Pre-reg starts this Monday, and if you’re anything like me, you wouldn’t touch that shit with a ten-foot pole. For many Wesleyan students, myself not among them, course registration is a time of thoughtful reflection on academic challenges past and eager preparation for those still to come, none of which I will be performing ever again. As another spring semester draws to its bittersweet close, many of you have begun to think about the mark you want to leave on this university, setting goals I never achieved and making plans to earn a degree that will almost definitely not get me a job. There’s no telling what the future holds, but one thing’s for certain, and that’s my presence anywhere other than this campus.
The registrar recently announced the redesign of a course selection system I can say with utmost certainty I will never use again. It features a new planning page with separate categories for POI requests, courses ranked for scheduling, courses you’re somehow already registered in, and all the classes you would take if you had the guts to pursue your art instead of playing it safe with that Econ major. Students can rank courses in a single column rather than the utterly perplexing two-column setup which, let’s be honest, none of us knew how to use. POI courses no longer need to be ranked, a development that should come as a surprise to all the faculty advisors who never knew they did.
From the moist jacuzzi of Willie Zabar ’17:
The Wesleyan Comedy Committee presents esteemed comedian Dan Soder, who has been featured on on Conan, MTV’s Guy Code, and the Comedy Central Half hour. No ticket needed!
Date: Thursday 2/25
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: 200 Church
Savannah Whiting ’13 is here to save your post-grad future:
Attention, seniors! Unsure what to do next year? Looking for a job
with significant responsibilities and learning opportunities?
Interested in a career in teaching, writing, or the arts?
Look no further. Apply to be a 2015-2016 Ford Fellow or Kim-Frank
Fellow in the Writing Programs!
Rachel Kaly ’17 was born to improvise. This event? Improvised. Her homework? Off the cuff. Your impending post-grad existential crisis? She invented that shit in a blaze of spontaneous creativity. With comedy, anything is possible. Tonight Rachel will be performing well-rehearsed scripted scenes:
Lunchbox will be opening with some sketchez for some dope NYC-based improvisors. these improvisors are the REAL DEAL, funny funny people from UCB & ur television screens.
check ‘em out:
ONE OF THEM WAS Rachel‘S HEALTH/CPR TEACHER IN HIGH SCHOOL!!!!! (if u can guess which one she will give u CPR)
When: Tonight (Saturday) @ 8pm
Where: Dick’s Lounge
How: just open your heart & see where it leads. where you end up may surprise you :)
From Tess Altman ’17:
“Renditions of Form” will be held November 18th through November 25th in Zelnick Pavilion. We’ll be exhibiting art that explores the experience of inhabiting bodies and crossing thresholds.
There will be an opening reception this Thursday. Come for food, performances, and good vibes. Performances/readings/film screenings by:
Virgil Taylor, Julia Chanin, & Morgan Darkes Hill
Date: Thursday, 11/20
Time: 5 pm-6:30 pm
From Molly Rappaport ’15:
The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Student Group brings you 7X9: A demonstration to raise awareness around solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system.
Beginning at 4pm on Thursday to 3pm on Friday, individual students will rotate each spending an hour in a 7 by 9 foot tape-demarcated square in the center of Exley. The box measures 7X9 feet referencing the average size of a solitary confinement cell and the demonstration will last 23 hours in recognition of the 22-24 hours inmates in solitary confinement typically spend in their cells per day. The goal of the demonstration is to raise awareness regarding a practice commonly used in our criminal justice system that we believe is absolutely inhumane. Please take notice of the demonstration when passing through Exley–there will be flyers posted throughout the building that further describe the practice and its consequences.
Date: Thursday 11/20-Friday 11/21
Time: 4 pm-3pm the next day
Place: Exley Lobby
Rachel Kaly ’17 just ate a huge bucket of cheese by herself. Now she is feeling #stressed because dairy is known to #inducebloat. Does anyone have any GasX they could lend Rachel Kaly ’17??? Please advise:
Presented to you by the Wesleyan Comedy Committee: Chris Gethard is comin’ to do some dope stand-up at Wes on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AT 8PM IN THE WESTCO CAFE. Capacity is around 160 so we’re expectin’ a full house to be sure. We might even have some student openers so come support ur funny friends! THIS EVENT IS FREE Y’ALL
Regen Routman ’16 will be dressed as “Sexy” Regen Routman:
Halloween may technically be over, but we’re resurrecting it for one more night of sexy costumes, near-deadly candy consumption, and, of course, comedy.
Come get your tricks (and your treats) with Punchline!, Wesleyan’s premier stand-up comedy collective! We’ve got TWO NEW MEMBERS ready to make you faint with laughter (or terror).
SATURDAY // 8pm // NICS LOUNGE
Place: Nics Lounge
Genna DeGroot ’15 hates kids and art:
Like children’s books? Interested in learning how to make one? Well hot diggity are you in luck because Amy Bloom, Wesleyan’s author in residence, is teaching her amazing course on “Creating Children’s Books” in the spring. This is a really fun and challenging workshop class that allows students to develop their storytelling and illustration skills, culminating in the creation of their very own children’s book at the end of the semester.
Check the course description on wesmaps. We’re accepting (informal) applications for the class November 3rd—just send an email to amy(at)amybloom(dot)com and gdegroot(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to express your interest in the class and set up an interview. Interviews start November 10th!
I’ll be hosting an information session about the class at 5pm on November 4th in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center to answer any questions you guys might have about the class—come by!
Date: November 4
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Lair
From Molly Rappaport ’15 and Shannon Nelson ’14:
Interested in volunteering with Wesleyan’s college in prison program as a Tutor or Research Intern? The Center for Prison Education is currently accepting applications for Tutor and Research Intern positions during the spring semester!
Come to the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Student Group’s general interest meeting this Tuesday at 9:00 pm in the OCS lounge to learn about the program and discuss future prison activism/awareness projects.