Author Archives: Rachel E.

Procrastination Destination: Cute Baby Animals

Has the impending doom of finals got you down? If you answered no, give it a few hours. But if you answered yes, you have come to the right place. I am sure on this last day of reading period all of our brains are so fried we are unintentionally acting as a homing beacon for wild critters to nest in our hair. So, it is time to turn on the adorable baby animals videos.

John Cage’s “Musicircus”

From the desk of The CFA:

Students from MUSC 109 “Introduction to Experimental Music” and special mystery guests stage their original work as part of a series of overlapping performances in their realization of John Cage’s “Musicircus.” The first of Mr. Cage’s “Musicircus” happenings took place in 1967 at the University of Illinois.

Date: Thursday, December 10
Time: 1:10 – 2:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

WesWinds Fall Concert

music-dandelionFrom The CFA:

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.

Date: Tuesday, December 8
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

The Next Generation of CEOs: A Conversation with Trustee Ed Heffernan ’84

heffernan_poster_400From Yekaterina Sapozhnina ’16:

What makes a liberal arts background essential for a successful career in big business? Trustee Ed Heffernan ’84 will share his journey from Wesleyan to CEO of Alliance Data; he’ll discuss his career path and climbing the corporate ladder. Interactive Q&A with young alumni and reception to follow.

Register here.

Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Cost: Free! (dinner included!)

An Evening with Richard Blanco

An Evening with Richard BlancoFrom the Shapiro Writing Center:

Award-winning writer and President Obama’s inaugural poet, Richard Blanco is also a public speaker, author, and civil engineer. Blanco’s work has appeared in numerous poetry collections, including the Best American Poetry series, and he was the 2006 recipient of the PEN Open Book Award for his publication “Directions to the Beach of the Dead.” Blanco was the first immigrant, the first Latino, the first openly gay person, and the youngest person to be the U.S. inaugural poet.

Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 9-10:30 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center



Audition For Layla

laylaFrom Alexandra White ’16:

Are you a ballet dancer? Have you always wanted to show off your moves on the big screen? Well now is your chance to shine! Audition for Atiya Walcott’s senior thesis film Layla this Wednesday, October 21st.

Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 4:15 – 5:45 PM
Place: Usdan Room 110

Callous Costumes

92260522744695068957From Aimee Wilkerson ’17 and Brenna Tharnstrom ’16:

Come join WesDEF, SALD, and WesWell for a conversation about dressing up, respect, and Halloween at Wesleyan! Come to this workshop to learn more about how to craft an appropriate costume and explore why certain costumes are offensive and unacceptable in our community. Let’s create and intentional and fun Halloween at Wesleyan!

Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 6 – 7 PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free!

WesStuffed Interest Meeting

299483_478269368860378_1255016509_nSadichchha Adhikari ’16 writes:

Hey Wesleyan!

WesStuffed is back as hot as ever, and we’re kind of a big dill (pun intended). What is WesStuffed, you ask? Basically your go-to food blog for everything in and around Wesleyan. We are looking for bloggers/columnists/ writers/photographers and food lovers in general so come to our interest meeting to hear and share your food ideas. Here is a link to the blog for more info.

P.S. there will be food at this meeting, and yes it’s a bribe.

Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Place: Exley Room 139