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

Hispanic Film Series – LA ISLA MINIMA (Marshlands)

Elijah Jimenez ’18 writes in:

The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent
girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate
characters – both detectives in the homicide division – to investigate
the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and
Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully
hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the
shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic
past. In Spanish with English subtitles.

La Isla Minima (Trailer)

Date: Thursday, October 8th
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

MIX Club Interest Meeting

mix club photo diversityAlexandra Ricks ’16 writes in with a new student group!

Multiethnic Interracial X-cultural (MIX) Club is looking for members! Do you identify as mixed? Do you want to be involved in discussions about issues of race, culture, and ethnicity? Are you interested in sharing about mixed experiences at Wesleyan? Do you need to vent about hearing “what are you?” everyday?

Come to Usdan 110 for an informal interest meeting to build a community of mix-identifying students!

Date: Monday, October 5
Time: 6:15-7:15 PM
Place: Usdan 110
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Six Performances by Eiko Otake

ek_4106_imageFrom the DAC:

Visiting Artist Eiko Otake will bring her project “A Body in Places”to the DAC’s Alsop House, Sunday, Oct. 4 and Monday, Oct. 5. She will give three intimate performances on each day, for a limited audience. Some may remember her performance of the same series in Olin last winter (link: http://eikoandkoma.org/abodyinalibraryOLIN) Admission is free, call the CFA Box Office at 860-685-3355 to reserve a seat.

When: Sunday, October 4 at 3 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM
Monday, October 5 at 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM
Place: Davison Art Center, Alsop House
Cost: FREE

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

Volunteer for Food Rescue!

From Lydia Ottaviano ’17:

Looking to be involved in the Middletown community? Have a car on campus or know someone who does? Food Rescue, Wesleyan’s volunteer food insecurity alleviation program, needs your help! Sign up for a once-a-week, 20 minute night time shift to drive food from the Wesleyan dining halls to a homeless shelter nearby. *Volunteers without cars needed as well!* Link below. Further instructions will be provided before shifts start. Any questions or concerns, email wesfoodrescue[at]gmail[dot]com.

Sign Up Spreadsheet

Date: Monday, October 5-Friday, December 11
Time: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

“R. Luke Dubois—In Real Time” Exhibition

Andrew Chatfield writes in from the CFA to invite you to see a gallery exhibit by R. Luke Dubois:

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois utilizes data to create maps, scores, and videos that explore subjects including the Iraq War and the census; and that raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use. Organized as a database of his projects and concerns, the exhibition “R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time” is the first major gallery presentation of his work, and will include recent and commissioned pieces that take as their basis real-time data flows, topical statistics, and contemporary media footage. Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, Department of Government, Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative, Information Technology Services, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Quantitative Analysis Center.
Closed: Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30, 2015

Date: Open until December 13th (But closed November 25th and November 30th)
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm
Read more about this exhibition on the Zilkha Gallery’s website.