Author Archives: Laura Alyse

Faith Galore!

Here’s the latest faith-based things in the community:

Emily Hoffman ’10 informs us that the Wesleyan Havurah has a brand new blog where you can post and read all about upcoming events in and related to the Jewish community. Check it out to get the news on Jews.

The Bayit Wants You!
Looking for a big, beautiful house with an open, welcoming community dedicated to exploring and sharing Judaism and other cultures? Then the Bayit might be just the place for you! The deadline for applications is this Friday, February 27th, at at midnight.

Dining and Schmoozing
The Interfaith Justice League is extending an invitation to come to the Interfaith Potluck.
Come check out next year’s new Interfaith Program House and mingle with friends!
Bring ethnic meals, desserts, or drinks (or just yourself), and a plate/knife/fork/cup!

Date: Thursday, February 26th
Time: 6:00pm
Place: 230 Washington Street (soon to be Interfaith House!)

A reminder: if you’re thinking of applying to Interfaith House (or any other program house), the deadline is also this Friday, February 27th

Sexual Health Art Show Sign-Up

The Sexual Health Art Show is a new addition to this year’s Sexual Health Exposition happening in Exley Science Center on March 27th. Artwork can be of any form and material and will be displayed during the Expo.

The best piece will be chosen by students and the winner will receive $100 to Typhoon Restaurant! Sign-up is open to all students and is happening now through March 8th!

For more details about the Art Show click here and sign up today!

"In the Name of God ", Come See this Movie

The Islam in Conversation series run by the Muslim Student Association continues tomorrow with the screening of “Khuda Kay Liye (In the Name of God).” This Pakistani film weaves together events on three continents in order to explain the post-9/11 religious climate in Pakistan. It portrays the difficulties experienced by Pakistanis living in Europe and the US, while simultaneously probing the intra-Islamic tensions (“liberal” versus “fundamentalist”) within Pakistan’s Muslim community. This film was awarded the Silver Pyramid Award for Best Picture at the 31st Cairo International Film Festival. The screening will be followed by an opportunity to discuss the film with Noumaan Shamsi ’10 and other students from Wesleyan’s Pakistani community.

Date: Monday, Feb 23
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Queer Culture Show

Emily Evnen ’10 and Jega Gunasagaren ’11 are hosting a spectacular, fabulous, sparkling Queer Culture Show. If you’ve got something queer that you want to show the world, come to the auditions! This can include drag (obvi), spoken word, dance, bands. basically, baby, you could have whatever you like. All genders of the spectrum are wanted and no experience necessary–they can help you get an act together.

Audition Date: March 3rd
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm
Place: The basement of Fayerweather.

If you can’t make it to the auditions, but still want to perform send me or jega (eevene@wes or jgunasagaren@wes) an email. The show is April 3rd in the WestCo Cafe.

Audition for The Ways We Hold

Kallie Larkin ’09 is holding auditions for her senior project, The Ways We Hold. The play explores what are the poetics of war that have been employed the last 8 years and how have we incorporated them within our national and personal bodies? How do we live within a violent history? How can we create a space in which to mourn? To heal? Looking for movers, storytellers, angry citizens, clowns, and you!

Prepare to do a 15 minute slot and e-mail klarkin[at]wes with any other questions.

Date: Saturday, February 21
Time: 3-5pm
Place: Jones Room, Theatre Studios


Get in on the raw milk co-op. You can buy a quart, 1/2 gallon, or
gallon of delicious whole raw milk.
We buy our milk from
Deerfield Farm which is located just minutes away
in Durham:

Our upcoming buying period includes these dates:
Sunday February 22nd
Sunday March 1st
Sunday March 22nd
Sunday March 29th

To buy in for a quart $10 ($2.50 a week)
To buy in for a 1/2 gallon $14 ($3.50 a week)
To buy in for a gallon $24 ($6 a week)

Pick up is on Sundays at 69 Home Avenue.

If you are interested or if you have any questions please email Tressa

Class of 2009 Portraits for the Yearbook

Hey seniors! You know all those e-mails we got and signs across campus from the yearbook committee? They’re out to remind you that we have FREE senior portraits this Wednesday and Thursday in the Usdan Basement for the 2009 yearbook. It says “business attire a must”, but really it just means to wear a nice top since “only your shoulders and head will be showing“.But you have to sign up for a shoot, so make sure to visit the website.

Dates: Wednesday, February 18th and Thursday, February 19th
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Place: Usdan, room B25 (basement floor)

We want to ensure that the book truly encompasses the spirit of the class of ’09 and we are also collaborating with the senior class officers. If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook this year, please check our website, , for more information.

-Olla Podrida Yearbook Staff

Go See The Shy Courtier

Cloaks and daggers. Dukes and counts. Secret rendezvous in the garden by night. The Shy Courtier is a classic comedy of intrigue and romance by Tirso de Molina, one of the great writers of Spain’s Golden Age. It may be 400 years old, but its humor and social commentary are timeless.

Translated and directed by Ben Sachs-Hamilton ’09 as his senior thesis, and sponsored by Second Stage.

Dates and times:
Thursday 2/19 at 8:00
Friday 2/20 at 8:00
Saturday 2/21 at 2:00 and 8:00

Tickets will be available free of charge the day of the performance at the Campus Center Box Office, between 10:00 and 4:30.

Late Night Menu Changes it Up

For those of you frequent late-nighters, you probably already know that there’s been some changes to the menu this semester, with lower prices and more vegetarian options. For the rest of us, check out the new menu.

Hapa Perspectives

Shannon Sun-Higginson ’10 has created an awesome film featuring other Wesleyan students about being Hapa, or half-Asian. Check it out on and vote for it!