Category Archives: Events

Earth Week Chat and Chew

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From Jen Kleindienst, Sustainability Coordinator Extraordinaire:

Come celebrate Earth Week by joining Sustainability Coordinator Jen
Kleindienst in a conversation about the Earth. Bring a friend and your
lunch and look for the Wesleyan Sustainability Office Sign!

Date: Tuesday, April 24
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Place: Usdan First Floor Center Tables

Dream Discussion with Consciousness Club

mystic_riverShivan S. Bhavnani ’13 with a semi-urgent invitation for tonight’s Consciousness Club meeting:

We will be dissecting our dreams and drinking tea. We will also be planning Consciousness Club’s annual trip which will be happening this weekend.
Where: BuHo
When: Tonight at 10:10pm

Diversity University: In the Classroom and Beyond

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As many of us recall from the November Diversity University: In Theory and Practice forum (full video can be found here), issues and questions regarding diversity and inclusion at Wesleyan have been very prominent this year. WSA President Zach Malter ’13 would like members of the Wesleyan community to come together once again to talk about the progress that has been made since last semester’s forum, and what more has to be done in order for Wesleyan to live up to its “Diversity University” title, specifically as it relates to the classroom experience. In his own words:

The follow-up to last semester’s Diversity University: In Theory and In Practice, this panel will allow students to engage with prominent faculty members and administrators on the most pressing campus climate issues. The focus will be on issues of diversity as they relate to the classroom experience, but the conversation will by no means be limited to that.

The event will take place this Wednesday at 7PM in Exley 150. The moderator will be Professor Lisa Dierker, and the confirmed moderators are:

Mountaintop Removal Awareness Festival

Are you MTR-aware? Zia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 invites you to promote environmental justice:

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Humans are intimately connected with the physical topography of the Earth, whether it’s Foss Hill or Appalachian hills and river valleys.

On the evening of Thursday, April 25th, Foss Hill will be alive with drums, banjos, guitars, voices, stones on stones, fire, and resounding cries for justice from Appalachia. We will use these media to raise awareness about environmental and social destruction in coalfield communities from the practice of Mountaintop Removal (MTR) mining, as well as the dedicated movement to resist these forces.

The Wesleyan MTR-awareness crew will be joined by:

-Guest speaker Colin Bennett from 350.org (350CT) and organizer of
Mountain Justice
Morgan O’Kane, virtuoso banjo player, shouter and activist from
Virginia, now based in New York City, whose live performances are sure
to bring stomps, whooops, shakes and smiles
-Professors Michael Dorsey and Bill Johnston

Click past the jump for the full line-up.

Drop In Arts Workshop for Survivors

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Alysha Warren writes in with a wonderful opportunity for survivors of sexual violence to utilize the arts as a method of healing:

Come create art in the company of other survivors. Paint, draw, collage or do your own thing. Supplies will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Open to ALL survivors of sexual violence. RSVP to Alysha B. Warren, LPC at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Thursday, April 25th for location details and so we can ensure we have enough supplies! Space is limited.

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Announced via E-mail
RSVP: By April 25th to Alysha Warren

Senior Night Out SWAG

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Daniele Packard ’13 and Grace Zimmerman ’13 write in with a way for members of the Class of 2013 to legally imbibe with their classmates, promote greater access to Wesleyan in support of need blind admissions through scholarship fundraising, and enjoy some good ol’ class camaraderie out in the vibrant Middletown nightlife scene:

As graduation approaches alarmingly fast, it becomes ever more important to cherish your classmates, appreciate Wesleyan for everything it has to offer, and enjoy your dwindling time in Middletown. To this effect, the Senior Gift Committee is hosting our annual Senior Night Out, taking place this Thursday, April 25th! The four restaurants hosting SWAG for the evening are La Boca, Mondo, Iguanas Ranas and The Nest, whom have all generously agreed to offer drink and food specials for all SWAG donors this year.

Not a donor yet?  Don’t worry – there’s still time to make a gift.  Swing by any of our tabling locations this week to make a gift and pick up your wristband, or make a gift online and we’ll put the bracelet in your box. If you’ve already donated, you’ll find your wristband in your mailbox. To receive food and drink discounts you must obtain a SWAG designated wrist band. On behalf of the entire committee, we’d like to remind everyone to treat all of the establishments we visit and people we meet during the night out (and in life) with respect!

More information about drink and food specials, the night’s schedule, and tabling locations where you can pick up a wristband this week before the event!

Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 8 p.m. till 1 a.m.
Place: Iguanas Ranas, La Boca, Mondo, The Nest
Suggested Donation: $5

J Street U Presents: The Law in These Parts

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The lovely leaders of J Street U at Wesleyan write:

Come eat dinner and watch The Law in These Parts, a film which offers a harsh critique of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Through interviews with retired Israeli judges and archival footage, this documentary provides both an primer on the history of the occupation, as well as a witness to how, since 1967, the situation in what was supposed to be a temporary occupation has gone from bad to worse.

We hope you’ll join J Street U for this screening, and invite you to stay afterwards for a short discussion of the occupation, law, citizenship, and their effect on human rights and the possibility of a two-state solution.

Check out the trailer here.

Date: Wednesday, April 24
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 001
Facebook Event: Get at usss

By the Numbers – Today (Tuesday) at Noon

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By the Numbers is a seminar series sponsored by the Quantitative Analysis Center showcasing student research in the social sciences. This is a forum for students to present ongoing research and receive feedback from students and faculty. If you have done research, are currently doing research, or are just interested in learning more about contemporary topics in the social sciences, we hope to see you there!

Presentations will be by Eric Stephen ’13 and Catherine Doren ’13. Pizza will be provided. More details after the jump: