Tag Archives: Orientation 2011

Orientation Coffee House – TONIGHT!

Don’t want to go to Bend It at Beckham and looking for a chill way to spend your evening? Want to go to Bend It at Beckham, but can’t because you’re not a new student and the security team refuses to respond to your slightly sexual advances? Come check out the annual Orientation Coffee House from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM in the Usdan Café! There will be coffee. There will not be a house.

Set list below:

  • 10:00Kelly Lee ’14 and John Ryan ’14
  • 10:20Molly Balsam ’14
  • 10:40Elizabeth Simon ’12
  • 11:00 – Samuel Long ’12
  • 11:20 – Splee Trio (Owen Callahan ’12, Matt Hurwitt ’12, Ofer Levy ’12)
  • 11:40 – Solomon Billinkoff ’14
  • 12:00 – Patrick Sarver ’14 and Claire Whitehouse ’14
  • 12:20 – Nick Petrie ’12
  • 12:40 – Evan Okun ’13
  • Date: Friday, September 2
  • Time: 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Place: Usdan Café
  • Cost: Free!

Wes Takes a Tumble: Campus Life Captured in Photoblog

Salutations, gang! I’m back on campus, and couldn’t be happier to see faces both new (moving in packs of 5 to 15) and old (working orientation or following alternative pursuits) all over. But enough about me; let’s talk about what I found surfing the blogotubes this week.

If any of you aren’t familiar with the name Olivia Drake, you’re still likely to be familiar with her work – her photos frequently populate the Wesleyan home page. In addition to Campus Photographer, her job description also includes editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter/periodical that shows up in your inbox now and then. It turns out she also runs a Tumblr, Wesleyan Photo, which posts photos from around campus taken by herself of various others. The vast majority of photos have a few descriptive sentences attached, too, which helps the photoblog develop (hurr) into an interesting cultural and historical resource as well. Wes 2015, who are pretty active in the Tumblosphere themsleves, are prominently featured in the blog’s most recent posts, mostly documenting Orientation and related events.

Does this count as administrative propaganda? I haven’t seen it advertised anywhere, so I guess not. Regardless, if you enjoy her work, let her know – she’s in the University’s staff listings.

In the Company of Others and Unspeakable Acts: Performers Needed!

The New Student Orientation program is still seeking performers for In the Company of Others 2011 and Unspeakable Acts 2011!

In the Company of Others is an event that lets current Wes students share the amazing experiences that they have had with new students. It is an important event for incoming students, as they get to see first hand some of the wonderful people with whom they’ll share a space. In the Company of Others is a time when four to five students share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what is means to live in a diverse community. If you’d like to be one of those awesome students this year, then please complete the interest form found at this link! Students who have already expressed interest need not reapply.

[In the Company of Others Interest Form Link]

Unspeakable Acts and Know the Line is looking for performers who identify as male. Unspeakable Acts is a series of skits addressing sexual assault, relationship violence and alcohol issues that WesWELL sponsors during New Student Orientation. The performance is a powerful introduction to sexual assault and alcohol use on campus and provides a starting point for further discussion for this difficult but important topic. For more about Unspeakable Acts, read past the jump: 

In the Company of Others: Performers Needed!

The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers for In the Company of Others 2011! This is a great event that lets current Wes students share the amazing experiences they’ve had with new students. It is such an important event for incoming students as they get to see first hand the wonderful people with whom they’ll share a space. In the Company of Others is a time when four to five students share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what is means to live in a diverse community. If you’d like to be one of those awesome students this year, then please complete the interest form found at this link! Plus, it doesn’t hurt to get back to school early! =)

[Interest Form Link]

Contact Tim Shiner if you have any questions:

Timothy Shiner
New Student Orientation
Usdan University Center, Room 124
45 Wyllys Ave.
Middletown, CT 06459
tshiner(at)wesleyan(dot)edu