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Kyle Abraham Pre-Performance Workshop

From Katie Lowen ’19:

Do you identify as queer and want to talk about love? Come join the dancers of Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion for a pre-performance arts workshop before the Connecticut premiere of ‘Dearest Home’, a piece about Love, Longing, and Loss. This workshop will involve visual and movement art exploration with members of the Wesleyan and Middletown community. Participants will also get the opportunity to purchase $6 tickets to see ‘Dearest Home’, and get to attend a free brunch with the company on the Sunday after the performance.
The workshop will be held October 5th in Usdan 108 from 5:30-7 PM.
Please fill out this form (workshop will be capped at 30) or email klowen[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information.

Here’s the link to the google form!

Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 5:30-7PM
Place: Usdan 108

The Business of Media: Career Talk with Anand Kini ’92, CFO, NBCUniversal

From the Career Center:

Join us for a career talk with Anand Kini ’92, CFO of NBCUniversal.
Anand Kini was named Chief Financial Officer for NBCUniversal in May 2015. In addition to his role as CFO, Kini will continue to help shape NBCUniversal’s long-term strategic direction, and lead consumer and business insights efforts. He is a member of the Executive Committee and reports to Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal. Kini will discuss his career path and share how he broke into the media industry.

Most recently, Kini served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Insights where he oversaw the company’s long-range strategic planning. Additionally, he managed the existing research infrastructure and worked to create new capabilities to best support the businesses’ needs, which included evaluating entertainment consumption, advertising monetization and the emergence of new viewership platforms to better inform NBCUniversal decision making.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal in July 2011, Kini was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning, and Analysis for Comcast Cable Communications, LLC. In that role, he managed Comcast Cable’s forecasting, annual budget, and three-year planning process, and served as a key analytical resource to help the cable businesses identify emerging market trends, evaluate competitive positioning and determine attractive growth strategies to drive strong financial returns.

He joined Comcast in 2007 from Activision Blizzard, a video game publisher in Southern Calif., where he was Vice President of Financial Planning. Prior to that, he was Director of Financial Planning for Disney’s Parks and Resorts division, where he split his time between California and Florida.

As an undergraduate at Wesleyan, Kini majored in economics and he went on to earn his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 6PM
Place: Gordon Career Center

Wesleyan Doula Project Information Sessions

From Natalie May ’18 :

Passionate about reproductive health? Interested in working as a patient advocate in local abortion clinics? Want to be involved in one of the only college-based doula projects in the country?

Apply to be trained as an abortion doula with the Wesleyan Doula Project!

For security reasons, people who get abortions aren’t allowed to bring anyone with them for support during or after their procedures. Our project trains Wes students to offer that missing support – as doulas, we volunteer weekly at local abortion clinics to provide patients with emotional and physical support and advocacy during their procedures and recovery.

We will be holding our annual training on November 11-12! If you are interested in applying, you must attend ONE of our two info sessions and complete an application and interview process. More details (and snacks!) at the info sessions.

Questions? Contact nmay@wesleyan.edu.

Date: Info Session 1: Tuesday, October 3rd / Info Session 2: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 8:00-9:00pm
Location: Allbritton 103