Category Archives: Events

Cupcakes and Mocktails

From Aliya Lyons ’17:

Women of Color House and Womanist House invite you to our biannual Cupcakes and Mocktails this Friday!
Join the women of color community and allies for some dancing, chatting, music, cupcakes and marvelous Mocktails.
DRESS TO IMPRESS!! (actually who are you trying to impress b/c you’re beautiful just the way you are!)

Date: Friday, October 3rd
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: 227 Pine Street (WoCoHo)

Workers and students meet for lunch… you’ll never believe what happens next


Umm… Hey! What are you doing Friday? USLAC is hosting a gathering (the only one this semester!) for students to come together to listen to workers’ experiences. Workers are giving up their lunch break to tell us about what is like to work at Wesleyan and their concerns for this semester. If you consider yourself an ally, come listen about how you can be a partner to the workers this year.

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 12 PM
Place: 200 Church

WeSwap Interest Meeting

Walker Reiss ’17 writes in:

WeSwap is Wesleyan’s newest (and only) food swapping society. Foodswapping is like a potluck where food is brought in set servings (or measurements, for stuff like jam, sauces etc.) Participants swap food with each other at whatever exchange rate they agree on. It’s a great time, and a great way to benefit from the great cooking skills of friends.

Can’t make the meeting, but still want to know more? Contact Emily Schwed (ehschwed[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Walker Reiss (wreiss[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Time: 8-8:45 PM
Place: Exley 137

UCAB: Iron Chef Cook-Off!

Via Kirby Neaton ’14:

Like to cook? UCAB is hosting an Iron Chef-like cooking competition! All ingredients will be supplied and everything is FREE! Teams of up to 5 people are allowed so get your friends together and sign up soon before all the spots are gone! Winners will receive gift cards!

To sign up, please email kneaton[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Time: 9-11 PM
Place: Usdan Cafe

Film Series: Beau Travail

1999. France. Dir: Claire Denis. With Denis Lavant, Michel Subor. 92 min.

Among a group of highly disciplined French Foreign Legion soldiers stationed on the coast of Djibouti, latent tensions abound when their officious sergeant becomes jealous of the commanding officer’s attention to a younger, charismatic (and better-looking) new recruit. As the sergeant devises a sinister ploy to discredit the young man, tragedy unfolds.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry

From James Hall ’15:

Eli Clifton is co-author of the Center of American Progress’ report “Fear, Inc,” a ground breaking study that connected the dots concerning professional Islamophobes, big money sponsors, political candidates, and certain media outlets. You can find the report free to download here.

Sponsored by the Department of Religion, the Department of Government, the Quantitative Analysis Center, and The Muslim Women’s Voices Project

Time: 4:15 PM
Place: PAC 002

ACLU Informational Meeting


Some news from Anna Pezanoski-Cohen ’17:

Come out to the first ACLU meeting tomorrow! We will discuss mission statement, projects for the semester, and other ways to get involved! There will be cookies.

Date: October 2
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: PAC421

Venture for America Info Session

Venture-for-America-and-DecisionDeskFrom Max Nussenbaum ’12:

Venture for America is a two-year fellowship program that sends recent grads to work at startups in emerging cities around the U.S. like Detroit, New Orleans, and San Antonio. By spending two years in the trenches of a startup, VFA Fellows learn how to launch their own careers as adventurers, entrepreneurs, and just generally people who do awesome stuff.

Join Wes alums Max Nussenbaum (class of 2012) and Dan Bloom (class of 2010 as they discuss their experience as VFA Fellows and now as alums starting their own companies.

Non-business-type people encouraged! For what it’s worth, Max was a creative writing major.

Check out the website for more information.

Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Cost: Free