Category Archives: Events

On-Campus Social Media Internship

Can’t keep your mouse-clicking fingers off of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr this weekend? Time to put those urges to good monetary use, courtesy of soon-to-be-graduating social media intern Lizzie Manning ’13:

Job Title: Social Media Intern
Employer: University Relations, Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events
Address: Horgan House, 77 Pearl Street
Job Description:

The Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement & Events is seeking a Social Media Intern to communicate with alumni on numerous online platforms daily and to engage alumni with each other and with Wesleyan at every opportunity. The Intern will be responsible for posting all alumni news and events to the Wesconnect Facebook, @wesconnected Twitter, and Wesleyan Alumni Association LinkedIn Group; interacting with constituents who make content via these sites; searching the internet for useful content related to Wesleyan alumni; live-posting from important alumni events; and periodically launching special social media projects or initiatives (Storify streams, photo collections, Twitter groups, etc.). He/she will be the “voice” of the University for many alumni who get their Wesleyan content from social media as opposed to more traditional communication methods, and he/she will advise staff on the best ways to connect with alumni online. 

Film Series: One Hour With You

1932. USA. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor. With Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald. 80 min.

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Dr. Bertier is blissfully married to his beautiful wife, but when an alluring hothead begins a campaign of seduction against the good doctor a hilariously risqué web of infidelity ensues. Filled with charming and innuendo-laden numbers, this musical will make you proud of how naughty the 1930’s could be!

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

WeSLAM Presents: The 24-Hour Group Slam (feat. The Good News Poetry Tour)

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Oh Boy:

Have I a treat for you!

Come on out to the first poetry slam of the semester tonight! Two-person poems will be written, edited, and rehearsed in the 24 hours before the slam. These pieces will be raw, fresh, and/or tasty, so you will not want to miss out on the feast. Who will win? (It doesn’t matter.) Come out and see!

There will be an open mic before the slam, during which all acts are welcome. Come up and do your crazy act with the monkey if it strikes your fancy so.

And The Good News Poetry Tour will be featuring! Check out a poem from one of them here.

  • DATE?: Today (Sat., February 23)
  • TIME?: 7:30pm
  • PLACE?: WestCo Café
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.
  • PANDA?: Panda.

More about the illustriously Good News Poetry Tour after the jump, for proof of their brilliance.

Molly Rocket & The Crooks and Robert’s Don @ 200 Church

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From Molly Balsam ’14:

Some of you have seen us once, and have been craving more ever since. Others have never seen us, and you don’t know what da fux you’re missing. But it’s officially official, MOLLY ROCKET & THE CROOKS ARE BACK! Come Rock Out. Come Dance. Come Bounce Your Faces Off. There might be free Taco Bell…

Molly Rocket & The Crooks is:

Molly Balsam ’14: Lead vocals and Piano
Lindsay Shapiro ’14: Back up vocals and harmonica
Ian Anderson ’14: Guitar
Matt Gross ’15: Guitar
Robby Caplan ’14: Bass
Henry Peterson ’14: Tenor Sax
Atticus Swartwood ’14: Drums

The New School, Siren, and Sky Bars at BuHo

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From Raechel Rosen ’15:

Come check out all these poppin bands with sassy female singers!!!

THE NEW SCHOOL: Wesleyan’s newest hip-hop group, a fusion of contemporary jazz harmonies with classic backbeat grooves and fresh phrase logics.

SIREN: AKA The Bee Gees

SKY BARS: Let me be your stimulation
I could be your occupation
Work you like a 9 to 5
Plus put it that over time

Date: Tonight, Feb 22
Time: 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Place: Buddhist House
Cost: Free
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Italian Improv Workshop

Courtesy of Andrea Ballanti:

Directly from the Italian stages, bars and basements: the first Improvisational Theatre Workshop at Wesleyan all in Italian!

All levels of improvisation and Italian language are welcome. You’ll have the opportunity to try, take risks and have fun.

For any questions please contact Andrea Ballanti at aballanti(at)wes(dot)edu. Send a confirmation of your participation if possible, or just show up.

Date: February 23rd
Time: 1PM-3PM
Place: Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room)
Cost: Gratis!!!

Second Stage Presents: Gruesome Playground Injuries

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Second Stage always seems to know what you want to do with your weekend.  From Brett Keating ’15:

Come see Rajiv Joseph’s darkly comedic study of friendship and compassion in this love story written in the scars.

Tickets are available for free at the Wesleyan box office on the day of the performance. Shows are expected to sell out, so get them early.

Starring: Willa Beckman ’15, Reiss Clauson-Wolf ’13, Ali Goldberg ’15Sara Guernsey ’15, Philip Halin ’15, Mark Popinchalk ’13, Linsin Smith ’16, and Richie Starzec ’14.

Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Brett Keating ’15
Stage managed by Sam Melvin ’13

Please note: This production contains sensitive material relating to self-harm.

Date: Thursday, February 21st – Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free while supplies last!
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5th Annual Social Justice Leadership Conference

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From Winston Soh ’14SALD and the WSA:

The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.

Check out the full schedule, totaling 9 sessions!

Also, register online NOW!

Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 11am-4pm
Place: Daniel Family Commons (and later 41 Wyllys)
Cost: None (if you register)!
Facebook: YAY SOCIAL JUSTICE

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

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?