Category Archives: Events

Starting Right About Now: Battle of the Bands @ Eclectic


Head down to Eclectic for tonight’s Battle of the Bands, which will determine the opener for the previously announced Spring Fling lineup.

Who will it be?? Contestants include:

  • Molly Rocket and the Crooks
  • O Presidente
  • The Japanese
  • Robert’s Don
  • Grand Cousin
  • Girl#$wag

Music goes from 9 -12 a.m. Come support your favorite Wes bands and hear these guys (and girls!) play their hearts out.

Date: Right now.
Time: Right now.
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free
Facebook event: Click me

WeSLAM Presents: The BIG Slam

Big Slam

Wesleyan’s slam coach of the year Emily Weitzman ’14 encourages you to come watch some beautiful poetic ass-kicking:

Wesleyan vs. Yale vs. SUNY Oneonta vs. Storm Team!

Bring your friends! Bring your enemies! Bring that random prefrosh wandering around after WesFest!

The 2013 Wesleyan Slam Poetry Team will compete against slam teams from Yale, SUNY Oneonta, and a Storm Team made up of special guests. This competition will give you a taste of the poetry from some of the 60 competing teams at college slam nationals last week.

Also, the Wesleyan Slam Poetry Team will be selling chapbooks to raise money for WeSLAM! These chapbooks are “pay what you want” – your contribution will help us bring dope poets to campus next year!

See you at the slam. The BIG slam. Come ready to get loud and feel things with us.

Date: April 19
Time: 9 PM
Place: CFA Hall
Facebook: Evkeisha Lashmyerberg gon’ kill it!

Celebration of Science Theses


If you are majoring in science, thinking about majoring in science, or just plain interested in science, the Celebration of Science Theses is the perfect place for you to learn some more, you guessed it, science! Come listen to Wesleyan students explain their thesis research. Chances are, you’ll learn something new, and then you’ll get to tell your friends about it.

On Friday, April 19, the Eighth Annual Celebration of Science Theses
will feature seniors, BM/MA, and MA students from the Natural Science
and Mathematics division, presenting posters on their thesis research
to the Wesleyan community.

Refreshments will be provided!

Please join Wesleyan students and faculty members in celebrating the
achievements of our NSM thesis students.

Photographs from last year’s NSM Poster Session can be found here.

Place: Exley Science Center Lobby
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 12:45 – 2 p.m.
Cost: None

Negotiating With Power

the titans

Rachel Lindy ’15 wants you to learn more about fighting against the man:

Interested in fossil fuel divestment but unsure how to get involved?
Seasoned activist who still gets tongue-tied when staring into Roth’s
eyes? Don’t know what an endowment is?

Come join Wes, Divest! this Friday for a special workshop with the
Responsible Endowments Coalition to learn how to increase student
power when interacting with the administration. Reagan of the REC will
be joining us via Skype to discuss the basics of our endowment and
socially responsible investing, responding to common arguments against
divestment, demonstrating power during meetings with administrators,
and more!

It is also strongly suggested that snacks will be present.

Place: UOC – University Organizing Center, 190 High St
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Cost: Much less than our tuition (free)

ALMA! @ Earth House


Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14 writes:

Would you like some more chill acoustic music in your life?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then boy, is this the show for you.

Joining me will be my lovely friends:
Alex Rodriguez ’14,
Mariana Quinn-Makwaia’14,
Solomon Billinkoff ’14,
Laura Cohen ’14,
Lindsay Schapiro ’14,
and Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15.

Date: Tomorrow (Friday), April 19th
Time: 8 pm
Place: Earth House (159 High Street)
Cost: Free

Prospective Thesis Writers in Government


And you thought #THESISCRAZY was over. No, my friend, you are mistaken. According to Amy Davis ’13, it has only just begun:

Considering a thesis in Government?

The Government Majors’ Committee is pleased to invite all prospective thesis writers to gather with this year’s writers and Government professors in PAC 421 4:30-5:30pm on Friday, April 19 to discuss the challenges and rewards of the thesis process. Struggling to find resources? Trouble narrowing your topic? This informal event will allow you to have your questions answered one-on-one by professors with extensive research experience and by students who have just completed the process. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Friday, April 19th, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: PAC 421
Cost: Your entire senior year, and then some.

May Day Planning Meeting

May Day

Last year, roughly two dozen Wes students descended on New York on May Day to confront capitalism and the state. This year they are taking things local.

Aron Chilewich ’14 writes in with the deets:

May Day is just around the corner – who is ready to make some social revolution? The spring is here, the flowers are blooming, and anything is possible. A meeting will be held Thursday night to discuss local action. Planning is already under way and a number of exciting proposals are on the table. Lets make this May Day one to remember!

The meeting will be held General Assembly style with an agenda and facilitators in order to keep it concise and accessible. Come with proposals, ideas, and questions.

Date: Tonight, April 18th
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: University Organizing Center 3rd Floor, 190 High Street
Facebook: event

Typhoon Thai Fun for SHOFCO



Ari Fishman ’13 wants you, your friends, and possible pre-frosh to enjoy some Typhoon this week:

Hungry for some Typhoon this Wesfest? Bored and ran out of ways to convince your prefrosh to come to Wes instead of Vassar? Want some 4/20 munchies?

WEDNESDAY (4/17) – SATURDAY (4/20)
Lunch AND Dinner at TYPHOON!

Mosey on down to Typhoon for some delicious Thai food Wednesday through Saturday! 10% of profits go to SHOFCO to support the sassy future 4th grader girls of the Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi!

When: Wednesday (April 17th) – Saturday (April 20th) LUNCH AND DINNER
Where: Typhoon
Cost: Whatever you order, yum yum yum

“United We Stand” Photography Show

Campus Poster copy

Kate “On Top of Her Game/Leading the Pack/Salty” Cullen ’16 is hosting the photography show to end all photography shows, and you should totes go:

This year I’ve been working on a photography project for the College of the Environment focused on natural gas usage at Wesleyan and in the Northeast area. I have traveled around PA and CT taking pictures of the different steps that make up our usage of natural gas energy.

Here’s a preview! Interested?

Exhibit is up in Zelnick Pavilion from April 19th-25th.

Artist’s Talk is Friday April 19th at 6:30pm where I’ll explain more about the project while you much on some complementary NoRA’s cupcakes and homemade cookies.

Date: Tomorrow, April 19th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Zelnick Pavilion



From Andrea Ruiz-Lopez ’13:

The Classics Department will be hosting an EPIC adventure we have entitled the HOMERATHON! That’s right! From 9am to 9pm students will take turns reading Homer’s “Odyssey” aloud, all around campus! Please stop and listen, read, or just generally be supportive! Togas and Ivy wreaths encouraged!


9:00-10:30 -Pi Cafe
10:30-12:00 -North College (High Street Side)
12:00-2:00 -Usdan
2:00- 4:00 -Olin
4:00-6:00 – Andrus Field (On the marble speaker’s platform)

PLEASE come early and stay late for your reading slot or to support your fellow readers. Encourage your friends to stop by and listen! Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to sign up because someone will be happy to share their 15-minute slot with you! So please come support your fellow classics lovers in this EPIC undertaking!

Date: Today, April 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: All over (check out the schedule above)
Cost: Free