Category Archives: Events

HUMANITY FESTIVAL FEATURING AMANDA PALMER

If you’re a senior and you’re reading this: you’re too drunk or too tired to read this (or both). Go to bed. Otherwise, check out this big thingamajig that Raechel Rosen ’15 has put together, apparently with some inspiration from Dar Williams ’89:

534276_4911101460282_1395439460_n

Humanity Festival is a one-day musical celebration in solidarity
against bigotry, racism, and social divisions within a community.
Foss Hill. Saturday. 3:00 pm. Come dance,sing, discuss, and smile
with:

  • Amanda Palmer
  • Don Minott (with Wesleyan student accompaniment including Matt
  • Chillton, Leo Grossman, Zach Kantor, Angus Macdonald, and Jacob Masters)
  • Jess Best, Mel Hsu & Sam Friedman
  • Siren
  • Oz, Rhys Langston, & Izzy

Along with many talented spoken word artists. There will be time
between sets, called SOAP BOX, for members of the audience to say
their piece about the divisions present in the Wesleyan and greater
Middletown community.

Sponsored by Gibson Guitars and the 1Love foundation.

Date: Tomorrow, April 13th
Time: 3 PM
Place: Foss Hill
Facebook: Event
Website: HumanityFestival.org

AEPi Presents: Brochella

 9 hours. 13 acts. Brochella. April 13th. 1pm-10pm. Butt(s)hole.522044_10151329271901502_273186972_n

Come one, come all: ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, illegal pets out of their Weshop bags to enjoy the sun for once in their sad lives.

That is because tomorrow is Brochella, brought to you by Wesleyan’s Alpha Psi Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, the National(ly Renowned) Jewish Fraternity. This epically long music festival features 13 bands and is sure to rock your socks off, get your jimmies jangling, and what’s more, it is completely free. There will also be a barbecue. Our new deal is four patties for a box (of Franzia). Score some points with P-Safe.

  • WHEN?: Tomorrow from 1-10pm
  • WHERE?: The Butt(s)hole
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

Click after the jump for the full schedule!

Teagle Panel: What Is Writing Good For?

From Teagle Fellow Kate Thorpe ’06 (via the Writing Workshop blog):

Come to Downey this Tuesday to hear Professors Stephanie Weiner (English)Jan Naegele (NS&B), and Peter Gottschalk (Religion) discuss how mastery of certain writing techniques can be important in jobs and internships beyond Wesleyan.

Alumni in any number of professions, from law to engineering to medicine, tell us how important the writing skills they learned at Wesleyan have been as they’ve advanced in their careers. But just how can your paper on the symbolic resonance of garbage in Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend or your essay on how a Greek verb changed global Christianity help you excel in a professional career outside of academia?

This panel is part of a grant-funded initiative to support the teaching of writing at Wesleyan, and all three speakers have participated in a weekly faculty seminar to discuss strategies for teaching writing across the curriculum.

Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Place: Downey 113

Audition for Clinger

Print

Michael Steves ’13 writes:

Come audition for Clinger, an independent horror-comedy feature film shooting this summer, directed by Michael Steves ’13 and crewed almost entirely by Wesleyan students. The film shoots in Houston, Texas from July 20th until August 22nd (though most actors will not have to be there for the entire time).

Several Wesleyan students and actors out of LA have already joined the cast, but we still have a few key parts left to cast. Actors will not be paid upfront, but all food and housing is covered while you are in Houston and back end pay will be offered if the film makes a profit.

The premise: A high school girl has to fight for her life when her overly affectionate boyfriend dies in an embarrassing accident and returns as a ghost, determined to kill her so that they can live together forever in the afterlife.

  • WHEN?: Tomorrow (Saturday) from 2-5pm; Sunday from 3-6pm
  • WHERE?: Usdan 108 (Saturday) and Usdan 136 (Sunday)
  • QUESTIONS?: msteves(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Awards Ceremony

Helping Hand

Phabinly Gabriel ’13 writes in:

We would like to announce that the Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Awards
Ceremony will be happening on April 28th at 5pm in Beckham Hall. This
ceremony will celebrate the students, faculty and staff members who
have promote diversity, exercise superior cultural sensitivity and
continue to promote inclusion at Wesleyan.

The event will consist of a networking hour (to facilitate connections
among the faculty, alumni, staff, and students) and a four course
catered dinner by Emily’s Catering group, whom won numerous awards,
including Best of Hartford Advocate Reader’s Poll Award for Best
Catering in 2010 and 2011 and Hartford’s Magazine Best of 2012. In
addition, the awards portion of the program will take place concurrent
with dinner.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 12, 2013 in the Box Office.
Tickets are priced at $20 for students and they can be charged to you
student accounts. This event is well worth it. Come celebrate with us
on the 28th of April.

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $20, an empty stomach, and a full heart