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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert

wescfalogosquareFrom Randi Plake: 

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

Date: Thursday, March 30th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater

Opening Reception—“Converging to a Center”

wescfalogosquareFrom Randi Plake: 

Photography has evolved dramatically since 1970, when Wesleyan’s Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, Professor of Classical Studies and Environmental Studies Andrew Szegedy-Maszak started collecting. “Converging to a Center” highlights 35 photographs acquired in the last two decades, photographs that reveal the shift from the intimate scale of gelatin-silver prints to immersive large-scale color digital images. The internationalism of photography today is evident in works by Adou, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, George Georgiuo, Richard Misrach, and Abelardo Morell. There will be a conversation in the gallery with Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak and Curator Clare Rogan at 5:30pm.

Date: Thursday, March 30th
Time: 5 PM
Place: Davison Art Center

Do Not Resist

Screenshot 2017-03-27 at 10.18.56 PMFrom the Center for Film Studies:

Do Not Resist is an urgent look into the militarization of American police departments. Filmed over two years in 11 states, it examines the increasingly disturbing realities of this rapid militarization. A post film Skype discussion will immediately follow the screening.

All AWARENESS 2017 events are free and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies


A Conversation with Emily Mann

wescfalogosquareFrom Randi Plake:

Known for her politically edgy and documentary style, director and playwright Emily Mann is currently in her 27th season as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Join Quiara Alegría Hudes, Wesleyan’s Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater, for a conversation with Ms. Mann, recipient of a Princeton University Honorary Doctorate of Arts; a 2015 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwrights’ Award; and a 2015 Margo Jones Award, given to a “citizen of the theater who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theater everywhere.”

Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Time: 7 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel


From the RL&L Department:


canta, actúa, recita, rapea, cuenta chistes…
algo tuyo o no, sol@ o acompañad@
¡pero haz algo!

RSVP: envía un email a WesHISPevent[at]gmail[dot]com con el asunto “Micro abierto”

Date: Friday, December 9
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Highway Common Room, 300 High Street



EcoFacilitators Is Hiring! (and info session!)

captureFrom Emily Murphy ’18:

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is seeking frosh and sophomores to serve as Eco Facilitators for the 2017-2018 school year! The EcoFacilitators are a group of about 15 students who work closely with freshman dorms to promote sustainable and environmentally-friendly lifestyles on campus within the context of global climate change and social inequality.

In Spring 2017, EFs will enroll in a semester-long student forum focused on strategies for encouraging sustainable behaviors. Throughout the fall and spring of the 2017-2018 school year, EFs will be paid to apply their ideas through these strategies in dorms, and work with RAs to account for unequal access to resources while promoting sustainable living. Working as an EcoFacilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and take part in building a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive campus community.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, November 21st and are on Wesleyan’s Office of Sustainability website. There will also be an info session on Monday Nov 14th in Usdan 108 at 12:15 pm. More information, including an FAQ is available at Please email ecofacilitators[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions!

Date: Monday, November 14
Time: 12:15-1 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Wesleyan Student Visual Art Showcase and Concert

ueootsgCome support Wesleyan’s Visual Artists:

From November 10 – November 23, original prints, drawings and oil paintings by Wesleyan visual artists will be on display at The Buttonwood Tree, Main St’s non-profit performing arts and cultural center.

To kick off the gallery show, The Buttonwood Tree will also sponsor an evening of performances by Wesleyan musicians on Thursday November 10 at 8:30 pm.

Date: Thursday, November 10 to Wednesday, November 23
Time: 8:30-10:30PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center

(More info after the jump) 

Apply for Amy Bloom’s FILM 455: Writing for Television!

article-2177590-142ddb03000005dc-832_634x415From Hazem Fahmy ’17:

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?

Then apply NOW for a chance to learn under Amy Bloom next semester. Deadline is November 11!

WesMaps Link:!wesmaps_page.html?crse=013079&term=1171

Date: Friday, November 11
Time: By midnight tonight!

Make Videos for Loam!

caxsaerFrom Eli Spector ’17:

Passionate about the environment and/or art? Looking for a project? Look no further. Loam is seeking filmmakers to produce video content for our 22,000 readers! Contact me if you have any questions or comments — this is a great opportunity to work with an awesome growing brand!

Date: Saturday, November 12
Time: 12 AM
Place: ~the internet~


Shaolin Showcase

From Samuel Zhu ’18:

Wesleyan has a Tai Chi and Kung Fu group!

Each year we hire master Ji Myong to teach us how the Shaolin monks lived back in the day. Monks dedicated their lives to attain enlightenment, and our practice too combines the physical and mental with the philosophical.
The showcase will include a self-defense tutorial, a Tai Chi form demonstration, a Kung Fu form demonstration, and a speech from Ji Myong about seeing the world for what it really is.

Come to our Friday showcase to see what we’re all about!

Date: Friday, November 11
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: Foss Hill