Category Archives: Events

Writing Certificate Information Session

From Russell House (18)’28:

Interested in the Writing Certificate?

Please come to our information session: Friday, Nov. 2, 12pm-1pm, 41 Wyllys.

Professor Anne Greene, Writing Certificate Coordinator, and Kate Thorpe, Teagle Fellow in the Writing Programs, as well as current students working towards the certificate will provide helpful information about the certificate program and answer any questions you may have.

Mondo Pizza will be served.

Please contact Kate Thorpe, kthorpe(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or Professor Greene, agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, if you have questions.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm-1:0pm
Place:  41 Wyllys room 114
Cost: We pay you in pizza nomnomnom

Let’s Talk about EON, Baby

Where on Earth has EON been? Where on Earth is EON going?

The Environmental Organizer’ Network (EON), is a network of environmental and climate activists and a platform for furthering sustainability initiatives in our community. EON has been on a little hiatus, but it’s time we bring it back.

This event is an open discussion for anyone interested in environmental activism to have hir thoughts be heard. EON has been a huge part of student initiatives in the past, and it can be a resource for us again. To make that happen, we need to come together to tackle some big questions like…

What form does it take?
What is its scope?
How will it be run?
Who will run it?
How do we make it more inclusive?

Minimum Rage: Nona Willis Aronowitz ’06 Speaks

From Samantha Maldonado ’13:

Journalist and cultural critic Nona Willis Aronowitz ’06 will be speaking about the economic fate of the downwardly mobile Millennials and how that will affect the future of labor movements, as well as the implications of that on how we think about our professional identity. This discussion will be based on her work as manifested in her “Hustlin” series at GOOD Magazine, where she formerly was an editor.

Nona was an American Studies major during her time at Wes. She founded Tomorrow Magazine and is a Roosevelt Institute fellow. Her writing about feminism, sex, politics, and pop culture has appeared in The Nation, The New York Observer, The Atlantic, The Village Voice, Slate, The American Prospect, Salon, and Washington Post. She also edited the anthology of her mother Ellen Willis’s rock criticism and co-wrote the book Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism after graduating from Wesleyan.

Event sponsored by the Sociology Department, the Adelphic Educational
Fund, After Hours Literary Magazine, and SALD.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 4:30pm
Place: 200 Church
Facebook: Right hurrrr

Film Series: Contagion

2011. USA. Dir: Steven Soderbergh. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet. 106 min.


We leave Halloween’s exaggerated grotesquerie behind for horror of an all-too-plausible sort, carried out with a tensely clinical accuracy. After pig-bat disease (rather charitably) kills Gwyneth Paltrow, a devastating global pandemic begins and the all-star cast must fight to save humanity or die trying. (Please wash your hands before coming to the cinema.)

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Little Shop of Horrors

From Jenna Robbins ’13:

On the twenty-third day of the month of September in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places….

THE 92!

So come and explore your love for botany with Little Shop of Horrors! Tickets are available for free at the box office – get them before they run out!

Presented by Second Stage.

Co-Directed by:
Jenna Robbins
Jiovani del Toro Robles

Meet Your WSA Freshmen Reps

From Kate “Keepin’ It Klassy” Cullen ’16 and the rest of the super snazzy WSA frosh reps:

The WSA Freshmen Representatives will be in Usdan from 12-1:30 on Friday, November 2 to answer questions and hear suggestions about ANYTHING from ANYONE! Have some questions about the need-blind issue? Got suggestions to keep the campus safer? Need some love advice? No problem! Drop by, and we’ll be glad to talk to you about it. See you all on Friday! I heard there might be food too…

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm-1:30pm
Place: Usdan (first floor)

Saving Ethnic Studies: A Conversation with Sean Arce

From Sydney Lewis ’14:

Sean Arce co-founded and directed a K-12 Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District as an alternative to the non-inclusive history program. It was the only K-12 Mexican American Studies program in the country and was incredibly successful, receiving national acclaim such as “one of the most significant and successful public school initiatives on the teaching of history in the United States” and “a resounding academic success and affirmation of the diversity of our nation and our community.” The Mexican American Studies program not only broadened students’ understanding of their nation’s history and celebrated ethnic diversity in the classroom, it significantly closed the racial achievement gap in the district.

However, when proposed legislation threatened to end the program for “promoting ethnic resentment,” Mr. Arce lost his job for speaking out against the discriminatory law. The program was subsequently banned. Mr. Arce and others have since been working to restore the program, a struggle that is documented in the film Precious Knowledge.

Please join us for lunch and a talk by Mr. Arce about his work in Tucson and the vital importance of having vibrant ethnic and identity studies programs in the U.S!

Lunch will be provided!

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free

Author & Punisher. Bakshi. Music House.

If Music House is your house, this is what’s happening in your house tonight, starting at 10 PM. If Wesleyan is your university, this is happening on your campus tonight. Charlie Ellis ’13 wants to introduce you to Author & Punisher:

“Author & Punisher is an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers. He has performed and shown these machines in festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad extensively, releasing his third album, yet first sculpture/art based album entitled “Drone Machines” in 2010 on Heart and Crossbone Records of Tel-Aviv. The Drone Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created.”

The show will take place in Music House providing an intimate space for epicness.

It’s been too long since I’ve been at a fucking ridiculous MuHo show, so I’m looking forward to it. Pretty sure Bakshi (“4-person powerviolence, singing about pegging, bodily functions, queer shit. More hateful than ever before.) was playing whenever that was, so it’s appropriate and awesome. (Just to keep track: if you watched the video above and saw the opening act described as “powerviolence”, you should be fucking terrified at this point. If you’re not, go past the jump.