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WesKids in the Blogosphere

all drawings from Jason Katzenstein '13's blog, Literally Drawn Lyrics

drawings by Hannah Baker and Jason Katzenstein [all drawings from Katzenstein ’13’s blog, Literally Drawn Lyrics]

You may not have known but probably expected that some of our brilliant peers are killing it in the online realm. Once upon a while ago, frostedmoose did a post on some Gov professors in the blogosphere. Abrogs have gotten attention. But this doesn’t even begin to cover it. I compiled a list of some of the more well-known bloggers among us– complete with blurbs from the bloggers themselves! You’re missing some QUALITY bloggin’ if you haven’t checked these girls (see what I did there?) out:

Apply to join Second Stage Staff

second stage

You know those guys who put up a new, student-produced, student-run show pretty much every single weekend of the year? Jenna Robins ’13 wants to bring you into that world of acclaim and admiration:

Have you ever wanted to be a part of the oldest student theater group in the country? Produce a whole lot of really great theater? Be young, friendly, and attractive? Have keys to the ’92?

Now’s your chance! Starting today, Second Stage is accepting applications to join our staff! Duties include meetings every Monday, setting up risers most Wednesdays, representing Second Stage at shows on weekends, and striking shows most Saturday nights.

Please contact Grace Herman Holland (gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) or any member of Second Stage staff for an application or with questions. Applications are due Sunday March 31st at 11:59 pm. Contact information is available on our website.

Deadline: By Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Place: ’92 Theater/ Second Stage email inboxes
Contact: gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Process Advisor Training

Nicole Updegrove ’14 wants to train you up:

Ever been written up had “a friend” who was written up for a judicial violation and didn’t know what to do?

The Student Judicial Board and Wesleyan Student Assembly are teaming up to offer Process Advisor training, in which you can learn about the judicial process and learn to be a resource for your fellow students. It should be informative and maybe even fun.

Trainings will take place Thursday from 7:15-8:45 and Friday from 4:00-5:30 in Usdan 108. You only need attend one.

Date: Nov 1st and Nov 2nd
Time: 7:15-8:45PM (Thu) and 4:00-5:30PM (Fri)
Place: Usdan 108

French Lunch Table

Want to practice your French and learn more about French culture? Check out the French Lunch Table at Usdan on Wednesday!

Description : Parlez-vous français ? Alors, come join us at the French Table !

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 12 – 1.30 PM
Place: Usdan 2nd floor – Right wing
Cost: Free

UCAB’s Bi-Annual Music & S’mores

 It’s that time again, friends. Music, Marshmallows, Chocolate, Graham Crackers, S’mores, Redundancy—we’ll have it all this Thursday.

The bands Men With Bad Manners and The Rooks each will be playing a set while you get your s’mores on and hang out with your friends. The event is free, including the raffle to win some delectable prizes. So what are you doing this Thursday? Charring some marshmallow fluff and rocking out—that’s what.

Date: Thursday, May 3rd
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Outside Usdan
Cost: Free!

Jewish and Israel Studies Capstone Presentations

Herzl Forest Poster for the 50th Anniversary of the Jewish National Fund, 1954

From Prof. Magda Teter:

Another academic year is about to end. Just a few classes are left. A crunch time for our students and faculty, but also a time to celebrate students’ achievements. Since 2010 students and faculty have celebrated students’ projects in Jewish and Israel Studies. And while some students will indeed graduate with the Jewish and Israel Studies Certificate this year, others are still working on their courses, and still some are engaged in research and creative projects contributing to Jewish and Israel Studies without getting the certificate.

Topics of student presentations will include politics of trees in Israel/Palestine; folklore among Jews from Europe and Arab countries; Holocaust memory and family story; women and Jewish liturgical practices; rhetoric of otherness against Jews and Muslims in Europe; bioethics and Jewish law! And much more.

Come and get inspired to do creative work in Jewish and Israel Studies.

Reception will follow.

Date: Mon., May 7th
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Allbritton 103
Cost: Free (Reception to follow)

Missing Boston College Student

If you’re currently in the Boston area, do take note and keep on a lookout. We recently got a write-in from Eliana Theodorou ’12 informing us about the unfortunate circumstances of Franco Garcia, a 21-year-old Boston College student who has been missing for a few weeks now. She writes:

Franco Garcia, a BC student and friend of someone I went to high school with, has been missing since February 22. His friend, family, and police are requesting that anyone who may have any information related to his disappearance help out with the search. Though most Wes students were probably in Middletown at the time of his disappearance, many are likely in the Boston area for break. If anyone knows or hears of anything that could be helpful to investigations at all, please contact the Newton Police at 617-796-2100 or Massachusetts State Police at 617-727-4812 or call local police or 911.

Garcia was last seen on Feb 22 around 12:15 am at Mary Ann’s Bar. Since that time, police say Franco has not attended any classes at Boston College and has not shown up for work. His vehicle is still parked at Boston College where he left it on Feb. 21. Franco also works at one of the CVS locations in Waltham and has not appeared at work, nor contacted anyone. His family and friends are extremely worried and ask the public to please help look for Franco.
Garcia’ family has set up a website to serve as a hub for information. Click here for access.

More information can be found from The Huffington Post, here and here. Further info can be found here.

Itemized information about Garcia’s last known whereabouts and physical appearance after the jump.

Eating Disorder Support Group

This support group is designed as a safe space for students with eating disorders/disordered eating and their friends and supporters. Our goal is to create a supportive environment for those struggling with these issues at Wesleyan, which can sometimes be an alienating and hostile environment. We welcome anyone to come and share, or listen. We are in no way affiliated with CAPS, and we promise a safe and confidential space to discuss issues.  We’re doing things a little differently this semester to make the meetings more supportive, so if you’ve come to a meeting in the past and were disappointed, we welcome you back.

If you have questions, or would like to come but can’t because the time is inconvenient, email Hannah at hmonk(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Date: Sunday, February 5th
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110

8-to-8 is back!

The elusive yet emotionally available members of 8-to-8 write in:

8-to-8 is back for another school year! We are a non-directive listening service by Wesleyan students, for Wesleyan students. This means we won’t give you advice, but instead ask open-ended questions to provide a space for you to explore your own thoughts. We are not affiliated with OBHS, and you remain completely anonymous. Your call can be 30 seconds or 3 hours. We can be your sounding board just to bounce some ideas around or provide a resource for working through tougher issues.

Every day, from 7 PM to 7 AM (we know, it’s not actually 8 to 8…) we’re at the other end of the line.  860 685 7789.

*Props to anyone who understands the Kim Possible reference.

Espwesso Reopens Tonight!

Thank the lord for sending a worthy messenger in Jacob Eichengreen ’13! Espwesso, Wesleyan’s student-run café / the best place on earth, reopens tonight at 9. Espwesso serves up coffee, hot chocolate, and tea after other campus spots like ? have closed for the day for your points or hard-earned cash, with real live student baristas making real live quality creations; highlights include a central location (the Allbritton basement), a small library of campus publications to browse, and free drip coffee (!). That being said, the management asks that people bring their own cups if they can – after a month or so, Espwesso will begin charging (very little) for cups to keep costs low and the place open. 2015, swing by after the Common Moment and get to know the superawesomefriendlyspecial staff!