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Terpsichore Spring Dance Concert

TerpsichoreTerpsichore presents three shows featuring Techtonics, Belly Dance, Michael Jackson,
Spring Awakening, shooping, and more.

Date: March 28 and 29
Times: 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM on Saturday, 3:00 PM on Sunday
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: $4

Contra Dance at Beckham Hall

Emma Gorin ’12 of WesContra writes:

Come join us for a contra dance this Friday, March 27th! The dance will be in Beckham Hall from 8-11. We’ll have live music by Karen Axelrod and Steve Hickman, and calling by DeLaura Padovan. This time we’re also featuring a special demonstration of West Indian Quadrille!

It’s going to be a blast, it’s free, and beginners are always welcome. Be there!

Date: March 27
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall

Social Justice Leadership Conference

The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.

Students, student groups, alumni, community members, faculty and staff facilitate sessions in their area of interest or expertise. Sessions focus on leadership skills that may be applied to any social movement and on the many manifestations of injustice and how participants can be involved in creating change. SJLC provides participants with resources and opportunities for engagement on campus, in Middletown, in Connecticut and across the globe.

Please register here by 4pm Friday or visit here to learn more about the conference.

Date: March 28
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Sexual Health Expo is Here!

The 5th Annual Sexual Health Expo is Friday!

Convened each year by WesWELL, the goal of the Sexual Health Expo to promote sexual health and responsibility and increase student knowledge of campus health resources. A variety of issues are addressed, including promoting healthy relationships, disease and pregnancy prevention, sexual violence prevention, current political issues related to sexual and reproductive rights, and more.

To reach that goal, we are offering:

  • Tabling & fund raisers with the WesWELL PHAs, FemNet, Clinic Escorts, ASHA, SGAC, HealthCAN, Sigma Lambda Upsilon, Health Services and Oh My! Sensuality Shoppe.
  • Workshops presented by the WesWELL PHAs, WesKink and Sign House.
  • And our first ever Sexual Health Art Show?€?you be the judge of Best in Show!!!

Bring $$$ for fund raisers, raffles and other purchases!

Date: March 27
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
Place: Exley Science Center Lobby

Drum Major Institute for Public Policy Summer Program

The Drum Major Institutes DMI Scholars program takes 14 politically active students, trains them for careers in public policy at an intensive two-week Summer Institute in NYC, provides ongoing training during the school year, and places them in paid full-time policy internships.

Sophomores and Juniors are eligible to apply to the DMI Scholars program. The deadline is February 1, 2009. You can find the application and more details about the program here.

End-of-Semester Roundup

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Because reading week isn’t even close to a week this semester.

Final Exam Schedule, Fall 2008

MONDAY December 8 (Last Day of Classes):

8pm – Open Band Contradance @ Beckham Hall
8pm – Desperate Measures @ Nic Lounge
8pm – Hangman’s Lime Poetry Reading @ Zelnick Pavilion
8pm – Prometheus @ Foss Hill
9:30pm – Waiting In Line @ Nic Lounge
10pm – Channukah Party @ Bayit
11:59pm – Rocky Horror @ Memorial Chapel
DEADLINE – Second Stage Apps

TUESDAY December 9 (Day 1 of Reading Period):

3:45pm – On Writing Clearly @ PAC104
4:45pm – On Writing Poorly @ PAC104
7pm – Fear and Tremolo Auditions @ Jones Room, Theatre Building
8pm – Wesleyan Steel Band @ First Floor of Usdan
8pm – Vagina Monologue Auditions @ Fayerweather Dance Studio
9pm – Midnight Breakfast @ Usdan
9:30pm – Gag Reflex @ Exley Lobby

WEDNESDAY December 10 (Day 2 of Reading Period):

2pm – Painting Show @ Art Studio South 101
4:15pm – Suzy Taraba Talk @ Smith Reading Room, Olin
4:30 pm- A Beautiful Mind @ Film Hall
5pm – Vagina Monologue Auditions @ Beckham Hall
7pm – Dance Jam @ CFA Dance Studio
10:30pm – Open Mic Night @ WestCo Lounge
11:59pm – DEADLINE for submitting Teaching Evaluations
Midnight – Primal Scream

THURSDAY December 11: (Day 1 of Exams)

8pm – Audition for The Shy Courtier @ Fayerwether Dance Room

FRIDAY December 12: (Day 2 of Exams)

7pm – Cardinal Sinners @ Olin Lobby
8pm – Chocolate Swing Dance @ ADP
8pm – West African Drumming and Dance @ Crowell
8 pm- Space Jam @ Film Hall
9pm – Give It To Me Hardcore @ Eclectic
9pm – Wesleyan Spirits Fall Jam @ Memorial Chapel

SATURDAY December 13: (Day 3 of Reading Period)

9am – Treasures & Sweets sale @ 93 Main St.
1pm – Audition for The Shy Courtier @ Fayerweather Dance Room
4pm – Fundraiser for WFA @ Usdan
7:30pm – Quasimodal @ Memorial Chapel
9pm – New Teen Force @ Nic Lounge
9:30pm – New Group @ Olin Lobby
11:55pm – Fusion & Xtacy @ Beckham Hall

SUNDAY December 14: (Day 4 of Reading Period)

4pm – Fundraiser for WFA @ Usdan

MONDAY December 15: (Day 3 of Exams)


TUESDAY December 16: (Day 4 of Exams)


WEDNESDAY December 17: (Housing Closes)

Travel safely everyone, and have a wonderful winter break!

Gag Reflex: Thanksgiving Show

GAG REFLEX IMPROV COMEDY is putting on a Thanksgiving Show this Saturday. I imagine that they improvise comedy better than I improvise event write-ups, so I’m done here. Look below for what you need to know.

Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 9pm
Place: World Music Hall, Free*
*Laughter is the greatest form of thanks.

Lecture About Mumia Abu-Jamal

Wesleyan SDS, Amnesty International, WesPrep and the Center for African American Studies are sponsoring a lecture about Mumia Abu-Jamal by J Patrick O’Connor, author of The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Professor Johanna Fernandez of Educators for Mumia. They will be speaking about the Mumia’s case, his chances for a retrial and about other political prisoners.

Date: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 7pm
Place: Exley 150

Community Research Seminar – Spring ’09

There is still time to apply!

Adam Eldahan ’09 writes:

The Community Research Seminar, taught by Prof. Rob Rosenthal, is being offered again this spring.

In this service-learning class, small teams of students work with local community agencies to design and carry out social research projects through community service. Specific information about this year’s research projects and applications for the class can be downloaded from

There are no prerequisites and highly motivated juniors and seniors (only) from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply (deadline for submission is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT – Monday, November 17th.

For further information, see the WesMaps SOC316 course description or contact Professor Rob Rosenthal (rrosenthal@wes) or the TA, Adam Eldahan (aeldahan@wes).

Prof. Price on Aftermath of Election

Melanye Price

Last night I attended a live taping of the WNPR program Where We Live at Real Art Ways in Hartford, where Assistant Professor of Government Melanye Price joined Hartford Courant columnist Larry Cohen and two-time Democratic nominee for Governor Bill Curry to talk about the aftermath of the 2008 election.

It was an interesting panel. Cohen suggested that Barack Obama getting 52% of the electoral vote in this political climate should be considered a miserable failure. Price spoke about the significance of youth turnout. Curry remarked that Joe the Plumber, having no issue attached to him, might signal that conservative issues are out of steam.

My summary, however, is not as interesting. You can listen to the podcast and view a photo slideshow on the Where We Live website.