Category Archives: Campus Life

Audition for The Laundry Room!

LaundryroomFrom Rachel Sobelsohn ’17:

Audition to be part of a staged reading of The Laundry Room, playwright Rachel Sobelsohn’s Senior Honors Playwriting Thesis, directed by Sam Morreale ’19!

The Laundry Room subverts the girl-meets-boy character convention to be a queer love story between two women with disabilities. This thesis aims to normalize disability onstage. It is a comedy, and the entire play takes place in a college laundry room.

To audition, we ask that you be a female-identifying actor. We are especially excited about working with actors who identify as having a disability, being that the goal is to normalize disability onstage. Disability can include, but is not limited to, mental illness, physical impairments, and even dietary restrictions like food allergies or celiac disease.

We are also looking for actors of color because disability is conventionally figured as white, and we wish to push against this stereotype through visible representation onstage. Even if you don’t identify as having a disability (or you do, and identify as white), we would still love to see you at auditions! We want to further a conversation about disability, and if you’re excited about that, then we’re excited about you!

The two-character play will only run about an hour. We will rehearse for two to three hours for the first two weeks, and four to five hours the second two weeks. We will present the staged reading on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at 8pm!

No need to prepare anything as we will provide sides to read. We welcome both new and experienced actors.

Please sign up to audition here. Walk ins are more than welcome! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sam (smorreale[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Rachel (rsobelsohn[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, March 29-30th
Time: 4:30-6:30 and 5:30-7:30pm respectively
Place: Theater Studios, East Room
Signup: Here

In Depth: Synapse

A poster advertising the first Synapse meeting.

A poster advertising the first Synapse meeting.

Hello! Welcome to another installation of Wesleying’s In Depth series, where we go in depth (get it?) about some of the many, many student groups on this campus. For this installation we interviewed Paige Hutton ‘18 about the new group she helped to establish, Synapse. Paige is an advocate for greater mental health awareness, and hopes that the creation of this group will provide another space for those dealing with or concerned about mental health to gather and express their concerns and needs. Please read after the jump to learn more about the group:

Seniors – Apply to be the Ford Fellow!

sdadadasFrom Gabriel Borelli ’16:

Hey, seniors! Has the job panic set in yet? There’s an excellent opportunity right here at Wesleyan for any graduate interested in writing and invested in writers.

Do you have excellent editing and interpersonal skills? Are you interested in the fields of teaching or publishing/editing? Would you like to begin your post-graduate career with a prestigious fellowship? If so, apply to be a Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs for the 2017-2018 academic year!

In an administrative role, the Ford Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Workshop and supporting the First Year Seminar program. The Fellow’s teaching responsibilities include helping to train the university’s student writing tutors, designing and leading the seminar for veteran tutors, developing workshops and tutoring services for first-year students and other campus communities, and serving as the university’s senior writing tutor. The Ford Fellow will be instrumental in designing and updating the web page of writing resources for the entire Wesleyan community.

The Fellowship also includes a generous stipend, and the Fellow has graduate student status and is eligible to take two courses.

Please email the following application materials to Professor Meg Weisberg, Interim Director of Academic Writing (mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

  • A letter of interest explaining your academic experience and future plans
  • A transcript
  • A resume
  • Two academic papers, preferably with grades and the instructors’ comments
  • The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

Applications are due MARCH 13, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. and interviews scheduled thereafter.

Deadline: Monday, March 13th at 4:30pm

More information here.

“Keep Bleeding, Love”: WSA’s Initiative for Low-Cost Menstrual Products

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In an effort to make menstruation products more accessible on campus, the WSA announced on February 10th, that in partnership with Davison Health Centerlow-cost pads and tampons will be available at the Health Center.

Here are some details from the email:

The Health Center has purchased bulk supplies of Naturelle regular absorbency tampons and Maxithins individually wrapped sanitary pads. Supplies will be available 6 days a week when the Health Center is open. The cost is $2.00 for 15 tampons and $2.00 for 10 maxi-pads, and students can pay by cash or charge to their student account.”

