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Welcome Back/It’s Spring Semester/ARE YOU WESLEYAN (STILL) Checklist

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Hello collective social organism that is the Wesleyan student body. Quit thinking about Drop/Add for a hot sec and LISTEN (READ?). If you’re like me, you gave no serious thought to what you wanted to do this semester and packed 30 minutes prior to journeying to central Connecticut.

For me, and for you, here are some things you can do to reaffirm your identity as an oh-so-Wesleyan student.

We All Have Hopes, Dreams & Aspirations: Goals for the Semester

A photograph taken from the author’s freshman dorm. The nostalgia hits hard.

Well we’ve done it, we’ve made it through one week of classes for the semester. Maybe it’s just me, but it feels like ages since getting back to Wes. That has a lot to do with me being abroad last semester, so everything feels strange and new and overwhelming. But being away, and now back again, has made me think a lot about my time here at Wes and what I’m doing with it. I figure now is a good a time as any to think about my goals, and the goals of others, for the semester. So without further ado, some thoughts from the Wesleyan community:

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).

Abroad This Spring? Submit Your Abrog

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Sunny in Sydney? Balmy in Barcelona? Death in Venice?

Let’s face it: between the media firestorm that Senior Praguetails incited and the dozens of incredible concerts week in and week out, Wesleyan has been a pretty boring place this semester.

So, to all the students abroad this spring: Won’t you fill us in? If you’re keeping a blog of your experiences, give us a shout. We’ll advertise for you here on Wesleying.

Many abroad-in-the-fall students responded to our call last semester, checking in from such disparate places as Copenhagen, Haifa, and Taipei. Let’s keep the abrog tradition alive.

Email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org with the link to your blog. Be sure to make the subject header “Study Abroad Blog” so we don’t think it’s spam. Feel free to attach a brief explanation of the circumstances of your semester abroad: name of your program, places you’ve visited, koalas you’ve hugged, etc. You can also let us know if you’d like to remain anonymous when we post it.

New Film Series Features ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Argo,’ ‘Strangelove,’ Various Important Films I Haven’t Seen

Just further proof that the Argus should change its motto to “Argo Fuck Yourself.”

Nothing quite signals the start of a new semester like the unveiling of a new Film Series calendar. Today the Wesleyan Fucking Film Series’ prestigious social media intern awoke from a deep slumber to share the news. Here’s a preview.

Possibly to mark the recent departure of longtime Director of Media and Public Relations David Pesci, the Film Board has chosen to honor Pesci’s legacy by screening a film starring his estranged brother Joe, Goodfellas—arguably the best gangster film ever. (I jest, they’re not actually related, but getting to see Goodfellas on the big screen almost makes up for the number of times the Film Board has ignored my request for Once Upon a Time in America.) If you think you can nail the “You think I’m funny?” monologue, come prepared to do it into the Goldsmith microphone.

Other highlights on the new calendar include the excellent Oscar-nominated Argo, which is further proof that the Argus should change its motto to “Argo Fuck Yourself”; Cold War favorite Dr. Strangelove, which continues a recent string of Kubrick classics that has also included Full Metal Jacket and The Shining; and Coen brothers masterpiece No Country for Old Men, which will make you nostalgic for that time in high school when you creepily called everyone “friendo.” Because Halloween is too long to wait, they’re also showing Alien.

Oh, and the first movie of the semester is West Side Story. Get ready  for singing, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Let’s Get Ready is looking for a Site Director

Matt Patterson ’09 writes it to tell us that Let’s Get Ready is looking for a new site director:

Let’s Get Ready (LGR) helps under-served high school students get to college by providing intensive SAT and college preparation support. Every LGR program is both managed and staffed by college students who we believe have the potential to make an incredible difference in a student’s life.

Job Description: The Director works with a fellow Wesleyan student to run a small scale college access program for 50 under-served Meriden students. Specifically the director will:

  • Recruit Meriden high school students and Wesleyan college students to participate in the program.
  • Plan financial aid workshops, college trips, admissions panel discussions to expose the students to college life!
  • Manage the volunteer coaches to ensure that they properly execute the planned activities
  • Track all student assignments and student progress through College Choice goals. Collect and submit information to the central LGR office.

If you are interested in applying for the Wesleyan director position, please contact Jessica Filante at jfilante@letsgetready.org or 857-998-2066.

Compensation: The Wesleyan LGR Site Director will receive a stipend in the amount of $1,750 for the Spring 2009 semester. Directors work approximately 15-25 hours per week.