Category Archives: Campus Life

Interactive Writing Workshop

An invitation from Chukwuemeka Uwakaneme ’16:

Come and bask in the company of others, delicious food, beautiful writing, and prizes in the gorgeous Shapiro Writing Center! This will be the second in a series of interactive writing workshops hosted by Writing House (soon to be Writer’s Block), in which we’ll better our craft and ignite our imaginations through active writing in a safe, relaxed space. The format will be pretty open, and ideas from you are encouraged!

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Ladies Who Laugh: A Comedy Show


Live from Middletown, CT, it’s Anna Bisikalo ’17:

From the heavens above who brought you Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the most #blessed of mothers who birthed Mindy Kaling, Sarah Silverman,and Margaret Cho, and the genius that decided to give Chelsea Handler her own talk show comes THE event of the year…

~~A variety comedy show brought to you by the WoMeN of Wesleyan’s comedy groups!~~

Female-identified members of Lunchbox, Desperate Measures, WeSNL, Gag Reflex, Vocal Debauchery, Punchline!, and New Teen Force will titillate you with a mashup of sketches, long and short-form improv,stand-up, and more. We’re celebrating women in the comedy world, and we would love for you to join us!

Saturday, April 26th. 6:30 PM. 200 Church Lounge.

Come laugh with us.

Bring your diva cups.

Date: Saturday, April 26th
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Place: 200 Church Lounge
Cost: Free if you laugh!

Event: Mama Earth Ecofeminist Festival

Mama Earth JPEGKate “The Other Kate” Weiner ’15 writes in to tell you about some awesome food, music, earth-appreciation, and feminism happening on Saturday:

Come listen to awesome music, eat good food, enjoy the earth, and talk feminism at the Mama Earth Ecofeminist Festival this Saturday, April 26th, in WestCo Courtyard from 1 to 4.

Featuring performances from:
Jackie Soro ’14
Molly Balsam ’14 and the Kroox
Lindsay Rose
Swipe Right
Novelty Daughter
Hallelujah the Hills

Disability Studies Senior Thesis/Essay Panel

From Sarah Kalish ’14:


Curious how disability studies relates to other majors offered at Wes? Come to a panel discussion of senior theses/essays!

Although currently Disability Studies is only a course cluster here at Wes, there are many interdisciplinary applications of this field. There will be presentations by six seniors on the research they have been doing this year in a variety of departments. Presenters include: Lizzy Clayton ’14 (COL), Stratton Coffman ’14 (Science in Society), Jenna Doctoroff ’14 (Sociology), Emma MacLean ’14 (Theatre), Natalie Sacks ’14 (Theatre), and Kayla Stoler ’14 (CSS).

AND there will be snacks.

Date: TODAY Thursday, April 24th
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free/none
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Second Stage presents HAMLET

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Courtesy of S. Dylan Zwickel ’14:

What is it ye would see? If aught of woe or wonder, cease your search.

Come see HAMLET by William Shakespeare this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 and Saturday at 2 in the ’92 Theater! Tickets are available starting at 10 am at the box office in Usdan the day of the performance. Tickets will be extremely limited, so make sure to get there early!

The performance will involve some audience movement, so please wear shoes in which you’ll be comfortable standing and walking!

Sponsored by Second Stage

Dates: Thursday, April 24th–Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: ’92 Theater

Call for Volunteers/Submissions for Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Straight from Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

On Sunday, April 27th, the Wesleyan Jewish Community will be organizing a commemoration for Holocaust Remembrance Day. We are organizing an exhibit of writings, artwork, and other creative pieces; the exhibit will consist of both pre-existing works and works by students. The exhibit will be accompanied by a poetry reading on Sunday afternoon.

We need volunteers both to submit original works and to read pieces:

Slotkin Lecture Series


Explosions! American Studies! “Thinking Mythologically: Black Hawk Down, the ‘Platoon Movie,’ and the War of Choice in Iraq,” an event courtesy of Laura Borhman:

Inaugural lecture in the annual Richard Slotkin American Studies Lecture Series, by Richard Slotkin, Olin Professor of American Studies and English, Emeritus.

Richard Slotkin’s classic American Studies histories include his award-winning trilogy, Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600–1860; The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800–1890; and Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in the Twentieth Century; and also Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality. His novels include The Crater: A Novel of the Civil War, The Return of Henry Starr, and Abe: A Novel of Young Lincoln. He won Wesleyan’s Binswanger Award for Excellence in Teaching twice and is the founder of the American Studies Department.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 4:15-6PM
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

Reproductive Justice Campus Climate Survey, Part Two

From Lily Kong ’16: 

The Planned Parenthood Campus Action interns are asking students to fill out this quick campus climate survey about reproductive justice again. Sorry for the repetitiveness, but we want to get a sense of how things have changed over the course of the year. The survey only takes about 2 minutes and we would really appreciate your input! Thank you so much!

End Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2014
Survey can be found here!

The Rise of the African Novel: A Scholar-Writer Perspective

From Rebecca Njeri ’16:

Mukoma wa Ngugi is an Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. Professor wa Ngugi is a crime novelist and political commentator, and has written Nairobi Heat and Black Star. All are invited to wa Ngugi’s talk at the Center for African-American Studies on the rise of the African Novel!

Date: Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Time: 4:30PM
Place: CAAS, Vanguard Lounge

Thank a Cardinal Day

Thank_A_Cardinal_Banner_page_001From Brian H Lee ’13:
Swing by the first floor of Usdan TODAY and join the Wesleyan Fund Office in thanking the alums, parents, and other donors who have made Wesleyan their cause this year. Sign a card to thank a donor, and enjoy some free candy while you’re at it!
Time: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Place: Usdan