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“Spring Intensive” Information

Professor Lisa Dierker writes in with information about a new academic opportunity at Wesleyan:

A new opportunity is available to Wesleyan students next spring! The Wesleyan “Spring Intensive” will allow students to plunge into a new course every three weeks and to intensively focus on one course at a time rather than balancing several. The goal of the program is to give students an opportunity to build cohesiveness across their courses, collaborate with faculty, engage in project-based learning and sample from some never previously offered courses from prominent visitors.  Each three week course will carry a full credit.
How do I learn more? Check out the emerging menu of courses that will be offered through the intensive and read more details HERE, attend one of the information sessions on campus (details below) or contact Lisa Dierker: ldierker[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Spring intensive INFORMATION SESSION dates and times:
Thursday, April 2nd at 12:30pm (pizza lunch!)
Tuesday, April 7th at 7:30pm (evening information session!)
Place: Usdan, rm. 110 for both sessions

The Surveyor Angel: Writing and Images in the Cloister of the Abbey of Moissac

From Ali Rosenberg ‘15:

Come join the Department of Art and Art History and the Medieval Studies Program for a lecture entitled “The Surveyor Angel: Writing and Images in the Cloister of the Abbey of Moissac,” presented by Vincent Debiais (Center for Advanced Studies on Medieval Civilization, University of Poitiers, and the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton). This is a part of the Silipo Art & Art History Lecture Series. All are welcome!

Date: Thursday, April 2
Time: 4:15 – 5:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

“Ida” – Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber ’15 and Katherine Malczewski ’15

Ida Poster

“Ida” is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel of the same name. Using technological replications of the human form, the piece explores Ida’s creation of identity as she moves, rests, says yes, gets married, and owns dogs. Presented in partial fulfillment of the Theses in Theater.

Tickets will be made available on the day of each performance at the box office. On-campus guests must pick up their tickets at the box office. There is a two-ticket limit per person for free ticketed events.

Date: Thursday, April 2 – Saturday, April 4
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Place:  CFA Theater Studio
Cost: Free! (tickets required)
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.

New works by:
Tess Jonas
Chloe Jones
Stellar Levy
Miranda Orbach
Ibironke Otusile
Min Suh
Nora Thompson
Harry Zhu

Tickets are on sale in the Usdan Box Office.

Date: Thursday, April 2 – Saturday, April 4
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: $4 for Wesleyan students, $5 for the general public

The Universal Flute – Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi

Asian Cultural Council Senior Advisor Ralph Samuelson MA ’71 performs traditional music on shakuhachi (Japanese flute), followed by a performance with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake.

Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Seminar Room
Cost: Free!

Second Stage Presents: SHE KILLS MONSTERS


Mio Magee ’18 writes in:

What lay in the world beyond was greater than anything she had ever

Second Stage presents SHE KILLS MONSTERS, a dramatic comedy about a
considerably average woman who finds herself in a Dungeons and Dragons
world. She plays a game module that her deceased younger sister has
left behind, fighting deadly monsters alongside her sister’s character.

There are no tickets for this event; come early to ensure a seat!
We have very limited seating space.

Date: Thursday, April 2nd- Saturday, April 4th
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Woodframe House Hopping!

funny-house-designPSA from Talia Baurer ’15: 

Over 50 generous wood-frame houses and apartments have offered to open their doors to those who are currently in the midst of planning housing for next year! Here’s how it works:

Between 1pm and 3pm, stop by Pi Cafe and pick up a map of which houses are open to visitors (and what their occupancy is, so you know which ones are actually relevant to your group). We’ll also have a list of all the houses/apartments for different group sizes, so even if a house you’re interested in isn’t technically “open” you can still knock on the door and maybe get a chance to see inside.

Of course, please be respectful of the houses and their residents! Maps and house lists will also be available on the Facebook event this week, so keep an eye out!

Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Place: Woodframe Houses

Reception – Senior Thesis Exhibition: Week Two

Andrew Chatfield sends the following message from the CFA:

View the talents of seniors Joseph Strella ’15, Genna DeGroot ’15, Gabe Gordon ’15, Nicole Dalessandro ’15, and Hailey Sowden ’15 in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, on display from Tuesday, March 31 through Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Date and time: Reception is Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00pm; Artwork is on display until Sunday, April 5th
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Secret Keeper at Earth House


From Ben Zucker ’15:

“From the very first notes they played together, Secret Keeper, the innovative duo of “NYC’s least-predictable improviser” (City Arts) Mary Halvorson and Grammy-nominated Stephan Crump had a magical connection. Their debut album, Super Eight, arrived in March of 2013. Now with Emerge, their second release, the duo reveals a new level of chemistry.

Washington journalist Will Layman says: “‘Emerge’, the duo’s second release, is the fulfillment of a promise made in their early sessions. The music is at once tender and tough, intuitive and open, ready to let you in on its dazzling intimacy.”Stephan Crump made himself a name with his Rosetta Trio and as the bass player of the Vijay Iyer Trio. He surprised a few years ago with a duo recording on Intakt on which he collaborated with saxophonist Steve Lehman. Mary Halvorson is one of the busiest musicians around. She plays with Anthony Braxton, Ingrid Laubrock and Marc Ribot to name just a few.”

~Get a taste here.

Come enjoy a world-class jazz act in an intimate setting! Mary is a Wesleyan alum (’02), and this is one of the first stops in a special nation-wide tour in support of their amazing new album! Opening will be multi-instrumentalist Ben Zucker ’15, performing…something.

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Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Earth House