Category Archives: Events

Brian Parks in Recital

From Sarah Bartholomew ’14:

Brian Parks MA ’09 performs organ works by Jehan Alain, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Duruflé, César Franck, and Herbert Howells; as well as the spectacular piece “Fantasia Chromatica” by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and representative Italian Renaissance  harpsichord music that inspired the composer.

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

I Dream of Zombies: Cinematic Revelations in Apocalypse

Thesis Talk Poster FinalFrom Alice Severs ’15:

Are you fascinated by the undead? Interested in writing a thesis?

The English Majors Committee invites YOU to a reading by Anya Morgan ’14, who will share an excerpt of her work and open the floor to questions afterward.

“In her thesis, Anya examines several iterations of zombie media from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) to The Walking Dead (2010), unearthing a trajectory of American zombie representation that moves from an exotification of Haitian blackness to a reflection of our own national anxieties about consumerism, non-normative bodies, and epidemic.” Don’t miss out, or we will find you.

Date: Tuesday, March 4
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Downey 113

Apply to be a Peer Advisor

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Veronica Birdsall ’15 writes in with the following job opportunity:

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become Student Academic Resources (SAR) Peer Advisors for the 2014-2015 academic year. SAR Peer Advisors are sophomores, juniors and seniors who work during New Student Orientation (NSO) and throughout the academic year to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program and enhance student access to academic resources through SAR. Peer Advisors will receive training, give individualized peer advice and facilitate workshops for groups of students regarding time management, public speaking, study and exam preparation strategies.

Click here for a more detailed job description and the application.

Application due: April 4th at midnight

Tweetskrieg: The Crisis in the Crimea Viewed through Social Media

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A roundtable discussion and Q&A about the current events in Ukraine, featuring:

Kevin Rothrock, expert in social media and politics in Russia and project editor of RuNet Echo at Global Voices Online

Magda Teter, Professor of History and Director of Jewish and Israel Studies Program, Wesleyan University

Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock, Assistant Professor of History and Russian and East European Studies, Wesleyan University

Date: Wednesday, March 5th
Time: 4:15 PM
Location: PAC 002

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, History Department, and Russian and East European Studies Program

15th Annual DanceMasters Weekend Master Classes

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Next week, the CFA brings 13 professional dancers to teach classes at Wesleyan:

13 master classes over two days provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques.

On Saturday, March 8, Master Classes will be taught by Michelle Dorrance (Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance/New York), Virginia Johnson (Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem), Ronald K. Brown (Artistic Director of Evidence Dance Company), Eddie Taketa (Doug Varone & Dancers), Brandon “Peace” Albright (Artistic Director of Illstyle & Peace Productions), and
Souleymane Badolo (the 2014 Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award recipient).

On Sunday, March 9, Master Classes will be taught by Brian Brooks (Artistic Director of Brian Brooks Moving Company), Nicholas Leichter (Artistic Director of Nicholas Leichter Dance), Bill Hastings (Broadway veteran), Maria Bauman (Urban Bush Women), Carolyn Kirsch (Broadway veteran), Aubrey Lynch (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and Ryoko Kudo (Limón Dance Company).

Date: Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9
Place: Center for the Arts
Cost: $19 per class for the general public; $13 per class for Wesleyan students

Student Group Leadership Summit

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From Lizzie “Shack Attack”/”Lizzie McGuire” Shackney ’17:

All student group leaders and aspiring student group leaders: Come to this year’s Student Group Leadership Summit this Tuesday, March 4th, at 7 pm in Usdan 108. It’s a great chance to hear what all of Wesleyan’s 277 registered student groups have been up to, and to talk about what’s been going well, not so well, the future of your group, or any issues you may want to bring up. Members of the WSA will be there to remind you of how the WSA can be a resource to you.

There will most def be cookies, coffee, and cross-group collaboration. Bring a younger member from your group because we’re all about ensuring the continuity of student groups.

Date: Tuesday, March 4th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Freezies