Category Archives: Events

Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Philanthropy: Stories from the Field with Anne Lebleu ’00

College of Letters alumna Anne Lebleu ‘0will return to campus this Thursday to talk about her career in corporate social responsibility, foundation consulting and management and to answer your questions about work in the social sector. The discussion will be relevant to students with a wide variety of academic interests, extra-curricular passions, and career aspirations, and there will be lunch for those who register.

Read more about Anne’s post-Wes journey here. This event is hosted by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Thursday, February 26
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: $0.00

Ron Padgett Reads at Russell House

PSA from Rachel Warner ’14:

Ron Padgett will read on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown,padgett CT.

Ron Padgett, a major poet of the New York School, is also a translatorof Apollinaire, Reverdy, and Blaise Cendrars and a long-time collaborator with artists Joe Brainard, George Schneeman, Jim Dine, and Alex Katz. Having entered the New York literary scene while still attending high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Padgett has published dozens of books, including a new volume of Collected Poems and a memoir of Joe Brainard.

Poet David Lehman writes of Padgett’s work: “The great legacy of French Surrealist and Dadaist writing makes itself felt in his poems,” while Voice Literary Supplement contributor Karen Volkman describes Padgett’s 1995 New and Selected Poems as “a fine sampling of a restless, hilarious, and haunting lyric intelligence, a ‘phony’ whose variable voices form a rare and raucous orchestration: the real thing.”

This event is free and open to the public. A reception and book
signing will follow the reading. For more information, please call
860.685.3448 or visit

Date: Wednesday, February 25th
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Place: Russell House

“Sweetheart” auditions


From Jenny Davis ’17:

Do you want to be a movie star (in a short film)? Do you want to eat tater tots on camera? Do you want to be Molly Ringwald? If you answered yes to any of those questions, AUDITION FOR THE SHORTFILM “SWEETHEART”!

“Sweetheart” is a reimagining of classic teen romance films starring Molly Ringwald (think “Sixteen Candles”), set in in the 1980s. Following two sets of BFFs from opposite social spheres who scheme with the agreement to find each other love, “Sweetheart” is about the permanence of friendship and its importance in a culture that values romance above all.

Please come to one of two audition times (no prep or experience necessary).

Wednesday, February 25th, 7-8:30pm in Usdan 108
Friday, February 27th, 4:15-6:15pm in 41 Wyllys Room 115