Category Archives: Events

AEPie an AEPi (Support Movember)

From Jason Brandner ’16, who I’m absolutely going to pie in the face tomorrow:

Do you find yourself making AEPi puns? Have you ever wanted to see a fraternity brother 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 $75 we get to shave George Pollack’s head! Come out and support a great cause!

We are hoping to raise money for Movember, a national charitable movement seeking to combat Prostate, and Testicular Cancer as well as various mental health issues. The brothers of AEPi will also be selling Hot Apple Cider and Donuts. Prices:

  • Pie in the face of an AEPi member: $1
  • Hot Apple Cider: $1
  • Donuts: $1

If you can’t make the event but still hope to donate here is our Movember page and here is the FB event.

Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Time: Noon–3PM
Place: In front of Usdan
Cost: Each item is $1

Recital: Jason Brogan—The View from Nowhere

From CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield:

This concert by graduate music student Jason Brogan links together thought, noise, and improvisation in an attempt to investigate the self as being just a process: a “no one” that could be constructed or manipulated. Through the defamiliarization of neurobiological, psychological, and artistic-performative parameters (as “opera”) via amplification and digital processing, and the objectification of this experience via live documentation and recording/playback on tape, subjectivity is disassociated from selfhood and reconsidered as experimental music.

Date: Tuesday, November 18th
Time: 9:00pm
Place: World Music Hall (CFA)

GIS Day at Wesleyan!

Ludacris MapFrom Rebecca “Housemate Geography” Sokol ’15:
Are you aware of geography? Well, this week you will be, as Wesleyan celebrates National Geography Awareness Week and National Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day. On Wednesday, 11/19 students in Professor Kim Diver’s GIS classes will be hosting a number of events and activities celebrating the uses of GIS.
One of these activities is the creation of an interactive campus map called Wes Memories. Submit anonymous memories or stories through this Google Form, and we will add it to a campus-wide “Memories Map” that will be displayed in Usdan on November 19th. Think of a spatial, slightly-more-appropriate ACB.
Keep an eye out for other geography-related activities in Usdan from 11:00 to 1:00 on Wednesday, 11/19!
In addition to student activities, the Connecticut GIS User Network will be hosting speakers, discussions, and demonstrations from 9 -3  in Beckham Hall. See a full list of speakers and events here
Date: Wednesday, 11/19
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Locations: Usdan and Beckham Hall

Oh, Megan! Presents: Decoding Desires

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From Talia Baurer ’15:

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here at last – Wesleyan’s favorite sex educator, Megan Andelloux, is back! Come to “Decoding Desires,” an interactive lecture focusing in on the core desires and reasons people are sexual in the first place! With Oh Megan’s help, you will get a chance to acknowledge your own desires and fantasies, to reduce fear and shame about those desires, and to work toward embracing consent and planning for the creation of your own personal sexual adventure.

Come prepared with a pen/pencil and get ready to play (crayons will be provided)! And COME EARLY – the hall fills up fast, and you don’t want to miss this!

Date: Tuesday, November 18th
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Exley 150 (Tishler Hall)

Cowspiracy Film Screening

From Rachael Metz ’16:

Interested in the relationship between food and the environment?

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is the primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

Climate Ambassadors is putting on a film screening of Cowspiracy, a new documentary about the animal agriculture industry and its relation to climate change and other environmental problems. This is an issue over which we as individuals DO have control, and as a campus, we can make a difference, every time we sit down to eat.

We will have a FREE (!!!!) dinner beforehand catered by Tandoor. Dinner will start at 6 PM and the film will start at 6:30.

Check out the website here and the facebook event here.

Date: Tonight
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Downey House 113

Mizrahi Mothers, Wrapped in the Flag: Ultra-Nationalism, Apartheid, and the Divinity of Bureaucracy in Israel, a talk by Smadar Lavie

UVL14317_MisrahiMothersPoster_1110_amHenry Prine ’18 writes in:

Israeli anthropologist Smadar Lavie will be delivering a talk about her new book, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture (Berghahn Books, 2014). The project explores the relationship between Mizrahi social protest movements in the State of Israel, violence in Gaza, protest movements in the surrounding Islamic World, and the possibility of further conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians, or Israel and its Arab neighbor states.

Smadar Lavie is a scholar in residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group, UC Berkeley’s critical feminist research center, and is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century University College Cork. She is the author of The Poetics of Military Occupation, receiving the Honorable Mention of the Victor Turner Award for Ethnographic Writing, and co-editor of Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity. She is the winner of the American Studies Association’s 2009 Gloria Anzaldúa Prize and the recipient of the 2013 “Heart at East” Honor Plaque for service on behalf of Mizrahi communities in the State of Israel.

This event is funded by the Department of Anthropology & Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine, and is co-sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies program, along with the New Haven chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.

This event is free and open to the public, and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact J. K?haulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at jkauanui[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Today!
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Judd Hall, Room 116

Battle Trance Concert

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From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:

Battle Trance is a tenor saxophone quartet (all tenors!) started by
Travis Laplante of Little Women. With a single shared tonal range,
individual instruments and instrumentalists dissolve into cascades of
disembodied, fluttering melodies. Think a hydra-headed Colin Stetson,
filling the Chapel with walls of sound, flighty shrieks, and
barely-there ambient textures.

You can take a listen here.

The student group Cosmos will be opening with the creative musics of
Eriq Robinson, Matt Chilton, Sean Winnik, and Dylan Awalt-Conley. We
also have a couple of saxophones.

See you there!

Date: Wednesday, November 19th
Time: 9:00-11:00 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel