Category Archives: Events

Standing on Sacred Ground Film Screening and Symposium

Danil-SOSG-shadow1Covering eight indigenous communities, Standing On Sacred Ground exposes threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural survival. In the U.S. and around the world, indigenous people defend human rights and restore the environment in their sacred places, the original protected areas. In a growing worldwide movement, their resistance provides the path to our common future.

Produced and directed by Christopher McLeod P’17. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida), with the voices of Tantoo Cardinal (Metis), Q’orianka Kilcher (Quechua), Rhoda Roberts (Bundjalung) and Luana Busby-Neff (Hawai`i).

Featuring Chief Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), and authors Barry Lopez and Satish Kumar.

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Center for Film Studies, College of the Environment, Anthropology Department and Department of Religion

The schedule for the event follows after the jump: 

Apply to Teach Kindergarten Kickstart

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If the word “teach” is in the title, you can be sure what follows is from Resident Educationisto Andy Ribner ’14:

Interested in teaching preschool this summer? Apply to teach Kindergarten Kickstart!

This innovative, five-week summer pre-k program employs Wesleyan students to teach high-need students who need an extra boost before their kindergarten year. This year, we will have sites working with students going to Macdonough and Farm Hill.

For more information, see the application here, or feel free to contact Sydney Lewis ’14 (salewis@wes), Taylor Deloach ’13(tdeloach@wes), and Andy Ribner ’14 (aribner@wes).

Applications are due April 5!

Contact: kickstartct(at)gmail(dot)com
Deadline: Friday, April 5th, 2013.
Application: Right over here.

Korean Late Night

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Jeffrey Lim ’14 wants you to get super stoked and eat really delicious food:

Korean Late Night Part 2 of Spring semester!

Did you enjoy the last one? Were you not able to make it?
Either way, come out to this one for some delicious late night snacks!!!!

Kimbap 5/$2 (<–new price!)
Ramen 1/$3
Yakult 2/$1
Hobbang 1/$2
Dumplings 3/$2

Date: Tonight , March 31st
Time: 10 pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge in Exley

Taste of WesBAM! Event

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From WesBAM! Co-Manager Renee Dunn ’14:

Have you been contemplating taking a WesBAM! class, but have been hesitant or unsure of which class was for you? Whether this is has been holding you back – or if you just want an opportunity to have a sweaty, fun time for free – Taste of WesBAM! might just be the solution to your woes.

This collaborative class will integrate yoga, kickboxing, and Zumba through the teaching practices of five phenomenal WesBAM! instructors: Renee Dunn ’14, Shira Engel ’14, Emily Hunt ’13, Anya Morgan ’14, and Leigh Stewart ’13. Each instructor will teach a 10-12 minute segment of their class, ensuring an exciting and unique fitness experience.

All levels welcome and accommodated. Come one, come all and mix it up with us for this awesome sampler class!

Check it out.

Film Series: Sunset Boulevard

1950. USA. Dir: Billy Wilder. With Gloria Swanson, William Holden. 110 min.

When your narrator is introduced face-down in a Hollywood swimming pool, you can rightfully expect equal parts fatalism and pitch-black satire. A broke screenwriter on the run hides out with a forgotten silent-movie queen, while she slips into dangerous delusion. Wilder’s eerie tinsel-town tale proves that before MULHOLLAND DRIVE, there was SUNSET BOULEVARD.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Wave Envy & So Many Other Bands @ Buho

Noah Rush ’14 wants you to come celebrate Spring with this lineup:

Wave Envy
O-Face
Three Piece Bikini
Hyperinflation
Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats!

Wave Envy and O-Face come from another liberal arts college and play fun fun fun music.

Three Piece Bikini are formerly and possibly still Sweater Puppies.

Hyperinflation is noise and experimentation, come join them if you see Ben Guilmette ’15 somewhere in person.

Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats! has a new song for you.

Date: Tonight, March 29th
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Buddhist House
Cost: Nothing

WeSLAM and QueerWes Present: The Short Poem Slam (feat. Cam and Sam)

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WeSLAM, Wesleyan’s premiere slam-poetry organization, is back from spring break with a tan, a shorter attention span, and an illegally obtained case of PBR. So y’all best prep yourselves for our second-ever Short Poem Slam:

The rounds will go like this:

  • 1st round: 1 minute poem 
  • 2nd round: 30 second poem 
  • 3rd round: 15 second poem (Haikus Are Totes Kosher For Pesach) 

But that’s not all. The incredibly talented and prolific Cam Awkward-Rich ’11 and Sam Sax, also known as the Gay Pride Poetry Tour, will be featuring with an earth-shatteringly hilarious, devastating, and mindblowing set of poems that are sure to knock your socks off (to say the least).

Lotsa Matzah Brei

Give Bubbe a kiss. There you go.

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You poor thing, you’re starved. All skin and bones. College isn’t feeding you enough. C’mon, eat a little more. Here, I got some still in the oven— you like that matzah brei? I know you do. Plenty more where that came from.

Still have room for more? Rebecca Koppel ’14 wants you to have a proper Passover, just like at Bubbe’s:

Come to the Bayit this Saturday from 11-2 to help make (or just help eat) lotsa matzah brei. If you’ve never been to a Jewish event at Wesleyan before, this is a great time to start! If you’ve been to more Jewish events at Wesleyan than you can count, this is a great time to continue! If you don’t know what matzah brei is, come and try it! Come whenever you can and stay for 5 minutes or for all 3 hours!

If the front door isn’t open, come around to the back and knock on the kitchen door.

Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Place: The Bayit
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: As free as the Jews after they crossed the Red Sea!

Film Series: The Land Before Time

1988. USA. Dir: Don Bluth. Animated. 69 min.

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A lost baby brontosaurus joins a mismatched group of fellow dino strays; together they face down T-Rexes and other dangers while learning the value of inter-species friendship. Yet this prehistoric BAMBI offers more than cheap nostalgia – it has a delicate visual beauty and a dark poignancy all its own, which you’re finally old enough to appreciate.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Second Annual Pokémon Battle Night

splashattackfb0Alienor Leon ’14 wants you to be the very best that no-one ever was. To catch them is your real test, and to train them is your cause:

It’s time for Wesabi’s Pokémon Battle Night!

This year we will be battling on Nintendo DSs using Pokémon Black and Pokémon White 2. While the mechanics and graphics will be from the latest generation, the rental Pokémon available to you will all be from 1st gen—in short, you’ll be using all your Kanto favorites! Battles will be displayed on a projector screen for everyone to watch, and between battles, just like last year, we will play funny/weird Pokémon youtube videos. We also encourage you to bring your own Pokémon games so you can battle your own Pokémon and trade.

This is a casual event, so feel free to stop by at any time this Friday! Refreshments will be served.

Date: March 29th, 2013
Time: 6 – 10 pm
Place: PAC 107
Cost: As free as health care at the PokéCenter.

If you want to be inspired for your upcoming matches, watch this epic video for some battle tips.