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Careers in Audio Journalism and Podcasting

From Rachel Munafo:

Join us for this career conversation about working in audio journalism and podcasting. This event will feature Alison MacAdam ’99, Senior Editor Specialist at NPR and Mia Lobel ’97, Managing Producer at Panoply Media.

Learn about what it’s like to work in audio storytelling at NPR, get advice about how to break into podcasting, hear the realities of working as a freelance journalist and find out what skills are necessary to work in the growing world of audio journalism and podcasting.

This career talk is co-sponsored by the Gordon Career Center and WESU Middletown.

Facebook Event Page:

Date: Friday, February 16th
Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Location: Gordon Career Center

Volunteer with Food Rescue!

Arron Luo ’18 writes in:

Hate food waste? Have a car on campus or know someone who does?

Food Rescue, Wesleyan’s volunteer food insecurity alleviation program, needs your help! Sign up here for a once-a-week, 30-minute nighttime shift to drive food from the Wesleyan dining halls to a Eddy Shelter, a local emergency shelter and halfway house.

Please email wesfoodrescue[at]gmail[dot]com for any questions and further instructions before shifts start!

*** Volunteers without cars [can you put “volunteers without cars” in bold? thank you!] needed as well! You don’t need to have a car to help.


“The Age of Consequences” Screening

From Jordan Agricula ’21:

Come join Wesleyan Posse Veterans Class of 2021 Tuesday evening at the Powell Family Cinemas for some FOOD, a screening of “The Age Of Consequences”, followed by a panel session!

The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Date: Tuesday, February 13th
Time: 6:30-9 PM
Location: Powell Family Cinemas

Mabuhay Auditions

So Young Chung ’18 writes in:

Looking for an opportunity to showcase your talent on Asian/Asian American culture? Sign up here to audition for Mabuhay, the annual Asian/Asian American show during WesFest! Spoken words, modern or traditional dances, musical performances, etc. are all welcomed, and every student is encouraged to audition.

Deadline to apply is Friday, February 16.

Please note that auditions are for the committee get a rough idea of what the show and each individual piece may look like. We neither require a complete piece nor require all participating members of the group to audition.

Deadline: Friday, February 16th

Masayo Ishigure—“Koto 360°”

From the CFA:

Masayo Ishigure began playing the koto at the age of five in Gifu, Japan, and continues to stretch the limits of the thirteen-stringed instrument. She moved to New York City in 1992, and taught koto at Wesleyan University. A musical dialogue between the east and west, this concert features traditional Japanese instruments alongside classical guitar, tap dancing, and percussion. “Koto 360°” includes contemporary compositions by Hikaru Sawai, John Neptune, and a New England premiere by Celil Refik Kaya.

Date: Friday, February 16th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Price: $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18 (reserved seating)


From Arron Luo ’18:

Tonight, when reading period turns to exam period, is the PRIMAL SCREAM because finals start tomorrow!!!! Here’s the link to the Facebook event if you’d like that. This time it is Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed. Here’s the link to the anime if you’d like that.

Indulge in this great Wes tradition tonight and gather together on the Olin steps to scream your hearts/S² engines out! There will be a countdown.

Place: Olin steps

An Evening with Caryl Phillips

From Zenzele Price ’18:

Join us for a reading and Q&A with Caryl Phillips at the Shapiro Center for Writing. Light refreshments will be served.

Caryl Phillips is the author of over twenty works of drama, film, fiction, and nonfiction, including: The Wasted Years (BBC Giles Cooper Award for Best Radio Play,) Crossing the River (1993 Booker Prize shortlist,) A Distant Shore (2003 Booker Prize longlist, 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize,) Dancing in the Dark (2006 PEN/Open Book Award,) and Colour Me English. He was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 1992 and was on the 1993 Granta list of Best of Young British Writers. His literary awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a British Council Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black
Memorial Prize.

Date: Monday, Dec. 4th
Time: 8-9 PM
Location: Shapiro Center (116 Mt. Vernon)

Wesleyan/Yale Film Mixer

From Cardinal Pictures:

Come through for Cardinal Pictures’ biannual WALE film mixer on Saturday, Dec. 2 @ 8 in Shapiro!! Meet potential new film collaborators, watch some amazing student films, and eat snacks to your heart’s content. It’s gonna be a ball, don’t miss out!

If you would like your short film to be screened, please email it to us at! Due to time constraints we won’t be able to show them all, so please email ASAP for top priority :))

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2nd
Time: 8-10 PM
Location: Shapiro Writing Center

Opening Reception—“UP IN ARMS”

From the CFA:

“UP IN ARMS” presents a number of perspectives on the image and impact of guns in contemporary culture, though none endorse them as a means to an end. Works by thirteen artists touch upon a host of issues surrounding access to and the use of firearms, examining and representing the role that guns continue to play in our national mythologies and pathologies, suicide and homicide rates, domestic violence, and mass media.
This exhibition is being presented in conjunction with Wesleyan’s annual Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns, which will be focused on “Guns in American Society” on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017. For more information, please visit Exhibition on display through Sunday, December 10, 2017. No handguns or other firearms (even if all permits, licenses and registrations are up to date and available), explosives, or weapons of any kind are allowed on the Wesleyan campus at any time and for any reason whatsoever

Date: Friday, October 27th
Time: 5-7PM
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery