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Apply for a Writing Mentor

From Ford Fellow Emery Frick:

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.

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

Please apply here, by Monday, February 5th at 9:00 AM. We will notify new mentees by the 7th.

We look forward to working with you!

Deadline: Monday, February 5 at 9AM

If You Want Your Event Posted to Wesleying, Read This!

A lot of this is recycled text (thx Maya) from recycled text from two years ago (thx Samira), but here are some tips and guidelines for submitting your events!

spring-2009-210HEY WESLEYAN!

Did you know that we post events? Wondering if you should submit your event? Well, you should! Wesleying gets anywhere from 1,000 to 7,000 views per day as of late. Submitting your event to be posted here is good for ~exposure~ and also a way to reach different audiences than those reached by Facebook’s weird algorithm that somehow never made “A WesAdmits Haunting – Back2(Pre-)Frosh ’17 Simulacrum Spook” appear in my newsfeed.

We love posting your events, but we get a lot of them. If you want your meeting/audition/application deadline/concert/thing posted to Wesleying on time, please use this form here. This time of the year is especially busy which makes our inbox quickly burst at the seams, so it helps if you submit your event at least 4 or 5 days in advance.

Much of this is elaborated from our event submissions policy, but here are some things you can do to make life easier:

Cozy Cocoa n Coloring

Happening tonight at Alpha Delt:

Drop/Add is stressful, so come take a break with the Alpha Delta Pham! We’ll have coloring book pages, but feel free to BYOB (bring your own BOOK)! Or just chat around our lovely *~lit~* fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa.

Date: TODAY, February 1
Time: 8-9PM
Place: Alpha Delt

Part of Us: A New Musical

From Second Stage:

Directed by Isaac Gotterer
Music & Lyrics by Cassie Willson and Isaac Gotterer
Book by Isaac Gotterer in collaboration with the cast

cum get ur tickets to this GAY new musical. u might laugh & cry, but u will definitely hear some good tunes :) !!! see u there ;)

Thursday, Feb 1 @ 8pm
Friday, Feb 2 @ 8pm
Saturday, Feb 3 @ 2pm AND 7pm

*** tickets will go live on Eventbrite the day of each performance at 12:15 HERE ***

adam — Amira Leila
anamika — Zurich Deleon
marcus — Jumoke McDuffie-Thurmond
mary — Halie Binstock

if you have any questions contact the SM team: Liz Mitts – emitts[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, Campbell Silverstein – csilverstein[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Neha Nascimento – nnascimento[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Thursday, February 2 through Saturday, February 3
Time: 8PM (Thursday and Friday); 7PM (Saturday)
Place: 92 Theater

Middletown Green Community Center Meeting

From Russell Library:

There will be a public meeting to discuss the future of the Middletown Green Community Center located on Green Street.

Date: TODAY, February 1
Time: 6:30-7:45PM
Place: Russell Library (123 Broad St.)

Here Are All the Student Forums Happening this Semester

Drop/add began last Thursday and it’s proven to be the shitshow it usually is. If you were one of the 100+ folks on one of Professor Anthony Hatch’s course wait lists, you might have to do some ~reshuffling~.

Student forums can be a great option to fill up your schedule, especially if you’re a second-semester senior and cringe at the idea of a final paper longer than 3 paragraphs. Student forums are half- and full-credit courses constructed and taught by Wesleyan students. You can take up to 2.0 credits worth of student forums and have the credits count toward graduation.

Most of the student forums aren’t listed on WesMaps, and it’s difficult to sift through Facebook events when their algorithm is designed to keep us in perpetual digital stasis, so here are all the student forums happening this semester:

Check Your Meal Plan Progress with the Points Calculator!

Now that we’re in the midst 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!

Wesleyan Sends out 279 Early Decision Acceptances to the Class of 2022

For the second time ever, Wesleyan received over 700 applications for Early Decision 1. This year, the Office of Admission reviewed 718 applications for ED1 and sent out 279 acceptance letters to high school seniors who can now rest assured: their senioritis will not be getting any better next semester.

According to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Meislahn, just over half of the Class of 2022 will be made up of students who are accepted through early decision rounds. This has been the case for some time, and is probably a reason why we have nice things and special traditions.

Procrastination Destination: Spotify Songs with Zero Listens

I just listened to a song by a man named Raymond Froggatt. He will probably be happy to see his name appear in a Google Alert after this post is published. His song, “Stay with Me” had 0 plays on Spotify before I listened to it.

The song can be described as Wiggles-rock meets Usdan Thanksgiving live music act. Here’s a sample of the lyrics:

“And I can see
A light through the dark
In your loving ways

No confusion in this rhyme
No confusion in our time
At least, well, not in mine”