Category Archives: Events

S’mores @ The Bayit!

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From Emma Golub ’16: 

Kick back with us as we take a breather from orientation weekend, roast some s’morez, sing some campfire songs, reunite with friends, meet new people, and have a great time! Anyone and everyone welcome.

We’ll be in the Bayit backyard (next to WesWings)! In event of rain, we’ll be indoorz. See you then!!

Date: Monday, September 1st, 2014
Time: 8PM–10PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Argus Recruitment Meeting

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From Gwen Rosen ’15:

The Argus is looking for writers, copy editors, social media editors, photographers, layout staff, and members of the advertising committee. Join us at our all-staff meeting this Sunday!

Date: Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Time: 5PM
Place: The Argus office (above Broad Street Books)

Waste Not! Tag Sale

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From Molly Steinfeld ’15:

Worried that your Grateful Dead poster will be lonely on your dorm room walls? Wanting a love seat for some luvin’? Needing a place to heat up your cup-o-noodle? Then come to Waste Not!, Wesleyan’s annual tag sale, where all of these items and more will be available for purchase.

In the Spring, students donate items as they move out of housing. These items are then stored over the summer and available for purchase by students in the Fall. Proceeds go towards sustaining the program, and the rest goes to charity.

We have refrigerators, microwaves, chairs, couches, lamps, mirrors, and a million odds and ends. Bigger items such as furniture will be at the Fountain location, and miscellaneous items will be at the Brainerd garage. The sale will be on August 30th and 31st. There will be signs around campus to direct you to the TWO locations.

Stethoscope Press Searching For Editors

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Via Amy Zhang ’15:

Stethoscope Press, Wesleyan’s only student run publishing press, is looking to add a few more editors to our team! As an editor, you will work one on one with a writer to create a beautifully published book by the end of the year. If you love the process of writing, editing, and designing, consider joining us for a unique and collaborative experience. In the past, we’ve published graphic novels, poem collections, novellas, memoirs, and short stories.

To apply, please send a 5-7 page writing sample to stethoscopepress(at)gmail(dot)com and a few sentences on why you’re applying and what kind of writing excites you. The deadline is Sunday, September 14 at 4pm.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to email Amy Zhang (azhang(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) or Kate Weiner (kweiner(at)wesleyan(dot)edu).

Date: Sunday, September 14
Time: 4PM

WesHack Bootcamp and Hackathon

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WesHack is a two-part conference that welcomes Wesleyan students and alumni to pick up new tech skills or to flaunt the ones they’ve got. Track one offers a day-long bootcamp with workshops on front-end design, web app development, video editing, graphic design, and more. You’ll leave armed with basic skills and a good sense of the tools and know-how you’ll need to bring your ideas to life. This crash-course is open to people of all experience levels, so anyone looking to grow their skill set or boost their online presence is encouraged to attend.

The lineup of presenters is well-stocked with impressive Wes students, alumni and friends in the tech world – like software engineer and WesHack co-founder Julian Applebaum ’13, Lily Herman ’16, and Olayinka Lawal ’15 - who will answer  your burning questions in the Q&As and student entrepreneur panel.

If you’d like some competition and teamwork in your WesHack experience, register for the 48-hour Hackathon! From Friday, September 5 at noon to Sunday, September 7 at midnight or noon,  teams will develop Wes-themed apps, which will be judged by expert alumni for their creativity, technical difficulty, and polish. There are many roles to be filled in each project, so all levels of expertise are welcome - experienced programmers and enthusiastic newbs alike.

Connecticut at Work Film Series presents Summer Stock

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This week marks the last screening in our Connecticut at Work Film Series with 1950′s Summer Stock, a lighthearted musical starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. The film will be introduced by Marc Longenecker, programming and technical director of the Film Department.

Date: Thursday, June 19
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies

Connecticut at Work Film Series presents “Since You Went Away”

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On campus for the summer? Missing the Film Series? The Connecticut at Work Film Series will be screening this classic film about women on the homefront during World War II, starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, and a teenage Shirley Temple. The film will be introduced by Jeanine Basinger, chair of the Film Studies department and founder of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives. Come on out, escape the heat, and enjoy this beautiful 35mm print!

Date: Thursday, June 12
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies

Burlesque Forum

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From Naya Samuel ’14:

For anyone who saw the show, or heard of the show, or know nothing and want to know more, we are inviting you to come discuss any issues, questions, or concerns with some of the cast and directors. We love to explain why we take part in the show, and want to encourage people to question WesBurlesque and bring issues to us directly!

Date: Thursday, May 15
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Place: USDAN 110

COL370′s Runawayct.org Site Launch

From the students of COL 370:

Joseph Yannielli’s Digital Humanities class (COL370) is pleased to announce the  launch of Runawayct.org this Thursday, May 15 at 1:10pm in 41 Wyllys Rm.113. Runawayct.org is a digital humanities resource for the study of runaway slaves in Connecticut, conceived and executed by the students of COL370. The site provides free access to a searchable database of runaway slave ads published in the Connecticut Courant, accompanied by scholarly content providing context and insight into slavery-era Connecticut. Runawayct.org also provides interactive features for an enriched and engaging user experience, including a maps feature for geographic visualization of data on runaways. The project is intended for use in independent research and as an educational resource to be used by Connecticut area educators in US History classes and the like.

Refreshments will be provided by the department. We’d love to see you at the launch!

Date: Thursday, May 15
Time: 1:10 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm.113

Waste Not! 2014

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From Rachael Metz ’16 and Ari Lewenstein ’16:

It’s that time again – everyone is moving out, and you all have things you don’t want to store or take home with you. Have a lamp, power strip, couch, shampoo, Wheat Thins, or anything else in this realm that you DON’T want? Donate it to Waste Not! Keep an eye out for orange signs directing you to your nearest bin where you donate your items. Otherwise just check out this link.

On Saturday, May 17th, keep an eye out for orange-shirted volunteers who will help you organize and donate your items.