Two weeks before school started, the Wesleyan Athletics Department came out with a redesign of the athletics mark that attracted quite some attention online, from the funny;
to the weird;
and to the envelope-pushers…
This development continues a controversy ignited last year by the spontaneous rebranding adopted by the administration, which brought a redesign of the website and a completely new visual style guide that included, most infamously, a new logo that later got scrapped (highly recommend checking those links out before continuing if you weren’t here last year).
The press release about the new athletics mark states:
In my dad’s email to me about Parent’s Weekend activities, he mentioned that he definitely wanted to catch part of the football game at 1 PM on Saturday. I imagine that many students are in this position this weekend so, for those of you who are less up-to-date with the Wesleyan Cardinals, here’s a brief cheat sheet of what to talk about on the bleachers.
Homecoming/Family weekend intern extraordinaire Raymond Wong ’14 wants you to get to work:
Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013 is fast approaching (November 1st – November 3rd), and we need student workers! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!
To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student worker application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 11th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday October 16th.
If you missed Wesleyan Football’s home game against Hamilton College this past Saturday (it was pretty overcast and rainy), you can check out this highlight reel of the game. The Cardinals won 34-14, crushing Hamilton in an epic second half where they came back from the 7-6 deficit. New running back Kyle Gibson ’15 was named NESCAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his impressive 244 rushing yards on 35 carries. He also scored a touchdown in the 3rd quarter. You can read more about it here.
For those of you who would prefer to watch the highlights instead of reading about them, definitely check out the video; it was produced by WesPregame, a service that connects students, parents, and alumni with athletics on campus. They have a live show every Monday night at 9PM. You can find out more about WesPregame (and follow more sports!) at WesPregame’s Facebook and Twitter.
So while many at Wes (myself included) are not avid followers of Wesleyan sports, congrats to all the Wesleyan teams today who trounced Bates. Field hockey won 3-1, football 28-20, women’s soccer 2-1, and men’s soccer 2-0 – continuing their undefeated season which has placed them as New England’s top team (their second best run so far in Wesleyan history). Go Wes!
[Edit 10/19, Sheek]
Vicious Circles, the women’s ultimate team, also won the Smith tournament this weekend, beating Smith, RPI, Mt. Holyoke, Fordham and Smith Alumni. Go Wes again!
Wes is facing off against Colby on Saturday afternoon – come out and support the Cardinals on what looks like will be a beautiful autumn day.
Yes, this is Wesleyan, not a Big Ten school. But the football team is playing well this year, and the game two weeks ago was a spectacle worth seeing. Hundreds showed up to watch around Andrus field, Wes footballers brought their A-game, and the air of victory after the Cardinals’ upset win against Tufts was overwhelming.
So show your Wesleyan spirit in a way that’s counter-intuitive for most of us – supporting local sports team against visiting sports team. Whoo GO WES.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Andrus Field