Category Archives: Events

Art Talk by Rosalyn Deutsche: “We don’t need another hero”

cfaFrom the Center for the Arts:

Rosalyn Deutsche is an art historian and critic who teaches modern and contemporary art at Barnard College in New York City. She earned her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has written extensively and lectured internationally on such interdisciplinary topics as art and urbanism, art and the public sphere, art and war, art and psychoanalysis, and feminist theories of subjectivity in representation. Her essays have appeared in Grey Room, October, Artforum, Art in America, and Society and Space, among other journals, in many exhibition catalogues and anthologies, and in numerous translations. Ms. Deutsche is the author of “Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics” and “Hiroshima After Iraq: Three Studies on Art and War.”

This talk is presented in conjuction with the exhibition “here is new york: a democracy of photographs,” featured in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery through October 9, 2016. Co-sponsored by the Samuel Silipo ’85 Distinguished Visitor’s Fund and the Department of Art and Art History.

Date: Wednesday, October 5
Time: 5:30-7PM
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall), 287 Washington Terrace, Middletown

Rosh Hashanah

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Lila Levinson’18 writes in: 

Welcome in the Jewish new year with song, Torah, and apples and honey! Rosh Hashanah schedule is as follows:

Sunday, October 2nd (Erev Rosh Hashanah)
6:00 pm – Services in the Davison Art Center Courtyard in the CFA (rain location Beckham Hall)
7:00 pm – dinner, DFC

Monday, October 3rd
9:30 am – Services, Beckham Hall
12 (or when Services end) – Lunch, Usdan 108/110
6 pm – Evening Services at Adath Israel in Middletown

Tuesday, October 4th
9 am – Services at Adath Israel in Middletown
7 pm – Dessert Party for a Sweet New Year, location TBD (check Facebook for event info!)

Friday, October 7th
4 pm – Tashlich (river walk and eco ritual), meet at the Bayit (157 Church)

Contact Lila Levinson llevinson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, Arielle Schwartz atschwartz[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Rabbi David dleipziger[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Dates: Sunday, October 2 through Friday, October 7
Cost: points/meals

Homecoming and Family Weekend Application

homecoming-2013-logoFrom APR Interns:

Apply now to be a part of Homecoming (Oct. 21-22) and/or Family Weekend (Oct. 28-30), events put on annually by the University for students, family, alumni and friends of Wesleyan! Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more! DO NOT apply for Homecoming if you plan to leave campus during Fall Break.

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit this form by Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Preference will be given to those with flexible schedules. You will be notified of your application status via email no later than Monday, October 10, 2016. For Family Weekend student workers only, there will be a mandatory student worker meeting on Wednesday, October 26, at 5:00 PM (location TBD).

If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information. Please note: Students who intend to work catering for Bon Appetit during Homecoming or Family Weekend may not apply for a position. However, regular Bon Appetit workers with weekly shifts are permitted to apply and may be accommodated, so long as any time conflicts are clearly outlined in the appropriate section below. If you have any questions, please contact Nisha Grewal ’17, Avva Saniee ’17, Amanda Yeoh ’19, Maxine Gibb ’19 at aprinterns[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 5 at 5 PM

8 to 8 is up again!

8-to-8-telephoneA very important message:

8 to 8 (the student run anonymous, confidential, listening service) is starting up for the semester. Call us anytime between 7pm-7am on weekdays or 7pm-10pm on Friday/Saturday at 860-685-7789 or chat with us through our website http://8-to-8.group.wesleyan.edu/ from 7pm-2am any night of the week. Our well-trained, committed, non-judgmental members are here to listen to your problems (or non problems). Please call us!

Seriously, 8 to 8 is awesome, and they’re there if you want to talk about anything at all. Call ’em! Beep ’em! Chat ’em thru the website!

The Writing Workshop is Officially Open for the Semester!

spongebob-essay-memeFrom Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli ’16:

Writing is hard. Sometimes we make mistakes. But whether you like it, love it, or hate it, writing is a part of life here at Wes. And sometimes it’s hard to get our ideas into just the shape we want them.

But fear not! Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg and I have just the solution! We’re excited to announce that the Writing Workshop has officially re-opened its doors as of Monday, September 12th.

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours. One-on-one appointment slots last 45 minutes (though you do not have to use the whole time period), and all Workshop Tutors will be taking drop-in students in the event that there are un-booked appointments when you decide to drop in.

If you have any questions, please contact Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at (860) 685-2440 or writingworks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

For the writing workshop’s fall schedule, click through: