Category Archives: Events

Flyering in Middletown for Wesleyan Humanity Festival


Did we mention that Amanda Palmer ’98 is coming on SaturdayRaechel Rosen ’15 wants to take you on a flyering adventure down the rabbit hole:

The Humanity Festival is this Saturday and we want to engage as many Middletown residents as possible. So come meet at at the UOC tomorrow at 4:00 PM to flyer with us and Vittorio Lancia! Get some sunshine (or rain) while engaging with your neighbors down the hill. Humanity Festival is a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism, and social divisions within a community.The Wesleyan Humanity Festival will take place on April 13th, 2013 on the bottom of Foss Hill and intends to bring all members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown community together through music, art, and spoken word. Bands include:


Apply to Work for Reunion & Commencement 2013


Sticking around after classes end? Put some money in your pocket! Courtesy of the The Interns at Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events, who have been unmasked as Raymond Wong ’14, Jinsol Hyun ’15, and Aarit Ahuja ’16:

Stay on campus for Reunion & Commencement? Make some extra cash? Make lasting connections with alumni? Help with registration/event prep? Drive a shuttle or golf cart (if you are over 21)? Spend all day playing with kids as a Camp Cardinal counselor?

Apply to work for Reunion & Commencement Weekend, May 23-26, 2013!!!

The application can be found HERE.
Deadline to apply: April 19th.
For questions or concerns, please contact us at apr.interns(at)gmail(dot)com or x2418

Reunion & Commencement Weekend 2013 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events
77 Pearl Street (Horgan House)

Deadline: April 19th, 2013
Application: HERE.

FIRE + BONE: Senior Thesis Production by Lily Haje ’13

The Theater Department presents FIRE + BONE, directed by Lily Haje ’13, adapted by Lily Haje and ensemble:

FIRE + BONE is an immersive theater experience adapted from the confessionals, letters, and diaries of several martyrs from the Abrahamic faiths. The audience is invited to explore the physical and mental space inhabited by these martyrs while confronting our present day conceptions of faith, zealotry, insanity, and conviction. This production is in partial completion of Lily’s honors thesis in Theater. Due to the nature of this performance, seating is extremely limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to get to the box office early.

Ensemble: Tess Jonas ’15, Emma MacLean ’14, Kate Malczewski ’15, Mark Popinchalk ’13, Christian Schneider ’14, and Richie Starzec ’14
Designers: Stratton Coffman ’14, Jenna Weinstein ’14, Ariella Axelbank ’14, Angela Goldberg ’15, Aaron Khandros ’13, Bennett Kirschner ’13, Paulie Lowther ’13, Ben Zucker ’15
Crew: Haley Rauch ’15, Solomon Billinkoff ’14, Dominique Cameron-Rouge ’16, Brett Keating ’15

Dates: Thurs, April 11th; Fri, April 12th; Sat, April 13th
Time: 7pm and 9pm, each date
Location: 329 Washington Terrace

Terpsichore Spring Show


The ever so wonderful Matt Carney ’13 writes in to let y’all know about the Terpsichore Spring Show, a performance so incredible that it’s already sold out. Read on for details about the event and perhaps a way you can still grab a seat as well:

It’s that time of the year again! Come on down to the World Music Hall for Terpsichore’s entirely student-produced spring show! Featuring a range of student-choreographed items including contemporary, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and a whole lot more dancing awesomeness! You wouldn’t wanna miss out. Tickets are $4 and are available at the Usdan Box Office from a scalper near you. The wait list will go up an hour before every show at World Music Hall.

Be there.
Tickets go fast.
Dancing is hot.

Showtimes: Friday, April 12th @ 7pm and 10pm AND Saturday, April 13th @ 1pm
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: $4

Writing Certificate Info Session (and Lunch)

An appetizing message from Ford Fellow Emma Mohney ’12 over at the Writing Workshop Blog:

Considering Wesleyan’s exciting Writing Certificate? Come and learn about the Certificate at an information session and lunch this Friday, April 12th, from noon to 1 p.m. in Allbritton 311. Professor Anne Greene and current students pursuing the Writing Certificate will talk about the goals, opportunities, and logistics of the program, and how it can help you pursue your love of writing here at Wes! (If you’re not convinced yet, we’ll be serving Mondo pizza).

The Writing Certificate offers students from all majors a chance to practice writing in a range of forms. Courses approved for the Certificate include fiction-writing, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, translation, and nonfiction, including biography, science writing, journalism, and writing about academic subjects for non-specialists.

Questions? Contact Professor Anne Greene at agreene@wes or 860-685-3604.

What: Writing Certificate information session
Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Where: Allbritton 311
‘Za?: Ya

Film Screening: Roadmap to Apartheid

Roadmap to Apartheid

Carina Kurban ’14 writes in about a film screening of an award-winning documentary happening TONIGHT:

Join WesSJP, Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine, for an incredible documentary: Roadmap to Apartheid. This is the first of three film screenings in the Palestinian Justice Film Series. There will be snacks!

More information from the website of the film: “In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.”

Date: TODAY, April 10th
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: PAC 104

Careers in the Life Sciences, Dinner and Discussion


Lisle Winston ’14 and Lauren Seo ’14 write in about a wonderful opportunity for students interested in life science careers to hear from recent alumni about their experiences:

Ever wondered what its really like to be in med or grad school? Here’s where you can find out! Students interested in life science careers are invited to a CAREER DINNER featuring a panel of recent Wesleyan graduates now working toward advanced degrees in research and medicine listed below. The dinner and discussion will begin at 6 p.m. in Woodhead Lounge on Monday, April 15th.

Hannan Braun, ’09 (MD program, University of California, San Francisco)
Alison Ringel, ’09 (PhD program, Johns Hopkins University)
Aivi Doan, ’10 (MD program, University of Connecticut)
Molly Deutsch-Feldman, ’12 (Research Assistant, Rockefeller University)

Please RSVP to Anika Milik at tmilik[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Friday, April 12!

Date: Monday, April 15th
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Woodhead Lounge
RSVP: Fri, April 12th at noon

Sex Signs Workshop

Sign language for "hot."Want to practice enthusiastic consent without waking up your roommate? Holly Everett ’15 has got a sexy idea for you:

Good with your hands?

Sign Language House wants you to prove it. Come by the house Wednesday April 10th at 6 pm for a comprehensive lesson in ASL sex signs. We will cover words and phrases relating to sex, sexual arousal, protection, and body parts, as well as discuss issues around sexual education in the Deaf community.

No sign language background necessary.

Feel free to come early (5:30ish) for regular sign house conversation hour with ASL pro Karen Warren.

Date: Today, April 10th
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Sign House (64 Lawn)
Cost: 0

Career Center Lunch with Stephen Trask ’89


Excited for Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the film series this week? Michael Leung ’15 writes in to tell us about a career center lunch with a dude who has a wikipedia page who also happened to write the music and lyrics for the film (among others):

Students interested in Theatre, Music and Film take note!!

Want to learn about the inside secrets of the theatre, music and film industry? Come enjoy lunch and talk to Stephen Trask ’89. Stephen Trask was the music director and house band member at the New York club Squeezebox, where he performed with stars such as Debbie Harry, Lene Lovich and Joey Ramone. Trask also received an Obie Award and a Grammy award nomination for his work in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a rock musical about a transsexual rock star. He is a prolific film music composer whose works include The Station Agent, The Savages, Lovelace and Admission.

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Cost: Free Lunch!