Category Archives: Events

Halloween Part 2: Zongo Junction and Men W/ Bad Manners

Noah Rush ’14 writes in:

After the storm, come celebrate Halloween one more time with Zongo Junction, an 11-piece afrobeat band hailing from that factory of bands, Brooklyn, New York. It’s gonna be dope, da dope dope dope. Check em out.

Opening for Zongo will be Wesleyan’s most altruistic band, Men With Bad Manners, who unlike all other Howe Pearson projects, still exist at Wesleyan. If you don’t know who Howe Pearson is, educate yo self. Also check out MWBM

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Place: Buddhist House, 356 Washington (Freshmen, walk to the side of campus you’ve never been to before!)
Cost: 00000000
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Center for Community Partnerships’ FirstFriday Talk Series

Dana Pellegrino ’12 says:

This Friday, November 2nd, is the first firstFriday talk of the year (say that two times fast). Join us for good conversation and delicious
refreshments as we listen to Lydia Brewster talk about her work with St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, a community soup kitchen.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Place:  Albritton Floor 3 Lounge

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

Film Series: Magic Mike

2012. USA. Dir: Steven Soderbergh. With Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughy. 110 min.

Oh yes, if you like handsome guys gyrating to loud music, there is plenty to enjoy here. But somehow Soderbergh also elevates this fun, sexy romp into a humanistic drama about the frustrations and repressed dreams of the modern American man. If that modern American man is shirtless a lot.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Wesleyan Comedy Groups Performing at Not-Wesleyan

Come see Wesleyan Improv groups Gag Reflex and Desperate Measures perform long and short form, respectively, with Middletown Improv group Tick Tick… BOOM! The Sticks Improv. This show will be a lot like the Comedy Combo show at the beginning of the year, so if you liked that, you are sure to love this! What’s more, it’s located somewhere other than Wesleyan’s campus. Get out and explore! For you adventurous folk returning from an extravagant dinner at Typhoon, stop by and get some laughs. We promise you’ll be done by bedtime.

Date: November 2, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: 190 Cross Street
Cost:  $10

Writing Certificate Information Session

From Russell House (18)’28:

Interested in the Writing Certificate?

Please come to our information session: Friday, Nov. 2, 12pm-1pm, 41 Wyllys.

Professor Anne Greene, Writing Certificate Coordinator, and Kate Thorpe, Teagle Fellow in the Writing Programs, as well as current students working towards the certificate will provide helpful information about the certificate program and answer any questions you may have.

Mondo Pizza will be served.

Please contact Kate Thorpe, kthorpe(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or Professor Greene, agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, if you have questions.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm-1:0pm
Place:  41 Wyllys room 114
Cost: We pay you in pizza nomnomnom

Let’s Talk about EON, Baby

Where on Earth has EON been? Where on Earth is EON going?

The Environmental Organizer’ Network (EON), is a network of environmental and climate activists and a platform for furthering sustainability initiatives in our community. EON has been on a little hiatus, but it’s time we bring it back.

This event is an open discussion for anyone interested in environmental activism to have hir thoughts be heard. EON has been a huge part of student initiatives in the past, and it can be a resource for us again. To make that happen, we need to come together to tackle some big questions like…

What form does it take?
What is its scope?
How will it be run?
Who will run it?
How do we make it more inclusive?

Little Shop of Horrors

From Jenna Robbins ’13:

On the twenty-third day of the month of September in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places….

THE 92!

So come and explore your love for botany with Little Shop of Horrors! Tickets are available for free at the box office – get them before they run out!

Presented by Second Stage.

Co-Directed by:
Jenna Robbins
Jiovani del Toro Robles

Meet Your WSA Freshmen Reps

From Kate “Keepin’ It Klassy” Cullen ’16 and the rest of the super snazzy WSA frosh reps:

The WSA Freshmen Representatives will be in Usdan from 12-1:30 on Friday, November 2 to answer questions and hear suggestions about ANYTHING from ANYONE! Have some questions about the need-blind issue? Got suggestions to keep the campus safer? Need some love advice? No problem! Drop by, and we’ll be glad to talk to you about it. See you all on Friday! I heard there might be food too…

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm-1:30pm
Place: Usdan (first floor)

Saving Ethnic Studies: A Conversation with Sean Arce

From Sydney Lewis ’14:

Sean Arce co-founded and directed a K-12 Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District as an alternative to the non-inclusive history program. It was the only K-12 Mexican American Studies program in the country and was incredibly successful, receiving national acclaim such as “one of the most significant and successful public school initiatives on the teaching of history in the United States” and “a resounding academic success and affirmation of the diversity of our nation and our community.” The Mexican American Studies program not only broadened students’ understanding of their nation’s history and celebrated ethnic diversity in the classroom, it significantly closed the racial achievement gap in the district.

However, when proposed legislation threatened to end the program for ”promoting ethnic resentment,” Mr. Arce lost his job for speaking out against the discriminatory law. The program was subsequently banned. Mr. Arce and others have since been working to restore the program, a struggle that is documented in the film Precious Knowledge.

Please join us for lunch and a talk by Mr. Arce about his work in Tucson and the vital importance of having vibrant ethnic and identity studies programs in the U.S!

Lunch will be provided!

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free