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The Wellness Experience

From WesWell:

Are you seeking self-care strategies for health and well-being? Do you want to learn new skills and gain tools to manage stress?

Then join the Wellness Experience for the month of February to increase resiliency and gratitude, and flourish.

Here’s how it works:
~ Select a wellness activity to practice each week.
~ Choose from a broad range of activities to fit into your schedule.
~ Each week addresses a different wellness theme: emotional, physical, spiritual, and social.

Sign up by 12PM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH.

Let’s build a healthy Wesleyan community together!

If you have any questions please email Tanya Purdy, MPH MCHES Director of WesWell, Office of Health Education, at tpurdy[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Deadline: Friday, January 29 at 12:00 PM

Procrastination Destination: Kikaida

I write this from my desk, eating the 1.3-pound bag of candy I bought from Weshop yesterday, wishing it were easier to be a real person. But let me tell you about this fucking television show.

If I had to explain it in one sentence, Kikaida is about an android who was built to fight the forces of evil (in this case, an organization called DARK led by Dr. Gill who plays this ridiculous Evil Flute that’s built into his staff, which he has because he is evil), and the forces of evil are OTHER androids who are all based off of animals but are very obviously just dudes in foam suits. The evil androids have names like “DARK Destructoid Blue Buffalo” and I’m pretty sure they’re all voiced by the same dude. The special effects are horrible. The episodes are so formulaic. But it’s so fucking good.

Procrastination Destination: fake fb events

this is the fakest fb event bc it doesn’t even exist!

If you’re worried about missing the continuous stream of Wesleyan-related FB event invitations during break, never fear. I’ve complied this list of those ridiculous fake events for some last minute procrastination. If you’re so inclined, express your interest on facebook to broadcast to your friends just how screwed you are, or to gloat that you’re already finished.

Procrastination Destination: Star Wars

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In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new Star Wars movie out. In honor of this addition to the saga, today’s Procrastination Destination is all about Star Wars!

As I was scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed the other day (I was that desperate to not study for calc), I came across maybe the funniest piece of Star Wars trivia I’ve ever heard:

According to Wookipedia (a real website that exists), the “upbeat, swinging genre of music, most notably performed by Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes and the Max Rebo Band” is called… jizz. Yeah. Jizz.

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Jizz instruments include the Bass Viol, Bandfill, Clak Beepbox, Dorenian Beshniquel, Fanfar, Gasan string drum, Jizz, Jizz-box, Kloo horn, Mood synthesizer, Nalargon, Ommni box, Peel rod, Ploong sounder, Slitherhorn (traz).

Hope this newfound knowledge of all of these funny words helps you make it through the last leg of finals!

Datum—Datura

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From The CFA

“As seductive as the color and shape and fragrance of a flower,” sound and image will bend and twist in response to the gentle pressures of language, data, and attention.

Date: Tuesday, December 8th
Time: 9:00PM
Place: CFA Hall, 287 Washington Terrace, Middletown

Wesleyan Thinks BIG: Fall 2015

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From Catherine Wulff ’18:

Wes Thinks BIG is a TED-talk style event where 6 of Wesleyan’s favorite professors are asked to lecture for about 10 minutes on literally whatever they want – an experience, a personal passion, an existential question, etc. It’s about getting the school together to contemplate some of life’s many questions and to THINK BIG! There will be a live stream of the event here.

Speakers and Topics:
Long Bui (American Studies)- “Ethnic Studies and the Next American Revolution”
Mike Robinson (Neuroscience)- “Unconscious Desires”
Priscilla Meyer (Russian Literature) – TBD
Victoria Pitts-Taylor (Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)- “Waiting: Hospital, Hospice, Asylum”
Tula Telfair (Art)- “Art Reveals Ourselves”
Yamil Velez (Government)- “How to Build a Wall: Immigration and Nativism in the 21st Century”

Date: Thursday, December 10
Time: 8-10PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Priming Obesity: Automatic Effects of Food Marketing on Poor Diet – A talk with Dr. Jennifer Harris

television2From Professor Mike Robinson:

Dr. Jennifer Harris is a faculty member at the University of Connecticut and the Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. Her research focuses on marketing and public health, with an emphasis on the unconscious effects of food marketing on behaviors, attitudes and motivation in children and adults. Come hear her talk about how junk food advertising negatively affects diet in children.

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM
Place: Judd 113

Wanna Learn about SEX (and Pleasure and Sexual Health)?

12190054_136280630063306_5925507285235689895_nFrom Leah Bakely ’16:

Come to Motorboat Your Myths! This interactive workshop with Cassandra Corrado from the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (where Oh Megan works) will address the sexuality myths you’ve heard and guide you through the facts about sexual health, sex positivity, safer sex, hook up culture, fun fondling, and orgasms. You will also have an opportunity to get your own questions answered. There will be prizes (read: vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, and things you’ve never even heard of).

Brought to you by the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA), FGSS, and American Studies.

Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Place: Exley 150 (Tishler Hall)
Facebook event

In Depth: Zymurgy Collective

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As part of our In Depth student group series, Keren Reichler ’16 and Miriam Kudler-Flam ’16 were nice enough to sit down with me and talk about their new Zymurgy Collective. After being dormant for a couple years, this club has come back to handle all of your fermentation needs. Read on to learn more about fermentation, how to get involved, and the many possible synonyms for the word ferment that you have not thought of before.

Gap Year Potluck (But For Real This Time)

catsCeleste Smith ’19 writes in:

Did you take a gap year? Do you like people? Do you you like eating free things? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to the Gap Year Potluck and meet a bunch of other cool cats ;). All class years welcome.

Date: Wednesday, November 11
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Place: Westco Lounge
Cost: Free, but please bring something to share!