Category Archives: Events

DIY Collective First Meeting


Anonymous Not A Mouse ’13 writes in with word of a new student group:

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Date: Sunday, February 24th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: UOC (190 High Street)

Film Hall Annual Oscar Party

The Argus bookies have good money on Movie 43 coming from behind for a cross-category sweep.
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Want to hear Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s smooth, deep voice announce the best movies of the year?  Plan to keep your fingers crossed for Wesleyan University favorite Beasts of the Southern Wild, which has four nominationsKaty Thompson ’15 has a plan for those of us who don’t want to watch the Academy Awards alone:

The Oscars are this Sunday, Feb 24!

Need a great place to watch the Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane? Come to Film Hall’s Annual Oscar Party. Located in the basement of Nics 6, the Film Hall lounge offers a large projector great for watching the Academy Awards. The red carpet starts at 7pm and the award show will begin at 8 p.m. Come with your friends and answer our fun questionnaire for a chance to win prizes.

Popcorn will be provided.

Date: Sunday, February 24th
Time: 7–12 p.m.
Place: Film Hall Lounge, Nics 6
Cost: Free!

Israeli Soldiers’ Stories

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Rebecca Markell ’14 writes in to let you know about a great event TODAY with free pizza from Mondo. What could be finer?

Israeli Soldiers’ Stories is an innovative program featuring a diverse group of reserve duty Israeli college students. Their mission is to educate, inform, and delve into conversation about the Israeli-Arab conflict by putting a human face to the Israeli Defense Forces uniform. Each soldier is prepared with their own unique personal story designed to show the human face of the IDF, highlight its moral code, and delve into the dilemmas of the Middle East conflict. Sponsored by Stand With Us, Wesleyan United With Israel, and AEPi.

Date: TODAY
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: PAC 002
Bonus: Free Mondo Pizza

Connecticut Justice Party Meeting

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From Anonymous ’13:

The Connecticut Justice Party will be holding an open meeting in Middletown on February 24th. The Connecticut Justice Party is affiliated with the Justice Party of America, a new political party that was founded by 2012 Presidential Candidate Rocky Anderson. The party is based on a centralist platform with progressive values and is focused on bringing justice to issues such as the economy, civil rights, education and the environment. With the aim of being a viable main-stream alternative to the Democratic and Republican parties, the Justice Party is quickly expanding across America.

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. 

Pan-Romance Carnival Celebration

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From Andrea Ballanti GRAD:

Spring is coming… but also that hard time of the year, full of assignments, tests, and exams. We need some fun… so, we re-scheduled the Pan-Romance Carnival Celebration! You’ll have music, food, costumes, prizes, and fun. Open to all current students of Italian, French, Spanish & Portuguese. Costume required.

Date: Sunday, February 24th
Time: 4-6 pm
Place: RLL Lounge – 300, High Street
Cost: Costume up

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?

EcoMusic Competition

From Sewon Kang ’14:

Calling all environmentally conscious & musically gifted friends!

Submit to an EcoMusic competition hosted by COE, Music, and CFA that centers around environmental issues/themes seen in the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE, currently in the Zilkha Gallery. We are looking for proposals for creative and passionate music that addresses these issues so please consider submitting! You could win $200!!! YAY! Proposals due 3/1/13.

See below for guidelines.