That’s right – it’s that time again! Come hang out with fellow outdoorsy folks and discuss outings for the next two weekends as well as ideas for fall break. Meet at Outhouse (132 High Street) at 10 PM on Wednesday. If you are interested, come early at 9 PM to hear professor Peter Mark talk about his mountain climbing exploits in the Alps.
The other day I was thinking to myself, “Boy, wouldn’t it be great if amongst all this crappy weather there was a pizza party/potluck in the Davison Art Center in the CFA on Wednesday, September 29th???”
Oh my gosh Avery Truffleman ’13 made my daydreams come true!
From 5-7 PM in Davison you can eat pizza and/or participate in a pizza making competition!* Just get a couple of friends, cook up a dope pizza, and bring it to the CFA. Pizza judging will be at 6 PM by none other than Usdan pizza guru, Mert Champagne (he’s looking for flavor originality and tastiness). Winners receive medals and some sort of limited edition poster (?!?!).
In addition to getting your nom nom on, there will be live music and a new exhibit entitled “Art and Appetite.”
*To clarify, you don’t need to make a pizza to attend the event (but you’re cooler if you do).
Matthew Sharpe, a former Wesleyan fiction professor, will give a reading this Wednesday at Russell House as part of the Writing at Wesleyan series.
MATTHEW SHARPE is the author of the novels You Were Wrong (published this fall by Bloomsbury), Jamestown, The Sleeping Father, and Nothing Is Terrible, and the short-story collection Stories fromtheTube. He has served proudly in the English department at Wesleyan, and has also taught at Columbia, Bard, and New College of Florida. He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and lives in Manhattan.
*there is also a gathering at Writing House before the event (read the event post here.)
On Tuesday, October 26th, Professor Elie Wiesel is presenting a lecture to the Wesleyan community entitled “Building an Ethical Society: The Death Penalty and Human Dignity,” at Memorial Chapel. Tickets will be available shortly. Apply to Join a Discussion with Professor Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate!
Prof. Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, is the author of more than forty books of fiction and non-fiction, including Night and other volumes of memoirs. For his literary and human rights activities, he has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1986, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Earlier on the day of his lecture, Prof. Wiesel will hold a discussion session with a small group of students, focusing specifically on writing about moral and ethical topics. This session is tentatively scheduled for 4-4:45 PM, October 26th, in the Shapiro event room, Allbritton 311.
Mega into mountain climbing? Fan of flabbergasting nature photos? Ardent about the Alps? Curiosity piqued by peaks? Come hear professor Peter Mark talk about his many mountaineering adventures in the European Alps while viewing a slideshow of undoubtedly epic pictures. Wednesday, September 29th, 9 PM, at Outhouse, 132 High Street.
P.S. This would also not be a bad way to fill that hour of unbearable anticipation we all suffer through before the biweekly outing club meeting (this Wednesday at 1o PM).