Second Stage presents HAMLET

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Courtesy of S. Dylan Zwickel ’14:

What is it ye would see? If aught of woe or wonder, cease your search.

Come see HAMLET by William Shakespeare this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 and Saturday at 2 in the ’92 Theater! Tickets are available starting at 10 am at the box office in Usdan the day of the performance. Tickets will be extremely limited, so make sure to get there early!

The performance will involve some audience movement, so please wear shoes in which you’ll be comfortable standing and walking!

Sponsored by Second Stage

Dates: Thursday, April 24th–Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: ’92 Theater

Are You On Your Screen?: A Discussion on Race Representation in TV Commercials


Aimee Wilkerson ’17 writes in:

Do you like TV? Do find yourself watching the Superbowl partly for the commercials? Do you just like to talk? If so, then come to 41 Wyllys Room 112 to discuss race and ethnic representation in T.V. Commercials! We will have a good talk and yummy FREE pizza!! See ya Thursday!!

Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 6-7 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

UCAB Space Odyssey Laser Tag

Mary Díaz ’14 has a message from UCAB:

Into black lights? Love laser tag? Need a break from your hectic week? Down for some fun with friends or strangers? Then get your game face on and join us for UCAB’s Space Odyssey Laser Tag this Thursday (April 24th) from 8pm-12am in Beckham Hall. No cost!

Date: Thursday, 4/24
Time: 8 pm to midnight
Place: Beckham Hall
Facebook event: here

Dawn of Midi Concert with Guests Ishmael & Slim Charles

Alex Donesky ’15 sends the invitation!

Did this past weekend’s festivities leave you exhausted, agnostic and a lil bit nauseous… and yet eager for more triptastic spiritual journeys? This Thursday night you can relive all of those highs and none of those lows all while resting your still weary body in the cozy seats of Memorial Chapel. Alum’s Ishmael and their friends Slim Charles will be kickin’ things off with some math-rock insanity. And then Dawn of Midi will proceed to blow your mind and help you piece everything back together.

Come check it out.

Date: Thursday, April 24th
Time: 8pm-11pm
Place: Memorial Chapel

Take Back the Night

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You may have seen our other Wesleying post for story submissions or our lovely Students for Consent and Communication members tabling in Usdan- but for anyone who has not heard, Take Back the Night is upon us!

TBTN is a global movement to end sexual violence and support survivors. The night is about creating a safe space for survivors to share their stories and for the community to come together and commit to ending the silence surrounding this issue.

Call for Volunteers/Submissions for Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Straight from Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

On Sunday, April 27th, the Wesleyan Jewish Community will be organizing a commemoration for Holocaust Remembrance Day. We are organizing an exhibit of writings, artwork, and other creative pieces; the exhibit will consist of both pre-existing works and works by students. The exhibit will be accompanied by a poetry reading on Sunday afternoon.

We need volunteers both to submit original works and to read pieces:

First-ever Women of Wesleyan Poetry Slam


Kate Weiner ’15 announces an event that promises to be just wonderful:

This Friday, April 25th, WeSlam will be hosting the Women of Wesleyan Poetry Slam, Wesleyan’s FIRST-EVER slam for female-identifying poets. Our hope is to create a safe space for female voices on campus. Everyone of any gender is invited to come listen and support.

We will have the amazing slam poet Mary Anne Rojas as our feature and the incredible Cherkira Lashley ’15 as host.

SIGN UP by e-mailing weslam(dot)wesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com starting at 4 pm on Friday. The first ten poets to sign up will be guaranteed slots. The event will also begin with a non-competitive open mic.

It’s going to be powerful and we can’t wait to see you there!

Date: Friday, April 25
6:00 PM
World Music Hall

Slotkin Lecture Series


Explosions! American Studies! “Thinking Mythologically: Black Hawk Down, the ‘Platoon Movie,’ and the War of Choice in Iraq,” an event courtesy of Laura Borhman:

Inaugural lecture in the annual Richard Slotkin American Studies Lecture Series, by Richard Slotkin, Olin Professor of American Studies and English, Emeritus.

Richard Slotkin’s classic American Studies histories include his award-winning trilogy, Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600–1860; The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800–1890; and Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in the Twentieth Century; and also Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality. His novels include The Crater: A Novel of the Civil War, The Return of Henry Starr, and Abe: A Novel of Young Lincoln. He won Wesleyan’s Binswanger Award for Excellence in Teaching twice and is the founder of the American Studies Department.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 4:15-6PM
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

Reproductive Justice Campus Climate Survey, Part Two

From Lily Kong ’16: 

The Planned Parenthood Campus Action interns are asking students to fill out this quick campus climate survey about reproductive justice again. Sorry for the repetitiveness, but we want to get a sense of how things have changed over the course of the year. The survey only takes about 2 minutes and we would really appreciate your input! Thank you so much!

End Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2014
Survey can be found here!