Category Archives: Events

WarriorFit Information Session and Free Workout

“What is WarriorFit? Find out tomorrow during our first meeting in Beckham! Come ready for a quick fitness challenge at the end!”

Gregory Faxon ’14’s fitness formula supreme has the right stuff to make your abs look swell! TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW:

Drawing from a wide range of disciplines including CrossFit, power-lifting, and martial arts training, this class incorporates a variety of full-bodied movements that will have you looking and feeling great fast. WarriorFit uses highly functional and effective strength and conditioning so that you can excel at the things you love to do outside the gym. WarriorFit is open to all levels of athleticism. Come check us out!

Seed to Sprout: WILD SUCCESS

Join one of the alumni founders of WILD Wes (Miles Bukiet ’11) for a discussion about the creation of the fastest growing student group on campus and one of the most ambitious permaculture projects in the world. 

Watch the progression of leadership and learn how to build and sustain a powerful student movement with a panel Q&A featuring Bukiet’11 and the current leaders of WILD Wes.

What: Talk and Q&A
When: Thursday Sept. 22 @ 7:00 to 8:00 followed by a club meeting of WILD Wes from 8:00 to 9:00
Where: Shanklin 107

Wes Film Thesis Auditions: “Better”

Leon Izsak ’12 is looking for actors for a senior thesis film!

We’re looking to cast the principle roles (one male and one female) in a lightly humorous drama.

It features a story in which two people are thwarted in their attempts to build a meaningful connection by their struggles with depression and the repercussions of modern treatment. Will our protagonist be able to leave behind his escapist fantasies and embrace the one he loves?

Feel free to bring a small piece to perform and or a picture of yourself. In any case, audition materials will be provided on site. Prior acting experience is neither expected nor required.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 22
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge, room 184 of the Exley Science Center

The Universe in a Nutshell: The Long Sentence in Borges’s ‘El Aleph’

On Thursday, September 22 at 4:15 PM, Daniel Balderston, Andrew Mellon Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Pittsburgh will be giving a speech at the Romance Languages and Literatures department at 300 High Street. Daniel Balderston is the director of the Borges Center at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the editor of the journal Variaciones Borges. He is the author of Out of Context: Historical Reference and the Representation of Reality in BorgesBorges, realidades y simulacros; The Literary Universe of Jorge Luis Borges; Borges, una enciclopedia, and El deseo, enorme cicatriz luminosa. Daniel Balderston has also edited Approaches to Teaching Puig¹s Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, and Voice Overs: Translation and Latin American Literature. This lecture is presented by the Wesleyan University Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and The Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series. A reception will follow.

  • Date: Thursday, September 22
  • Time: 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Place: The Common Room, 300 High Street
  • Cost: Free!

CAAS Presents: First Book Series

Danielle McGuire, Assistant Professor of History at Wayne State University, will give a talk tomorrow on her book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance – A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf).

From the book’s website:

Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the Civil Rights movement.

The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written.

The talk marks the start of the Center for African American Studies’ First Book Series, which will “welcome trailblazing scholars whose first book projects are making and will make significant contributions to the field of African-American Studies”. It will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Date: Thursday, Sept 22
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Center for African American Studies, Vanguard Lounge
Cost: NA

Occupy Wall Street: More Stuff :DDDDDDD

If you’re one of the many people who’s asked someone in the last week what Occupy Wall Street is all about, or someone in the last 12 hours what the tents on Foss are all about, and not received a satisfactory answer, hopefully this post will help. Below is a piece put together by Daniel Plafker and Coady Johnson, both ’15, that sums up both the motives behind the movement and Wesleyan’s involvement in a few paragraphs. Click through the jump for more words from them, myself, and a call to come to the info sessions at the Foss Hill tents, today and tomorrow at 5 PM:

Occupy Wall St: A Briefing

Our own Tahrir Square moment is  happening right now in the newly renamed “Liberty Plaza” in the  Financial district in NYC.

Wesleyan Students: This is a call to action!
This past weekend, a group of more than twenty Wesleyan students heeded the call and descended on Wall Street to join more than two thousand protesters in an effort to occupy New York’s financial district. Our goal was to send a message to the world that the people would no longer tolerate a system in which the interests of corporate profits outweigh the needs and well-being of the masses.

What we helped to build when we arrived was an amazing and beautiful community, built on the long-term occupation of Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park (now renamed Liberty Plaza), modelled after the revolutionary occupations of Tahrir Square in Cairo and Puerta del Sol in Madrid earlier this year.

The community that has emerged is one of overwhelming love, respect and mutual cooperation, guided by a consensus-based decision making process and direct democratic assemblies through which we formulate demands and solutions. Good vibes abound, with drum circles and yoga sessions mingling with passionate marches and intense debate. Catch a glimpse of the magical atmosphere that is Liberty Plaza here  (be sure to check out WesCelebs @ 2:39):

Kirtan Chanting

Does Becky Schisler ’14 know what’s really good, or what? Fa rilly, y’all:

Kirtan, or ecstatic chanting, is an ancient spiritual practice from India in which simple mantras are repeated over and over, faster and faster, allowing participants to quiet the mind and melt into the sound. It’s traditionally done with Sanskrit mantras, but we’re gonna throw in some Hebrew, some humming, some Hindi, and whatever else anyone brings and would like to share. Bring your bodies, your voices, your drums, your tambourines, your guitars, your didgeridoos, your big wooden spoons, your native American flutes.

Date: Sept. 21
Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Buddhist House 356 Wash Ave

Redefine Sorority.

Do you identify as female? Do you want to meet other women at Wesleyan? Do you like fanny packs? Then, you should consider rushing Rho Epsilon Pi, Wesleyan’s newest sorority.

so•ror•i•ty [suh-ror-i-tee]
noun, plural –ties.
a society or club of women or girls,
especially in college.

Help Rho Epsilon Pi in their mission to redefine sorority. Rho Ep will be hosting their first Rush event TONIGHT at WesWings at 8 p.m.

  • Date: TODAY!
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Place: WesWings

Farmers’ Market, don’t miss out!

So, in case you missed the farmers’ market last week, you seriously missed out. I don’t want the same thing to happen to you again at the market tomorrow. Bon Appetit served up incredibly delicious local pork sandwiches and tofu with curry salad dressing, both on ciabatta bread. May or may not be salivating while reminiscing about it now. Not to mention the peach crisp and frozen apple cider. And, attention underclassmen: Bon Appetit will now accept points AND meals for their local lunch.

If that’s not enough to entice you to come to this week’s market (happening tomorrow), then just let this incredible list of vendors bring you out to the market with PLENTY OF CASH to spend.

  • apples from Horse Listeners Orchard
  • organic smoothies from Raw Youniverse
  • fresh produce from George Hall Farm
  • organic fair trade coffee from Shoreline Roasters

And, as you can see, the weather is supposed to be beautiful. Seriously, you need to be there. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. TOMORROW. Usdan Courtyard.

  • Date: TOMORROW
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Place: Usdan Courtyard