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The Politics of Knowledge: FGSS 2017 Fall Symposium

Please join the FGSS faculty and students in celebrating 40 years of gender studies at Wesleyan with a special panel of alumni on Homecoming Weekend. Alumni will share their insights about how the study of women, gender, sexuality and feminism has influenced them, how they have put their learning into practice, and why gender studies matters in the world in and outside academia.

Date: Friday, November 3rd
Time: 3:30-5:00 PM with a reception immediately after
Location: PAC 001 (Symposium) / PAC 229 (Reception)

Aviva and Lucas//Washboard Slim & The Bluelights

From Maggie Rothberg ’20:

Get off campus this Saturday night and come hear WASHBOARD SLIM & THE BLUELIGHTS at The Buttonwood Tree on Main Street! The Bluelights have been performing their blues, jugband, early jazz and rockabilly mix throughout the United States for over twenty five years.

Wesleyan’s own AVIVA AND LUCAS, a bass and guitar duo whose music blends indie, pop, and Brazilian melodies, will open the show.

The Buttonwood Tree is a nonprofit community arts organization/music venue/art gallery/used bookstore/all-around gem of Middletown– if you haven’t been there yet, this show is your chance to check it out.

Admission is $10 with your WesID!

Date: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 8 PM
Location: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main St, Middletown, CT, 06457

Apply to Be a Writing Tutor

From Emery Frick, Ford Fellow:

If you love to read, write, and — most importantly — help others with their writing, apply to be a writing tutor this spring!

The Writing Workshop has begun soliciting applications for the Spring 2018 writing tutor positions. Apply now—the quick and easy pre-application form is available here (link: and is due by Friday, November 3rd at 5 PM.

Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $500 stipend and 1/2 course credit in the Writing Certificate. All tutors undergo a two-day intensive training session at the beginning of the spring semester, followed by check-in meetings on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 12-1 PM.

There are two steps in the application process:

1. The pre-application form. This is a short form indicating your interest in applying for a position.

2. The full application is due on Friday, March 10 at 5 pm. Applications are to be delivered to Ford Fellow Emery Frick’s office (Shapiro 307).

To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Ford Fellow Emery Frick at or Interim Director of Academic Writing Meg Furniss Weisberg at

Date: Friday, November 3rd

Time: 5 PM

Place: Shapiro 307