Category Archives: Events

“Cardinal Con” Inaugural Planning Meeting

From Sarah Marmon ’14:

Interested in nerdy stuff? Want to see that stuff come to Wesleyan in the form of a convention? Come to the first Cardinal Con (name is tentative) planning meeting at 9 pm on Wednesday (March 6th) in Wyllys room 114.

Students interested in any level of contribution are encouraged to attend. The convention is going to be a general nerd culture con including, but not limited to:

Video games
Fantasy and sci-fi
Film and TV
Especially the kind directed by Joss Whedon
RPGs (tabletop and LARP)

We will be discussing logistics and developing committees to deal with specifics such as locations, events, etc. smarmon(at)wes or btreto(at)wes with any questions or comments.

WesRent a WesBike


Though Punxsutawney Phil’s vindication seemed imminent just a few days ago, threats of snow loom over the next few days and threaten early plans for Foss chillin’. Nonetheless, as the spring season approaches and the weather improves, the prospect of biking to class becomes more and more viable. Winston Soh ’14 tells us:

Sign-up for Spring 2013 Rental (March 25, Monday – May 10, Friday)
are currently open. Lease will be 7 weeks long, costing $35. Bike,
helmet, pump, U-lock are provided.

Sign-ups will close on March 20, Wednesday, 11:59pm.

More details on the website.

Open Mic at Espwesso

Coffee sppons

Lily Myers ’15 wants to keep the mics open and the coffee hot:

So this Thursday at 7 PM, the lovely Kate Weiner ’15 and I are hosting an open mic at Espwesso! Come with anything spoken and expressive: poetry, music, comedy and anything else you want to share. Or come with nothing and listen to the awesome performers do what they do; regardless, it’s gonna be awesome!

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 7 PM
Place: Espwesso
Cost: Free speech, free open mic.

Café Candide @ French Hall

All is for the best in the best of all possible program halls:

Need a study break? Want some free snacks? Come hang out with French students, TAs and faculty at French Hall this Wednesday and enjoy some free pastries, coffee, and tea. Venez!

Date: Today, March 6
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: French Hall (Nic 7 Basement)
Cost: None

Italian Lunch

From Andrea Ballanti GRAD:

In March, the weekly appointment with the “Italian Coffee” will be again an “Italian Lunch”, but we’re changing the time: it’ll be on Wednesday from 1 to 2pm, in Usdan second floor – turn right and search for Andrea TA and a sign on the table. Obviously NOT during the break…

The Italian Lunch is for everybody wants to speak italian… Mangia, bevi, e parla Italiano!

Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan, second floor, then right
Cost: Free

Wesleyan Thinks Big Once More!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hannah “Talks on Talks on Talks” Vogel ’13 still knows what the kids like these days:

Happy Spring, Wes! We’re back with five of Wesleyan’s most exciting professors, who can’t wait to blow your minds with their favorite topics. Each professor will give a ten-minute lecture on an idea that keeps them up at night, inspiring us to think bigger and better than ever before. Tickets can be reserved on our website starting this Thursday, 3/7 at noon, and will be available for pick-up the week before the event. Any tickets that go unreserved will be offered at Usdan the week of as well. Tickets for this event have been reserved quickly in the past, so snap ’em up. This event is open to the Middletown, alumni, and parent communities– so tell your moms/dads/friends/etc. to come along!
(Videos from last fall’s event will be up over Spring Break. Sorry for the delay!)
Jacob Bricca: “Cinema Verité and the Reality Infection”
Paula Matthusen: “Sounds in Remembered Spaces”
Jeff Rider: “The Importance of Old Stories”
Vera Schwarz: “A Jewish Wanderer Listening for the Unsayable in China”
Balu Balasubrahmaniyan: “‘Periyar’: E.V.Ramasamy and Social Activism in India”
With emcee Gil Skillman.
Where: Memorial Chapel (with post-game reception in Zelnick)
Date: Thursday, March 28th (the Thursday after we’re back from break)
Time: 8-9:30PM
Cost: Free hundred dollars.
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