Category Archives: Events

Awareness Series: GTFO

GTFO Aware

Sarah Chrystler writes in:

The third film in the Awareness Series is GTFO, an exploration of women, gaming, and acts of harassment. Filmmaker Shannon Sun-Higginson (’10) will discuss the film after the screening.

Admission is free; we hope to see you there!

Date: TODAY, March 1, 2016
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema
Cost: FREE

Info Session: Learn About Serving Up Change with FoodCorps

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Huzzah, a short Wesleying reunion! From Syed Ali ’13 (known to Planet Internet as simply Syed):

Looking for ways to put your energy towards something meaningful? To address your community’s health in concrete ways? To address issues of food justice by getting your hands dirty?

FoodCorps service members serve a year at schools in limited resource communities to give kids food and nutrition lessons that give them the information they need to make smart choices; hands-on activities like gardening and cooking that foster their skills and pride around healthy food; and lunch trays filled with nutritious meals from local farms.

At the same time, through their service, our members are learning new skills and paving the way towards their future careers as educators, chefs, community organizers and public health advocates.

Learn more at our information session tonight! Communications Coordinator Syed Ali ’13, Connecticut Service Member Ruthie Lazenby ’10, and Connecticut fellow Chelsey Hahn will discuss and take questions on how FoodCorps can accelerate your career.

Date: TODAY, March 1st
Time: 7pm
Place: Usdan 110

Senior Thesis/Essay Writing Boot Camp

This has a registration form that is DUE TOMORROW so if you’re interested, please read this message from Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ‘GRAD:

Seniors! Panicking over your thesis yet? Come to the free Senior Thesis/Essay Writing Boot Camp over spring break! Any senior working on a capstone project is welcome to a comfortable, congenial space where you can really focus on your writing for a day.

The boot camp will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Daniel Family Commons. There will be:

  • FREE food: breakfast, lunch, snacks, and caffeine
  • A quiet area for writing in structured time intervals
  • Optional relaxation breaks including yoga, meditation, crafts, and games
  • Space for collaborative proofreading

If you’d like to attend, just fill out this quick registration form by March 1st, WHICH IS TOMORROW.

If you have any questions, contact Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 1

Data Fest Registration Deadline

datafest_logo_Wesleyan-University-e1452889994122Joli Holmes ’17 writes in:

DataFest is a data analysis competition where students are presented with a large, complex data set and work over the weekend to explore, analyze, and present their findings. Teams of 3-5 students work together and compete against other teams from Connecticut College, Yale, UConn, Trinity and Wesleyan. Prizes for best insight, best visualization, and best use of external data are awarded. Under the auspices of the American Statistical Association, the event is organized by the Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) and begins on Friday, April 8th 2016 at 6pm. You are free to work with the data around the clock until Sunday, April 10th at noon. We will conclude at roughly 5pm on Sunday. Meals etc. will be available for participating students and advisers/consultants throughout the weekend.

THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1st.

Follow this link to register: https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/1JCWWqZ0_c9KWbI7Kz6caiHfCtfyqNSLQ7G5dby750zU/viewform

To find out more: http://datafest.blogs.wesleyan.edu/

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 1
Event Dates: 6 PM, Friday, April 8 – 12 PM, Sunday, April 10

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 @CFILM

Awareness PosterFrom the College of Film and the Moving Image:

The first Awareness Series @CFILM Wesleyan runs from Tuesday, February 23 – Tuesday, April 12th and features films about social and environmental issues. Each film is accompanied by a discussion with the director or filmmaker. Admission is free and films start at 8!

Date: every Tuesday (including today!) until April 12
Time: 8 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Click here for more info !

Method Magazine Submissions

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We’re re-booting the print edition of Method, a student-run arts magazine, and want YOUR work to be featured in it. We encourage any and all art submissions. The deadline to submit by is March 1st. You can send your work to methodsubmissions[at]gmail[dot]com.  If you have any questions feel free to e-mail us.

There’s no submission deadline but get on this asap, probably.

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