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Fall 2017 Student Groups Fair

The WSA does this thing every year:

Come check out Wesleyan’s coolest and most engaging student groups and organizations! There will be free gifts, arts and crafts as well as great music as supplied by The Wesleyan Student Assembly!

Students who are interested in attaining a table for the fair are able to register through Orgsync. To access the registration form through Orgsync, please go to Please note that space is limited, so sign your student group up as soon as you can! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WSA Office at wsaoffice[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with “Student Groups Fair” included in your subject line.

The registration deadline is Tues, Sept. 12 so register asap!

Hope to see you there!

Date: Friday, September 15
Time: 2-5PM
Place: Huss Courtyard (outside Fayerweather/Usdan)

Wesleyan Comedy Combo Show

This is not a joke!

The comedy groups here on campus are gonna do a little show to introduce themselves to the freshman and to the world! Also, come find out about how you can get involved in the groups and in the Wesleyan comedy scene.

These are the groups that will be doing their thing!
-Queer Comedy Collective (comedy collective for queer identifying individuals)
-Desperate Measures (short-form improv)
-Gag Reflex (long-form improv)
-Lunchbox (sketch comedy)
New Teen Force (free-form improv)
-Hysterics (comedy collective for anyone who is not a cis man)

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 8-9PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Facebook event: Here!

Apply to be on the Committee for Investor Responsibility!

Joel Michaels ’18 writes in about a cool opportunity about responsible endowments:

Are you interested in corporate, social, environmental, or governance issues? The balance of moral values with fiscal stability? Apply to get experience and hands-on involvement as a student representative of the Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR).

The CIR is a student, faculty, staff, and alumni committee that has the power to engage in shareholder advocacy on behalf of the University. This includes activities such as proxy voting, advising the University on community investment, pushing for endowment transparency, and filing shareholder resolutions.

Some of the CIR’s recent work and charter can be viewed on our website at: Members’ duties include attending weekly meetings and independent responsibilities such as researching banks and institutions, gathering background information for shareholder resolutions, and drafting resolutions to bring to the Board of Trustees. Please visit the website and familiarize yourself with what we do before applying.

To apply, submit one to two paragraphs, explaining why you’d like to be on the Committee and what relevant skills you have, to jpmichaels[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Monday, September 18th. Top candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline: By Monday, September 18

Apply for a Writing Mentor

From Ford Fellow Emery Frick:

Writing can be scary, but let us help you start the new year out strong! Apply for a Writing Mentor! A Writing Mentor will meet with you privately each week to help you with writing in all of your classes. Mentors are trained to help you at all stages of the writing process, whether it be brainstorming, structure, grammar, style, or time management. By having a mentor, you will be able to continuously improve your writing throughout the semester. Start out strong and end even stronger!

We work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines, and all services are, of course, free.

Please apply here, by Monday, September 18th at 8:00 AM. We will notify new mentees by the 21st.

We look forward to working with you!

Deadline: By Monday, September 18 at 8AM

Trash Dance Screening

Gretchen LaMotte ’18 writes in:

Ever seen garbage trucks dance?

Come to a free screening of “Trash Dance” this Wednesday at 5pm and learn about the work of an artist at the forefront of using creative practice to increase civic engagement!

Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. In the documentary “Trash Dance,” Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle.

Allison will be there to answer questions after the film. And there will be FOOD!

Date: TODAY, September 13
Time: 5-7PM
Place: Usdan 108

Winter Dance Auditions!

From some cool folks from the Dance Department:

Come audition for the Winter Dance Concert! All pieces will be choreographed by junior and senior dance majors at Wesleyan. There will be two audition times: 5-6pm and 6:45-7:45pm, you only need to attend one slot. All experience levels are welcome!

Date: TODAY, September 13
Time: 5-6PM; 6:45-7:45PM
Place: Schonberg Dance Studio

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk “Sasha Rudensky—Acts and Illusions”

From the CFA:

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. The exhibition “Sasha Rudensky—Acts and Illusions” highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East. There will be a Gallery Talk by Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky at 5:30pm.

Date: TODAY, September 13
Time: 5PM
Place: Davison Art Center

Check Your Meal Plan Progress with the Points Calculator!

Now that we’re nearing the end of drop/add, you’ve probably had enough time to set up an eating routine, whether that’s anywhere from 0-2 Usdan meals a day or always getting takeout from Weswings or ordering all your food bulk and never leaving your house. And with co-op swipe day coming up soon I guess, it’s probably a good time to make sure you’re on track with your meal plan.

Wesleying’s Points Calculator is here to help! Just click on the meal plan you have, enter how many meals and/or points you have left, and it should tell you if you’re using more or less than a projected weekly value. Breaks aren’t counted by the bot, so you’ll have to budget for Fall break. You can check how many meals and points you have left here.

As always, if this points calc isn’t working, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org to let us know. Happy eating!

Audition for Wesleying!

Join Wesleying, Wesleyan’s least absorbent campus publication!

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Wesleying has been going strong for more than a decade. We were founded in 2006 by Holly and ishuku just as the internet was becoming more of a thing, and they wanted to tell everyone where the parties were, and ask the hard, irreverent questions that no one too close to the administration wanted to ask.

The blog has taken on a lot of different forms and styles since it was created in 2006, and that’s what keeps it interesting for me. Wesleying is a platform for literally anything that you want to write about, with one guiding principle: Wesleyan.

We’ve also been financially and ideologically and just generally independent from the institution since we were founded in 2006, and we’re planning on keeping it that way. And in order to keep going strong, we need YOU.

If you’re a Wes student and can write sentences, we want you. If you feel like your voice isn’t heard on campus, we want to change that. This goes double if you’re queer, trans/nonbinary, a student of color, first gen, low income, or an international student. We want to put up with asshole commenters who will try to shut you down. If you have even a fraction of enough time to have opinions about what happens on our campus, or on the Internet, or in the even-vaguely-Wes-related rest of the world, share them with us and our readers.

Our next meeting is this Sunday from 2-3 PM in Boger Hall, room 112. Please come if you are interested in blogging about things and putting them on this website. If you want to join but can’t make it to this meeting, please (please!) email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Recruitment” and tell us about yourself and why you want to join Wesleying.

We will also be at the club fair this Friday from 2-5PM, so stop by our table and say hello! We’ll take down your email and send out more info about the meeting.

Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 2-3 PM
Place: The Artist Formerly Known As 41 Wyllys (Boger Hall), room 112
Why: Our Blog Could Be Your Life

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