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Changing Lives with Clean Water Information Session

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From Civic Engagement Fellow Jelisa Adair ’13:

Interested in volunteering in Africa?  Want to learn more about the global water crisis?  Looking for experience working in the field and want to make a sustainable impact?  Come to an information session about the Community Water Solutions (CWS) Fellowship Program!

The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week volunteer trip in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach students about the water crisis while giving them an opportunity to make a significant, lasting impact on this global problem.

Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. Each team works with their community to build a water treatment business and train local women entrepreneurs how to run it. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approx. 1,000 people)! Over the past 3 years, CWS has hosted 179 Fellows in Ghana who have launched 50 water businesses in rural villages. Check out this video to learn more about the CWS and the Fellowship!

CWS hosts two programs in Ghana each year: The Winter Program, which takes place from December 28th-January 19th and the Summer Program which takes place from May 29th-June 19th. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply now!

Date: Today, November 12th
Time: 4:15pm
Place: Allbritton 004
Link: REGISTER HERE

Submit to this year’s Earth Week Zine

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Rachie Weisberg ’15, Becca Wilton ’15 and Ella Ross ’15 want you to submit to this year’s Earth Zine:

A zine is an awesome mini-magazine that allows students to voice their art/opinions/feelings/other synomyms for emotions about, well, anything. In accordance with last year’s Earth Zine, we are hoping this zine will become the new annual environmental publication on campus. Basically, it is an awesome and easy way to get your art published!

The theme for this year’s zine is Earth and Justice for All (or simply put: environmental justice). This theme was decided upon because it follows the Feet to the Fire theme for this year.

Feel free to submit anything – essays, photos, articles, haikus, doodles, – that you feel at all relates to this year’s theme. Whether you have a specific submission in mind or just have a question: feel free to contact Rachie at rweisberg(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. This year’s Earth week is from April 22 – 26 and so we are hoping to get the zine out by around them!

Contact: rweisberg@wes
Deadline: Soonish

Free Capoeira Classes at Green Street

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Dana Pellegrino ’12 gets straight to the point:

Capoeira is coming to the Green Street Arts Center! Wesleyan students will get a special discount for 6 classes, and if you want to try it out, the first class is free. Don’t miss out on this martial arts/dance synchrony.

Date: Friday, February 1st
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Green Street Arts Center
Cost: First class free, $72 for 6 classes

WESUggest You Come See Doug Berman ’84

Holy shit! Avery “Honey Tru Tru Child” Trufelman ’13 drops the details on what promises to be the best lecture of November so far:

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and Car Talk creator and producer Doug Berman ’84 is coming to Wesleyan this Thursday for the third installment of the WESU Lecture Series!

Berman is a Peabody Award winner, whose career has spanned not just the world of public radio but also into newspapers, with Car Talk’s syndicated column, and beyond.

What’s he going to talk about? How to produce a show. How to make it big. Whatever you want him to talk about.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us at the CFA Hall for a casual Q+A with one of radio’s heaviest hitters!

Date: Thursday, November 1

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: CFA Hall (directions here if you’re not from around these parts)

Cost: Free

FB Event Page?: Aw, yeah

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Overland Summer Programs Information Session

As a proud Overland alum, I felt the need to write this post personally (side note: I am IN the profile picture for the Overland Facebook event). From Rachel Berman at the Career Center:

Overland is hiring exceptional college students to lead summer programs. We offer hiking, biking, service, language, field studies and writing programs to students in grades 4-12. Program locations include New England, Nova Scotia, Blue Ridge, Western US and Pacific Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, South America, Tanzania and Europe. Our staff of 130 leaders and support staff spend 10 days training and 6 weeks leading or supporting programs. We are looking for Wesleyan students who are responsible, fun, dynamic and love working with kids.

