Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Goodfellas

1990. USA. Dir: Martin Scorsese. With Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro. 146 min.


“As far back as I could remember, I always wanted to be a gangster…” Scorsese’s now-classic chronicle of a mobster’s rise and plummet remains as mesmerizing as it is unflinchingly brutal, thanks to Marty’s meticulous pop soundtrack, stunning camerawork (oh, that nightclub scene – you’ll know it when you see it), and vicious sense of humor.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Please note that due to extenuating circumstances, tonight’s screening will be off a DVD.

Submit to Metis

From Julia Bond ’13:

Metis is the Wesleyan Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies. We accept any work related to Classics and can be rendered in 2D. This includes papers, photos, artwork, poetry, translations, and any other Classics-themed creative work. Consider submitting your work from last spring semester, this past fall, or any work you’ve done here at Wesleyan related to Classics.

We’re looking for a wide variety of pieces, so even if you are not sure if it is appropriate for the journal please send it anyway! If you have questions or if you’re interested in getting involved with Metis beyond submissions, email jbond(at)wes. The submission deadline is February 28, 2013.

Submit to: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail.

Contact: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail
Deadline:
 February 28

IIMPACT India Meeting

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Simoneil Sarbh ’13 writes in with an opportunity to do some good during your Spring semester: 

IIMPACT India is transforming education in rural India by building learning centers and creating learning materials! Come check out what we did last semester and how you can help out this semester! We also give massages and feed people lots of Indian food and grilled cheese. So if it’s cheese and massages you are interested in, go check out the IImpact Meeting. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new calling.

Date: Wednesday, Febrary 13th
Time: 9pm-10pm
Location: Usdan 110
Cost: Only got $20 in my pocket

Costuming Wonderland and Waltz Workshop

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Practical life skills, brought to you by Anika Milik, Tessa Young ’13, Chelsea Goldsmith ’13 and Dan Storfer ’15:

Are you ready for the Mad Hatter’s [costume-encouraged, dancing inevitable] Tea Party this Valentine’s Day? If your moves are a bit rusty or you want some help figuring out what to wear, or you’d like to learn more about the influences of Alice in Wonderland and Victorian England in the costuming and alternative fashion worlds, have we got an event for you! Come hear our special guest, Anika, share her costume knowledge and experience. Then marvel at the grace of Dan, Dan, The Dancing Man. We’ll see you in Wonderland!

Date: Today! Wed, Feb 13
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Place: Alpha Delta Phi, corner of Church and High
Links: Facebook

Audition for Rocky Horror Picture Show

YOU could be the next Brad Majors. From Sarah Marmon ’14:

Come audition for the sexiest shadow cast on campus— Absent Toast!

If you are a fan of Rocky Horror or just like being your sexy self on stage, this audition is for you. No preparation or experience is necessary; come as you are. The show will be on the last day ofclasses.

Parts available:
Brad Majors
Transylvanians

Auditions are Wednesday (Feb 13th) 5:30-7 PM and Thursday (Feb 14th) 8-9:30 PM.

Date: Today, February 13th and tomorrow, February 14th
Time: 5:30-7pm; 8-9:30 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Cost: Free

Pyxis Call for Submissions: “Memory”

wordcloud_memory_finalClaire Seoin Choi ’13 is calling all writers and artists:

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” — Marcel Proust

What does it mean to remember, or to forget? In his chef d’oeuvre In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust questions how one remembers and accesses memory. Proust, however, is not alone in this exploration. Many other scholars have delved into the topic of memory and investigated its importance in social organization, historical construction, and personal and group narratives. This semester, Pyxis invites you to contribute your academic work on this theme. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

How do we express memory in literature, in visual form, in performance? How do the stories we tell ourselves–through narratives, myths, or collective memories–structure the world around us? How is memory constructed, recorded, represented, manipulated?

WesStuffed Information Meeting

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The indefatigable Ari Rudess ’15 writes in with a great blogging opportunity for all you food lovers out there (and we all know that every Wesleyan student fits under this category so yeah, do this):

Interested in working for Wesleyan and Middletown food blog WesStuffed? Come to our info session this Wednesday and learn about how you can become involved. It will be short. We promise!

Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Time: 8pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Ave Room 114
Cost: Nothing, bro.

SHOFCO Valentine’s Day Singing Grams

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From the angelic Maeve Russell ’14:

Need something for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? SHOFCO and Wesleyan’s a capella groups are teaming up for the ultimate gift: a live delivery of beautiful singers serenading your boo at ze’s door.

We’ll be selling these performances ($10 each) on Monday-Wednesday at lunch and dinner in Usdan. Then just wait and enjoy all the serenading that will happen on Valentine’s Day! Supply is extremely limited, so knowing your loved one’s campus address and having a vague idea of their Thursday whereabouts will be helpful!

Here’s the lineup:

NEW GROUP: Love On Top- Beyonce, Secret- Maroon 5, I Wanna Be Your Lover- Prince
Delivery @ 12am Thursday (midnight Wednesday)

NOTABLY SHARP: S&M- Rihanna, Time of the Season- The Zombies, This Love- Maroon 5
Delivery @ 12pm Thursday

Laughing Meditation During Lunch

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Jenessa Duncombe ’14 invites you to come laugh cry snort chuckle chortle slap-yo’-knee giggle shriek titter guffaw hee-haw whoop cachinnate cackle roar snicker grin… every Wednesday Lunch in the Mediation Room in the Memorial Chapel from 12:30-12:55 with your friends from Buddhist House.

Experts have noted that Laughing Mediation may cause:

  • smiling
  • warmness
  • a feeling of togetherness
  • lowering of those naughty stress hormones
  • COMPLETE and TOTAL contentment.

Consider yourself warned.

When? Every Wednesday! 12:30-12:55 pm
Where? That beautiful room underneath the chapel

First WesAmnesty Meeting

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Courtesy of Lina Breslav ’13:

Do you want to join an awesome group on campus this semester, meet
other people who care about human rights, and do something that really
makes a difference?

Spring is here and regardless of whether this is your second or last semester at Wesleyan, WesAmnesty would love to have you join us in fighting for human rights internationally!

It’s a time commitment of one hour a week, plus voluntary event sign-ups.

Email us if you can’t make the first meeting, and we’ll fill you in on the deets

Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: 265 Pine
Contact: lbreslav(at)wesleyan(dot)edu