Mesa de Español

for mesa de españolCome practice your Spanish!!!

MESA DE ESPAÑOL PARA TODA LA COMUNIDAD DE WESLEYAN
Come and practice!
M-F 12-1
USDAN 2nd floor — Mink Dining hall (the quiet side)–the last table on right (against the far wall by the
window)
Look for the sign on the wall.

Date: every weekday
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: a table on the Quiet Side, near the back
Cost: one meal swipe

Polyamorous Social

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Polyamorous? Interested in exploring an open relationship? Want to meet new friends and learn more about ethical non-monogamy?
Please join us for the Polyamorous Social, a social event for folks interested in polyamory and non-monogamy. This is an opportunity to learn more about these relationship styles, get advice and support, and make new friends and connections! Snacks will be provided.

Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Albritton 311

Long Lane Farm as a Community Space

A message from the Long Lane Farm Collective:

Spring seems to have come early and it’s lovely to spend time outside. Long Lane is a community farm and we want our space to be enjoyed!

We do, however, ask that anyone wishing to use the farm check in with the collective before doing so, because we want to ensure our plants, animals, and visitors are safe and sound. This goes for student groups, but also individuals, any time of day, whether you want to use our space for a social gathering, a project, or just to borrow our equipment. You can get in touch with any member of the collective, or email the farm email (weslonglanefarm[at]gmail[dot]com) with what you’re planning and any ways we can help. We’ll discuss your plans and let you know what we decide and what, if anything, you should know to make sure the farm is well taken care of.

As always, if you want to get involved with the farm, we’d love to see you at a community workday, every Saturday at the farm (the corner of Wadsworth and Long Lane) from 10-2; a weekly meeting every Sunday at 5pm in Boger Hall 110; or you can email us to be added to the listserv! All levels of experience are welcome!

Reading by Author Pankaj Mishra

1212CvrStry-PankajMishraQuinn Frenzel ’16 writes in:

The Wesleyan University Writing Programs is hosting a reading by Jacob Julien visiting writer Pankaj Mishra. Pankaj Mishra is the author of a novel, The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Time’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and several works of nonfiction. He is a regular contributor to Bloomberg View, The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The New Yorker. In 2014, he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in Nonfiction. His most recent books include From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia and Age of Anger: A History of The Present.

Date: Wednesday, March 1st
Time: 8-10pm
Place: Russell House

Urban Bush Women -“Walking with ‘Trane”

trane_eventFrom the CFA:

Urban Bush Women returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of “Walking with ‘Trane” (2015), an ethereal investigation conjuring the essence of John Coltrane. Inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of the famed jazz saxophonist, the work is choreographed by founder and Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Associate Artistic Director Samantha Speis, and Dramaturg Talvin Wilks in collaboration with the company, and set to live music by composers George Caldwell and Philip White, inspired by Mr. Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and other works.

There will be a pre-performance discussion at 7:15pm facilitated by Wesleyan DanceLink Fellowship recipient Luisa Donovan ’18.

Date: Friday, March 3rd
Time: 8pm
Place: CFA Theater

College of Letters Open House

College of Letters lecture, Nov. 15, 2012.

Emily Furnival ’18 writes in: 

Have you ever wondered whether the College of Letters just studies the alphabet for three years? Never heard of the College of Letters? Like reading, writing, OR talking? Come to the COL Open House to get answers to all (we do mean all) of your questions! Talk to students and faculty to understand what the major is and whether it’s right for you.

The College of Letters is the interdisciplinary study of European Literature, History, Philosophy & Foreign Language. Through this program you will study with a small cohort of peers and two professors each semester. It’s a three year major and applications are due March 27th, so come by with questions!

Date: Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28th
Time: 4:30pm
Where: College of Letters Library (41 Wyllys, 3rd Floor)