Category Archives: Events

Global Brigades at Wesleyan

Oh, how I considered putting the logo for the BR...

Your favorite globe-trotting, crisis-theorizing Beta bro Scott “Habermas” Elias ’14 wants to pull the unsustainable neoliberal wool from your eyes:

Bobby Cunningham ’15 and Scott Elias ’14 have created a Global Brigades chapter at Wesleyan, and are looking for a group of 15-20 Wes students to join and travel to Panama next January for a 7-9 day brigade. GB is a student-led health and sustainable development NGO that seeks to ignite social change in very low socioeconomic communities in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Ghana. GB’s mission: “To resolve global health and economic disparities by empowering student volunteers, local professionals, and community members in a collaborative holistic approach to sustainable development,” stresses the connection between all programs areas–microfinance, business, environmental, water, and dental among others.

The Orlando Consort @ Memorial Chapel

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Gabrielle Bruney ’14 writes in with an opportunity to hear an internationally-known chamber music ensemble in what’s definitely the best venue around for that sort of thing:

Enjoy an evening of early vocal music performed by a world-renowned ensemble!

From the Orlando Consort’s website:

“Formed in 1988 by the Early Music Centre of Great Britain, the Orlando Consort has established itself as one of Britain’s most important chamber music ensembles, performing to the highest standards and renowned for its imaginative and innovative programming. Working with leading academics on music that has often never been performed in modern times, they have set new standards of performance, particularly with regard to the pronunciation and tuning of this fascinating repertoire. In recent times the Consort has also attracted praise for its bold programmes of contemporary music, jazz and world music, and for their outstanding education projects which are specifically designed to involve amateur musicians of all ages and abilities.”

Date: February 28, 2013.
Time: 7 – 9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: $6 for Wesleyan students

Veg Out & FOOD-WATER-LIFE

Veggie CatSewon Kang ’14 wants to veg out with you:

Come enjoy delicious, local desserts and stimulating conversation at the first Veg Out of the Spring Semester! Veg Out is excited to be partnering with the CFA during the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE/LUCY+JORGE ORTA, which explores the major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change, and exchange among peoples. Come chat with Lucy Orta, one of the artists, as well as faculty and staff about concerns that face our generation, all while stuffing your face!

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Place: Zilkha Gallery
Cost: $2

Bring your own fork.

Veritas Forum Follow-Up Discussion: Monopolizing Knowledge – Can Science Explain Everything?

Shirley Deng ’14 opens up a serious can of worms:

Didn’t get your questions answered at the Veritas Forum this past Thursday? Dissatisfied, intrigued, or contemplative after the talk? Miss the talk completely?

If so, Professor Voth from the Physics Department at Wesleyan will be facilitating a follow-up discussion about questions surrounding the topic of science and faith this upcoming Wednesday in Usdan 108!

See you there!

Date: Wednesday, February 27
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Free