Author Archives: chile

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz Lecture

Munoz Poster_Final 10-1-13 jpg

Those pesky English Department folk are at it again:

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist and filmmaker living and working in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this presentation, Santiago Muñoz will screen and discuss recent and current work and its focus on the relationship between landscape, history, and ideology.

Santiago Muñoz’s films arise out of long periods of research, observation, and documentation, in which the camera is present as an object with social implications and as an instrument mediating aesthetic thought. Her work focuses on specific social structures or events which she transforms into collaborative performances and moving image.

Date: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Russell House

English Department Open Mic Ft. Elizabeth Willis


From the world famous English Major’s Committee:

We are excited to invite you to our first open mic night of the year! The open mic is a time for anyone to get up and share their work (poem, stories, plays, etc) with an audience of their peers (and perhaps faculty).  All you have to do is sign up is write your name in a 5 minute slot in the google doc I have attached below or come a few minutes early to the event. This semester’s open mic will be this Friday, October 4 at 7 pm in Downey House Lounge.

We are also honored to announce that Professor Elizabeth Willis will be out headliner! She will start the night by reading her own poetry. And for those of you who are not familiar with her award winning work, get excited by reading  a few of her poems here and here.

Come join us for a wonderful evening of coffee, cookies, and student work. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other passionate writers and lovers of writing. Bring your friends!

Click me! I’m a link to the sign-up google doc!

Date: Friday, October 4
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Place: Downey House Lounge

Transitional Justice – Juries – Constitutions

Oh yeah.

Another interesting talk to fill your dull and lonely day. Catherine Chase ’15 writes in: 

Do you like ancient Greece? Do you want to know what ancient Greece can teach us about contemporary institutional design? Are you interested in going to law school?

Then come hear Professor Adriaan Lanni, all the way from HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, talk it.

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Wyllys 112
Price: Free

Senior Cocks: The Best of the Incident Report


By now everyone is aware that Friday night’s Senior Cocks ended when a band of biology majors went mad with grief and destroyed  the giant brontosaurus statue for reasons that have become quite controversial.

Through a chain of individuals, Wesleying received two quotes reported to be from the museum’s “Incident Report.” They are, to say the least, brilliant. 

The two quotes are copied below, and, as always, your comments and absurdities are greatly encouraged.

1. “Wesleyan student removed from the 6th floor for riding the dinosaur.”

2. “Wesleyan student fell down the up escalator. And continued falling as if in a perpetual motion machine.”

Want to yell about this incident in all-caps until you get your aggression out? Click here.

Havdalah Ritual & Meal

This brought to you by Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:

Join us for Havdalah this Saturday night to spiritually close Shabbat and enjoy a sense of renewal for the new week. Havdalah is a powerful Jewish ritual of distinguishing light from dark and Shabbat from the work week. We are hoping to build a grounding moment that is unique to our community. The ritual will include brief traditional blessings and beautiful melodies, followed by a dinner. We welcome all religious affiliations and non-affiliations and invite any instruments, songs, poems, or dance to share.

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: Zelnick Pavilion

DIY Yoga with Shira Engel

After a long week of studying, what I need more than anything is to work on my pratyahara. Luckily, Em Trambert ’14 is looking out for me:

Love yoga but…
None of the classes fit into your schedule? You want to practice more frequently, but don’t want to shell out money on a daily basis? You want to learn more about the postures?

Well, you’re in luck! This Saturday, Shira will be teaching a free yoga class focused on how to create your own home practice. This will still be a physically vigorous class, but it will incorporate tips on how to do it yourself (or DIY, as some whippersnappers would say). Plus, it’s at 4PM, meaning you will have plenty of time to digest brunch before getting your yoga on!

Yoga mats will be provided for those who need. However, if you have your own, please bring it!

Questions? Feel free to contact me: etrambert[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Place: High Rise Lounge
Cost: Free (thanks to ResLife)

Stereocure Showcase @ Eclectic

Ah, music. A wonderful thing, indeed:

Stereocure is a music/art collective and digital record release label based in Los Angeles, and they are ending their east coast/college tour right here at Wesleyan on Saturday night. Four performances from StaG, Kuh-Lida, Native Eloquence, and Novelty Daughter (a.k.a. Faith Harding ’14) will showcase the vast range of genres that Stereocure has sought and promoted. Check out for more information and videos!

Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

Need Blind: Parents Weekend Meeting

Resident rabble-rouser Ben “Doernbeard” Doernberg ’13 is at it again, and he needs your help:

This weekend is Homecoming/Parents Weekend, and there is no better time to make sure everybody is informed about the issue of need-blind/need-aware admissions! Tomorrow night (Thursday) at 9 pm we will begin preparations (folding flyers, decorating signs and banners, etc).

We need a big turnout! Attending this meeting doesn’t commit you to doing anything over the weekend if you’re really busy. It is simply to help prepare materials for distribution and display. This meeting is not just for activists; it’s for everyone!

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 9 pm
Location: Usdan 108

Creating Meaningful Conversations: Islamophobia, the Death Penalty & Ethics

 We are all implicated in issues of social justice. Carina Kurban’14 is giving you the opportunity to join the discussion:

Come join Brighter Dawns, the MSA, Turath House, and Community Services House as we discuss a social justice issue we often shy away from: Islamophobia. A free Arab dinner will be served and WesDEF will lead the conversations, which will be a great introduction for the relevant programs over homecoming weekend: the play on Friday night and the WESeminar on Saturday morning featuring social activist and survivor Rais Bhuiyan.

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free! And free dinner!