Category Archives: Events

Bar Night at Usdan

It’s Bar Night at Usdan.  It’s BAR NIGHT at USDAN.  A headline out of my dreams:

A full range of mocktails and sodas will be served with labeled ingredients.

We will provide a range of different activities such as Wii, trivia competition, water pong, darts, karaoke, pool, foosball, and other
games. Following the bar night theme, we will be serving fries, onion rings and chicken fingers.

While participating in this fun filled event, students can enjoy delicious drinks and great entertainment with friends, without
worrying about having a terrible hangover the next day. This will also be a scent and strobe-light free event.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 9:30pm-11:59pm
Place:  The Usdan Center
Cost: Noneskies

Public Speaking Workshop TONIGHT!

Do you ever stumble over your words when speaking in class? Maybe you have an oral presentation coming up later in the semester? Then you should come to the Public Speaking Workshop tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm in Fauver Lounge! Peer Advisors Gabi Bruney ’14 and Adam Rashkoff ’13 will be there with some helpful tips and handouts, so don’t miss out!

  • What: Public Speaking Workshop
  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 – 8PM
  • Where: Fauver Lounge
  • Who’s hosting: the Peer Advisors

Film Series: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

2010. Canada. Dir: Eli Craig. With Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine. 88 min.

Take your average backwoods slasher flick – ever consider the villain’s point of view? What if it was all a hilarious misunderstanding? In this clever, comedic bit of revisionist genre fare, two innocent and sensitive good ol’ boys on vacation must contend with a pack of aggressively accident-prone co-eds convinced that our heroes are sadistic psychopaths.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Peace Corps Returned Volunteers Panel

This just in! It’s so stinkin’ fresh to my ears! To tell the truth though, I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the Peace Corps digging my lion-surrounded jeep out of the mud of Tanzania. Thank you Peace Corps!

Besides there being an info table in Usdan from 11 AM – 2 PM, you can hear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers speak about their experience service in countries around the world.

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

French Conversation Hour: Now With New Location

Lucy Britt ’14 voudrait le croque-monsieur et un grand verre de vin s’il vous plait:

We’re still happening on Wednesdays at 8:30, but now we’re in Usdan 114!

Datum: Wednesday, February 22 (and all Wednesdays)
Zeit: 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ort: Usdan 114
Kosten: Free

The Achievement Gap: A Discussion

If Andy Ribner ’14 were an Academy Award-nominated picture, he would be An Education starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard, all lush colors and mature teenage sensuality:

Come talk with Professors Long, Rayack, Shusterman, and Stemler about their research and how it relates to the achievement gap and education reform!

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: PAC 001
Facebook: “Hey everyone! Please invite your friends!”

Newer and Newest German Cinema Series presents: Yella by Christian Petzold

The Newer and Newest German Cinema Series kicks off the semester with the film Yella, by Christian Petzold (2007).

The screening will be at the Powell Family Cinema (in the Center for Film Studies) on Wednesday, February 22, with an introduction by Professor Leo Lensing, Wesleyan’s chair of German Studies.  As Stephen Holden writes in his review of the film for the New York Times:

“Christian Petzold’s enigmatic thriller offers a surreal X-ray vision of cutthroat capitalism in 21st-century Germany.”

When: Wednesday, February 22, 7-9:30 PM.
Where:Powell Family Cinema in the Department for Film Studies
Cost: null.

Psychology Friendship Study

Do you have friends who look like you (especially on the U.S. census)? The Rodriguez Mosquera Lab in Department of Psychology wants to give you money:

We are looking for students who participate in our Friendship Study!

• $5/participant for completing a 45minute survey in
Judd Hall.
• To participate, you and your friend (of the same
biological sex and ethnicity) must sign up for the
study as a pair.

If you are interested, please contact
(and have your friend also contact)

If this sounds like your thing, please contact the lab by March 12th.

Writing at Wesleyan Presents Author Robert Sullivan

Come to Russell House this Wednesday to see author Robert Sullivan. 

Robert Sullivan is the author of Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted InhabitantsThe Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures on the Edge of a CityHow Not To Get Rich, and The Thoreau You Don’t Know. His history of the American Revolution in New York, My American Revolution, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has written for many periodicals, including The New Yorker and Vogue, where he is a contributing editor.

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: Russell House, 350 High Street

* A book signing and reception will follow the reading. *

For more information, please visit The Russell House Prose and Poetry Series.

Anti-Systemic Movements: the Zapatista Attitude

Since Seattle, all anti-systemic movements acknowledge that the Zapatistas were the first wake-up call to react against Neoliberal Globalization. The Zapatista experience continues to be a source of inspiration everywhere. The Zapatista ¡Basta! reappeared in Occupy Wall Street as a sign of identity. Zapatismo itself can be described as an attitude. What are the nature and traits of such attitude? Can it be adopted by other movements seeking similar outcomes?
Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 5 pm
Location: Career Center
Cost: Free