Category Archives: Events

Apply to be the Kim-Frank Fellow!

A message from Quinn Frenzel ’16:

Attention, seniors! Would you like to begin your post-graduate career with a prestigious fellowship?

Apply to be the 2017-2018 Kim-Frank Fellow in the Writing Programs. Applications are due by email on Monday, March 27 at 4:30 PM.

The Kim-Frank Fellow works with Prof. Anne Greene in the Writing Programs office, helping to organize a broad range of writing programs and events on campus. The Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Certificate and writing programs, has teaching responsibilities, and helps contribute to the development of new courses.

The Fellow also has an opportunity to work with distinguished writers, journalists, artists, and public figures.

The 2017-18 Fellow will be appointed with graduate student status and is eligible to take two academic courses, conduct research, and work collaboratively with faculty members.

To apply, please email the following application materials to Professor Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu using the subject line “Kim-Frank Fellowship Application.”

Include:
1. A letter of interest discussing your academic work at Wesleyan, other important experiences, your fuure plans or aspirations, and your interest in this Fellowship.
2. A transcript
3. A resume
4. Two writing samples: One academic paper, with comments and a grade if they are available. The second piece should also be prose — academic, journalistic, or creative.
5. The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

For more information, visit the Writing at Wesleyan webpage or contact Anne Greene, University Professor in English and Director of the Writing Certificate, at 860-685 3604 or agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Due date: Monday, March 27th at 5:00 p.m.
How to apply: Send required materials by email to agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Reproductive Rights and Justice Advocacy

wesdoulaFrom the Wesleyan Doula Project:

The Trump administration has expressed opposition to the right of people with uteruses to reproductive healthcare, particularly the right and access to a safe and legal abortion.

Trump has already signed executive orders preventing global aid to go to those who discuss or provide abortion services. In light of current and potential rollbacks, the Wesleyan Doula Project is hosting a Reproductive Rights and Justice Advocacy Training. A group of panelists, from reproductive health non-profit leaders to healthcare providers, will talk about the threats of this new administration and what we can do as citizens to combat them. This will be an interactive panel so please come with any/all questions!

This will be in BECKHAM 202 (upstairs) from 7-9 PM on March 7th!

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Beckham 202!

Slam Poetry Team Peckman

imageFrom WeSlam and a whole lot of other people:

“Call 9-1-1, tell them I’m having a fantatic time.”

Buddy Wakefield, educator and poet extraordinaire, is returning to Wesleyan for the first time in 7 years.

He will be leading a workshop at 5PM in Bogher 113, followed by this performance and a brief Q&A.

His performance will be opened by four student poets Dylan Moore ’20, Giorgia Sage ’18, Lexi Slater ’19, and Jack Warren ’20.

Click here for the Workshop event!

Brought to you by WeSlam, Queer/Trans Wes, Unlocked Magazine, and the Adelphic Educational Fund, with lots of help from and thanks to the SBC.

Submit to Unlocked Magazine, Wesleyan’s gender and sexuality publication: unlockedmag[at]gmail[dot]com

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 7PM
Place: Music House

Screening of “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA”

making a killingFrom the Center for Film Studies:

Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA examines how guns, and the billions of dollars made from them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It exposes the ways powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit. Producer Tara Vajra ’10 will host a Q&A after the screening.

Date: Tomorrow – Tuesday, March 7th
Time: 8pm
Place: The Center for Film Studies

Seniors – Apply to be the Ford Fellow!

sdadadasFrom Gabriel Borelli ’16:

Hey, seniors! Has the job panic set in yet? There’s an excellent opportunity right here at Wesleyan for any graduate interested in writing and invested in writers.

Do you have excellent editing and interpersonal skills? Are you interested in the fields of teaching or publishing/editing? Would you like to begin your post-graduate career with a prestigious fellowship? If so, apply to be a Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs for the 2017-2018 academic year!

In an administrative role, the Ford Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Workshop and supporting the First Year Seminar program. The Fellow’s teaching responsibilities include helping to train the university’s student writing tutors, designing and leading the seminar for veteran tutors, developing workshops and tutoring services for first-year students and other campus communities, and serving as the university’s senior writing tutor. The Ford Fellow will be instrumental in designing and updating the web page of writing resources for the entire Wesleyan community.

The Fellowship also includes a generous stipend, and the Fellow has graduate student status and is eligible to take two courses.

Please email the following application materials to Professor Meg Weisberg, Interim Director of Academic Writing (mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

  • A letter of interest explaining your academic experience and future plans
  • A transcript
  • A resume
  • Two academic papers, preferably with grades and the instructors’ comments
  • The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

Applications are due MARCH 13, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. and interviews scheduled thereafter.

Deadline: Monday, March 13th at 4:30pm

More information here.

“Listening in Reverse” — two concerts

WESCFAFrom Randi Plake:

“Listening in Reverse” is a two-day conference focused on influences–forgotten, hidden, suppressed, or just not considered–and featuring concerts, talks, presentations, and other interventions. The premise that any sound, object, or behavior can reward close attention and, consequently, can act as source, material, or shaping influence for a piece of music is more or less foundational to musical experimentalism. Equally foundational is that the music made offers an experience independent from these influences. But listeners, whether they are composers or performers or audience members, are rarely innocent of a desire for meaning. And that meaning may be found inside the experience of a piece and outside in anything that shaped the piece, or in the interplay between the two.

Dates: Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5
Time: 8 PM
Place: World Music Hall

Toneburst Sampler

WESCFAFrom Randi Plake:

Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble premieres new works for live-electronics and laptop ensemble under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 8 PM
Place: Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

Mesa de Español

for mesa de españolCome practice your Spanish!!!

MESA DE ESPAÑOL PARA TODA LA COMUNIDAD DE WESLEYAN
Come and practice!
M-F 12-1
USDAN 2nd floor — Mink Dining hall (the quiet side)–the last table on right (against the far wall by the
window)
Look for the sign on the wall.

Date: every weekday
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: a table on the Quiet Side, near the back
Cost: one meal swipe

Theory Certificate Presents: Contours of the Present Crisis

theory certificate talksFrom Professor Matthew Garrett:

A lecture series on the long-term currents of our political situation, with focus on Islam, incarceration, and refugees.

Suleiman Mourad
on truths and fictions of Islam

TUESDAY, MARCH 7 • DOWNEY 113

Jordan Camp
on incarcerating the crisis

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 • BOGER 112

Marguerite Nguyen
on refuge and refugees

THURSDAY, MAY 4 • BOGER 112

All lectures begin at 4:30 PM.

For the full poster, click here. And for more about Theory Certificate events, click here.

Film Series: Harmonia

2016. Israel. Dir: Ori Sivan. With Alon Aboutboul, Tali Sharon. 97 min.


e friendship between two members of the Jerusalem Philharmonic is tested when Hagar offers to have a child for Sarah and her husband Abraham, the orchestra’s conductor. Music invigorates this reimagining of a biblical story, which emphasizes the relationship between the women who both feel responsible for the gifted pianist born from this agreement.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free