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Stethoscope Press deadline extended!

Sup, Jimmay

The lovely Leia Zidel ’12 is lenient, lets us in on an update:

If you did not get the chance to send your creative writing submission in to Stethoscope Press, you have another week!  The deadline is now SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th.  All submissions will be considered together and interviews may follow during the week after the deadline.

Stethoscope selects four writers and works with you one-on-one all year to publish a book by you. We will be learning about bookmaking, binding, layout, and other wonderful things together, as well as editing your book.  All genres accepted.  For more information, please view original post.

We look forward to your work.

Capoeira on Foss

Nemo Allen ’12 writes in:

What is capoeira? (CLICK!)

Holy shit, it’s the most amazing thing ever. More specifically, it’s a martial art form, originated in Africa, disguised by slaves as dance in colonial Brasil.

I’m looking to start a Wesleyan Group, so come through at 4 p.m., regardless of experience level.  Make sure to wear suitable clothing.  I’ll teach an introductory class, and then we’ll make a roda! (CLICK AGAIN!)

Party in Pink (Zumbathon®)

Zumba queen Hannah Monk ’12 wants to rally ya:

Join us for a fun packed, 1.5 hour Zumbathon® charity event on Friday, September 30th 2011 to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure!  Instructors Deb Cook, Anita Dempsey, Stephanie Bascetta and Special guest instructor JOSE NAVARRO will lead.

Fundraiser open to members and non-members!  100% of ticket sales and profits from Zumbawear® will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and its global nonprofit partners through the global Party in PinkTM movement to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs.

Student-Run Eating Disorder Support Group

From Zumba-queen Hannah Monk ’12

This support group is designed as a safe space for students with eating disorders/disordered eating and their friends and supporters. Our goal is to create a supportive environment for those struggling with these issues at Wesleyan, which can sometimes be an alienating and hostile environment. We welcome anyone to come and share, or listen. We are in no way affiliated with OBHS, and we promise a safe and confidential space to discuss issues.  If you have questions, or would like to come but can’t because the time is inconvenient, email Hannah at hmonk(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

*Note date/time/place change from the post on September 14*

Date: Sundays
Time:
7 – 8 in the p.m.
Place:
Usdan 110

FREE Zumba Fitness® Class — 4 p.m. today!

(Luls.)

REAL QUICK, cool cat Hannah Monk ’12 writes in:

Zumba Fitness® is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that includes 27 national and international rhythms. The music includes everything from Reggaeton to Salsa to the Top 20 hits you secretly dance to in your car.

Now is the time to stop hiding your dancing. The creator of Zumba®, Beto Perez, once said, “I don’t want people to feel the burn, I want people the feel the music”. Zumba® is a workout disguised as a dance party. It’s about having a good time while simultaneously burning calories (anywhere between 500-900 an hour!) and strengthening muscles.

My class accommodates all fitness levels and all dancing abilities. This is YOUR workout (or party if you choose to call it that).  *This is a weekly Wexercise class*

(There will be a lot of people, so you might want to come a few minutes early to fill out forms).

You’ve got nothing to lose, so come shake it with us!

For questions or more information, write Hannah at hmonk(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.  She’s awesome.

Time: 4 – 5 in the p.m.
Place: Fayerweather Theater Room (next to Usdan, the Beckham Hall building)
Facebook: Here

Want to work towards health issues in Bangladesh?

Matt Donahue ’14 hollers:

With so many great student groups at Wesleyan, I’m sure it will be hard to choose which ones you’d like to participate in, but if you are still looking for ways to become involved in the Wesleyan community, check out Brighter Dawns.  Brighter Dawns, an Illinois-registered nonprofit founded by Wesleyan University students last year, launched its first public health initiative in the slums of Khalishpur, Bangladesh, building 10 wells, 20 latrines and distributing 1000 health kits. Brighter Dawns aims to provide the slums of Bangladesh ease of access to liquid life — clean water — while empowering women and improving health conditions as part of a larger initiative. Come to out first informational meeting!  I hope to see you (and a friend, or two, or twelve) there as we embark on a new year with some new faces and fresh ideas (and yes, there will be food). Your help today will bring hope tomorrow.

Date: TODAY!  Wednesday, September 21

Time: 9 in the p.m.

Place: Woodhead Lounge (in the Science Library)

Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

[An Update! Click here.]

Kim Muellers ’12 writes in:

As some of you might know, Troy Davis has been on death row in Georgia for the past 20 years for the murder of a police officer, despite surmounting evidence suggesting his innocence. His sentence was based purely on eyewitness testimony, and during the course of his trial 7 out of 9 witnesses have recanted their accusations. Although Amnesty International and other human rights’ activists have repeatedly expressed their outrage at the Georgia Supreme Court’s decision to sentence Davis to the death penalty, disregarding this serious lack of evidence of his guilt.

After years of delaying Davis’ execution date, on one occasion only hours before the scheduled time of execution, the Georgia court has set his execution for tomorrow, Sept. 21 at 7pm EDT. Despite condemnations by Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Pope Benedict XVI and many others worldwide, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency to Davis, and unless District Attorney Larry Chisolm vacates the death warrant, a man who is quite possibly innocent will be executed tomorrow evening.

Amnesty International is currently urging the DA to withdraw the death warrant and support clemency for Davis through several actions. To join their efforts, I hope you will all take a few minutes to do at least one of the following:

Student-Run Eating Disorder Support Group

This support group is designed as a safe space for students with eating disorders/disordered eating and their friends and supporters. Our goal is to create a supportive environment for those struggling with these issues at Wesleyan, which can sometimes be an alienating and hostile environment. We welcome anyone to come and share, or listen. We are in no way affiliated with OBHS, and we promise a safe and confidential space to discuss issues.  If you have questions, or would like to come but can’t because the time is inconvenient, email Hannah Monk at hmonk@wesleyan.edu

Date: Wednesdays
Time:
8 – 9 in the p.m.
Place:
Fisk 114

Access to sanitation is a right.

Brighter Dawns is a non-profit organization committed to helping solve health issues in Ward 12, a slum in Khalishpur, Khulna, Bangladesh. Our goal is to make significant progress towards improving water and sanitary conditions in Ward 12, which will improve health and quality of life for its residents.  Brighter Dawns aims to prevent and treat existing health issues while improving overall living conditions in the slums of Bangladesh.

If you’re interested and can’t make it, e-mail brighterdawns(at)gmail(dot)com.

Date: MEETING TONIGHT!
Time: 9 in the p.m.
Place: Exley 137

Join the Classical Guitar Ensemble!

From Nat Leich ’12:

Do you need another class? Do you play guitar?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, you should strongly consider taking Wesleyan’s very own Classical Guitar Ensemble.   A million times cooler than it sounds, MUSC454 is taught by Cem Duruoz, a world class guitarist and brother of Jimi Hendrix*.  Check out his fresh style here.  This sextastic class will be scheduled to your needs (the time might change depending on everyone’s schedule) and is worth one whole entire credit.  So sign up already!  E-mail cduruoz@wesleyan.edu or feel free to ring him at (203) 543 – 8099 if you have any questions.  Good luck!

*Metaphorically speaking