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Submit photos and artwork for THIS IS WHY campaign


From Serena Berry ’15:

For Reunion and Commencement and part of senior week, there will be a display in Usdan to promote the “THIS IS WHY” campaign the supports financial aid and access to higher education.

We are looking for more “because” photos, like the ones here (feel free to be creative with it). If you are artistically inclined and would like to have your work in Usdan for R&C, we would love to include artwork related to the campaign. Send submissions to siberry(at)wesleyan(dot)edu before noon on Wednesday, May 21.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 21

Apply to be a WesBAM! Instructor


Renee Bootylicious and Done Dunn ’14  has an important announcement to make:

Interested in fitness? Want to help bring wellness to the Wesleyan Community? Looking for a way to procrastinate, those of you with Saturday finals?

WesBAM! is now accepting applications for Fall 2014 Instructors, now through August 15th. If you are a certified instructor, or would consider getting certified over the summer, this is the perfect opportunity! The application and job description can be found by clicking here.

If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to current manager Renee Dunn ’14 at rdunn(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, next semester’s manager Katie McLaughlin ’15 at, or send a note to the general WesBAM! email at wesbodyandmind(at)gmail(dot)com.

Application Due Date: August 15

Free WesBAM! Classes for Finals Week

schedulewesbamSoon enough, Katie McLaughlin ’15 and Isabel Fine ’17 will be taking over WesBAM! Here is a message from them about free classes over the next few days:

Stressed for finals? Need to give your mind a rest and work out your body? Well then, check out the fantastic finals week classes through WesBAM!

Starting today, May 10, WesBAM! is offering a series of classes and workshops for FREE to help you get through the hectic finals times. Bring your friends, come de-stress and show your body some love! Also, we encourage you to check out our blog for tips on how to be kind to your body during long hours of studying and stress.

Date: May 10 – May 15, 2014
Check the sched!

Get Me Bodied: A Discussion on Body Image


A message from Shira Engel ’14:

Join Conor Hunt ’16, Abel A Sandoval ’15, and Shira Engel ’14 to talk about body image/perceptions at Wesleyan! We want to focus on body positivity while also creating a safe place for Wesleyan students to discuss their issues and concerns about the perpetuation of specific body ideals. We want to better understand implicit ways in which we talk about or perceive the differences of bodies on our own campus.

In addition, all participants have the option of joining WesBAM! yoga teacher Shira for FREE 45 minute yoga session after the facilitation!!!  This facilitation is brought to you by the Wesleyan Diversity Education Facilitators (WesDEF) and WesBAM! Wesleyan Body and Mind. Hope to see you all there!

Date: Today, May 3, 2014
Time: 3 PM – 5PM
Place: Usdan 108

Filipino Late Night Merienda Edition


Mikaela Reyes ’17 invites you:


A merienda in the Philippines is the food break we have between lunch and dinner. It’s supposed to be just a snack, but very often it just becomes a full-on meal hehe and now we wanna share it with you!

Adobo – chicken or tofu (veg)
Garlic rice (veg)
Fried egg
Tang ice candy
Mango juice

(Yes, we have a vegetarian adobo option this time YUMYUMYUM.)

Date: Tonight, April 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Cost: Depends on what you buy, CASH ONLY

Weekend Money//Rimless//Ari & Arian @ Earth House


From Thomas Van de Pas ’17:


WEEKEND MONEY 11:15-12:00. NYC/Philly MC Ne$$ + Brooklyn via Iraq producer Baghdaddy. Spaced out beats + indelible raps. They’re signed to Greedhead (word to Heems), and their latest album has an emoji in its title. Check it out here!

RIMLESS 10:35-11:00. A DJ set for the soul and body.

ARI & ARIAN 10:00-10:25. Hyperlyrical chillout hip-hop.

Date: TONIGHT April 26, 2014
10:00 PM
Place: Earth House

Stethoscope Press Book Release and Final Reading


Alec Harris ’14, worth all the Wescams in the world, invites you to a lovely literary experience:

Stethoscope Press will be holding a final book release this Friday at 7:30 PM at Russell House! Our five remaining writers will be reading from and giving away their finished work. Come to Russell House to hear:

  • Oliver “Big Bird” James ’14
  • Sean Winnik ’14
  • Hailey Snowden ’15
  • Ananya Menon ’15 and
  • Amy Mattox ’17

Come support these wonderful, insanely talented writers and get all of their books FOR FREE. They have worked the entire year to produce some beautiful books for everyone to read.


We hope to see you there.

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell House

First-ever Women of Wesleyan Poetry Slam


Kate Weiner ’15 announces an event that promises to be just wonderful:

This Friday, April 25th, WeSlam will be hosting the Women of Wesleyan Poetry Slam, Wesleyan’s FIRST-EVER slam for female-identifying poets. Our hope is to create a safe space for female voices on campus. Everyone of any gender is invited to come listen and support.

We will have the amazing slam poet Mary Anne Rojas as our feature and the incredible Cherkira Lashley ’15 as host.

SIGN UP by e-mailing weslam(dot)wesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com starting at 4 pm on Friday. The first ten poets to sign up will be guaranteed slots. The event will also begin with a non-competitive open mic.

It’s going to be powerful and we can’t wait to see you there!

Date: Friday, April 25
6:00 PM
World Music Hall

FLY TO GET HIGH: 4/20 Yoga Workshops w/ Shira & Leigh

shiraleighFrom yoga superstar Shira Engel ’14:

Come to both or one of the following workshops. (They’re both completely FREE! Yoga for all!)

Fly to Get High Mash-Up Class, 10am-11:30am
Leigh Stewart ’13 is returning to WesBAM! after six months of teaching yoga in Fiji. Together, Leigh and Shira will teach a class full of inversions, arm balances, playfulness, and musical fun!

Partner Yoga + Massage Workshop, 12-2pm
In this partner workshop, Leigh and Shira will lead a complete vinyasa flow…but in partners! Together, we will use the support of one another to fly and soar into asanas that are simply made easier with a little help from our friends. The workshop will close with luxurious Thai massage!

Date: Tomorrow, 4/20
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and 12 PM – 2 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Facebook: Here

Instructors’ Panel: Q&A on Fitness/Yoga Certification

yogaIsabel Fine ’17 invites you:

Interested in becoming a WesBAM! instructor? Or more broadly, thinking of pursuing a career in fitness/wellness/yoga instruction but not sure how to go about it? Join us for a panel in which we will answer all of your questions and share our experiences.

There will be refreshments!

We will close the panel with the presentation of our Yoga Playtime Book, and we invite you all to stay and play around a bit.

Date: Today, April 19, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
Cost: Freeee