Category Archives: Events

The Future of Zero Waste: A Presentation and Panel Discussion

From Catherine Marquez ’16:

Connecticut burns more trash per person than any other state in the country, while its recycling rate has remained stagnant for over a decade. Last year, Wesleyan sent 669 tons of waste to the incinerator, while diverting 30% of its waste to recycling and compost. Zero Waste is a new perspective that holds that it is possible to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost enough that we no longer send anything to landfills and incinerators. Come to learn what Zero Waste means, if it’s really possible, and about current attempts to increase recycling and reduce waste on campus, in Middletown, and across the state.

Panelists include:
Abe Scarr – Director, ConnPIRG, leading statewide zero waste efforts
Kim O’Rourke – Recycling Coordinator, Town of Middletown
Jen Kleindienst – Sustainability Coordinator, Wesleyan & Students from WesCompost and Wesleyan Food Rescue

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
Cost: Free

CIR Hosts Open Forum on the Endowment

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From the estimable Corey Guilmette ’13:

This Tuesday, April 30th, from 4:15-5:15 in 41 Wyllys 114 the Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR) will be hosting conversation with Wesleyan’s Investment Office, University Relations, and CIR members about investing, social responsibility, and Wesleyan’s financial future.
There will be FOOD!!! Including, but not limited to: Pad Thai, Cookies, Cobbler. 

The Investment Office will give an overview of endowment strategy and performance.

University Relations will discuss the alumni giving process.

Student members of the Committee for Investor Responsibility will report on progress on community investment and shareholder engagement, and solicit input on ideas for future projects.

A Question and Answer session will follow.

Date: Tuesday April 30th
Time: 4:15PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114

Call for “Slice” Suggestions

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From Izzy Rode ’14:

Hey everyone,

This year at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center, Amy Bloom and the Center began holding events called “Slices.” These informal chats with writers — during which you can ask any question you like and enjoy delicious pizza — will continue next year and we would love your suggestions! We’re happy to invite writers from any discipline. Past writers have included Sarah Moon, Jane Stern, Donald Margulies, and Julia Wertz.

Writers should live on the East Coast. Please email suggestions to irode@wes.

Date: All this week
Place: Your headspace/email address

Two Sided Story Film Screening

From Sarah Cassel ’13:

In the film, Emmy award director, Tor Ben Mayor follows a group of 27
Palestinians and Israelis who meet under the frame of a unique project
called “History through the Human Eye” led by Parents Circle-Families
Forum – bereaved Palestinian and Israelis for Peace and
Reconciliation.

The project’s goal is to acknowledge the narrative of the other.
Together they create the conflict mosaic. Among them include Bereaved
families, Orthodox Jews and religious Muslims, settlers, ex soldiers
in the Israeli army, ex security prisoners, citizens of the Gaza
strip, kibbutz members, second generation holocaust survivors, non
violent activists and more. Each and every one holds his own
historical truth, and carries with him his own emotional baggage.

The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with one
representative from each sponsoring group.

Co-sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine, J Street U, and
Wesleyan United with Israel

When: Tuesday, April 30th, 7:30 – 9pm
Where: PAC 001
Cost: $0

Stress and Well-Being Facilitation

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Jessica Katzen ’16, Ally Ruchman ’16 and Alessandra Cervera ’16 shout:

Stressed Out about finals? Want to discuss healthy and unhealthy
habits?

Come join us at Well-Being House on Wednesday, May 1st from 7 to 8 for
a short facilitation about dealing with stress. There will be an
interesting discussion and some healthy snacks!

Hope to see you there.

Date: May 1, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: 
Well-Being House, 250 Court Street
Cost: High blood pressure free