Evan Carmi ’13 and Julian Applebaum ’13 want to let you know about the Senior Week Hackathon:
What would you build if you only had 36 hours?
Better course registration? No problem. Tracking down alums? Done. Reliving your campus years with music? Get your smartphone out. On Saturday, May 18th, 3 teams of Wesleyan students will go head-to-head to build the best Wes-themed web app. Apps will be judged by a team of all-star Wesleyan Computer Science alumni and a community vote on campus. The better the app scores, the more awesome the prize. Are you game?
Check out the website for more information. Five different companies are sponsoring the event with prizes. If you’re interested in joining last minute send an email to ecarmi@wes or japplebaum@wes.
From Kate Weiner ’15‘s book.
From Piers Gelly ’13:
Come to Espwesso at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the Stethoscope Press final reading and launch party! Our books are finally here and at this reading they’ll be free for the taking. Past experience has shown that the books go like hotcakes, so arrive on time in order to get your copies of:
- Relative Strangers, a book of poems by Josh Krugman ’14
- Oroitz, a philosophical mystery novella by Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15
- Informant, a collection of essays in China by Amy Zhang ’15
- Civics, a collection of Cold War-era short stories by Rachel Pincus ’13
- Home, a collection of short stories about homes and homelessness by Kate Weiner ’15
Refreshments will be served!
Date: Today, Wednesday, May 15
Time: 7:00 PM
The DIY collective writes in:
Tonight at 8 pm, we’ll be gathering in the UOC fun for some DIY fun and finals stress-relief. Mr. Anne Goose McDonald’s will be leading a workshop to build a basic theremin controlled with light! And then we’ll plug them all into a mixer and try to broadcast a brief performance with our baby fm transmitter on 103.5 fm. It’s gonna be awesome.
7:30: Get there early! Help set up! Get a head start on your theremin
8:00: Official workshop start time
9:00: Broadcast performance! Tune in on 103.5 if you can’t make the workshop
Tooth Pun and Miss Chef
Date: Tonight, May 14
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: UOC, 190 High Street
Scream your lungs out on the Olin Steps tonight:
‘Tis the season to scream! Some people scream over holiday shopping. Others scream about a pending apocalypse.
But here at Wesleyan, we scream about the monsoon of papers with pending due dates and exams that are scheduled within the next few days. The first ones are tomorrow, so you know what that means…
It’s time to scream your lungs out! Never mind quiet hours, we’re too stressed for that. Let’s engage in one more community gathering — the only chance for community-based stress relief this semester.
At midnight, come out of your study bunkers at Olin, SciLi, wherever you are. You know what to do!
Date: Tonight (technically tomorrow morning)
Time: Gather at 11:55, scream at midnight
Place: Olin steps (or anywhere else on campus)
Tryna blow off finals week? Renee Dunn ’14 has an idea:
Finals Week FREE Classes!
TUESDAY, May 14th:
12:00-1:00 PM Restorative Yoga Workshop – Sarah Burkett, Fayerweather Theater Room
4:30-5:30 PM CardioKickboxing – Renee Dunn, Fayerweather Dance Studio
WEDNESDAY, May 15th:
12:00-1:00 PM Hatha Spring into Flow Class – Sarah Burkett, Fayerweather Theater Room
4:00-5:00 PM Zumba – Emily Hunt, Fayerweather Dance Studio
5:00-6:00 PM Vinyasa Find Your Finals Flow (Dancing Yoga!) – Leigh Stewart and Shira Engel, Fayerweather Dance Studio
From Brent Packer ’15:
It’s time Scotty Shoemaker ’13 and Eli Timm ’13 depart to the Alaskan seas and puppet playhouses. But before they join the real world, these hunks would like to give you something to remember them by — a song or two about luv and passion.
Join Notably Sharp for its final performance Monday, 5:00pm — 5:30pm, at Earth House.
Date: Monday, May 13
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Earth House
Ford Fellow Emma Mohney ’12 writes in with a pleasant finals diversion this evening:
Please join us for a reading of creative nonfiction and poetry by students in Teagle Fellow Kate Thorpe’s course, Creative Criticism and Inquiry: Writing Documentary Nonfiction and Poetry. Each student in the class chose an archival collection from the holdings of Special Collections & Archives and wrote a creative piece inspired by the collection. The results are wonderful examples of thinking outside the box of traditional archival research. The collections chosen range from Civil War letters to the Hewlett Diversity Archive. A selection of the archival materials will be on display at the reading.
For more information about the program, contact Kate at kthorpe(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: Monday, May 13
Time: 5-7 pm
Place: Develin Room, Olin Library
Bennett Kirschner ’13 asks me last minute to post something for him, in what is likely and tragically the last time ever:
Friends, the end is nigh. In celebration of our academic conquests, let us all sit back in the halls of Exley as Gag Reflex transports us to netherworlds and gyrates its lady-like limbs for the last time this year. I, for one, will be there, and I do hope you will be too.
Date: Today, May 13th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Exley Lobby (outside of Pi)
destiny’s child destined for something sinful? Lauren Burke ’16 wants to help you out.
It’s reading week(end), Wes.
And what’s better than
reading watching Netflix?
Um, we are.
Your favorite ladies are back in black
And ready to sass the fuq out of everyone in the chapel,
Don’t miss the swaggiest, sexiest serenade of the semester.
Date: Sunday May 12
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
A reminder for seniors, from David Shor ’13:
We’ll be selling guest and individual passes for both Outing Day and Semi-Formal this Sunday night ONLY (May 12th) in the Olin Lobby from 8-9pm. Passes will be $40 each (cash only and bring exact change or donate to senior gift), and they are on a first come, first serve basis. Because these last two events are dry, guests under 21 years of age will be allowed.
Date: Sunday, May 12
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Place: Olin Lobby