Category Archives: Events

American Winter: Film Screening

American-Winter-posterFrom Fred Ayres ’17:

As part of Homelessness Awareness Month, Shoulder-to-Shoulder invites students to a special screening of “American Winter”, produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Joe and Harry Gantz.

“American Winter” follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great

Join us for a screening of this powerful documentary and a panel talk, including Harry Gantz, the film’s co-director, Ron Krom, Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen, and Mackenzie Tyson, Program Manager at the Eddy Shelter, following the film.

Date: Monday, April 7
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Cinema

Unitarian Universalist Potluck

An invitation:

The Unitarian Universalist Campus Ministry invites you to an evening of socializing and spiritualizing! Anyone interested in a shared search for truth and meaning is encouraged to come. We will enjoy a potluck dinner (bring a dish if you can!) and engage in some spiritual exploration, talking about the Seven Principles and how we can live our faith. Raised Unitarian Universalist and hoping to meet others here at Wes? Interested in becoming part of a spiritual community? Or maybe you’ve never set foot in a UU church/fellowship/society/etc. but would like to learn more about a religion that values freedom, reason, and tolerance? We would love to have you!

When: Sunday, April 6th, 6:30pm-10:00pm
Where: 223 Pine St
Cost: An open mind

Zen Buddhist Dharma Talk with Ryushin: “What is Death if There is No Self”


Nikki “meditation master” Dodd ’15 has planned yet another one of a kind event. 

 A Talk by Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei, Abbott of Zen Mountain Monastery:
“What Is Death if There Is No Self: A Zen Buddhist Perspective on Complete Freedom and Responsibility.”

Wesleyan Chapel, Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Free admission and open to the public.In spiritual practice there is a tension between security and mystery, a need to find stability in order to release our choke hold on reality. Yet without releasing that choke hold there is no liberation. Zen Buddhism and its perspective on the self shows us how we can let go of our defensiveness and in doing so we can also let go of our fear of death, others, and the unpredictability of our minds. Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei Ryushin Sensei is the abbot and resident teacher of Zen Mountain Monastery. Ryushin Sensei came to the dharma through Vipassana meditation, eventually shifting to Zen practice and taking Daido Roshi as his teacher in 1987. After a medical career that included pediatrics and psychiatry, he entered full-time residential training in 1992; he received dharma transmission from Daido Roshi in 2009.

Ryushin will meet and talk with students at 4pm in the Buddhist house meditation room. At 7:30pm He will deliver his lecture in the chapel. Ryushin is an excellent speaker and a great resource for those interested in, or curious about Zen Buddhism.

What: Open discussion with Ryushin followed by a death, freedom and selflessness Dharma talk
When: Monday, April 7th 
Time: 4:00 pm for the informal chat, 7:30 pm for the lecture
Where: Buddhist house meditation room / Chapel 
Cost: Free!!

KSA Late Night

A tasty invitation:

Take a study break and come to KSA Late Night this Sunday 4/6 from 10 PM – Midnight for delicious Korean food!!!
Ramen 1/$3
Yakult 2/$1
Hobbang 1/$2
Dumplings (meat & veggie options) 3/$2
Rice Balls (with meat) 1/$2
Bring c@$h and come early while supplies last!

Date: Sunday, April 6th
Time: 10:00 PM – midnight
Place: Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
Cost: $1 – $3
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Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half & Legends 4 Mile

Are you awake and looking to get some exercise on this beautiful day? Well Glenn Cantave ’15 has a nice activity for you.

Wanna get off campus and do something super rewarding? The Hartford Marathon Foundation is holding a Half Marathon and 4 mile race this Sunday. Students are welcome to run or volunteer. To run visit: this website and click the “Register Now” button.

This will bring you through the athlete registration process. At the last page it will ask if you have a discount code, type in (WESURUNS) all caps, no spaces. This will give you $10 off of the half marathon!

To volunteer visit this website and click on the volunteer tab to register online or email Jess Hallet at Jess[at]hartfordmarathon[dot]com.

When: Today at 11:30 am. Get your running shoes on!
Where: Middletown Green (aka Union Green)
Cost: Half marathon is $60, 4 mile is $20 after the discount.

Third Annual “The Big Draw—Middletown”

Join the third annual campus-wide community celebration of drawing. The Big Draw features several drawing workshops, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Davison Art Center, the Wesleyan University Division of Arts and Humanities, and the Middletown Commission on the Arts, For more information, please call 860-685-2500 or visit Davidson Art Center website.

Date: Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Place: Davison Art Center