Category Archives: Events

Massage Night with UCAB

From UCAB:

UCAB is at it again with our annual massage and manicure night. Co-Sponsored with WesWell, we have an off campus, professional masseuse giving 7 minute massages.

While you wait, go to WesWell’s mini session on stress, yoga, anxiety, and many more.


Date: November 13
Time: 8PM – 12AM
Place: Usdan Cafe, Rooms 108 and 110

Posters, Propaganda, and the American Experience in World War I


From CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Roundtable discussion with Professor of English Sean McCann, Professor of History Ronald Schatz, and Olin Professor of American Studies, Emeritus Richard S. Slotkin on the role of posters and propaganda in the mobilization of the United States during World War I. Topics will include the experience of immigrant and African-American soldiers, as well as the cultural response to propaganda, and tensions between state power and democracy.

Date: Thursday, November 13
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: CFA Hall, 287 Washington Terrace

Senior ’90s Dance

From Talia Baurer ’15:

ATTN CLASS OF 2015: You are cordially invited to Beckham Hall on Thursday, November 13th to attend a Seniors ’90s Bash! Let’s celebrate the decade that gave us the Internet as we know it, our favorite TV shows to rewatch on Netflix, and us! There will be fancy snacks and various ’90s activities and paraphernalia – basically, we’re going to enjoy being seniors in college by returning to the weird decade in which we were once tiny innocent children. Dress fancy, dress ’90s, or dress BOTH – we know you secretly love the ridiculous prom outfits from every ’90s teen movie. And get excited about infinite #TBT posts.

Date: November 13
Time: 9:30 PM – 1 AM
Place: Beckham Hall

History Open House

From Valere Demuynck ’16:

Interested in history? Considering a history major or history minor? Come to the History Open House! Meet students and faculty, discuss potential careers, and enjoy a pizza lunch!

Date: November 13
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: CSS Lounge in PAC (4th floor)

Pitch Party with Amy Bloom and Betsy Traube


From the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Interested in film or television and want to learn to pitch like a
pro? Professors Amy Bloom and Betsy Traube will be hosting a pitching
workshop and competition at the Shapiro Center!

The competition will allow groups of up to three people to pitch a
concept for 2 minutes. The winning team will receive resources to
produce their project: a workshop session with screenwriter’s lounge,
one weekend of gear access, and $100 in production funding!

Groups MUST SIGN UP PRIOR TO EVENT in order participate in the
competition. In order to do so, please fill out this Google Form. Again, if you don’t sign up before
the Pitch Party, you CANNOT COMPETE, though all are welcome to come
get tips and listen to others.

Don’t miss an awesome chance to learn this crucial skill from industry
professionals! Hosted by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and
Screenwriter’s Lounge

Date: Thursday, November 20th
Time: 8:00-10:00 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

Support the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project

Since 2010, people from around the city have come together for the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project to purchase and assemble baskets of food for households who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal. Last year, the MCTP provided 700 baskets to community members, and the goal for this year is to assemble over 900! Here’s how you can help:

Wesleyan is providing the stuffing and gravy for the Thanksgiving baskets, so pick some up on your next trip to Price Chopper. There are collection boxes in Usdan, North College, Olin, Exley, Freeman, and Weshop. You can also bring donations to the OCS Lounge (Allbritton 318). Other food items are welcome as well, and excess supplies will be donated to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry.

You can also sign up to assemble baskets! Packaging 900 meals requires a lot of volunteer work. Wesleyan’s Office of Community Service will bring vans of students to the Fellowship Church on Monday, November 24 for two shifts: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 12:15 – 3:00 PM. Students are also welcome to drive themselves. Sign up on the google doc and email ccp[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to discuss carpooling or other volunteer opportunities.

Date: Monday, November 24
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 12:15 – 3:00 PM
Place: Fellowship Church (1002 Saybrook Road)
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FANG and BASE discuss pipeline + fracking resistance

From eco-warrior Heather Whittemore ’17:

Join us on Wednesday, November 12 for a discussion about the growing resistance to the Spectra pipelines, and how you can join in defeating the fracked-gas industry and opening the way for a renewable energy future.

FANG (Fighting Against Natural Gas) and BASE (Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion) are two grassroots groups that are organizing resistance to the three proposed expansions to Spectra Energy’s northeast fracked-gas pipeline system.

Date: Wednesday, November 12 – TODAY
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Place: 200 Church

Nagual Comes To Middletown

A special invitation from Ron Shalom GRAD:

Gorgeous sensory overload experimental duo Nagual performs at Music House Wednesday night, with thrash Beatles by THE MURDERTONES (Angus and Luke Macdonald) and renditions of autumn lieder by Ron Shalom, Cecilia Lopez and Daniel Fishkin.

Date: Wednesday, November 12 – TODAY
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Music House (230 Washington Street)