Film Series: The Kind Words

2015. Israel/Canada. Dir: Shemi Zarhin. With Rotem Zissman-Cohen. 118 min.


After the death of their mother, three siblings embark on an international road trip to try to uncover family secrets. Their trek from Israel to France becomes as much about the journey itself as the answers they seek; as the siblings reconnect they must confront what they thought they knew about each other and try to figure out who they really are.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Apply for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For all you avid researchers:

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library are happy to announce the launch of an undergraduate research prize. The research project, widely conceived, can be from any undergraduate course taken in Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017 from currently enrolled Wesleyan students. Honors theses are not eligible.

Projects will be evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources as well as on the quality of writing and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that show evidence of learning about research techniques and the information-gathering process itself.

There will be two cash awards: a 1st-place prize worth $500 and a 2nd-place prize worth $250.

Instructors and librarians are encouraged to nominate students’ work; students may also self-nominate. Please send nominations to: libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

All materials must be submitted electronically, preferably as PDF files. Applications will include:

1)      Application form: https://tinyurl.com/WesLibFriendsPrize
2)      Statement on the use of the Wesleyan libraries (maximum 600 words)
3)      Paper/Project
4)      Bibliography

The jury will be comprised of members of the Friends of Wesleyan Library board, Wesleyan librarians, and Wesleyan faculty from Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Awards will be announced in April 2017. For inquiries, contact the Friends of Wesleyan Library, at libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 10 at 5 PM

DDS Skillshare Workshop: Glitch Art

glitchbhsbfkaeelgeslCool thing going on at the Digital Design Studio:

Come to the inaugural DDS Skillshare Workshop, a series of open mini-lessons on various digital art and design skills taught by the DDS Monitors.

This first workshop will be on text-based glitch art, taught by the DDS Assistant Manager, Giorgia Peckman ’18.

No previous experience necessary and no specific technological needs. Bring yourself, an image (or pull one from the internet at the lesson), and a laptop if you have one available, but if not you can use a studio desktop computer.

Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 2:30-4PM
Place: Digital Design Studio

WRP Benefit Concert w/ Chef, Girltype Behaviors, the good lonely

chefffCasey Smith ’17 writes in:

This concert is a WRP fundraiser benefiting the International Refugee Assistance Project, an organization that provides legal services to refugees and displaced people worldwide and organizes lawsuits and policy advocacy related to the travel ban. Read about their work at refugeerights.org. $3 (or more!) donation at the door.

GIRLTYPE BEHAVIORS: Girltype Behaviors serves your daily dose of snack punk with a side of root vegetables.

CHEF: Wesleyan’s oldest 10 piece Hip-Hop-Funk-Soul-Rnb-Jazz fusion ensemble!! Cookin’ and servin up the hottest jams in the central Connecticut region since ’13.

THE GOOD LONELY: Three sophomores playing dance tunes. They are very excited about the new LCD Soundsystem album.

Doors at 9
Music at 9:30

Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 9PM-1AM
Place: Music House (200 High Street)

College of Letters Open House

College of Letters lecture, Nov. 15, 2012.

Emily Furnival ’18 writes in: 

Have you ever wondered whether the College of Letters just studies the alphabet for three years? Never heard of the College of Letters? Like reading, writing, OR talking? Come to the COL Open House to get answers to all (we do mean all) of your questions! Talk to students and faculty to understand what the major is and whether it’s right for you.

The College of Letters is the interdisciplinary study of European Literature, History, Philosophy & Foreign Language. Through this program you will study with a small cohort of peers and two professors each semester. It’s a three year major and applications are due March 27th, so come by with questions!

Date: Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28th
Time: 4:30pm
Where: College of Letters Library (41 Wyllys, 3rd Floor)

Patricelli Seed Grant Finals

pcRebecca Jacobsen ’16 writes in:

Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture.

Each team will pitch their project or venture and engage in a Q&A with a panel of judges. The pitches and interviews are open to the public and will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the Engage at the Allbritton Center Facebook page — “like” the page to get a notification we go Live on Friday!

Read more about the finalists here!

Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 11AM-1PM
Place: Pitches broadcast on Facebook Live (held in Boger 112)

Apply to be an NSO & Academic Peer Advisor!

peeradvisorsFrom Michael Ortiz ’17:

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become Academic Peer Advisors and NSO Peer Advisors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Academic Peer Advisors are juniors and seniors who work during New Student Orientation (NSO) and throughout the academic year to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program and enhance student access to academic resources, while NSO Peer Advisors work through New Student Orientation (NSO) towards the same goals. Academic Peer Advisors will receive training, give individualized peer advice and facilitate workshops for groups of students regarding metacognitive learning strategies, time management, public speaking, study, and exam preparation strategies. Link to the descriptions & applications for both positions can be found here.

Deadline: Apply by Monday, February 27

Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet

abrams_quintet_highlightFrom the CFA

Legendary pianist and 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams performs with his Quintet, featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, vibraphonist Bryan Carrott, drummer Reggie Nicholson, and bassist John Hebert. At the forefront of the contemporary music scene for over 50 years, Mr. Abrams co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago in 1965, and has performed with Max Roach, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Marty Erlich, Kronos Quartet, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, among many others.

Fee: $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18.

Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 8PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18 $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students.

Second Stage Presents: DON’T LEAVE

Dont leaveSecond Stage here with this weekend’s show. For tickets, click here!

Description: A girl is abducted by the aliens she has been searching for her whole life. Unfortunately, her father has stowed away on the ship.

Come see the show to find out what happens next! For more information, click here.

A quick note about our eventbrite:

Each person is able to reserve up to two (2) tickets. If you try to reserve anymore than that, those tickets will be given to other people looking to see the show. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the show. Any later than 10 minutes before the show, and you are at risk of forfeiting your ticket to someone on the wait-list.

Dates: Thursday – Saturday, February 23-25th
Times: 8pm, 8pm, 2pm, and 8pm respectively
Runtime: 45 minutes
Place: ’92 Theater 
WARNING: Strobes, flashing lights, & loud sounds
House count limited, wait-list begins one hour before showtime. No late seating. 

Alumni Panel on Publishing

From The English Department:

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Don’t miss out on this panel conversation with three Wesleyan alums making a career in publishing! Come hear Annabel Pasarow (’16)Danielle Springer (’13), and Caitlin O’Shaughnessy (’08) talk about their experiences within the publishing industry and steps you can take now to get your foot in the door after graduation.

The talk will be followed by an informal dinner to which all students are invited.

Date: Friday, February 25
Time: 4:30
PlaceDowney House Lounge