Tag Archives: birds

Stethoscope Press Book Release and Final Reading


Alec Harris ’14, worth all the Wescams in the world, invites you to a lovely literary experience:

Stethoscope Press will be holding a final book release this Friday at 7:30 PM at Russell House! Our five remaining writers will be reading from and giving away their finished work. Come to Russell House to hear:

  • Oliver “Big Bird” James ’14
  • Sean Winnik ’14
  • Hailey Snowden ’15
  • Ananya Menon ’15 and
  • Amy Mattox ’17

Come support these wonderful, insanely talented writers and get all of their books FOR FREE. They have worked the entire year to produce some beautiful books for everyone to read.


We hope to see you there.

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 PM
Russell House

Procrastination Destination: Sound map of the world!

Need a break from final exams and cold Middletown winter weather? Take a vacation through sound with aporee.org’s sounds of the world map!

The website makes it easy to explore the world through clips of ambient sound that its users have uploaded. Just click on a circle on the map to hear the sounds of that location, while the map shows you a satellite image of the area. Your sound-vacation is mere mouse clicks away!

Read on after the jump for some cool sound-destinations…



From a girl you should really get to know if you don’t already, Kayla Stoler ’14:

Seven students are working with Stethoscope Press to publish books. Come hear samples from their works-in-progress.

Sarah Esocoff ’15 :: Mitchell and Graham.
Nathan Friedman ‘GRAD :: Six popular songs after Lawrence Durrell.
Oliver James ’14 :: A field guide to the common birds of Wesleyan.
Amy Mattox ’17 :: The desert wets its linen lips.
Ananya Menon ’15 :: Anonymous people, daily living.
Hailey Sowden ’15 :: Water, fire, light, and fruit.
Sean Winnik ’14 :: // Oui means yes in French.

Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: 20 B Fountain
Cost: Free

The Birds are the Students in Field Ornithology Student Forum


Which part of “take a student forum” do you not understand? Christ, do I need to have Oliver James ’14 whip out some bird-based martial arts on you kids? Just take a look at this:

The Birds of Central Connecticut: An Introduction to Field Ornithology (.5 Credit)

This student forum is designed to give an introduction to bird life and behavior, with an emphasis on local bird knowledge and identification.  The structure of this forum will consist of regular field trips to spots around campus and greater Central Connecticut accompanied by in-class workshops and readings.

Other ideas in the works include the creation of The Field Guide to the Birds of Wesleyan, construction and monitoring of bird feeders and bird houses around campus, and perhaps an attempt in the Spring to set the record for number of bird species seen in one 24 hour period in Middlesex County (*disclaimer*: there is no record yet).

Students should expect to leave the course with an ability to identify most of the resident, local avifauna by sight and sound and a greater understanding of how birds fit into the greater ecological communities beyond Connecticut!

And then migrate to an Information Session, Tuesday the 29th!

What: Bird School
When: Tuesday the 29th @ 4:30 p.m.
Where: Usdan 108 (That’s where birds come from)