Category Archives: Events

Punchline! Show Tonight

Cade Leebron ’14 wants you to come to a show very very soon! Here’s some more:

Before you head off to all kinds of wild spring break adventures (or an extended vacation in your childhood bedroom), come get silly with Punchline!, Wesleyan’s stand-up comedy collective.

Date: Tonight, March 7th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Living Room
Cost: Free

Anaphylactic Shock Concert

From Henry Robertson ’13:

Come see us, Anaphylactic Shock, in concert. We are a group of 4 musicians that formed for my music thesis project. An infectious blend of rock, jazz, funk, grunge, bluegrass, folk and a bunch of trippy shit, we wanna make you dance your ass off and rock out with us and have an ethereal, profound experience. We want to expand your consciousness and melt your face. Also come check out the asskicking band Robert’s Dawn perform at 10 before we go on.

Last Sustainability Office Hours Before Break

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Jen Kleindienst wants you to come talk to her about sustainability:

Join Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst in discussions about sustainability issues on campus, in Middletown, and the world!

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan, first floor
Cost: Free

WesRent a WesBike

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Though Punxsutawney Phil’s vindication seemed imminent just a few days ago, threats of snow loom over the next few days and threaten early plans for Foss chillin’. Nonetheless, as the spring season approaches and the weather improves, the prospect of biking to class becomes more and more viable. Winston Soh ’14 tells us:

Sign-up for Spring 2013 Rental (March 25, Monday – May 10, Friday)
are currently open. Lease will be 7 weeks long, costing $35. Bike,
helmet, pump, U-lock are provided.

Sign-ups will close on March 20, Wednesday, 11:59pm.

More details on the website.

Open Mic at Espwesso

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Lily Myers ’15 wants to keep the mics open and the coffee hot:

So this Thursday at 7 PM, the lovely Kate Weiner ’15 and I are hosting an open mic at Espwesso! Come with anything spoken and expressive: poetry, music, comedy and anything else you want to share. Or come with nothing and listen to the awesome performers do what they do; regardless, it’s gonna be awesome!

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 7 PM
Place: Espwesso
Cost: Free speech, free open mic.

Wesleyan Thinks Big Once More!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hannah “Talks on Talks on Talks” Vogel ’13 still knows what the kids like these days:

Happy Spring, Wes! We’re back with five of Wesleyan’s most exciting professors, who can’t wait to blow your minds with their favorite topics. Each professor will give a ten-minute lecture on an idea that keeps them up at night, inspiring us to think bigger and better than ever before. Tickets can be reserved on our website starting this Thursday, 3/7 at noon, and will be available for pick-up the week before the event. Any tickets that go unreserved will be offered at Usdan the week of as well. Tickets for this event have been reserved quickly in the past, so snap ‘em up. This event is open to the Middletown, alumni, and parent communities– so tell your moms/dads/friends/etc. to come along!
(Videos from last fall’s event will be up over Spring Break. Sorry for the delay!)
SPEAKERS:
Jacob Bricca: “Cinema Verité and the Reality Infection”
Paula Matthusen: “Sounds in Remembered Spaces”
Jeff Rider: “The Importance of Old Stories”
Vera Schwarz: “A Jewish Wanderer Listening for the Unsayable in China”
Balu Balasubrahmaniyan: “‘Periyar’: E.V.Ramasamy and Social Activism in India”
With emcee Gil Skillman.
Where: Memorial Chapel (with post-game reception in Zelnick)
Date: Thursday, March 28th (the Thursday after we’re back from break)
Time: 8-9:30PM
Cost: Free hundred dollars.
Facebook: Professorbook

Submit to Hummus

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From Samantha Sikder ’14:

Have thoughts, opinons and writings on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Hummus is a new literary e-zine which attempts to explore the conflict from a human perspective. Be a part of a new and creative approach to fostering dialogue on campus. Send your poems, thoughts, inquiries, reflections, essays about the conflict to hummus(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by Friday, March 22nd.

 Contact: hummus(at)wes
Deadline: 
Friday, March 22

Clinic Escorts Training & Sign Up

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Chantal Ferguson ’13 writes in to let you know about one way to make the most of your Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings:

Wesleyan Clinic Escorts is a group that trains and organizes Wesleyan students to escort patients into a heavily-protested women’s clinic in Bridgeport, CT. Clinic Escorts seeks to provide a respectful and supportive space for women making reproductive health decisions. Clinic Escorting is less a political statement than a functional means of supporting a woman’s right to self-determination and autonomy.

What you do as an individual: Each escort will only need to escort once or twice a semester. We travel in a group of five to the clinic each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday morning, and return in time for 10 am classes. We are not there to engage with the antis; we are there for the women. Please come to a mandatory training if you want to participate in clinic escorts this semester! You must attend one meeting to sign up to participate whether or not you have been an escort before.

If you are unable to make one of these meetings or have questions, please e-mail Chantal Ferguson ’13 at cferguson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Melody Oliphant ’13 at moliphant[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wed, Thurs, Fri, March 6, 7, 8
Time: 6:45 p.m., 12 p.m., 12 p.m. respectively
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114

Sign Up to Bake for the Cookie Cup

Marisa Guerrero ’15 has a delicious proposition:

Do you love to bake? Think you can create the yummiest cookie ever? In need of a break from midterms? Well you’re in luck!

Next Thursday 3/7, Brighter Dawns is hosting its second annual COOKIE CUP! The Cookie Cup is an event where Wesleyan students can sample dozens of cookies made by a bunch of teams (including yours!) and vote on the most creative/most delicious/most aesthetically appealing, etc. Basically, it’s an excuse for us all to eat our weight in cookies.

Right now, we’re looking for teams – of however many people you want – to bake! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your baked goods. (Last year’s winner was the “Inception Cookie” – a cookie inside a cookie – and it was legendary). Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!

To sign up a team or receive more information, email sbhalobasha@wes. Even if you are not interested in baking, join us at the Usdan Cafe at dinnertime on Thursday, 3/7 to participate in the eating part of the Cookie Cup! Proceeds benefit Brighter Dawns, an organization that works to improve health conditions in the slums of Bangladesh.

Date: Sign up now, compete on Thursday, 3/7
Time: Contest is from 6-9 pm
Place: Usdan Cafe

Apply to join Second Stage Staff

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You know those guys who put up a new, student-produced, student-run show pretty much every single weekend of the year? Jenna Robins ’13 wants to bring you into that world of acclaim and admiration:

Have you ever wanted to be a part of the oldest student theater group in the country? Produce a whole lot of really great theater? Be young, friendly, and attractive? Have keys to the ’92?

Now’s your chance! Starting today, Second Stage is accepting applications to join our staff! Duties include meetings every Monday, setting up risers most Wednesdays, representing Second Stage at shows on weekends, and striking shows most Saturday nights.

Please contact Grace Herman Holland (gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) or any member of Second Stage staff for an application or with questions. Applications are due Sunday March 31st at 11:59 pm. Contact information is available on our website.

Deadline: By Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Place: ’92 Theater/ Second Stage email inboxes
Contact: gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu