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Screenwriter and Author Tom Perrotta @ Russell House

After a six-month banMaxwell Bevilacqua ’12 has finally reinvited Tom Perrotta to campus:

Come to Russell House this Wednesday, March 27th, 2012 to see award-winning screenwriter and author, Tom Perrotta.

Tom Perrotta’s most recent novels are The Leftovers and The Abstinence Teacher. His novels Election and Little Children were both made into acclaimed movies, and Perrotta received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of Little Children, which he wrote with director Todd Field. He is currently adapting The Leftovers into an HBO series along with Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of Lost. Perrotta has taught writing at Yale University and Harvard University and has published essays and reviews in Rolling Stone, GQ, and The New York Times. He also edited the 2012 edition of The Best American Short Stories.

Date: Tonight, March 27
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Russell House
Cost: Free

LiNK Film Screening: Danny

Full disclosure: Diana Choi ’13 lives next door to me and promised to let me borrow sugar in exchange for posting this:

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is an international non-profit organization that strives to spread awareness of the humanitarian crisis in North Korea and directly aids the resettlement of North Korean refugees seeking asylum in other countries.

Join us Wednesday night for a film screening about the story of one such resettled North Korean refugee, Danny. The screening will be a great opportunity to learn about human rights issues affecting the North Korean civilian population.

Check out the trailer here: Join the Facebook event here. There will be a Q&A session after the movie as well as an opportunity to purchase awesome LiNK gear. Free Asian food!

Date: Tonight, March 27
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys Ave. Room 114
Cost: Free

Film Series: The Master

2012. USA. Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman. 144 min.

Mind-games abound when a hotheaded drifter teams up with the leader of a burgeoning religious cult (that looks an awful lot like Scientology). Astounding performances and the THERE WILL BE BLOOD auteur’s cinematic precision shape this enigmatic ode to American ambition into a simultaneously enchanting and unsettling experience.

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

Murder and Media in the New Rome

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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series present:

“Murder and Media in the New Rome”
The Murder of Giovanni Fadda (1878) and the Trial that Followed
by Thomas Simpson

Simpson is Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Italian, Assistant Chair for Italian, and Associate Director of the WCAS Drama Major at Northwestern. His recent publications include Murder and Media in the New Rome (Palgrave, 2010); co-editor and translator, Marco Baliani’s Body of State (FDUP, 2011); contributor to Dramatic Interactions (Cambridge Scholars P, 2011).

Reception will follow.

Date: Wednesday, March 27th
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: The Common Room, Department of Romance Languages and Literature, 300 High Street

Make the World Your Workplace: Discussion Tomorrow

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Alexandra De la Cruz ’16 has a message for all potential world-travelers, resume-builders, and snack-eaters:

Interested in traveling, working, or doing an internship anywhere in the world? Learn how to Make the World your Workplace in this discussion hosted by the Wesleyan Career Center and the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) Student Advisory Group. Plus, there will be light refreshments!

Date: Wednesday,  3/27/13 (tomorrow)
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys

Last Call to Apply for Wesleyan Writing Programs Fellowships

Another message — just in time! — from current/outgoing Ford Fellow Emma Mohney ’12:

RussellHouseCalling seniors from all majors!

If you are:

1. unsure of where you’ll be next year,
2. looking for work with significant responsibilities and learning opportunities,
3. hoping to get into graduate school in the future (or considering it), and
4. interested in contributing to the success of writing programs at Wesleyan,

then consider applying for Wesleyan’s prestigious post-graduate Writing Programs fellowships!

The application deadline for the two Writing Programs fellowships is right around the corner: Wednesday, March 27, at 4:30 pm. You can find specific information on the application process–it’s quite simple!–at the Ford Fellowship and the Shapiro/Russell sites. (N.B. for those interested in the Shapiro Center/Russell House Arts Fellowship: As the Arts Fellow position is being redefined, just apply to the Ford Fellowship and be sure to indicate your interest in the Arts Fellowship.)

Prison-Based Gerrymandering: A Discussion

Alicia Gansley ’15 reminds us how awesome the word “gerrymandering” is:

How does the prison industrial complex steal your vote?

Peter Wagner, Executive Director of the Prison Policy Initiative, is leading a national movement to protect our democracy from the prison industrial complex. His pioneering work at the intersection of criminal justice and electoral representation has permanently changed how legislative districts are being drawn in 4 states, and has inspired pending legislation in 9 states including Connecticut. Wagner, the nation’s leading expert on “prison gerrymandering”, will be in Middletown to explain how legislators who have prisons in their districts get to claim incarcerated people as their constituents, deny them the vote, and then turn around to push for harsher sentencing laws. And Wagner will explain what you can do about it.

Co-sponsored by Wesleyan Democracy Matters and the WesACLU

Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: PAC001
Cost: Free

Espwesso Appwications Due Thuwsday

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As previously mentioned, Wesleyan’s student run cafe, Espwesso, is hiring and applications are due Thursday, March 28. Attached is the job description courtesy of Jasmine Masand ’15, barista extraordinaire. Click through to read the entirety of the application.

Job: Training/Barback Position at Espwesso

Wage: $8.50/hour

Shifts: One to Two 2 hr shifts per week this semester, One to two five hour shifts per week next year

Note: Only Work-Study students are eligible at this time

Espwesso is Hiring!

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That’s right, your favorite place to pretend to study is hiring! The eminent Yazmine Jasmine Masand ’15 sends word that the cafe will be taking on barback who will be trained to work as a barista the following semester. Click through the break to see the job description and application questions.

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