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Terp Auditions

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From Stellar ‘she dances?’ Levy ’15:

Terpsichore is looking for people of all types, sizes, and experience levels to be part of an amazing community of dancers!

Terpsichore is an extremely unique and awesome student choreography showcase that occurs each semester. Any student can choose to choreograph a dance and would present a short phrase at the auditions. Anyone at the audition can try out for any and all pieces! In the past, dances have involved Dracula’s Wedding, Space Jam, ballet, modern, 80s workouts, and some great hip-hop.

If you are interested in being in Terp Core (the dancers who run the show and assist choreographers in their process), the audition will be immediately following the normal auditions.

If you can’t come to auditions and want to participate in Terp this semester, OR you want to choreograph, please contact nrthompson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or erein[at]wesleyan[dot]edu BY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON.

Because DANCING IS HOT.

Date: Sunday, Sept 21
Time: 6:15 pm
Place: Fayerweather

Annual Dance Showcase TONIGHT

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The Annual Dance Showcase involves all of the active dance groups on campus and gives new students a taste of each group’s style. Along with information about auditions and group meetings, the Showcase brings hip hop, contemporary, modern, ballet, step, breakdancing, African, dancehall, and much more onto one stage on one exciting night.

Performers include:
Precision Troupe and Ensemble
X-tacy
FUSION
WesMalai
WesBLAST (Ballroom Latin and Swing)

GoldLink at PsiU

10516722_10152462545999457_6583466706697754271_nFrom Ron Jacobs ’16:

DC native and 21-year-old rapper GoldLink will be performing at Psi U this Saturday! Proudly brought to you by Wesleyan DJs and Producers Club + Psi Upsilon.

The show features Wesleyan’s own:
Cornelius + and a DJ set by Indi
You must provide a Wes ID at the door. See you there!

Date: TONIGHT
Time: 10 p.m.
Place: Psi U
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Planet Hip Hop Festival

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A very cool event from the Center for the Arts:

Afternoon workshops and evening performances by international Muslim women in hip hop, including London’s spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist. Using hip hop as a platform to explore issues of social importance—faith, peace, unity, social justice—educate individuals, and inspire change, the evening concert will also feature the Nomadic Wax Collective, a live backing band that will include bass, drums, keys, guitar, and a DJ. This event is part of Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.

  • Three workshops (between 11am and 5pm): World Music Hall, located at 40 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut.
  • Concert(9pm): Fayerweather Beckham Hall, located at 55 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut. 

Preludes in Sculpture

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From Sean Winnik GRAD:

Since January of this year, Sean Winnik (’14) has been creating and recording The Preludes in Sculpture, a collection of sculptures with associated sound files chronicling their creation. They will be displayed in a gallery-style showing in Earth House on September 19th opening at noon. This is part of Sean’s goal of engaging the Wesleyan students in avant-garde performance and art outside of overly academic settings.

“I believe that there are creators of avant-garde art and people who wish to intake the avant-garde at Wesleyan, but a consistent venue where these two population can meet doesn’t really exist, or at least is hard to find. I want to change that.”

Sept 19 noon: Opening
Sept 19 7pm: Poetry
Kate Gibbel
Cherkira Lashley
Nick Martino
Jaime de Venecia

The Ankh Interest Meeting

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The Ankh is Wesleyan’s student of color publication. It is an attempt to challenge the institutional and societal norms that directly affect people of color on campus and America at large. The power of the Ankh comes from its contributors. It is here to celebrate a range of experiences, cultures, and perspectives.

Want to join the movement? Come to our general interest meeting! You can always contribute- even if you’ve never done anything like this before. There are many ways to contribute. We are always looking for more people with energy to give.

Date: TODAY
Time: 5 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 114

Wes-Gilead Alliance Info Session

gileadFrom Siri Carr ’15:

Interested in being a buddy to someone with a mental illness? Come find out about the Wesleyan-Gilead Alliance, a student run organization that pairs Wesleyan students with Middletown residents who have a mental illness and are receiving Gilead community services. We will have an info session this Thursday night in PAC 001 but if you can’t make the meeting and are still interested, email Siri Carr at scarr[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to get involved!

Date: TODAY
Time: 7 PM
Place: PAC 001

Red&Black Ops:WesWIG’s First Meeting

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Do you identify as female? Do you play video games? Want to meet other female-identifying gamers?

OR

If you don’t identify as female: Think Assassin’s Creed should have had that lady assassin? Tired of the bust, scantily-clad lady warrior stereotype?

Think video games in general lack gender diversity?

Come to Red&Black Ops: Wesleyan Women in Gaming’s first meeting this Thursday at 4:45PM in Usdan 108! This will be a general meeting to gauge further interest, to discuss goals and needs, and even reevaluate the name of this female-friendly gaming group that we’re trying to create. Come meet other similarly-minded video game connoisseurs and maybe even meet a new friend for your Halo 4
Legendary campaign run.

Date: TODAY
Time: 4:45 PM
Place: Usdan 108

People’s Climate March Poster Party

10576984_1467220210195624_5355885662211429767_nFrom Luisa Donovan ’18 and Julia Lejeune ’18:

Join WesDivest for a poster making session to get ready for the upcoming People’s Climate March! Anyone is welcome, even if you can’t make it to the actual march. Come one, come all with materials and great ideas!

Date: TODAY
Time: 9 pm
Place: UOC

Wesleying Team Tryouts

Interested in auditioning for Wesleying, Wesleyan’s “sassiest and most WordPress-savvy online singing group”? Scroll on, dear one. Our blog could be your life.

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Hey Readers,

Wesleying is looking for new staff members! We are an entirely student-run, student-funded, student-supported campus life blog. We’ve been kickin’, in some form, since our founding in 2006 by fairy godmothers Holly ’08 and Xue ’08 and have been growing every year since then. We’re looking for bloggers, journalists, writers, photographers, interviewers, social media types, homespun Wes historians, videographers, internet addicts, photoshop fiends, and web design wizards—whatever. Frosh especially welcome.

If you love Wesleying and want to help make it the weird, irreverent, and colorful media space it has become—or if you just like blogging in your underwear—please stop by. In the immortal words of The Great Sheek, “All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

Why you should join Wesleying:

  1. You write stuff and thousands (literally) of people read it.
  2. The opportunity to interview powerful people.
  3. Occasional offers of fancy press passes for cool conferences.
  4. You can shed light on campus issues that are close to home (or not).
  5. Know everything that’s happening on campus before anybody else.
  6. Access to the drama-filled amusement ride that is the Wesleying listserv.
  7. Wesleying alums have gone on to awesome publications (like Wired and Newsweek) and continue to shred it. If you’re interested in journalism at all, this is where it’s at.

We’ll be having a formal recruitment meeting on Sunday, September 21, at 1:00 pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 112. Can’t make the meeting? Send an email to staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with “Recruitment” in the subject line. Tell us a little about yourself, any blogging experience you have (it’s fine if you don’t), and why you want to join Wesleying. We’ll be in touch.

Here’s some more information from previous recruitment drives: