From Margaret Curtis ’14:
Sarah Esocoff ’15 and Keelin Ryan ’14 wrote and produced their comedy “Laugh Track” at Wesleyan the spring of 2014. They are now pulling a Lin-Manuel Miranda and bringing the show to NYC! The show stars Beanie Feldstein ’15 and has many Wesleyan crew members (but not too many).
The comedy is playing a 5 show run at The New York International Fringe Festival. Tickets to the first performance include free admittance to the after party!
Buy tix HERE. More info @ laughtracknyc.com
Date: Saturday, August 15 – Thursday, August 27
Time: 6:15-10 PM
Place: The Lynn Redgrave Theater, NYC
If you’re enjoying a summer in good ol’ Middletown, CT, consider the first of four screenings of Jimmy Stewart movies sponsored by the Center for Film Studies:
The Center for Film Studies – Summer Film Series Presents
HOLLYWOOD ICONS: JIMMY STEWART
Tuesdays in July 2015
Start time: 7:30pm
The film will be introduced by Marc Longenecker, Programming and Technical Director, Center for Film Studies
Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 7:30-10 PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
We emerge from this summer void for a message from Irma Mazariego ’16:
The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers to come back early and participate in In the Company of Others 2015. This important peer theater piece is a central aspect of the New Student Orientation. In the Company of Others is a time when upperclassmen are able to share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what it means to live in a diverse community.
This year, we are particularly looking for applicants that can share experiences that relate to our theme of access, equity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being a performer for this program, please complete the interest form here.
Please submit your application no later than Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Irma Mazariego in the Office of New Student Orientation.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 24 at 5 PM
Rather than halfheartedly trying to quote lyrics from “In the Heights” or some other thing written by this year’s commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, we’ll just skip ahead to: “Hey y’all, good morning!” It’s the 183rd Commencement at Wesleyan University, and we’re outdoors at Denison Terrace/Andrus Field/Foss Hill live-blogging all the speeches, processions, and every single name read (okay, none of the names) at today’s graduation ceremony.
Along with Miranda, Spellman College president Beverly Daniel Tatum ’75 and Goodspeed Musicals executive director Michael P. Price are receiving honorary degrees. Things should be getting started around 11 a.m.
Congratulations to the Class of 2015, and even more congratulations to all the many Wesleying editors and contributors who are graduating as well! You can watch a livestream of the ceremony here.
Update: You read all the speeches and watch Miranda’s address below. And here’s the official Wesleyan newsletter article on the event.
If you missed the first couple film theses screenings (or your folks want to check them out), you can watch them this R&C weekend.
The full schedule (all 16mm and digital films) will be played twice on Friday and once on Saturday:
Friday, May 22: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 23: 10 am to 2 pm
FREE ADMISSION and visitors can come and go throughout the day. There will be schedules in the lobby with the order of each film screening.
From Jenna Starr ’15:
Join your fellow graduating class for a special ceremony the evening before graduation! And of course, bring your family! We will be having senior student speakers Jenna Starr, Camille Casareno, and Jasmine Masand as well as a special speech by Robert Steele, Professor of Psychology.
Robert Steele earned his B.A. in biology from Whitman College in 1968 and his Ph.D., in 1973, from Harvard University, in Psychology and Social Relations. His research interests are broad, ranging from his book, Freud and Jung: Conflicts of Interpretation, to his work as Director of Diversity Connections, the interactive digital data base, for the Ford Foundation’s Initiative on Diversity in Higher Education.
He was honored as the first recipient of the Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Award for his “outstanding work” and “commitment to social justice” in 2013 and in 2014 with the Binswanger Prize for Excellent in Teaching.
For thirty years, in classes ranging from Cultural Psychology to Myth, Magic and Movies (Harry Potter class), his teaching has focused on working with students to understand the ways in which sexism, racism and classism shape our society’s representations of differing demographic groups and warp our individual preferences and prejudices.
Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
From the CFA staff:
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Each student is invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for this year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Co-sponsored by University Relations.
Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 2-4 PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Thanks to our first Tipbox Roundup post at the beginning of this month
, we’ve been getting a lot more emails telling us what you’ve been doing! That is cool of you. In the hopes that this series will continue, here is a post to kick us into summer, featuring news about alumni, things alumni might need this summer, senior week, music, and some other stuff, too.
If you want us to be able to reply directly to your tips (if you think we might have replied to your tip, look in the shoutbox to the right!), send us an email at staff[at]wesleying[dot]org. Otherwise, use the form for any juicy anonymous knowledge you may have.
From the collective themselves:
Hi all! After four years and many band names, we’re finally releasing our debut full-length LP, titled Voice Memos. It was engineered and tracked by the peerless Rob Don ’15; mixed by both Rob Don and the nonpareil Ryan Gardner ’15; and mastered by Mr. Don and the unsurpassed and unsurpassable Jack Lewis ’15. The unrivaled Hailey Sowden ’15 created these cool cover graphics and our drummer Piers Gelly ’13 designed the cover.
You can catch a look at the action at the all-caps LADD Bandcamp.