Category Archives: Events

Senior Thesis/Essay Writing Boot Camp

This has a registration form that is DUE TOMORROW so if you’re interested, please read this message from Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ‘GRAD:

Seniors! Panicking over your thesis yet? Come to the free Senior Thesis/Essay Writing Boot Camp over spring break! Any senior working on a capstone project is welcome to a comfortable, congenial space where you can really focus on your writing for a day.

The boot camp will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Daniel Family Commons. There will be:

  • FREE food: breakfast, lunch, snacks, and caffeine
  • A quiet area for writing in structured time intervals
  • Optional relaxation breaks including yoga, meditation, crafts, and games
  • Space for collaborative proofreading

If you’d like to attend, just fill out this quick registration form by March 1st, WHICH IS TOMORROW.

If you have any questions, contact Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 1

Kim-Frank Fellowship Information Session

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From Sophia Franchi ’15:

Learn more about a prestigious one-year, post-graduate fellowship in the Writing Programs! The Kim-Frank Fellow works closely with Professor Anne Greene, Director of the Writing Certificate, and assists in running the Writing Certificate, the Wesleyan Writers Conference, and a broad range of writing programs and events.

Professor Greene and current fellow Sophia Franchi ’15 will give a short presentation and be available to answer questions.

Applications are due March 9, 2016. Questions? Contact Professor Anne Greene at 860-685-3604 or agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, March 2
Time: 4:30-5 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Interest Meeting: Home Maintenance 101 with Physical Plant

lol cartoon flood womanDon’t know how to fix that shitty thing in your place of residence? Clara Pinsky ’16 has the answer:

Time to face it: real life is coming for you. Will you know what to do when your faucet starts leaking or your heaters stop working? Will you know how to patch a hole in the wall or find out why your lights won’t turn on?

Want to be prepared? Take a 6-week (.25 CREDIT) workshop with Physical Plant this spring to learn these practical life skills from the experts themselves.

Come to an interest meeting THIS WEEK:
Wed. 3/2 @ 4:15pm OR 7pm in Usdan 110
OR
Thurs. 3/3 @ 4:15pm in Exley 137

The workshop will meet weekly for six weeks (3/21-4/29). Questions? Email cpinsky[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

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Data Fest Registration Deadline

datafest_logo_Wesleyan-University-e1452889994122Joli Holmes ’17 writes in:

DataFest is a data analysis competition where students are presented with a large, complex data set and work over the weekend to explore, analyze, and present their findings. Teams of 3-5 students work together and compete against other teams from Connecticut College, Yale, UConn, Trinity and Wesleyan. Prizes for best insight, best visualization, and best use of external data are awarded. Under the auspices of the American Statistical Association, the event is organized by the Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) and begins on Friday, April 8th 2016 at 6pm. You are free to work with the data around the clock until Sunday, April 10th at noon. We will conclude at roughly 5pm on Sunday. Meals etc. will be available for participating students and advisers/consultants throughout the weekend.

THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1st.

Follow this link to register: https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/1JCWWqZ0_c9KWbI7Kz6caiHfCtfyqNSLQ7G5dby750zU/viewform

To find out more: http://datafest.blogs.wesleyan.edu/

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 1
Event Dates: 6 PM, Friday, April 8 – 12 PM, Sunday, April 10

Submit to the Subway Ride!

the subway ride soundShoko Yamada ’17 writes in:

Got creative inspirations? Looking for a non-scary, open artistic platform for your creations?

The Subway Ride is here for a shy artist like YOU!!!

Our theme for the semester is SOUND, and we are looking for prose, poetry, photography, drawing, recording, any written (in ANY language), visual, audio medium that we can publish and/or put on our blog!!!

Email us with any sumbissions or questions at: thesubwayride[at]gmail[dot]com

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The Subway Ride is an all-inclusive publication that recognizes the humanity of the artistic and literary process, prioritizes celebration over criticism, and provides a common space in which individuals with different backgrounds and identities can contribute to a welcoming
artistic space. Our past contributors include Wesleyan students including lots of international students, Usdan staff workers, Middletown community members, Center for Prison Education prison scholars, and more!

Check out our previous issues and blog here: http://thesubwayride.weebly.com/

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/626668810807536/

Submission Deadline: After Spring Break

Awareness Series: Mediterranea

Mediterranea PosterFrom the Center for Film Studies:

The second film in this spring’s Awareness Series at the Center for Film Studies is MEDITERRANEA. Director Jonas Carpignano ’06 will give comments after the screening discussing the film, which is a shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees.

Admission is free at all Awareness events; we hope to see you there!

Link: http://www.wesleyan.edu/filmstudies/SpecialEvents/special-events.html

Date: Monday, February 29
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema

COL Open House for FROSH

COLLike many frosh and others on this campus, you’re probably wondering “wtf is col??” Fortunately for you, The College of Letters is hosting an open house for Frosh interested in becoming COL majors. COL faculty and students will be meeting in the COL library upstairs in 41 Wyllys (“Boger Hall” lol) on Monday Feb. 29th at 4:15. Come find out more about the major, ask us questions, eat from a veggie tray.

Applications are due March 21st at 3pm and can be found here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/col/apply.html

Date: Monday, February 29
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Place: COL Library (Upstairs 41 Wyllys)
Cost: “Your Sophomore, Junior and Senior years”

Thai Late Night: Project Full Moon

thaiTess Williams ’19 writes in on behalf of Wes PadThai:

Looking for some great treats to end your weekend? Craving Thai Food? Having moral dilemmas over the exotified commodification of South-Asian, Southeast-Asian cultures?

No fear! The Wes PadThai community is glad to announce its comeback of our Thai Late Night! Come grab some authentic Thai food from your authentic Thai folk this Sunday, February 28th at the Exeley Lobby. We will not be serving Padthai but there will be various other Thai foods for all to enjoy!

The Menu:
– Boast’s Famous Garlic Chicken
– Moo Ping (Grilled Pork)
– Mama Pad (Noodles)
– Fresh Spring Rolls
– Thai Iced Tea

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1100274503330266/

Date: Sunday, February 28
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 PM
Place: Exley Lobby
Cost: TBD

Film Series: Jackrabbit

2015. USA. Dir: Carleton Ranney. With Reed Birney, Josh Caras. 101 min.

 

When a friend’s suicide leaves behind a mysterious computer drive, a fringe hacker and a computer tech join together to decipher the message left in his wake. This throwback sci-fi piece premiered at the 2015 TriBeCa Film Festival. Panel to follow with alumni filmmakers including Destin Douglas ‘09 (writer) and Joe Stankus ‘08 (producer/editor).

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

WESU Concert: Tracy Grammer @ Earth House

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From the incredible Ben Goldberg ’17:

Come to Earth House this Saturday night for a WESU-sponsored acoustic set from folk singer-songwriter Tracy Grammer! Start your night off listening to some amazing songs with great people in a great space (and maybe some tea too!)

Tracy Grammer is an acclaimed folk singer-songwriter who rose to acclaim as half of the folk duo Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, where they released three incredible albums and went on tour with Joan Baez. Now, after Dave Carter’s death in 2002, Tracy Grammer continues to perform his songs in addition to writing her own. As a masterful storyteller, she has become one of New England’s most beloved folk artists, singing songs that both pull on your heart strings and make you smile. Daniel Pope (’16), an acoustic singer-songwriter following his EP “What a Strange and Vulgar Thing” last spring, will be opening.

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Place: Earth House
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