Author Archives: Noah

Projects for Peace Grant Info Sessions

Dana Pellegrino ‘GRAD is incredibly succinct:

$10,000 grant. 2 Info Sessions: 11/30 at 4PM and 12/10 at 1PM, Allbritton Room 304. Projects for Peace. Get it.

Wait! I didn’t read the…

Date: Today, November 30th and Monday, December 10th
Time: 4 pm (today) and 1 pm (on the 10th)
Place: AllbiTRON 304
Money: 10,000 green ones

Education Policy Speaker Series: Beth Bye

Andy Ribner ’14 believes that you may be interested in politics, education, and other important topics. If so:

From Wikipedia:

“Bye is a long-time resident of West Hartford and was first elected to the school board in 2001. She is the former director of Trinity
College Community Child Care and the School for Young Children at Saint Joseph College. Beth has been involved with the development of 3 preschool facilities since 2000: The School for Young Children in West Hartford, The Charter School for Young Children in Hartford and The Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School in Bloomfield.

Chai and Chocolate in WestCo

Britt Duncan ’15 invites you to check out the self-explanatory flier to the right, or to do the following:

Come warm up with some Chai and Chocolate in the WestCo lounge!

All kibitzing and kvetching welcome!

Sponsored by WestCo and the Jewish Community.

Date: Sunday, November 11t
Time: 8 pm to 9 pm
Place: WestCo Lounge
Why: Because free

Second Stage Presents: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Put down those video games and come see a show! Gabe Gordon ’15 and Emilie Pass ’15 have more:

2nd Stage presents:
NEIGHBORHOOD 3: Requisition of Doom
by Jennifer Haley

In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.

WESeminar: Center for Prison Education

Want to hear about Wesleyan’s involvement in prison education and criminal justice reform? Maddie Neufeld ’12 writes in with some, er, arresting information:

Join us for a panel discussion on Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education, featuring members of the initiative’s advisory board. Come hear from leaders in criminal justice reform about Wesleyan’s pioneering work bringing educational opportunity into Connecticut’s prisons. Board members include Majora Carter ’88, MacArthur Genius and environmental activist, Ted Shaw ’76, former NAACP attorney, Greg Berman ’88, Director of the Center for Court Innovation, Katherine Eyster ’10, former CPE volunteer, Russell Perkins ’09, CPE co-founder and Rhodes Scholar, Randy Ezratty P’13, music producer and engineer, Professor Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Mike Lawlor, CT’s Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, and Max Kenner, Bard Prison Initiative Director.

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Place: Exley 150
Cost: Free!

TypeClub Wants You

Do you spend more time formatting your essays than you do writing them? Do you have visceral, sometimes sexual, dreams about kerning? Did you join the Cheese Co-op because you thought it was the Font Co-op? If so, Carlos Sanchez ’14 writes in very carefully:

TypeClub, Wesleyan’s psuedo-design agency/advertising extrordinaires, is looking to take on another designer!

YOU:

  • Are a typophile
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Have time to commit
  • Designhead

Senior Thesis Film Seeks Puppeteers

The one and only Michael Steves ’13 is needs people that can control smaller people:

Have you ever made or operated puppets? If so, your skills are needed! I am looking for several talented people to make and operate puppets for my senior thesis film, titled “Tony in Spectaculand”. The film is about a gritty, beleaguered police officer who has to rescue his daughter from a child-like wonderland after she flees the drudgery of the real world.

We are hoping to include several fantastical puppet creatures in the film, similar in style to those in The Dark Crystal (though much more low-key). Email me at msteves(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you are interested.

Contact: msteves@wes

Giant Plume Giant Show @ Buddhist House

Noah Rush ’14, putting the “House” in “Buddhist House,” writes in:

Three, no wait, four acts taking the stage on Friday night at Buddhist House. Headlined by Plume Giant, a stellar folk trio made up of graduates from Yale University. They just released a full length Callithump, which you can find here and finished up a national tour in promotion of said album. Here’s a video of them rockin’ out on a rooftop despite a kind of awkward introductory lady.

What? They’ve also played at Wesleyan before.

Other bands:
Friendship Marathon – Wesleyan band debut show, formerly called
Jacquisaurus and the Poppyseeds, made up of Gabe Greenberg, Noah Rush
and Jackie Soro, make songs with lots of instruments.
Brushfire – WEsleyan band debut show, Mel Hsu and Jess Best
Miles Orion Butler – singer-songwriter from Philadelphia
here’s his ep.