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Community Engagement Trips Sign Up

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From Kimberly Heras ’17:

In previous years, the Community Engagement Trips have only been open to new students but this year we are opening the opportunity to the whole Wesleyan community! The projects will be held on September 6th and each project is about 1-3 hours long! Sign up and get to know your community and some of your new frosh through a little community service!

Deadline: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Trip Date
: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Cost: Free for everyone!
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Apply to Be an Orientation Intern or Leader

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From Elisa Cardona and the nifty Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development:

Have you always wanted to make a difference in the Wesleyan Community?

Now is your chance! The Office of New Student Orientation is looking for 4 eager and excited orientation summer interns and 30 equally excited and vibrant fall Orientation Leaders.

Spring Re-Orientation Programs for First-Year Students

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From Elisa Cardona and the totally rad people of SALD:

Want to get your spring semester started off right? Come to any of the following “Re-Orientation” events! If you attend at least 7 programs and turn in your stamped “passport” to the SALD office by February 12, 2014, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win an iPad! Passports can be picked up from Dean Brown’s office, ResLife, or the SALD/NSO office in Usdan.

Read after the jump to see all of the events (there’s quite a lot of them).

Shapiro Creative Writing Center Open House

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It’s really that time of year again! A time of joy, of orientation, of new students, and, of course, of Wesleying events posts. Amy Bloom ’76 and Izzy Rode ’14 at the Shapiro Writing Center write in with a great opportunity (also, snacks):

Interested in creative writing at Wesleyan? Wondering what writing opportunities are offered at Wes? Looking to find the best study space on campus?

Drop by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center this Friday to meet Amy Bloom, Wesleyan writer-in-residence, and Shapiro Center Fellow, Izzy Rode, and share some snacks and chats!

Date: Friday, August 30th, 2013
Time: Noon–2pm
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High (located on the corner of Church St. and High St.)
Cost: Free!

“WE Speak WE Stand” Orientation Performers Needed

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From orientation intern Kate Davis ’16:

WE Speak WE Stand is two series of monologues written and performed by Wesleyan students addressing sexual violence and alcohol use. These peer theatre pieces are a powerful introduction to sexual violence and alcohol use on campus and aim to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol.

***If you would like to perform, please contact Alysha B. Warren, Therapist/Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator, no later than Friday, July 19th – awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu – reference “We Speak We Stand” in the subject line. Please review all information and if you decide to participate, please send Alysha your student id and cell phone number with the time to contact you for a quick phone interview.***

More info after the jump:

Apply to be a Peer Advisor

From gentleman, scholar, and hallmate Adam Rashkoff ’13, who is strangely definitely not pictured in the image he sent in:

Are you passionate about planners? Nutty for note-taking? Do study strategies psych you up? (Sorry, I’ll stop.)

For real now, do you enjoy helping your peers succeed academically? Then consider applying to be a Peer Advisor!

Among other things, Peer Advisors
• Help new students plan their academic schedules and work with their advisors during Orientation week
• Act as a resource during course registration
• Participate in First Year Matters programming
• Direct students to Wesleyan’s full range of academic resources

Applications for both full year Peer Advisors and New Student Orientation Peer Advisors are currently being accepted from now through April 5. Questions? Email Dean Scott Backer (sbacker01@wes) or check out the Peer Advisor website.

Deadline: April 5, 2013
Contact: Scott Backer, sbacker01@wes

Apply to be a Summer Orientation Intern

Want to be a totally famous celebrity in the Class of 2017 Facebook group? (I’m not kidding. Just ask BZOD about his experience.) (Well, you can’t because he’s currently somewhere between Quito and Hartford.) Elisa Cardona—or The Artist Formerly Known as Elisa Del Valle—has got the perfect opportunity for you:

The Orientation Program is seeking four interns to assist with the planning and implementation of the Orientation Program for the incoming Class of 2017 and the new transfer, exchange, & visiting students. Interns plan both International Student Orientation (ISO) and New Student Orientation (NSO) with position responsibilities varying based on specific assignments. As an intern, you will work with professional staff in creating interesting, informative programs and activities for new students.

The internship will be June 3 – September 1, 2013. Compensation is $8.25/hour plus on-campus housing. Interns will work 35 hours/week.

Click here toapply online

Applications are due by February 1st at 5:00 p.m. Students who will be returning to Wesleyan in Fall 2013 are eligible to apply. Selected candidates will be interviewed mid-February and notified before spring break.  If you have questions, contact Elisa Cardona (ecardona@wes).

Deadline: February 1 (hey, that’s Big Boi’s birthday)
Contact: ecardona@wes

Move-In Day Speed Video: “Make Sure You Do Everything”

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We’ve been waiting for one of those classic Arrival-Day-in-two-minutes speed videos to pop up on the Wesleyan site, and finally it’s here. Thanks, Wesleyan videographer!

This one’s got it all: welcome packets, an impromptu “Go Wes!”, a multi-state license plate montage, families dragging luggage into Clark, frosh stating their place of origin (“It’s just outside Boston”), a family of Wes grads, and this piece of advice from an RA: “My first year I didn’t do anything. Make sure you do everything!” It’s only missing some shots of President Roth high-fiving the Wes cardinal, but this photo will have to do.

On a semi-related note, an anonymous student dropped this note in Wesleying’s tipbox: 

Photos: Common Moment, Dancers, Streakers

As usual, Common Moment, Feet to the Fire’s annual “collective expression about sustainability,” came to Andrus last night in a dizzying barrage of multicultural dance groups, percussive ensembles, and free t-shirts. This year, though, wide-eyed freshmen weren’t the only ones dancing across the field—there were also streakers, in the form of “four friends  who are probably a little too comfortable with each other who wanted to streak.” Here is a picture of four butts.

Prometheus, too, took to the stage with its trademark rings of fire. If you feel compelled to get in on the fire-spinning action, contact Matt Adelman ’13 [madelman@wes] or Jordan Gratch ’13 [jgratch@wes]. No previous experience necessary.

More Common Moment photos after the jump, courtesy of Rachel Pincus ’13. If you’re recovering from last night’s Bend It At Beckham, you may need them to jog your memory.

Class of ’16 Learns the Fight Song

From the Wesleyan photo Tumblr comes video footage of the Class of 2016 learning the Wesleyan Fight Song. From the photos, Arya Alizadeh ’13 appears to be co-leading the effort, alongside tireless alumni director John Driscoll ’62. It’s not the first time Alizadeh has been photographed in such a position. Extra credit to any frosh who can correctly identify which is class of 2013 and which is class of 1962.

Here’s another “Wesleyan Fight Song” worth learning. All photos below by campus photographer Olivia Drake, via Facebook. Our Arrival Day photos are here.

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