Powder Puff Info Session

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From Gavriella Wolf ’15:

It’s that moment you’ve been waiting for! Relay For Life of Wesleyan University is proud to host our annual powder puff football game! The game will be Sunday, April 18 at 3pm at the base of Foss. It’s $5 to play, and the proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Practices will be held on Sunday, April 5 at 2pm, and Sunday, April 12 at 2pm.We are looking to fill our rosters with enthusiastic players. No experience necessary. Anyone who identifies as female is welcome to play.

RSVP by coming to our informational meeting this Tuesday in Usdan! Low commitment, high fun, good cause!

Date: Tuesday, March 31st
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: $5 to Play

Take the Survey on Sexual Assault Climate at Wes

unnamed-45You probably got a “Sexual Assault Climate Survey” in your inbox yesterday from Director of Institutional Research, Michael Whitcomb. It’s an especially important one which is why I’m actually posting about it on Wesleying. The results of the survey will inform the university with “real data” and hopefully make some positive change with sexual assault policy.

From Michael Whitcomb, who is so serious about you taking the survey that he was walking around Usdan brunch on Sunday very politely asking you to do so:

It is imperative that we hear from as many students as possible. We will be unable to use the results of this survey should we fail to obtain an adequate rate of overall participation -30% as an absolute minimum- or should patterns of non-response be non-random. That is, we cannot share results that do not reflect the widespread participation across the university. This is where you come in: more respondents create better data which will allow Wesleyan to act with confidence. It all starts with you.

Your unique survey link is in the email “Sexual Assault Climate — ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS.” If you have questions about the survey, you can contact Michael Whitcomb at mwhitcomb[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Perform at May Day on Long Lane Farm

Calling all musicians! Hilary Brumberg ’17 invites you to perform at Long Lane Farm’s May Day festival:

On Saturday, May 2, Long Lane Farm will be hosting our annual May Day festival. This spring celebration will be complete with music, may pole dancing, crafts, food, farming, and good company.
We are looking for Wesleyan student, faculty, and community bands to perform 30-minute sets between 12:00pm – 4:00 pm at the May Day celebration. If your band is interested in performing, please contact Hilary Brumberg at hbrumberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu in the next couple weeks.

Date/Time/Place: Contact Hilary NOW about this opportunity to perform on the afternoon of May 2nd at Long Lane Farm.

Classical Studies Open House

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From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

All prospective and current Classics/Classical Civilizations majors are invited to an open house this Tuesday, March 31 at noon. Come learn about course offerings, study abroad opportunities, archaeological fieldwork, and ways to get involved with the undergraduate classics journal while you meet and hang out with other people interested in the ancient world. Lunch will be provided!

Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Downey House Lounge (Rm. 200)

Info Sesh: M.A. in Liberal Studies

header-mals-newFrom Sarah-Jane Ripa ’02:

Did you know that Wesleyan offers a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies? Graduate Liberal Studies is an open enrollment program, running courses in summer, fall, and spring. Students can register for courses in any term, or apply as a degree candidate for the following semester.

GLS faculty is comprised of Wesleyan’s outstanding professors as well as fantastic GLS-only visiting instructors, like NatureServe zoologist Geoff Hammerson and author (and WesAlum) Rachel Basch ’80. With a flexible schedule and the opportunity to pursue independent study, highly motivated students can earn their degree in two years or less. If you would like to learn more, but are unable to attend the information session, email masters[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, call 860-685-3345, or visit the masters website here.

Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 12:15 – 1 PM
Place: 74 Wyllys Ave.

The Long Way ‘Home’: Art, Change, and Imagination

The-Forgotten_550From Rajaa Elidrissi ’16:

“The Long Way ‘Home’” is an artist talk by Sundus Abdul Hadi about re-claiming identity, overcoming struggle, and using art as a vehicle for social change.

More info: Sundus Abdul Hadi is an Iraqi-Canadian multimedia artist. She was born in the UAE, raised and educated in Montreal, where she earned a BFA in Studio Arts and Art History and a graduate diploma in Communication Studies. Her work is a subversive and sensitive documentation of current crises in the Middle East, often using manipulated photographic imagery, mixed-media painting, artist books and sound. Abdul Hadi is the co-founder of The Medium, a global multidisciplinary artist collective.

Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 4:15 – 6 PM
Place: Department of Romance Languages Lounge, 300 High Street

More info from Elidrissi about the talk and Abdul Hadi’s work after the jump.

Medieval Studies Program Open House

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From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

The Medieval Studies Program invites all prospective and current majors/minor to its open house this Monday (March 30). Come and learn about the program and course offerings while you meet with members of the program. Refreshments will be served!

Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 4:15 – 5 PM
Place: Downey House Lounge (Rm. 200)