Category Archives: Events

Wesleyan ESL Info Sesh

Why not Zoidberg? Kaya Ceci ’13 writes in:

¿Interested in Teaching ESL next year?

The Wesleyan ESL Program offers English classes to members of the custodial staff interested in taking lessons and is seeking new tutors to replace current seniors!

Get a head start with a great volunteer opportunity and/or possible work-study position! And, more importantly, help out and get to know the wonderful men and women who work here!

Come to our Info Sesh! Hope to see you there!

Date: tomorrow, April 11
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110

Task Force on Educational Programs General Interest Meeting

If Andy Ribner ’14 were a Modest Mouse song, he would be “Education,” from that one really mediocre album with Johnny Marr randomly on it:

Interested in education? Want to take more classes that have to do with education? Think the certificate is cool, but that Wesleyan should have an education major or a teaching certification program?

Come to a general interest meeting for a Task Force on Educational Programs at Wes! Our goal is to show strong student interest for new programs to hopefully facilitate the growth of an education department.

Date: tomorrow, April 11
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free

Fashion Show 2012: Armageddon

Good evening folks! Ericia Byer ’13 writes in, indicating that a meteor is coming just this way and it’s up to Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Owen Wilson, and Steve Fucking Buscemi to save the day:

Don’t miss Wesleyan students showing off their personal designs and
strutting their stuff down the runway at the annual Wesfest Fashion

Date: April 12th
9 p.m. – 11pm
Freeman Hockey Rink
$6 (at the Box Office)

GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL – (Re)imagining Post-Industrial Urbanity: Films of the Ruhr Area, Germany

Come and see three films from the Ruhrgebiet, a large post-industrial area in
western Germany. In an introductory session, Sina Nitzsche, Visiting Assistant
Professor of German at Oglethorpe University, and Kate Thorpe, Teagle Writing
Fellow at Wesleyan, will place these films in the context of the transformation
through art and image-making that the region is experiencing.

Friday, April 13, 2012:

7 PM Introduction

7:30 PM Bang Boom Bang a film by Peter Thorwart,

Saturday, April 14, 2012:

5 PM Losers and Winners, a documentary by Ulrike Franke and Michael Loeken,

7 PM Solino by Fatih Akin

All events will take place in Downey House 113.

The event is sponsored by the German Studies Department, Writing at Wesleyan, and the Goethe Institute Boston.

Volunteer for Unspeakable Acts and Know The Line

From Tanya Purdy, Director of WesWell:

Unspeakable Acts and Know the Line is a series of skits addressing sexual assault, relationship violence and alcohol issues that WesWELL sponsors during New Student Orientation. This peer theatre piece was first performed at Wesleyan in 2002. The performance is a powerful introduction to sexual violence and alcohol use on campus and provides a starting point for further discussion for these difficult but important topics. Each year, the performers have put their own unique stamp on the piece(s) they perform, to make changes that help the audience understand the issues more clearly, and even add new skits.

Eric Holt-Giménez Is Coming

To all ye food lovers:

Eric Holt-Giménez, the executive director of FoodFirst/Institute for Food and Development Policy, is coming to Wesleyan this Thursday, April 12th at 4:15PM in Allbritton 311!

Eric is the editor of the 2011 Food First book, Food Movements Unite! Strategies to transform our food systems, and the author of the 2009 Food First Book Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice. His earlier book, Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture chronicles the development of this movement in Mexico and Central America over two and a half decades. Eric worked with farmers, participated in their farmer-to-farmer trainings, and recorded their triumphs with his camera and pen. This engaging book is the product of that longitudinal participatory research.

So get your foodgroove on and join the discussion this Thursday!

  • Where: Albritton 311 (Shapiro Writing Center)
  • When: Thursday at 4:15

This event is sponsored and hosted by the College of the Environment, Farm House and WesFRESH.