Category Archives: Events

Duck Soup and Matzah Ball Soup at Bayit

From Rebecca Koppel ’14:

Do you like your food to match your entertainment? If so, come join the Wesleyan Jewish Community and watch the classic Marx Brothers comedy while eating the classic Jewish comfort food! Matzah ball soup, popcorn, and good times guaranteed. Everyone is welcome!

Date: Thursday, Nov 14
Time: 7:30PM to 9PM
Place: Bayit (157 Church Street)

Robert Gluck Reads at Wesleyan University


From Sarah Chrystler ’13: 

Celebrated author, Robert Glück, will read from his upcoming work on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Robert Glück is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction, including two novels, Margery Kempe and Jack the Modernist, and a collection of stories, Denny Smith. He co-edited the anthology Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative. Glück has served as co-director of Small Press Traffic and director of The Poetry Center at San Francisco State. In 2014, Semiotext(e) will publish his collection, The Greatness of Kathy Acker, and Other Essays.

Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit the Writing At Wesleyan website. For program information contact Anne Greene, agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Russell House, 350 High Street
Cost: Free!

Volunteering Abroad: International Health and Medicine


Fire-fightin’ outdoorsy health guru Ty Kelly ’14 invites you:

Join us for an exciting discussion on volunteering abroad in the field of medicine.

Recently returned from a year in Rwanda, Dr. Cliff O’Callahan, MD, PhD is a pediatrician and faculty member with Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Residency Program and former Chair of American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health. He will talk about the kinds of questions you should ask yourself before choosing when, where, how and with what kind of organization to volunteer or work abroad.

Before joining the faculty of the Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Program, Dr. O’Callahan spent three years working in a rural region of Guatemala. He continues to work in community-based medicine in Sayaxche, Guatemala, training local health workers and midwives, and has been instrumental in setting up a partnership between the provincial hospital in Sayaxche and Middlesex Hospital. He will be joined by Steffani Campbell ’13, who recently spent several months volunteering in Sayaxche.

Anyone considering the field of public health and/or work in international health/medicine should find this an inspiring and thought-provoking evening.  There will also be time for Q&A. Please join us for cookies and fruit and good conversation.

This event is co-sponsored by Students for Sayaxche and the Career Center.

Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115

History Thesis Colloquium Part III

PAC 136, 4:15-6pm, FREE SNACKS! Come listen to some more of the History Major thesis writers discuss their fascinating topics!

On Wednesday, November 13

Patrick Moriarty Race and Revolution: How the American Revolution defined the Black American Experience
Maxwell Votey Kuban Cossack Identity and Historical Memory in Early Post-Soviet Russia

On Thursday, November 14

Cassandra Garvin Making “Americans”: Clothing and Identity Formation of Settlers and Natives in the Colonial North American Northeast
Sabina Wahl Conversions to Islam: Personal Narratives of Muslim Women in Durban

Date: Nov 13 and Nov 14
Time: 4:15PM to 6PM
Place: PAC136

Film Series Special Event: Summer Days With Coo

This charming anime follows a “kappa” (a mythical Japanese water sprite) who is adopted by a modern-day family. Sponsored by the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, in conjunction with the 39th Annual Mansfield Freeman Lecture on Nov 14: “Self in Infrastructure: The Media Ecology of Anime.”

Tonight. 8pm. Powell Family Cinema. Free.

Changing Lives with Clean Water Information Session

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From Civic Engagement Fellow Jelisa Adair ’13:

Interested in volunteering in Africa?  Want to learn more about the global water crisis?  Looking for experience working in the field and want to make a sustainable impact?  Come to an information session about the Community Water Solutions (CWS) Fellowship Program!

The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week volunteer trip in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach students about the water crisis while giving them an opportunity to make a significant, lasting impact on this global problem.

Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. Each team works with their community to build a water treatment business and train local women entrepreneurs how to run it. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approx. 1,000 people)! Over the past 3 years, CWS has hosted 179 Fellows in Ghana who have launched 50 water businesses in rural villages. Check out this video to learn more about the CWS and the Fellowship!

CWS hosts two programs in Ghana each year: The Winter Program, which takes place from December 28th-January 19th and the Summer Program which takes place from May 29th-June 19th. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply now!

Date: Today, November 12th
Time: 4:15pm
Place: Allbritton 004