Category Archives: Events

ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

methodSophia Jennings ’16 writes in:

Come hear about student forum ENG420: DIGITAL JOURNALISM, a semester-long course where we will focus on producing online content and developing our portfolio. This writing-intensive seminar will introduce students to a variety of forms, from the interview, to the profile, to data-based storytelling. We will be skyping with numerous alumni in the industry, and your work will have the opportunity to be published online via Method Magazine. Multi-media projects will be highly encouraged.

Sophia Jennings ’16 and Ben Romero ’16 will be leading the student forum.

Date: Monday, January 25
Time: 7-8PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113

Film Series: Mosquita y Mari

2012. USA. Dir: Aurora Guerrero. With Fenessa Pineda. 85 min.

 

This warm, contemporary indie flick charts the budding friendship – and perhaps even “more-than-a-friend”-ship – between two Chicana teens in Huntington Park. With the tender awkwardness of youth the girls struggle with the expectations of their immigrant families and their own dawning independence and self-awareness.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

WSA Committee Openings

wsa banner 2015-16From the folks in the Wesleyan Student Assembly:

Do you wish to make an impact on the Wesleyan community? Are you interested in helping Wesleyan pursue its sustainability endeavors or improve its academic programs? Do you want to help student groups communicate with each other and encourage a lively campus atmosphere?

If so, consider joining the WSA! Right now, we have 4 open positions on the following committees:

  • Academic Affairs Committee (1)
  • Communications Committee (2)
  • Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee (part of Student Life Committee) (1)

For more information about the committees, please check out their descriptions on our website.

The deadline is Thursday, October 1st (that’s today!), by 5 pm.

~click through~ for information on how to apply and who you need to talk to if you have any questions.

Audition for PHARMACEUTIKILLME

pharmaceutakillmeFrom Mara Woods-Robinson ’16:

Want to see your face on 16mm film? Audition for PHARMACEUTIKILLME, Mara Woods-Robinson‘s thesis film!

PHARMACEUTIKILLME is a dark comedy about teen angst, set in a pill-addicted suburban dystopia. Seeking GIRLS AGES 17-22 to play the lead role, a teenage girl disillusioned in her parents’ way of life. The shoot will be a 2-weekend commitment, Nov. 21-22 and Dec. 5-6. Compensation is copy/credit/meals.

No preparation necessary. Sides will be provided — just bring yourself and a heavy dose of sass. If you can’t make it to the auditions, or have any further questions, email mwoodsrobins[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or hhandelman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/956586037734534/

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: 
Center for Film Studies, Room 124

Nirvana—Carbon Inks, Burning Forests, and the Buddhist Endgame

ian_boyden_tripod_eventFrom the CFA:

Ian Boyden ’95 discusses how his long-term exploration of the material and ecology of a forest fire took an unexpected philosophical turn when he presented his work to a Chinese audience.

Link: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/2015/10-2015/10012015artist-talk-ian-boyden-nirvana.html

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown

La Table française

table francaiseElijah Jimenez ’18 writes in:

Natasha and Nesma invite you to join them at the Table française to practice your French.

Date: every Thursday
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Usdan, Mink Dining Room (i.e. the quiet side — look for the blue sign and listen for French)

Real Food Workshop

real food workshopAlex Fireman ’16 writes in:

If you have ever eaten anything ever, this workshop is for you!

The Real Food Challenge club on campus is sponsoring a dynamic workshop led by our RFC Regional Coordinator, Amanda Jacir. Come participate in activities that will get you thinking about the food you put in your body, where it comes from, and the people and animals directly affected by it.

This workshop will cover an overview of the industrial food system with a special focus on students and universities.

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 7:30-9 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 112
FB event

Hispanic Film Series: MOSQUITA Y MARI

mosquita y mari posterThe Hispanic Film Series brings this special treat:

Aurora Guerrero / 2011 / USA

Set in a predominately Mexican, immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles, this is the coming of age story of Mosquita and Mari, two 15 year-old Chicanas growing up in immigrant households. Yolanda, an only child, delivers straight A’s and the hope of the American Dream while Mari, the eldest, shares economic responsibilities with her undocumented family who scrambles to make ends meet. As their friendship grows, a yearning to explore their strange yet beautiful connection surfaces. Soon, their relationship proves more complex and sensual than anticipated. Mounting pressures at home and school collide with their newfound connection, forcing them to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves.

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema

Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For any lost seniors out there:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more.

Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/28, Tuesday 9/29, Wednesday 9/30, and Thursday 10/1 at 11:00, 1:00, and
3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Dates: Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1
Times: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day
Place: Olin Library

Opening Reception + Exhibition—“Tripod Complex”

ian_boyden_tripod_eventSome info first about an opening reception from the CFA:

Tripod Complex features monumental scrolls by Ian Boyden ’95 that are his meditation on the remains of ancient trees after a forest fire in Washington state.

Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 12-1:30 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, 343 Washington Terrace
CFA event link

And now, here are the details for the entire CEAS exhibition:

“Tripod Complex” features monumental scrolls by Ian Boyden ’95, a meditation on the remains of ancient trees after a fire in Okanogan National Forest in Washington state. When he first saw the still-standing charcoal spires, he said “It had become ink … this catastrophic Chinese landscape painting.” He was “transfixed by the musculature of the trees revealed and shaped by fire. They had drawn themselves on the sky.” He saw a transformation of self, and an insight into the Buddhist doctrine of no self.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed: Saturday, October 24 through Wednesday, October 28; and Tuesday, November 24 through Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Opening Date: Wednesday, September 30
Closing Date: Friday, December 11
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery
CFA link