health.
They could inspired by a personal experience or an experience with a family member or a friend. Submissions before April 27th will be collected in an anthology online. We will continue to accept submissions throughout the summer and will publish a hard copy of the full anthology in the fall.
Submit to: Aletta Brady (cbrady [at] wesleyan [dot] edu) titled “Anthology Submission.” Feel free to submit anonymously and change names as needed.