Category Archives: Events

Bone Marrow Registry Drive

From Kirby Sokolow ’14:

Wesleyan invites you to help save a life with a simple cheek swab sample.

Will you give 15 minutes of your time to help someone in need?

Every year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant using blood stem cells from a caring stranger. At Wesleyan University on Friday, December 7 from 11am-4pm in the Usdan University Center, Room 110; learn how you can save a life by joining the Be The Match Registry. Become a marrow donor with some simple paperwork and a cheek swab sample-it takes only 15 minutes! You must be 18-44 years old and in good health. If you later match a patient, most donations can be made through an automated blood donation. Visit Be The Matchto learn more or watch our video.

Registration fees are covered by health insurance or Michael’s Fund of Fall River, MA. Please bring your health insurance card with you if possible. There is not out of pocket expense to anyone wishing to join the registry.

You have the power to heal, the power to save a life!

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: FREE

Psychology Colloquium: Dr. Christine Massey

From Andy Ribner ’14:

If you have an interest in research, human cognition, teaching, or the broad institution of education, there is a talk that will suit YOU on Friday!

Dr. Massey is the director of PENNlincs at UPenn. From their site: “PENNlincs is a research and development group that links recent theory and research in cognitive science to education efforts in public schools, cultural institutions, and higher education. Our grant-funded projects span a variety of activities including basic and applied research in student learning, development of instructional materials and learning technology, and professional development for teachers. We support partnerships connecting the cognitive science research community at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science with K-12 and informal education as well as undergraduate and graduate education.”

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Place: Judd 113
FB event.

Winter Electro Bonanza

Alex Lough ’13 is sitting in a room different from the one you are in now, namely the CFA Hall:

come watch twentyish music majors play music while the music plays
them right back. these are dangerous explorations of sound and vision
that are meant only to be handled by professionals so you’ll want to
be there in case we burn our eyebrows off. if you want your Wesleyan
music experience to be more mind-expanding, come let us tenderly
inject multimedia into your veins.

you will witness the work of 

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ CFA Hall

From Sarah Marmon ’14:

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey- a journey through the craziest night in the lives of the newly engaged Brad and Janet. After a flat tire halts their trip to see an old science teacher, the couple stumbles upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s castle, filled with servants, groupies, party guests, and his very own live experiment. Come see the campiest, sexiest horror parody movie this side of Denton! Absent Toast, Wesleyan’s very own Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast performs the midnight cult classic right in front of the screen, with full audience partici…pation.

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 11:30pm — 1:30am
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Free!

CCP First Friday Talk Series of December

Dana Pellegrino ’12 sends in so many Allbritton events you might think she works there or something:

Come enjoy refreshments and hear about some of the Middlesex Historical Society’s experiences with preserving our past. Did you
know that the metal grommet was invented in Middletown? Didn’t think so. Now you have to attend the event.

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Place: Allbritton 004
Cost: Free

Stethoscope Reading-in-Progress

Thesis? Pfft. Five students are writing books. Piers Gelly ’13 has more:

Come to Espwesso this Friday to hear new work from Stethoscope’s five writers, all of whom will wow you! These people are writing entire books over the course of this academic year, and they are off to a hot, hot start. In alphabetical order:

NATE DOLTON-THORNTON ’15 will read from his beguiling philosophical novella, which is set in California.
JOSH KRUGMAN ’14 will read us some poems, possibly from a unique liquid podium.
RACHEL PINCUS ’13 will read from her short fiction about Cold War-era intrigue.
KATE WEINER ’15 will read some short fiction on the deceptively simple theme of home.
AMY ZHANG ’15will read some nonfiction about China, America, and family situations in which the twain have met.

Refreshments will be severed!

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Place: Espwesso

Stress-Free Extravaganza

Jeanne McPhee ’13 invites you to spend a romantic relaxing afternoon with the PHA’s:

Join WesWell in Usdan this Friday to prepare for a stress free finals week! There will be many de-stressing activities such as coloring, cultivating gratitude, testing your knowledge of sleep hygiene, some awesome giveaways and much more!

To top it all off, Shira Engel ’14 will be leading a yoga class in Usdan 108 from 12:30-1:30pm!

Date: Friday, Dec. 7
Time: 11:30-1:30pm
Location: Usdan
Cost: freeee

Free Reggae, Soul, and Hip Hop Concert

What very may well be the last combination reggae, soul and hip hop show of the entire semester is going down at Beckham tomorrow night. McKenzii Webster ’13 writes in with the details.

Brian McKenna ’04 is a Wes alum, producer of Dear Mama Earth and owner of Btoven Music. He and reggae artist Toussaint the Liberator built Dear Mama Earth into an LP from discussions about 21st century lifestyles, politics and natural disasters.

The Dear Mama Earth LP is aimed at those of us caught up in the hustle of urban life with the goal of provoking thought on energy consumption, conservation, renewable resources, global warming and wasteful habits.


Date: Thursday, December 6
Time: Party starts @ 9:30pm, Performers @10:30
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free

Film Series: Alice

1988. Czechoslovakia. Dir: Jan Svankmajer. With Kristyna Kohoutova. 84 min.

If you’re a fan of ALICE IN WONDERLAND but wish that it came across more like a decapitated deer head, this may be just the rabbit hole you’re looking for. Ground-breaking animator Svankmajer transforms Carroll’s children’s story into a twisted medley of live action, stop motion and unbridled creative lunacy.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.