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Repair Cafe

Get involved with the Middletown Community!

Bring your broken phones, busted lamps, ripped pants, dull knives, bicycles, jewelry,

phones, and small appliances to our repair cafe. Skilled volunteers will help fix and teach you how to fix your things—saving you money and keeping items working and out of incinerators and landfills. Tool use and help is free. Participants cover spare part costs or bring their own. Special thanks to Perk on Main for providing coffee and snacks! And to our many volunteer experts for giving their time to help with repairs.

Date: Sunday, September 23
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:Middletown Senior Center, 61 Durant Terrace

Meet Your Greens with Jane Harris

This event comes at you from the Middletown Gardening Club!

Join us in the rooftop garden of the Community Health Center for drinks and a conversation with gardening expert Jane Harris of the Middletown Garden Club. Beer and wine will be provided.

And for those of you not familiar with Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks, this monthly event provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues.

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Place: Community Health Center, 675 Main Street

Gordon Career Center Open House

The Gordon Career Center is having an open house!

Come meet our staff, including our peer career advisors, get more familiar with our office, and learn about all of our exciting

services and resources including Cardinal Internships, Summer Grants, WEShadow Externships, Handshake, and our new NYC Career Trek program coming this winter. Enjoy popcorn, apple cider, and cider donuts and enter into our raffle for a chance to win a Wesleyan swag basket.

Date: Friday, September 14th
Time: 1-3 PM
Place: Gordon Career Center
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LGBTQ Ice Cream Social

Check out this event submitted by Mina Khan ’20

What’s a better icebreaker than ice cream? Come to Open House and meet members of your community. Fun friends AND ice cream? Wow! Better come through!

Open House is our campus’s LGBTQ+ program house. We are committed to making our home a space for the whole community. Our house is Your house! Not despite, but Because of your differences!

Date: Friday, September 14th
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Open House

 

Apply for a Writing Mentor!

It’s only the second week of school, but work is definitely already picking up. The Shapiro Writing Center is putting a call out for potential writing mentees! 

Are you anxious about writing academic papers? Do you want to develop your writing skills over the course of the semester? Would you benefit from having a peer tutor dedicated to helping you with your assignments on a consistent basis? If so, apply for a Writing Mentor! Mentors are Wesleyan students majoring in a variety of disciplines who are specifically trained to help peers with their writing. If matched with a Mentor, you will meet with them once a week for 45-minutes and work on your assignments at any stage in the writing process. This service is completely free, and successfully matched mentees will be given 0.25 credits for working with a Writing Mentor.

Please apply through this form, by Friday, September 14 at 9:00 AM. You will be notified directly about your mentee status through email.

We look forward to working with you!

Date: Friday, September 14th
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Boger 114
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Unofficial Orientation 2018: Greek Life

“I mean, I studied abroad in Athens. Is that what you mean by Greek Life?”

frats

This is sdz‘s update of wilk‘s update from 2016 as part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out our welcome post here and past years’ series here.

So this article is gonna be interesting. It includes an aggregation of updates from both 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Both years included some pretty pivotal Greek Life related things that you probably wanna know about. Some of you may be surprised that we even have Greek life (apparently other lib arts schools don’t?). Others might have already delved into our storied Greek Life related past. Are we about to tell you that Wes Greek Life is back to its prime? No. But there’s some new stuff here that you’re probably gonna wanna know, so it’s probably best that you hit the jump.

Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Athletics/Athlete Life

This is sdz‘s update of wilk‘s short update of D‘s mostly repost of previous athletics unofficial orientation series posts.

 

This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Some of you frosh probably don’t know that WesTech competes in the prestigious NESCAC—the most competitive D3 conference in the country. Despite the throngs of news outlets that flock to many of our sports games, you will never have to enter a lottery system or wait in a line overnight to obtain tickets. We also aren’t like these fans, and we never will be. That’s okay. Do not believe the naysayers who claim that Wesleyan students do not support or appreciate athletics. Little known fact, Wesleyan Football holds a lifetime win record against Michigan. (never mind that our first and only meet was in 1883). I have personally witnessed Wes students get so fired up after a basketball loss to Trinity that we started a “safety school” chant. Not our best moment but definitely an example of caring!

Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit (the freshman fifteen is real), or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!

THESISCRAZY 2018: The Celebration

And with the pops of hundreds of champagne bottles, the Wesleyan University Class of 2018 is done with their theses.

Shortly after the champagne popping, the sound of the fight song rang through campus. Hours later, the Olin steps were still drenched with champagne, and smelled like the aftermath of a Fountain house party (but maybe a little more wholesome).

Congratulations to all of the senior thesis writers. What you’ve all accomplished is a feat, and has inspired so many of us to consider writing theses. To everyone that asked for a thesis crazy interview, thank you for letting us get a glimpse into your lives. We did 48 interviews this year, a new record. Our transcribing fingers are extremely tired.

**if you’ve been featured in thesiscrazy2018 and do not have a photo in your interview, please feel free to send one over and we’ll add it!**

Here are some photos from the steps c/o Jonas Powell ’18, the guy on campus with exceedingly wholesome enthusiasm for facial hair. Seniors, if you’re not still celebrating, send us the photos that you have and we’ll throw them in! Either message us on Facebook or email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org