Date: Monday, October 29
Time: 6pm
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Facebook: Here it is again

Sam Long Invites You to His Thesis Performance

From Sam Long ’12:

Hi, I’m Sam. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Over the past year I’ve been working on a project that combines environmental studies and music. I have written 10 songs that celebrate and explore the Connecticut River, Middletown’s most spectacular local resource. I am performing the music with four amazing friends. They are Jess Best ’14, Mel Hsu ’13, Howe Pearson ’12 and Gemma Smith ’13. We call ourselves The Honey and the Sting. I hope that you will join us for our concert! The weather is going to be worse than I expected, but I was going to have the stage powered by bicycles that will run during the concert. As a compromise we will be performing the songs without any power at all. It should be really special!!! Here are the details. Here is a promotional video of us performing the first song.

Fuck Yeah: Ishmael EP on the Airwaves Tomorrow Night!

Guys, I know everyone’s pumped for dat yung Awesomefest the weekend after next, but what’s one to do if one needs a little awesome? If only there were somewhere we could turn to for something new, like the EP that band is recording with that guy. Imagine how sweet it would be to hear The Ishmayles on the radio! I know, it’s a silly pipe dream, but what else should I shoot for – finishing my homework? Fat chance. Wait – I’m getting a message from none other than Maggie Toth ’12! What could it possibly be?

So here’s the deal: Andy Werle, ’12, and Jordan Lewis, ’13, of Ishmael will be joining me on my radio show for a preview of their forthcoming EP in its entirety. My show is called 600 lbs of Sin [Ed. note: That’s sick.] and is on WESU from 1-2am on Monday Night (Tuesday Morning). People can listen in my heading to wesufm.org or turning their radio dial to 88.1. Also, if you could mention their upcoming show at Earth House (this Saturday at 10:30) that would be wonderful.

To quote economist and public intellectual John Kenneth Galbraith: “Word!” I’m pumped. If I see any of you at 1 AM and am not listening to the show, please remind me where I’m supposed to be! And keep an eye out for an event post on Ishmael playin’ one o’ their ol’ haunts.

No Shave No Mo’: A Call For Beards

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Despite the frightfully muggy weather this week, leading researchers agree that today is, in fact, the last of November and tomorrow is, in fact, the start of Decembruary. For some, that spells despair. For others, a visceral sense of relief. The war is over. In a few shorts hours (EST), the (your) (our) (collective) Novembeard is complete. You can shave the growling groundhog off your cheeks.

But don’t. Not yet, at least. First, share the glory. This is a call for submissions: get your beard all wet and send it to Wesleying. Photos, mainly, though I guess we won’t shy away from physical evidence if you’ve got it. Or videos, paintings, x-rays, poems, artistic renditions, time lapse presentations—whatever best sums up your beautiful dark twisted Marx-meet-Hayes facial fantasy. Like last year, we are collecting beard submissions for a Beards of Glory roundup. Once again, every follicle helps.

The offer is open to Novembeard participants of any gender identity and all facial hair varieties: beards, mustaches, chin straps, muttonchops, anything. Please address all beard submissions to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org. Include “NOVEMBEARD” in the subject line, provide a bit of basic info about your beard, and let us know if you’d like to remain anonymous.  To see last year’s roundup, click here. (Oh, and click past the jump for an additional note from Jake Schofield ’12, who would also like to be in touch with committed No Shave participants for a riveting competition and eventual Novembeard party.)

Ono Homecoming A Capella Concert TONIGHT

From Batman ’12:

Stop by Exley Lobby at 7 pm on Saturday, November 5 and hear Onomatopoeia’s new and improved set list!  We’ve got 5 new members to welcome, and would love for you to join!  Def bring your parents.

Date: TODAY
Time: 7 pm
Place: Exley Lobby
Get ready: to jizz your pants

Punchline Kickoff Show! TONIGHT

The members of Punchline! cordially invite you this Saturday for an awesome hour of jokes and storytelling.

The members (and their guests) will tell you (heartbreaking, mind-opening, and humiliating) stories of their lives from the comfort of a couch. Who knows? Maybe they’ll invite you to tell a story as well.

So come, relax, laugh, and eat pie (REVISION: NO PIE AVAILABLE) before  venturing out into the Wild Wes Weekend.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 15,
Time: 8:30-9:30PM
Place: 200 Church