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

Steve Jobs Advance Screening

Sarah Chrystler ’13 invites you to this exciting film screening:

Check out Steve Jobs before it hits theaters nationwide! Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. The film is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder.

Please leave all cell phones and recording devices at home – there will be studio security in place! Be sure to get there early! Please bring your Wes ID as this is a campus event only.

Date: Tuesday, October 13th
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema
Cost: Free with WesID

WesMalai Auditions

An invitation from Kavya Padmanabhan ’18:

Come try out to be part of Wesleyan’s one and only women’s Bollywood dance team – WesMalai!
Auditions will be held on Sunday, Oct 11th in Fayerweather 108! We will be holding two SEPARATE audition times: 2-3pm and 3-4pm. You should only attend ONE timeslot. Come ready to move those fabulous hips!

Date: Sunday, October 11th
Time: Either 2:00pm – 3:00pm OR 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Place: Fayerweather, room 108
Facebook: Event page here

Alarmél Valli

The Navaratri Festival continues! The CFA invites you to enjoy some excellent Indian dancing and music:

Internationally acclaimed Indian dancer and choreographer Alarmél Valli turns the traditional Bharatanatyam style into subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry in her Connecticut debut at the conclusion of the 39th annual Navaratri Festival.

Date: Sunday, October 11th
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)
Cost: $18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Saraswati Puja

From the CFA:

This Hindu religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing. This event is part of the 39th annual Navaratri Festival.

Date: Sunday, October 11
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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.