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Unofficial Orientation Series ’14: First-Year Classes

Good afternoon, froshlings. Or morning, or evening, or whenever it is that you’re reading this. By now you’re tenderly stroking the PDF-images of your plane tickets to Bradley Airport on your computer screen, brimming with excitement to head off to college to start the rest of your life. You’ve got loads of wonderful and exciting things very shortly ahead of you: orientation (which at Wesleyan happens to be awesome), meeting your wonderful classmates, and (safe, careful, responsible) partying. If you’re interested in a place like Wesleyan, it’s very likely that classes factor in at a high-priority level on your list of things to look forward to, and choosing your first year classes takes some thought.  In that regard, perhaps I, Real Student at Wesleyan University, can be of service.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Apply to Major in the College of Letters!

This just in from the College of Letters:

Are you a freshmen interested in applying to the College of Letters? Due to technical problems some students faced when submitting applications, the deadline for COL applications will be extended to Friday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m.

Interested students should visit here to find out how to apply. If you have any questions about the application process or about the major, email Eugenia Szady at eszady[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Informal interviews for candidates applying by Friday will be on Monday, March 31.

Do Radio Journalism with Argus News Radio

Aaron Veerasuntharam ’14 writes in with the following:

Think you have ‘All Things Considered’? Like ‘Talk of the Nation’? Eat your breakfast to ‘Morning Edition’?

ARGUS NEWS RADIO on WESU 88.1FM invites you to the world of radio journalism. We broadcast every 2 weeks, exposing news and features stories that affect the Wesleyan and Middletown communities.

Breaking news, fun features, in-depth investigation, interviews. Learn to report, produce, write, or edit for radio news.

Robert Siegel – that could be you. Kind of. Come to our info sesh and see what you can bring to ANR!

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 4:15-5:15 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys 113

Henna and Chaat @ Olin


Anika Amin ’14 writes in with the following:

Shakti, that sassy group of lovers of all things South Asian (but mainly Bollywood), is hosting the annual Henna and Chaat event in Olin to celebrate the Navratri Festival. Sponsored by the CFA, Henna and Chaat is an opportunity for people to come and enjoy some light snacks and get henna done. Join us!

Date: Thursday, Oct 10
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Place: Olin Library
Cost: Free
Link: Here

FREE Guided Relaxation Sessions

Weswell writes in with the following:

Feeling stressed? Drop in for a FREE guided relaxation session!

Guided Relaxation promotes stress reduction, the elimination of tension throughout the body, and a calm and peaceful state of mind.

We will use cue-controlled progressive relaxation and deep breathing techniques to release tension and guide participants into a relaxed state.

You can join this guided relaxation session for all or any portion of the hour. Please enter the room quietly as not to disturb anyone and bring a towel or yoga mat if you wish to lie down.

All sessions are in Usdan 110
•Wednesday 10/9 4-5pm
•Monday 10/28 12-1pm
•Monday 11/11 12-1pm
•Wednesday 11/20 4-5pm

Questions? Drop a line to weswell[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Oct 9
Time: 4-5 PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free!

Lust-Cats of the Gutters, Mannequin Pussy, and the Murdertones at Art House


Ethan Hill ’16 writes in with the following:


LUST-CATS OF THE GUTTERS are from Denver. They make toxic pop songs about escaping from monster dudes in cemeteries and why nothing cool happens on dates. They are on Burger Records. They will make you thrash.  They sound like this.

MANNEQUIN PUSSY are from Brooklyn. They make stoned-out fuzz punk that will make yours ears hurt so good. Their poppy melodies will be stuck in your head forever and ever and ever.  They sound like this.

THE MURDERTONES are Angus & Luke. You already like them.
They sound like the Beatles + teenage angst.

Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: Art House (230 Washington Street)
Cost: Free
Link: This!

Join 8-to-8

8-to-8 writes in with the following:8ball2

Interested in joining 8-to-8, Wesleyan’s non-directive, confidential, anonymous, peer-run, and all-around amazing listening service? Come to one of our information sessions!

We’ll be meeting in the Usdan multipurpose room (in the bottom of Usdan) on Thursday 10/3 at 12, Friday 10/4 at 12, and Sunday 10/6 at 4:45.

We’ll discuss our listening philosophy and mission statement as well as the interviewing/training process for interested applicants. If you can’t make the info sessions but are still interested in applying for the service, email us at eight2eight[at]gmail[dot]com.

Date: Oct 3, Oct 4, Oct 6
Time: 12:00PM, 12:00PM, and 4:45PM respectively (see above)
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room

Hunger and Homelessness Meeting

Francesca Moree ’14 writes in with the following.

The Hunger and Homelessness Program will have brief meeting this Thursday, October 3 at 5:30pm in the OCS Lounge (3rd floor Allbritton) to discuss our upcoming screening of A Place at the Table and other fun ideas that we have planned for this fall.

Depending on how my points balance looks and how generous I’m feeling, there may be snaxxx.

Peace, Love, and 80 Degrees!

Date: Thursday, Oct 3
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Place: OCS Lounge