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Rho Epsilon Pi Sells Pie for Relay

Pie does Pi!

Rebecca Markell ’14 and Lucy Finn ’14 write in to let y’all know about a chance to have your pie, eat it too, and benefit the American Cancer Society all this week and next week.

Looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth AND help save some lives at the same time? We can help! Rho Ep will be selling pies at Usdan lunch and dinner all this week and next (April 22nd-May 2nd)! Proceeds go to Wesleyan Relay for Life. $2 for a slice and $12 for a whole pie!

Date and Time: April 22nd – May 2nd, 11 am – 1 pm; April 29th – May 2nd, 6 – 8 pm
Place: Usdan
Cost: $2 per slice, $12 per pie

Invisible War Film Screening

Rho Epsilon Pi go-getters, Lucy Finn ’14 and Jaxie Friedman ’15, write in about an amazing Oscar nominated documentary that will be screened on campus TONIGHT, so don’t miss out.

We will screen the incredible Academy Award Nominated film, The Invisible War, an investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of female soldiers within the US military. Directed by Kirby Dick, the film was recently nominated for an Oscar. Following the screening, author Helen Benedict will give a talk on her research on sexual violence within the US military. Two of her books, The Lonely Soldier and Sand Queen will be sold and signed at the event as well.

Women in the US Military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than shot by enemy fire.

Come be a part of the conversation. Brought to you by Rho Epsilon Pi with the help of the SBC, the FGSS Department, the Center for Film Studies, Wesleyan Women in Film, and Womanist House.

Date: TONIGHT, April 18th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Powell Family Cinema

FIRE + BONE: Senior Thesis Production by Lily Haje ’13

The Theater Department presents FIRE + BONE, directed by Lily Haje ’13, adapted by Lily Haje and ensemble:

FIRE + BONE is an immersive theater experience adapted from the confessionals, letters, and diaries of several martyrs from the Abrahamic faiths. The audience is invited to explore the physical and mental space inhabited by these martyrs while confronting our present day conceptions of faith, zealotry, insanity, and conviction. This production is in partial completion of Lily’s honors thesis in Theater. Due to the nature of this performance, seating is extremely limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to get to the box office early.

Ensemble: Tess Jonas ’15, Emma MacLean ’14, Kate Malczewski ’15, Mark Popinchalk ’13, Christian Schneider ’14, and Richie Starzec ’14
Designers: Stratton Coffman ’14, Jenna Weinstein ’14, Ariella Axelbank ’14, Angela Goldberg ’15, Aaron Khandros ’13, Bennett Kirschner ’13, Paulie Lowther ’13, Ben Zucker ’15
Crew: Haley Rauch ’15, Solomon Billinkoff ’14, Dominique Cameron-Rouge ’16, Brett Keating ’15

Dates: Thurs, April 11th; Fri, April 12th; Sat, April 13th
Time: 7pm and 9pm, each date
Location: 329 Washington Terrace

Terpsichore Spring Show


The ever so wonderful Matt Carney ’13 writes in to let y’all know about the Terpsichore Spring Show, a performance so incredible that it’s already sold out. Read on for details about the event and perhaps a way you can still grab a seat as well:

It’s that time of the year again! Come on down to the World Music Hall for Terpsichore’s entirely student-produced spring show! Featuring a range of student-choreographed items including contemporary, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and a whole lot more dancing awesomeness! You wouldn’t wanna miss out. Tickets are $4 and are available at the Usdan Box Office from a scalper near you. The wait list will go up an hour before every show at World Music Hall.

Be there.
Tickets go fast.
Dancing is hot.

Showtimes: Friday, April 12th @ 7pm and 10pm AND Saturday, April 13th @ 1pm
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: $4

Film Screening: Roadmap to Apartheid

Roadmap to Apartheid

Carina Kurban ’14 writes in about a film screening of an award-winning documentary happening TONIGHT:

Join WesSJP, Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine, for an incredible documentary: Roadmap to Apartheid. This is the first of three film screenings in the Palestinian Justice Film Series. There will be snacks!

More information from the website of the film: “In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.”

Date: TODAY, April 10th
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: PAC 104

Careers in the Life Sciences, Dinner and Discussion


Lisle Winston ’14 and Lauren Seo ’14 write in about a wonderful opportunity for students interested in life science careers to hear from recent alumni about their experiences:

Ever wondered what its really like to be in med or grad school? Here’s where you can find out! Students interested in life science careers are invited to a CAREER DINNER featuring a panel of recent Wesleyan graduates now working toward advanced degrees in research and medicine listed below. The dinner and discussion will begin at 6 p.m. in Woodhead Lounge on Monday, April 15th.

