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Unofficial Orientation Series 2017: Student Groups

This is a repost of michelle‘s update of Maya‘s 2015 post, which was an update of alt‘s 2014 post, which was an update of Q‘s 2013 post, which was an update of Syed‘s 2012 post

student activities fair

This is the annual student activities fair, where you can schmooze or, more likely, be schmoozed to your heart’s content.

This is part of our 2017 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

By the time classes start, you’ll likely be successfully moved into your dorm, blissfully free from your parents, and finally finding the time to figure your shit out. Soon, you’ll realize that you have a little too much time on your hands — and you might want to fill that time with Organized Social Activities.

Thankfully for you, there are about 300 student groups at Wesleyan, so you have many, many options. Joining student groups is one of the best way to meet people outside of your dorm and in different class years. You could find best friends! Mentors! Something new about yourself! It’s all up to you.

As your Orientation Leaders, advisers, and basically everyone else including me will tell you — stick to the Rule of Seven. Each class you take, group you join, job you have, and any other thing you might do counts as one commitment, and you should try to have only seven full-time commitments per semester. With a standard four-course load, that leaves three spots for you to fill with whatever the hell else you want. That’s what this post is for.

Sophia Kick-Off Meeting

Are you interested in philosophy, but put off by the lack of representation in your classes? Do you wish there was more of a sense of community among students in the department? Are your friends tired of hearing you talk about theory too much? Come check out this new student group!

This is the official first meeting of SOPHIA! Finally, an intellectual organization dedicated to diversity and the de-mystification of Philosophy across ALL cultures. We will discuss the organizations goals and what to expect moving forward. This will be a casual social event. Food and refreshments with be provided. See you there!
Date: Tomorrow, Friday, October 14
Time: 4:30-6PM
Place: Vanguard Lounge, Center for African American Studies (343 High St.)

Cultivating a Culture of Consent: Project No Red Zone

“Consent. All the cool kids are doing it.”

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This past weekend marked the halfway point of the “Red Zone”, or the first six weeks of school when students are statistically most vulnerable to sexual assault and violence.

I sat down with WSA President Rebecca Hutman ’17 and Vice President Nila Ravi ’17 (with a brief interjection by Lizzie Shackney ’17, who was also chilling in Pi) to find out more about the project and its trajectory for the rest of the six weeks and beyond.

Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: Student Groups

This is an update of Maya‘s 2015 post, which was an update of alt‘s 2014 post, which was an update of Q‘s 2013 post, which was an update of Syed‘s 2012 post

student activities fair

This is the annual student activities fair, where you can schmooze or, more likely, be schmoozed to your heart’s content.

This is part of our 2016 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

By the time classes start, you’ll likely be successfully moved into your dorm, blissfully free from your parents, and finally finding the time to figure your shit out. Soon, you’ll realize that you have a little too much time on your hands — and you might want to fill that time with Organized Social Activities.

Thankfully for you, there are about 300 student groups at Wesleyan, so you have many, many options. Joining student groups is one of the best way to meet people outside of your dorm and in different class years. You could find best friends! Mentors! Something new about yourself! It’s all up to you.

As your Orientation Leaders, advisers, and basically everyone else including me will tell you — stick to the Rule of Seven. Each class you take, group you join, job you have, and any other thing you might do counts as one commitment, and you should try to have only seven full-time commitments per semester. With a standard four-course load, that leaves three spots for you to fill with whatever the hell else you want. That’s what this post is for.

Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Student Groups

This is an update of alt‘s 2014 post, which was an update of Q‘s 2013 post, which was an update of Syed‘s 2012 post

student activities fair

this is the annual student activities fair, where you can schmooze or, more likely, be schmoozed to your heart’s content

By the time classes start in just nine days, you’ll likely be successfully moved into your dorm, blissfully free from your parents, and finally finding the time to figure your shit out. Soon, you’ll realize that you have a little too much time on your hands — and you might want to fill that time with Organized Social Activities.

Thankfully for you, there are about 300 student groups at Wesleyan, so you have many, many options. Joining student groups is one of the best way to meet people outside of your dorm and in different class years. You could find best friends! Mentors! Something new about yourself! It’s all up to you.

