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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

1375989_696207380408168_1079231003_nFrom Savannah Turner ’16:

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

ae27339816bf786f72ca0dd7f6aea17cFrom Camille Casareno ’15:

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:

Sexual Assault: Where do we stand? How do we move forward?

From Gabby Arias ’17:

Do you enjoy discussing social justice issues while eating free pizza?

Come to WesDEF’s first facilitation of the semester this Thursday at 6:30 in PAC 125, where we will be discussing sexual assault on college campuses. We’re going to break down our understandings of sexual assault to establish common language, read and discuss articles surrounding sexual assault, and talk about resources for survivors, supporters, and activists. Sexual assault is a community issue, and whether you’re already steeped in this area of social justice or new to the vocabulary, we would love for you to join us!

Date: TODAY
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: PAC 125

Rocky Horror Picture Show Auditions

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From Lucy Rubin ’17:

Join Absent Toast, Wesleyan’s Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast to perform the midnight cult classic right in front of the screen, with full audience partici… pation.

No monologues need to be memorized nor fishnets worn. Just show up as your own sexy self!

Date: TODAY
Time: 7-8:30
Place: PAC 002

Red Feather Studios: Information Session

microphoneFrom David Stouck ’15:

Do you sing? Are you in a band? Do you produce beats? Red Feather Studios is looking for students who want to get involved and contribute to the vibrant music community on our campus. Red Feather Studios is Wesleyan’s first student-run recording studio and we are holding an information session open to the public on Thursday, September 18 at 8:00-9:00pm in Usdan 110. Over the next several weeks, we will be holding auditions for back-up vocalists, in-house band members, songwriters, and potential audio engineers.

At the information session, we will be explaining the internal structure of the studio, how you can book a session with one of our audio engineers, and answer questions from those of you who want to get more involved. Feel free to contact RedFeatherSound[at]Gmail[dot]com if you have any questions.

Date: TODAY
Time: 8 PM
Place: Usdan 110

Board Games & Bubbles

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From Mads O’Brien ’16:

There’s no better way to unwind after class. Come play one of the MANY (seriously) board games at the Alpha Delt house–bring your friends and meet some new people! Drop in for a quick round of Apples to Apples, or annihilate the noobs in a game of Risk. Things getting too heated? We have tons of ~*bubble wands*~ to play with!

Date: Tues, Sept 16
Time: 4:30-6 pm
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (185 High St)