Category Archives: Events

Apply to Teach at Breakthrough

A message from Elita Irving ’13 about an amazing summer opportunity in teaching:

Are you interested in teaching this summer? Do you want to have the most challenging and rewarding summer of your life? Consider applying to teach at Breakthrough! The application deadline is February 25 and admissions are rolling. Go here to apply.

In addition, we will be hosting two information sessions about Breakthrough on:
– Thursday February 7th at 4:15pm in Usdan 110
– Wednesday February 13th at 5:15pm in Usdan 110

If you cannot attend the information sessions or if you have any questions, email Elita (eirving[at]wes) or Andy Ribner ’14 (aribner[at]wes).

Kirtan Dancing at BuHo


Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15 wants all y’all to dance:

Come out to SingSongShoutJumpDancePrance KIRTAN!!

Every Wednesday. Come come come!

Extra extra! Some pre-kirtan wild and wonderful dance and movement at
8:00 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday starting Feb. 5th
Time: 8pm!
Place: BuHo (356 Washington St) Meditation room

Open Mic at 200 Church

Lily Myers ’15 and Kate Weiner ’15 want you to bring your inner poet/singer/cookie monster to 200 Church this Tuesday!

Come share your creative work — writing, music, art, anything — at 200 Church. Cookies will be provided (probably). Absolutely no experience is required.

This is a great chance to show off anything from that song you’ve been composing in the shower or that short story you’ve been writing on the back of Usdan napkins in a relaxed, non-competitive environment with current and soon-to-be-your friends.

Sign up by being at 200 Church at seven and asking one of the hosts to put you down to perform. Late signups are accepted throughout the open mic.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 5th
Time: 7 PM
Place: 200 Church
Why: Cookies, performances, and people.
Bring: Yourself and everyone you know.

Guns and Gun Violence: Crisis, Policy and Politics

Professor Jennifer Tucker cordially invites you to check out this nifty, poignantly piquant panel happening Wednesday night:

On Wednesday evening, Feb. 6 at 7:30 PM, the Allbritton Center of Study of Public Life will host a panel and public discussion, “Guns and Gun Violence: Crisis, Policy and Politics” in the CFA Hall on the Wesleyan campus.   We hope that our Center, here in central CT, could be used to put a spotlight on the rich scholarship on guns and gun violence and the need for public debate informed by research from different domains, including the social sciences, public policy and public health.

The panel will be chaired by Leah Wright, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Wesleyan.  Following the presentations, the audience discussion will be moderated by John Dankosky, WNPR News Director and host of “Where We Live.”

The three panelists for this event include:

Adina Hoffman ’89 @ Russell House

Who has a cooler name, Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 or the writer he wants you to go hear, Adina Hoffman ’89?

Come to Russell House this Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 to see author, Adina Hoffman.

Adina Hoffman ‘89 writes often of the Middle East, approaching it from unusual angles. She is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and the acclaimed biography My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century. She is the co-author, with Peter Cole, of Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza (the American Library Association’s outstanding Jewish Book of 2011). A 2011 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, she is currently a visiting writer in Wesleyan’s English Department.

Date: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Russell House (350 High Street)
Cost: Free

Student-Run Grief Support Group

From Leah Koenig ’13:

If you’ve lost someone and would like a safe space to talk or just sit, come meet with us. We’ve got chocolate.

For more information (or if you would like to attend but can’t make it on Tuesdays) email lkoenig(at)wes or hvogel(at)wes.

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Davison Health Center Solarium (second floor)

Film Series: Minority Report

2002. USA. Dir: Steven Spielberg. With Tom Cruise. 145 min.

Were you disappointed by the lack of flying cars, bald clairvoyants, and action-packed neo-noir paranoia in LINCOLN? Try another flavor of Spielberg. Once future-cop Cruise gets fingered by his own psychic police force, he goes on the lam to proclaim emancipation from fate and conspiracy.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Career Center Director Search

Courtesy of Matt Donahue ’14, here’s some info on how you can get involved with the search for the new Career Center Director, which begins today at 7:00 PM.

Student Forum CC Director

Date: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

Summer Session Info Session


From Charming Yu ’13:

Everything you want to know about Summer Session before registering on February 12. Probably.

Contact summer(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or 860-685-2005 for more information.

Date: Wednesday, February 6th
Time: 12:15pm
Place: Usdan 114



Hazal Muhtar ’14 and Edgar Pliaskis ’14 bring you an event that sounds like Wes Thinks Big on roids:

As a valuable member of Wesleyan community, you are cordially invited to the 1st annual TedxWes conference at Wesleyan University  between 7-9 February, 2013. The main purpose of this conference is to provide an intellectual learning experience in an innovative atmosphere for a period of three days which will involve numerous  talks given by the Wesleyan faculty.

Date: Thursday, February 7th through Saturday, February 9th
Time: See schedule above
Place: PAC001/002