Everyone welcome! — students, graduating seniors, alumni, friends and family.
Drop in at the University’s Special Collections & Archives to show your friends and family the impressive Davison Rare Book Room. If you are an alum, remember your student days through the yearbooks, The Argus, Hermes, face books, and many other historical Wesleyan materials, which are available here. Chat with SC&A staff about the riches of the University’s rare book collection and how it supports Wesleyan’s educational mission.
Date: Saturday, May 27 Time: 12-4 PM Place: Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library
Kyle Schlesinger, Director of Cuneiform Press, discusses the state of the book in our current cultural climate, while sharing his passion for producing enduring works that merge historically-informed typographic practices with the latest industry trends. From letterpress-printed chapbooks to collaborations with writers and artists such as Johanna Drucker, Bill Berkson, and Jim Dine, Cuneiform publishes poetry, artists’ books, and nonfiction with an emphasis on enriching the humanities. Works will be on display in both the Develin Room and the Olin Lobby, including posters from Schlesinger’s recent social-movement letterpress project, A People’s Curriculum for the United States.
Date: Friday, May 26 Time: 11 AM – 12 PM Place: Develin Room, Olin Memorial Library
Come to Wesleyan’s Baccalaureate Ceremony with Seniors, family, and friends and listen as your peers share some of their unique and transformative moments from their years at Wesleyan. The keynote will be given by Assistant Professor Anthony Hatch, of Science in Society, African American Studies, Sociology, with Senior reflections by Lili Kadets, Haenah Kwon, Arnelle Williams, and Mika Reyes.
Date: Saturday, May 27 Time: 6 PM Place: Memorial Chapel
from arron’s fb event: “cover photo brought to you by googling “diverse screaming,” because just “screaming” is ~colorblind~”
WOW it’s already happening. Tonight at midnight, when reading period turns to exam period, is the PRIMAL SCREAM on the steps of Olin. Here’s the Facebook event if you’d like that. Shoutout to Arron Luo ’18 for making sure this gets coordinated for the past couple semesters and for keeping this Wes tradition alive.
1967. France. Dir: Jacques Demy. With Catherine Deneuve. 120 min.
When a fair comes to town, the titular port whips up into a delectable, sherbet-colored spree of jazz and dance and love, for a weekend of crisscrossing missed connections and second chances. At the heart of the musical excitement are twin sisters – “a pair of carefree young things/waiting for the joys that love brings.”
The Wesleyan Concert Choir, under direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, presents a program featuring both a cappella and accompanied selections from classical and modern choral repertoire.
Date: Sunday, May 7th Time: 4 PM Place: Crowell Concert Hall
2007. USA. Dir: Greg Mottola. With Michael Cera, Jonah Hill. 113 min.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Hill and buddy Cera must procure booze for the big senior-year party – how else will they get off the geek list? Plus, Oscar winner Emma Stone and that other girl will be there! Find fresh meaning (or at least rediscover old dick jokes) in this raunchy yet earnest comedy about best friends on the cusp of a new chapter in life.