Category Archives: Events

Undergraduate Math Club Meeting

From Anders Dohlman ’15:

Come to the year’s first meeting of the Undergraduate Math Club! We’ll be hearing from five of your fellow students who did math-related research or internships this summer about their work, how they found their programs, and what the experience was like. Their projects included math research here at Wesleyan and at other universities, mathematical biology research, and statistical work at a consulting firm. If you’re interested in internships or summer research related to math, or if you just want to hear what some of your fellow students have been up to, be sure to come! Pizza and drinks will be provided!

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Time: Noon
Place: Woodhead Lounge

Shopping Trip to A Dong Supermarket


Buy tasty snacks with Xian Hui Ang ’15:

A Dong is the nearest Asian grocery store to Wesleyan. If you are craving for some Asian food and snacks, you would NOT want to miss out on a bus trip to this paradise located at West Hartford.

The bus departs from Usdan at 10:00 AM and returns at 1:10 PM. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office until September 12. This trip is organized by PANGEA, Wesleyan’s International Student Organization.

Date: Saturday, September 13
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:10 PM
Place: Departs from Usdan
Cost: $7 at the Box Office
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Tutoring Programs Info Session

TOCStutoringhere are so many groups at Wesleyan working with children that it can be hard to choose just one. Aspiring tutors sometimes join the first program they hear about rather than selecting an organization based on the target age group, time commitment, academic subject, and program structure. To help you pick the group that’s right for you, the Office of Community Service is hosting an information session where representatives from several tutoring programs on campus will talk about their work and answer your questions.

Whether you’re providing homework help and dance classes at Green Street or doing long division at Macdonough School, tutoring and mentoring are fun and effective ways to engage with the community. If you receive Federal Work-Study, you can get paid for volunteering with an OCS literacy program.

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Compost Bucket Distribution Night!

From Rina Kremer ’15 to all you house-dwellers, kitchen-users, and/or fruit or vegetable-eaters, i.e. everyone:

Hey Kids —

Compost buckets. We got ’em. If you’re looking to compost at your residence and don’t already have one for your residence, come to Exley Lobby between 6:30 and 8:00PM on Thursday, or until we’re all out.

Date: Thursday, September 11
Time: 6:30-8 P.M.
Place: Exley Lobby
Cost: nothing!

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Photo

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Via the brilliant Dreisen Heath ’15:

Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by a police officer on Saturday, August 9, in Ferguson, Missouri. Eyewitnesses say that when the last shots were fired, Brown had his hands up.

In honor and in solidarity with the late Michael Brown, we invite you to participate in a photographical moment that will capture the classic gesture of surrender to authority, which has now evolved into a defiant symbol across the nation.

To assure agency is properly given to the primary victims of unarmed violence and allies, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “Don’t Shoot In My Name” are both two separate social media movements with different targeted groups of people, uniting under the same issue.

Film Series: The Triplets of Belleville

2003. France. Dir: Sylvain Chomet. Animated. 78 min.

 

An old woman must rescue her cyclist grandson from the wine-swilling French mafia with the aid of the titular trio: aging stars fond of improvisational jazz and dining on frogs. This odd-yet-endearing feature is mostly dialogue-free, relying instead on whimsical sounds and music as well as a charmingly grotesque visual style.

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

Fish Are Friends, Not Food

Kirby Neaton ‘GRAD writes in with the latest UCAB event:

Come build your own fish tank for a brand new fishy friend! Colorful nemo
gravel, aquarium plants, tank decorations, and even the fish is
included! Snacks are available and EVERYTHING IS 100% FREE!!!

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM–Midnight
Place: First floor of Usdan
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Sun Speak Concert at Earth House

The latest from Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:

The Chicago-based duo Sun Speak is coming to Earth House this Fridaydalerothenberg_34-1 to sooth all your troubled little hearts. The band, which consists of Matt Gold on guitar and Nate Friedman on percussion, plays a downtempo jazz / chamber / rock mix with plenty of improv and filthy musicianship. You can take a listen here.

Date: Friday, September 12
Time: 9 PM
Place: Earth House

Meditation, Mingling and Brownies

triple-chocolate-brownies-4-1024x682From the Keen Kissable Katie McLaughlin ’15:

Every Thursday at 7pm, Katie McLaughlin and Kemal Asik, the Mindfulness Interns for the year, will lead meditation in the chapel meditation room followed by brownies in the Zelnick Pavilion or outside. Everyone is welcome whether they have been meditating their whole life, have always wanted to try, are just curious, or anything in between. Each week we’ll go through a few aspects/techniques of meditation and try different meditation practices. Sittings will range from 5-15 minutes. Questions are encouraged! 
For more information, check out our website and like us on Facebook.
When: Every Thurs 7pm
Where: Chapel Meditation Room