you either saw or didn’t see our semester kick-off showcase and open mic, but either way you absolutely should see our first scored slam of the semester!
come see student poets perform for a spot in our grand slam (in november) and spit the realest fire you’ll hear in all of nescac, with a feature performance by WeSlam founder, Mike Rosen (’11).
weslam believes in poetry’s power to heal, change, and transform the world into a more compassionate and honest place. we hope you will join us in this mission this coming friday, as poet or audience member. either way, your company is essential and necessary.
sign-ups open at 2PM day-of (Saturday, Sept. 24) and are limited to only 10 slots, so email firstname.lastname@example.org right at 2 to sign up! if you have any questions/anxieties/concerns/speculations you can direct them there as well, or to Giorgia Sage, Lexi Slater, or Hazem Fahmy. poems do not need to be memorized, only written by you. they do not have to be slam poems and you do not have to have ever performed before!
about our feature:
Mike Rosen is a poet, performer, and educator. Best known for the viral video “When God Happens” (UpWorthy.com), Mike was named Best Male Poet at the Wade-Lewis Poetry Slam Invitational 2011, was a finalist at Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam 2012, and has twice finished in the top ten at College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. As a student at Wesleyan University he founded the nation’s largest collegiate poetry slam, and has gone on to perform and teach internationally. His workshops focus on community building, perceptions of masculinity, and breaking down rape culture on college campuses. Recently, Mike traveled to India to meet activists, poets and teachers; he performed in several cities including a capacity crowd in Pune.
Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)
From Wesleyan’s resident poets:
The Wesleyan slam poetry team is headed to Austin, Texas on April 5 to compete in CUPSI, the national intercollegiate poetry slam, but before they depart they want to share the work they have prepared with their fellow Wesleyan students.
“do not want to miss! so many poems! so many feelings! please come out and support! we’ve been bending backwards forwards and a million other directions to get ourselves and our work to CUPSI. come see some literary gymnastics!”
featuring performances by
We will also be selling copies of our chapbook “POETRY HOUSE PARTY” for $5 to fundraise for our last few fees for CUPSI and travel.
Date: Saturday, April 2
Time: 7:30-8:30 PM
Place: Malcolm X House
Cost: suggested donation $3–$5 (comes with chapbook)
Music Department Administrative Assistant Sandy Brough has an opportunity for you to show off those piano skills:
Open to all full-time Wesleyan University undergraduate students except previous winners of the competition. Pre-registration required.
Registration Deadline – Monday, March 31, 2014
See Sandy Brough in Music Studios 109 to register
Additional information about auditions, recital, and requirements after the jump!
Sewon Kong ’14 wants you to be the next “The Waterboy” , kind of:
Wesleyan eliminated bottled water from campus, but we still have to stay hydrated during outdoor events. That’s where you (and your friends) come in. We have the filtration unit; we need YOU to build the casing to hold it. Get a team together and design a portable water station with the help of expert faculty, staff, and alumni.
Official Rules and Details here or come to the info session to ask questions in person.
Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Office, CFA, The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the College of the Environment.
Help Wesleyan fill up without throwing away.
Date: Tuesday, September 25th
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: Usdan 109
To all you musical madmen, a message about this year’s annual Musical Madness competition:
Get Your Act Together and Feel the Love! Bring it on!
Acoustic, electric or a cappella
Ensemble or solo, original or cover, any genre
All performers must be in the same class year for ensemble entries.
Performances must be no longer than 5 minutes.
Very Decent Prizes for Best in Class, Best in Show & Judges’ Choice
Interested in performing? The entry deadline is Thursday, February 9 (TOMORROW)! Click here to submit entry form.
Actual Competition Date: Thursday, Feb. 16
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
ROCK ON, ROCK ON!
Bing Wu ’13
brings a reminder about that little April Energy Fest
thing you may have heard about, in the form of …data
. Take it away:
Wesleyan’s Inter-dorm Energy Competition kicked off on April 1st (and lasts until April 14th) and below are the rankings thus far! This data was compiled by Physical Plant over the past three days and will be continually updated throughout the two week competition. The winners will be announced shortly after the last day of the competition and will result in cool prizes and an awesome party for the winning dorm on Tuesday, April 19th.
Rankings (as of April 4th)
1. Nics 5, 5.5 & 6
2. Butt A
3. Butt B
5. Nics 7
6. Butt C
7. Lo Rise & Hi Rise
8. Westco 3 & 4
10. Westco 1 & 2
11. Freshman Fauver
12. Senior Fauver
Rankings will be updated daily on http://wesustainability.blogspot.com/ Make an effort to reduce your consumption so you can bring pride to your dorm!
**This data controls for square footage of the dorms and the daily outside temperature. It also controls for specific dorm irregularities and inherent inefficiencies by comparing the percent reduction to a baseline figure of daily energy consumption for each dorm that was calculated during the weeks prior to the competition. Email us at wesustainability.gmail.com with any questions, clarifications or suggestions.
Check out this post in context on the Wes Sustainability blog (at that link, or under Student-Run in the sidebar). Keep checking in on their blog for daily (!!!) updates until the fun ends the 14th.
BJ Lillis ’12 wants you and your gender neutral snow sculpting skills:
Come out to Andrus Field this Saturday for a snowman/woman/creature making competition! Imagine, like Calvin and Hobbes come to life, an army of deranged snowpeople descending on campus. Winner gets bragging rights.
Brought to you by Well-Being House, Out House, Open House, Japanese Hall, and 200 Church.
Date: Feb. 5
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Place: Andrus Field
Just as you were beginning to lament the departure of poetry slams–in fact, just as you were gearing up your troops and decorating your picket signs in order to publicly denounce the more-than-noticeable absence of riveting, transcendent wordplay competitions that took campus by storm last fall–your disslamisfaction will now be put in temporary check. Because coming to you live tomorrow night is the first of three preliminary slams that will take place throughout the spring semester. And it’s gonna be hosted by X-House and weSLAM! Details on Facebook. More after the jump!
An anonymous tipster writes in with info on WESU’s T-shirt design competition.
WESU is ready to print some kickass new T-shirts, and we want your designs!
See people wearing your work, support your local community radio station, and, of course get a free tshirt.
(We’d love your designs to reference our new upgrade to 6,000 Watts of power, but they don’t have to.)
Send your designs and/or questions to tshirt(at)wesufm(dot)org
Deadline for designs: Monday October 25th
Date: Oct. 5 – Oct. 25
Time: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Place: Your brilliant, brilliant mind.