Category Archives: Events

Sustainability Careers Panel

1978913_725451270808773_93040017_nFrom Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst:

Interested in a sustainability-related career? Come to this discussion, co-hosted by the Wesleyan Career Center and Sustainability Office, to learn about options in policy, science, and food systems, as well as career and grad school advice.

Panelists are:
Eban Goodstein P’10, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Jiff Martin, Sustainable Food Systems Associate Educator, UConn Extension
Joop Varekamp, Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science, Wesleyan University

Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Place: Allbritton 004
Facebook link here.

This year’s Annie Sonnenblick evening features author Charles Baxter

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Writing Programs is thrilled to announce that celebrated author Charles Baxter will read from his upcoming work on Wednesday, April 9th2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House. Earlier that day, at 4:15 p.m., Charles Baxter will hold a Q&A session in Allbritton 311.

Charles Baxter is the author of five novels and five books of short stories, most recently Gryphon: New and Selected Stories. He has also written two books of literary essays, Burning Down the House and The Art of Subtext, published by Graywolf. His recent pieces appear in 2013 Best American Short Stories and 2013 Best American Essays. Baxter edited the Library of America edition of Sherwood Anderson’s stories. He teaches at the University of Minnesota.

For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or click here. For program information contact Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, April 9
Time of Q&A: 4:15 p.m.
Location of Q&A: Allbritton 311
Time of reading:
 8:00 p.m.
Location of reading: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: $0

Support Let’s Get Ready by Eating Froyo

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From the greatest person you’ll ever meet, Max Owen-Dunow ’15 (no seriously, you need to talk to him if you haven’t):

Let’s Get Ready is a free SAT tutoring and college counseling program that serves underserved high school students from Middletown and Meriden. Our students are from low-income families (they receive free or reduced-price lunches at school) and/or are first-generation college-bound students. Let’s Get Ready aims to equal the playing field by providing low-income students with the same chance at getting into a great school that students from high-income families that can afford expensive SAT prep classes have.

We’re raising money to support our program and we need your help!

From Monday April 7th through Sunday April 13th, FroyoWorld has generously offered to donate 20% of your purchase to the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready program. It’s the perfect excuse to get froyo three (or ten) times in a week and celebrate the fact that we’re finally, finally getting some good weather.

*In order to make your purchase count, please remember to mention to the cashier that you’re participating in the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready fundraiser.* If you don’t say anything, we don’t get our money!

Thanks so much for your help! See you on Main St.!

Date: Now through Sunday, April 13th
Time: All the time (for real though, froyo is mad delicious)
Place: FroyoWorld at 386 Main Street
Facebook event: HERE

Film Series Special Event: The Image Revolution

Screening and Q&A with director Patrick Meaney ’07.

20 years ago, a group of artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company…a company that impacts mainstream comics and culture to this day. Image Comics was more than just a publisher. It was a response to years of creator mistreatment, and it changed comics forever, thanks to blockbuster titles like Spawn and The Walking Dead.

The Image Revolution tells the story of artists who took a risk, profited wildly and almost lost their soul in the process. Filled with colorful characters, amazing art, it’s a roller coaster journey following a company from wild startup days on a twenty year journey to fulfill its mission of creative freedom.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Powell Cinema / Free

Lecture with Artist Mary Heebner

In the multi dimensional installation Silent Faces/Angkor, Mary Heebner knits together imagery and writing to create an elemental, spiritual and involving interpretation of the myths of the ancient Angkor temple complex that plays on the links she has found between human and geographic forms.

Mary Heebner often turns to myth to broaden her understanding of the bonds between humans and the earth. When she went to Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex in 2000 and 2001, she began a series she called geography of a face to further her exploration of the connection between human and geographic form. Through both drawing and photography she engaged Angkor Wat’s twelfth century frieze, the Churning of the Sea of Milk and the other sculptural works there. While humans have always carved likenesses in stone, those figures just as surely erode and return to the earth. The ancient myth she studied and the eroded faces she read as maps shaped her path to creation of the books, scroll paintings, drawings and texts that make up this striking and profound installation.

Mary Heebner is an internationally known painter, book artist, writer, publisher, and installation artist with works in public and private institutions including the Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, The British Library, New York Public Library, The J. P. Getty Research Library, Dartmouth College, the University of California and Stanford University.

When: Monday, April 7, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Where: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery