Category Archives: Events

Audition for “On The Edge” (short film)

From Ali Arminio ’18:

Come audition for a Cardinal Pictures short film, “On The Edge”!

Written by Sage Marshall, “On The Edge” is about a couple traveling in the woods who reach a crossroads that brings their relationship into question.

LOOKING FOR:
1 MAN and 1 WOMAN. 20-30 years old, outdoorsy. Must be comfortable singing around a campfire (no singing experience necessary!).

AUDITION INFO:
Friday, March 2 at 3:00-6:00pm
and
Saturday, March 3 at 11:00am-2:00pm

Both auditions will be located in the Theater Studios in the Jones Room (TST101).

No preparation necessary! Sides will be provided. (Email swax@wesleyan.edu if you would like a copy of the script beforehand.)

Actors MUST be available to film in the evening of Friday, April 13th (after class) and throughout the entirety of Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th.

Directors: Sage Marshall and Ali Arminio
Producer: Sarah Wax

Questions? Feel free to contact swax[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
Time: 3-6PM (Friday); 11AM-2PM (Saturday)
Place: Theater Studios 101 (Jones Room)

a provocation / an invitation: Facing Disasters

Paula Tartell ’18 writes in:

The College of the Environment presents –

Facing Disasters: Disturbing the Human-Environment Relationship

How do we face disasters? Sometimes we live through them, other times we experience them indirectly from a distance. How can we make such distances malleable? How can we transform ourselves from being passive observers to agents of change?
How can we use our knowledge of disaster to motivate action?

In this event, the COE fellows, Wesleyan students and alumni will explore these ideas and present works that engage with the 2017-18 COE think tank theme, “From Disruptions to Disasters.”

Date: Friday, March 2
Time: 4-6:30PM
Place: Memorial Chapel and Zelnick Pavilion

Wesleyan Women in Science Engineering Challenge

From Wesleyan Women in Science:

Curious about engineering? Join WesWIS for an event that is half info session, half engineering challenge. There will be pizza for everyone, and prizes for the winner of the challenge! Information about engineering at Wes will be presented by Profs. Huwel (3-2 program) and Moller (IDEAS minor), and 3-2 student Rami Hamati will be there to talk about his personal experience as an engineering student at Wes. As always, people of all majors and genders are welcome at WesWIS events. If you want there to be enough pizza, please please RSVP to Maureen Snow (msnow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 12-1PM
Place: Allbritton 311

The Veritas Forum at Wesleyan: The Trouble With Freedom

Michael Roth ’78 is going to talk about freedom of speech:

What: The Veritas Forum

Title: The Trouble with Freedom: A Dialogue on Balancing Religious Freedom and Freedom of Speech from a Christian and a Secular Perspective

Time: Thursday 7PM, March 1st, 2018

Location: Daniel Family Commons (Usdan 3rd floor)

Speakers:
Michael Wear (Faith Outreach Director during Obama Administration)
Michael Roth (President of Wesleyan University)

Moderator:
Prof. Mary Alice Haddad (Professor of Government and Chair of the CEAS)

Description:
How can American society cohere and freedom be preserved? The current political climate and recent social incidents have led many to question and examine what freedom of speech, religious liberty, and freedom in general, mean in the 21st century of the United States. At this year’s Veritas Forum, we will discuss the political, social, and cultural implications of religious liberty.

Light refreshments included.

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Bully Pulpit Interactive Information Session

From the Career Center:

Join us for an information session with President & Founder, Andrew Bleeker ‘07 and Founding Partner, Ben Clark ’99 of Bully Pulpit Interactive, a digitally-based marketing and communications agency that specializes in public affairs, corporate reputation and social impact.

Since their founding in 2009, BPI has applied the lessons of politics to brands and supported over 400 clients across multiple continents. These include 8% of FORTUNE 100 companies, Presidents, Senators and Prime Ministers, as well as several of the top non-profits around the world.

Andrew & Ben will discuss working at Bully Pulpit Interactive and their current positions. They will also conduct a Q&A session on the state of political marketing and share how to get into the field. BPI is also hiring for full-time and summer internship positions.

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 12-1PM
Place: Career Center

Hilary Jacobs Hendel ’85, P’18, “It’s Not Always Depression”

A cool event happening at the bookstore:

Fascinating patient stories and dynamic exercises that help you connect to healing emotions, ease anxiety and depression, and discover your authentic self.

In It’s Not Always Depression, psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel presents readers with a unique and pragmatic tool she calls The Change Triangle. The Change Triangle is a map—a guide to carry you from a place of disconnection back to your true self. Working the Change Triangle is the step-by-step process at the heart of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a therapeutic method that teaches patients to identify the defenses and inhibitory emotions (shame, anxiety, and guilt) that prevent them from being in touch with their core emotions (joy, anger, sadness, fear, and excitement). In allowing ourselves to fully experience core emotions, we move toward an openhearted state where we are calm, curious, connected, compassionate, confident, courageous, and clear. Through moving, persuasive stories of working the Change Triangle with her own patients, Hendel teaches us how to apply these principles to our everyday lives.

Hilary Jacobs Hendel ’85, P’18 is a psychoanalyst and certified AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor practicing in New York City. She has written articles for the New York Times and professional journals. She was also the Mental Health Consultant on the television show MadMen. Hilary’s blog, the Change Triangle, is read worldwide. Hilary is a Wesleyan alumna who graduated with the Class of 1985, and she is also a proud Wesleyan parent with a child currently enrolled in the Class of 2018.

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer

Ian Foster writes in:

Mary Gordon is the author of eight novels, including There Your Heart Lies (2017), Final Payments, and The Love of My Youth; six works of nonfiction, including the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and four collections of short fiction, including The Stories of Mary Gordon, which won the Story Prize in 2006. Gordon has received many honors, including a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing at Barnard College.

Date: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 6PM
Place: Russell House

Lunch with Rabbi Jonah Pesner ’90

Talia Kaplan ’18 writes in:

Join Rabbi Jonah Pesner ‘90 director of the Religious Action Center (RAC), for a conversation about why pursuing social and economic justice is core to Judaism and how Jews can join with people of all faiths and no faiths to combat white supremacy, systemic racism, and transform communities to effect positive change. Recently, Rabbi Pesner has been involved in calls for a clean Dream Act: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rabbis-arrested-daca-protest_us_5a5f8b13e4b046f0811c6213

This lunch is a collaboration between the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Wesleyan Jewish Community (WJC). All are welcome, regardless of religion and political views. Free, vegetarian food provided.

Date: Tuesday, February 27
Time: 11:50 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Facebook Event

Write-In: “Commencement 2018: Lemony Snicket, Anita Hill, and Silencing Women of Color in the Age of #MeToo”

On February 15th, President Roth emailed an announcement of this year’s commencement speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients. The 186th Commencement Address will be delivered by Daniel Handler ’92, also known under his pen name Lemony Snicket. Fellow degree recipients are Anita Hill, Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University, and Joshua Boger ’73, scientist and chair emeritus of the Wesleyan Board of Trustees. Commencement will be Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The decision has sparked conversation among students, both in light of Handler’s past controversial remarks and the ongoing #MeToo movement, for which Anita Hill laid the foundation when, in 1991, she testified against Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court nomination on the basis of sexual harassment. Sarah Chen Small ’18 has written in with a response to the commencement decisions, which you view below along with President Roth’s original announcement email:

“This Side of the Curtain: Ukrainian Resistance in Uncertain Times”

From the CFA:

Keynote speaker Mustafa Nayyem, member of Ukrainian Parliament, Democratic Alliance, former investigative journalist, and catalytic force in Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity will be in conversation with Ukrainian activist and founder of Lviv/Kramatorsk-based Building Ukraine Together Yurko Didula, and Professor Emeritus of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Visiting Professor at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy Dr. Daniel Hryhorczuk. The panel will discuss current events in Ukraine, social reform, non-violent resistance, civic engagement, and social-environmental health. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Olena Lennon from the University of New Haven.

The panel discussion will be followed by a ticketed concert at 8pm featuring the premiere performance of “This Side of the Curtain.” The multimedia work focuses on art of resistance in times of social-political uncertainty, and will be performed by over 40 musicians and dancers, directed by

Associate Professor of Dance, Environmental Studies, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Chair of the Dance Department Katja Kolcio in collaboration with with bandurist, composer, ethnomusicologist, and civic activist Julian Kytasty, and Hartford’s Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble conducted by Alexander Kuzma. The work will also include photo footage by Evgeny Maloletka edited by Waldemart Klyuzko, design by Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza, and musical advisement by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Nadya Potemkina.

Date: Tuesday, February 20th
Time: Panel: 6-7:30 PM; Concert: 8 PM
Location: Memorial Chapel
Price: Tickets for the performance are $8 for the general public and $6 for students and youth under 18