Category Archives: Events

Apply for Queer Resource Center Internship

Come sail away on the internship with Michael Leung ’15:

Please consider applying for this paid internship position for the calendar year of 2013. The application deadline for this position is November 18, 2012. The application form and more information about the position can be found here.

The QRC Intern is responsible for being a resource for and maintaining communication with the various LGBTQQ organizations and groups on campus, as well as with LGBTQQ allies among alumni, faculty, and administration. The intern also maintain the Queer Resource Center and organize monthly Queer Community Meetings and other campus-wide social and educational programs. The intern typically has an interest in multi-political organizing–recognizing the complex interconnections among issues of sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, ableism, etc., aiming to build bridges between the various multicultural communities on campus. The QRC Intern is a member of the Student Affairs Intern Team.

Deadline: November 18th, 2012
Apply: Here

Film Series: The Dust Bowl

2012. USA. Dir: Ken Burns.Documentary. 120 min.

For those who doubt civilization’s environmental impact, here’s a timely reminder from America’s not-so-distant past: overzealous post-WWI farming, amplified by the Depression, culminated in disaster on a plague-like scale. Prolific doc maestro Burns unpacks this harrowing history from several perspectives, including oral testimony from the few remaining survivors. Intro by producer Julie Dunfrey.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Film Screening: Under the Same Moon // La Misma Luna

Zaida Garcia ’15 wants you to watch a movie:

This 2007 Mexican-American drama tells the story of a family split by the United States/Mexico Border. Nine-year old Carlitos is separated from his mother, who illegally immigrates to the United States to earn money for her family back in Mexico. Because of oppressive family circumstances, Carlitos also crosses into the United States, in a quest to reunite with his mother. Brought to you by Ajùa Campos in celebration of Latin@ Affirmation Month!

When: Thursday Nov 8, 7:00 pm
Where: Usdan Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: Nada

Classical Studies Open House

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Alex Ray ’13 submits an event because the Classical Studies department doesn’t know how:

The Classical Studies Department invites you to attend our Open House tomorrow! The department offers majors in Classics and Classical Civilization, both guaranteed to make your parents hate you. Come and hear about new course offerings, study abroad opportunities, summer study, archaeological fieldwork, and M?tis, Wesleyan’s undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies.

Lunch will be provided.

Date: Today, November 8
Time: 12 pm
Place: Downey House lounge
Cost: Free

First ever SECST (Social Experiment Club Society Thingy) Meeting

The creator of “People Watching Club” and “One Day Marriage” Sage Ryza ’15 returns once more with something big:

We will meet in the Westco Lounge tonight at 10:00. The topics for the first meeting will include:  Shared Google Doc dream journal, Poop Together (assigned pooping partners), spontaneous feedback on other people’s conversations, forced fashion show and anything you can come up with on the spot. 

We will also talk about our intent, and how we will make group decisions.

If you can’t make the meeting but still want to be involved you can email sryza(at)wes(dot)edu.

Date: Wednesday, November 7
Time: 10 pm
Place: WestCo Lounge

WESUcceeded: Fall Series Ends with RADIOLAB Tomorrow

Something’s brewing in the CFA Hall tomorrow, reports Avery “Witch Haus” Trufelman ’13:

Awwww maaaaan! The WESU speaker series is ending! But last but not least comes Lynn Levy ’05, a producer of Radiolab (OMGZ), coming to talk about her work in radio, television, and film. Levy will be live in conversation with Professor Jacob Bricca, who advised her senior thesis film, this Thursday at 8pm in the CFA Hall. Free and open to the public. RADIOLAB. RADIOLAB RADIOLAB RADIOLAB RADIOLAB RADIOLAB RADIOLAB RADIOLAB RADIOLAB RADIOLAB RADIOL

We’ve seen some awesome lectures thanks to WESU; keep up the great work next semester, guys!

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 8pm
Place: CFA Hall (directions)
Cost: Free

WesAmnesty Presents: Death Penalty Speaker David Amdur

WesAmnesty has invited David Amdur to speak on the abolition of the death penalty in Connecticut, which occurred last spring. He is the Project Director for the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty (CNADP).

From CNADP’s website:

The CNADP is a statewide grassroots non-profit organization committed to educating the public on the realities of capital punishment, creating a state and nation free of the death penalty, supporting murder victims’ families, and working for reforms to reduce wrongful convictions.

Mondo’s Pizza will be provided!

Date: Thursday, November 8th
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Ave, Room 114
Cost: Free
Food: Free
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The Conference Board: Leadership Discussion and Information Session

From Jennifer Healey in the Career Center:

Join Wes alum Russell Morris ’87, VP of Human Resources at The Conference Board, as he leads a discussion on leadership and talent. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an inside perspective on how to make better decisions about career opportunities, how to ask better questions of prospective employers, and how to understand the essentials for leadership in the workplace.

The talent/leadership discussion will then be followed by an information session about The Conference Board and its Summer Fellows Program. As noted on its website, The Conference Board is “a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Its mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.”

Don’t miss the chance to learn more about the company and get the inside scoop on the application process for the Summer Fellows Program.

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 6pm
Place: Wesleyan Career Center