Category Archives: Events

The Men of Color Talks

men-of-color-talks-2016From Invisible Men:

At the Men of Color Talks, Invisible Men invites Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and Middletown residents over dinner to discuss issues that pertain to men of color on campus, in the Middletown community, and broader social contexts.

The event is open to the public
This Jamaican food is about to be poppin’- don’t miss out

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: The Vanguard Lounge in the Center of African American Studies

WesUp Presents: ‘Our Night’

wesup-thingJust in time for ~bar night~ is this thing:

WesUp‘s first event “Our Night” will be outside on Wednesday night in Mezzo Grill’s backyard, right off of Washington Street. Expect a beautiful night, accompanied by a tiki bar and a grand stage for performers! There will be plenty of elbow room ;)

The talented and entertaining band The Racquets, who won “The Battle of The Bands” last year are headlining the event with an opening act by DJ Mavrx. This is a 21+ event with a $5 cover charge and there will be a series of Wesleyan inspired drinks including the “Foss Chill” and the “How I Met Your Father”. Of course we remembered the late night food options. Jalapeño Poppers are just a preview!

DJ Mavrx will begin performing at 10pm and The Racquets will start their set at 1145pm.

The Ride has a route that brings you in three minute walking distance to Mezzo. Also, I heard that some people may be unerring there! Otherwise, Mezzo is a ten minute walk from the center of campus. No big deal :)

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Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 10 PM – 1 AM
Place: Mezzo Grille
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Reading By Poet and Artist Dawn Lundy Martin

dawnlundymartin_newbioimage2015-maxfreemanQuinn Frenzel GRAD writes in:

On Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 pm, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT, the Wesleyan University English Department will host a reading by poet, essayist, and conceptual video artist Dawn Lundy Martin. Martin is the author of three books of poems and three chapbooks, including most recently, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books 2015). She is currently at work on Good Stock, Strange Blood (forthcoming from Coffee House Press) and a memoir.

Her non-fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and other magazines. Martin is a co-founder of the Black Took Collective, an experimental performance art/poetry group of three, and a member of HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? A global arts collective. She has been awarded the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry and a 2016 Investing in Professional Artists Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments. Martin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

In addition to the reading, there will be a Q&A with the poet at 4:30 pm in Downey Lounge.

For more information, contact Valda Ramdial, (860) 685-3613, vramdial[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 8-9:30PM
Place: Russell House

“Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes”—Michael S. Roth Interviews Henry Adams

tula-telfair-landscapesFrom the CFA:

Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 interviews Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and Menakka, and Essel Bailey ’66, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment at Wesleyan, about Professor of Art Tula Telfair‘s new book, “Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes.” Ms. Telfair’s hyper-realistic landscape paintings are at once awe-inspiring and extremely personal. Featured essays by Mr. Adams and Mr. Roth explore the technical and aesthetic aspects of Ms. Telfair’s work, her personal history, and the interplay between realism and invention.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program.

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 6-7:30 PM
PlaceRing Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
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Submit to the Subway Ride: TIME

From Haenah Kwon ’17:

tsrIT’S ABOUT TIME. The Subway Ride, the all-inclusive human expression magazine, is accepting submissions for our Fall’16 magazine and blog, and it is, indeed, about TIME. You know the rules, submit any work (anonymously or not) you have as long as you think it is respectful to others and is vaguely- or closely- related to our theme. Be creative!

We accept videos and sounds/music in addition to printable works.
We will also have boxes traveling around campus (related to ‘REGRETS’ and ‘TIME TRAVEL) (especially near bathrooms and cafes) where you can submit anonymous short pieces, so watch out for those.

Email everything to thesubwayride[at]gmail[dot]com.
More info: thesubwayride.weebly.com

We are, after all, cans of pine-apples (points for you if you get the reference).

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: