Category Archives: Events

Joint Chiefs of Math Concert at Buho

From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:

It’s the last concert of the year for Buddhist House! Are you wondering what math has to do with rock? Do you enjoy rhythms that throw off your internal sense of balance? Are you at least curious what I’m talking about?

Joint Chiefs of Math is a guitar and drum math-rock duo based in Philly. Think Hella meets This Town Needs Guns meets Breadwinner meets Don Caballero. Or just checkitout:

We’ve also got the student group Anaphylactic Shock opening for them, featuring Henry Robertson ’13 on guitar and vox, Frank Fineis ’13 on bass, Jacob Masters ’15 on keys, and Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15 on drums.

Date: Tonight, November 30th
Time: 10PM
Place: BuHo
Facebook Event: Link.

“Not In My Backyard is Beautiful!” Panel Discussion

We actually didn’t get an e-mail about this, but this panel today with the College of the Environment Think Tank 2012 seems semi-relevant to the current battle that is taking place over the Centerplan development:

NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) environmental protests are usually associated with images and rhetoric of selfish, parochial communities who engage in violent clashes with authorities.  Most social science literature thus far has focused on what policy makers and businesses can do to avoid this kind of opposition.  This panel takes a different view.  Examining NIMBY environmental protests in Germany, China, Russia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, the four panelists will argue that although they may begin with narrow goals, NIMBY protests can often have positive and lasting influences on environmental policy and governance. 

Projects for Peace Grant Info Sessions

Dana Pellegrino ‘GRAD is incredibly succinct:

$10,000 grant. 2 Info Sessions: 11/30 at 4PM and 12/10 at 1PM, Allbritton Room 304. Projects for Peace. Get it.

Wait! I didn’t read the…

Date: Today, November 30th and Monday, December 10th
Time: 4 pm (today) and 1 pm (on the 10th)
Place: AllbiTRON 304
Money: 10,000 green ones

Film Series: American Psycho

2000. USA. Dir: Mary Harron. With Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe. 102 min.

Patrick Bateman: a man with the winning smile of Tom Cruise and the bloodthirsty tendencies of Hannibal Lecter. Bale’s breakthrough performance blurs the line between deeply disturbing and downright hilarious, carrying a biting critique of Reagan-era business culture and masculine vanity (not to mention a compelling defense of Huey Lewis). It’s hip to be square!

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

Desperate Measures Holiday Sweater Show

 Ariel Lesnick ’14 would like to share the following message, with the hope that it will kindle some warmth within your laughter deprived souls:

Desperate Measures Improv(e) Comedy goes out with a bang with their FINAL show of the semester! In countless families, there is at least one person who loves to create, wear, and gift, spectacular sweaters. Thrift shops worldwide also help to contribute fabulously festive fabrics for a better tomorrow.

Come get cozy with us!

Place: West(cozy)Co Cafe
Date: Friday, Novembah 30th, 2012
Time: 8-9 pm
Cost: No Monies

TASTE-O-QUAZI: Just a Little Olin Concert

Trina Park ’15 wants to let you know that Quasimodal (Shout out to Emma Buford ’16!) is going to throw down in Olin tonight.

While not time for our big end-of-semester show, we felt it was time for a little showing.

Come to Olin @ 9:30 for the briefest of sets (<20 min) and let us serenade you! We have some unbelievably fantastic newbies that we’d love to show off, and a couple great new songs.

Come a little tipsy, get a little tipsy. Stop by on your way to a pre-game, or use the concert as an excuse to get away from that awkward pre-game with your Spanish class. Meet a friend, find a lover.

So come on down at 9:30 and help us close down Olin before you head off and begin your Friday night.

Date: Friday, November 30th
Time: 9:30pm
Place: Olin
Cost: FREE (no need for bills, bills, bills)

Facebook event, yo!

Campaign Finance, Political Communication, and the 2012 Elections

From Matt Motta ’13:

With the support of the Knight Foundation, CSPL, Baldwin University Lectures, and the Government Department, the Wesleyan Media Project will be bringing several prominent scholars and national media representatives to Wesleyan’s campus for an election conference on Nov 30 (details here).

Please RSVP to Laura Baum (lbaum(at)wesleyan(dot)edu).

If you can’t make it in person, the day’s events will be live webcast from 9am to 4:30pm (link will be available on the Project website). We will also be tweeting and you can send questions to us @wesmediaproject or through hashtag #WesElectionConf.

Date: Friday, November 30
Time: Panels throughout the day, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Wesleyan Contra Dance

Oriana Ott invites you to have ragtaggin’ root-toot-tooting good time

Come on out to Beckham Hall this Friday for our very own contra dance.  Contra dancing is basically socialization with movement. There will be a beginner’s lesson 7:30, but no experience or partner is needed.

The dance starts at 8:00.

Caller: Luke Donforth

Musicians: Corey Walters on flute and mandolin; Nora Smith on fiddle; Christopher Jacobs on guitar

Snacks and water will be provided!

Date: Tomorrow, November 30th
Time: 8:00pm until the cows come home 11pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: FREE

The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age

Be inspired to prevent the end of the world with Lia Monti ’13:

Film Screening and discussion with Kathleen Sullivan, PhD, its producer.

Fukushima and Nagasaki: Our film ties them together, as their links have become dangerously clearer.

Sakue Shimohira was ten years old and hiding in a Nagasaki shelter when the nuclear bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. She survived and has dedicated her life to making sure that what happened to her will never happen to anyone again.

Today she continues to speak out and inspire people everywhere.

Sakue’s story of survival and its aftermath is the core of this powerfully moving documentary. We follow her, in the company of students Fumi and Haruka, as they talk to high school and college students in London, New York and Nagasaki, and we see Sakue in a gripping encounter with a Holocaust survivor.

Kathleen Sullivan PhD. is a disarmament educator and activist who has been engaged in the nuclear issue for over 20 years. Currently, she is the program director for Hibakusha Stories, an arts based initiative that brings atomic bomb survivors into New York City High Schools to share their testimonies. Dr. Sullivan has been education consultant to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in New York, and has produced two films about survivors from Nagasaki: “The Last Atomic Bomb” (2005) and “The Ultimate Wish” (2010). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Date: Tomorrow, November 30th
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: PAC 002
Cost: FREE
Facebook Event: Link.

Open Discussion: Conflict in Gaza

Becca Casper-Johnson’15  cares about your feelings, sort of:

Come join Students for Justice in Palestine and J Street U for an open discussion on the conflict in Gaza. Come join us for an open discussion on the conflict in Gaza. Talk about your feelings (just about Gaza/Israel/Palestine though please), your personal experiences, talk about the news or give us your two cents on Israeli and Palestinian politics (I hear something kind of important is happening at the UN today), ask us what the Gaza strip is and what’s going on there.

This discussion is co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and J Street U, but everyone is welcome no matter your politics or involvement. This is not a debate, and we encourage you to come without a mindset of “sides” and blame. Let’s make the conversation at Wes about responsibility and moving forward.

Bring your lunch and your friends!

Unfortunately Hillary will not be able to attend…

Date: Friday, November 30
Time:
 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113
Faceboook Event