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“Listening in Reverse” — two concerts

WESCFAFrom Randi Plake:

“Listening in Reverse” is a two-day conference focused on influences–forgotten, hidden, suppressed, or just not considered–and featuring concerts, talks, presentations, and other interventions. The premise that any sound, object, or behavior can reward close attention and, consequently, can act as source, material, or shaping influence for a piece of music is more or less foundational to musical experimentalism. Equally foundational is that the music made offers an experience independent from these influences. But listeners, whether they are composers or performers or audience members, are rarely innocent of a desire for meaning. And that meaning may be found inside the experience of a piece and outside in anything that shaped the piece, or in the interplay between the two.

Dates: Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5
Time: 8 PM
Place: World Music Hall

Toneburst Sampler

WESCFAFrom Randi Plake:

Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble premieres new works for live-electronics and laptop ensemble under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 8 PM
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

Mesa de Español

for mesa de españolCome practice your Spanish!!!

MESA DE ESPAÑOL PARA TODA LA COMUNIDAD DE WESLEYAN
Come and practice!
M-F 12-1
USDAN 2nd floor — Mink Dining hall (the quiet side)–the last table on right (against the far wall by the
window)
Look for the sign on the wall.

Date: every weekday
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: a table on the Quiet Side, near the back
Cost: one meal swipe

Theory Certificate Presents: Contours of the Present Crisis

theory certificate talksFrom Professor Matthew Garrett:

A lecture series on the long-term currents of our political situation, with focus on Islam, incarceration, and refugees.

Suleiman Mourad
on truths and fictions of Islam

TUESDAY, MARCH 7 • DOWNEY 113

Jordan Camp
on incarcerating the crisis

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 • BOGER 112

Marguerite Nguyen
on refuge and refugees

THURSDAY, MAY 4 • BOGER 112

All lectures begin at 4:30 PM.

For the full poster, click here. And for more about Theory Certificate events, click here.

Apply for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For all you avid researchers:

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library are happy to announce the launch of an undergraduate research prize. The research project, widely conceived, can be from any undergraduate course taken in Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017 from currently enrolled Wesleyan students. Honors theses are not eligible.

Projects will be evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources as well as on the quality of writing and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that show evidence of learning about research techniques and the information-gathering process itself.

There will be two cash awards: a 1st-place prize worth $500 and a 2nd-place prize worth $250.

Instructors and librarians are encouraged to nominate students’ work; students may also self-nominate. Please send nominations to: libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

All materials must be submitted electronically, preferably as PDF files. Applications will include:

1)      Application form: https://tinyurl.com/WesLibFriendsPrize
2)      Statement on the use of the Wesleyan libraries (maximum 600 words)
3)      Paper/Project
4)      Bibliography

The jury will be comprised of members of the Friends of Wesleyan Library board, Wesleyan librarians, and Wesleyan faculty from Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Awards will be announced in April 2017. For inquiries, contact the Friends of Wesleyan Library, at libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 10 at 5 PM

Check your meal plan progress with the Points Calculator!

spring 2017 points calc

Now that we’re 27 days into the spring semester, you’ve probably had enough time to set up an eating routine, whether that’s anywhere from 0-2 Usdan meals a day or always getting takeout from Weswings or ordering all your food bulk and never leaving your house. And with co-op swipe day coming up this Wednesday, it’s probably a good time to make sure you’re on track with your meal plan.

Wesleying’s Points Calculator is here to help! Just click on the meal plan you have, enter how many meals and/or points you have left, and it should tell you if you’re using more or less than a projected weekly value. (Spring break isn’t being counted, so if you’re going to be here, plan on leaving some extra points for those two weeks.) You can check how many meals and points you have left here.

As always, if this points calc isn’t working, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org to let us know. Happy eating!

Apply for a grant from the Green Fund

wesleyangreenfundFrom the Wesleyan Green Fund:

Do you have an idea for an environmentally-related project? The Green Fund wants to help you make it happen! Even if you’re unsure of if your proposal is “environmental,” please reach out to us–we’ve funded proposals ranging from the bike repair stand outside of Usdan, to zines, to bringing various speakers and workshops to campus. If you have a project you want to pursue, we have the funds for you!

Submit proposals here: http://www.wesleyangreenfund.org/apply-for-project-funding

email ieck[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions

The Green Fund evaluates proposals as they come. Submissions are open all semester.

Silvernotes Auditions

silvernotesFor some reason no one ever checks the box on our submission form about putting your name in this little intro blurb, so here’s something from the Silvernotes:

Calling all music people, songwriters, performers, people who sing in the shower, people who sing in other places, fans of Coldplay, Simon & Garfunkel, and Don McLean (and more!): The Silvernotes, a Wesleyan acapella group, are auditioning for new members. We welcome people of all voice parts/class years/experience levels. Come prepared with a song and some interesting facts about yourself.

Audition Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, February 11, 1-3PM
  • Sunday, February 12, 2-4PM
  • Wednesday, February 15, 4-6PM

Place: Exley 139 (for all auditions)

Submit to Reverberations

reverberations logoThere’s a new campus art/lit mag and they want you to submit your work:

Submit to our new publication: Reverberationsmag.com!

WHO WE ARE

Art isn’t just good or bad; it connects with us. We created Reverberations for young people to respond to art (in the most inclusive sense of the word). In this way, we begin to form our own identities and ideas. We hope to share work that engages with the big questions, that relates to the global and/or the individual, and, most of all, makes us feel deeply. There is nothing more exciting than the meaningful interaction between art and ourselves. –Linne and Sage

We’re looking for short (200-500 word) reviews that emotionally and intuitively engage with current art (movies, books, tv, dance, theater, etc, etc) as well as long-form or poetic/artistic responses to works from any cultural moment.

reverberationsmag.com/submit
and like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reverberationsmag/

When to Submit: “Now and Forever”

Male-Identified Survivors Lunch

male survivors lunchFrom Lex Spirtes ’17:

Interested in a support group? Share your ideas for creating more inclusive healing spaces for male-identified survivors over lunch!!

Rsvp by 12pm Thursday to Alysha Warren, awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu!

Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 12:15-1:15 PM