Category Archives: Events

Russell House Series Presents: Padre Spencer Reece

Max Bevilacqua ’12 formally encourages you to get your RuHo on tonight:

Padre Spencer Reece has a BA from Wesleyan University. His first book of poems, The Clerk’s Tale, won the Bakeless Prize, selected by Louise Glück, in 2003. James Franco made a short film from the title poem. His second book of poems, The Road to Emmaus, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2013. Reece has received an NEA grant, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Whiting Writer’s Award. He will be working in Honduras in 2012-13 with support from a Fulbright grant. His poems have been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. He is currently the chaplain to the Bishop of Spain for the Reformed Episcopal Church, Iglesia Español Reformada Episcopal.

Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 8 pm
Place: Russell House
Cost: Free

Consciousness Club

From Addison Hoffman ’15:

10:10 is a wonderful time to be awake.

Join us to watch “Waking Life”, a rotoscoped animated film focusing on the nature of dreams, consciousness, and existentialism.

Date: Tonight, November 14th
Time: 10:10pm
Place: Buddhist House (356 Washington Street)

Film Series: The Iron Giant

1999. USA. Dir: Brad Bird. Animated. 86 min.

A boy and a beatnik sculptor befriend a large, potentially dangerous alien robot that crash-lands in their vicinity, whilst trying to protect it from suspicious government agents. Future Pixar director Bird provides a surprisingly nuanced take on American militarism and paranoia, plus a testament to the joys of man-machine bonding.

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

Ajùa Campos Presents: The “Illegal” Scholar

Zaida Garcia ’15 wants you here: 

Princeton Salutatorian.
Oxford Scholar.
Undocumented Immigrant.

As a child, Dan-el Padilla Peralta left the Dominican Republic to come to the US. He grew up in homeless shelters in New York City. Currently, he is researching ancient classics for his PhD at Stanford.

The unpaved road to academia was hindered by his undocumented status, yet he continued to push forward and achieve academically what many of us strive for. Come hear Dan-el’s thoughts on childhood poverty, academic passions, the dehumanization of “illegals”, and the DREAM Act. Professor Maria Ospina will be facilitating.

Co-sponsored by Invisible Men and the Latin American Studies Committee. Light snacks will be provided. All are welcome!

Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
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Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free

Sustainability Chat and Chew

Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst reminds you not to chat with food in your mouth:

It’s time for the bi-weekly Sustainability Chat and Chew!
Enjoy lunch with Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator, Jen Kleindienst, to ask questions about what’s recyclable, what sustainability is, or whatever you’d like.

Date: Tomorrow, November 14th
Time: 12-1pm
Place: Usdan 1st Floor (look for Sustainability Office sign)
Cost: BYO Lunch

Late Night at the University Organizing Center

The University Organizing Center Committee writes in:

Do you like cookies? Do you want coffee around 9pm? Do you like to hang out with your friends?

Come to the UOC late night tonight! The University Organizing Center, aka the UOC, is located between Beta and Eclectic at 190 High Street. If you have never been here before now is as good a time as ever to come check it out! There are couches, a kitchen, a library, meeting rooms, tables, bookshelves, inspirational posters, music, and tonight….free COOKIES and YOUR FRIENDS! Bring your friends along, and come hang out while supplies last.

Hope to see you there!

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Place: The UOC, 190 High Street
Cost: Free

Wesleyan Women in Science Mixer

Alex Irace ’15 invites you to spend some time with The_Real_Bill_Nye:

“There will be free food AND Bill Nye! Not to mention tons of cool people to talk to about being a woman interested in the sciences at Wesleyan. (All genders are welcome to attend!)”

Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Cost: Free

All Student Forum on Student Budget Priorities

From Zach Malter ’13 and the rest of the Student Budget Sustainability Task Force:

Want to have a voice in the future of Wesleyan?

Want to ensure that the special things about Wes don’t get cut? Want to give suggestions that will potentially make need blind possible?

Would you support major cuts to housing options, athletics, or staff if it meant increasing financial aid or restoring need blind? Would you support raising tuition or loan levels if it meant keeping need blind?

Come discuss these issues at one of two All Student Meetings on Student Priorities with the Student Budget Sustainability Task Force. The Task Force is making recommendations to President Roth about the future of Wesleyan in light of the administration’s recent decision to eliminate need blind.

Senior Film Thesis Auditions

From Taylor Hotvet ’13:

Like to act? Want to be in a senior film thesis? Come audition this Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 – 9 PM in Judd 116. No acting experience necessary. Just come ready to talk about yourself and your favorite books! Looking for a female lead and four male supporting roles.

Date: Tomorrow, November 13th and Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Place: Judd 116

Let’s Talk Turkey: How To Network Over Break

Our friends at the career center hope to gobble up an hour of your time this week:

Bring your lunch and your questions! Spend an hour with Christine Bolzan ’92 to learn about how to network with family and friends while you’re home or traveling over break. Christine will help you build a strategy about what to say and to whom and how to leave a lasting impression.

And don’t forget:

**Special Session for Seniors on Tuesday 11/13 at 12pm in 41 Wyllys Room 113***

So there’s that.

Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 12 pm
Location: Olson Commons, Career Center
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