Category Archives: Events

Join Well-Being House in the Spring

From Meiyi Cheng ’13:

Are you looking for a SUBSTANCE-FREE living environment? Are you interested in living a healthy lifestyle? Join Well-being house in the spring semester! We are looking for sophomores and juniors currently not living in a program house to fill two openings, one in a male double and one single!

Where: 250 Court Street, 2 minutes’ walk from Downey House

Why:
1. Safe substance-free environment
2. Laundry in the house and AWESOME kitchen
3. Close to English Department, Downey House, Romance Language &
Literature Department, College of the Environment, Fisk, CFA
buildings, Russel House
4. Awesome housemates!

When: Before Friday, November 16 at 9am.

Send an email to Meiyi Cheng at mcheng(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for house application. Come join us!

Deadline: TOMORROW, November 16 by 9am

“Performance Now” Film Series: Other Worlds

Stratton Coffman ’14 writes in:

Join us for a program this Thursday evening that pairs films made by Daria Martin and Laurie Simmons, two artists who break down the boundaries between dance, visual art, and music, in work that shares a highly aestheticized exterior belying more complex and disturbing content. The elegant work of British artist Daria Martin—”In the Palace” (2000), “Loneliness and the Modern Pentathlon” (2004-5), and “Harpstrings & Lava” (2007)—presents the human body as a mechanized and abstract container for rich emotions, composed with the eye of a painter for two-dimensional surfaces and the mind of a filmmaker for visceral three-dimensional perspectives. Laurie Simmons, best known for her large-scale puppet-based photographs from the 1980s, made her directorial debut with “The Music of Regret” (2006), a three-act musical featuring actress Meryl Streep that uses puppets to enact tales of ambition, disappointment, love, loss, and regret, suggesting the darker side of domesticity, and the fragile ecology of everyday life.

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema
Cost: Free

Film Series: Female Trouble

1974. USA. Dir: John Waters. With Divine, David Lochary. 97 min.

“Who wants to die for art?” Waters’ divine muse takes on Baltimore’s most carnally outrageous denizens in his follow up to 1971’s infamous PINK FLAMINGOS. The film pushes the limits of “comedy” and “taste” ever further, becoming at once visceral exploitation, sly satire, and an absurdist anti-manifesto. Co-sponsored by Queer Organizing Committee.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free

“Performance Now” Film Series: Other Worlds

From Stratton Coffman ’14:

Join us for a program this Thursday evening that pairs films made by Daria Martin and Laurie Simmons, two artists who break down the boundaries between dance, visual art, and music, in work that shares a highly aestheticized exterior belying more complex and disturbing content. The elegant work of British artist Daria Martin—”In the Palace” (2000), “Loneliness and the Modern Pentathlon” (2004-5), and ”Harpstrings & Lava” (2007)—presents the human body as a mechanized and abstract container for rich emotions, composed with the eye of a painter for two-dimensional surfaces and the mind of a filmmaker for visceral three-dimensional perspectives. Laurie Simmons, best known for her large-scale puppet-based photographs from the 1980s, made her directorial debut with “The Music of Regret” (2006), a three-act musical featuring actress Meryl Streep that uses puppets to enact tales of ambition, disappointment, love, loss, and regret, suggesting the darker side of domesticity, and the fragile ecology of everyday life.

Date: Today, November 15th
Time: 7pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema
Cost: Free

Panel: What Does it Mean to be ______-Caribbean?

Marjahn Finlayson ’15 invites you to join in defining the meaning of Carribean identities:

 In conjunction with Latino Affirmation Month, the Carribean Students Association and Ajua Campos present a panel on what it means to be Carribean and Latino/American/etc.

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 7 pm – 8pm
Place: PAC 004
Cost: Zilch.

Spring Awakening

Get ready for all your hallmates, roommate(s), etc. to get “The Bitch of Living,” “Totally Fucked,” “Touch Me,” and many more catchy-as-fuck tunes stuck in your head just before Thanksgiving break. WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Sarah Corey ’15 wanted to let all ya’ll know that Spring Awakening is opening this weekend!

Directed by Lily Martin
Music Direction by Simon Riker
Artistic Direction by Kayla Stoler
Stage Managed by Sarah Corey and Hannah Rimm

Set to folk-rock music, Spring Awakening follows a group of teenagers
as they experience coming of age in repressive 19th century Germany.

November 15-17 at 7:30pm
Memorial Chapel
The show is free and not ticketed, so please arrive early to get a
seat! Doors open at 7:15pm.

THIS SHOW CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT.

Date: Thursday, Friday, Saturday (November 15 – November 17)
Time: 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:15 pm)
Place: Memorial Chapel, puh-reach!
Cost: IT’S FO’ FREEEEEEEEEE! (just the way I like basically everything)

Tasmiha Khan ’12 Presents “Beyond the Bubble: Social Ventures Post-Wesleyan”

From Kerry Nix ’15:

Join Brighter Dawns founder Tasmiha Khan ’12 for this fascinating look into post-grad service work and how to sustain a Wesleyan-based nonprofit after graduation. Khan is returning to Wesleyan after an eventful summer that included a trip to the White House to represent Brighter Dawns. Come for a great discussion – and a tasty lassi!

Strawberry lassi will be served!

Date: Tomorrow, November 15
Time: 4pm
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free

Google Information Session

Careers, careers, careers, careers, google, careers… wait a second:

WANT TO WORK FOR GOOGLE?

Join Wesleyan Alumni, Cecil Apostol ’08, Jeff Breau ’11 and Kristina Chiappetta ’11, for this virtual information session to learn about working at Google!

Building great products depends on great people. There are more than 30,000 Googlers behind the tools that you use every day–from search to Chrome. Find out more about what it’s like to work at Google, where we work and who drives our company strategy.

Date: Tomorrow, November 15
Time: 8 pm
Location: Olson Commons, Career Center
Facebook (this feels like a bit of a slap to the face for Google+)

Meet With Students From Amistad Academy

May Lee Watase ’13 writes in:

Are you free this upcoming Thursday from 1:30-2:30pm? 7th graders from Amistad Academy Middle School in New Haven, a charter school serving mainly low income students of color, are coming for a field trip and would love to meet some Wesleyan students and chat informally about college life.

Students should meet at Exley Science Center, room 58 at 1:30. If you are interested please email May Lee Watase atmwatase@wes.

Date: Thursday, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Place: Exley Room 58

Undergrad Math Club Presents: David Constantine: The Backwards World of Minkowski Geometry

Caryn Canalia introduces us to trippyworld:

We are all familiar with Euclidean geometry, since we walk around in it every day. But making just one small change to Euclidean geometry produces the very strange world of Minkowski geometry, where the distance between distinct points can be zero or even negative, where the triangle equality runs backwards, and where a straight line is the longest path between two points. As it turns our, we should be familiar with Minkowski geometry since it, rather than Euclidean geometry, is actually what we walk around in all day. I’ll explain why (spoiler alert: relativity), and we’ll see how the backwards triangle inequality implies that if you get bored during my talk you can walk back and forth quickly at the back of the room and it will be over sooner for you.

Lunch too!

Date: Tomorrow, November 15th
Time: 12pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Cost: N/A