Usdan’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Wes Students –

Mark your calendar for September 7th, 11am – 3pm, for the Usdan University Center’s 10th Anniversary celebrating the Center and Student Life.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about this amazing building by informing yourself about the rooms and services it can provide you throughout the year.  Review a display of the history of campus centers at Wesleyan – Downey House (1936), The Davenport Campus Center (1984), and now Usdan (2007).  Have a piece of Anniversary cake, and earn a chance to spin the prize wheel throughout the afternoon.  Listen to music from 2007 in the dining bay.  This is a must do event for your first week back on campus, and a great break from chasing classes.

Volunteer Opportunities to Teach English, Spanish and French!

Volunteer with ESL (English as a Second Language) children in the Middletown Public School System

  • Provide academic instruction and support to children at Woodrow Wilson Middle School (WWMS) as they continue to hone their English language skills
  • Help them with day to day assignments and classroom activities
  • Knowledge of Spanish / Arabic preferred, but not required
  • Minimum commitment: ~2 hours per week, between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm (WWMS school hours), preferably over the whole 2017-2018 academic year

Informational meeting: Friday Sept. 9, at 3:00 pm (to be confirmed)

For further information, please contact Phoebe Howe (

Teach elementary Spanish / French to Middletown children (ages 4-7) at the Russell Library

(“Speak like Babar” / “Speak like Dora”)

  • Limited to 4 volunteers who will be enrolled in a French/Spanish class 221 or above (2 French/2 Spanish)
  • Commitment: 1 hour on Saturday (12-2 pm, October and November), plus several sessions to prepare lessons

For further information, please contact Prof. Ana Pérez-Gironés ( )

Theater: Auditions for “The Pillowman”–9/8 and 9/9

Wesleyan Theater Presents

Our production this fall is The Pillowman by Martin McDonough. Here is a note from the director, Visiting Professor-of-Practice Eddie Torres:

“In a world of violence, mistrust and apathy, the state of justice is struggling to survive in the wake of the Pillowman. Come out and take a stand…. AUDITION!”

A brief comment about the play from “This brutal dark comedy from Martin McDonagh, the master of the horror-comedy, poses unanswerable questions: Can stories hold the power to cause atrocities? Where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a life of horror worth living at all? Drawing on inspiration as diverse as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Kafka, and Antonin Artaud, The Pillowman is a dark, twisty, and utterly unforgettable masterpiece from one of Ireland’s most treasured writers.”

All students are encouraged to audition, no matter of experience or academic focus. We would like to have as diverse a pool of talent as possible from throughout the Wesleyan student community.

Auditions: Friday September 8 & Saturday September 9

1pm to 6pm

Theater Studio (TST 001)

Lower Level in Theater Studios Building (#31 on campus map)

Link to audition sign up and script sides on

Questions about Pillowman auditions? Email Stage Manager Zack Lobel (