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Apply for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize

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“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For all you avid researchers:

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library are happy to announce the launch of an undergraduate research prize. The research project, widely conceived, can be from any undergraduate course taken in Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017 from currently enrolled Wesleyan students. Honors theses are not eligible.

Projects will be evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources as well as on the quality of writing and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that show evidence of learning about research techniques and the information-gathering process itself.

There will be two cash awards: a 1st-place prize worth $500 and a 2nd-place prize worth $250.

Instructors and librarians are encouraged to nominate students’ work; students may also self-nominate. Please send nominations to: libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

All materials must be submitted electronically, preferably as PDF files. Applications will include:

1)      Application form:
2)      Statement on the use of the Wesleyan libraries (maximum 600 words)
3)      Paper/Project
4)      Bibliography

The jury will be comprised of members of the Friends of Wesleyan Library board, Wesleyan librarians, and Wesleyan faculty from Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Awards will be announced in April 2017. For inquiries, contact the Friends of Wesleyan Library, at libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 10 at 5 PM

Check your meal plan progress with the Points Calculator!

spring 2017 points calc

Now that we’re 27 days into the spring semester, you’ve probably had enough time to set up an eating routine, whether that’s anywhere from 0-2 Usdan meals a day or always getting takeout from Weswings or ordering all your food bulk and never leaving your house. And with co-op swipe day coming up this Wednesday, it’s probably a good time to make sure you’re on track with your meal plan.

Wesleying’s Points Calculator is here to help! Just click on the meal plan you have, enter how many meals and/or points you have left, and it should tell you if you’re using more or less than a projected weekly value. (Spring break isn’t being counted, so if you’re going to be here, plan on leaving some extra points for those two weeks.) You can check how many meals and points you have left here.

As always, if this points calc isn’t working, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org to let us know. Happy eating!

Apply for a grant from the Green Fund

wesleyangreenfundFrom the Wesleyan Green Fund:

Do you have an idea for an environmentally-related project? The Green Fund wants to help you make it happen! Even if you’re unsure of if your proposal is “environmental,” please reach out to us–we’ve funded proposals ranging from the bike repair stand outside of Usdan, to zines, to bringing various speakers and workshops to campus. If you have a project you want to pursue, we have the funds for you!

Submit proposals here:

email ieck[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions

The Green Fund evaluates proposals as they come. Submissions are open all semester.

Silvernotes Auditions

silvernotesFor some reason no one ever checks the box on our submission form about putting your name in this little intro blurb, so here’s something from the Silvernotes:

Calling all music people, songwriters, performers, people who sing in the shower, people who sing in other places, fans of Coldplay, Simon & Garfunkel, and Don McLean (and more!): The Silvernotes, a Wesleyan acapella group, are auditioning for new members. We welcome people of all voice parts/class years/experience levels. Come prepared with a song and some interesting facts about yourself.

Audition Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, February 11, 1-3PM
  • Sunday, February 12, 2-4PM
  • Wednesday, February 15, 4-6PM

Place: Exley 139 (for all auditions)

Submit to Reverberations

reverberations logoThere’s a new campus art/lit mag and they want you to submit your work:

Submit to our new publication:!


Art isn’t just good or bad; it connects with us. We created Reverberations for young people to respond to art (in the most inclusive sense of the word). In this way, we begin to form our own identities and ideas. We hope to share work that engages with the big questions, that relates to the global and/or the individual, and, most of all, makes us feel deeply. There is nothing more exciting than the meaningful interaction between art and ourselves. –Linne and Sage

We’re looking for short (200-500 word) reviews that emotionally and intuitively engage with current art (movies, books, tv, dance, theater, etc, etc) as well as long-form or poetic/artistic responses to works from any cultural moment.
and like us on facebook:

When to Submit: “Now and Forever”

Male-Identified Survivors Lunch

male survivors lunchFrom Lex Spirtes ’17:

Interested in a support group? Share your ideas for creating more inclusive healing spaces for male-identified survivors over lunch!!

Rsvp by 12pm Thursday to Alysha Warren, awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu!

Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 12:15-1:15 PM

Tipbox: Donations in Memory of Claire Randall ’12 and Petunia’s new EP

Claire Randall Love is accepting donations in memory of Claire Randall ’12 to her memorial service and provides information about how to donate to organizations that support causes she believed in.

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This is a sort of two-part tipbox post. First, John Ryan ’14 of Petunia sent us this email a couple days ago:

My name is John Ryan (2014 graduate), I live in Philadelphia and my newest EP as Petunia has just come out:

I’m donating all the digital sales of the EP to and Everytown for Gun Safety. Just wanted to make wesleyan people aware in case they want to listen and/or donate.
Claire Randall ’12, an incredibly talented musician and music educator, was killed in a horrific act of gun violence this past December. Her family has set up Claire Randall Love to accept donations to the family for her upcoming memorial service this spring. You can donate here. On the website, there are also links to donate in her memory to three organizations she believed in: Sanctuary for Families, Camp Surefire, and Resonant Motion. More information here.
For those of you who want to listen, this is the new EP by Petunia:
If there’s ever anything else you want to let us know about, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org or submit an anonymous tip here.

Fossil Fuel Divest First Meeting of the Semester

snow joke (wesdivest event image)From the lovely Mira Klein ’17:

Come join Wesleyan Fossil Fuel Divest (soon to be renamed Students Against Fossil Fuels??? Who knows…help us decide) for our first meeting of the semester. This meeting is especially for ~new people~ because we are all old and want new friends! If you are interested in a) fossil fuel divestment, b) stopping pipeline infrastructure, c) not leaving our future in the hands of fascists, or d) love bothering Michael Roth…come hang out!

Check out these articles if you want to learn more about the cool stuff we have done in the past:

Date: Wednesday, February 8
Time: 9 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (190 High St.)

ACLU Bake Sale Fundraiser

ACLU_Logo_gif_copy.50214245Two program houses are coming together on Monday night to fight the good fight and get you some dessert:

Full House and International House will be making baked goods and selling them Monday night in Exley. All proceeds will go directly to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 7-10 PM
Place: the Exley lobby

8-to-8 Listening Service is here for you!

8 to 8 stickers round 2From the wonderful, wonderful people at 8-to-8:

Want to talk? We’re here to listen!

8-to-8 is Wesleyan’s student-run, confidential, non-directive listening service. We are fully staffed this semester and ready to listen to you.

We take calls from 7pm to 7am Sunday-Thursday and 7pm to 2am on Friday-Saturday, and chats from 7pm-2am every day of the week. We are here to be sounding boards and supportive listeners for anyone who wants to talk about anything. Our chat site is and our phone number is 860-685-7789. Call or chat to talk about anything at all.

Also, like us on Facebook HERE.

Date: every day!
Time: 7PM-7AM Sun-Thurs // 7PM-2AM Fri-Sat