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VegOut Mindful Meal

From Manon Lefèvre ’14:

BuHo and WesFRESH invite you to a combined Mindful Meal and VegOut
this Friday evening! We’ll be cooking up a gigantic delicious
vegetarian, community meal cooked from locally sourced ingredients.
The mindful meal is an opportunity to thoughtfully reflect on the
processes that bring good food to our plates and beyond, considering
our meal as a part of much larger food system. We will take the time
to appreciate this holistic approach to thinking about food from farm
to fork to waste, all facets of the food movement represented on
campus. It’s a celebration of good food and good people!

For this VegOut we’ll be selling tickets in Usdan this week for $4 –
we’re hoping to make enough money to keep VegOut self-sustainable, so
contributions are appreciated. Please bring your own utensils and

This meal is co-sponsored by Buddhist House, Farm House, Out House,
Earth House, WesFRESH, and SALD

When: Friday, April 26th, 6:30 – 8pm
Where: Buddhist House
Cost: $4

Fall Fest @ Out House

Is this beautiful weather making you want to spend every waking moment outside? Out House can help with that!

Come to the Outhouse Backyard (132 High) on Saturday (the 267h!) from 2-5 p.m We’ll have all sorts of fall-y (and generally fun) activities, and there will be all sorts of fall-y foods to eat.

There will be cider (bring a mug!). There will be hot dogs (bring your mouth!). There will be t-shirt painting (bring a t-shirt!). There will be impromptu jam sessions (bring an instrument!). And there will be slug-wrestling (aka attacking your friends in sleeping bags). Moral of the story: it’ll be fun.

Also, we will have at least one tent full of ball pit balls. It’s gonna be sweet.

Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Place: Out House
Cost: Free

First Outing Club Meeting


It’s that time of year again! [Half of] the Wesleyan Outdoor Orientation Trips (WOOT!) are over, and now everyone wants an excuse to go play outside. The first Outing Club meeting is tonight at 10 pm in Outhouse (132 High Street — 4 houses past WesWings). Meet the Outhousers, meet your fellow outdoorsy students, get on our listserv, and hear about what we have planned for this weekend. Also: I hear there will be icecream after the meeting. Delicious, delicious icecream.

Whether it’s a canoe paddle ’round Millers Pond, a stroll up to the top of Mt. Higby, a rock climbing adventure or just generally goofing off outdoors, we do it all. And we’re always open to new ideas! If you can’t make it to this week’s meeting, no worries! We’ll be having meetings EVERY TUESDAY at 10pm, and newcomers are always welcome. So stop on by, hang out, talk about places you want to go and things you want to do, eat icecream, and meet new people.

Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions, want to be on our mailing list or lead your own outing? Email wesoutingclub(at)gmail(dot)com. Also, add us on FB.

Date: Tuesday, September 11
Time: 10 PM – 11 PM
Place: Out House, 132 High Street

Are You “Out House?”

No, really. Well, are you? Carey Gilchrist ’13 would like to know:

Are you ansty . . . after being cooped up indoors all day? Do you practice slacklining . . . when you should be doing homework? Do you have a new favorite mountain . . . every week? Are you looking for a semester . . . filled with late-night cookie baking? Are your new friends . . . a fun-loving group of people with a variety of interests and a common love of the outdoors? Are you . . . Out House?

Time to stop procrastinating and fill out your application for program housing next year! They’re due today at 11:59 pm, so put your pen to the paper or your fingers to the keyboard and apply to Out House! We love the outdoors and we love to share it with others. We hike, we bike, we canoe, we ski. We also do yoga, random arts & crafts and wiffle ball–anything goes as long as it’s outside!

So log on to your portfolio and make sure to fill out the preference form (even if you are only applying to one house) and the application for Out House! Any questions, do not hesitate to contact Carey (kgilchrist@wes).

Contact: kgilchrist@wes

Tie Dying @ Outhouse

Outhouse (the one that’s sorta near WesWings but not quite with the crescent moon on the door because it’s called outhouse get it lol like those things you poop in?) is having a tie dye party, and you’re all invited. Bring your shirts. Bring your towels. Bring your dog! Don’t bring your bandana; those will be provided:

There will be Tie Dying at Outhouse (132 High Street) on Sunday from 1-4. People can bring their own things to dye but there will be bandanas provided.

Date: Sunday, February 26
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: Out House (132 High Street)

Clarification: if ResLife finds your tiedyed dog, they will still fine you, but may likely high-five you while doing so.

Musicians/Bands Needed for Fall Fest

Out House is looking for student performers and bands for its annual Fall Festival, which will happen on Oct 10th. Fall Fest will have a very folksy feel to it, and probably won’t have enough space for large bands, but all bands are encouraged to sign-up.

Contact rostfeld@wes for more information.

First Outing Club Meeting!

Do you like hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, climbing, camping, apple-picking, cliff-jumping, kayaking, or anything else that has to do with the outdoors?

If the answer is yes, then check out the Outing Club. All year long the Outing Club hosts hikes, camping trips, canoe trips, and other excursions to the great outdoors! We also rent outdoor gear to students at a very low price.

The first meeting will be Wednesday the 16th at 10:00 at Out House (132 High Street).  It won’t be so much a meeting as an ice-cream fueled meet-and-greet,  so be ready to talk to some really chill people while eating some delicious ice-cream.

Date: Wednesday, September 16th
Time: 10 pm
Place: Out House (132 High Street)

Outing Club Meeting Tonight

There will be an Outing Club meeting tonight at 10 pm at OutHouse (132 High Street) 

The meeting will begin with a slideshow. Then, we will be discussing:

Wesleyan Outdoor Orientation Trips (WOOT Trips)
The Spring Workshop Series
Gear Inventories / Gear Purchases for Spring
and The Snow School Outdoors Club (which will be meeting for the first time this Friday at 3pm)
Hope to see you there!

Because you might need a place to live

Looking for a place to live next semester? Check out these offerings:

Pedro Ventura ’10 writes that there are a few room openings in Eclectic for next semester. If you’re interested, email Pedro at pventura@wes before Wednesday at 3:00 PM. You’ll need to fill out an application, but you don’t have to be a member of Eclectic in order to live in the house.

Sarice Greenstein ’10 writes:

Outhouse is now accepting applications for the spring semester. Outhouse is a program house (with beautiful rooms and three refrigerators) for people who love to be outside, and it serves as a base for the Wesleyan Outing Club. If you are a sophomore or junior, you can apply! Applications are due Friday. Please email Sarice at egreenstein@wes to get an application.

Carlo Francisco ’11 writes:

Asian/Asian-American House will have two open singles next semester. Interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors may email Mikako, the house manager, at mtai@wes to ask for an application. We welcome anyone with an interest in Asian culture and/or Asian-American social issues. We have a kitchen, washing machine and dryer, 4 bathrooms for 7 singles, and a pretty kick-ass common area. Best of all, we are great people (at least in my opinion).

[Edit by Mad]:
Paolo Speirn ’10 writes:

Committed to sustainability? Want to be part of an ecological community? Want to help define what that means, and live in a beautiful house while you do it? EARTH HOUSE is accepting applications for the spring semester. To request one or to get more information, email pspeirn@wesleyan.edu. Apps are due back by FRIDAY.

[Edit by Jacon]: Incidentally, according to Gail Winter at the Office of International Studies, there are about ten more people coming back from abroad then there are people leaving. So [good] housing might be a bit tight.