Get on the Spring Fling Committee for Next Year! Apps due this Fri., 4/27

Spring Fling is an all-campus outdoor concert that happens on Foss Hill every May. In the past, artists like The Dirty Projectors, Big Boi, and TV on the Radio have come to rock out Wesleyan’s student body. The Spring Fling Committee works throughout the year to put together a multiple-act show that brings the most current and enjoyable bands to campus in an effort to please the entire student body.

If you would like to become a member of Spring Fling Committee for the 2012-2013 school year, please answer the questions found here. (The committee meets once a week according to member availability.) Send your completed application to by 5 PM on Friday, April 27th.

We will review the applications and contact applicants for interviews. Interviews will be held on Monday, April 30th from 3 PM – 5 PM.

Best, The Appointments Committee–Meherazade Sumariwalla WSA Vice President, Cameron Couch WSA Treasurer / Chair, Student Budget Committee, Michael Piderit Current Spring Fling Committee Chair

Getting Off-campus — WSA transportation info and options

Hey Students,

 The first thing you can do is check our NEW transportation website: Cardinal Directions! Go to  to find the easiest way to get to your desired destination.

If that doesn’t work for your needs, don’t forget about ZipCars. They are really convenient, and you only have to pay a $35 dollar yearly membership and $8/hour of use. No additional fees, no gas, no insurance, and you can rent them any time you want. Go to to learn more.

Lastly, just wanted to let you all know that the Thursday shuttles to the New Haven Train Station that we made possible this year are here to stay. You can catch those every Thursday at 6pm in front of Usdan for $10.

  Safe travels, WSA Transportation Committee


WSA Presidential Debate — 4/23, 6:30 p.m.

As we draw closer to the Presidential and Vice Presidential race this spring, we are pleased to announce that the Presidential Debate will take place at 6:30 PM on Monday, April 23rd on the 1st floor of Usdan. Come hear what the candidates have to say; you can submit your questions here.

Best, The Elections Committee–Meherazade Sumariwalla ’12 (Chair), Syed Ali ’13 and Maeve Russell ’14

Apply to be a Writing Tutor! Apps due 4/23

 Improve your writing, help other students with theirs, and impress the whole world with your skills.

The Writing Workshop is currently hiring tutors and mentors for the 2012-2013 academic year!

As a writing tutor, you will receive one course credit in English and a $400 stipend for one semester’s work. All tutors are trained in ENGL 491, the Ford Teaching Seminar, which meets weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1pm. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

The pre-application, which consists of a brief online questionnaire, is due Monday, April 23 at 5 pm.

The full application is due Monday, April 30 at 5 pm and is to be delivered to Professor Greene’s office in hard copy (Downey House Room 207).

To learn more or apply, please visit:


Questions?   Contact Professor Anne Greene at x3604 and, or Ford Fellows Anya Backlund and Katherine Mechling at x2440 and

The BIG Draw 4/22, 1-5 p.m.


The Big Draw: Middletown

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00-5:00 P.M.

See for event updates.

Join us at The Big Draw: Middletown on Sunday, April 22, for a community celebration of drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists. The Big Draw is organized by the Friends of the Davison Art Center in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.

The event is free and open to the public with activities for adults, students, and children ages five and up. No advance registration.  Register on site Sunday April 22 at the Davison Art Center, 301 High Street.

The Big Draw: Middletown will feature 10 drawing workshops throughout the Wsleyan University campus. Wesleyan art professors and art students, and members of the Middletown High School Art Club will facilitate the workshops. The wide range of activities will include illustration, Japanese sumi-e ink drawing, a collective Earth Day-themed drawing, movement and drawing, and a scavenger hunt. Participants will draw from live models, period costumes, the natural world, dancers, art in the Davison Art Center gallery, and the imagination. Drawing study of nude models is open to adults and minors with parental permission. The day will culminate with a community exhibition on campus. The event will take place rain or shine.

The Big Draw: Middletown is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Davison Art Center; the Wesleyan University Division of Arts and Humanities, Department of Art & Art History, Center for the Arts, and Center for Community Partnerships; the Middlesex County Community Foundation/Mary Ann Lambert Fund; and the Middletown Commission on the Arts.

For the latest information about The Big Draw: Middletown, see event updates on Facebook at and on the Friends of the Davison Art Center blog at

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Smokin’ Lilies… 4/21, 8 p.m.

Smokin’ Lilies

 Saturday, April 21   8 p.m.

 The Cypress (across from Haveli’s)

Take a break from the pressures of your incredible social life at Wes to rock out with Smokin’ Lilies–Louise Brown, Barry Chernoff, Rob Rosenthal–and three more much cooler people–Luanne Benshimol, Evan Glass and Paul Horton.  

Lecture on Jewish Approaches to Islam 4/19, 4:30 p.m.

A Lecture by Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Princeton University

 Judaism and Islam: Between History and Polemics

 The talk will address Jewish approaches to Islam from a historical and modern perspective.

Elisha Russ-Fishbane received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in 2009.  His dissertation, Between Politics and Piety: Abraham Maimonides and His Times, is a historical investigation into Egyptian Jewish society in the thirteenth century.   Elisha Russ-Fishbane is now a Tikvah Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Thought at Princeton University and will be joining Wesleyan’s Religion Department and Jewish and Israel Studies in July.

Thursday, April 19, PAC 004, 4:30 pm