Category Archives: Events

Tutor at Keigwin Middle School

Brighten a tween’s day and give back to the community by volunteering as a tutor! From Rebecca Brand ’16 and Emma Davis ’17:

kids-sitting-on-booksKeigwin Middle School – home to nearly every 6th grader in Middletown – is seeking Wesleyan students to help out at their after-school homework club for the remainder of the semester. Tutors will volunteer from 2:00 to 4:15 pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  This is a particularly exciting time to get involved, as the Middletown Public Schools were just awarded a grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program to offer new after-school educational opportunities for students at Keigwin and Woodrow Wilson middle schools.

To volunteer this semester or to assist with this exciting new program as it develops, come to the interest meeting today at 6pm in Allbritton 318. For more information, contact rbrand[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and ecdavis[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Federal work-study funds will be available for tutors in the future. The Office of Community Service will also be hiring one paid student coordinator for next semester; contact scapron[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for details.

Date: Tuesday, November 11 – TODAY!
Time: 6 PM
Place: Allbritton 318

Criticism Now! A Conversation on the State of the Art

AO-ScottFrom Sarah Chrystler ’13:

Come hear A. O. Scott, Distinguished Professor of Film Criticism at Wesleyan and a chief film critic at The New York Times moderate a discussion about the state of criticism today with panel guests Laura Miller, journalist and book critic, co-founder of Salon.com, and author of The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia; Wesley Morris, film critic for Grantland, former critic for The Boston Globe, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner in criticism; and Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker, and 2014 ASME winner for Best Columns and Commentary.

Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: 8 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Recital: Dina Maccabee – Self-Same Sounds

An invitation courtesy of CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Graduate music student Dina Maccabee presents new vocal pieces exploring the properties of the voice in dialogue with its many mediated reproductions, featuring student vocal group The Mixolydians. Alongside her own work, Ms. Maccabee will perform late twentieth-century pieces that challenge conventional narrative orientations of the voice. The significant influences of music by Meredith Monk, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, and Joan La Barbara are juxtaposed with homages to Mieskuoro Huutajat, the Finnish men’s shouting choir, early work by John Cage, and Meredith Willson’s musical theater innovations.

Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: 9:00pm
Place: World Music Hall (CFA)

AEPie an AEPi

From Ward Archibald ’17:

Do you find yourself making AEPi puns? Have you ever wanted to see a frat bro get humiliated with a pie? Do you want to support Prostate cancer research? If you answered yes to any of these come to AEPie an AEPi! If we raise $100 we get to shave George Ryan’s head! Come out and support a great cause! If you have any questions or can’t attend but want to donate, contact George Pollack (George Ryan on FB) at gpollack[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: 12-3 PM
Place: In Front of Usdan
Cost: $1