Category Archives: Events

Film Screening: Including Samuel

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From Andrew Ribner ’14:

Come join WSDR and WesJustEd in a screening of Including Samuel:

“Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib’s award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. Including Samuel is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.”

**Dinner will be provided!**

Date: Wednesday, February 27
Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Place: PAC001
Cost: Free

Issues in Deaf Education Speaker Series: Dr. Anna Shusterman

Last-minute transmission from Sam Melvin ’13:

Join us on Tuesday to hear Dr. Anna Shusterman, Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan, talk about her research on the Oral Deaf Project, as well as broader issues of language and math development in deaf children with cochlear implants.

Date: Today, February 26
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free

Global Brigades at Wesleyan

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Your favorite globe-trotting, crisis-theorizing Beta bro Scott “Habermas” Elias ’14 wants to pull the unsustainable neoliberal wool from your eyes:

Bobby Cunningham ’15 and Scott Elias ’14 have created a Global Brigades chapter at Wesleyan, and are looking for a group of 15-20 Wes students to join and travel to Panama next January for a 7-9 day brigade. GB is a student-led health and sustainable development NGO that seeks to ignite social change in very low socioeconomic communities in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Ghana. GB’s mission: “To resolve global health and economic disparities by empowering student volunteers, local professionals, and community members in a collaborative holistic approach to sustainable development,” stresses the connection between all programs areas–microfinance, business, environmental, water, and dental among others.

Veg Out & FOOD-WATER-LIFE

Veggie CatSewon Kang ’14 wants to veg out with you:

Come enjoy delicious, local desserts and stimulating conversation at the first Veg Out of the Spring Semester! Veg Out is excited to be partnering with the CFA during the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE/LUCY+JORGE ORTA, which explores the major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change, and exchange among peoples. Come chat with Lucy Orta, one of the artists, as well as faculty and staff about concerns that face our generation, all while stuffing your face!

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Place: Zilkha Gallery
Cost: $2

Bring your own fork.

Sexual Assault Survivors Group with New Time

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Last week, we posted about the Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group (SASS), but it seems the previously posted time didn’t work out for folks. So, Alysha Warren writes in this week with a new and improved time that will hopefully enable more people to benefit from the group.

The SASS will be held on Wednesdays beginning February 27th and running through May 1st from 3:45-5:00pm. SASS is open to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week. Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, for more information at  awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Reference “Support Group” in the subject line. The deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm.

Deadline: Tuesday, February 26th at 12pm
Contact:  awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Meets: Wednesdays, 3:45-5:00pm

College of Letters Open House

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Are you tired of academic monogamy? If you’re a freshman, COL might be just the right solution for you:

Freshmen: You are cordially invited to the COL Open House receptions on Monday Feb. 25 and Tuesday Feb. 26 at 4:15 pm!! COL majors, faculty, and cookies will be present to provide comfort, support, and answers to any major-related questions.

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. 

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

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.