Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Nebraska

2013. USA. Dir: Alexander Payne. With Bruce Dern, Will Forte. 115 min.

A forlorn son decides to indulge his increasingly senile father’s fantasy by driving him from Montana to Nebraska to collect a million-dollar sweepstakes prize he believes is awaiting him. On the way, an extended family reunion stirs old rivalries and sheds light on remnants of the man’s past in a hilarious and profound snapshot of Americana.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

New Mental Health Support Group at Wesleyan

This just in, a way to help yourself and everyone else:

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“Hey Wesleyan-

There was already an all-campus email sent out about the new Mental Health Support Group, but we want to make sure everyone hears about this opportunity. Brought to you by WESupport and Counseling and Psychological Services, this support group will meet on Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:15PM in the Solarium on the 2nd floor of the Davison Health Center. If you are struggling with everyday life at Wesleyan for any reasons relating to your mental health, whether you feel lonely, sad, anxious, or anything else of that nature, you should join us. This group is open to all Wesleyan students and is facilitated by trained students who will participate right along with you!
At our first meeting, next Wednesday on April 2nd, we will set the ground rules for all future meetings. The support group will maintain a policy of strict confidentiality, in order to ensure a safe and respectful environment for our members.
If you are interested in joining us, email us at WESupport (at) wesleyan (dot) edu.
Hope to see you there!”
What: First meeting for the Mental Health Support Group
Date:  Today, Wednesday the 2nd
When: 6:15pm
Where: The Solarium on the 2nd Floor of the Davidson Health Center

Sign Up for the WSA Kickball Tournament

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From Lizzie “Shack Attach” Shackney ’17 and Key “I’m a Boss” Session ’17:

Gather your student group, sports team, house, hallway, and friends to sign up for the WSA Kickball Tournament! It’ll be at the Bacon Field House starting at 12 pm on Sunday, April 6th and it’s totally free. Sign up and get your friends to come cheer for you. There will be music, excitement, and $100 for the winning team, bobble water bottles for the runners up, as well as the pride of being able to say that your student group/friend group/whatever is the best (at kickball).

Sign up HERE by Friday, April 4th.

Date: Sign up by Friday, April 4th (Actual kickball tournament is on Sunday, April 6th!)
Time: 12pm-6pm on April 6th
Place: Bacon Field House
Sign Up: HERE HERE HERE

Bagasse: Caribbean Art and Literature and the Debris of the Sugar Plantation

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From Siri Carr ’15:

The Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Major Committee is proud to present a lecture by Vassar Professor Lisa Paravisini-Gebert. The
lecture examines, through the prism of ecocritical theory, recent installations by Caribbean artists reflecting the history of sugar production through its human and environmental costs. These works (many of which incorporate bagasse, the debris left after cane is crushed, as artistic material) metaphorically illustrate how Caribbean nations and peoples have been marked by the crushing and discarding of bagasse.

Have a slice and learn about the Writing Certificate

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Interested in the Writing Certificate? Feeling peckish?

Stop by 41 Wyllys room 115 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 to learn about the Writing Certificate from Prof. Anne Greene, Director of the Writing Certificate, and to procure some piping-hot oven-baked pizza.

The Writing Certificate is open to students from all majors and offers you a change to develop your writing in many forms, both creative and critical. Poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, biography, science writing, political and literary journalism, and academic writing for nonspecialists—your Writing Certificate experience could include all this and more.

Pizza will be served.

Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: 41 Wyllys, room 115

The Missing Piece in the Affordable Care Act

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Chair of the Government Department Professor James McGuire, folks:

Join us for a talk on the Affordable Care Act by Professor Joseph White, Luxenburg Family Professor of Public Policy at Case Western Reserve University

Four years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act makes no credible promise to meet the goal that most voters most desired — which was not to expand coverage to the previously uninsured, but to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of paying for health insurance. Why did the Democrats pass legislation that was not explicitly designed to reduce health insurance costs? The answers involve interest group politics, regional divisions in the Democratic Party, and the politics of the health care policy community.

Date: Thursday, April 3rd
Time: 4:15-5:30pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free

House Hopping Day

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This just in from Richie Starzec ’14:

Friday, April 4th is House Hopping Day for Rising Seniors.

The Class of 2015 can come to Pi Cafe between 1 and 3 PM to grab a list of participating houses before walking around Senior Woodframes to explore some of their housing options for next year. Senior CAs will be available throughout the period in Pi Cafe for any questions that might arise.

Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 1PM-3PM
Place: Pi Cafe, Senior Woodframes

Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception—Week Two

From my spirit animal, Nola Werlinich ’17:

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History— Emily Roff ’14, Allison Greenwald ’14, Evita Rodriguez ’14, Rebecca Schisler ’14, Katie Deane ’14, and Oliver Citrin ’14.

The senior art theses will be up from March 25—April 13 at the Zilkha Gallery, from 12PM–5PM daily.

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 4PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery