Category Archives: Events

Pumpkin Fest Wants Student Groups & Bands!!

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 2.35.09 PMFrom Kate Gilbert ’18:

Want to be a part of Long Lane Farm’s annual Pumpkin Fest, a celebration of autumn with music, arts & crafts, and food? We’re looking for student groups to table and bands to play! The date is set for Saturday October 17.

If your student group would like a table, email kngilbert[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

If any bands are interested in playing, we still have a few spots! Contact afineman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Respond soon to guarantee a spot!

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 12PM-4PM
Place: Long Lane Farm

Film Series: Mosquita y Mari

2012. USA. Dir: Aurora Guerrero. With Fenessa Pineda. 85 min.

 

This warm, contemporary indie flick charts the budding friendship – and perhaps even “more-than-a-friend”-ship – between two Chicana teens in Huntington Park. With the tender awkwardness of youth the girls struggle with the expectations of their immigrant families and their own dawning independence and self-awareness.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

WSA Committee Openings

wsa banner 2015-16From the folks in the Wesleyan Student Assembly:

Do you wish to make an impact on the Wesleyan community? Are you interested in helping Wesleyan pursue its sustainability endeavors or improve its academic programs? Do you want to help student groups communicate with each other and encourage a lively campus atmosphere?

If so, consider joining the WSA! Right now, we have 4 open positions on the following committees:

  • Academic Affairs Committee (1)
  • Communications Committee (2)
  • Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee (part of Student Life Committee) (1)

For more information about the committees, please check out their descriptions on our website.

The deadline is Thursday, October 1st (that’s today!), by 5 pm.

~click through~ for information on how to apply and who you need to talk to if you have any questions.

Six Performances by Eiko Otake

ek_4106_imageFrom the DAC:

Visiting Artist Eiko Otake will bring her project “A Body in Places”to the DAC’s Alsop House, Sunday, Oct. 4 and Monday, Oct. 5. She will give three intimate performances on each day, for a limited audience. Some may remember her performance of the same series in Olin last winter (link: http://eikoandkoma.org/abodyinalibraryOLIN) Admission is free, call the CFA Box Office at 860-685-3355 to reserve a seat.

When: Sunday, October 4 at 3 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM
Monday, October 5 at 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM
Place: Davison Art Center, Alsop House
Cost: FREE

Audition for PHARMACEUTIKILLME

pharmaceutakillmeFrom Mara Woods-Robinson ’16:

Want to see your face on 16mm film? Audition for PHARMACEUTIKILLME, Mara Woods-Robinson‘s thesis film!

PHARMACEUTIKILLME is a dark comedy about teen angst, set in a pill-addicted suburban dystopia. Seeking GIRLS AGES 17-22 to play the lead role, a teenage girl disillusioned in her parents’ way of life. The shoot will be a 2-weekend commitment, Nov. 21-22 and Dec. 5-6. Compensation is copy/credit/meals.

No preparation necessary. Sides will be provided — just bring yourself and a heavy dose of sass. If you can’t make it to the auditions, or have any further questions, email mwoodsrobins[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or hhandelman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/956586037734534/

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: 
Center for Film Studies, Room 124

Nirvana—Carbon Inks, Burning Forests, and the Buddhist Endgame

ian_boyden_tripod_eventFrom the CFA:

Ian Boyden ’95 discusses how his long-term exploration of the material and ecology of a forest fire took an unexpected philosophical turn when he presented his work to a Chinese audience.

Link: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/2015/10-2015/10012015artist-talk-ian-boyden-nirvana.html

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown

Bagel Brunch and Learn

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PSA from Talia Kaplan ’18:

FREE bagels, lox, and schmear PLUS stimulating conversation? Sign me
up! (Actually, you kind of do need to sign up. See below…)

Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community for a bagel brunch with Torah text
study. We’ll be looking at different interpretations of the Biblical
creation story and considering how it relates to the universal and the
particular in Judaism, on campus, and in the world. People of all
backgrounds are welcome. No experience with text study necessary!

Because we are ordering delicious kosher brunch, we need an accurate
sense of how many people will be attending. Therefore, please RSVP by
10/6 via Facebook. Or, send an email to tkaplan[at]wesleyan.edu.

Questions? Contact Isabel Fattal (ifattal[at]wesleyan.edu) or Talia
Kaplan (tkaplan[at]wes).

Date: Saturday, October 10th
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Writing at Wesleyan Poetry Contest

From Sophia Franchi GRAD:

APPLY TO BECOME A WESLEYAN STUDENT POET

  • Submit 5 pages of poetry as a file attachment to Sara Neelysneely[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
  • Please name your Word or PDF file: “Last Name shift-space FirstInitial” (e.g. Jones_M.docx).
  • Subject line for your email: “Student Poet Contest”

The top contenders will become the Wesleyan Student Poets and will be published in the 2015-16 Russell House poetry pamphlet.

One nominee will be selected to enter the statewide competition for the Connecticut Student Poetry Circuit Team, who will read their work at universities across the state. The nominee must be enrolled at Wesleyan this spring and available for six to eight evening readings between Jan. 25 and March 11.

Questions? Contact Sara Neelysneely[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Sophia Franchirussellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, October 7
Time: 5:00 PM