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Spring Co-Op Info Session

From Heather Whittemore ’17:

Interested about joining local co-op this semester but unsure how to? Want to know more about how the co-op process works?
Come to PAC 002 on Monday, February 13 to have all of your questions answered!

Attending this meeting is not required to join co-op!

Local co-op is open to students (including grad students!), faculty, and staff

Facebook event (will be updated with further information): LINK HERE

Date: Monday, February 13th
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: PAC 002

Consent Blacklight Party

An invitation courtesy of Rémy Hatfield-Gardner ’17:

IT’S THE FIRST CONSENT BLACKLIGHT PARTY OF THE YEAR! Tonight is the night to get down WITH CONSENT.

Featuring DJs from these groups:
10:30-11: Rocky Horror Picture Show
11-11:30: RAW (Rap Assembly at Wesleyan)
12-12:30: Shakti
12:30-1:00: Esque

On Friday the 10th from 1 to 4, we will be selling glow sticks in Usdan. Proceeds will benefit Let’s Be Clear, an organization promoting consent education. Four glowsticks for $4.

REMINDER: Perpetrators are not welcome at this event. If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable at any point during the party, please contact the hosts.

Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 10:00pm – 1:00am
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Grotto

Data, Computing and Journalism

An invitation to an exciting presentation, courtesy of Joli Holmes ’17:

Increasingly, journalists are turning to tools that were once solely the domain of data analysts and computer scientists to create compelling visualizations and enhance their storytelling. Newsrooms are using accessible technology to process big and open data to assist in investigations, keep citizens informed, and help make institutions accountable— and they’re often following the tenets of data science, like making their work transparent and reproducible. It’s important, now more than ever, that data not be hidden by government agencies from the public so that it instead might be used to illuminate the truth.

Andrew, currently a Koeppel Journalism Fellow at the Center for the Study of Public Life (co-teaching QAC 250) is the senior data editor of Trend CT (http://trendct.org/about/ a CT Mirror affiliate). He was a founding producer of The Boston Globe’s Data Desk where he used a variety of methods to visualize or tell stories with data. He also was an online producer at The Virginian-Pilot and a staff writer at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He’s a Metpro Fellow, a Chips Quinn Scholar, and a graduate of the University of Texas.

Date: Monday, February 13th
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Allbritton 103

Survivor Summit

Lex Spirtes ’17 writes in:

Have you experienced sexual violence at Wesleyan? Share your experiences, feedback, thoughts and ideas about sexual violence prevention, support and response with the Victim Rights Law Center!!

RSVP by 12pm Wednesday to Alysha Warren, awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu!!

Date: Thursday, February 9th
Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
Place: Woodhead lounge (Exley)
How to participate: RSVP by Wednesday at noon to Alysha Warren (awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Why Collaborate?—Why Fukushima? Dance, Photography, History

A cool presentation happening tomorrow:

In this presentation, Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake and Professor of History, East Asian Studies, Science in Society, and Environmental Studies William Johnston will show images from their third visit to Fukushima in August 2016, five years after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns of March 2011. They will discuss how they have collaborated in the conceptualization, execution, curation, and presentation of the resulting images as installations that include both prints and videos. The images at the core of this generative process act not only in capturing the residue of the performances but also as part of the generative process that informs subsequent dimensions of this ongoing project.

The exhibition “A Body in Fukushima” was on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from February through May 2015.

Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
MORE INFO HERE

Derek Gripper is coming to Wesleyan’s CFA

Who??

I had never heard anything about Derek Gripper until I learned that the Center for the Arts was bringing him to campus … and I realized I had been missing out on an innovative — and pretty famous ?! — musician.

Gripper’s music takes inspiration from the kora music of Mali, interpreting ancient African traditional music using his acoustic guitar. And people have taken notice of his unique musical ideas and skills — Gripper has already given a TED talk about his study of great African composers, and after his concert at Wesleyan this Friday, he already has plans to perform at Carnegie Hall and on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” concert series.

Read on after the jump for more on Derek Gripper:

Weshop’s “Secret Menu” goes online

It’s not news to me that Weshop has a special-order catalog. Now that I’m in my senior year, I’ve had some time to hear stories of people ordering from the catalog to economize points by buying in bulk, or to buy brands that Weshop doesn’t stock in-store. I first heard about Weshop bulk ordering in 2015 from Wesleying-er kg, who not only knew the ins and outs of the process… but also found out how to bulk order DivaCups. From Weshop.

But back then, ordering from the catalog wasn’t especially convenient — or well-advertised. Those in the know could venture to the back of the store, where they could look at a catalog in the office and place orders. But, this meant you had to go out of your way just to see the catalog options, and you had to know it was there.

That’s why this year is an exciting time — for the first time in Weshop history, students can access the catalog and place orders online.

Bystander Intervention Training

Nikita Ragjopal ’17 writes in:

Become an active bystander by registering for Wesleyan’s bystander intervention training! Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively. The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention. The next training is Monday, September 19, 2016. Register here!

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: TBA; participants will receive instructions after signing up

Local Co-Op Info Session

Heather Whittemore ’17 writes in:

Local Co-Op for the fall semester is about to begin! We are hosting an information session for anyone new to the process to explain how the co-op works and how to sign up. Attending the meeting is not required to participate in co-op! Link to Facebook event

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 001

Kindergarten Kickstart Info Session

An invitation from the amazing Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Interested in teaching preschool this summer? Come to an info session for Kindergarten Kickstart! Kindergarten Kickstart is an innovative five-week, full-day summer pre-K program for children who could use extra preschool experience before beginning kindergarten at Middletown elementary schools. The program, a partnership between Wesleyan, Middletown Public Schools, and the North End Action Team, is developed and taught by Wesleyan students in collaboration with Prof. Shusterman in Psychology.
The info session will be held Thursday, December 10th at 12:00 PM in Judd 113. Information about the program and application process will be provided. Pizza will be served!

Date: Thursday, December 10th
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: Judd Hall, rm. 113