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Newly Crafted

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i googled “cozy winter crafting” and found this lovely craft blog and i am pleasantly surprised

From Jennifer Gagne ’19:

Come destress from the first week of winter session, your workouts at Freeman, or attempt to fill the void that is Winter@Wes with some coloring and chill. @ 202 Washington #free

Date: Friday, January 13
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Recess House (202 Wash)
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Food/Study/Exercise Hours for the Frozen Wesleyan Wasteland

This picture courtesy of Wesleying circa Jan. 2013, a good reminder that it’s always been cold as shit here.

This is the first time I’ve been at Wes for the majority of January, and I like it so far — campus is very quiet, the snow is nice to look at, and a squirrel just climbed its way frantically down my window. But I also haven’t gone outside yet, so this opinion will probably change very soon.

Whether you’re here for thesis work, winter session, winter sports, or just kickin’ it, campus will be nice and relatively unpopulated for the next couple of weeks. You can have Olin almost all to yourself! (Except avoid the fourth floor, maybe. According to kitabit’s a “frozen wasteland.”)

If you’re here, Usdan is your best on-campus dining option (Neon Deli is also open, as is Nardelli’s, and basically every other Middletown dining joint). Usdan’s open with limited service for lunch and dinner until regular hours resume on January 25th. If you purchased a meal plan for winter session, you can use your meals. Otherwise, you can use cash, Middletown cash, or credit card (your meal plan points from last semester don’t work until 1/25, unfortunately). Usdan resumes full dinner service on January 25th, which is also when Weshop, Red & Black, and Weswings all reopen. Full dining hours here:

Apply to Be the Communication and Outreach Intern for the Sustainability Office!

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From Ariel Garber ’17:

Are you interested in sustainability? Want to help lead change on campus? Want to learn more about web design and pick up some communication skills? Then consider applying to be the Communication and Outreach Intern starting in February 2017!

This awesome job will have you working on publicizing events & projects all throughout campus to promote sustainability! You will also be involved in strategic planning for the office and act as liaison between administration, faculty, staff and students. You’d be working within an established structure with as much support as needed! It’s a great opportunity to learn how to be an operator of change with an important issue! Apply through the Google Form below by Sunday, January 29!

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 29
~*~APPLY HERE~*~

Wesleyan Thinks BIG: Fall 2016

wtb-black-2016Catherine Wulff ’18 writes in:

Wesleyan Thinks BIG is a TED-talk style event where Wesleyan’s beloved professors and administrators are asked to speak for about 10 minutes on an experience, a personal passion, an existential question, etc. It’s a way to bring the community together outside of the classroom and think BIG!

Our speakers for Fall 2016:

  • Iris Bork-GoldField (GRST): “Thank you for Smoking. The Unintended Consequences of Lucky Strikes”
  • Danielle Vogel (ENGL): “Narrative & Nest”
  • Renee Thornton-Johnson (Dean C/O 2018): “How to Excel in College By Cultivating Membership in A Community of Practice”
  • Khalil Johnson (AFAM): “Settler Colonial Blues: Musings from the Margins of Black and Indigenous History

Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Apply to Work with a Thesis Mentor!

aww-kitten-on-a-computerFord Fellow Gabe Borelli writes in for all you senior thesis writers like me who are floundering about having to turn in 20 pages of something to my department next week:

Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by your senior thesis? You’ve been researching for months, collecting information, and structuring your thoughts, but soon you actually have to start writing the thesis. Really soon. As in this weekend. After brunch. But don’t panic! You still have plenty of time to write an honors-worthy manuscript, as long as you get started soon and stay organized. The other big favor you can do for yourself? Sign up for a thesis mentor.

Your thesis mentor will work with you throughout the spring semester, meeting with you regularly to discuss any and all aspects of your thesis. Your mentor can discuss ideas with you to help structure your argument, look over that one chapter that isn’t clicking, and even read through your whole thesis before you turn it in (something your advisor might not do!). It’s incredibly beneficial to partner with someone who can keep you on task and track the development of your thesis over time.