Hannan Braun, ’09 (MD program, University of California, San Francisco)
Alison Ringel, ’09 (PhD program, Johns Hopkins University)
Aivi Doan, ’10 (MD program, University of Connecticut)
Molly Deutsch-Feldman, ’12 (Research Assistant, Rockefeller University)

Please RSVP to Anika Milik at tmilik[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Friday, April 12!

Date: Monday, April 15th
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Woodhead Lounge
RSVP: Fri, April 12th at noon

Invisible Men Presents: BluePrint Roundtable

BluePrint Roundtable

Jalen Alexander ’14 writes in about a community conversation taking place this Saturday, focused on Civil Rights activism and innovative ways to cross generational divides among black and Latino males:

BluePrint Roundtable is a community conversation moderated by acclaimed actor Delroy Lindo, star of Romeo Must Die and Malcom X. When filming Question Bridge, the creators of the project encountered a compelling question and answer exchange between a younger participant and an older Civil Rights Activist. The Question: “Why didn’t you leave us a blueprint?” sparked an attempt for multi-generational roundtable discussions.

Hence, Blueprint Roundtable was born. The Invisible Men BluePrint Roundtable invites established and emerging black and Latino male leaders in the local community to discuss the question of a “blueprint” in an attempt to dismantle boundaries between black and Latino males across generations. The program aims to identify communication barriers and facilitate the transfer of information between men; and to isolate local issues that require leadership from the next generation, uncover lessons learned, and highlight principles that can be passed from one generation to the next.

Brought to you in collaboration with The Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships.

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Place: CFA Hall
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Wesoftball Knocks It Out of the Park

Jill Gately '15 and Susan Pardo '16

Perhaps the title reads a bit cheesy, but how else can you describe a team that went on to sweep Hamilton this past weekend and tie the longest win streak in program history through shining moments like the three-run homer off the bat of Jill Gately ’15 in the second game of the series?

Not surprisingly, given their streak, Wesleyan Softball executed some other pretty impressive achievements throughout their current streak, including the honor of NESCAC Player of the Week awarded twice to Allee Beatty13. Though Beatty couldn’t reel in the distinction for the third time in a row and sweep the title from the season’s start, Susan Pardo ’16, one of Wesleyan’s freshest young talents, carried the team to their first receipt of NESCAC Pitcher of the Week this season. With Pardo’s brilliance on the mound, racking up 24 strikeouts and a three-hitter over the weekend, such an accolade seems the first of many in her career.

This afternoon, Wesleyan has a chance to break the longest win streak in program history against Coast Guard at 4:30 p.m. at home, and follows up with a double header this Saturday against Williams at home as well. Though Softball in 40 degree weather has always bewildered me as a southerner, I’d encourage everyone to lend their support to the team as they close in on this historic moment. Speaking of streaks, Beatty, too, looks to continue a streak of her own from the batter’s box, currently standing at 17 consecutive games hitting. More impressive stats and WesPregame’s interview with Allee Beatty ’13, one of Wesleyan Softball’s senior captains for the 2013 season, after the jump!

Next Game: Today (Wednesday, April 3rd)
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Softball Field (adjacent to Freeman)

Male Survivors Sexual Assault Support Group

Break the Silence

Break the Silence: A new sexual assault support group for male identified survivors will be held on Wednesdays beginning April 3rd – May 2nd from 5:30-6:45pm. The group is open to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, for more information at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Reference “Support Group” in the subject line. The deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, April 2nd at 12pm.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 2nd at 12 p.m.
Contact: awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Meets: Wednesdays, April 3rd through May 2nd from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Clinic Escorts Training & Sign Up

Clinic Escorts

Chantal Ferguson ’13 writes in to let you know about one way to make the most of your Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings:

Wesleyan Clinic Escorts is a group that trains and organizes Wesleyan students to escort patients into a heavily-protested women’s clinic in Bridgeport, CT. Clinic Escorts seeks to provide a respectful and supportive space for women making reproductive health decisions. Clinic Escorting is less a political statement than a functional means of supporting a woman’s right to self-determination and autonomy.

What you do as an individual: Each escort will only need to escort once or twice a semester. We travel in a group of five to the clinic each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday morning, and return in time for 10 am classes. We are not there to engage with the antis; we are there for the women. Please come to a mandatory training if you want to participate in clinic escorts this semester! You must attend one meeting to sign up to participate whether or not you have been an escort before.

If you are unable to make one of these meetings or have questions, please e-mail Chantal Ferguson ’13 at cferguson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Melody Oliphant ’13 at moliphant[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wed, Thurs, Fri, March 6, 7, 8
Time: 6:45 p.m., 12 p.m., 12 p.m. respectively
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114