Category Archives: Events

Wesleyan CS Club, First Meeting

14362471_10154460607457092_4642185127671568811_oFrom Wesleyan CS Club:

The Wesleyan CS Club is having its first official meeting of the semester. We’ll be talking about hackathons, projects and summer internships! Old and new members are welcome to attend. Non CS majors also extremely welcome.

Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: ESC339

Homecoming and Family Weekend Application

homecoming-2013-logoFrom APR Interns:

Apply now to be a part of Homecoming (Oct. 21-22) and/or Family Weekend (Oct. 28-30), events put on annually by the University for students, family, alumni and friends of Wesleyan! Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more! DO NOT apply for Homecoming if you plan to leave campus during Fall Break.

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit this form by Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Preference will be given to those with flexible schedules. You will be notified of your application status via email no later than Monday, October 10, 2016. For Family Weekend student workers only, there will be a mandatory student worker meeting on Wednesday, October 26, at 5:00 PM (location TBD).

If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information. Please note: Students who intend to work catering for Bon Appetit during Homecoming or Family Weekend may not apply for a position. However, regular Bon Appetit workers with weekly shifts are permitted to apply and may be accommodated, so long as any time conflicts are clearly outlined in the appropriate section below. If you have any questions, please contact Nisha Grewal ’17, Avva Saniee ’17, Amanda Yeoh ’19, Maxine Gibb ’19 at aprinterns[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 5 at 5 PM

Theory Certificate Presents: Capitalism and Planetary Crisis

theory_0929_moore_emailFrom Professor Matthew Garrett:

The rise of capitalism after 1450 marked a turning point in the history of humanity’s relation with the rest of nature. It was greater than any watershed since the rise of agriculture and the first cities. In relational terms, it was even greater than the rise of the steam engine. This history has assumed new salience in an era of runaway global warming and the Anthropocene narrative, which purports to explain the origins and prime movers behind such deepening planetary instability. In this talk, environmental historian Jason W. Moore explains why and how the early modern origins of capitalism, understood as a world-ecology of power, capital, and nature, have shaped the crises of the twenty-first century. Sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory.

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Downey 113

Interactive Media Workshop w/ Cardinal Pictures and Eko!

Emily Feher ’17 writes in:

Do you like digital storytelling?? Do you like $$$???

Eko is pioneering a new form of media in which video responds to a person’s actions and interests in real time. Come to this interactive media workshop to learn to tell stories that can adapt in a multitude of directions using Eko’s patented technology, meet the people you’ll need on your team to make winning interactive content, and explore marketing and distribution strategies to help you launch your career.

Workshop attendees will be eligible to enter a treatment contest that Eko will be hosting on the Wesleyan campus, with a $500 CASH PRIZE for the winner and the opportunity to produce their project! It is preferred if the story has the ability to be serialized.

To see what kinds of projects Eko is looking for and how their technology works go to their website.

Date: Monday, September 26 (tomorrow!)
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Allbritton 311