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

Music Department Colloquium: “Eroticism, Metaphor, and Music in South Indian Court Dance”

The CFA writes in about this part of the Navaratri Festival:

A talk and performance by Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan as part of the 39th annual Navaratri Festival. The performance will be accompanied by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam, and Fugan Dineen MA ’05, Ph.D.’15 on nattuvangam.

Date: Wednesday, October 7
Time: 4:15-5:45PM
Place: CFA Hall

Artful Lunch Series—Terttu Uibopuu

The CFA wants to have lunch with you:

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Terttu Uibopuu about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.

Date: Wednesday, October 7
Time: 12:10PM
Place: Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room, 301 High Street, Middletown

Audition for MEATHEAD

meatheadAmanda Li ’16 writes in:

COME AUDITION for MEATHEAD, a trippy/surreal thriller about a butcher without a conscience. We are looking to fill 4 speaking roles:

  • The Butcher: Any gender/18-50/lead. Ridden by debt and greed; will do anything for self-gain.
  • The Pawnbroker: Any gender/18-50. Enigmatic and unscrupulous; runs a business collecting questionable items of value.
  • The Female Loan Shark: Female/18-50. A debt collector involved with shadier criminal activities.
  • The Male Loan Shark: Male/18-30. Psychotically amused by violence.

Auditions will be held on Oct 7 & Oct 9 at 4:30pm-7:30pm in Usdan 136. No preparation necessary! Sides will be provided. Please contact Amanda (lli01[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Abbie (aneufeld[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) for any questions.

Date: Wednesday, October 7 AND Friday, October 9
Time: 4:30-7:30 PM
Place: Usdan 136
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Writing at Wesleyan Poetry Contest

From Sophia Franchi GRAD:

APPLY TO BECOME A WESLEYAN STUDENT POET

  • Submit 5 pages of poetry as a file attachment to Sara Neelysneely[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
  • Please name your Word or PDF file: “Last Name shift-space FirstInitial” (e.g. Jones_M.docx).
  • Subject line for your email: “Student Poet Contest”

The top contenders will become the Wesleyan Student Poets and will be published in the 2015-16 Russell House poetry pamphlet.

One nominee will be selected to enter the statewide competition for the Connecticut Student Poetry Circuit Team, who will read their work at universities across the state. The nominee must be enrolled at Wesleyan this spring and available for six to eight evening readings between Jan. 25 and March 11.

Questions? Contact Sara Neelysneely[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Sophia Franchirussellhouse[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, October 7
Time: 5:00 PM

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.