As your Orientation Leaders, advisers, and basically everyone else including me will tell you — stick to the Rule of Seven. Each class you take, group you join, job you have, and any other thing you might do counts as one commitment, and you should try to have only seven full-time commitments per semester. With a standard four-course load, that leaves three spots for you to fill with whatever the hell else you want. That’s what this post is for.

Wescussion First Meeting

Misha VanEaton ’18 wants to talk to you:

Wescussion is a new student group working to create a space to allow non-judgmental, compassionate conversation with the purpose of fully understanding the complexity of universal, social, and individual issues. We’re going to have our first meeting to talk about how this can/should be created and whether spaces like this exist or are necessary on campus.

Contact mvaneaton(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more information.

Date: Friday 4/3
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108

“Where Should the Birds Fly?” Screening + Discussion with Director Fida Qishta

From the lovely Tedra James ’18:

As a part of Israeli Apartheid Week (Feb. 26th – Mar. 5th), come join Wesleyan Students For Justice in Palestine in welcoming Palestinian Filmmaker Fida Qishda.

Wesleyan Students For Justice in Palestine will be hosting a screening and post-discussion of “Where Should the Birds Fly?”, a film that documents the separate stories and shared experiences of two women who survived Israel’s Operation Cast Lead: 11-year-old Mona Al Samouni who spends the film trying to make sense of her intense experiences and Fida Qishta who began her film making as a wedding videographer before quickly moving to work with international human rights observers in Gaza.

In addition to following the lives of these two women, “Where Should the Birds Fly?” visually tells the story of the efforts of Gazans to live and work under conditions of siege, and to maintain their humanity amidst the impact of military attack.

Watch the trailer here.

Date: TONIGHT! February 27
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: PAC 001

Meet the Spring WesBAM! Instructors

Wesleyan Body and Mind (WesBAM) is a student group dedicated to health and fitness on campus. Entirely run by students, the club provides a variety of weekly courses to ensure that healthy living is fun and accessible for students of all body types and abilities.

Check out the schedule and see if you can make it to class sometime this week. All the classes are free this week!:

Read after the jump to find out more about some of your instructors (there are 15 altogether) and their health tips for the spring.

Mizrahi Mothers, Wrapped in the Flag: Ultra-Nationalism, Apartheid, and the Divinity of Bureaucracy in Israel, a talk by Smadar Lavie

UVL14317_MisrahiMothersPoster_1110_amHenry Prine ’18 writes in:

Israeli anthropologist Smadar Lavie will be delivering a talk about her new book, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture (Berghahn Books, 2014). The project explores the relationship between Mizrahi social protest movements in the State of Israel, violence in Gaza, protest movements in the surrounding Islamic World, and the possibility of further conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians, or Israel and its Arab neighbor states.

Smadar Lavie is a scholar in residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group, UC Berkeley’s critical feminist research center, and is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century University College Cork. She is the author of The Poetics of Military Occupation, receiving the Honorable Mention of the Victor Turner Award for Ethnographic Writing, and co-editor of Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity. She is the winner of the American Studies Association’s 2009 Gloria Anzaldúa Prize and the recipient of the 2013 “Heart at East” Honor Plaque for service on behalf of Mizrahi communities in the State of Israel.

This event is funded by the Department of Anthropology & Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine, and is co-sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies program, along with the New Haven chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.

This event is free and open to the public, and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact J. K?haulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at jkauanui[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Today!
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Judd Hall, Room 116

Students for Sayaxché FIRST MEETING

From Rachael Metz ’16:

Interested in public and/or global health, medicine, or human rights issues? Come to Students for Sayaxché’s first meeting!

Students for Sayaxché is a new student group on campus that, along with some local physicians at Middlesex Hospital, serves as a partner and advocate for a group of rural hospitals and clinics in Sayaxché, Guatemala. As student volunteers, our primary responsibility is to facilitate this partnership between the hospitals in Middletown and Sayaxché. You can expect to do everything from helping to arrange the shipment of medical supplies to even having the opportunity to travel to Guatemala yourself and work at the Sayaxché clinic.

Students for Sayaxché has been an on/off kind of group for a few years now, and this year we’re looking to make it a serious group with concrete goals. While we do have an overarching philosophy and angle to our work, we are looking to further define the group with new ideas. So if you are at all interested in public and/or global health, medicine, or human rights issues, PLEASE come and share your thoughts and ideas with us!

Date: Wednesday, October 8th
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: 11 Vine St.