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Eating Disorder Support Group

Anyone looking for a space space to work towards recovery is welcome!

Date: Thursdays
Time: 7:30-8:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 111

If you have questions, please contact Leada Fuller: lfullermaras(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Writing At Wesleyan Presents: Alison Bechdel

In just half an hour, hear author Alison Bechdel in a Q&A session (Albritton 311, 4:15pm) and see her read tonight (Russell House, 8pm)! At least four courses have assigned her striking graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, so chances are yr friends are going anyway–mosey along!

Alison Bechdel began keeping a journal at the age of ten, and has been assiduously archiving her own life and times with words and pictures ever since. For twenty-five years she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a generational chronicle considered “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period.” (Ms.)

She is also the author of the best-selling Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which won an Eisner Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Time Magazine named Fun Home the number one Best Book of 2006, calling the memoir about her father, “A masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other.”

Brighter Dawns’ First-ever Benefit Dinner!

This in from Brighter Dawns:

Are you looking for a nice, cozy and warm place to relax, enjoy a hot delicious meal, listen to some live music performed by Wesleyan students, and connect with your parents post-snowpocalypse? Or perhaps you would just like to eat for a good cause? Either way, be sure to join Brighter Dawns at our first ever benefit dinner! The Benefit Dinner will be hosted by the Mattabesett Canoe Club, November 5th from 12-9PM and we would love to see you there! Present this ad with your bill and 10% of your check will go directly to our mission to improve the health conditions in the slums of Bangladesh!

DAt: STRDY, Nvmbr 5
Tyme: 12 – 9 in the p.m.
Puh-lace: Mattabesett Canoe Club: 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT

Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner

Shout-out from Jessica Samuels ’13:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of this month, we would like to invite you to the Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner! We will have a dynamic speaker come and share their connection to Breast Cancer, as well as, prevention tips. We will also be selling Breast Cancer Pins,in which the proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society. Please come out and support!  Formal or Professional attire is recommended.
RSVP is required for attendance. To RSVP, please email wesleyanbca2011(at)gmail(dot)com
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 7 – 9 in the p.m.
Location: Russell Haus

Cookie Cup Competition 2011—Winners

From Asha Bhalobasha ’14:

I’m sure you guys all remember the Cookie Cup Competition, which took place last Thursday at Usdan Café. The event was a success and raised $380—all because of your wonderful cookie cravings!  The proceeds will go to Brighter Dawns, an organization dedicated to combatting health disparities in the impoverished country of Bangladesh.

Here are the winners of the competition:




Best Cookie – Science Hall, with their awesome Samoasauruses!


Most Delicious and Most Creative – Nicolson 5 with their fantabulous Inception cookies!

Video Editors Wanted: Create a Short Film, Win a Prize!

Batch-capture-in-and-out-FinalCutPro-you-kray-kray…Kim Muellers ’12 writes in:

Looking for some film-making experience outside of class? Brighter Dawns, a Wesleyan-based non-profit that improves health conditions in impoverished communities in Bangladesh, is holding a film-editing competition to create a short video about the organization’s project this past summer. We are looking for a 2-3 minute documentary-style clip to be used on our website as a summary of the project.

The contest is open to all Wesleyan students regardless of film editing experience level – so if you are interested in participating, please email with the subject line “Video Competition” to receive the footage and specifications for the video. We will select a winner in mid-November, and the creator of the winning video will receive credit on our website and anywhere else the video is used as well as an additional $25-value prize.

Jock or hipster side?* Discuss.

Olin or Sci-Li? Where do you fit in at Wesleyan? Come talk about how we divide ourselves on campus and how this affects our Wesleyan experience.  Free dinner will be provided! This is the first of the Wesleyan Diversity Education Facilitators (WesDEF) social justice workshop series so be on the look out for more great dialogues.

* Main Dining Hall or Mink?

When: Tomorrow, Thursday October 13

Where: Woodhead Lounge (in Exley)

Hour: 6:30 in the p.m.

Vedic Astrology Club

Nemo Allen ’12 sees this coming:

Confused about your sign in light of last year’s astrological controversy? Would you like to know what professions would suit you, when and if it would be productive to study abroad, and what kind of partners you would do well to seek out—or stay away from? Are you Wesleyan?

Come to PAC 002 at 9:30pm this Thursday for the launch of Wesleyan’s Vedic Astrology Club! I will give a short presentation on the history of astrology—from Ancient India, Babylon, and Mesoamerica through to modern times—and cover the basics of horoscope reading.

And if you bring your exact time of birth, I might just do a reading afterwards.

The Horoscope of Condolezza Rice (C-C-CLICK)

When: Tomorrow, Thursday October 13

Time: 9:30 in the p.m.

Where: PAC 002

Cookie Cup Competition !

Kookie kray kray Asha Bhalobasha ’14 writes in:

Come down to Usdan café to indulge in delicious cookies baked by our Program Houses and Res halls this Thursday! For $3, you can sample a variety of cookies while supporting Brighter Dawns, an organization committed to improving health and living conditions for the impoverished slum-dwellers of Bangladesh. So kick back, eat yummy cookies, and vote for your favorite!

What went d(izz)own last year (KOOKIE-KLICK ME)

When: TOMORROW!  Thursday, Ocktober 13

Hours: 6 – 8 in the p.m.

Where: Oozdan kafe

Kost: $3