To apply for a thesis mentor, fill out the application form HERE by Monday, December 5th at 8:00 a.m. Please note that this is a popular program and while we do our best to help everyone, we might not have the resources available to pair every applicant with a mentor. Therefore, we suggest you both apply early and make a good case in your application for why you would like to work with a mentor!

If you have any questions about the thesis mentor program, please contact Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli at writingworks[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Monday, December 5 at 8 AM

Last Table Talk with Amy Bloom of the Semester!

amy-bloomFrom the Shapiro Writing Center:

Come to the Shapiro Center to celebrate writing in all shapes and forms. Drop by Table Talk to eat snacks, get feedback from Amy Bloom and praise, pity, and parse your writing and that of others. Bring a piece of writing, bring your brain, and bring your stomach. There will be snacks and cheese!

Date: Thursday, December 1
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

the world is horrible and wesleyan will scream

the primal scream now has an election day-after sibling.

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well. election day was yesterday. the tangerine mussolini will apparently be our president, and america will have a kkk-endorsed white nationalist and sexual assault perpetrator (among so many other horrible things) in the white house. i, for one, am disheartened by this news but not at all surprised.

while some primal screams may have already been organized, there’s definitely one happening tonight on foss, in the heart of campus.

the facebook event says that it lasts from 11PM tonight to 11PM tomorrow, so i’m assuming you can go to foss and scream whenever you want, but i think tonight will be the biggest opportunity for solidarity.

just remember that it doesn’t stop here. be there for your fellow students who are hurting. for everyone who’s queer, trans, a person of color, muslim, a sexual assault survivor, an immigrant, the children of immigrants, a person with a disability.

fight like hell.

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 11PM
Place: Foss Hill

Halloweekend Bingo 2k16

Keep your eyes out for a Sexy Michael Roth.

this was my bingo sheet from 2014. i found a "nudist on strike" and they had just taped a sign saying 'nudist on strike' to their clothes and i was sad for them

this was my bingo sheet from 2014. i found a “nudist on strike” and they had just taped a sign saying ‘nudist on strike’ to their clothes and i was sad for them

Two years ago, my hallmates and I were trying to figure out the best way to celebrate the 3-4 day affair that is Wesleyan’s Halloweekend. So we made a bingo sheet.

Since some things might be starting tonight (who knows), if you want something else to do as you move between costume parties and shows, want to document all the obscure costumes you see on your nights out, play Halloweekend Bingo!

There’s only one available sheet, but we figured that among any group of friends, you’re not all going to be in the same places or see the same costumes. Pick your own prize for whoever wins. (We suggest grilled cheese.)

This year’s sheet was updated by Liz Farrell ’17.

GO FORTH, PLAY BINGO. Be safe! If you’re trying to get blackout, do it on a bingo sheet instead.

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Annual Book Sale

friends of library book saleFrom the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

4000+ academic & popular books. Most priced $1-$5. Special books $10+. Cash and checks accepted. Bring your friends and family! (Remaining books will be sold for the bargain price of $7/box or .50 each on Sunday, October 30.)

We’re looking for 3-4 student volunteers to help set up Saturday from 8-10 a.m. You’d be first in line for the sale! We could also use volunteers throughout the day. Please contact us if you are available.

For more information or to volunteer, email libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 10 AM – 4 pM
Place: Lobby, Olin Memorial Library

Wesleyan Political Union Interest Meeting

political-union-debate-cartoonTess Vartanian ’20 writes in:

The Wesleyan Political Union is a new group on campus dedicated solely to political discourse. While Wesleyan is certainly a very politically active campus, we felt that a space for true bipartisan discourse was sorely lacking. We’re here to create a space for students to discuss ideas and philosophies through parliamentary style debate. If you’re interested, come to our interest meeting to learn more about what we do. Whether you are unsure where you stand politically, want to learn more about current events, or just want to hear an opposing opinion, this is the club for you!

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 8:30-9 PM
Place: Fisk 302