If you are majoring in science, thinking about majoring in science, or just plain interested in science, the Celebration of Science Theses is the perfect place for you to learn some more, you guessed it, science! Come listen to Wesleyan students explain their thesis research. Chances are, you’ll learn something new, and then you’ll get to tell your friends about it.
On Friday, April 19, the Eighth Annual Celebration of Science Theses
will feature seniors, BM/MA, and MA students from the Natural Science
and Mathematics division, presenting posters on their thesis research
to the Wesleyan community.
Refreshments will be provided!
Please join Wesleyan students and faculty members in celebrating the
achievements of our NSM thesis students.
Photographs from last year’s NSM Poster Session can be found here.
Place: Exley Science Center Lobby
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 12:45 – 2 p.m.
Rachel Lindy ’15 wants you to learn more about fighting against the man:
Interested in fossil fuel divestment but unsure how to get involved?
Seasoned activist who still gets tongue-tied when staring into Roth’s
eyes? Don’t know what an endowment is?
Come join Wes, Divest! this Friday for a special workshop with the
Responsible Endowments Coalition to learn how to increase student
power when interacting with the administration. Reagan of the REC will
be joining us via Skype to discuss the basics of our endowment and
socially responsible investing, responding to common arguments against
divestment, demonstrating power during meetings with administrators,
It is also strongly suggested that snacks will be present.
Place: UOC – University Organizing Center, 190 High St
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Cost: Much less than our tuition (free)
Zainab Khan ’13 writes in with this opportunity to eat ice cream and learn about Muslim life at Wesleyan:
Attention Prefrosh (and other Wesleyan Students)!
Join the Muslim Students Association this Friday, April 19th at 1pm
for Jummah (Friday) Services and a reception afterwards. You’ll get to
meet current Muslim students as well as our Muslim Chaplain, Imam
Adeel Zeb. After prayers, we’ll be serving ice-cream and other
delectables! It’ll be a great time to ask questions and see what
Muslim life is like at Wesleyan.
And you don’t have to be Muslim (or a prefrosh) to come- all are
Place: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, 169 High Street
Date: Friday, April 19th
Time: 1-3 pm
Gag Reflex, Wesleyan’s oldest Improv Comedy group, is performing Friday night in the Nics Lounge!
The group performs the Armando, a long form comedy style involving insight into the improvers life. Upon receiving a word from the audience, a comedian of Gag Reflex will tell a true-to-life monologue. All following improv will be based on something from that monologue. So if you have an excellent word on hand or just want to see some hilarious improv, check out Gag Reflex this Friday night!
Place: Nics Lounge
Date: Friday, 4/19
Photo Credit: Emily Bernstein
Julia Christie ’13 and Virgil Taylor ’15 write in with some artsy stuff happening at Wesleyan this Wesfest 2013:
A hallway show of student work responding to the archive. There will
be desserts and music and art. Please come by to support the artists,
check out the Davison Art Center, and schmooze like adults!
The opening is this Thursday from 5-7, the show will be up in the hall
through early May.
The exhibition features the following Wesleyan artists:
Emily Bernstein ’14
Stratton Coffman ’14
Addison McDowell ’16
Eleanore Pankow ’13
Evita Rodriguez ’14
Becky Schisler ’14
Will Wiebe ’14
The event is curated by Virgil Taylor ’15
Date: Thursday, April 18 (the art will be up through early May)
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Place: Davison Art Center
Cost: Free as a bird
Erin Chase ’15 writes in about this WesFest even taking place over the interwebs tonight:
You are invited to participate in a WesFest Webinar with Princeton
Theological Seminary: “Can science and religion coexist? Should
Christians be afraid of Darwin or scientists afraid of Christ? We will
tackle these and other provocative questions in a webinar with two
dynamic professors who are currently fellows at the Center of
Theological Inquiry in Princeton.” For more info, visit this page.
Dessert will be served!
Place: Judd 116
Date: Tonight, April 17
Time: 7-9 pm
Reported quote from the incident report: “Wesleyan student removed from the 6th floor for riding the dinosaur.”
If you’ve recently braved the chilly wintry air to get a snack from Weshop before commencing your diligent studies, you may have noticed a conspicuous white News 8 van perched on the corner of Church and Pine. It’s not every day that our little campus generates local news attention, so the media presence may cause some people to worry. But the answer shouldn’t be much of a surprise:
On Friday, the third Senior Cocks event came to an abrupt halt when the senior class was kicked out of the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. (Haven’t heard the story? Catch up here and here.) Apparently the scandal has generated so much attention that News 8, based in New Haven, has stopped by to talk to seniors and grab some video shots of our
frigid lovely campus. The news van’s been busy, having already visited the museum to talk to employees and gather their side of the story before coming to Wes. The reporter whom I spoke to wasn’t entirely forthcoming with her goals, but I gathered that even she was uncertain whether or not the science center would be pressing charges against Wesleyan.
Claire Miller ’15 writes in:
Cathy Shufro, a visiting professor from Yale, presents Christopher M. Reddy, PhD, who will be at Downey House to discuss issues surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Reddy works for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and his talk at Wesleyan will offer insights into the scientific communities response to crises.
Christopher Reddy has a strong interest in how scientists explain their work to the public-especially in the midst of a crisis. During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he served as academic liaison for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Unified Command, collaborating with the EPA, the fish and Wildlife Service, BP and the defense department in informing the public about the spill.
Simoneil Sarbh ’13 writes in with an opportunity to do some good during your Spring semester:
IIMPACT India is transforming education in rural India by building learning centers and creating learning materials! Come check out what we did last semester and how you can help out this semester! We also give massages and feed people lots of Indian food and grilled cheese. So if it’s cheese and massages you are interested in, go check out the IImpact Meeting. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new calling.
Date: Wednesday, Febrary 13th
Location: Usdan 110
Cost: Only got $20 in my pocket
Gag Reflex is helping you think positive this reading week:
Join us in Exley for some completely improv-ed comedy, just like your completely improv-ed studying.
The location is ideal: you’ll find us as you walk groggily from Sci-Li to Pi Cafe to grab yourself another chai charger.
But if you can’t make it to the show, here are some survival tips for this coming week and beyond:
-Whatever you’re doing, imagine Michelle Obama is looking at you with encouragement and approval.
-Keep a plastic bag from Broad Street Books in your room at all times. They are non-porous, which makes them ideal for catching vomit and urine.
-Everyone is going to be at their wit’s end, so it’s the perfect time to hit on someone who is much better looking that you.
-Make friends in high places. Like the empire state building. Or westco.
Date: Monday, December 10
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Exley Lobbey (right outside Pi)