Category Archives: Campus Life

Planet Hip Hop Festival

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A very cool event from the Center for the Arts:

Afternoon workshops and evening performances by international Muslim women in hip hop, including London’s spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist. Using hip hop as a platform to explore issues of social importance—faith, peace, unity, social justice—educate individuals, and inspire change, the evening concert will also feature the Nomadic Wax Collective, a live backing band that will include bass, drums, keys, guitar, and a DJ. This event is part of Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.

  • Three workshops (between 11am and 5pm): World Music Hall, located at 40 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut.
  • Concert(9pm): Fayerweather Beckham Hall, located at 55 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut. 

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

8-to-8 FINAL Information Session

Last chance to join 8-to-8!

It’s your last chance to join the 8-to-8 Listening Service, Wesleyan’s non-directive, confidential, anonymous, peer-run, and all-around amazing listening service! Come to our information session THIS THURSDAY (9/18) in Room 115 in 41 Wyllys at 5pm. The session should be around 20 minutes so please come if you’re interested in joining us! 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 session but are still interested in applying for the service, email us at eight2eight[at]gmail[dot]com.

Time: TODAY! 5-5:30pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 115

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

Red&Black Ops:WesWIG’s First Meeting

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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

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:

Join Homebrewer’s Alliance

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From the delectable Dan Hurlburt’s ’15 delicious mouth:
Description: Like beer? Interested in learning how to make beer in many styles from across the world? Come to the Wesleyan Homebrewer’s Alliance informational meeting tomorrow at 8 pm. All are welcome (you don’t have to be 21 to join the club). Anyone with brewing experience or upperclassmen that might be willing to have their own brewhouse should show up a few minutes early or email Dan (dhurlbert@wes) if you can’t make it.
What: Homebrewer’s Alliance Informational Meeting
Time: 8pm, Wednesday
Where: 57 Fountain

Kantar Retail Info Session

From the infamous Matt “Mr. Career Center” Donahue ’14:

Kantar Retail is a global insight and consultancy firm that delivers tangible and transformational growth solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers and retailers.

Join us for an info session and FREE desserts from Fusion Bakery!

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 7pm-8pm
Place: Usdan 108
Presenters: Chi Le ’13 and Matt Donahue ’14

Amy Bloom Reads at Russell House

AmyBloom_0209This Wednesday, celebrated author and Wesleyan Professor Amy Bloom will read at Russell House. I personally think this is a Really Big Deal and everyone on campus should consider going. Rachel Warner ’14 has the nitty gritty for you:

Celebrated author, Amy Bloom, will read from her new work on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Sex the Sex with WeSex

Willa Sexman ’15 sent you a sext:

Sex things are great! Ten thousand emails a week are overwhelming! Let’s do more sex things with fewer emails!

Message wbeckman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to be added to the WeSex listserv and get a weekly email on all sex (and health and queer) things at Wesleyan. Updates from ASHA, the PHAs, the SART Intern, We Speak We Stand, SFCC, Take Back The Night, the Clinic Escorts, Unlocked, and QueerWes will be combined and sent out in one (really just one I promise!) message letting you know all of the things going on during the week, how to get involved, and where to get free condoms and sex toys.

Involved in a sex-related group that isn’t part of WeSex? Email wbeckman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu about your group to get on the list!