Category Archives: Events

The Role(s) of Religion – Election 2016

From Rebecca Jacobsen:

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This is the first of three panels in Allbritton’s Right Now! Series about the 2016 Presidential Election.

This panel, “The Role(s) of Religion,” will feature:

ANTHEA BUTLER, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UPenn and author of Women in the Church of God in Christ, Making a Sanctified World

JESSICA MARTINEZ, Pew Research Center, co-author of America’s Changing Religious Landscape

SARAH POSNER, Journalist, author of God’s Profits

Moderator: LIZA MCALISTER, Professor of Religion

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 7:00PM
Place: PAC 001

Writing for Children’s Books Info Session

The wonderful Zenzele Price ’18 writes in:

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Do you still remember the first book you loved? Still have it? Still love it? If you have some visual art skills and some serious storytelling impulses, come by the Shapiro Center to learn more about Amy Bloom’s Creating Children’s Books class, taught in spring 2017! Amy and a previous student will answer questions about the class and application process, and snacks will be provided!

Whether you are looking to create a book that will launch your career (or at least get you an interview), create a series that changes the world of children’s books or write a book that you’ll cherish forever, learn more about a chance to craft a book of your very own.

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Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 5-5:30PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)

Wesleyan Political Union Interest Meeting

political-union-debate-cartoonTess Vartanian ’20 writes in:

The Wesleyan Political Union is a new group on campus dedicated solely to political discourse. While Wesleyan is certainly a very politically active campus, we felt that a space for true bipartisan discourse was sorely lacking. We’re here to create a space for students to discuss ideas and philosophies through parliamentary style debate. If you’re interested, come to our interest meeting to learn more about what we do. Whether you are unsure where you stand politically, want to learn more about current events, or just want to hear an opposing opinion, this is the club for you!

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 8:30-9 PM
Place: Fisk 302

Writing for Television Info Session

From Zenzele Price ’18:

Are you looking to develop a calling card for the industry, for entry into a writing room, an agency, the network waiting room, or your scrapbook? Do you want to leave college with fully-fledged television pilot? Want to work closely with someone who knows the business?

If the answer is yes, come to the Writing for Television Info Session! Stop by the Shapiro Center on Thursday, 10/27 for snacks and information on how you can apply to Amy Bloom’s famous class. Professor Bloom will answer questions about the class and application process.

Snacks will be provided!

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 5:oo – 5:30 PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)

Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat

festivalFrom the Center for the Arts:

Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan’s South Asian Students’ Association.

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street, Middletown

 

Joseph Getter Presents: Indian Music and Dance in the United States

From the CFA:

Ph.D. candidate Joseph Getter presents the historical background of Indian music and dance in the United States, the Wesleyan University World Music Program, and the Navaratri Festival as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall), 287 Washington Terrace, Middletown

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: