Category Archives: Campus Life

Reserve Your Spot Red Wolf’s Exclusive Valentine’s Day Event

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From sous chefs Abby Gruppuso ’16 and Wolfi Jorde ’16:

Don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Never fear! Red Wolf is here to help you find love. We will be serving a Valentine’s Day aphrodisiac buffet. What’s the catch? Well, each guest must bring a date from Tinder/Bumble/Friendsy or any dating app of your choice.

This is a Valentine’s Day celebration for the adventurous type, so get ready for a date you will never forget.  Plenty of Valentine’s Day surprises are coming your way. So get swiping!! Reserve one ticket, then send us the name of your date. The price for this specific event will be $25/person to cover the cost of ~red wine~.  Feel free to keep chivalry alive and pay for your date or have them pay for themselves. (Venmo @Abby-Gruppuso) Dress code is formal/date attire or sexy underwear. Whatever floats your boat.

Date: Sunday, February 14th
Time: 7pm
Place: 24 Fountain
Cost: $25
Reservations: HERE THEY ARE GOING QUICKLY

Rho Ep Information Session

rho epFrom Rho Ep:

Do you identify as female? Are you curious about Greek life? Do you want to meet other women at Wesleyan? Then you should consider rushing Rho Epsilon Pi, Wesleyan’s only sorority.

We’ll have two information sessions to let you know what we’re all about before the formal rush process begins. So come on by to 41 Wyllys, Room 112 to chat with us and determine whether you might be interested! All grade levels are welcome!

We’ll host info sessions on Tuesday, February 9th @ 8:15pm & Wednesday, February 10th @ 7:30pm. We will be covering the history of Rho Ep, the rush process, how we are trying to redefine sorority, and more! If you are at all interested in Rho Ep and what we do, this is the best way to find out.

If you can’t make it to either meeting or have questions about the sorority or rush process, please send a message to rhoeprush[at]gmail[dot]com.

Help us shape our sorority into an organization that our entire student body can take pride in at Wesleyan. Rho Epsilon Pi is open to any Wesleyan student who identifies as female.

Sessions: Tuesday, February 9th at 8:15PM and Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30PM
Place: 41 Wyllys room 112
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NFS’s Movie Screening: The Devil’s Miner

The_Devils_Miner_PosterFrom Angela Chung ’18 and Proud Sirichantaropart:

Directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani, The Devil’s Miner tells the story of 14-year-old Basillio who worships the devil for protection while working in a Bolivian silver mine to support his family.

Facebook event: facebook[.]com/events/434975780024563/

Our club site: wesnotforsale[.]weebly[.]com

Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Place: PAC 421

Minyanim Shabbat

shabbat thingTalia Kaplan ’18 writes in:

What’s more fun than Shabbat? Extra Shabbat! Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community for Minyanim Shabbat, a Shabbat full of options!

Promptly at 5:15, we will light candles in the Bayit. Then, people will have their choice of prayer services. Rebecca Sussman ’18 will be leading a traditional egalitarian service with beautiful melodies, group davening, and time for personal prayer. Ellie Donner-Klein will be leading a musical service with Steven Fields on guitar! They will be incorporating some of their favorite URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) camp tunes.

Before dinner, we will all join together for a brief d’var torah and a concluding song.

Date: Friday, February 5
Time: 5-7:30 PM
Place: the Bayit (157 Church Street)
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Summer Farming Opportunity

long lane at the farmer's marketAre you still figuring out your summer plans? Do you love vegetables and/or dirt and/or poultry? Have you always dreamt of having your own hands-on agricultural experience? Would you like to be more involved in the Middletown community?

Long Lane Farm is looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and hard working applicants for their summer farm positions! Summer farmers will get involved at the farm this semester to prepare. Here is a job description and application.

For funding purposes, applications are due as soon as possible, hopefully by this Friday, February 5! The application or other questions should be sent to weslonglanefarm[at]gmail[dot]com.

Light of the East—The Beauty of Movement in Silence

PSA from the College of East Asian Studies:

Prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee examine
the “beauty of movement in silence” through photography and video in
their first exhibition outside Korea. Both artists build on their long
careers in fashion and commercial work to create works that examine
the core principals hiding behind what we see, and provide an opening
to re-explore, in a contemporary light, the topic of whether the world
that we are living in is a dream.

Date: Wednesday, February 3rd – Sunday, May 22nd
Time: 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery

Tracy K. Smith Reads at the Chapel

tracy k smithSophia Franchi ‘GRAD writes in:

Award-winning poet and memoirist Tracy K. Smith will read from her work on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 8:00 P.M. in Wesleyan University’s Memorial Chapel, 221 High St, Middletown, CT.

Tracy K. Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light, which was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in nonfiction and was selected as a Notable Book by The New York Times and The Washington Post. She has also written three acclaimed books of poetry: Duende, The Body’s Question, and Life on Mars, which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. Her other honors include a Whiting Award, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award, the Robert Creeley Award, the James Laughlin Award, and the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is currently the director of Princeton University’s creative writing program.

At times political, whimsical, and always meditative, Smith’s poems speak to the role of art and to the conception of what it means to be American. “In Life on Mars, Smith shows herself to be a poet of extraordinary range and ambition,” says The New York Times Book Review. “. . . As all the best poetry does, Life on Mars first sends us out into the magnificent chill of the imagination and then returns us to ourselves, both changed and consoled.”

Booklist calls Ordinary Light “a gracefully nuanced yet strikingly candid memoir about family, faith, race, and literature” and praises Smith for her ability to “hold our intellectual and emotional attention ever so tightly as she charts her evolving thoughts on the divides between races, generations, economic classes, religion and science.’” BBC’s Between the Lines says, “Ordinary Light is a lament, an homage, a discovery, a blessing.”

Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/writingevents.

Date: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Word Game Night

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From the folks at Shapiro:

Classes are up and running again, and luckily so is Word Game Night at the Shapiro Center! Every Monday at 7:00 pm, take a study break and come over to for free snacks, excellent company, and the chance to take down all your friends in Scrabble, Taboo, or whatever you choose!

Date: Monday, February 1
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)