Category Archives: Events

Submit to the Subway Ride!

the subway ride soundShoko Yamada ’17 writes in:

Got creative inspirations? Looking for a non-scary, open artistic platform for your creations?

The Subway Ride is here for a shy artist like YOU!!!

Our theme for the semester is SOUND, and we are looking for prose, poetry, photography, drawing, recording, any written (in ANY language), visual, audio medium that we can publish and/or put on our blog!!!

Email us with any sumbissions or questions at: thesubwayride[at]gmail[dot]com

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The Subway Ride is an all-inclusive publication that recognizes the humanity of the artistic and literary process, prioritizes celebration over criticism, and provides a common space in which individuals with different backgrounds and identities can contribute to a welcoming
artistic space. Our past contributors include Wesleyan students including lots of international students, Usdan staff workers, Middletown community members, Center for Prison Education prison scholars, and more!

Check out our previous issues and blog here: http://thesubwayride.weebly.com/

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/626668810807536/

Submission Deadline: After Spring Break

Awareness Series: Mediterranea

Mediterranea PosterFrom the Center for Film Studies:

The second film in this spring’s Awareness Series at the Center for Film Studies is MEDITERRANEA. Director Jonas Carpignano ’06 will give comments after the screening discussing the film, which is a shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees.

Admission is free at all Awareness events; we hope to see you there!

Link: http://www.wesleyan.edu/filmstudies/SpecialEvents/special-events.html

Date: Monday, February 29
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema

COL Open House for FROSH

COLLike many frosh and others on this campus, you’re probably wondering “wtf is col??” Fortunately for you, The College of Letters is hosting an open house for Frosh interested in becoming COL majors. COL faculty and students will be meeting in the COL library upstairs in 41 Wyllys (“Boger Hall” lol) on Monday Feb. 29th at 4:15. Come find out more about the major, ask us questions, eat from a veggie tray.

Applications are due March 21st at 3pm and can be found here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/col/apply.html

Date: Monday, February 29
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Place: COL Library (Upstairs 41 Wyllys)
Cost: “Your Sophomore, Junior and Senior years”

Call for Applications: EcoFeminist Summer Internship Experience Grant

From Brenna Diggins ’17:

FGSS and Wesleyan Animal Studies (WAS) call for applications for the Ecofeminist Summer Internship

Experience Grant. The Grant provides up to $3,000 for students working on intersectional issues addressing gender, sexuality, race, class, and species. Students must have a faculty sponsor and ideally, the Grant will support an experience (travel for research, an internship, or other summer project) that will contribute to their senior essay or thesis.

Application Process:
The deadline for applications is, by noon, Monday, February 29, 2016.
Student applications are to be delivered to FGSS AA Jen Enxuto (jenxuto[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) and should be accompanied by a statement of support from the faculty sponsor and an additional letter of recommendation by another professor. The application should include a title, description of project, proposed timeline and detailed budget. Grants can be combined with other funding, as long as the other funding source allows. Grants will typically not exceed $3,000. Recipients of the EcoFeminist Grant must submit a brief report upon completion of the project detailing how this grant enhanced their project, accomplishments and how the funds were used.

Eligibility:
Undergraduates who will be rising juniors or rising seniors by the start date of the grant (Summer 2016) are eligible to apply. Students should have an FGSS background, but need not be majors. Notification of the grant award will be made on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Applications Due: 12:00 PM on Monday, February 29

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