Category Archives: Events

History Matters Series: Primary Lessons

primaryLast minute news of an event from Alexandra Ricks ’16:

Ron Schatz (History)
Sam Rosenfeld (Government)
Courtney Fullilove (History)

The first primary of the 2016 presidential election is today in New Hampshire. Professors Schatz and Rosenfeld will lead a discussion of the origin and purpose of primaries and caucuses, the two-party system, and the current state of the election. Professor Fullilove will moderate.
There will be snacks.

The History Matters series is sponsored by the History Department.
Event Contact: cfullilove[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Today! Tuesday February 9
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Place: PAC 107

Rho Ep Information Session

rho epFrom Rho Ep:

Do you identify as female? Are you curious about Greek life? Do you want to meet other women at Wesleyan? Then you should consider rushing Rho Epsilon Pi, Wesleyan’s only sorority.

We’ll have two information sessions to let you know what we’re all about before the formal rush process begins. So come on by to 41 Wyllys, Room 112 to chat with us and determine whether you might be interested! All grade levels are welcome!

We’ll host info sessions on Tuesday, February 9th @ 8:15pm & Wednesday, February 10th @ 7:30pm. We will be covering the history of Rho Ep, the rush process, how we are trying to redefine sorority, and more! If you are at all interested in Rho Ep and what we do, this is the best way to find out.

If you can’t make it to either meeting or have questions about the sorority or rush process, please send a message to rhoeprush[at]gmail[dot]com.

Help us shape our sorority into an organization that our entire student body can take pride in at Wesleyan. Rho Epsilon Pi is open to any Wesleyan student who identifies as female.

Sessions: Tuesday, February 9th at 8:15PM and Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30PM
Place: 41 Wyllys room 112
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Climate Ambassadors: Animal Agriculture and Sustainability Faculty Panel

sustainability panelAn event presented by Climate Ambassadors:

Interested in food? Interested in the environment? Interested in how they affect each other? Concerned about climate change, social inequality, and environmental responsibility?

Climate Ambassadors is hosting a faculty panel to address these issues! Professors Lori Gruen (PHIL/ENVS/FGSS), Tony Hatch (SISP/SOC), and Sharisse Kanet (PHIL) will be discussing the impact of big agriculture on the environment and its role in climate change. We will also look at how often institutions, such as Wesleyan, invest in big agriculture, and the social effects of changes to big agriculture, including public health implications. Also, there will be FREE TYPHOON DINNER!!! (yes FREE!)

Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Place: PAC 001
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A Talk by Guillermo Calderon

Guillermo CalderonFrom the CFA:

Playwright and director Guillermo Calderon is one of Chile’s most successful contemporary theater artists, known for his deeply political work that unflinchingly confronts the dictatorship’s effects on the country and its people with astonishing formal precision, linguistic grace, and intellectual depth.

His works include “Neva,” “Diciembre,” and “Escuela;” and have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, and internationally in over 20 countries. An Outside the Box Theater Series event presented by the Theater Department and the Center for the Arts. Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate.

Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Light of the East—The Beauty of Movement in Silence

PSA from the College of East Asian Studies:

Prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee examine
the “beauty of movement in silence” through photography and video in
their first exhibition outside Korea. Both artists build on their long
careers in fashion and commercial work to create works that examine
the core principals hiding behind what we see, and provide an opening
to re-explore, in a contemporary light, the topic of whether the world
that we are living in is a dream.

Date: Wednesday, February 3rd – Sunday, May 22nd
Time: 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery

Volunteer with Food Rescue!

From Emily Murphy ’18:

Hate food waste? Looking to be involved in the Middletown community?

Food Rescue 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 local homeless shelter.

*Volunteers with and without cars needed!!*

Please email wesfoodrescue[at]gmail[dot]com for any questions and further instructions before shifts start!

Sign-up Spreadsheet!

Date: From Sunday, February 7 to Sunday, May 8
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Opening Reception + Exhibition – We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art

Image: Pixy Yijun Liao, "The King Under Me," 2011, digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Image: Pixy Yijun Liao, “The King Under Me,” 2011, digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Some information first about the opening reception from Andrew Chatfield:

Come join us for the debut of an exhibition by ten emerging artists from Beijing, Shanghai and New York that will include paintings, installations, video art, photography, and an artist-designed video game. This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by Sun XunJin ShanMa QiushaLu YangBo WangPixy Liao, Liu ChuangShi ZhiyingGuo Xi, and Yan Xing. The exhibition is curated by Guest Curator Barbara Pollack.

Date: Tuesday, January 26th (Snow Date: January 27th)
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace

And now for in-depth information about the exhibition sponsored by the CEAS: