Category Archives: Events

Alpha Delt Tag Sale to Benefit Relay for Life

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Though not technically part of ADP’s Alice in Wonderland Week, the coinciding nature of the week’s theme and the impending tag sale could lead one to wonder if the wares being offered might lead you down your very own rabbit hole. From Kim Ladd ’13:

Shopping fanatic? Buy stuff from our attic! Alpha Delt is hosting a tag sale this week to raise money for Relay for Life. Books, lamps, clothing, printers, fridges, and more could be yours! Prices range from $1-$10. If you’re by the S&C this week, consider wandering to the Green Room to see what we found in our attic.

Dates and Times: Thursday (today) 5-7 p.m. and Friday (tomorrow) 3-5 p.m.
Place: Alpha Delt Green Room
Cost: $1-$10

Film Series: Off-White Lies

2011. Israel. Dir: Maya Kenig. With Elya Inbar. 86 min.

In this sentimental comedy, a shy California teen visits her father in Israel, only to discover that he’s a vagabond inventor/con man. He convinces her to join him in posing as war refugees so they can sponge off of a wealthy family – but how long can they sustain the ruse? Speaker: Marc Longenecker, Film Studies.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Bridging the Gulf: Communicating Science —and Uncertainty—After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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Claire Miller ’15 writes in:

Cathy Shufro, a visiting professor from Yale, presents Christopher M. Reddy, PhD, who will be at Downey House to discuss issues surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Reddy works for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and his talk at Wesleyan will offer insights into the scientific communities response to  crises.

Christopher Reddy has a strong interest in how scientists explain their work to the public-especially in the midst of a crisis. During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he served as academic liaison for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Unified Command, collaborating with the EPA, the fish and Wildlife Service, BP and the defense department in informing the public about the spill.

First Sustainability Office Hours of the Semester

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Whether or not you have that special someone to share  this Valentine’s Day with, the planet Earth is always receptive to those who wish to  help sustain it—so come and share your environmental ideas with Jen Kleindienst, Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator:

If you haven’t yet had the chance to meet Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator or didn’t even know we had one, stop by Usdan and say hi! If you have environmental ideas for what Wes should do this semester, come and share!

Date: Thursday, February 14th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan, first floor

Big Moth #1.5: Sam Dickey and Friends/Andrew Colwell Solo @ 49 Brainerd

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Looking for something to do later on Thursday evening? This concert may be one of the coolest things happening anywhere on campus. It’s pretty much only at Wesleyan that you can see a concert of double bass and throat singing. Bring a few bucks in cash for a donation. More information below:

A new concert series featuring diverse members of the Wesleyan community playing music from around the world. Anything and everything goes…and we chose to kick things off on Valentine’s Day, so bring your date, partner, pal, or imaginary friend and join us for a night of great music!

First set: Andrew Colwell, throat singing and double bass

Andrew Colwell combines a background in jazz bass with a remarkable facility in throat singing (also known as overtone singing) technique, cultivated through his intense study of the music of Mongolia. The result is unlike anything you’ve ever heard, ever.

March for Change Sign Up

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From Em Kianka ’13:

Come out and stand in solidarity with those working to end gun violence in CT and attend the March for Change in Hartford tomorrow, 2/14 from 11-12:30. The March for Change is a grassroots effort organized by a coalition of activists supporting the enactment of safer gun legislation in CT and will support the efforts of CT Against Gun Violence. March for Change supports several potential legislative changes, including strengthening our assault weapons ban and banning large capacity ammunition magazines of more than 7 rounds, with no grandfathering. Here is the full list of the legislative efforts that March for Change supports.

America has significantly more permissive gun laws than other high-income nations. Consequently, lethal gun violence poses a much more significant public health problem. As a community, we must stand together and tell our legislators to enact gun control legislation that will help end gun violence violence in the state of Connecticut.

F##K Valentine’s Day Concert: Slowdance & Featherwood Bee

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Eric Lopez ’15
brings you ear candy to accompany your lonely, companionless soul this Valentine’s Day:

HONESTLY FUCK VALENTINE’S DAY AND ALL THIS ROMANTIC SHIT
COME OUT AND HAVE SOME SWEET SWEET TUNES QUELCH THE FIRE IN YOUR HEART (and pants).

SLOWDANCE: COMING OUT OF BROOKLYN, NEW YAWK, THEY ROCK OUT TO SONGS WITH FRENCH LYRICS. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED.

FEATHERWOOD BEE: DRUNK ASS FEATHERWOOD BEE IS AT IT AGAIN.
DON’T MISS OUT ON ONE OF THE BEST WESLEYAN BANDS.

So get off those ACB M4whatever posts and come enjoy a non-saccharine cultural bonanza.

Date: Thursday, February 14th
Time: 10 pm
Place: WestCo Café
Cost: Free
Facebook: Link

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

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:
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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

SALD Leadership Luncheon

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From Winston Soh ’14:

Join Dwight Greene intern Christian Hosam ’15 as he leads a session titled “Unlocking Your Leadership Potential by Understanding Your Social Location,” designed to decipher how your demographic make-up can affect your leadership potential. In collaboration with Black History Month.

Lunch is provided!

Date: Tomorrow, February 14th
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free (plus free lunch)