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About medusa

Medusa ("guardian, protectress") was a monster, generally described as having the face of a human woman with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone.

The Ankh Website is now LIVE!

From The Ankh:

The Ankh, Wesleyan’s Student of Color Publication, has just launched our new website!

This new site works as an extension and archive of our existing print publication. We can now accommodate mediums like video or music that we weren’t previously able to, and have also included a “buy” page to advertise POC businesses. If you’ve written a current events piece that needs to be published right away, if you recorded a dance performance, if you made a playlist you want to share–we can now publish it all. If you identify as a person of color, we want your work!

CHECK IT OUT: the-ankh.org

Announcing the 2017 GLASS Prize in queer/trans* studies!

From Margot Weiss:

The GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies) Prize is awarded for the best research and writing on a subject in queer, trans*, LGBT, or sexuality studies.

The prize is open to Wesleyan undergraduate students in all classes; senior essays and theses are preferred. The award includes no cash benefit, but the winner’s name will be published in the 2017 Commencement booklet.

Entries must be submitted in hard copy by 4pm on Thursday, April 20 to the Center for the Americas (look for the bin labeled “GLASS Prize” in the downstairs hallway).

If you have any questions, please contact the GLASS Prize chair, Prof. Margot Weiss (mdweiss@wesleyan.edu). More info at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/queerstudies/glass.html

Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 4pm
Place: Center for the Americas

420 Eco Stage Show featuring 3D Printed Vegan Snax

From Phoebe Bodkin ’17:

Scott Beibin’s eco stage show– a bicycle-powered show — is a cross between Bill Nye and Whose Line is it Anyway. It features a home-built 3D printer that prints vegan snacks for the audience. His hope is to expose students to the vanguard of independent science research communities and to encryption and cyber security. The show features wearable technologies, like a gauntlet with screen/keyboard that controls the projections. Perfect for your 420 celebrations!
Funded by the Green Fund and WSA :D

Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Place: Lawn beside CFA if nice out, Crowell Hall if raining

The Role(s) of Religion – Election 2016

From Rebecca Jacobsen:

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This is the first of three panels in Allbritton’s Right Now! Series about the 2016 Presidential Election.

This panel, “The Role(s) of Religion,” will feature:

ANTHEA BUTLER, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UPenn and author of Women in the Church of God in Christ, Making a Sanctified World

JESSICA MARTINEZ, Pew Research Center, co-author of America’s Changing Religious Landscape

SARAH POSNER, Journalist, author of God’s Profits

Moderator: LIZA MCALISTER, Professor of Religion

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 7:00PM
Place: PAC 001

Writing for Children’s Books Info Session

The wonderful Zenzele Price ’18 writes in:

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Do you still remember the first book you loved? Still have it? Still love it? If you have some visual art skills and some serious storytelling impulses, come by the Shapiro Center to learn more about Amy Bloom’s Creating Children’s Books class, taught in spring 2017! Amy and a previous student will answer questions about the class and application process, and snacks will be provided!

Whether you are looking to create a book that will launch your career (or at least get you an interview), create a series that changes the world of children’s books or write a book that you’ll cherish forever, learn more about a chance to craft a book of your very own.

https://www.facebook.com/events/189480924828672/

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 5-5:30PM
Place: Shapiro Center (167 High St)

Skull & Serpent Interrupts a Mozz Sticks Mission

img_7209Last night, on my way to my 7PM class, I saw someone carrying beers to the back of Skull & Serpent. The person tried their best to look nonchalant—coughed, scuffed their feet around, etc., but my interest was already piqued. Something was definitely going on.

On the way home from class, around 10PM, our beloved writer Jackson announced that he wanted mozzarella sticks. On our way to Usdan to retrieve Jackson’s favorite late-night junk food, we noticed something strange: the door to Skull & Serpent was wide open.

Jackson insisted he didn’t want to go inside, because there were mozz sticks waiting for him up in Usdan. But I and our friend Misha absolutely needed to know what was going on. We spent about five minutes creeping to the door and then backing away, unsure of what to do.

Let’s Be Still: Restorative Yoga and Meditation Workshop

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Feel like taking a pause from the hectic energy of springtime at Wes?
Want to take a moment for yourself before the semester comes to a close?

Join us for a FREE restorative yoga and meditation workshop this Saturday!

We will be exploring a few different restorative yoga poses taught by WesBAM yoga instructor Zandy followed by a body scan meditation and silent sit led by Mindfulness Intern Kate.

We welcome all bodies and encourage all levels of experience.

Sponsored by WesBAM and Mindfulness @ Wes

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 1PM-2:15PM
Place: Fayerweather 108 (Dance Studio)

Pathways to Healing: Retreat for Survivors of Sexual Violence

From Samantha Hellberg ’16:

Created for survivors of sexual violence, the retreat will address the
unique ways that a traumatic experience can impact self-care and
various pathways to healing. The retreat will focus on developing
self-compassion skills through art, discussion, and a gentle yoga
session.

Register here (http://goo.gl/forms/ADeZmppHEa) by Thursday, 4.28 at
5pm.
Space is limited. Location will be included in confirmation email.

Contact Alysha B. Warren (awarren@wes), LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence
Resource Coordinator or Samantha Hellberg ’16 (shellberg@wes), We
Speak We Stand Intern with questions.

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 12PM-4:15PM

Outlander Pilot Screening! Presented by Film Hall and Cardinal Pictures

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From Emily Feher ’17:

Sick of the constant objectification of women and mistreatment of female characters on Game of Thrones??? Watch the pilot episode of OUTLANDER with Cardinal Pictures and Film Hall on the night of the GoT premiere! Start your next TV binge!
(Alas, the 48 Hour Phone Film Festival has been cancelled)

Date: Sunday, April 24
Time: 7:30PM-9:30PM
Place: Film Hall (Basement of Nics 6)

Theory Certificate: Indian Given

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From Professor Matthew Garrett:

The Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory presents Josie Saldaña, who will speak on her brand-new book, Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States.

Date: Friday, April 22
Time: 1-2:30PM
Place: 41 Wyllys 112